It’s that time of year and we’ve had that kind of winter, that it’s about time to get out of the house and do something fun. By now you’ve probably heard the both Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck have turned a blind eye on their respective shadows meaning we are in for an early spring. We’ll just have to see about that. This week and weekend at the North end of the Jersey Shore, we have a little bit for everyone.
Starting February 1, 2011 and running through the 20th you can catch “A Thousand Clowns” at Two River Theatre in Red Bank. The show is by Herb Gardner and Directed by Davis McCallum. Show synopsis is from the Two River Theatre website:
An uproarious, subversive and delightful comedy about a whip-smart kid who lives with his far-from-conventional uncle in 1960s New York. When child services knocks on his door, Uncle Murray is forced to make a decision: hold on to the kid, or hold on to his life of free-spirited fun. A Tony Award winner and classic movie with Jason Robards, this heart-warming tale is brought to the Two River stage with humor, vigor, and a fresh new spirit.
On Wednesday evening, Lorenza Ponce will be playing at The Downtown in Red Bank, Red our earlier post for more details. She will be opening two shows for Bon Jovi in 2011 and has a new CD out titled “Soul Shifter”
Friday evening Bridget and I will have another night out on the town at Basil T’s to see our friends Chris and Vance aka Shore Thing Duo. Stop by and say hello, we’ll be the silly girls drinking a mug of Red Rocket in the corner.
February 5th is the first Saturday in February and that means First Saturday in Asbury Park! This month’s theme is: Make Asbury Park THE Most Visited Small City on the East Coast. Scan the First Saturday ‘TAG’ wherever you see it and stay connected. Download the free mobile app at http://gettag.mobi in the iPhone app store search “get mobi”. From the Asbury Park Website:
Prize drawings on the hour at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.
Shops, cafes and galleries are open late. Music at small and large venues.
Each Visit & Win! location will be hosting a very special First Love celebration. Attend the prom with a better date at Munch cafe. Tickle your fashion & accessory fancy at Foolish Ginger. Don’t love that outfit anymore, consign it and find a new look at AP Trading Post. Love your soul and your hair at Chakra Salon & Spa.
Register to win a prize on the spot! Prize drawings take place on the hour
6 pm at MUNCH Cafe 632 Cookman Ave
7 pm at FOOLISH GINGER 658 Cookman Ave, Shoppes at the Arcade
8 pm at ASBURY PARK TRADING POST 110 Bond Street
9 pm at CHAKRA SALON & SPA 518 Bangs Ave (GRAND PRIZE)
(Prizes awarded at on-the-spot drawing; you must be present to win. Prizes graciously donated by retail sponsors)
FREE garage parking, trolley service with stops throughout Downtown & the Boardwalk
Looking for something to entertain the kids on a Saturday morning? A Winter Seal and Water Fowl Walk is planned for 10 am at Sandy Hook. Meet at Building 18, Fort Hancock the walk takes place from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Bring binoculars and join the American Littoral Society on a trek to coastal ponds and estuaries for a look at the seals and waterfowl that overwinter at the Hook.
Kathleen Madigan takes the stage at Count Basie Theatre Saturday evening February 5, 2011 at 8:00pm. Tickets to see this hilarious comedienne start at $19.50. From Count Basie Website:
Since her last hysterical Basie appearance, Kathleen Madigan defeated Larry the Cable Guy to become the Sirius Radio Comedy Cup winner, and toured Iraq and Afghanistan with the USO, learning that being in the military is not like the TV commercials.
The following day at Count Basie the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra will perform at 3:00pm and tickets start at $35. Young Artist winner Kevin Jang will perform on piano. He was Monmouth Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition Winner, 2010-2011.
Whatever you decide to do this weekend, I hope you enjoy!