10 Best NJ Events This Weekend: March 4 – 6

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Watch acrobats defy gravity at the New Shanghai Circus in Somerville, take part in a unique musical experience with Story Pirates: Kids Cabaret Series at the Bergen Performing Arts Center, join two courageous kids as they take on an adventure at their local playground in Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, or ogle at the beautiful art being showcased at the Kinda!Con Art Expo.

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1. New Shanghai Circus
Friday, March 4th, 2016 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Acrobats, jugglers, contortionists, and many other talented, gravity defying acts will be making an appearance at Raritan Valley Community College for the New Shanghai Circus spectacular. Witness breathtaking stunts and a performance that will astonish everyone in the family.
Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Rd, Somerville, NJ 08876
Cost: $25-$35

2. Story Pirates: Kids Cabaret Series
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 | 1:00 PM
Incorporating stories from children all over the world, the Kids Cabaret Series is all about bringing families an authentic musical experience. During the musical, children are encouraged to participate in some of the segments where improvisation is essential for the show to go on.
Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 N Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ 07631
Cost: $17

3. Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy
Sunday, March 6th, 2016 | 1:30 PM
From page to stage, the New York Time’s best selling children’s book makes a transformation at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Exploring the world around them, Ladybug Girl and Bumblee Boy take on the power of imagination to fight robots and monsters in their playground.
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South St., Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: $12-$15

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4. Kinda!Con Art Expo
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 | 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
At Kinda!Con Art Expo, artists of all ages are invited to check out some of the local artists and businesses showcasing their creations. Additionally, there will be a live DJ, games and card trading, snacks, a cosplay contest, and activities that any little artist will enjoy. Support the community and spend the day admiring the beautiful artwork.
American Legion Post
410 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Woodland Park, NJ 07424
Cost: $5, FREE for kids under 7 years old

5. The Frog Prince and the Peas
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Understand the meaning of friendship with the tale of Princess Fiona, her royal family, and the frog prince. The princess comes to realize that beauty is not only skin deep through a musical escapade of adventure.
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Rd, Budd Lake, NJ 07828
Cost: $15

6. International Grape Festival
Saturday, March 5th + March 6th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
They in different sizes and colors. Sometimes they are green and sometimes they are purple. Sometimes they are sour and sometimes they are sweet. Learn more about the fruit that everyone loves and the importance of this treasured crop at the International Grape Festival.
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Rd #100, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Cost: Free

7. Brunch with Belle
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Meet the beauty herself, the beast, and all of their little household friends from the castle while enjoying orange juice and pancakes. At Brunch with Belle, families are welcome to a relaxing breakfast alongside the characters of Beauty and The Beast before the actual show happening later in the day.
1750 Kresson Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Cost: $20 for children, $22 for adults

8. Jane and the Humongous Pear
Friday, March 4th, 2016 | 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Jane develops her self confidence and helps others find theirs at Eagle Theater’s “Jane and the Humongous Pear.” Traveling through a magical pear, Jane learns of bravery, compassion, and life lessons that young children in the audience can learn from as well. This Friday, watch Jane overcome her obstacles and discover friendship and freedom.
Eagle Theater
208 Vine St, Hammonton, NJ 08037
Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for children

9. Imago Theater’s ZooZoo
Sunday, March 6th, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
A cat is trapped in a bag, a hippo has insomnia, and penguins play musical chairs at Imago Theater’s ZooZoo—the brand new family show presented by the creators of FROGZ. In this silly, kid-friendly show, an abstract performance shows children the beauty of illusion through unique themes of avant-garde and Mummenschanz.
Monmouth University Center for the Arts
400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Cost: $30-$50

10. Pancake Breakfast at James A. McFaul Environmental Center
Sunday, March 6th, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Behold the making of genuine, mouthwatering syrup. From the tree to your pancakes, join the James. A. McFaul Environmental Center at their Pancake Breakfast and maple syrup demonstration. Make sure to reserve your spot for the breakfast and dress warm for the weather.
James A. McFaul Environmental Center
150 Crescent Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Cost: $5

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