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You Need a Night Out: Make a Date this March

Looking for a night out that’s not just dinner and drinks? Head to one of these NJ events with your honey this month.


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March 1-2

Keller Williams

Catch this show at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City. This unique musician combines bluegrass, alt rock, reggae and more genre for a one-of-a-kind blend of sound.

March 2

Rock the Vines Open Mic Night

Head to Unionville Vineyards in Ringoes to kick back in the tasting room to live music. Bring your own snacks and sip wine by the glass or bottle.

March 2-3

Ja Rule, Ashanti, Lloyd and Lil Mo

Get down to hip-hop and R&B legends at NJPAC in Newark. These performers have Billboard Hot 100 and Grammy creds alike.

March 8

Grain House Wine Dinner

Calling all wine aficionados. Sample vino from Washington State while indulging in a four-course dinner at the Grain House Restaurant in Basking Ridge.

March 8-11, 16-18

Swan Lake

This traditional ballet never disappoints, but make a day trip or weekend out of it by heading to the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, PA to see it.

March 9-11


The Fest for Beatles Fans

Head to the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City for the nation’s most epic celebration of the fab four. Fans from all over come for the live music, art exhibits, guest signings, karaoke, trivia and more.

March 10

An Evening of Excellence

Head to UCPAC in Rahway for performances by talented young musicians. Listen to live piano, clarinet, double bass and more.​

March 14

Paint ‘n’ Gulp: Footsteps

Join a Paint Nite expert in creating a masterpiece that’s uniquely yours at Plank Pizza Co. in Saddle Brook. Enjoy craft beer and one-of-a-kind apps while you work. Can’t make this one? Paint a nighttime beach scene on March 28th.

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Adult Coloring Club

Ditch the winter blues at Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills with coloring, wine and good times. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

March 16-17

Cocktail Hour Confessions

The Loft Theater in Rahway is putting on this production about the cocktail hour at an interracial couple’s wedding. Explore prejudice and learn some family secrets by taking in this play.

March 17

New Shanghai Circus

Morristown’s MPAC is hosting incredible Chinese athletes and circus performers. Be amazed by acrobats, jugglers, contortionists and more as they tap into two millenniums of Chinese circus tradition.

March 31

Crafts and Drafts at Lone Eagle Brewing: Spring Edition

Support local NJ artists while sipping brews. This Flemington brewery is hosting a handmade craft market that pairs perfectly with their microbrews on tap.  


The Stages Festival

Take advantage of free performances, workshops, play readings and events all March long. The fest brings free and low-cost entertainment to theatre junkies from all over the state. Head to stagesfestival.org for specifics on location, dates and more.

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Sea of Light: An Interactive Journey Through Light and Sound

There’s nothing like a date night in NYC. While you’re there grabbing dinner or a show, stop by the Seaport District by March 31st to experience the beauty of colorful lit-up orbs on the cobblestone pathways that react to sound and movement. 

Parental Time Out

Can’t find a sitter for your night out? Drop ‘em at Play City in Weehawken any Friday night this year. They’ll have dinner and open play while you get some alone time. Have a Greek dinner at Molos, Mexican at Charrito’s or Thai at HI-SO Thai.

Winery Sunday Music Series

Go to Terhune Orchards in Princeton any weekend between noon and 5 pm for light fare, live music and a wine tasting. Treat your sweet tooth on March 10-11 for Wine and Chocolate Weekend, and your savory on March 24-25 for Wine and Cheese weekend with farm-fresh cheese from local cows.


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