Stand-up, the stone, opera classics, movies and conversation in Hudson County

Comedy, music, film and conversation highlight some of the events coming up over the weekend and next week in Hudson County.

Dorian’s Red Hand Standup

Live-action stand-up comedy returns to Dorian’s Red Hand in Jersey City on Saturday, February 26, with two shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Hosted by Howard Stern’s Rick Kiamco, who also opened for the late Louie Anderson in Las Vegas, the show will feature comedians from The Tonight Show, Comedy Central and Netflix, among others.

Tickets can be found for $15 in advance on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/3LTcTYU or $20 at the door the same day. Dorian’s Red Hand is located at 555 Washington Blvd., Jersey City. Proof of vaccination is required to enter and masks are encouraged.

The sobriety game show

Weeding Out the Stoned arrives at SIP Studios in Jersey City on Saturday, February 26 at 9 p.m. The show, described as the sobriety test game show, features a group of comedians entering the room. The problem? They are all stoned except one. This is where host Alex Grubard plays detective and uses the public to get testimonials, play mind games and administer sobriety tests to find out who’s stoned and who’s not. .

The show is a partner of the National Organization for Marijuana Law Reform and has performed at the New York Comedy Festival, Highlarious COmedy Festival, WOOtenany and Time Out New York. It became a staple in 2015 in Philadelphia during Five Dollar Comedy Week.

Tickets are $20 on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/3BI26vW. SIP Studios is located at 140 Sip Ave., Jersey City. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.

Thomas Edison Film Festival Saturday

The Thomas Edison Film Festival, formerly known as the Black Maria Film Festival, continues Saturday, February 26 at the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken.

The seven short films screened, starting at 7 p.m., present works by American, French and British filmmakers. Styles include documentaries, animation, narration and experimentation, and the total running time is 65 minutes, according to the museum’s website. The host of the event is Jane Steuerwald.

Among the films on display: “A Parisian Circus”, documentary, by Hugo Besson, Paris, France; “Timeline”, experimental, by Osbert Parker, London, England; “Alone under the Northern Lights”, experimental, by Valentin Boitel-Denyset, Paris, France; “My brother is deaf.” documentary, by Peter Hoffman Kimball, Bethesda, MD; “Fulcrum,” animation by Timothy David Orme, Monterey, CA; and “Charon”, story, by Yannick Karcher, Strasbourg, France.

Tickets for the screening are $20 and advance purchase is recommended. Masks are mandatory. Buy your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3JTYOJ3

Drunken Opera in Corgi

Soprano Veronica Shea and mezzo-soprano Hilary Baboukis will join David Maiullo on piano for an evening of classic and musical favorites on Thursday, March 3 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Corgi’s Distillery.

The evening will include duets and solos of classics by Mozart, Puccini, Strauss, Offenbach, Bernstein, Wildhorn, Bizet, Delibes and Schwartz, among others.

There is no entry fee or minimum, but there will be a cash bar. Corgi Spirits at the Jersey City Distillery is located at 1 Distillery Dr., Jersey City.

Bernard Kenny is the guest of the museum

Former State Senator Bernard Kenny will be a guest next week for the Hoboken Talks session at the Hoboken Historical Museum.

Mark Singleton will interview Kenny on March 3 from 7-8 p.m.

Kenney served as a state senator for 15 years, from 1993 to 2008. He served as the Senate Majority Leader for six of those years, from 2002 to 2008.

Kenny represented the 33rd Legislative District which at the time included Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken and parts of Jersey City.

He also served as an assistant district attorney in Hudson County from 1976 to 1979 and was assistant legal counsel for the Hoboken Company for 2 years, from 1984 to 1985. He is a Navy veteran.

Tune in to the conversation on the museum’s You Tube channel, or on Twitter or Facebook.

Thomas Edison Film Festival Saturday

The Thomas Edison Film Festival, formerly known as the Black Maria Film Festival, continues Saturday, February 26 at the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken.

The seven short films screened, starting at 7 p.m., present works by American, French and British filmmakers. Styles include documentaries, animation, narration and experimentation, and the total running time is 65 minutes, according to the museum’s website. The host of the event is Jane Steuerwald.

Among the films on display: “A Parisian Circus”, documentary, by Hugo Besson, Paris, France; “Timeline”, experimental, by Osbert Parker, London, England, UK; “Alone under the Northern Lights”, experimental, by Valentin Boitel-Denyset, Paris, France; “My Brother Is Deaf,” documentary by Peter Hoffman Kimball, Bethesda, MD; “Fulcrum,” animation by Timothy David Orme, Monterey, CA; and “Charon”, story, by Yannick Karcher, Strasbourg, France

Tickets for the screening are $20 and advance purchase is recommended. Masks are mandatory. Buy your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3JTYOJ3

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