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Hoboken Movie Lineup: 4/24/2015

Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times Hoboken NJ

Bow Tie Cinemas Hoboken NJ Movie TimesOne new flick this weekend: The Age of Adaline, starring Blake Lively and Harrison Ford.

“After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.”

Most reviews were in favor of this romantic fantasy – as being “forever young” is something that all of us have pondered at some point in our lives.

Hoboken Movie Trailer: The Age of Adaline

(Current Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times in Hoboken, NJ below.)

Vagabond Theatre Company

Vagabond Theatre Company in Hoboken, NJ

Have you heard about the new Vagabond Theatre Company in Hoboken? If not – you certainly will be hearing more about them soon.

Vagabond Theatre Company Hoboken NJ“The eight founding members of the Vagabond Theatre Company spent five years performing for other companies in and around the Hoboken area. But now, we’ve decided to take matters into our own hands!

The Vagabond Theatre Company was born out of a need to create a stable place for us to perform and we saw the same need reflected in other artists in our community.

We were shocked to learn that among the other wonderful theatre companies in the Hoboken area, there wasn’t one that focused on musical theatre!

All actors and artists at heart, we are also lawyers, high school teachers, insurance brokers, stay at home parents, writers, dance instructors and stylists. We believe that our eclectic backgrounds paired with our love of theatre, give us a unique advantage in starting this company.

It is our hope to bring quality theatre across the river from Broadway. We want to work with our community and give back to them, not only in the form of education, but also by pairing up with local charities to enrich our town and the surrounding areas. We want to give “homeless” artists a place to hone and display their craft.”

Sound interesting? Read on to find out about their “Immersive Rock Musical” Murder Ballad next month!

Murder Ballad Rock Musical at Willie McBrides

The Musical (an exclusive premiere for New Jersey), is “A love triangle gone wrong, MURDER BALLAD centers on Sara, an Upper West Sider who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her. This sexy, explosive, new rock musical explores the complications of love, the compromises we make, and the betrayals that can ultimately undo us.”

Murder Ballad Rock Musical Hoboken NJ Willie McBrides

It will take place at the large backroom space over at Willie McBride’s (616 Willow Avenue) next month.

The six performances happen at 8pm on Thursday May 7th & 14th, Friday May 8th & 15th and Saturday May 9th and 16th. You can purchase tickets directly at vagabononstage.com or over at Brown Paper Tickets. $20 per person (or upgrade to VIP Table Service for only $25).

Playbill.com also gave the new Hoboken theatre company some juice as well.

Maybe this will set the stage for more companies like this in the future – and Hoboken could have a mini theatre district?

Two Heathers pops up at W Hoboken

Two Heathers Pop-up shop at W Hoboken – April 24th, 25th & 26th

Looks like the fancy W Hotel in Hoboken is doing some cool things with local businesses here in town. They reached out to cute local boutique Two Heathers (331 Washington Street) to host a limited run “popup” shop this weekend (April 24th and April 25th all day – from 10am to 8pm, Sunday April 26th from 10am to 3pm). Read more below!

W Hoboken Fashion Revival Two Heathers

W Hoboken hosts Two Heathers pop up shop

We have EXCITING news!!! We are THRILLED to exclusively invite you to our FIRST Pop Up Shop at the W in Hoboken April 24-April 26. Come pop in to see gorgeous NEW arrivals, NEW sale items, while enjoying styling and complimentary drinks. You will also have a chance to win three SPECIAL giveaways.

We will be on the 17th floor in a suite overlooking NYC and will also have gifts with purchases, select styles at discounted prices, and Ted Baker has kindly offered a raffle for a FREE pair of shoes. Giveaways from Show me your MUMU and Two Heathers as well.

Pick up key from the front desk.

Post shopping experience cocktail specials offered in the Living Room Bar.

Uber Circle Jerk

Uber killing traditional cabs, everyone whines

You see this “memo” floating around Hoboken? It appears the Hoboken taxi & limousine companies are “on the ropes,” and have pumped out this propaganda piece to help garner support for themselves. It’s wrong on so many parts (which we’ve already mentioned). But let’s look again at how we see this whole debacle:

Point 1: “Phone app transportation services are illegal and unsafe.” Ooh. Scary!
Our take: It’s taking business away from us. We’ll “hide” behind laws which were stupid to begin with (or – we typically hate the city and their stupid laws, but we “need” them to help us in this fight.) Additionally, have you seen the death traps most taxis in Hoboken are? Screw all of them – and walk.

Point 2: People who use this service are completely unaware of how “risky” it is to use Uber. We pay through the nose for insurance. Wah Wah.
Our take: How many of you (either for or against) see who the real enemy is? It’s not taxis or independent contractors. It’s the fucking local governments and insurance companies! Get the hell out of our way!

Point 3: Hybrid cars were forced on the taxi industry. Uber doesn’t “comply.” They pollute. Wah wah.
Our take: Who in God’s name cares? That whole polluting thing is bogus to begin with. What is this, Communist China? “Unauthorized vehicles?” I thought America was a free country!

No one should get distracted by this sideshow between taxi drivers and Uber. Instead, you should fight to ABOLISH all commissions that “regulate” the individual transportation industry. That alone is your problem.

Bullshit taxi memo hoboken NJ

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Ricardo Roig Gallery

Grand opening this weekend

In case you missed Ricardo Roig’s opening at The Gallery at Garden Street Lofts this past Wednesday – you can attend his own art gallery opening (252 1st St.) this Saturday, April 18th from 7pm to 10pm!

Ricardo Roig Gallery – 252 First Street

Good news, art lovers! Local phenom Ricardo Roig is planning to open up his own studio at 252 First Street next month!

This is great, because area artists often have to rely on other people to present their works (and either take too much of a cut, or they even go out of business.)

Ricardo says: “My images come from life, dreams, visions, hallucinations, nightmares, but are always experienced through a specific atmospheric space. I attempt to evoke these experiences in my artwork, a representation of my world- through my eyes, mind and heart. My art is my elevated form of communication and allows me to express and understand my emotions in hopes of finding peace. I hope my art uplifts, challenges people to think, and always remind us of our shared humanity in this natural world for which we are all born into.”

Ricardo Roig Gallery Hoboken NJ 252 First Street

Description: Roig Gallery. Art by Ricardo Roig.
Address: 252 First Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (908)447-3928
Email: RoigArt@gmail.com
Online: ricardoroig.com

Hoboken Movie Lineup: 4/17/2015

Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times Hoboken NJ

Bow Tie Cinemas Hoboken NJ Movie TimesOpening tonight are a couple new movies: “Mall Cop 2″ (which looks so bad, even the trailer wasn’t funny) and “Unfriended.”

Unfriended is a horror movie involving some punk ass kids who totally cross the line with “social media,” and get what’s coming to them: “Unfriended unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.”

While I doubt ANY “yoots” of today would take this kind of movie seriously, nor would it alter their behavior for the better. We’re too deep in the technological age to reverse what has happened.

And despite being a gimmicky movie – most critics seem to like it for a plethora of reasons, from the clever script to the somewhat groundbreaking subject matter. But it’s just a fairy tale, really.

Hoboken Movie Trailer: Unfriended

(Current Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times in Hoboken, NJ below.)