Ridgway & Montrose, Weehawken Creative Arts

By Ashley King-Grambley

[October 2019 | San Juan Silver Stage]

The month of October has quite a menu of offerings from Weehawken Creative Arts and its sister organization, The Sherbino—so get out that calendar and start making plans! (You can follow us online in the Silver Stage at silverstage.news/calendars.)

It all starts on the 4th with “Foundations of Watercolors” in Montrose, where students will become familiar with the foundations of watercolor techniques. On the 5th, “The Art of Alcohol Inks,” with Anastasia Kenner, will take place in Ridgway (each workshop: $50 includes all materials).

Theater-goers are sure to enjoy The Sherbino Theatre Company’s fall show, a theatrical adaptation of George Orwell’s classic, allegorical novella Animal Farm. This production runs October 4th to 6th in Ridgway. Tickets are available online.

Double-up on the 7th with well-known American author, Pam Houston! Houston will offer a writing workshop called The Physical Stuff of Your Life in Ridgway for $75, and then will be the featured writer/reader at this season’s Open Bard Literary Series at the Sherbino at 6:30 P.M. ($10+ suggested donation).

On the 10th, head to WCA’s 610 Arts Collective for an artist reception for Caroline Richardson’s Out Of Range. This photography exhibition will feature Super 8 & 35mm hand-painted film stills (6:10 P.M. at 610 Clinton St.).

Music lovers should be sure not to miss Terry Robb at the Sherbino on the 11th. Robb is hailed as one of the finest acoustic guitarists on the international scene, and a virtuoso of acoustic blues guitar ($15 advance/$20 at door, seated show). Robb will then offer a workshop the next day called Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar: Blues, Ragtime & Slide Workshop in Ridgway.

The Sherbino hosts high-level, stand up comedy on the 12th, featuring two nationally touring comedians from The Comedy Zone, Patrick Garrity and opener Don Morgan. (8 P.M., $13 to $22 in advance, $18 at the door).

One of WCA’s most-popular instructors, Laura Mantecon, returns to Ridgway on October 12th and 13th for “Alchemy of Mixed Media.” This exploratory mixed media workshop has students returning year after year for two days of technique and inspiration.

If you like to keep it casual, you’ll love Weehawken’s ARTbar – “Circle of Mountains” on the 15th at the Sherbino; $35 includes instruction, all materials, a drink, AND you’ll go home with your very own masterpiece!

The Sherbino’s monthly lecture series is something to keep an eye on. On the 17th, they have a truly inspirational talk on the schedule called Running America with Marshall Ulrich. At the age of 57, Marshall Ulrich ran across the United States, completing the mind-bending and body-breaking equivalent of 117 back-to-back marathons in 52.5 days, running an average of more than 400 miles a week. (7:30 P.M., by donation).

On the 18th, award-winning Americana singer-songwriter Emily Scott Robinson hits the Sherbino stage. (7:30 P.M., $12-$15 in advance or $18 at the door, seated show).

Lastly, don’t miss The Sherbino Theatre Company’s full stage production of The Rocky Horror Show. Performances will take place October 31st – November 2nd at 8:00 P.M. The price of admission includes props!

More details on all of these events can be found at weehawkenarts.org or sherbino.org or stop by the office and say hello, in Ridgway at 610 Clinton Street.