In the mood for music? How about a little history?
Been meaning to get in shape—or well on the way there?
Get Out's got you covered with a weekend of activities for art and music lovers, history buffs, athletic types. We'll even tell you how to check out the inside of a honeybee colony, if you're looking for something more ... off-bee-t.
(OK. We're really sorry for that pun. Let us make it up to you with the helpful listings ahead.)
Self Defense Classes at St. Jude’s
Where/When: From 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. on Thursday at St. Jude's Parish in Hopatcong.
Why Go: To learn the ability to defend yourself in potentially life-threatening situations with the help of the Gen Lee Ju-Jitsu Club.
Pricing: $10 per class.
Where/When: At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Morris Museum in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because Author Kathy West will present memorabilia, pictures, video and music about the Myddle Class, a mid-60s garage band of five suburban New Jersey teenagers. After the presentation, West will sign copies of her book, "A Song for You: The Quest of the Myddle Class."
Early American Silversmiths Exhibition
Where/When: From 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown.
Why Go: Because the exhibit focuses on the three centers of American silver-making in the 18th century—featuring Boston, New York and Philadelphia silversmiths and exploring the master-apprentice relationships.
Price: Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors and students; and free for those 12 and under.
Laura Hull Jazz Duo
Where/When: From 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday at Hibiscus Restaurant in Morristown.
Why Go: Because Morristown jazz vocalist Laura Hull and DIVA Jazz Orchestra pianist Tomoko Ohno will present a program of American popular songs, jazz standards and obscure gems.
Pricing: No cover.
Where/When: From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the Jefferson Township Public Library.
Why Go: Families can enjoy the benefits of yoga by learning a variety of classic poses, presented by Michelle Magnotti of Yoga Flows Inc.
Family Movie Night
Where/When: From 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday at the Hopatcong Senior Citizens Center.
Why Go: Come by for the viewing of "Cats & Dogs," with all proceeds from refreshments going to Project Graduation.
Accidental Death of an Anarchist
Where/When: From 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison.
Why Go: Because enjoying Dario Fo’s brilliantly funny, scathing political farce is a terrific way to spend your weekend.
Pricing: $32 to $55.
Morristown History Walking Tour
Where/When: From 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Morris County Tourism Bureau's Morris County Visitors Center in Morristown.
Why Go: Because this historic Morristown walking tour covers nearly a mile within Morristown’s historic district, including more than 300 years of Morristown history.
Bee Keeping Class
Where/When: From 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Early Street Grow It Green Morristown Community Garden in Morristown.
Why Go: Because you can get a chance to see the inner workings for a honeybee colony.
Saturday Morning Road Ride
Where/When: Starts at Marty’s Reliable Cycle in Morristown, makes its way through Harding and Chatham, then back to Morristown, beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturdays.
Why Go: The pace will be moderate for this 20-mile ride. So if you’re looking to get back into tip-top shape for the summer, this weekly bike road might be a good way to start.
Lake Hopatcong Elks Flea Market
Where/When: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at 201 Howard Blvd, Mount Arlington.
Why Go: Because you can pick up some great stuff at fair prices.
Pricing: Bring your wallet.
Summer Concert Series
Where/When: From 7 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Camp Jefferson Amphitheatre, 81 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong.
Why Go: To enjoy this tribute to the '80s rock band Journey.
Pricing: All $20 adult or $15 senior tickets (for anyone over 62) purchased in advance will include $2 food coupon to be used the night for which the ticket was purchased. Child tickets (for those under 15) are $10. Children age 9 and under admitted free with paid adult.
Lake Mohawk Music Festival
Where/When: From 3 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at East Lake Shore Trail in Sparta.
Why Go: To enjoy music by Christian Morelli, Something About January, Goodbye Friday and Trapt in Jersey.
Pricing: The cover charge is $10, or the family charge is $25.
Free Concert in the Park
Where/When: From 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at Modick Park in Hopatcong.
Why Go: Come by and enjoy a free concert, along with ice cream and face painting among other things, on Sunday night with all proceeds going to families in need.