WEEKEND: POP STAR, PRINTS & A PARADE

Dionne Warwick brings her golden pipes to the Basie Friday night. Below, the works of Bruce Waldman are featured in a printmaking show at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft. (Click to enlarge)

Friday, March 8
RED BANK: Pop legend and five-time Grammy winner Dionne Warwick comes to the Count Basie Theatre for an 8 p.m. benefit concert. Proceeds from the tickets ( $35 to $155) go to the Basie’s Performing Arts Academy, as well as cultural programming and ongoing theater restoration. 99 Monmouth Street.

Saturday, March 9
RED BANK: Bring some heavy gloves and your green thumb to Riverside Gardens Park to help prune the rose bushes that will brighten the park come spring. Warm work clothes are suggested. Register with Robert Hespe via email at hespeb@aol.com. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, March 16. West Front Street.

RED BANK: SWART (Social Work Works) artists will gather for a discussion of the connection between social work, art therapy and art at GalleryU at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will remain on display until March 23. 80 Broad Street.

RED BANK: Linda Cronin and Penny Harter are featured in this installment of the River Read series, a free monthly open mic poetry slam event, at the public library, starting at 2:30 p.m. 84 West Front Street.

RED BANK: The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra returns to the Basie stage at 8 p.m. for a program featuring Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian’ Symphony, as well as selections by Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Bellini and Donizetti. $20, $55, and $76 tickets available by calling 1-800-ALLEGRO. 99 Monmouth Street.

Sunday, March 10
RUMSON: The forecast is for sunny and mild weather for the debut Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which kicks off from Victory Park at 1 p.m. for a one-mile trek to Forrestdale School. On the grandstand at the Rumson Fire Department station on East River Road: Grand Marshal Tim McLoone and television news reporter JoAnn Pileggi, serving as parade announcer.

LINCROFT: Monmouth Museum welcomes printmaker, graphic artist and illustrator Bruce Waldman in “From Plate to Paper: The Art of Printmaking,” a new group show of works in a variety of media that demonstrate both traditional and alternative printmaking techniques. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibit continues during regular gallery hours through April 28. 765 Newman Springs Road.