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The Monmouth County Department of Public Information & Tourism strives to ensure the accuracy of the Calendar of Event listings, but changes sometimes occur without our knowledge. Monmouth County cannot be held liable in the event of omissions or errors on Calendar of Events and its listings. Contact the respective organization prior to attending the event to confirm information.
"Beautiful Childhood: Portraits from the Permanent Collection"

January 1-February 26, 2016

Visit website for Museum hours
732-462-1466

An exhibit featuring oil and pastel portraits of Monmouth County children from the 19th century, curated by Carol Lowrey, a specialist in American art of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Historical Association Museum
70 Court Street, Freehold
The Substance of Bliss

January 14-February 14, 2016

Call for times
732-229-3166

This World Premiere, by Tony Glazer, is about two parent and their troubled fifteen year old, in which they question their decision to marry and have a child that causes so much angst.
NJ Repertory Company
179 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ
Maxwell Anderson's Bad Seed

February 6-7,12-14,19-21, 2016

check for times
732-291-9211

Join for Maxwell Anderson's Bad Seed. Coffee and homemade desserts are available.
Navesink Arts Center in the Dean K. Anderson Theater
149 Monmouth Ave., Atlantic Highlands
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia- Swan Lake

February 10, 2016

7:30 p.m.
732-842-9000

Now under direction of award-winning dancer Nikolay Anokhin, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents one of the greatest classical ballets of all time.
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St., Red Bank
L.A. Theatre Works Bram Stroker's Dracula

February 11, 2016

7 p.m.
732-263-6889

Bram Stroker's Dracula returns live radio theater style, giving you one of the greatest horror stories ever told.
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch
The Beach Boys

February 11, 2016

7:30 p.m.
732-842-9000

The Beach Boys continue to perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their debut over 50 years ago.
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St., Red Bank
Chapter Two

February 12- March 13, 2016

check for show times
732-462-9093

A recent widower is encourage by his younger brother to start dating again. After a few bad matches, until they com across a keeper.
Center Playhouse
35 South Street, Freehold
Valentine's Day with Megan Hilty

February 12, 2016

8 p.m.
732-842-9000

Hilty’s incredible voice is perfect for a trip through the American Songbook for Valentine's Day.
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St., Red Bank
Family Maple Sugaring

February 13, 2016

10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
732-946-4771

Join for a fun and interactive day of learning! Learn the history and folklore of maple sugaring.
Kateri Environmental Center
160 Conover Road, Morganville, NJ
Jazz, Love and Sweet Whiskey

February 13, 2016

8 p.m.
732-528-9211

Five of the top musicians create a sound that blends traditional jazz, a touch of blues and rock, a dash of international flair, combined with a steady mix of standards.
Algonquin Ars Theatre
173 Main Street, Manasquan
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suites

February 14, 2015

3 p.m.
732-842-9000

Presented by the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra.
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St., Red Bank
The Lady of the Camellias

February 14, 2016

3 p.m.
732-263-6889

An emotional and dramatic performance by the Bolshoi dancers. A young boy falls madly in love with a courtesan, despite her infidelity, will do all he can to help her leave her indulgent life.
Monmouth University
Pollak Theatre
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch
Chris Botti

February 19, 2016

8 p.m.
732-842-9000

Trumpet legend Chris Botti is the world's best selling jazz instrumentalist, bringing a sound that’s both cool and romantic with a modern style.
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank
Ropes

February 20-March 20, 2016

Check show times
732-345-1400

The greatest tight rope walker of all time has kept himself a mystery to his family, leaving each son searching for his own way to soar to new heights.
Two River Theater
21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
A Doo Wop Explosion: A Night of Acappella Harmony

February 20, 2016

7 p.m.
732-842-9000

Enjoy an evening of the top five Acapella doo wop vocal groups from New York City to Philadelphia.
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch
Abba Mania

February 20, 2016

8 p.m.
732-842-9000

Join for a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of Abba and the memories of when Abba ruled the airwaves.
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank
George Washington's Birthday Celebration

February 21, 2016

noon-3:00pm
732-919-3500

Historic Allaire Village
within Allaire State Park
Rt. 524/4265 Atlantic Ave., Wall
Mega Bubble Show (2 Shows)

February 21, 2016

12 & 3 p.m.
732-842-9000

Bring the family to the magical kingdom of Fan Yang's Mega Bubble Show! The first and only, interactive stage production of complete light effects, lasers, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry.
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St., Red Bank
Bizet's The Pearl Fishers Encore

February 21, 2016

1 p.m.
732-263-6889

Bizet's opera of lust and longing is set in the Far East and returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years.
Monmouth University
Pollak Theatre
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch
The Forgotten Refugees: Talk & Film

February 21, 2016

1 p.m.
732-252-6990

Joseph Levy will present a talk on "The Forgotten Refugees", the Jews from the Arab countries, followed by a related film.
310 Mounts Corner Drive.,
Freehold, NJ
Red Bank Restaurant Week

February 21-March 3, 2016

visit website
732-842-4244

Enjoy Red Bank's famous restaurants with a $30 prix fixe dinner menu!
Menu includes appetizer, entree and dessert.
(Excludes Friday & Saturday)
*Visit Website for participating restaurants
Annual Chili Cook-Off

February 21, 2016

3-7 p.m.
732-291-4713

Join for the Chili Cook-off! All proceeds will benefit the 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade. Sample delicious Chili and refreshments.
Havana Tropical Cafe, 409 Bay Ave. Highlands, NJ
Palomar Quartet

February 21, 2016

3 p.m.
732-528-9211

Each member of Dan Levinson's Palomar Quartet has been inspired by his counterpart in Goodman's group, resulting in a magical chemistry with creativity and excitement.
Algonquin Arts Theatre
173 Main Street, Manasquan
RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles

February 23, 2016

8 p.m.
732-842-9000

An amazing spectacular that takes you on a journey through the life and times of the world's most celebrated band.
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank
R5- Sometime Last Night Tour with Special Guest Ryland

February 24, 2016

7 p.m.
732-842-9000

This pop-rock quintet is ready to move one step closer to world domination with the release of their first single, “Let’s Not Be Alone Tonight."
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St., Red Bank
The Berenstain Bears Live!

February 25, 2016

4:30 p.m.
732-842-9000

Join for an Autism/Sensory-Friendly Performance.
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ
The Taming of the Shrew

February 25, 2016

7 p.m.
732-263-6889

An adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy tailored specifically to the Bolshoi dancers for a two-hour breathtaking show.
Monmouth University
Pollak Theatre
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch
Ocean Grove's "Girlfriends Getaway Weekend"

February 26-28, 2016

Call for times
732-774-1391

Take a break from your husbands
and boyfriends, and enjoy a weekend
filled with activities, entertainment,
and relaxation with your girls!
(Call for details)
Ocean Grove Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 415
Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
26th Annual Jersey Shore Home Show

February 26-28, 2016

See times

Start planning that home renovation or home improvement project you've dreamed of! Save yourself the hassle, and speak with dozens of businesses that provide a huge variety of products and services for your home.
Hours:
Friday- 1-8 p.m.
Saturday- 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday- 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Brookdale Community College
Collins Area
Lincroft, NJ
One Man, Two Guvnors

February 26,27- March 4,5,11-12,2016

Check for show times
732-449-4530

A celebration of the British comedy, a laugh out loud mix of satire and glittery one liners.
Spring Lake Community Theatre
300 Madison Avenue, Spring Lake
Chicago

February 26, 2016

8 p.m.
732-842-9000

This band’s concerts are celebrations including hits such as "Make Me Smile" and "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank
Moon for the Misbegotten

February 26-27, 2016

8 & 2 p.m.
732-528-9211

This poetic play involving two souls catches a glimmer of happiness...but when dawn breaks, will their desire be strong enough to withstand regret and disappointment?
Algonquin Arts Theatre
173 Main Street, Manasquan
Issa's Winter Wonderland

February 27, 2016

11 a.m.
732-577-8200

Issa is a social media favorite, best known for his alter ego of "Twaimz" on both vine and YouTube.
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road, Freehold
Bobby Collins

February 27, 2016

8 p.m.
732-842-9000

With more than 200 stand-up performances around the country, Bobby Collins is a show-business institution.
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St., Red Bank
Cherish The Ladies

February 27, 2016

8 p.m.
732-842-9000

This Grammy nominated, Irish-American super group has toured the world sharing their spectacular blend of instrumental talents, vocals and captivating arrangements.
Monmouth University
Pollak Theatre
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch
Third Annual Vacation Expo

February 28, 2016

11 a.m.-3 p.m.
732-741-9563

Join for an informative and fun event filled with exotic plants, colorful flowers & the sounds of tropical-inspired live music. Join with travel professionals from Excel Travel to plan the vacation of your dreams.
Sickles Market
One Harrison Avenue, Little Silver
Puccini's Turandot Encore

February 28, 2016

1 p.m.
732-263-6889

Nina Stemme takes on the role of the proud princess of China, who is won over by Tenor Marco Berti, the brave prince.
Pollak Theatre
400 Cedar Avenue,
West Long Branch, NJ
Bus Stop

March 2-10, 2016

3 p.m.
732-263-6889

A romantic drama written by one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century.
Lauren K. Woods Theatre
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch
MET OPERA: Madama Butterfly (Broadcast in HD)

March 3, 2016

1 p.m.
732-571-3483

A breathtaking production that has thrilled audiences time after time.
Pollak Theatre
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch
National Theatre Live: Hangmen

March 3, 2016

7 p.m.
732-571-3483

Award-winning production of Matthew Dunster's deeply funny new play that takes place in a small pub in northern English town of Oldham.
Pollak Theatre
400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch
Jim Norton

March 3, 2016

8 p.m.
732-842-9000

Join for the Mouthful of Shame Tour!
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St., Red Bank
Ethel with Robert Mirabel

March 4, 2016

8 p.m.
732-263-6889

These Native American musicians present their next evolution of a cross-cultural concert experience.
Pollak Theatre
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch
MET OPERA: Lescaut (Broadcast in HD)

March 5, 2016

1 p.m.
732-571-3483

Puccini's obsessive love story returns to the Met Stage.
Pollak Theatre
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch
2016 E. Murray Todd Half Marathon

March 6, 2016

7:15 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start
732-542-1642 ext. 23

Run 13.1 miles through rural and residential areas of Lincroft, Holmdel and Colts Neck.
Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. if you haven't pre-registered online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Race starts at 9 a.m.
Brookdale Community College
Collins Arena
Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft
Belmar St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 6, 2016

12:30 p.m.
(732) 280-2648

Join for one of the largest St. Patrick's Day parades in New Jersey!
Main St., Belmar
New Exhibit-"Local Stories of the Civil War"

March 6, 2016

1-4 p.m.
732-531-2136

The Civil War is the most documented subject in the American archive. Join for an exhibit with stories of our state's political loyalties.
Eden Woolley House
703 Deal Road, Ocean
Imago Theatre's ZooZoo

March 6, 2016

2 p.m.
732-263-6889

Bring the family for this whimsical, silly family show with its giggle-inducing short vignettes performed without words.
Monmouth University
Pollak Theatre
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch
DANU's St. Patrick's Celebration

March 6, 2016

7 p.m.
732-842-9000

Enjoy a mix of ancient Irish music.
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St., Red bank
Passions

March 6, 2016

4 p.m.
732-933-9333

Meditations of Lent from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
Our Lady Star of the Sea Church
101 Chelsea Avenue, Long Branch
Winter Speaker Event- The Life of a Confederate Soldier

March 8, 2016

7:15 p.m.
732-531-2136

Join for The life of a Confederate Solider, the full story of Arthur Green, military historian whose family story in Monmouth County dates back to 1680.
Ocean Board of Education Headquarters
163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst
Joan Baez

March 8, 2016

8:00pm
(732) 842-9000

Joan Baez is a stunning soprano with a natural vibrato lending tension to everything she sings.
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank
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