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A glance at N.J. entertainment this weekend (Feb. 4-6)

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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.

The Weeknd is scheduled to perform at the Prudential Center in Newark on Saturday, Feb. 5.prucenter.com

Comedy

FEB. 4

MANASQUAN Nick DiPaolo, Uncle Vinnie’s standup show, 8 p.m., Algonquin Arts Theatre, 60 Abe Voorhees Drive. $42-$52.50. algonquinarts.org, 732-528-9211.

MORRIS PLAINS Standup Comedy Night, 9 p.m., Tiff’s Grill and Ale House, 231 Speedwell Ave. $25-$30 and two item minimum. [email protected], northjerseycomedy.com.

NEW BRUNSWICK TK Kirkland, 7 p.m., also Feb. 4, 9 p.m.; Feb. 5, 7 and 9 p.m.; Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. Stress Factory Comedy Club, 90 Church St. $23 and two-item minimum. stressfactory.com, 732-545-4242.

SPRINGFIELD Tom Daddario, Bill Chiang, 9 p.m., also Feb. 5, 9 p.m. Scotty’s Pub & Comedy Cove, 595 Morris Ave. $22 and two-item minimum. thecomedycove.com, 973-376-3840.

FEB. 5

RED BANK Anthony Rodia, 7 p.m., also Feb. 5, 9:30 p.m. Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth St. $39-$69. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

Dance

FEB. 4

GALLOWAY Nickerson-Rossi Dance, “Masterpiece” program of six dances from the troupe’s repertory, 7:30 p.m., Stockton University, Stockton Performing Arts Center, 101 Vera King Farris Drive. $12-$32. stocktonpac.org, 609-652-9000.

Music

FEB. 4

ASBURY PARK G.Love and the Juice, 7:30 p.m., Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave. $35-$40. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.

Line Drive, 8 p.m., Tim McLoone’s Supper Club, 1200 Ocean Ave. $22 and $25 food/drink minimum. timmcloonessupperclub.com, 732-774-1155.

MADISON Ty Stephens and (the) Soul Jazz, 6:15 and 8:35 p.m. Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main St. $40 food-drink minimum. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

NEW BRUNSWICK Air Supply, 8 p.m., State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave. $35-$215. stnj.org, 732-246-7469.

RAHWAY Get the Led Out, Led Zeppelin tribute, 8 p.m., Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St. $29-$45. ucpac.org, 732-499-8226.

RED BANK Harry Connick Jr., 8 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth St. $50-$179.50. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

SAYREVILLE Yungblud, Palaye Royale, Charlotte Sands, 8 p.m., Starland Ballroom, 570 Jernee Mill Road. $30. starlandballroom.com, 732-238-5500.

STANHOPE Popa Chubby, 7 p.m., Stanhope House, 45 Main St. $27.50. stanhopehousenj.com, 973-347-7777.

TEANECK Blitzkid, 7 p.m., Debonair Music Hall, 1409 Queen Anne Road. $15-$50. debonairmusichall.com, 201-833-0011.

Itzhak Perlman

State Theatre New Jersey will host “An Evening with Itzhak Perlman” on Saturday, Feb. 5.stnj.org

FEB. 5

ASBURY PARK Life of Agony, Dog Eat Dog, Kings Never Die, 7 p.m., Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave. $27-$59. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.

Promised Land, Jersey Shore music tribute, 8 p.m., Tim McLoone’s Supper Club, 1200 Ocean Ave. $22 and $25 food/drink minimum. timmcloonessupperclub.com, 732-774-1155.

ATLANTIC CITY Air Supply, 9 p.m., Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Music Box Theater, 1 Borgata Way. $58-$67. theborgata.com, 866-900-4849.

Aaron Lewis, “Frayed at Both Ends” acoustic tour, 9 p.m., Ocean Casino Resort, Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk. $50-$60. theoceanac.com, 866-506-2326.

Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams, 8 p.m., Tropicana Casino and Resort, Showroom, Brighton Avenue and the Boardwalk. $49-$79. tropicana.net, 800-257-6227.

CLINTON “Cats, Bats and Rats,” Hunterdon Symphony concert for young people with premiere of Lawrence Kursar’s “Ricky the River Rat” and works by Rossini, Tchaikovsky and Strauss, 3 p.m., Clinton Township Middle School, 34 Grayrock Road. $5-$10. hunterdonmusicalarts.org, 908-995-7977.

FRENCHTOWN Sidewinders Blues Band, 7 p.m., Artie’s Bar and Grill, 1121 Route 12. $10. arties-frenchtown.com, 908-996-1203.

LAKEWOOD Almost Queen, tribute band, with Taylor Tote, 8 p.m., Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. $30-$49. strand.org, 732-367-7789.

MORRISTOWN “Elvis — The Concert of Kings,” tribute with impersonators Kraig Parker, Victor Trevino Jr. and Al Joslin, 3 p.m., also Feb. 5, 8 p.m. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $39-$79. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

NEW BRUNSWICK Itzhak Perlman, 8 p.m., State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave. $49-$99. stnj.org, 732-246-7469.

NEWARK The Weeknd, 7 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St. $29-$475. prucenter.com, 973-757-6600.

NEWTON Tusk, Fleetwood Mac tribute, 8 p.m., The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring St. $34-$49. skypac.org, 973-940-6398.

PRINCETON Princeton Symphony Orchestra, concert with new assistant conductor Kenneth Bean, guest violinist Alexi Kenney interpreting Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, and works by Coleridge-Taylor and Dvorak, 8 p.m., also Feb. 6, 4 p.m. Princeton University, Richardson Auditorium, Nassau Street. $10-$79.50. princetonsymphony.org, 609-497-0020.

RAHWAY Sarah Beth Andrews, “My Great Adventure,” 7 p.m., Union County Performing Arts Center’s The Loft, 1601 Irving St. $35. ucpac.org, 732-499-8226.

RED BANK “Destination Motown,” tribute show with the Sensational Soul Cruisers, 7 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $25-$49. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

SAYREVILLE Badfish, Sublime tribute, 8 p.m., Starland Ballroom, 570 Jernee Mill Road. $20. starlandballroom.com, 732-238-5500.

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

STANHOPE This Old Engine, 7 p.m., Stanhope House, 45 Main St. $16.50. stanhopehousenj.com, 973-347-7777.

TEANECK Ana Popovic, 8 p.m., Debonair Music Hall, 1409 Queen Anne Road. $25-$30. debonairmusichall.com, 201-833-0011.

FEB. 6

CHATHAM Aizuri Quartet, Lyrica Chamber Music concert, 3 p.m., Presbyterian Church of Chatham, 240 Southern Blvd. $30, children free. lyricachambermusic.org, 973-309-1668.

RED BANK “Bat the Music of Meat Loaf,” tribute with Caleb Johnson and the Neverland Express, 7 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $26.50-$49.50. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

SOUTH ORANGE Mark Gross Quartet, “Jazz in the Loft” concert, 7 p.m., The Loft at SOPAC, South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way. $30. sopacnow.org, 973-666-1191.

TEANECK Keep Flying, Don’t Panic, the Angry Pirates, Sleep Cycles, Muckrakers, 7 p.m., Debonair Music Hall, 1409 Queen Anne Road. $12. debonairmusichall.com, 201-833-0011.

Theater

FEB. 4

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS “You’ve Got Hate Mail,” dessert-theater production of spoof on “Love Letters,” 7:30 p.m., also Feb. 5, 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. 5, 8 p.m. Black River Playhouse, Grove and Maple streets. $18-$20. chestertheatregroup.org, 908-879-7304.

CINNAMINSON “Significant Other,” Joshua Berman about a trio of single friends, 8 p.m., also Feb. 5, 2 and 8 p.m. Footlighters Playhouse, 808 Pomona Road at Wood Park. $20. bcfootlighters.com, 856-829-7144.

DOVER “Broadway Love Songs,” musical revue of show tunes to benefit the theater, 8 p.m., also Feb. 5, 8 p.m. Dover Little Theatre, 69 Elliott St. $20 by reservation. doverlittletheatre.org, 973-328-9202.

EAST BRUNSWICK “Lizzie,” retelling of the Lizzie Borden ax murders, 8 p.m., also Feb. 5, 3 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 6, 3 p.m. Playhouse 22, 721 Cranbury Road. $25. playhouse22.org, 732-254-3939.

FRANKLIN TWP. “Polaroid Stories,” Naomi Iizuka drama inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses, 8 p.m., also Feb. 5, 8 p.m.; Feb. 6, 2 p.m. Villagers Theatre, 475 DeMott Lane in Somerset. $15. villagerstheatre.com, 732-873-2710.

HADDONFIELD “Songs for a New World,” Jason Robert Brown musical, 8 p.m., also Feb. 5, 8 p.m.; Feb. 6, 3 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. 5, 8 p.m.; Feb. 6, 2 p.m. Somerset Valley Playhouse, 689 Amwell Road (Route 514). $18-$20. svptheatre.org, 908-369-7469.

LAMBERTVILLE “Noises Off,” backstage comedy, 8 p.m., also Feb. 5, 8 p.m.; Feb. 6, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179. $23-$25. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

LONG BRANCH “The Promotion,” also Feb. 4, 8 p.m.; Feb. 5, , 3 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 6, and 2 p.m. New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway. $50. njrep.org, 732-229-3166.

MILLBURN “Clue,” murder mystery farce based on the board game, 8 p.m., also Feb. 5, 1:30 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 6, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive. $36-$98. papermill.org, 973-376-4343.

MONTCLAIR “Sr. Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You” and “The Actor’s Nightmare,” Studio Players’ production of two one-act plays by Christopher Durang, 8 p.m., also Feb. 5, 8 p.m.; Feb. 6, 3 p.m. Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place (off Valley Road). $25. studioplayhouse.org, 973-744-9752.

PITMAN “Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical,” 8 p.m., also Feb. 5, 8 p.m.; Feb. 6, 2 p.m. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway. $35. thebroadwaytheatre.org, 856-384-8381.

PRINCETON “Dreaming Zenzile,” world premiere of musical based on the life of South African singer Miriam Makeba, 8 p.m., also Feb. 5, 2 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 6, 2 p.m. McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre, 91 University Place. $60-$80. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

SPRING LAKE “Rumors,” Neil Simon comedy, 7:30 p.m., also Feb. 5, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 6, 2 p.m. Spring Lake Community House, 300 Madison Ave. $25-$35. springlaketheatre.com, 732-449-4530.

WEST WINDSOR “Scenery,” Maurer Productions OnStage production of comedy set in a theater dressing room, 8 p.m., also Feb. 5, 8 p.m.; Feb. 6, 2 p.m. Mercer County Community College, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road. $18-$20. kelseytheatre.org, 609-570-3333.

Other

FEB. 4

NEW BRUNSWICK New Jersey Film Festival, online streaming of more than 30 films with access to filmmaker introductions and Q&A sessions for select screenings, also Feb. 5-6, Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center. $15 per film; $100 all-access pass. njfilmfest.com, newjerseyfilmfestivalspring2022.eventive.org.

FEB. 5

RAHWAY “Tango Shalom,” screening of Joel Zwick comedy dance film followed by discussion with the filmmakers, 7 p.m., Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St. $5-$10. ucpac.org, 732-499-8226.

FEB. 6

RED BANK Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live, “Time Bubble Tour,” 7:30 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth St. $20-$56. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

WAYNE Antique, Collectibles and Vintage Show, more than 100 vendors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wayne Police Athletic League Hall, 1 PAL Drive. $1, ages 11 and younger free. waynepal.org, 973-696-2896.

WEST ORANGE “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” West Orange Classic Film Festival screening of 197-minute reconstructed version of the comedy with Cinema Shorthand Society curator John Chasse, 2 p.m., AMC Theater in Essex Green, 495 Prospect Ave. $14 by advance purchase only. eventbrite.com/o/the-west-orange-classic-film-festival398-007-1883.

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