SouthNEXT is with Angela Kariotis and Scott Kettner.
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Now in its fifth year, SouthNEXT’19 continues this Sunday with programming all day at Seton Hall University. So if you’re naturally curious then the SouthNEXT festival is for you. SouthNEXT recognizes that in our communities we might be right around the corner from our next collaborator, mentor, inspirer or visionary.
12 NOON | COUNTER/NARRATIVE Angela Kariotis will lead SouthNEXT participants in a series of exercises intended to build community, guide the conversation, and encourage a vision that allows for collective joy as the greatest act of resistance.
1:00 – 4:00PM | AN AFTERNOON WITH DOLORES HUERTA Join us as we explore the life, legacy, and leadership of one of the most iconic labor rights activists in the world, Dolores Huerta, with journalist and multimedia storyteller Alicia Menendez on October 20, 2019, from 1-4 p.m. in the Jubilee Auditorium. ($15 at the door)
4:00 – 5:30PM | ME, THE “OTHER” FILM/COMMUNITY DISCUSSION The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is partnering with co-director and producer Shidan Majidi to open up conversations about “otherness” as we strive for the “oneness” of social justice and equity in our community and in the human family.
5:30PM | SCOTT KETTNER & NATION BEAT TRIO Scott Kettner will bring listeners on a sonic and visual journey through the music of Brazil, New Orleans, and NYC, contextualizing the cultural and musical similarities that have shaped his drumming and music with Nation Beat. ...
Now in its fifth year, SouthNEXT’19 kicks off on Saturday, October 19th with a full day of events, conversations and “collisions” at the South Orange Performing Arts Center - FREE
12 NOON | LIVING A MINDFUL LIFE Mindfulness Facilitator, Jean Vitrano, will share how Living A Mindful Life is, in essence, living a life of hope.
1:00PM | LET’S TALK ABOUT DEATH, DIFFERENTLY Caren Martineau is reshaping how Boomers and successive generations think about aging and mortality.
1:30PM – 3:30PM | DRAWING WITH DIFFICULTY Join Jason Rulnick for a whimsical, hands-on experience discovering the fundamental elements of art.
2:00PM | HIGHER LEARNING Join Joel Greengrass for an exploration into the science behind CBD and how to make the best decisions for yourself and your loved ones.
3:00PM | DANGER. WILL. ROBINSON. Join Danni Michaeli and Peter McClard to explore the question, “As technology takes hold of our daily lives, are we on the cusp of losing our humanity or discovering it for the first time?”
4:00PM | CAN VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE INCREASE SHARED COMMUNITY COMPASSION? This workshop led by Mary Balkun, will provide discussion-based interactions that will raise questions as to how emerging technologies may be useful to address implicit biases and increase empathy.
5:00PM | REDIRECTING ANXIETY. This workshop will address anxiety and the role it plays in our lives.
7:30PM | SOMA’S GOT CRAZY TALENT Open to children and adults alike, SOMA’s GOT CRAZY TALENT celebrates the exceptional talents of individuals in the South Orange and Maplewood community. ...
Join CBD Guru Joel Greengrass for an exploration into the science behind CBD and how to make the best decisions for yourself and your loved ones. Joel has personally dealt with the ravages of MS for over a decade and will share his story of how turning to medical cannabis to treat his Multiple Sclerosis changed his life and why he is dedicated to helping people with MS as well as other chronic conditions. Joel is a man on a mission. Come see him speak next Saturday for FREE at 2PM at SOPAC in South Orange. ...
The time has come to be a part of the first "SOMA's Got Crazy Talent" show. The submissions are in and voted on and the top finalists will perform live on stage at SOPAC's Loft. Our Masters of Ceremony are Broadway star Josie Rose Roberts and local music phenomenon Ricky Persaud Jr. Judging all this talent is her-honor Village President Sheena Collum, Producer Mike Griot, and everyone's favorite Johanna Wright. You’ll witness bands, jugglers, musicians, comics, and vocalists vie for the top prize of a $500 Amazon certificate, and other great prizes as well. All in a fun environment with a cash bar. You won't want to miss this FREE event, so come on down this Saturday night October 19th at 7:30pm and root on your favorites! ...
Join us for an amazing Free show this Sunday at Seton Hall University as we welcome Nation Beat! A band that conjures up an elemental musical mojo, drawing on the wellsprings of rhythm that lit up jazz and got maracatu thundering. Nation Beat takes off with be-bop-via-Brazil drumming; propelled by percussive bursts of New Orleans-flavored brass. But forget the musical history; this is music to make you dance.