Upcoming Events near Princeton, NJ 08540

16

Tue

The WIZ Movie Party

House of Wax

January 16, 7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Come ease on down the road with us at this all-singing, all-dancing, all-interactive celebration the ‘70s most undersung musical! In this super soul reimagining of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s tale, Dorothy is now a shy 24-year-old Harlem kindergarten teacher played by Diana Ross. A snowstorm transports her to the mysterious Land of Oz, presented here as sprawling a dream version of New York City. What follows is a Motown musical adventure too bonkers even by 1978 standards, featuring a cast of all-time greats like the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson, Lena Horne and Richard Pryor(!), just to name the headliners. THE WIZ is about as original and crazy fun as they come, and we’re going kick that fun right up over the rainbow with themed props to bring the magic and the music to life inside the theater, plus other fun and surprise we’re keeping behind the magic curtain until showtime. Dancing at your seat and in the aisles is downright mandatory.

17

Wed

Tulsa vs. Temple Men's Basketball Game

The Draught Horse

January 17, 5:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Come grab a cold one and cheer on the Owls!

17

Wed

Bell's Game Night

City Tap University City

January 17, 7:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.

Every third Wednesday we're playing Cards Against Humanity, Bang!, Exploding Kittens, Settlers Of Catan, and more during game night with Bell's Brewery! Specials include $5 Two Hearted Ale and seasonal Bell's drafts! Grab your ___________ and a few ____________ and join us!

19

Fri

Greg McGarvey w/ The Roadside Leaves

Broken Goblet Brewing

January 19, 9:00p.m. - 12:00a.m.

I return to Broken Goblet with The Roadside Leaves for a night of acoustic and electric music. A few tunes from my forthcoming 'Count The Colors (For Marcella)' record, other tunes of mine, and a healthy serving of Neil/Beatles/Petty/other good stuff. Expect guest stars, great beer, and a birthday tribute to both my Grandpa, Nelson "JJ" McGarvey, and Phil Everly. STARRING: Me, Joe Falcey (drums), Kyle Perella (lap steel, electric guitar), Patrick Young (electric bass guitar), Frank Burk (violin)

20

Sat

The Cameos

Franklin Steakhouse & Tavern, Fairfield NJ

January 20, 8:30p.m. - 1:30a.m.

Come hear New Jersey's Favorite OLDIES BAND!

25

Thu

The Mads • NYC, NY • Live Movie Riff with Frank and Trace from MST3K

House of Wax

January 25, 8:30p.m. - 11:30p.m.

THE MADS Live Movie-Riffing with MST3K's Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu Join Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu as they screen some of the worst movies ever made and “riff”, or add comedic commentary to them, LIVE in the same style as their classic TV series. Ticket price includes meet and greet event, photos, and autographs. Tickets available: https://drafthouse.com/nyc/show/the-mads-are-back-live-with-frank-conniff-and-trace-beaulieu

27

Sat

Kinky Quizzo at Broken Goblet

Broken Goblet Brewing

January 27, 8:00p.m. - 10:30p.m.

Join your host Dawn for the filthiest fun you will have at a craft brewery! Fabulous prizes await the winners! The place packs out for this, so plan to arrive a little early for the best seats. Free to play, adult prizes for top teams!

27

Sat

ARENA Rock Band

Franklin Steakhouse & Tavern, Fairfield NJ

January 27, 8:39p.m. - 1:30a.m.

Re-live the greatest ROCK music EVER! From Journey to Pat Benatar, AC/DC to Queen and everything in between!

31

Wed

An Evening With Adam Rifkin!

House of Wax

January 31, 6:45p.m. - 11:45p.m.

One night, two films with director Adam Rifkin, live! First, DETROIT ROCK CITY is the odyssey of four high school bandmates who are willing to do whatever it takes to see the band who inspired them to pick up instruments in the first place. Along the way they violate all realms of decency and morality (T2’s Edward Furlong does a strip tease "Strutter") to bask in the alter of their rock gods. Followed by, THE DARK BACKWARD starring Judd Nelson as Marty, a garbage man who has been trying out his stand up comedy, mousily addressing an indifferent audience, drenched in sweat. Things take a turn when he suddenly grows a fully working arm out of his back, catching the eye of a sleazy talent agent. Both films will be presented in 35mm and each will be followed by a Q&A with Adam Rifkin!

3

Sat

The Broken Shillelaghs at Tavern on the Edge

Tavern on the Edge

February 3, 4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

4 pm - 8 pm

8

Thu

Fasnachts For Days

Brauhaus Schmitz

February 8, 5:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.

Every night starting at 5pm from Karneval (February 8th) until "Fat Tuesday" or Shroves Tuesday (February 13th) we will offer 1/2 dozen Fasnachts for $8. History Lesson: Both a German and Pennsylvania Dutch tradition, families indulge in Fasnachts/Fastnachts on Shrove Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lent season. The fatty homemade doughnuts, coated in sugar, were traditionally made by housewives on Fat Tuesday, making the doughnuts was a way to use up all of the fat such as lard in the house before fasting. Fasnacht is a German word meaning "night before the fast."

8

Thu

Karneval Kostume Party

Brauhaus Schmitz

February 8, 7:00p.m.

Dress up and drink beer to WIN A TRIP TO ST. PETERSBURG FLORIDA!!!!!! Yep, you read that right… we partnered with Hofbräu München to give away a fantastic "warmer weather” trip during our Karneval Kostume Party!!! Don’t put away that Mummers costume just yet, Fasching Season is ONE MONTH away and merrymaking kicks off on Thursday February 8th at 7pm. FYI Anyone enjoying a Kölsch beer on the streets while celebrating Karneval in Cologne is required a costume - the more colorful the better!! Win our GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE which includes: round trip flights for two, 3 days / 2 night hotel accommodations and dinner at the Hofbräuhaus St. Petersburg. For every Kölsch Bier purchased receive a raffle ticket to enter, 1 ticket per Kölsch or 5 tickets per Kölsch Kranz. 1/2 price Kölsch Bier for ladies night. Kostume Kontest - Win a $50 Gift Card. Case of Kolsch Bier for Runner Up. RAFFLE at 10:30pm must be present to win. Did we mention you have to take the trip between February 24th through March 27th?? HINT HINT Phillies Spring Training Home Opener in Clearwater FL. Orders of 1/2 dozen Fastnacht Donuts $8 Karneval History Lesson: Merrymaking may get underway on the Thursday before Lent, but the truly rambunctious revelry associated with Fasching usually reaches its high point during the three days preceding Ash Wednesday, culminating on Fat Tuesday "Shrove Tuesday". Traditionally, it was not only a feast before Lent but also a time during which the rules and order of daily life were subverted. This gave rise to such customs as handing over the keys of the city to a council of fools or ceremoniously letting women rule. It also inspired noisy costumed parades and masked balls; satirical and often impertinent plays, speeches, and newspaper columns; and generally excessive behavior.

11

Sun

Wake-N-Bake Off 2018

City Tap House Logan Square

February 11, 12:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.

Our annual Wake-N-Bake off with Terrapin Beer Co. returns! Culinary wizards, home-cooks, professional chefs, and newcomers compete in a sweet n' savory cook off harnessing the power of Terrapin beer! Contestants choose from Wake n' Bake, Moo Hoo, Hopsecutioner, and Watermelon Gose then use those beers to invent amazing craft eats and treats. Judges will choose two winners with prizes going to best SWEET and best SAVORY dish! All contestants (cooks) will receive a $30 City Tap gift card and, of course, a chance to win a load of Terrapin Brewery swag and other amazing prizes. Interested in participating? Email Devin at deisbert@table95.com! DEADLINE TO ENTER: Sunday, February 4th. Guests (that is, people interested in eating great food and voting) may attend for $25. Your ticket includes a Wake-N-Bake mug, one Terrapin draught, samples from each contestant, two tickets to vote, and Terrapin swag.

2

Fri

StarkBierFest

Brauhaus Schmitz

March 2, 5:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.

Besides the famous Oktoberfest, Starkbierfest (or the 5th season) is the second big beer festival in Munich and a great opportunity to have fun with your friends and wear the traditional Dirndl or Lederhosen. Historical origin of the strong beer or Bockbier lies in catholic religion: the monks were not allowed to eat during the period of fasting, and therefore brewed dark beer which was much stronger in calories and alcohol to substitute for food, "Liquid Bread" of sorts. You might be surprised to learn that although Stark means “strong” in German, the name of Starkbier doesn’t actually refer to the alcoholic punch it packs, rather the beer’s Stammwürze or "original wort". This indicates the amount of solids in the beverage. Nowadays most people don't fast anymore, but the dark beer and the beer festival has survived the times so don't miss this "little Oktoberfest". We will offer 15 of Germany's best Strong Biers! Decked out in BLACK AND GOLD our Brauer Bund Bierhall will have traditional bench seating for 140 of our closest friends and fans. Session Start Times: Friday 7PM Saturday 1PM / Saturday 4:30PM / Saturday 8PM $15 ($20 at the door) Includes: Admission, ceramic 10 oz. Brauhaus Schmitz branded beer stein, first StarkBier and live entertainment! Tickets are limited and seating is first come first serve. Special Festival menu will be available for additional purchase.

25

Sun

Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Wicked Monk, An Irish Pub

March 25, 2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Finishing off St. Patrick's Season 2018 with a Sunday Funday Bay Ridge style. Music start right after the parade: 3pm - Shilelagh Law 5pm - The Narrowbacks