Where’s YDKJ This Week? – April 6 thru April 13

by Alice Magdziak • April 5, 2018 • EventsComments (0)1126

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!

Big Neil (Album release), The Big Drops, Mad Thirsty at FM

Friday, April 6 at FM Restaurant and Bar, Jersey City

(The) Rock-it Docket and Something Wicked Records
presents the Big Neil Album Release Show
with: the Big Drops /\ Mad Thirsty at FM
Friday, April 6th – 9 PM $8

about the bands :  Big Neil is an indie folk rock band from Bergen County, New Jersey. Started in 2010 as a way to kill time, their first album, “What’s the Big Neil?,” was self-released in 2011. Shorty after the release of Big Neil’s debut, Tom Warren joined The Front Bottoms and Big Neil took a brief hiatus. After a couple years of touring, Big Neil returned with the well received EP “Do Puppies Dream Of Herding Sheep?,” released by Seagreen Records in 2014 then re-released by Something Wicked Records in 2016. Big Neil is known as a departure from Warren’s work in the Front Bottoms, often citing Paul Westerburg, Pavement, and Rod Stewart as influences. Big Neil is currently preparing to release the follow up to ‘What’s the Big Neil?’ with the next full length, ’Never a Full Moment’ due March 30th.
Check out the Big Neil’s new single, ‘My Brain’. ‘Never A Full Moment’ available now! Grab your cassette via bandcamp or the march table!
the Big Drops [NJ+Brooklyn] [https://thebigdrops.bandcamp.com/]
1960’s rock ‘n’ roll.. psychedelic dream pop.. whimsical indie folk.. all sorts of colors..
Mad Thirsty [NJ] Fuzz pop, indie rock from New Jersey

Photography Workshop

Friday, April 6, Phil Cantor Photography, Montclair

4-Hour Crash Course – “4 Steps to Better Photography”
$125, includes coffee + refreshments! (Learn more here: http://philcantor.com/photo-workshops/) Phil Cantor will guide you through his 4-step method of understanding and executing the art of photography. The class is designed for photography beginners and enthusiasts eager to learn the basics of digital photography. Class will cover: Using camera settings; The “technical stuff”; exposure, f stops, white balance, etc.; Image composition; Lighting basics

Catsbury Park Cat Convention

Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8, Convention Hall, Asbury Park

The Catsbury Park Cat Convention is the East Coast’s Premiere Cat Convention, bringing lovers of all things feline to the historic Asbury Park Boardwalk. We are proud to feature some of the most amazing guest cats, speakers, vendors ever assembled under one roof. We will also be organizing many seminars about rescue, kitten care, TNR, and more causes close to the feline loving heart. Come see some of the top name is the cat world live and in person!! Lil’ BUB, Kitten Lady, Nala Cat, Klaus brother of Oskar the Blind Cat and many many more!!!

Indoor Farmers’ Market

Saturday, April 7, Windsor Athletic Club, West Windsor

Our indoor market season, now in its 12th year, attracts folks from far and wide around amazing local food and producers. Meander throughout the rooms of the Windsor Athletic Club to find winter produce, pastured meats and poultry, fresh seafood, mushrooms, artisan cheeses, sauces, jams, chocolates, wine and much more.  Plan on a morning filled with good food, live music and positive vibes!

Craft Beer Night

Saturday, April 7, Williams Center for the Arts, Rutherford

Celebrate National Beer Day in Rutherford!  It’s going to be another fun night at The Williams Center! Enjoy a special selection of handpicked craft beers, curated for everyone from the occasional beer drinker all the way up to the craft beer aficionado. So come on out for a great cause and #drinkforgood There’s No Cover for the Craft Beer Event.
Have fun! Save the Center! #thisisrutherford

Hungarian Sweets Free Tasting- Túró Rudi, Dobos Torte and more!

Sunday, April 8, Fabko International Store, Elizabeth

Too see more info and the address click here–> https://fabko.com/content/11-order-pickup-fabko

Welles with Wild Moon at Mercury Lounge

Monday, April 9, Mercury Lounge, NYC

Mercury East presents: Welles with Wild Moon, 6:30PM $10 // 21+

L7 with Death Valley Girls & Thee Money $hot at White Eagle Hall

Tuesday, April 10, White Eagle Hall, Jersey City

We’re giving away two tickets to this show.   Email editors@youdontknowjersey.com with the L7 as the subject line and include your name and phone number by Sunday night.  We’ll email the winner on Monday.

Old School: Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 11, Newark Public Library, Newark

Old School: Collections of the Newark Public Schools Historical Preservation Committee Opening Reception Marion A Bolden will speak about the history of the committee and plans for the future. If you attended Newark Public Schools you are encouraged to wear something to represent your school. Exhibit on view through the end of the year.

The Paper Jets // Alpha Rabbit // The Soft Spots

Wednesday, April 11, Brighton Bar, Long Branch

Doors 7pm – $7 – 18+

Asbury Music Awards

Thursday, April 12, The Stone Pony, Asbury Park

The Saint & Asbury Music Co. Present The 25th Annual Asbury Music Awards at THE STONE PONY in Asbury Park, New Jersey hosted by Comedian Taylor Allenw/Musical Performances by Waiting On Mongo, The Burns, Dentist (Band), The Double Negatives, Black Suburbia, Sekond Skyn, The Cold Seas, Billy Walton Band, We’re Ghosts Now, Bone and Marrow, Tara Dente, Avery Mandeville, Sonic Blume + 50 Award Presentations + Special Guest Presenters!!! Doors 6pm, Showtime 6:45pm, Tickets $20, All Ages Admitted, 21 To Drink.

You Don’t Know Jersey, Mint 400 & SIK Present at Stosh’s

Friday, April 13, Stosh’s, Fairlawn

Join us in Fairlawn next Friday!! You Don’t Know Jersey, Sniffling Indie Kids & Mint 400 Records Present: WELL WISHER, SECRETARY LEGS, PIONEER THE EEL, ROSEY BENGAL, TRIM TABS  @ STOSH’S FREE 7:30pm #IndieRock #CraftBeer

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