The holiday season is here, and there’s something glowing brighter than ever. That’s because the region’s cultural presenters are once again adding an abundance of color and life to a season that is dark and cold.

Robbinsville resident Vaughan Burton and his band, Dream of Maya, will present the premiere of his rock opera, “Croquet,” at the West Windsor Arts Center on Saturday, November 6.

With the holiday season approaching, November is a busy time. Here is a cornucopia of ideas for things to mark your November calendar, all local.


If owning and running the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market has been Joseph Kuzemka’s full-time job for a while, owning and running the new Out of Step Offbeat Boutique and General Store will now be his other full-time job.

A ghost on the left and a runner on the right, HomeFront, the Lawrence Township-based nonprofit whose mission is to eradicate homelessness, is turning their sprint for a cause scary.


    Here’s a sampling of just some of the numerous fall events coming our way this fall.

    With its French country interior and an exterior designed to make diners feel like they are inside a Claude Monet painting, Rat’s Restaurant (named for a character from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows) is a singular dining experience.

    In 2021, it feels fitting to pay tribute to the culture of the 100-year-old decade, and I got to do just that through food, drink, and entertainment when I visited Farns & Rail, a secret upstairs compartment of Old Town Pub (formerly The Farnsworth House) on historic Farnsworth Avenue in…

    For musicians like Tom Tallitsch, the  great challenge of the pandemic has been to find ways to work with students


    Hopewell Theater has announced plans to reopen on Sept. 10, starting with a celebratory performance by a local singer-songwriter, and continuing throughout the fall with a schedule of independent films and live performances from both emerging and established artists presenting music, comedy,…

    Sneaker artist Dez FlyKickz in her Trenton studio.

    Taste Trenton has announced that it will curate an appropriately socially-distanced excursion to the capital city’s restaurants this summer during the weekend of June 11–13.

    “I am an open mic host, community artistic event organizer, a bit of a poet, and run a community theater group — most, if not all, of my events are free,” says Todd Evans. A ubiquitous presence at poetry readings and spoken word events from Trenton to Princeton, Evans says, “I have been doin…

    In Atlanta, Tipple and Rose became known for its selection of whole and loose leaf teas and its scones and macarons, as well as for its tea-brewing accessories, honey, candles, bath and body products and more.