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Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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January

Thursday, 1; Blairstown

ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S DAY HIKE. The thirtieth annual hike and fifth annual horseback begins on the Paulinskill Valley Trail at Footbridge Park. 10.

Kittatinny Valley State Park; 973/786-6445

Saturday, 10; Hackettstown

BENNY GOODMAN TRIBUTE. Jazz in January Series presents the acclaimed Stan Rubin Orchestra. 8pm. Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 17; Hackettstown

STANTON DAVIS. Jazz in January Series presents the jazz trumpeter who was born and raised in the rich musical traditions of New Orleans. 8pm. Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 24; Hackettstown

FETE MANOUCHE. Jazz in January Series presents clarinetist Dan Levinson’s ensemble which is dedicated to the Django Reinhardt legacy. 8pm. Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Sunday, 25; North Branch

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Tuesday, 27; North Branch

TUESDAYS WITH STORIES: THE OTHER MOZART. The performance investigates how this female prodigy, this Mozart, faded from the world — and whether this loss was inevitable. 12 & 7. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Thursday, 29; North Branch

DAVID CULLEN. Guitarist performs a range of styles, including classical, jazz, and world music. 7pm. $25. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Friday, 30; North Branch

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

February

Sunday, 1; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 7; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Thursday, 12-15; Hackettstown

ISLE OF KLEZBOS J EDGAR KLEZMER: SONGS FROM MY GRANDMOTHERS FBI FILES. A musical documentary theater adventure by grandchild and bandleader Eve Sicular. Kutz Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Friday, 20; North Branch

SWINGTIME! . Direct from London, The Jive Aces are internationally renowned for their superior musicianship and spectacular stage show and their energetic renditions of fresh arrangements of Swing/Jive/R&B classics. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Sunday, 22; Frenchtown

Decoys and Wildlife Gallery; 908/996-6501

Sunday, 22; North Branch

TOM CHAPIN & FRIENDS. Tom serves up a tasty mix of his family music, story songs, sing-alongs, old-time folk classics and a favorite song or two of his late brother Harry’s. 1 & 3:30pm. $10 & $12. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

March

Thursday, 5; North Branch

THE JAMMIN' DIVAS. Aoife Clancy, Nicole Zuraitis, Hadar Noiberg & Kath Buckell come together to perform traditional and contemporary original music from their cultures. 7pm. $25. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Friday, 6; North Branch

TIMBER!. Clearly off the beaten track, this show’s creators designed unusual apparatus inspired directly from the forestry resources available on their real-life family farm. The experience feels and smells authentic. 7pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 14; Hackettstown

COLCANNON. Authentic, joyous Irish music, traditional with a touch of chamber music and music hall. 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 14; North Branch

AMERICAN REPERTORY BALLET. Inspired by the 20th-century works of Sergei Diaghilev's revolutionary Ballets Russes, this evening includes Artistic Director Douglas Martin’s Firebird. 2 & 7pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Thursday, 26; Hackettstown

MOE-TION DANCE THEATER. Contemporary modern dance company dedicated to experimenting and creating new forms of expression. 7:30pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 28; Hackettstown

NAI-NI CHEN. The dances of Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the grace and splendor of Asian art. 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 28; North Branch

THEATRE OF ILLUSION. Combining theatre with cutting-edge illusions, the Spencers bring the age-old art of magic into the 21st century. 2 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Sunday, 29; Hackettstown

CLAIRE PORTER. American choreographer/comedienne known for blending comedic monologues with dance movement. 5pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900