Top 10 NJ arts events of the week: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Hollywood Vampires, more

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes will bring a show titled "Soultime! Dance Party" to the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, Feb. 26-27.


Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes will perform at the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, July 3.

A guide to notable arts events taking place in New Jersey, through July 3:

The Oscar-nominated documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” about the late singer Nina Simone, will be shown at the Newark Museum at 7 p.m. June 29, as part of the Newark Black Film Festival. Simone percussionist Leopoldo Fleming and Newark mayor Ras Baraka will speak at the screening.

Retro jazz band Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks will kick off the 2016 “Summer Concerts on the Hudson” series at Lincoln Harbor Park in Weehawken with a free show, June 29 at 7 p.m. Future shows will include The Persuasions, July 13; a tribute to Billy Strayhorn, Aug. 3; the David L. Band, Aug. 17; and “Broadway on the Hudson,” Aug. 29.

• John Pizzarelli, who covered Paul McCartney songs on his 2015 album, Midnight McCartney, will present a show titled “Midnight McCartney in Concert” at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal, June 29 at 8 p.m.

• Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian born brothers who have become well known through their appearances on TV’s “Dancing With the Stars,” will bring their joint dance tour, “Maks and Val Live on Tour: Our Way,” to the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, Jun 29-30 at 8 p.m., as well as the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, July 12 at 8 p.m.

• Taj Mahal, a major force on the blues and roots scene since the ’60s, bring his trio to the South Orange Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. June 30, with Toby Walker opening.

• Remember Jones will perform the late Jeff Buckley’s 1994 album Grace in its entirety, with the help of Buckley collaborator Gary Lucas, at House of Independents in Asbury Park, July 1 and 2, with doors opening at 7 p.m.

• Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes traditionally play at the Stone Pony around the time of the Fourth of July, and will do so this year July 3, appearing on the club’s outdoor Summer Stage, with Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds opening. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the Jody Joseph Band and the Shady Street Show Band will also be performing, on the club’s indoor stage. As part of the Asbury Park Toy Drive, anyone donating a new, unwrapped toy worth $10 or more will receive a guest pass for a future Pony show.

• Steely Dan and Steve Winwood, who share an interest in jazz that influences their work in sometimes obvious, sometimes subtle ways, are touring together this summer, and coming to the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, July 3 at 7 p.m., as well as the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, July 6 at 7 p.m.

Joe Perry, Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp perform music together in the band, Hollywood Vampires.

Joe Perry, Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp perform music together in the band, Hollywood Vampires.

Rock ‘n’ roll survivors Alice Cooper and Joe Perry (of Aerosmith) team up with musician-actor Johnny Depp in the band Hollywood Vampires, which performs at the Event Center at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, July 3 at 8 p.m. The band’s self-titled album, released last year, featuring original songs as well as covers of classics such as Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” The Who’s “My Generation,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” and John Lennon’s “Cold Turkey.” They will also be at the Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn on July 10, with Ruth Ruth opening.

The State Fair Meadowlands, which runs through July 10 at the Meadowlands Sports Complex, offers daily concerts that are included with the price of admission. A concert scheduled for 10 and 11:15 p.m. July 3 will be by “Manny Cabo and Friends”; five singers, including three who have been featured in TV’s “The Voice” (Cabo, Amanda Ayala, Emily Keener) and two that haven’t (Devon Nickoles, Carey Murdock), will perform.

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