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OCT 5–28
Come into New
Brunswick’s George Street Playhouse for
an evening of comedy in
One Slight
Hitch.
Written by stand-up comic Lewis
Black and starring Mark Linn-Baker of the
sitcom
Perfect Strangers
(1986–1993),
the play follows a suburban family trying
to plan a wedding amid a series of unfor-
tunate events. Tickets:
$28–$67
.
Go to
georgestreetplayhouse.org.
OCT 14
Bring the whole family for
a day of autumnal activities at the annual
Fall Festival
in Rutgers Gardens in
New Brunswick, 12–4 p.m. Highlights will
include pumpkin decorating, apple tast-
ing, a scavenger hunt and more. Admis-
sion:
free.
Go to rutgersgardens.rutgers.
edu for more information.
OCT 20
Grammy Award-winning
rock sensation
Melissa Etheridge
comes to the State Theatre in New
Brunswick. Etheridge, best known for her
songs “I Want to Come Over” and “I’m
the Only One,” will be promoting her lat-
est album,
4
th Street Feeling,
which was
released last month. Tickets:
$35–$100
.
Visit statetheatrenj.org for details.
NOV 3
Gather your girlfriends and
challenge yourself at the
Beauty and
the Beach
five-mile run/walk in Long
Branch, 9 a.m. The race, open to women
only, is on a flat course with ocean views.
The first 300 registrants receive a laven-
der boa, and all participants are given an
official race shirt. Finishers are awarded
a special pendant. Register at beautyand
thebeachrun.com.
NOV 13
Canadian comedian
Tom Green
brings his over-the-top
stand-up to the Stress Factory in New
Brunswick, 8 p.m. Green gained fame
for his outlandish MTV series,
The Tom
Green Show
,
and has appeared as a
guest host on
The Late Show with David
Letterman
and as a contestant on Donald
Trump’s
The Celebrity Apprentice
.
Tick-
ets:
$25
.
Go to stressfactory.com.
NOV 17
Start your holiday shop-
ping at the North Brunswick Women’s
Club
Craft Fair and Tricky Tray
at
Our Lady of Peace Church Hall in North
Brunswick, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Vendors will
be selling their art, crafts, jewelry and
fashion. Admission:
free
.
Visit north
brunswicknj.gov to obtain additional
information.
NOV 23–25
Start the holiday
season off right by enjoying the clas-
sic tale of Clara Silberhaus and her
magical adventures in the American
Repertory Ballet’s interpretation of
The
Nutcracker
at the McCarter Theatre
in Princeton. More than 100 dancers from
the professional company and students
from Princeton Ballet School will bring
composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s
score to life. Tickets:
$20–$55
.
Order at
mccarter.org.
Melissa Etheridge
performs at the
State Theater, Oct. 20.
See
The Nutcracker
at
the McCarter Theater
in Princeton, Nov. 23–25.