Top 10 NJ arts events of the week: Twenty One Pilots, ‘The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe,’ more


Twenty One Pilots performs at the Prudential Center in Newark, Jan. 21.

A guide to notable arts events taking place in New Jersey, through Jan. 22:

• Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens no longer presents weekly shows at Crossroads in Garwood, but will be there occasionally this year, starting with a show Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m., with Lost Romance & Renee Avila opening, and Live Band Karaoke with The Goldenboyz following his set.

Saxophonist Tim Ruedeman and pianist Steve Beck will perform works by jazz and classical composers whose music was banned by the Nazis in the 1930s, Jan. 19 at 12:30 p.m. at the Shea Center for Performing Arts at William Paterson University in Wayne. The name of the free program is “Entartete Musik,” which is the term — meaning degenerate music — that was used by Nazis to describe this music.

Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones will sign copies of his new memoir, “Lonely Boy: Tales From a Sex Pistol,” Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at Bookends in Ridgewood. 

Singer-songwriter Christine Lavin, who happens to have a new song about the incoming presidential administration called “When It All Goes Wrong/We’ll Turn This Ship Around” (see video below), will team up with Don White for a show on the night of Inauguration Day, Jan. 20 at 8:15 p.m., at Christ Congregation Church in Princeton. The show is presented by the Princeton Folk Music Society.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra‘s Winter Festival continues this weekend with violinist Pinchas Zukerman featured in a program that includes Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Barber’s The School for Scandal Overture, and Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3, “Organ.” The concert, which will be conducted by Christian Vásquez, will be presented at the Richardson Auditorium in Princeton, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m.; Prudential Hall at NJPAC in Newark, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m.; and the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.

The fourth annual Big Small Show, which is at the Victory Hall Drawing Rooms in Jersey City from Jan. 20 to Feb. 6, features more than 100 artists showing small paintings, drawings and three-dimensional works.

Members of 10 Hairy Legs will dance in “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe,” Jan. 21 at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.

Members of the all-male dance company 10 Hairy Legs will perform a stage version of C. S Lewis’ novel “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” — with choreography from 10 Hairy Legs founder Randy James, and music by Mozart — at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. The show is recommended for ages 5 and older.

• Twenty One Pilots, the rock duo that has had three Top 10 hits in the last two years (“Stressed Out,” “Ride” and “Heathens”), performs at the Prudential Center in Newark, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m., with Jon Bellion and Judah & the Lion opening.

The Sirius Quartet (violinists Fung Chern Hwei and Gregor Huebner, violist Ron Lawrence and cellist Jeremy Harman), an experimental group that blends elements of classical music with jazz, rock, world music and more, performs at the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo College in Mahwah, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m.

As part of its January Thaw Music Festival, the Centenary Stage Company will present Eddie Allen’s “3hree for Louis” A Tribute to Louis Armstrong” —  featuring Allen and two other trumpeters — at the Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.

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