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Event Calendar

Tuesday, February 2- Saturday, February 27
In our Galleries

Heinz W. Otto Gallery:"Styles - Moments - Impressions": David Dubal on Paper, Canvas & Blackboard

Opening reception: Sunday, February 13, 4 PM

Lower Gallery: Claudia Slater - "Fantasy Flowers"

Opening reception: Sunday, February 7, 1- 4 PM

Saturday,February 13, 4 p.m.

Classicals at the Circle: "Piano Celebration"Min Kwon & CME Young Artists

$16 in advance, $20 ($18 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door.

Min Kwon and Young Artists of CME Center for Musical Excellence celebrate their newest CD, Piano Celebration. The concert will follow the Opening Reception for the exhibition of the paintings of David Dubal. Two painting by Mr. Dubal grace the cover of the "Piano Celebration" CD.

Saturday, February 27, 8 p.m.

Special Event: "Let Us Entertain You!" - A Musical Variety Show

All tickets $15

Hosted by Watchung Arts Center trustee, Jim Longo, this fundraiser for the benefit of the Watchung Arts Center will feature an array of performers of many ages, many styles, and many talents, including a rhythm section consisting of Fred Fisher on piano, Ron Naspo on bass and Nick Scheuble on drums.

Friday, March 4, 8 p.m.

JaZZ in the Gallery: "Love Notes Plus" - Rio Clemente with special guest, Annette Sanders

$18 in advance, $22 ($20 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door.

Expect the unexpected when the Bishop of Jazz, Rio Clemente, returns for his second performance of our 2015-16 concert season. Rio will be joined for this concert by vocalist, Annette Sanders

Saturday, April 2, 8 p.m.

JaZZ in the Gallery: Carrie Jackson & All Stars: “An Evening of Elegance in Song”

$18 in advance, $22 ($20 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door.

Carrie Jackson is a New York, New Jersey based vocalist and performer who spreads, shares her joy and well-honed expertise on the stage. Carrie with her multifaceted singing style  can harmonize swing, scat, swing standards with sweet soul, wail the blues, ballads, or Gospel, all complimented by her engaging stage presence and graceful moves.

Saturday, April 9 8 p.m.

Comedy: The Improvables

All tickets $10.

The Improvables have been providing the Center’s audiences with zany, raucous one-of-a-kind and never-to-be-repeated humor since 2002.

Saturday, April 16, 8 p.m.

Special Presentation: Richard Stillman - The Spirit of Vaudeville

$16 in advance, $20 ($18for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door.

The Spirit of Vaudeville celebrates the vaudevillians of the jazz age. The tale is told through banjo strumming, tap dancing, storytelling, ukulele and mandolin solos, and wacky Charleston dances. Broadway actor, musician, singer, tap dancer, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist (banjo, mandolin, ukulele, guitar, concertina, pennywhistle and bagpipes) Richard Stillman will be accompanied by guitarist Flip Peters.

Saturday, May 21, 8 p.m.

Classicals at the Circle: Sophia Agranovich

$16 in advance, $20 ($18 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door.

Sophia Agranovich is the award-winning virtuoso pianist, recording artist, educator and program director. A Steinway Artist and a Juilliard graduate, she is “a bold, daring pianist in the tradition of the Golden Age Romantics...A tigress of the piano” - Fanfare. The program will feature Franz Liszt’s epic Après une Lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata - inspired by Victor Hugo’s poem ‘After a Reading of Dante’ (‘Divine Comedy’), exquisitely poetic and passionate 3 Sonneti del Petrarca, nostalgic and dazzling Hungarian Rhapsody # 14, as well as works by Beethoven and Rachmaninoff.

JaZZ in the Gallery: Rio Clemente

$18 in advance, $22 ($20 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door.

One more time! Rio closes out our 2015-16 season with a bang.