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A glance at N.J. entertainment this weekend (Feb. 25-27)

WHAT’S GOING ON? Here is a small sample of area happenings you may want to check out in the coming days. Visit venue websites to learn about COVID-19 safety precautions in effect.

Elton John will bring his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour to the Prudential Center in Newark on Friday, Feb. 25. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Rocket Entertainment)

Comedy

FEB. 25

ATLANTIC CITY Marlon Wayans, 7 p.m., Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Music Box Theater, 1 Borgata Way. $39-$48. theborgata.com, 866-900-4849.

NEW BRUNSWICK Ian Fidance, 7 p.m., also Feb. 25, 9 p.m. Stress Factory Comedy Club, 90 Church St. $20 and two-item minimum. stressfactory.com, 732-545-4242.

PRINCETON “Comedy at McCarter,” Abby Govindan, Chris Garcia, Marina Franklin and Baron Vaughn, 8 p.m., McCarter Theatre Center, Matthews Theatre, 91 University Place. $25-$40. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

SOUTH ORANGE Colin Quinn, 8 p.m., South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way. $33-$48. sopacnow.org, 973-313-2787.

SPRINGFIELD Terry McNeely, Keith Anthony, 9 p.m., also Feb. 26, 9 p.m. Scotty’s Pub & Comedy Cove, 595 Morris Ave. $22 and two-item minimum. thecomedycove.com, 973-376-3840.

WEST WINDSOR Maureen Langan, 7:30 p.m., also Feb. 26, 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. 26

JERSEY CITY Laugh Tour Comedy Show, hosted By Rich Kiamco, 7-8:15 p.m., also Feb. 26, 9-10:15 p.m. Dorrian’s Restaurant, 555 Washington Blvd. $15-$20 and two-item minimum. dorrians.com, eventbrite.com.

NEW BRUNSWICK Marlon Wayans, 7 p.m., also Feb. 26, 9 p.m.; Feb. 27, 7 and 9 p.m. Stress Factory Comedy Club, 90 Church St. $45 and two-item minimum. stressfactory.com, 732-545-4242.

FEB. 27

NEW BRUNSWICK Bobby Collins, 4 p.m., Stress Factory Comedy Club, 90 Church St. $25 and two-item minimum. stressfactory.com, 732-545-4242.

NEWARK Chris Redd, 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St. $32.50. njpac.org, 732-897-6500.

Dance

FEB. 26

HOBOKEN MST Dance Academy, student production of “Cinderella (Reimagined),” 2 p.m., also Feb. 26, 6 p.m. Mile Square Theatre, 1400 Clinton St. $15. milesquaretheatre.org, 201-683-7014.

FEB. 27

MORRISTOWN Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez, 3 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $29-$69. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

Fairs/Festivals

FORT LEE PuchiCon Pop-Up, themed vendors, games, activities, music and performances inspired by Akihabara maids, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Hyatt Place Fort Lee, 2167 Route 4 East. $10. puchicon.com, 201-470-4329.

SWEDESBORO South Jersey Nerd Fest, collectibles show with vendors, artists, writers, costume groups and guests, 10 a.m., Holiday Inn Philadelphia South-Swedesboro, 1 Pureland Drive. $5. jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com, 609-242-7756.

Home and Garden

FEB. 25

EDISON New Jersey Home and Garden Show, 3-8 p.m., also Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave. $10, ages 15 and younger free. newjerseyhomeshow.com, 301-564-4050.

Music

ASBURY PARK The Little Mermen, 8 p.m., House of Independents, 572 Cookman Ave. $15. houseofindependents.com, 732-977-5284.

MADISON Brynn Stanley 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.

MORRISTOWN “The Life and Music of George Michael,” tribute, 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $40-$70. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

NEWARK Elton John, 7:30 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St. prucenter.com, 973-757-6600.

RED BANK Kansas, performance of “Point of No Return” album in entirety, 8 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth St. $29-$79. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

STANHOPE Bob Lanza Band, Steve Krase, the Trevor B. Power Band, 7 p.m., Stanhope House, 45 Main St. $15. stanhopehousenj.com, 973-347-7777.

TOMS RIVER Pianist Anna Keiserman and Baritone Christopher Herbert, 2 p.m., Ocean County College, Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Hooper Avenue and College Drive. Free but registration required. grunincenter.org, 732-255-0500.

WAYNE African Soul International, free “African and African-American Music, Dance, Storytelling and Songs” program, 5 p.m., William Paterson University, Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Road. wp-presents.org, 973-720-2371.

FEB. 26

ASBURY PARK Lucy Dacus, Indigo de Souza, 7 p.m., Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.

ATLANTIC CITY Kirk Franklin, 8 p.m., Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Etess Arena, 1000 Boardwalk. $39-$89. hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com, 800-736-1420.

Marshall Tucker Band, 50th anniversary tour, 8 p.m., Harrah’s Atlantic City, Concert Venue, 777 Harrah’s Blvd. $34-$64. harrahsresort.com, 800-242-7727.

CAMDEN Symphony in C, “Mozart and Haydn” with pianist Avery Gagliano, 8 p.m., Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Walter Gordon Theatre, 314 Linden St. at Third Street. $35-$51. symphonyinc.org, 856-963-6683.

MONTCLAIR Hollis Brown, performing the Rolling Stones’ “Aftermath” and other songs, 8 p.m., First Congregational Church, Outpost in the Burbs, 40 S. Fullerton Ave. $25-$28. outpostintheburbs.org, 973-744-6560.

Unforgettable Fire, Fix You, U2 and Coldplay tributes, 7 p.m., Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St. $20-$40. thewellmonttheater.com, 973-783-9500.

NEWARK NJMEA All-Stars Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Treble Choir, 3 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St. $17-$34. njpac.org, 201-503-1333.

Tool, the Acid Helps, 7:30 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St. $95-$150. prucenter.com, 973-757-6600.

NEWTON “On a Winter’s Night,” John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, Patty Larkin and Cliff Eberhardt, 8 p.m., The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring St. $39-$49. skypac.org, 973-940-6398.

RAHWAY New Jersey Youth Symphony, “A Concert for Peace” with mezzo-soprano Cierra Byrd, New Jersey Youth Chorus, 7 p.m., Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St. $15-$20. ucpac.org, 732-499-8226.

RED BANK New Jersey Symphony, Tchiakovsky’s “Pathetique” and other works with guest bandoneon player Juan Pablo Jofre and violinist Eric Wyrick, 8 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth St. $25-$80. njsymphony.org, 800-255-3476.

Jillian Rhys McCoy, “Yesterday Once More — Remembering the Carpenters,” 8 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $15-$49. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

SAYREVILLE Russell Dickerson, Breland, 8 p.m., Starland Ballroom, 570 Jernee Mill Road. $25. starlandballroom.com, 732-238-5500.

SOUTH ORANGE The Brit Pack, 8 p.m., South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way. $25-$35. sopacnow.org, 973-313-2787.

TEANECK Crashing Atlas, 7:30 p.m., Debonair Music Hall, 1409 Queen Anne Road. $15. debonairmusichall.com, 201-833-0011.

WAYNE Yellow Brick Road, Elton John tribute, 8 p.m., William Paterson University, Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Road. $35-$40. wp-presents.org, 973-720-2371.

FEB. 27

ASBURY PARK Between the Buried and Me, Car Bomb, 7 p.m., House of Independents, 572 Cookman Ave. $25. houseofindependents.com, 732-977-5284.

MORRISTOWN Thaddeus Expose, Mardi Gras jazz concert, 2 p.m., Bickford Theatre, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road. $25. morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3706.

NEWARK New Jersey Symphony, Tchiakovsky’s “Pathetique” and other works with guest bandoneon player Juan Pablo Jofre, 3 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St. $25-$90. njsymphony.org, 800-255-3476.

Journey, Billy Idol, 7:30 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St. $78-$155. prucenter.com, 973-757-6600.

RAHWAY Big Band of Brothers, jazz tribute to the Allman Brothers, 7:30 p.m., Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St. $39-$69. ucpac.org, 732-499-8226.

RED BANK “A Night 4 Sal,” benefit for Sal Marra of Colossal Street Jam with the band and guitarists Anthony Krizan, Ken Dubman, Mike Vanderweerd and Joey Herr, the Moroccan Sheepherders and special guests, 6 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $30. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

Beth Hart

Beth Hart will bring her “Thankful Tour” to Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank on Sunday, Feb. 27.thebasie.org

Beth Hart, 7:30 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth St. $25-$79. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

SAYREVILLE Thursday, Cursive, the Appleseed Cast, Nate Bergman, 8 p.m., Starland Ballroom, 570 Jernee Mill Road. $35. starlandballroom.com, 732-238-5500.

SOUTH ORANGE King Solomon Hicks, “Blues in the Loft” concert, 7 p.m., The Loft at SOPAC, South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way. $20. sopacnow.org, 973-666-1191.

Sports & Recreation

FEB. 26

TRENTON Harlem Globetrotters, novelty basketball, 2 p.m., also Feb. 26, 7 p.m. Cure Insurance Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave. $27-$122. cureinsurancearena.com, 800-298-4200.

Theater

FEB. 25

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS “You’ve Got Hate Mail,” dessert-theater production of spoof on “Love Letters,” 7:30 p.m., also Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. First Avenue Playhouse, 123 First Ave. $25; reservations required. firstavenueplayhouse.org, 732-291-7552.

CHATHAM “Tuck Everlasting,” Chatham Community Players production of the musical based on the Natalie Babbitt children’s book, 8 p.m., also Feb. 26, 8 p.m.; Feb. 27, 3 p.m. Chatham Playhouse, 23 N. Passaic Ave. $23-$25. chathamplayers.org, 973-635-7363.

ENGLEWOOD “Ode to Joy,” Craig Lucas comedy about a painter looking back on the two loves of her life, 8 p.m., also Feb. 26, 8 p.m.; Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Black Box Performing Arts Center, 49 E. Palisade Ave. $30-$35. blackboxpac.com, 201-569-2070.

HACKETTSTOWN “Meteor Shower,” Centenary Stage Company production of Steve Martin comedy revolving around two couples at a meteor-watching dinner party, 8 p.m., also Feb. 26, 8 p.m.; Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Centenary University, Sitnik Theater, Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St. $15-$29.50. centenarystageco.org, 908-979-0900.

LAMBERTVILLE “Gypsy,” Arthur Laurents/Jule Styne musical about an ambitious mother plotting for her daughter’s success, 8 p.m., also Feb. 26, 3 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 27, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179. $23-$25. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

MONTCLAIR “A Portrait of Ray,” stage production tribute to Ray Charles starring Dwayne Clark, 8 p.m., also Feb. 26, 8 p.m.; Feb. 27, 3 p.m. Vanguard Theater Company, 180 Bloomfield Ave., second floor. $35. vtcnj.ticketleap.com/rayvtc/dates, 862-205-3525.

“Head Over Heels,” John J. Cali School of Music/Department of Theatre and Dance production of musical built around the songs of the Go-Go’s, 7:30 p.m., also Feb. 26, 2 p.m. Montclair State University, Alexander Kasser Theater, College Avenue and Red Hawk Road. $20. peakperfs.org, 973-655-5112.

NEW BRUNSWICK “An American in Paris,” “Broadway Series” production, 8 p.m., also Feb. 26, 2 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 27, 2 p.m. State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave. $40-$98. stnj.org, 732-246-7469.

NUTLEY “Clark Gable Slept Here,” murder mystery taking place on the night of the Golden Globe Awards, 8 p.m., also Feb. 26, 2 and 8 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. 26, 8 p.m.; Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Ritz Theatre, 915 Whitehorse Pike. $27. ritztheatreco.org, 856-858-5230.

OLD BRIDGE “Dinner at Eight, Dead by Nine,” Main Street Theatre Company Just off Main murder mystery dinner show, 8 p.m., also Feb. 26, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Ohr, 70 Route 516. $40. mainstreettheatrecompany.org, [email protected]

ORADELL “Moon Over Buffalo,” Bergen County Players production of Ken Ludwig’s backstage comedy, 8 p.m., also Feb. 26, 8 p.m.; Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road. $18-$22. bcplayers.org, 201-261-4200.

POMPTON LAKES “Wait Until Dark,” murder mystery, 8 p.m., also Feb. 26, 8 p.m.; Feb. 27, 3 p.m. Rhino Studio 237, 237 Hamburg Turnpike. $25. smilingrhinotheatre.com, 973-248-9491.

RANDOLPH “Oliver!,” musical based on Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist,” 7 p.m., also Feb. 26, 7 p.m. Brundage Park Playhouse, 2 Bungalow Lane at Carrell Road. $20-$25. brundageparkplayhouse.org, 973-989-7092.

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. 26, 8 p.m.; Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave. $25-$39. vividstage.org, 908-514-9654.

“Death by Design,” murder mystery comedy, 8 p.m., also Feb. 26, 8 p.m.; Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Ave. $20-$25. summitplayhouse.org, 908-273-2192.

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. 26, 3 and 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 27, 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. 26, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Kean University, Wilkins Theater, 1000 Morris Ave. $10-$15. keanstage.com, 908-737-7469.

WAYNE “Legally Blonde the Musical,” Aspire Performing Arts Company production of the comedy based on the film, 7 p.m., also Feb. 26, 7 p.m.; Feb. 27, 3 p.m. Wayne YMCA, 1 Pike Drive. $20. aspirepac.ludus.com, 201-220-4933.

WEST WINDSOR “Popcorn Falls,” Maurer Productions OnStage production of comedy about a small town forced into bankruptcy, 8 p.m., also Feb. 26, 8 p.m.; Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Mercer County Community College, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road. $18-$20. kelseytheatre.org, 609-570-3333. WOODBRIDGE “Late Night Catechism: Las Vegas,” comedy with Denise Fennell about a convent organizing a casino night fundraiser, 8 p.m., also Feb. 26, 8 p.m.; Feb. 27, 3 p.m. Avenel Performing Arts Center, 150 Avenel St. in Avenel. $39.50. avenelarts.com, 732-314-0500.

FEB. 26

MANASQUAN “Amadeus,” stage production based on the life of Mozart, 8 p.m., also Feb. 27, 3 p.m. Algonquin Arts Theatre, 60 Abe Voorhees Drive. $25-$42. algonquinarts.org, 732-528-9211.

WESTFIELD “Art,” Westfield Community Players production of Yasmina Reza comedy, 8 p.m., also Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Westfield Community Playhouse, 1000 North Ave. $22-$25. westfieldcommunityplayers.org, 908-232-1221.

Other

FEB. 25

TRENTON JoJo Siwa, “D.R.E.A.M. the Tour,” 7 p.m., Cure Insurance Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave. $39.50-$69.50. cureinsurancearena.com, 800-298-4200.

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