Vagina Monologues, Elvis Tribute, Jazz Brunch: Welcome Weekend!

The Bickford Theatre's Friday night performance will support New Jersey AIDS Services.

New Jersey AIDS Services will host a fundraiser performance of “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler on Friday night at the from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

“There’s a very strong correlation between violence against women and HIV infection,” said Joann McEniry, the chief operating officer of New Jersey AIDS Services. “At our agency, more than 80% of females we serve that are HIV positive has also experienced some sort of violence.”

Not only is this performance of “The Vagina Monologues” meant to raise funds, but it is also a way for the agency to raise awareness.

“It’s important that people become more aware about the incidences of violence against women and how they can get involved to make a difference in the community,” said McEniry.

Doors open for the show at 6:45 p.m. and general seatings is $30. There are limited VIP seating tickets for $75, which comes with a bouquet of chocolate vulva lollipops. Tickets are available online at http://www.njas-inc.org/.

Attending the show is not the only way to get involved, though. New Jersey AIDS Services, a non-profit organization that formed in 1994, provides a wide range of services, from housing to counseling, transportation to food pantry assistance. New Jersey has the fifth highest rate of HIV infection in the country, and this agency works to respond to this health crisis.

They are always looking for volunteers who can help with events such as this performance of “The Vagina Monologues.” If interested, call 973-285-0006 or email McEniry at j.mceniry@njas-inc.org.

More events this weekend:

Where/When: From 4 to 7 p.m. at the  on Sunday, March 27.
Why Go: Because the Bickford will celebrate Women’s History Month with this film, which is a documentary about five women that is meant to inspire. There will also be an art exhibit, a panel discussion and an artisan chocolate lunch.
Pricing: Call 973-272-7148 or email jlevine@jsddmetrowest.org to purchase tickets

“Beauty in the Brushstroke” 
Where/When: From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the  on Sunday, March 27.
Why Go: Because New Jersey Lynn Vergano will be at the reception and her works will be available to view. Refreshments will also be served.
Pricing: Free with museum, registration required at 973-971-3718

Where/When: From 2 to 5 p.m. at the  on Sunday, March 27.
Why Go: Because you’d like to hear music by Mozart, Haydn, or Scarmolin.
Pricing: $25 or $45, available at www.npnj.org or by calling 973-408-3978.

Where/When: At 8 p.m. at the on Friday, March 25.
Why Go: Because you like Elvis and would like to see a romantic comedy that includes 24 of his songs, including many of the hits.
Pricing: From $37 to $67

Where/When: Starts at Marty’s Reliable Cycle at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 26.
Why Go: Because it’s spring and, despite the recent snowfall, things are still warming up.
Pricing: Free

Where/When: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the Morristown Town Hall.
Why Go: Because, if you’ve got sensitive documents that you want destroyed, this is a cheap and easy way to get rid of them--just bring them in either paper bags or cardboard boxes, no greater than 10 pounds.
Pricing: $3 per box or bag

Where/When: From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 27 at .
Why Go: Because jazz and brunch is how you’d like to spend a Sunday afternoon. Or, because you’re a fan of Fulton’s.
Pricing: No cover

Where/When: At 3 p.m. at the Community Theatre in Morristown on Sunday, March 27.
Why Go: Because Montague, a Newark native, will perform soulful vocals influenced by such greats as Etta James or Carrie Smith.
Pricing: $15


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