We’ve said it before, but You Might Be a Mom If… you can appreciate the inherent humor in topics like long-term marriage, suburban lifes and the glories of being part of the “sandwich generation” between aging parents and growing kids. Also if your idea of a “Girl’s Night Out” is an art gallery excursion that’s over by 9 pm.
That said, there’s a definite appeal to the event that returns for a second annual edition to the Monmouth Museum Wednesday. Billed as an evening of “fun, food and drinks” — and once again spotlighting the standup skills of Robin Fox, the “real New Jersey housewife” who parlayed her observations on family life into a successful career on the New York area radio, cable and comedy club circuit — the Girl’s Night Out raises funds for the museum’s ongoing slate of programs, in a way that’s infinitely more entertaining than a dry-as-dust lecture or stuffy recital.
While you’re there, check out the current exhibit in the museum’s main gallery: Botanica Magnifica, a spectacular show of digital images (picturing a wide array of rare and exotic plants and flowers, all of them nearing extinction) by Bayonne-based photographer Jonathan Singer. Tickets for the 6:30 pm Girl’s Night Out event on May 27 ($50; museum members $45) can be reserved here; by calling (732)224-1993 or emailing email@example.com.
Jonathan Singer’s exhibit remains on display during regular museum hours through June 21. On the afternoon of Sunday, May 31, the Monmouth Museum hosts Marc Hachadourian — Curator of Glasshouse Collections at the New York Botanical Garden, and co-author of Singer’s photography book Botanica Magnifica — for a 2 pm Gallery Talk event that examines the challenges that went into compiling the volume. Admission to the talk is free to the public with paid museum admission.