Today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit has the first-out-of-the-box word on an upcoming appearance by Alec Baldwin, star of stage, screen and, well, message machine.

Baldwin will be visiting he Two River Theater this November for an informal Q&A, a fundraiser for the Rumson-based Junior League of Monmouth County and its slate of volunteer programs; we’ve got the details and the pertinent links. And if Baldwin’s not your political bag of tea, we hear there’s still tix available for Jackie Mason at the Basie this weekend.

We’ve also got the scoop on an event going on this Sunday at the Middletown Arts Center: a fundraiser for the 4H Kids for Kids and their efforts in helping The ARC of Monmouth mount its annual Spring Prom for our developmentally disabled friends and neighbors. Josh Zuckerman and Beth Arentsen are the headliners for a pair of shows. Besides a penchant for volunteering their considerable talents, the two singer-songwriters share a fine guitar player in Steve DeVito. We’ve got an exclusive chat with Steve, the organizer of this annual concert and one of the genuine good guys on the local music scene, right here where you’re forever reading it first — Red Bank oRBit.