Susan Haugenes and Chuck Lambert perform with his full band in a free concert in Little Silver Sunday evening. Dead Bank is at the Walt Street Pub Friday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Friday, August 2:
RED BANK: Fixx presents a lineup of live bands starting at 8 p.m. with Diego Allessandro & Lot 25 playing a few songs from their next album. Also on the bill: the Trouble, Frances Jones & the Saviors, Exit 117, Oblivion and headliner Negative Traction. No cover; 26 West Front Street.
MIDDLETOWN: In honor of the 36th anniversary of the Kings passing, the Middletown Arts Center presents two nights of free, hip-shaking Elvis Presley tribute performances. Bring blankets, chairs and snacks. Night one of the weekend concert, Memories of Elvis, begins at 8 p.m. 36 Church Street; parking is free.
RED BANK: Dead Bank brings its Grateful Dead homage to the Walt Street Pub with a baked-to-perfection show that starts at 9 p.m. 180 Monmouth Street.
RED BANK: Halloween returns to Red Bank a little early for the Jersey Shore Ghost Tour season. Take a guided, lantern-lit stroll through the hauntingly historic sites of Red Bank, the perfect event for any paranormal fan. The tour meets in front of the Dublin House and runs every Friday through Halloween, rain or shine. Tickets are $12 ($10 for kids) and reservations are recommended. 30 Monmouth Street.
TINTON FALLS: Join members of Monmouth Reform Temple for Shabbat services followed by a meet-and-greet Oneg. The Temple Open House event is free and open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. 332 Hance Avenue.
RED BANK: Two River Theatres Summer Jazz Café presents a jazzy dynamic duo to close out its summer series. Buster Williams and Bruce Williams perform in the Ledgends and Lions No Relation Quartet. Buster Williams currently tours with his Something More Quartet and has shared the stage with music icons including Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and Nancy Wilson. Bruce Williams serves as the principle jazz instructor for the Jazz Arts Academy (whose students will showcase their talent as the opening act). The concert begins at 8 p.m. 21 Bridge Avenue.
Saturday, August 3:
RED BANK: TLC star Theresa Caputo, also known as the Long Island Medium, comes to the Count Basie Theatre to share the story of her career, answer audience questions and conduct readings with the audience. Performances are at 3 and 8 p.m. 99 Monmouth Street.
RED BANK: Goodbie Amy, a high-energy rock cover band, stops by the Walt Street Pub for some hula-hooping, bar-top dancing and fun, up-beat music. The silly antics and show begin at 8 p.m. 180 Monmouth Street.
RED BANK: Sing it out at Open Mic with Rob Dye and Mike Ghegan. Jamians Food & Drink is the place to find musicians, new ideas, classic covers, and a relaxed hangout spot. Open Mic runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 79 Monmouth Street.
RED BANK: The sidewalks and storefronts of the business district turn into a maze of music for the 13th season of Red Bank StreetLife. Stroll through town and listen to some free local music showcases, performers and locations to be announced. This week, and again on August 3, live art demos will also be featured. StreetLife runs from 6 to 9 p.m.
MIDDLETOWN: Brush up on your bilingual skills at the conversational French study group held at the Middletown Main Library. No registration is necessary and the session begins at 11 a.m. 55 New Monmouth Road.
RED BANK: Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why hit Jamians Food & Drink for a fun Saturday night set featuring the 21-year-old, New Jersey based frontman Quincy Mumford. The show begins at 8 p.m. 79 Monmouth Street.
Sunday, August 4:
RED BANK: BEATLEMANIA sweeps Two River Theatre, the two-hour performance features the look and sound of the original boy band. Tickets are $50 for premium reserved seating and $37 for general admission. All proceeds benefit the Housing and United Services, a nonprofit organization that provides essential living service to the blind and disabled. The performance begins at 3 p.m. 21 Bridge Avenue.
LITTLE SILVER: The parks and rec department hosts a jazz-and-blues al frescoe evening as the Chuck Lambert Band and singer and borough resident Susan Haugenes at the Markham Place gazebo, 7 p.m.
SEA BRIGHT: The animated adventure comedy Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted hits Shore Flicks’ big screen in Sea Bright shortly after sunset. Bring blankets and lawn chairs as well as food donations to benefit local pantries. Check Shore Flicks Twitter and Facebook for cancellations and weather updates. Sea Bright Municipal Beach.
RED BANK: Fresh, locally grown produce from some of New Jerseys finest farmers, plus equally homegrown crafts, at this Sunday morning staple running May through the end of November in the Galleria parking lot. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.