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RED BANK: LENNON ART TO SHOW HERE

agostino 051412The vacant former Agostino Antiques space at 21 Broad Street will host a three-day exhibit of John Lennon’s artwork next month. (Click to enlarge)

john lennonThis one’s got to be special for local Beatles fans.

On December 8, the 33rd anniversary of his death, a traveling exhibit of John Lennon‘s artwork and songcraft will be on display in Red Bank.

Imagine that.

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ALL THEY ARE SAYING IS ‘GET IN BED’

mm-give-peace-a-chance-1John Lennon and Yoko Ono duet during their 1969 Bed-In for Peace, the subject of a new installation opening this weekend at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft. (Photo ©Joan Athey/ Peaceworks Now Productions)

Need a reason to get out of your pajamas and leave the house this weekend? The Monmouth Museum is offering two chances to do just that — and you can even keep the PJs on.

Opening on Sunday afternoon (and previewing with a fun fundraiser on Saturday evening), the exhibit known as Give Peace a Chance recreates those eight days in the late spring of 1969 when the recently married John Lennon and Yoko Ono held court inside Suite 1742 of Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel. Their playfully public Bed-In for Peace resulted in massive media coverage, friendly (and not so) visits by fellow public figures — and a subversively silly, enduringly catchy Top 20 anthem.

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