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If you’re looking to find the best events coming soon to New Jersey, you’re in the right place. Best of NJ curates thousands of events from across the state every year. But since having so many events in one place can be hard to comb through, we’re breaking things down. Below, you’ll find a list of events by category.

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Comedy Events in New Jersey



Concerts in New Jersey


Renaissance

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 10/15/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Renaissance


Rickie Lee Jones

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/15/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones skyrocketed to fame in 1979 when she appeared on Saturday Night Live. Performing her breakthrough hit Chuck Es In…


Tuesday Night Record Club: Bruce Springsteen, Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ

Where: Pollak Theatre – 10/15/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand…


Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 10/15/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue


TOTO 40 Trips Around The Sun; Benzel-Busch Concert Series

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 10/16/2019: All Day
Details: Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO. As…


The Good Tymes String Band at the Kenilworth Public Library

Where: Kenilworth Public Library – 10/16/2019: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: The Good Tymes String Band at the Kenilworth Public Library|The Good Tymes String Band will be entertaining children ages 2 & up and their families…


St. Timothy Musicales

Where: St. Timothy Lutheran Church – 10/16/2019: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: “Oys in the Hood,” four-piece Klezmer ensemble led by Jeff Pines, performs at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 12:00 noon, in this season’s first October Musicale.…


Charlie's Band Concert, Ocean Township Branch, Monmouth County Library System

Where: Ocean Township Branch, Monmouth County Library System – 10/16/2019: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Join us for an hour of live music by Charlie's Band featuring a variety of musicians, instruments, and song selections from the Great American Songbook…


Richie G - One Man Band

Where: The Village Saloon – 10/16/2019: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Richie G - One Man Band


Sing Along with Sculpture

Where: Grounds for Sculpture – 10/16/2019: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Sing Along with Sculpture Gather around the piano at Rat’s Restaurant for a Sing Along with artist and Grounds For Sculpture founder, Seward Johnson! Sing…


Battle of the Bands

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – 10/16/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Battle of the Bands


Kenny Curcio

Where: Otts Medford – 10/16/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: 7-10pm solo


Messer Chups at The Stanhope House

Where: The Stanhope House – 10/16/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The world famous Messer Chups graces The Stanhope House stage with their genre-spanning sound


ZZ Top

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 10/16/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: ZZ Top


ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 10/16/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas


Paul J Baccash

Where: Ariane Kitchen & Bar – 10/16/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Paul solo 7:30pm till 9:30pm


Remo Drive

Where: House Of Independents – 10/16/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Remo Drive


The Office! A Musical Parody

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 10/16/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Office! A Musical Parody


Toto - 40 Trips Around The Sun

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 10/16/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Toto - 40 Trips Around The Sun


Kenny Curcio

Where: Phily Diner Sports Bar – 10/17/2019: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: 6-9pm


Ballyhoo! at The Stanhope House

Where: The Stanhope House – 10/17/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Ballyhoo! returns to rock The Stanhope House with their signature punk energy and pop reggae grooves


Codd Dubz @ Debonair Music Hall

Where: Debonair Music Hall – 10/17/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Codd Dubz @ Debonair Music Hall


Films That Made Music: Quadrophenia

Where: Hopewell Theater – 10/17/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Jimmy (Phil Daniels) is a member of a well-dressed, drugged-up teenaged gang called the Mods, forever duking it out with the cycle-punk Rockers. The rivalry…


Mike Garner- The Kootz

Where: The Country Cottage Restaurant and Bar – 10/17/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Mike Garner- The Kootz


Sister Blue

Where: Whole Hog Cafe – 10/17/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Sister blue & Mark Furman


Tenth Avenue North

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 10/17/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Tenth Avenue North


Cher Stockholm

Where: Friends Arena – 10/17/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Cher Stockholm


It Was Fifty Years Ago Today: A Tribute To The Beatles White Album

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 10/17/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: It Was Fifty Years Ago Today: A Tribute To The Beatles White Album


Electric Feels (18+ Event)

Where: House Of Independents – 10/17/2019: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Electric Feels (18+ Event)


Electric Feels: Indie Rock + Indie Dance Party

Where: House Of Independents – 10/17/2019: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Electric Feels: Indie Rock + Indie Dance Party


Kiss Kiss Thursdays at Kiss Kiss Free Guestlist - 10/17/2019

Where: Kiss Kiss – 10/17/2019: 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Get on the free guestlist for Kiss Kiss Thursdays at Kiss Kiss Atlantic City on Thursday 10/17/2019!Use the free Discotech App to sign up for…


Misbehaven Thursdays at Haven at Golden Nugget in Atlantic City

Where: Haven Nightclub at Golden Nugget – 10/17/2019: 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Every Thursday Night at Haven at Golden Nugget Misbehaven Thursdays Haven Nightclub at Golden Nugget1 Castle BoulevardAtlantic City, NJ 08401 Doors open 11pm to 4am…


Toshi Reagon

Where: Hopewell Theater – 10/18/2019: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Described by Vibe magazine as “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride” and by Pop Matters as “a treasure waiting to be found,” Toshi Reagon is a one-woman…


The Golden Age of Operetta, Howell Branch, Monmouth County Library System

Where: Howell Branch, Monmouth County Library System – 10/18/2019: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Golden Age of Operetta celebrates the rich melodies, romance and gaiety that preceded the onset of a distinctly American musical theatre. Before Gershwin, Porter,…


Tribute to Elvis Concert!

Where: Bound Brook, New Jersey, United States – 10/18/2019: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Bound Brook Presbyterian Church will host a "Tribute to Elvis Concert" on Friday, October 18, 2019nat 7:00 PM. Jim Barone, an award winning Elvis…


Against Me! - Cursive, Dilly Dally

Where: Starland Ballroom – 10/18/2019: 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Against Me! - Cursive, Dilly Dally


Bar None Band- Sherry Lynn

Where: Villas Fishing Club – 10/18/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bar None Band makes their debut at Villas Fishing Club 7-11 PM


Best Of The Eagles

Where: Wellmont Theatre – 10/18/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Best Of The Eagles


FREE CONCERT - THE GREEN PLANET at MICHAEL'S INN

Where: Michael’s Inn – 10/18/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Green Planet is "Recycling Rock n' Roll One Song at a Time"


Green Knuckle Material

Where: The Stone Pony – 10/18/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Green Knuckle Material


Honk JC w/ Demolition Brass Band, Fanfarra Feminina Sagrada Profana, Seed & Feed Marching Abominable

Where: Headroom Bar & Social – 10/18/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Honk NYC returns to Jersey City as part of their 13th Annual International Brass Band Blowout! This year's performance features three class acts! Fanfarra Feminina…


Mohammed Assaf- Promise for Palestine Benefit Banquet and Concert

Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel – 10/18/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: An Evening of Inspiration with Mohammed Assaf in Philadelphia. Hosted by Palestinian Comedian Said Durrah.


Start Making Sense - Recreating Stop Making Sense

Where: Paramount Theatre – Asbury Park – 10/18/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Start Making Sense - Recreating Stop Making Sense


Steve Rodgers- Seth Adam

Where: 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing – 10/18/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: TBA


The Katie Henry Band at The Stanhope House

Where: The Stanhope House – 10/18/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: If you have not heard The Katie Henry Band then you will not want to miss this deeply soulful and moving blues rock phenomenon


THE NERDS Live at ARTIES with BABYFACE FINSTER

Where: Arties Bar and Grill – 10/18/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The NERDS bring their form of fun and entertainment to Arties with support from local favorites Babyface Finster.


Messer Chups (21+ Event)

Where: Wonder Bar – 10/18/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Messer Chups (21+ Event)


Messer Chups Tickets (21+ Event)

Where: Wonder Bar Asbury Park – 10/18/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Messer Chups Tickets (21+ Event)


5th Dimension

Where: Pollak Theatre – 10/18/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: 5th Dimension


Buddy Guy

Where: Scottish Rite Auditorium – 10/18/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Buddy Guy


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Festivals & Expos in New Jersey



Food & Wine Events in New Jersey


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Kids & Family Events in New Jersey


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Performing Arts Events in New Jersey


Adult Painting Class - Dec 17

Where: Newton Recreation Center – 12/18/2019: All Day
Details: Adult Painting Class - Dec 17


Santa’s Circus

Where: Avenel Performing Arts Center – 12/18/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The magic of Christmas will come alive at Santa’s Circus with an interactive show including everything that you love about Christmas. Meet and greet your…


A Christmas Carol

Where: Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center – 12/18/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A Christmas Carol


Keb' Mo's Jingle Bell Jamboree

Where: Newton Theatre – 12/19/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: This year Keb’ Mo’ is celebrating his 25th Anniversary year of performing under the moniker, with the release of two albums, Oklahoma (June 14) and…


Curtain Call Academy: Grades 6-8

Where: CDC Theatre – 12/20/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Mon. 5:30 - 7PM Starts Sept. 16 Tuition: $325* *per student


The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/20/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Hip Hop Nutcracker


A Hip Hop Nutcracker Parking

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center Parking – 12/20/2019: 7:01 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A Hip Hop Nutcracker Parking


bergenPAC Presents - A Christmas Carol - 8:00PM

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/20/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: bergenPAC Presents - A Christmas Carol - 8:00PM


Fiddler on the Roof

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 12/20/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: “Entirely fresh, funny, and gorgeous.” —New York MagazineRich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,”…


Fiddler on the Roof

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 12/20/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “To Life (L’Chaim!),” Fiddler…


From Good Homes

Where: Newton Theatre – 12/20/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The genesis of From Good Homes dates back to a high school band, when childhood friends Todd Sheaffer, Brady Rymer, and Patrick Fitzsimmons came together…


bergenPAC Presents - A Christmas Carol - 1:00PM

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/21/2019: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: bergenPAC Presents - A Christmas Carol - 1:00PM


The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/21/2019: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Hip Hop Nutcracker


A Hip Hop Nutcracker Parking

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center Parking – 12/21/2019: 2:01 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A Hip Hop Nutcracker Parking


bergenPAC Presents - A Christmas Carol - 4:30PM

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/21/2019: 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: bergenPAC Presents - A Christmas Carol - 4:30PM


Bergen Sinfonia

Where: Ciccone Theatre – 12/21/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Classical performances from the Bergen Sinfonia Orchestra highlight its annual holiday concert, “An Evening of Festive Music for a Festive Season,” on Saturday, December 21…


Fiddler On The Roof

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 12/21/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Fiddler On The Roof


National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - Film

Where: Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) – 12/21/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - Film


Our 2019 Holiday Musical

Where: Hunterdon Hills Playhouse – 12/21/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Our 2019 Holiday Musical


bergenPAC Presents - A Christmas Carol - 1:00PM

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/22/2019: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: bergenPAC Presents - A Christmas Carol - 1:00PM


A Christmas Carol Dinner Theatre!

Where: Braddock’s Tavern – 12/22/2019: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A CHRISTMAS CAROL DINNER THEATRE AT BRADDOCK'S TAVERN! DECEMBER 8, 15 & 22


Atlantic City Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

Where: Caesar’s Palace – 12/22/2019: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Atlantic City Ballet Presents The Nutcracker


Atlantic City Ballet: The Nutcracker

Where: Caesars Atlantic City – 12/22/2019: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Atlantic City Ballet: The Nutcracker


New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 12/26/2019: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra


Cinderella - The Musical

Where: Papermill Playhouse – 12/27/2019: 1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Cinderella - The Musical


New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 12/27/2019: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra


Holiday Dreams Tickets

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/28/2019: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Holiday Dreams Tickets


Bert Kreischer

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – 12/28/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bert Kreischer


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 12/28/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


Michael Carbonaro Live!

Where: Paramount Theatre – Asbury Park – 12/28/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Michael Carbonaro Live!


Holiday Dreams Tickets

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/28/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Holiday Dreams Tickets


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 12/29/2019: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


Michael Carbonaro Live!

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/29/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Michael Carbonaro Live!


Michael Carbonaro Tickets

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/29/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Michael Carbonaro Tickets


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 12/30/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


Human Nature

Where: Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City – 12/30/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Human Nature


Salute to Vienna
Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 12/31/2019: 5:00 pm
Details: Waltz into 2020 with Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert. Now an American Tradition! This dazzling performance evokes a golden age of Viennese music, brimming…


The Rave-Ons: Rockin’ Eve

Where: The Surflight Theatre Mainstage – 12/31/2019: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: December 31 at 5:00pm and 8:00pm; $39.50 The Rave-Ons return to the Surflight Theater this New Year's Eve with a mix of songs from Buddy…


Manhattan Comedy Night

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 01/03/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Manhattan Comedy Night


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra - Romeo and Juliet

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 01/04/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra - Romeo and Juliet


NJSO's Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 01/04/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: NJSO's Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet


Drop in and Dance Sundays - January-May

Where: 403 Broad St – 01/05/2020: 11:15 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Don't want to commit but still want to dance?  Need a break from the usual?  Join us for our new program - Drop in and…


Dance and Movement

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 01/06/2020: All Day
Details: Dance and Movement


Tae Kwon Do (January) Family

Where: Newton Recreation Center – 01/07/2020: All Day
Details: Tae Kwon Do (January) Family


NJSO Presents - Mozart's Don Giovanni

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 01/09/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: NJSO Presents - Mozart's Don Giovanni


Passport to Dance

Where: 403 Broad St – 01/10/2020: 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Each month we will mot only explore a different style of dance, we will learn some common steps and then as a group create our…


Capitol Steps

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 01/10/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Capitol Steps


Goodnight Nobody

Where: Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center – 01/10/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Goodnight Nobody


It's Only A Play

Where: Studio Playhouse – 01/10/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Its the opening night of the play The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer is throwing a lavish party in her Manhattan townhouse.…


25th Anniversary Gala

Where: Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre – 01/11/2020: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Join us as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary at our annual fundraising party to support the non-profit mission of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre.


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