Putting on the Glitz : Come out to Barrow Mansion for Van Vorst Park Neighbor Association’s Holiday Fundraiser Putting on the Ritz : A Speakeasy Soiree celebrates this less than Happy Days or the past when a gallon of milk was a nickel and a bottle of gin was illegal. Things start at 8 pm with a Bosanova Jazzed band Vespertine . At 9 pm the Ballroom opens for a Great Depression to Bank Bailout soundtrack by none other than Dancing Tony. [Please note I am at Luckys Tonight for Ladies Night, where we offer depression/recession based specials for Ladies and Lads alike] For $25 your get unlimited hor d’oeuvres, a cash bar and perhaps some vintage bowling and billiards may also be on the menu.
You Better Watch Out : God kind of a crazy song line for that gentle giant Santa Clause. Well the kids still like him and so do I.
Wanna meet this judgmental character in the Red Velvet Coat ? For the kids, Santa’s Elf Factory opens at Tommy Two Scoops at 9 am. Jolly St. Nick will be Pershing Field this Saturday for a Skate with Santa at Noon. Free skating [skate rental extra] and pictures with Santa from noon to 2 pm. Also at Noon the Historic Jersey City for our rescheduled Tree Lighting and Holiday Wreath Laying for our Veterans. Things start off afternoon with the McNair Holiday Chorus, then Victorian Carolers sing at 1 pm followed by some special guest musicians and the a super sing along to Silent Night.
Those 21 and up may wish to try their Holiday Luck at any of the local Santa Con[ventions] being held in the area. The Jersey City Santa Saunter starts at 11 am at JSQ. If you pace yourself well or take a nap. Come out to Lucky 7’s Annual X-Mas Party at 8 pm. Bring a new or gently used winter coat or warm weather ware such as sweaters, hats, or scarves to donate to the JC Homeless Advocacy Group. Our festivities start at 8:30 pm with the Deci Belles leading the sleigh in some holiday caroling. Followed by St. Nick’s Reindeer Music. Mallrific Santa Pics Hot Cider and Shiner Cheer Cold Brew all night.
Keep Watching : In addition, on Saturday. JC’s most successful and perhaps unfortunate band Rye Coalition play WFMU’s Monty Hall . Their will also be a screening of the rock-u-mentary “The Hard Luck Five” which follows the bands from signing to a major label and working with David Grohl to less happier days. Local rockers and Supergroup Black Wail starts things off at 8 pm.
Keep Giving: On Monday, Dec 15th The Jersey City Theatre Company is hosting a fundraiser at Puccini’s restaurant. Run by Co-founder and Artistic Director, Olga Levina, JCTC will eventually call White Eagle Hall home. As opposed to tearing down this beautiful structure, or converting the former gymnasium used by the nationally recognized St. Anthony High School basketball team into luxury condos, Owner Ben LoPiccolo and his partner, Olga Levina, committed to making a multipurpose theater, for arts and music venue that could accommodate about 400 people sitting and 800 standing in its main hall. [from nj.com ] In addition, Madame Claude and the former owners of the famed music venue Maxwell’s are both opening up restaurants in the building’s basement and will both host live music.
Fri: 8 pm The Gay Blades l Reese Van Riper l Invisible Days l Eastern Midwestern l Hidden Cities @ The Shop! | 8pm Rent Party: The Sensational Country Blues Wonders, Eugene Chrysler Band, Big Mamou | 8:30 pm The Defending Champions, Garden State Line, and Christina Alessi and The Toll Collectors @ Tierneys Tavern, Dec 12th! | 9 pm Nick Ciavatta With Twiddlin Thumbs & The Sensational Country Blues Wonders at Mojo Lounge This Friday! | 9 pm PMJ HOLIDAY SPECIAL – # DEC 12 2014/FRI | 9 pm Overlake//Impossible Cities//Subtitles//Cocoba// @ MEATLOCKER | 10:30 pm Essensual Grooves at Porto Lounge with Righton Shawn 11pm Coy Kids @Pianos
Sat: 11 am Craft-tacular Gift-a-palooza! | 1 pm Friggin Fabulous Brunch at Caffe Vivaldi, Saturday, 12/13, With Randy Burns, Jim Petrie, Terry Haman and Nick Ciavatta! | 6:30 pm 12th Annual Ancient Order of Hibernians Christmas Dinner Dance! | 8 pm Sagittarian with DJ Mike Waffle & El Gwapo | 10 pm Thank Goth It’s Xmas ! at the Lamp Post with DJ’s Ames DEluxe and Andrea WK | 10:30 pm Fever for the Disco with Dj William McCamie at Porto Lounge
Sun: Industry Night at Lucky 7’s with DJ William McCamie
Tues : 6 pm Jersey City Ties Holiday Toy Drive! at Lucky 7’s | 6:30 pm Tuesday Night Song Club is back with Richard McGraw, Caitlin Marie Bell,Nick Ciavatta and Cailtin Mahoney. | 7pm Evergreen Gala! at the Lincoln Inn | 7pm SALONUKAH at Thretle Gallery NYC