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Kids Rock: Montclair's award winning singer-songwriter and recording artist, Rebecca Frezza and Big Truck will be performing Sunday in Maplewood. Rebecca's recently been on Noggin's Jack's Big Music Show and Move To The Music, and is gaining new fans on XM Satellite Radio. The seven member Big Truck band includes Baristaville musicians Beth Adleman and Ivan Max.
Rebecca has just completed recording her third album "Tall and Small" and will be playing new songs from the CD Sunday. Come dance the afternoon away before she starts touring with Big Truck this summer. The Woman's Club of Maplewood, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood. 2 P.M Tickets available here and at: Wooden You Know, 1881 Springfield Ave. Maplewood.
Drama Queen: Burgdorff realtor Joyce Slous stars as Sara Rosensweig in the Summit Playhouse's production of the late Wendy Wasserstein's "The Sisters Rosensweig," starting tonight at 8. Friday and Saturday night shows the next three weekends, Sunday matinee at 2 this weekend. Tickets $12 and $17. More information here or call 908.273.2192.
Rave Reader Revues: Readers are emailing us about two local shows which shouldn’t be missed: Montclair High School’s production of Cats and Luna Stage’s The Whipping Man:
MHS's production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's hit Broadway musical "'Cats", has been in dress rehearsals all week. The student orchestra and 40 high school actors perform on an incredible stage set that even uses a hydraulic lift! Performances this weekend at 8pm tonight and Saturday, and a 3pm matinee Sunday. Shows also next weekend, May 12, 13, and 14. For tickets and information (973) 509-4150.
The Whipping Man: a reader writes "This show deserves to have sell-out crowds at every performance. It's that good," The Whipping Man runs through May 21. Luna Stage tells us that the performances are sold out on May 5, 12, and 19, so you better act fast if you want a ticket to this show. Read the review. Luna Stage, 695 Bloomfield Ave. 973-744-3309.
Kids: Win An iPod: In conjunction with this year’s “Tour de Montclair", Bike Montclair is sponsoring a poster contest with the theme “Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25®” for students in grades K-8. Two Apple Video iPods will be awared as grand prizes. Thirty other prizes awarded, too. For complete poster contest rules, to download a registration form for the Tour, or to see this year’s route, click here. Montclair’s fourth annual "Tour de Montclair" will be held on Sunday, May 21. This favorite family event brings together hundreds of cycling enthusiasts to celebrate “May in Montclair”.
SENATOR ROBERT MENENDEZ SPEAKS Bob Menendez grew up the son of immigrants in a tenement building in Union City. He has served as a school board member, a mayor and a state legislator. Since 1992, he has been fighting for New Jersey families in Washington, where he rose to become the third-highest ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives before taking office in the Senate. Blue Wave is sponsoring an evening forum with the Senator. He will talk about the issues and policies separating the Democrat and Republican congressional candidates in November’s election. Free and open to the public. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday May 7, 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Church of Montclair 67 Church Street, Montclair
Rock Out At The Bamboozle: There's a two day music fest at the Meadowlands this weekend. More than 120 band are playing on 6 stages, including Rapper Method Man, Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, and more. Get with the program, read the review. $30/day, Starts 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Greek Festival at St. George in Clifton; click here for more info.
Bloomfield's Health and Wellness Fair, 11am -3pm, at the Town Green. It's fun, it's free, it's alternative. Check out details here.
Tell us more, if you want, and have a nice weekend.