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IN oRBit: FAR-OUT FIENDS & FEMMES FATALE

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You’ll forgive us for getting a little theatrical, but today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit takes it a bit far afield from our normal borders — beaming it in via satellite from across the pond, from the way-off Broadway precincts of the Andromeda galaxy, and even that strange and wonderful place knohelenmirrensmallwn as Asbury Park.

We’ll take you to the South Banks of London by way of Monmouth University, where on Thursday the school’s Pollak Theatre will be among 270 venues worldwide to screen a live simulcast of Phédre, the Royal National Theatre production of the Greek tragedy starring a fiendishly fine Dame Helen Mirren (pictured) — appearing in all her golden hotness through the magic of High Definition.

From there, it’s a quick stumble over to Ron’s West End Pub, where local musical makers Brian Breen and Michael Chartier host a special sneak preview of (and cagey fundraiser for) their work-in-progress Far Out, a “sci-fi musical comedy” that’s set to play NYC’s Fringe Festival later this summer. We’ll tell you why the next off-Broadway sensation might just be able to say it came from outer space.

Then it’s over to the fab flying saucer of Tim McLoone’s Supper Club, where award-winning cabaret entertainer Tommy Femia returns with his show Judy Garland: Live in Concert. This week marks the 40th anniversary of La Garland’s passing — as well as the 40th birthday of Femia, an eerie coincidence that the tribute artist, in a detailed interview with Dorothy Creamer, is hesitant to call outright Reincarnation.

But hey, stranger things have happened — and they do, every day, right here in oRBit.

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TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.
RIVER RANGERS RETURN
River Rangers, a summer canoeing program offered by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, returns this summer for up to 20 participa ...