Page 16 Thursday, January 1, 2015 The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains – Fanwood TIMES A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION Rockin BBQ With Elvis Impersonator To Benefit Kenilworth Historical Society KENILWORTH – On Saturday, January 10 the Kenilworth Historical Society will present a Rockin’ BBQ With The King, a fun-filled Jim Barone as Elvis Presley evening of great live Elvis music and a barbecue-style dinner, at the Kenilworth Veterans Center located at 33 South 21st Street from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will feature award-winning “Elvis” tribute artist/singerentertainer Jim Barone, who remark- ably captures the voice, passion, style and appearance of the legendary Elvis Presley. Mr. Barone, who for many years has entertained fans throughout the United States and abroad, will present “A Tribute to Elvis Through the Years,” a live performance of favorite “Elvis” songs from the 1950s-‘70s, for listening and dancing pleasure. During the evening, a delicious and plentiful three-course chicken and ribs dinner prepared by the popular fine caterer Two Fish and Five Loaves of Union will be served. Admission is $50. Advance reservations are required. The event seating plan accommodates eight people per table. Early reservations are encouraged to ensure availability. For reservations/tickets, please call (908) 709-0434 or (908) 7090391. Tickets are also being sold at Especially Yours Florist located at 13 North 20th Street, Kenilworth. Mr. Barone’s performances are based on a full repertoire of Elvis Presley music and embody the passion, playful swagger, humor and complete command of the audience that Elvis brought to the world of music. Mr. Barone began entertaining as a teenager who excelled in musical theatre. His career as an Elvis tribute artist was launched by a simple request to perform at an Oldies Show. Through his awardwinning performances worldwide, Mr. Barone has built lasting friendships and a large fan base from a mutual love of Elvis’ music. Proceeds from the Rockin’ BBQ With The King will benefit the Kenilworth Historical Society’s Oswald J. Nitschke House (c. 1880) living history museum and cultural arts center by helping defray the cost of an elevator that makes all levels of the newly restored site fully accessible to everyone. The Kenilworth Historical Society is an independent, volunteerbased, non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the research, preservation and interpretation of the Oswald J. Nitschke House, local history and culture. NJWA Rock Performance Workshop to Perform at Crossroads on January 10 WESTFIELD – The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA) Rock Performance Workshop will present a live concert on Saturday, January 10 at 5:15 p.m., at The Crossroads, 78 North Avenue, Fly Fishing Show To be Held in Somerset Improv Troupe to Perform in Montclair MONTCLAIR – Lunatic Fringe, New Jersey’s top improv troupe will perform on Saturday, January 17 at 8 p.m. at the Glen Ridge Train Station at 228 Ridgewood Avenue at the corner of Bloomfield Avenue. New Jersey’s oldest continuously performing improv comedy troupe, Lunatic Fringe has been performing comedy without a script and without a net since 1997. The comedians combine music, audience suggestions and wit-without-a-wire to create a unique comic experience. Tickets to the January 17 Lunatic Fringe performance are $12 at the door, but with a reservation, admission is only $10. For reservations, call (973) 429-1527. LEGALLY FABULOUS...Garwood's Lincoln School Class of 2015 recently put on the fabulously fun international awardwinning musical Legally Blonde, Jr. based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde. The play follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. The production was directed by the district's music teacher, Mr. Armando Gonzalez. The performance marked the 36th consecutive production presented each year by the 8th grade graduating class of Garwood Public Schools. JAZZING UP THE HOLIDAYS...Florian Schantz and his jazz combo kicked off their initiative for NJ Workshop for the Arts Music Connection program with a special holiday concert at the Crossroad in Garwood. The successful benefit concert is the first step towards reestablishing this program for special needs children. Pictured left to right (front row): Rup Chattopadhyay, Florian Schantz, Margaret Schantz, Phil Rinaldi; (back row) Lowell Schantz and Cory Ackerman. Contact the NJWA at (908) 789-9696 or visit their studios at 150-152 East Broad Street, Westfield for more information. SOMERSET – Opening day of the 2015 fishing season throughout the northeast is right around the corner when the annual Fly Fishing Show swings open its doors on Friday, January 23 at the Garden State Exhibit Center. The facility, 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset, will play host to a virtual three ring circus of all-things-fly-fishing with casting demonstrations, flytying, films, a Women’s Fly Fishing Showcase, and the newest tackle and gear all pointed at New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Eastern Pennsylvania visitors. Fly-fishing Show admission is $15 for one day, $25 for two days and $35 for three days. Film Festival admission is $15 or $10 with paid admission to the show. Garwood. The concert will feature the groups Spkyed and El Guapo composed of teen musicians from the Westfield area. The sets will feature songs by bands including Guns ‘N’ Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Ozzy, Franz Ferdinand, Snow Patrol, and more. This diverse show will appeal to rock fans of all ages and interests. Proceeds from the $5 admission will benefit the Rock Performance Workshop of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts. Under direction of guitarist Glen Brown and percussionist John Bryan, the groups Spyked and El Guapo have met weekly on Saturday nights at the NJWA studios to guide these young musicians as they perfect musical skills and enjoy the atmosphere of rocking out with peers. In commenting on the progress of the fall 2014 workshop, Mr. Brown said, “Both of the fall Rock Performance Workshop groups are exceptionally powerful and tight. I’ve seen each member grow wonderfully as an individual musician and have loved seeing them really come to- gether in their groups. We’ve received many compliments from the downtown Westfield community during rehearsals this session and I am confident that any rock fan attending this event will have a great time hearing Spyked and El Guapo play.” To find out more about the Rock Performance Workshop winter session starting in February, or the Intro to Rock Performance class which has an on-demand schedule, call (908) 789-9696 or visit the NJWA studios at 150-152 East Broad St., Westfield. For information on this or any other program of the NJWA, log on to njworkshopforthearts.com. Coming Next Week Susan M. Dougherty’s review of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Performance. See it all on the Web! www.goleader.com MAKE SOMEDAY TODAY WE SINCERELY HOPE YOU HAD A NO JOINER’S FEE through 1/4 ”PAY THE DAY” JOINER’S FEE 1/5-1/31 ($5 on 1/5, $6 on 1/6 … and so on!) You belong at the Y this January! SPORTS & PLAY HEALTH & WELLNESS SUNDAY, JANUARY 4 SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 OPEN HOUSE IF NOT, STOP BY FIND YOUR Nirvana HAPPY NEW YEAR! ShovlinMattress.com FREE community event 11:00AM-1:00PM! New and improved climbing wall, sport samplers such as fencing and pillo polo, and sport skill stations Kids crafts and soft-play area Information about camp, childcare education and other Y programs Birthday party fun station OPEN HOUSE FREE community event all day! Workout in our cardio, strength training, free weight or fitness express rooms Take group exercise classes, swim and play basketball (visit website for schedules) Participate in a “fitness challenge” Take advantage of personal training, membership and refer-a-friend specials WESTFIELD AREA Y 220 Clark St., Westfield ∙ 908-233-2700 ∙ www.westfieldynj.org Strengthening the communities of Cranford, Garwood, Mountainside and Westfield since 1923. Financial assistance is available.
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