Art, Music and 'Shrooms This Weekend

Also, Presbyterian Church in Morristown holding several events, including car wash fundraiser and annual 'Blessing of the Animals.' And, the annual 'Fall Festival on the Green' goes off Sunday, rain or shine.

Whether it's music, art or 'shrooms, there is no shortage of activities this weekend. Tuck in to this feast!

Atrium Gallery Fall/Winter Exhibit Opening Reception
When/Where: Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Administration and Records Building, 5th Floor, Court Street, Morristown
Why Go: You want to experience the Morris County government system in a more artistic way.
Cost: Free

Magnificent Moths
6:30 p.m. Friday, The Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham
Why Go: Because there’s a whole butterfly world out there you don’t even know about yet.
Cost: $2

Organist John Alexander
When/Where: Friday, 7:30 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church in Morristown
Why Go: You want to enjoy classical works by a trained musician.
Cost: Free

Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi
When/Where: Friday, 8 p.m. at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
Why Go: You want to tap your toes to the rhythms of what is considered one of the best percussion groups in the world.
Cost: $19 to $39

John Waite in Concert
When/Where: Friday, 8 p.m. at The Newton Theater
Why Go: You can get your 80s fix.
Cost: $29 to $39

Speedwell Avenue and Beyond Town Cleanup
When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m. from the Morristown Firehouse, Speedwell Avenue
Why Go: You love Morristown and you love keeping it squeaky clean! And, be sure to head to the recycling center afterward for its rededication!
Cost: Free

Civil Air Patrol Performs Model Rocketry
When/Where: Saturday at 10 a.m. at North Branch Park in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because the Civil Air Patrol is holding a salute to the space shuttle at North Branch Park with a salute and several different shuttle launches of their own. They will be building five Shuttle models and launching them in the order they were actually launched.
Cost: Free

Tower Choir Car Wash
When/Where: Saturday, 11 a.m. at The Parish House at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown, South Street
Why Go: You want to get your car squeaky clean while supporting the Presbyterian Church in Morristown Middle School Choir.
Cost: Free will donation

Spook Handy Concert
When/Where: Saturday, 4:30 p.m. at the Farmstead Arts, 650 King George Road, Basking Ridge
Why Go:
Acclaimed folk singer Spook Handy will be performing again at Farmstead Arts with a tribute to his mentor, Pete Seeger.
Cost: $20 per person, $10 for seniors and students

Morristown Farmers Market
When/Where: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Spring and Morris streets, Lot No. 10
Why Go: You like to eat fresh.
Cost: Bring your wallet

Fungus Fest 2012
When/Where: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township
Why Go: You love mushrooms and all the mysteries therein!
Cost: Free with suggested donations of $1 to $2

Morristown Fall Festival on the Green
When/Where: Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. around the Green in Morristown.
Why Go: You want to check out the vendors, events and general merrymakers.
Cost: Free to attend

Annual Blessing of the Animals
When/Where: Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church in Morristown
Why Go: You have an animal in need of blessing.
Cost: Free

Raritan Riverfest and Rubber Duck Race
When/Where: Sunday, noon, at Canal Street Park in Raritan.
Why Go: Because the festival itself will feature vendors, car displays, a dog fashion show, pet adoptions, a jazz dance show and so much more. Plus, at 5 p.m., head to the Nevius Street Bridge to watch the rubber duck race down the river!

Bizet's 'Carmen'
When/Where: Sunday, 3 p.m. at The College of Saint Elizabeth
Why Go: You enjoy a night at the opera during a Sunday afternoon.
Cost: $25 to $50

A previous version of this post listed Fungus Fest as Saturday, when it actually is on Sunday.


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