What’s happening in the Hunterdon area this weekend and beyond (Sept. 9-15)

WHAT’S GOING ON? Here is a small sample of area happenings you may want to check out in the coming days.

Art Party and Auction

Hunterdon Art Museum will host its Art Party and Auction fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 10, at Cree Wine Company in Hampton.hunterdonartmuseum.com



BRANCHBURG “The Future Is,” works by 10 artists addressing current social and community issues, through Sept. 30; reception 5-7 p.m. Sept. 9. Raritan Valley Community College, Art Gallery, 118 Lamington Road. raritanval.edu/arts, 908-526-1200.

“The Light from the Yellow Star,” Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies exhibit of works by 60 students inspired by Robert Fisch’s book, through Dec. 31. Raritan Valley Community College, Route 28 West and Lamington Road in North Branch. raritanval.edu, michelle.edgar@raritanval.edu.

LAMBERTVILLE PechaKucha Night, forum for artists to share 20 images of their work for 20 seconds each, 6:30 p.m., ACME Screening Room, 25 S. Union St. $7. acmescreeningroom.org, 609-483-5237.

MORRISTOWN “For the Culture, by the Culture — 30 Years of Black Art, Activism and Achievement,” group retrospective of works by prior ATA artists, through Sept. 25. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road. morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3700.

NEW BRUNSWICK “Collective Yearning — Black Women Artists from the Zimmerli Art Museum,” prints, photographs and multimedia artworks, through Dec. 11. “Beauty Among the Ordinary Things,” photographs by William Armbruster, through Dec. 30. “The Roar of the Crowd in 19th Century Paris,” works from the museum’s collection depicting crowds gathering to take in spectacles, celebrations or demonstrations, through Dec. 30. “Snapshots! Selections from the Peter J. Cohen Gift,” images taken by amateur photographers, through Dec. 30. “American Stories — Gifts from the Jersey City Museum Collection,” nearly 100 paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures, through Dec. 30. Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Rutgers University, College Avenue Campus, 71 Hamilton St. zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu, 848-932-7237.

SEPT. 10

FLEMINGTON Monochromatic Art Show, works by Art Venture members, through Oct. 14. Factory Fuel Co. Coffee House, 2 Stangl Road. artventurenj.com, 908-581-1187.

HAMPTON Art Party and Auction, Hunterdon Art Museum fundraiser with food-wine pairings, hors d’oeuvres, and raw seafood bar, 6-9 p.m., Cree Wine Company, 167 Perryville Road. $125. hunterdonartmuseum.org, info@hunterdonartmuseum.org.

LAMBERTVILLE Painting Demonstration, with Kenn Backhaus, 5-8 p.m., Highlands Art Gallery, 41 N. Union St. highlandsartgallery.com, 908-766-2720.



MORRISTOWN Jerry Seinfeld, 7 p.m., also Sept. 9, 9:30 p.m. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $100-$210. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.


Craig Robinson, 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 9-10; Sept. 11, 7 p.m. Stress Factory Comedy Club, 90 Church St. $30 and two-item minimum.stressfactory.com, 732-545-4242.


SEPT. 10

EAST AMWELL 27th Annual NJ Sheep and Fiber Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., also Sept. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair Grounds, 1207 Route 179. $10-$20. njsheep.net, 609-947-3719.

LAMBERTVILLE Fall Craft Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum, 1605 Daniel Bray Highway. $5. holcombe-jimison.org, 908-797-8814.


SEPT. 15

FLEMINGTON “Tell Us Everything,” interactive storytelling on the them of Flemington, hosted by Joey Novick, 7 p.m., Flemington DIY, 26 Stangl Road. $10-$15. flemingtondiy.org, jnovick@tapinto.net.



BRANCHBURG “Jersey Boys” Tribute Concert, hosted by Binnacle House with Lights Out Vocals, 7:30 p.m., Raritan Valley Community College, The Theatre, Route 28 and Lamington Road. $35-$125. rvccarts.org, 908-725-3420.

FLEMINGTON Central Jersey Jazz Fest, Blues People, Marion Cowings featuring AC Lincoln, 6:30-10 p.m., Stangl Factory, Stangl Road and Mine Street. centraljerseyjazzfestival.com, 732-640-0001.

TRENTON Ghost, “Imperatour” with Mastodon, Spirit Box, 7 p.m., Cure Insurance Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave. $39.50-$99.50. cureinsurancearena.com, 800-298-4200.

SEPT. 10

CLINTON Brass Illusion, outdoor concert, with Joe Stuby and Rocking Horse, 5:30 p.m., Red Mill Museum Village, 56 Main St. theredmill.org, 908-735-4101.

NEW BRUNSWICK 11th Annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival, free performances by Cyrus Chestnut Quartet, Lucy Yeghiazaryan Quintet with Houston Person, Lee Hogans Quintet and others, 1-6 p.m., Downtown New Brunswick, George Street.centraljerseyjazzfestival.com, 732-640-0001.

SEPT. 11

SOMERVILLE Central Jersey Jazz Fest, Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Latin Experience, Curtis Lundy and Emoja Ensemble, Lezlie Harrison Quartet and TD/NJPAC Jazz for Teens, noon-6 p.m., Downtown Somerville, East Main and Grove streets. centraljerseyjazzfestival.com, 732-640-0001.

STOCKTON Bridge Beat Duo, 4-7 p.m., Black Shed, 343 County Road 519. $10. blkshd.com, 908-628-0810.

Sheep and Fiber Festival

The NJ Sheep and Fiber Festival will take place Sept. 10-11 at the Hunterdon County 4-H Fairgrounds in East Amwell.njsheep.net



HILLSBOROUGH “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” musical comedy following young competitors in a spelling contest, 8 p.m., also Sept. 10, 8 p.m.; Sept. 11, 2 p.m. Somerset Valley Playhouse, 689 Amwell Road (Route 514). $20-$22. svptheatre.org, 908-369-7469.

LAMBERTVILLE “The Vagina Monologues,” Eve Ensler drama based on interviews with more than 200 women, 8 p.m., also Sept. 10, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sept. 11, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179. $23-$25. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

SEPT. 10

LAMBERTVILLE “Hansel and Gretel,” family musical production, 11 a.m., also Sept. 10, 1 p.m. Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179. $10. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

NEW BRUNSWICK Season Preview, overview of upcoming productions with Sarah Vaughn tribute performance by April May Webb, 5 p.m., Crossroads Theatre Company, New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Ave. Free but registration required. crossroadstheatrecompany.org, 732-545-8100.



NEW BRUNSWICK New Jersey Film Festival, in-person and on-demand online screenings, also Sept. 10-11, Rutgers University, Voorhees Hall, 71 Hamilton St. $15 per screening; $100 for festival pass. njfilmfest.com.

SEPT. 10

FRENCHTOWN Historic Walking Tour, Hunterdon County Historical Society fundraiser, 2-3 p.m., Downtown Frenchtown, Bridge Street. $15; register by Sept. 9. hunterdonhistory.org, 908-782-1091.

HIGH BRIDGE Roast Beef and Ham Dinner, 4:30 p.m., F&AM Host Lodge No. 6, 2 Ridge Road. $18. 908-638-8300.

LAMBERTVILLE Native Plant Sale, Lambertville Gone Wild fundraiser sale of perennials, shrubs, trees and vines from Toadshade Wildflower Farm and Gino’s Nursery, with information and advice from Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve and Hunterdon County chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey representatives, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cavallo Park, Mount Hope and South Union streets. lambertvillegoeswild.weebly.com.

“Second Saturday,” spotlight on local art galleries and studios, gourmet food stores, antiques shops, boutiques and restaurants with exhibit openings, food and wine tastings, special promotions, 5-8 p.m., Downtown Lambertville, North Union Street. lambertvillesecondsaturdays@gmail.com, 908-766-2720.

SEPT. 11

FLEMINGTON Sept. 11 Observance, ceremony with ringing of courthouse bell, national anthem sung by the Hunterdon Central Regional High School choir, NYC chief medical examiner assistant director Mark Desire as guest speaker, 8:30 a.m., Historic Hunterdon County Courthouse, 75 Main St. co.hunterdon.nj.us/sheriff.htm, 908-788-1104, rcass@co.hunterdon.nj.us.

LEBANON Grand Opening, ribbon cutting for new facility with tribute to Sept. 11 first responders, activities and entertainment, 3-5 p.m., Yakov and Hava Telyas Chabad Jewish Center, 63 Payne Road. jewishhunterdon.com, 908-238-9002.

SEPT. 15

FLEMINGTON Rain Barrel/Rain Garden Workshop, 7-9 p.m., Echo Hill Park, Lilac Drive. $8-$60. co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/parks.htm, 908-782-1158.

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