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Friday, April 8 - Scrapbooking

Join a quartet of top local regional and touring singer-songwriters for an intimate, cafe-style, candlelit evening of music at the historic Old Franklin Schoolhouse, hosted by Metuchen-based singer-songwriter Sharon Goldman and sponsored by the Metuchen Arts Council! $10 at the door, refreshments included, BYOB! 

Bev Grant -- political activist awesome straight from Brooklyn
Lara Herscovitch -- Connecticut-based folk-jazz
Wendy Sassafras Ramsey -- quirky indie Americana all the way from Syracuse
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers -- award-winning songwriter and author from Syracuse

online Saturday, April 23 - MACBETH w/Raconteur Radio

Fair is foul, and foul is fair. Join us as we commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death (to the very day!) with our immersive take on his creepiest play.

Macbeth tells the story of a Scottish general who, driven by prophecy, seeks to be King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. He soon commits more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion. The consequent civil war swiftly takes Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of arrogance, madness, and death.

FEATURING: Danielle Illario, Carlyle Owens, and Laurence Mintz.

WITH: theatrical lighting and costumes, Golden Age radio equipment, fog effects, and, of course, extensive sound effects.

PLUS: Danielle Illario sings Double Trouble, which features lines from Macbeth set to a John Williams score.

AND: Macbeth cocktails (Scotch whiskey, Amaretto, Blue Caracao, lemon juice, sugar), red wine (the color of "filthy witness), and Blind Worm Punch (non alcoholic).

ALSO: light themed fare: dog tongue, frog toe, lizard leg. Or maybe just a cauldron full of wild (owlet) wings (we want you sucking bones with red hands). "Ain't no thing, but a chicken wing!" Didn't Shakespeare say that?

FINGERS CROSSED: an armored swordfight by Ron Daniels and the Clang Addicts and a special introduction by a Shakespeare scholar.

Ages 10 and up. Admission: $25 ($15 for under 21).

Friday, May 13 - Scrapbooking
Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21- Bob, Bikes, Beer IV event (Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration)
Friday, May 27 - Metuchen Open Mic Night
Friday, June 10 - Scrapbooking
Friday, June 24 - Metuchen Open Mic Night
Saturday, July 30 - Schoolhouse Songwriter Series
Saturday, November 5 - Schoolhouse Songwriter Series
Friday, December 3 - Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 4 - Eat~Drink~Buy Art
Sunday, December 5 - Holiday House Tour

For info on other events happening around Metuchen, visit www.metuchencalendar.org