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A glance at N.J. entertainment this weekend (Feb. 18-20)

WHAT’S GOING ON? Here is a small sample of area happenings you may want to check out in the coming days. Check ahead, for some events are being postponed or canceled over COVID-19 concerns. Also visit venues’ websites to learn about COVID-19 safety precautions in effect.

Comedian Jo Koy is scheduled to perform Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Borgata Casino and Spa in Atlantic City and Sunday, Feb. 20, at Prudential Center in Newark. (Dr. Gracelyn Santos/Staten Island Advance)

Art/Museums

Feb. 18

JERSEY CITY “Minecraft, the Exhibition,” opening of traveling 6,000-square-foot multimedia exhibit based on the video game with 15 life-size characters, time-lapse videos, crafting table, to run through Sept. 30. Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd. lsc.org, 201-200-1000.

Comedy

FEB. 18

SPRINGFIELD Marq Overton, Alvin Kuai, 9 p.m., also Feb. 19, 9 p.m. Scotty’s Pub & Comedy Cove, 595 Morris Ave. $22 and two-item minimum. thecomedycove.com, 973-376-3840.

WEST WINDSOR Ryan Maher, 7:30 p.m., also Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center Drive. $23.69. catcharisingstar.com, 781-568-1471.

FEB. 19

DEAL DC’s Reflecting Fools, political satire troupe, 8 p.m., Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 100 Grant Ave. $41-$59. axelrodartscenter.com, 732-531-9100.

RAHWAY Lokillo Florez, Colombian comedian, with Rast-Cuando, 7 p.m., Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St. $41-$101. ucpac.org, 732-499-8226.

RED BANK Trey Kennedy, 7 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth St. $35-$150. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

FEB. 20

NEWARK Jo Koy, 7:30 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St. $48-$83. prucenter.com, 973-757-6600.

Dance

FEB. 18

GALLOWAY Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, 7:30 p.m., Stockton University, Stockton Performing Arts Center, 101 Vera King Farris Drive. $10-$32. stocktonpac.org, 609-652-9000.

JERSEY CITY “The Body As An Archive,” photos by choreographer/photographer Olga Rabetskaya with solo and duet dance performances and live music, 8 p.m., also Feb. 19, 8 p.m. Smush Gallery, 340 Summit Ave. smushgallery.com, [email protected]

MONTCLAIR “Dancemakers,” department of theater and dance student showcase, 7:30 p.m., also Feb. 19, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Montclair State University, Alexander Kasser Theater, College Avenue and Red Hawk Road. $20. peakperfs.org, 973-655-5112.

FEB. 19

GLASSBORO AXIS Dance Company, “Roots Above Ground” choreographed by former artistic director Marc Brew and “Flora HereAfter — How Flowers Survive” choreographed by 2020 Pina Bausch Fellow, Neve Mazique-Bianco., 8 p.m., Rowan University, Pfleeger Concert Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Road. $10-$20. ci.ovationtix.com/35360, 856-256-4545.

MAHWAH Ballaro Dance, “Healing Hands – Act I” program of “Embedded Memories,” with storyteller William Doan, 8 p.m., Ramapo College of New Jersey, Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road. $5-$20. ramapo.edu/berriecenter, 201-684-7844.

Danu

The Irish music group Danu is scheduled to appear at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg on Friday, Feb. 18.Raritan Valley Community College

Music

FEB. 18

BOUND BROOK Sal Valentinetti, 8 p.m., Brook Arts Center, 10 Hamilton St. $40. brookarts.org, 732-469-7700.

BRANCHBURG Danu, Irish music concert, 8 p.m., Raritan Valley Community College, The Theatre, Route 28 and Lamington Road. $30-$40. rvccarts.org, 908-725-3420.

EWING Soprano Holly Gash and Pianist Clipper Erickson, in-person “Priceless Price — a February Celebration” with works by Florence Price, R. Nathaniel Dett and Harry T. Burleigh, 7:30 p.m., 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, 101 Scotch Road. $20. 1867sanctuary.org, 609-392-6409.

MADISON Rob Paparozzi Quartet, 6:15 and 8:30 p.m. Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main St. $40 food-drink minimum. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

NEWARK New Jersey Symphony, “Karen Gomyo Plays Mozart” with the guest violinist, 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St. $25-$90. njsymphony.org, 800-255-3476.

Farruko, 8 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St. $49-$179. prucenter.com, 973-757-6600.

PRINCETON The Murphy Beds, Princeton Folk Music Society concert, 8 p.m., Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane. $20-$25. ccprinceton.org, princetonfolk.org.

Violinist Jennifer Koh, 8 p.m., McCarter Theatre Center, Matthews Theatre, 91 University Place. $40-$55. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

FEB. 19

ASBURY PARK The Spits, Night Birds, 6:30 p.m., House of Independents, 572 Cookman Ave. $15. houseofindependents.com, 732-977-5284.

Super TransAm, 1970s music tribute, 7 p.m., Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave. $17-$20. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.

COLLINGSWOOD Dave Mason, 8 p.m., Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike. $39.50-$85. scottishriteauditorium.com, 856-858-1000.

FLEMINGTON Kick It Out, Heart tribute, 8 p.m., Stangl Factory, Stangl Stage, 50 Stangl Road. $30-$40. stanglstage.com, 908-788-7228.

MADISON Cesar Orozco’s Kamarata Quartet, 6:15 and 8:35 p.m. Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main St. $40 food-drink minimum. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

MONTCLAIR Whiskey Myers, Drake White, 7 p.m., Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St. $35-$60. thewellmonttheater.com, 973-783-9500.

NEW BRUNSWICK The Righteous Brothers, 8 p.m., State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave. $39-$99. stnj.org, 732-246-7469.

PRINCETON Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Ayodele Casel, 8 p.m., McCarter Theatre Center, Matthews Theatre, 91 University Place. $40-$60. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

RED BANK Almost U2, Pure McCartney, tribute acts, 8 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $20-$35. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

SAYREVILLE “Freestyle Explosion,” TKA-K7, Judy Torres, Sweet Sensation, Soave and Brenda K. Starr, 9 p.m., Starland Ballroom, 570 Jernee Mill Road. $40. starlandballroom.com, 732-238-5500.

SOUTH ORANGE Marcia Ball, Mardi Gras celebration, 8 p.m., South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way. $28-$38. sopacnow.org, 973-313-2787.

TEANECK Green Knuckle Material, Dummy, Bunktown Falls, Quality Living, From the Concrete, 7 p.m., Debonair Music Hall, 1409 Queen Anne Road. $12. debonairmusichall.com, 201-833-0011.

FEB. 20

HOPEWELL Danielia Cotton and Friends, album release concert, 8 p.m., Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave. $35-$45. hopewelltheater.com, 609-466-1964.

JERSEY CITY Obituary, Municipal Waste, Enforced, Gatecreeper, 8 p.m., White Eagle Hall, 335-337 Newark Ave. $25. whiteeaglehalljc.com, 201-885-5166.

MAHWAH 48 St. Stephen, “Healing Hand — Act II” program of new works-in-progress, with works by composers Bongani Ndodana-Breen, Yoon-Ji Leeand Oliver Messian, storyteller William Doan, 3 p.m., Ramapo College of New Jersey, Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road. $5-$20. ramapo.edu/berriecenter, 201-684-7844.

NEW BRUNSWICK New Jersey Symphony, “Karen Gomyo Plays Mozart” with the guest violinist, 3 p.m., State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave. $25-$92. njsymphony.org, 800-255-3476.

SPRING LAKE Garden State Philharmonic Orchestra, “Peter and the Wolf and Music from Around the World,” 3 p.m., Spring Lake Community House, 300 Madison Ave. $20-$40. springlaketheatre.com, 732-449-4530.

WAYNE Jazzmeia Horn, Jazz Room series, 4 p.m., William Paterson University, Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Road. $8-$18. wp-presents.org, 973-720-2371.

Sports & Recreation

FEB. 18

BUTLER Independent Superstars of Professional Wrestling’s Grand Slam, Tri-Boro Little League fundraiser, with guest appearance by former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine, sports collectible vendors, comic fest, 6:30 p.m., St. Anthony of Padua, 65 Bartholdi Ave. $20-$40. stanthonybutlernj.org, ispwwrestling.com.

FEB. 19

WILDWOOD Spirit Brands National Cheerleading Championship, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., also Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk. $15-$25; two-day pass $25-$45. wildwoodsnj.com/cc, 800-992-9732.

Theater

FEB. 18

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS “You’ve Got Hate Mail,” dessert-theater production of spoof on “Love Letters,” 7:30 p.m., also Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. First Avenue Playhouse, 123 First Ave. $25; reservations required. firstavenueplayhouse.org, 732-291-7552.

CHESTER “The Revolutionists,” Chester Theatre Group production of comedy set during the French revolution, 8 p.m., also Feb. 19, 8 p.m.; Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Black River Playhouse, Grove and Maple streets. $18-$20. chestertheatregroup.org, 908-879-7304.

ENGLEWOOD “Ode to Joy,” Craig Lucas comedy about a painter looking back on the two loves of her life, 8 p.m., also Feb. 19, 8 p.m.; Feb. 20, 7 p.m. Black Box Performing Arts Center, 49 E. Palisade Ave. $30-$35. blackboxpac.com, 201-569-2070.

FRANKLIN TWP. “Once on This Island,” coming-of-age one-act musical, 8 p.m., also Feb. 19, 8 p.m.; Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Villagers Theatre, 475 DeMott Lane in Somerset. $20-$22. villagerstheatre.com, 732-873-2710.

HACKETTSTOWN “Meteor Shower,” Centenary Stage Company production of Steve Martin comedy revolving around two couples at a meteor-watching dinner party, 2 p.m., also Feb. 18-19, 8 p.m.; Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Centenary University, Sitnik Theater, Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St. $15-$29.50. centenarystageco.org, 908-979-0900.

HADDONFIELD “Songs for a New World,” Jason Robert Brown musical, 8 p.m., also Feb. 19, 3 and 8 p.m. Haddonfield Plays and Players Performing Arts Center, 957 E. Atlantic Ave. at Crows Woods. $30. haddonfieldplayers.com, 856-429-8139.

HILLSBOROUGH “The Hollow,” Agatha Christie mystery, 8 p.m., also Feb. 19, 8 p.m.; Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Somerset Valley Playhouse, 689 Amwell Road (Route 514). $18-$20. svptheatre.org, 908-369-7469.

LAMBERTVILLE “Gypsy,” Arthur Laurents/Jule Styne musical about an ambitious mother plotting for her daughter’s success, 8 p.m., also Feb. 19, 3 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 20, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179. $23-$25. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

LONG BRANCH “The Promotion,” Joe Giovannetti comedy about two co-workers vying for the same promotion, also Feb. 18, 8 p.m.; Feb. 19, , 3 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 20, and 2 p.m. New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway. $25-$50. njrep.org, 732-229-3166.

MILLBURN “Clue,” murder mystery farce based on the board game, 8 p.m., also Feb. 19, 1:30 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 20, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive. $36-$98. papermill.org, 973-376-4343.

MILLVILLE “The Great Gatsby,” stage adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, 8 p.m., also Feb. 19, 2 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 20, 3 p.m. Levoy Theatre, 126-130 N. High St. $12-$15. levoy.net, 856-327-6400.

MORRISTOWN “Beautiful — the Carole King Musical,” biographical stage show built around the singer-songwriter’s music, 8 p.m., also Feb. 19, 2 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $59-$109. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

NUTLEY “Clark Gable Slept Here,” murder mystery taking place on the night of the Golden Globe Awards, 8 p.m., also Feb. 19, 2 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Place (off Brookfield Avenue). $20. nutleylittletheatre.com, 201-294-9157.

OAKLYN “Greater Tuna,” comedy with two actors portraying various citizens of a small town, 8 p.m., also Feb. 19, 8 p.m.; Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Ritz Theatre, 915 Whitehorse Pike. $27. ritztheatreco.org, 856-858-5230.

ORADELL “Moon Over Buffalo,” Bergen County Players production of Ken Ludwig’s backstage comedy, 8 p.m., also Feb. 19, 8 p.m.; Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road. $18-$22. bcplayers.org, 201-261-4200.

RANDOLPH “Oliver!,” musical based on Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist,” 7 p.m., also Feb. 19, 7 p.m.; Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Brundage Park Playhouse, 2 Bungalow Lane at Carrell Road. $20-$25. brundageparkplayhouse.org, 973-989-7092.

SPRING LAKE “Rumors,” Neil Simon comedy, 7:30 p.m., also Feb. 19, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Spring Lake Community House, 300 Madison Ave. $25-$35. springlaketheatre.com, 732-449-4530.

SUMMIT “Twirl,” Vivid Stage workshop production of new Joe Sutton play based on a phone message from Chief Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife to Anita Hill, 8 p.m., also Feb. 19, 8 p.m.; Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave. $25-$39. vividstage.org, 908-514-9654.

TRENTON “The OK Trenton Project,” drama based on the true-story controversy over a sculpture installed by students in a Trenton park, 7:30 p.m., also Feb. 19, 3 and 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 20, 3 p.m. Passage Theatre, Mill Hill Playhouse, 205 E. Front St. $13-$38. passagetheatre.org, 609-392-0318.

UNION “Avenue Q,” musical comedy about the occupants of a shabby city apartment, 7:30 p.m., also Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Kean University, Wilkins Theater, 1000 Morris Ave. $10-$15. keanstage.com, 908-737-7469.

WEST WINDSOR “Popcorn Falls,” Maurer Productions OnStage production of comedy about a small town forced into bankruptcy, 8 p.m., also Feb. 19, 8 p.m.; Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Mercer County Community College, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road. $18-$20. kelseytheatre.org, 609-570-3333.

FEB. 19

“Is This What We Paid For,” A-Diamond Entertainment production of drama that imagines if activists who died during the civil rights came back to see how African-Americans live today, 3 p.m., also Feb. 19, 7 p.m. Burgdorff Cultural Center, 10 Durand Road. $20. bhm22.brownpapertickets.com, 800-838-3006.

WESTFIELD “Art,” Westfield Community Players production of Yasmina Reza comedy, 8 p.m., Westfield Community Playhouse, 1000 North Ave. $22-$25. westfieldcommunityplayers.org, 908-232-1221.

Other

FEB. 20

RAHWAY Sidney Poitier Double Feature, free screening of “To Sir With Love” and “In the Heat of the Night,” 1-5:30 p.m., Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St. ucpac.org, 732-499-8226.

WEST ORANGE “Bringing Up Baby,” West Orange Classic Film Festival screening of the comedy with guest commentator Edge Media Network film journalist and playwright/screenwriter Frank Avella, 2 p.m., AMC Theater in Essex Green, 495 Prospect Ave. $14 by advance purchase only. ventbrite.com/o/the-west-orange-classic-film-festival398-007-1883.

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