Want to know where we’re going each week so you can join us? We get invited to events, hear about fun exhibits and are interested in lots of different places all the time. Here’s what is on our radar this week. We can’t guarantee that we’ll go to all these places but there’s a good chance we’ll be at some of them. Support local arts or get outside and do something with us!
Saturday, July 22nd, Hell’s Kitchen Lounge, Newark
Another day of peace, dogs, and music. ALL AGES! PET FRIENDLY! FREE! ($5 donation to drink) OUTDOOR FESTIVAL, CONCERT, FUNDRAISER, ADOPTION EVENT. WOOFSTOCK was created 7 years ago as a fun and charitable way of celebrating the anniversary of Hell’s Kitchen Lounge.We wanted to create something special that would give back to the community and support something dear to our hearts. This year we welcome QXT’s in sharing our vision for helping animals while rocking hard as they sponsor the Celestial Stage.
Woofstock is an ALL AGES festival to benefit NJ animals in need. Help us celebrate our 10 year anniversary by helping a great cause! The best part is you can adopt a loving animal or donate to save a life! Local rescue organizations with adoptable dogs and cats from 12-4pm. Bands, DJ’s, and other live entertainment provide the soundtrack to an awesome and fun filled day! Hosted by DAVE MENACE, RANDY HAZE, with special participation from QXT. AFTERPARTY in the lounge 10pm-close 21+only
Saturday, July 22nd from 4pm to 10pm, New Jersey Arts Incubator, West Orange
The Taste of West Orange International Food Festival is a celebration of our rich, diverse community. Join us for a cultural exploration of delicious food and artistic performances. Admission is FREE. Pay for what you eat. More info at https://
Saturday through Wednesday, July 22nd through 26th, Hoboken
107th ANNUAL St Ann’s Italian Festival in honor of SAINT ANN, Mother of Mary. Join us for: St Ann FAMOUS ZEPPOLES; Nightly Entertainment; FOOD and DRINK; Cafe UNDER THE STARS and Beer Garden; GRAND 50/50 – last year $16000+; NIGHTLY 50/50 – cash prizes; RIDES & GAMES for the Kids!!
Tuesday, July 25th at 9:30pm, The Meatlocker, Montclair
10:30-11:00 Ruby Bones; 11:15-11:45 Ice Giant; 12:00-12:30 Milk (Boston); 12:45-1:15 Sunflower
Wednesday, July 26th at 9pm, The Meatlocker, Montclair
MEDIOCRE SHOWS BOOKING PRESENTS: Out Of Body (TX); On tour from Austin, TX FFO: 90’s Alt / Post-Hardcore, Hum, Failure https://
Thursday, July 27th at 7:30pm, The Saint, Asbury Park
SHAGWUF * Thursday, July 27th Low Dough Show Featuring Rock: w/From Charlottesville, VA, Shagwüf / Accidental Seabirds / PHOEBE NIX / LYONS / Brian Erickson (Paper Jets) and special guests, Doors 7:30pm, $5 at THE SAINT.
Thursday, July 27th at 7:30pm, Monty Hall, Jersey City
NIGHT BIRDS; WESTERN ADDICTION (san francisco, fat wreck); MORAL PANIC (nyc, slovenly). Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm. $10.00 advanced – $12.00 day of
Thursday, July 27th at 6pm, Andcowork, Jersey City
Test your Jersey know-how on Thursday, July 27th at NJ Spotlight’s Trivia Night! We’ll be gathering at AndCO, the ultra-cool co-working space next to City Hall in Jersey City. Our emcees for the evening — Editor-In-Chief Lee Keough and CEO John Mooney — will quiz you on categories like Garden State politics, history, geography, pop culture and more. Form your team and register today! Teams can have up to six people. The cost to enter is $50 per team, and it goes to support Jersey-centered, independent, nonprofit journalism. We’ll have wine, appetizers and beer courtesy of New Jersey Beer Co. Have your team captain arrive at 6 p.m. to check in and get your scorecard.
Friday, July 28th at 8pm, The Asbury, Asbury Park
Free show, starts at 9PM; Soundbooth at The Asbury. 9:00 The Porchistas; 10:00 Sourland; 11:00 Tony Appleseed
Friday through Sunday, July 28th-30th, Solberg-Hunterdon Airport, Whitehouse Station
The 35th Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. Join the other 100 balloons ascending into the sky and experience “Love at First Flight!” You can take a balloon ride (and go up, up and away) during any of our mass ascensions. Hot Air Balloon Ascension/Ride Times: Friday, July 28th at 6:30 pm; Saturday, July 29th at 6:30 am and 6:30 pm; Sunday, July 30th at 6:30 am and 6:30 pm. Hot Air Balloon rides are $225 per person in the morning and $250 per person in the evening. You will need to purchase a general admission ticket as well in order to get on the festival grounds. Book Balloon Rides early, last year we sold out all flights before the Festival gates opened! Learn more at: http://
Friday through Sunday, July 28th-30th, Convention Hall, Asbury Park
The 8th Annual Visionary Tattoo Arts Festival, the biggest tattoo convention beach bash returns to Asbury Park Convention Hall this July 28th-30th! Who will tattoo you at the show? Don’t miss your chance to get tattooed over 200 world class tattoo artists at this years festival! For a list of attending artists visit www.VisionaryTattooFest.co
Three days of nonstop live tattooing, tattoo contests, live music, lucha libre wrestling, burlesque, sideshow, live human suspension, the 5th annual Miss Asbury Park Pinup Contest after parties and & much more all brought to you by MC Dr. Carl Blasphemy – all in historic Asbury Park Convention Hall Convention Hall July 28th-30th!! Miss Asbury Park 2013 Kitty Crystal and 2014 Tina de Vere return to judge the 5th annual Miss Asbury Park 2017 pinup contest!! To enter email a photo of your self to visionarytattooartsfest@gm
Friday – 2pm-12am; Saturday – 12pm-12am; Sunday – 12pm – 8pm. After parties at The Asbury! Ticket are avilable only at the door: $20 per day or $40 for the weekend. Tickets are only sold at the show. Children under 12 are free.
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