The Hoboken Happy Hour Group presents “HHH Spring Fling,” a great way to socialize and meet new people. It’s also the group’s six-year celebration. Meet them at the Melting Pot, 100 Sinatra Dr. in Hoboken, featuring drinking games, card games, a raffle, and more on April 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. $15 cover charge includes a $10 Melting Pot dipping card, one shot of Russian Standard, and a raffle ticket. Drink specials all night long. For more information, please visit www.hobokenhappyhourgroup.com.
The Jersey City Museum needs photographs for “I Love Jersey City: Everybody Counts,” a follow-up series to last year’s popular “I Love Jersey City” campaign. Send 4x6 inch images of people who live, work or play in Jersey City to: I Love Jersey City: Everybody Counts, Jersey City Museum, P.O. Box 428, Jersey City, NJ 07303. For more information, call (201) 413-0303.
New Jersey City University presents “In Real Time,” a concert series featuring “La Diva ed il Divo!” with soprano Donna Connolly, tenor Mark Nicholson, and pianist Thomas Carlo Bo on Sunday, April 19 at 3 p.m. in Rossey Hall, 2039 Kennedy Blvd. in Jersey City.
The Kennedy Dancers presents Dance Classes, beginning April 20 including: belly dancing, basic hip hop, salsa, yoga, ballet, tap, and tango. All sessions are eight weeks long at a cost of $100. For more information, please call (201) 659-2190.
New Jersey City University presents University Lecture Series featuring award-winning journalist Ira Rifkin on Monday, April 13 at 4 p.m. in Hepburn Hall, 2039 Kennedy Blvd. in Jersey City. The series is free and open to the public. For more information, call (201) 200-3426.
Monroe Movement Space presents Real Sword Training with Grand Master Jin K. Seong every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe St. in Hoboken. Class are $240 for 12 weeks, $450 for 24 weeks, $850 for one year plus the purchase of a $100 uniform and $350 sword purchased after first promotional test.
Curious Matter presents “Poison,” a group art exhibit on the theme of poison in our culture at Curios Matter, 272 Fifth St. in Jersey City, from April 5 through May 17. The gallery is open Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. and by appointments. For more information, call (201) 659-5771.
58 Gallery presents “A Painted Tribute to Burlesque, Go-Go, and Pop Culture,” by Robert Piersanti at 58 Gallery, 58 Coles St. in Jersey City, on Friday, April 3 through April 26. Opening reception is on April 3 from 7 to 11 p.m. For more information, please visit www.fifty8.com.
The Visual Arts Gallery of NJCU presents “Ninety One,” a work combining old Soviet animation, media footage, and self-shot footage by Polina Zaitseva through April 10. Opening reception on April 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, please visit www.polinazaitseva.com.
New Jersey City University presents “Landmarks,” featuring works by Ali Prosch and the GisMo Collective on March 16 through April 15 at the Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, 2039 Kennedy Blvd. in Jersey City. Opening reception is held on March 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information call (201) 200-3246.
Jersey City Museum presents sixth annual Artrageous Ball 2009, featuring dinner, dancing, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and more at the brand-new Westin Jersey City located in the waterfront district in Jersey City, 479 Washington Blvd., on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call (201) 413-0303 ext. 104 or visit www.artrageousball.com.
The Cypher Movement open art, poetry slamat 7:30 p.m. every fourth Friday of the month at Jordan”s Lounge, 247 Newark Ave. in Jersey City. For more information, visit: www.cyphermovement.com.
Hoboken Happy Hour group has upcoming events for locals. This is an excellent way to network, make new friends, and try new places in town. For more information, visit www.hobokenhappyhourgroup.com
The Hoboken Ski Club has upcoming social and athletic events including weekly happy hour parties. All activities are open for members. The annual membership for the 2009 season is on sale now. The group meets every Tuesday night at McBride’s in Hoboken. For more information, visit: www.hobokenskiclub.com.
Open Mics: Art House Productions, the first Thursday of the month at 1 McWilliams Place, in the old St. Francis building on the roof, Jersey City. Visit: www.arthouseproductions.org.
Bayonne Arts Factory, every Wednesday night starting at 8 p.m. Visit: www.arts-factory.com.
B.H. open mic for stand up, sketch, musical comedy hosted by Melissa Surach, every other Tuesday, 8 p.m., at Toy Eaters Studios in the GRAFS building, Jersey City. Visit: www.melissasurach.blogspot.com
Brennan Courthouse Music Series, visit: www.hudsoncountynj.org.
People’s Open Mic hosts every Tuesday at Goldhawk, 936 Park Ave., Hoboken. Call: (201) 420-7989.
Wild Rover Pub, at 7103 Park Ave. in Guttenberg, hosts every Sunday at 10 p.m. All musicians, comics and poets are welcome. Call: (201) 662-9453.
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