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Get Your Groove On, in the Borough and Beyond

Music-lovers have lots of choices in the days ahead

Feeling like listening to the music of the Bayou, or belting out some of your own tunes? If you're in a musical mood (or, for that matter, a theatrical mood, a historical mood, or a butt-kicking mood) there's plenty to do in the coming days.

Sing your heart out right here in Hopatcong, or travel a bit for drive-in movies and great concerts in Morris and Somerset Counties.

Some of what's going on this weekend:


Where/When:
 At 11 a.m. on Thursday at in Morris Township.
Why Go:
Because the band will play some of your kids' favorite songs.
Price:
$12.


Where/When:
 At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at in Morris Township.
Why Go:
Because Dewar MacLeod, professor at William Paterson University, and Claudia Ocello, project coordinator for the Jersey Rocks exhibition, will talk about the role of rock and roll clubs in the Garden State.
Price:
$10.


Where/When:
 From 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. on Thursday at in Hopatcong.
Why Go:
To learn to defend yourself from a potentially life-threatening situation with the help of the Gen Lee Ju-Jitsu Club.
Pricing:
 $10 per class.


Where/When:
 From 9 to 11 p.m. on Thursday at in Hopatcong.
Why Go:
 It’s karaoke. What else do you need to know?
Pricing:
 Free.


When/Where:
From 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at in Hillsborough.
Why Go:
To hear the unique sounds of one of New Jersey's top country bands. It's been tsaid that they can convert many of today’s pop music fans into a "Boot Scootin’ Frenzy."
Pricing:
Free.


Where/When:
 At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at in Morristown.
Why Go:
To enjoy great live music.
Price:
No cover.


Where/When:
 At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at in Morris Township.
Why Go:
Because this exhibit, inspired by a collection of rare books at the arboretum, will focus on the roll of medical botanies during the Civil War.
Price:
Free.


Where/When:
 From 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday at in Morristown.
Why Go:
Because you’re interested in seeing more than 30 holiday images by Thomas Nast including paintings, pen and ink drawings, printer’s proofs and engravings.
Price:
Adults, $6; Seniors and students, $5; Members and children under 12, free.


Where/When:
 From 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday at in Morristown.
Why Go:
Because the exhibit focuses on the three centers of American silver-making in the 18th century—featuring Boston, New York and Philadelphia silversmiths and exploring the master/apprentice relationships.
Price: Admission is $6 Adults; $5 Seniors & Students; 12 and under and museum members are free.


Where/When:
 At 7 p.m. on Friday at the  in Morris Township.
Why Go:
Because the concert will feature artists Sammy and the Del-larks, Quiet Storm, Joe Z, and Bobby Thomas’s Tribute to the Orioles.
Price:
$25.


Where/When:
 From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the .
Why Go:
Because children can enjoy the benefits of Yoga by being introduced to various poses that can build strength, flexibility, balance and concentration.
Pricing:
 Free.


Where/When:
 From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the .
Why Go:
Families can enjoy the benefits of yoga by learning a variety of classic poses, presented by Michelle Magnotti of Yoga Flows Inc.
Pricing:
 Free.


When/Where:
At 7:05 p.m. on Friday at in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
To celebrate the spirit of Christmas early by bringing a new unwrapped toy and receive a ticket voucher to enjoy a future game. Come early, the first one thousand fans also receive a T-Shirt.
Pricing:
$7 to $13.50 per ticket.


When/Where:
At 8:30 p.m. on Friday at in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
To watch a teenage descendant of a Greek god set out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods. Don't worry, your car will keep you safe from stolen lightening bolts.
Pricing:
Free.


When/Where:
At 8:30 p.m. on Friday at The Planetarium at The Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.
Why Go:
To see colorful laser lights choreographed to the music of ELO ... "Don't Bring Me Down."
Pricing:
$6. 


Where/When:
 From 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at .
Why Go:
Because a night enjoying this funny and touching play is a great plan for the weekend.
Pricing:
 $12 at the door; $10 for seniors and students.


When/Where:
At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at in Basking Ridge.
Why Go:
To enjoy a Shakespearian play about two couples in love with the wrong partners. The complications become fantastically funny.
Pricing:
Free. 


When/Where:
At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Villagers Theatre in Somerset.
Why Go:
To pay homage to the pop songs of the 1980s with a song-and-dance extravaganza. "If you find somebody you can love, you can't let that get away."
Pricing:
$16 per ticket.


Where/When:
 At 8 a.m. on Saturday at .
Why Go:
Because starting off your Saturday with a pleasant 20-mile bike ride sounds like a great idea.
Price:
Free.


Where/When:
 From 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the in Morristown.
Why Go:
 Because this historic walking tour covers nearly a mile within Morristown’s historic district covering more than 300 years of Morristown history.
Price:
$10.


Where/When:
 At 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at in Morris Township.
Why Go:
Because a Saturday evening of enjoying this Shakespeare classic on the outdoor stage sounds like a great plan.
Price:
$33 adults, $17 children.


Where/When:
 From 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at the .
Why Go:
As if you need a reason to check out this tribute to Bruce Springsteen.
Pricing:
 $20, adults; $10, children.


When/Where:
From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday at in Bridgewater.
Why Go:
Because besides great Louisiana music and dancing, the party includes sensational selections of Cajun and Southern Cooking. Get ready for a Zydeco good time.
Pricing:
Free.

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