Upcoming Events

Gallery Exhibition: David H. Wells

Sep 2-Nov 14

Gallery Exhibition: David H. Wells 

Rotary Ice House Gallery - 9 AM

This exhibit examines the empty homes and foreclosed dreams littering the American landscape in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. After a house is foreclosed upon there is a fleeting moment when the ghosts of the one-time owners are all that is left – before the houses are cleaned and returned to the real estate market. The photographs in this exhibit capture the remaining signs of life that once filled these emptied houses bringing to light ideas about home, family and the American Dream. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 25, from 4:30 – 7pm

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Auction for BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN  limited edition print

Sep 23-Oct 27

Auction for BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN limited edition print 

Pollak Gallery - 12 AM

A limited edition 20” x 30” print taken by photographer Barry Schneier at the historic May 9, 1974 Bruce Springsteen concert at the Harvard Square Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts is up for auction!

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Gallery Exhibition: Anthony Migliaccio

Oct 9-Dec 18

Gallery Exhibition: Anthony Migliaccio 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Established printmaker and painter, New Jersey native Anthony Migliaccio has been exhibiting his work since the 1970's. Today his paintings and prints are in collections internationally, and his painting excursions have taken him to scenic locations throughout the world. His work has been exhibited at prestigious venues such as the Salmagundi Club, the National Arts Club, the Noyes Museum, and several galleries, colleges and universities throughout the tri-state area. Opening Reception: October 24, 6-8 pm

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Met Opera: MACBETH Encore

Oct 25

Met Opera: MACBETH Encore 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met.

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On Screen in Person: Fly by Light

Oct 27

On Screen in Person: Fly by Light 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

A group of teenagers leaves the streets of Washington, DC, to participate in an ambitious antiviolence education program in rural West Virginia where they confront the entrenched abuse, violence and neglect cycles of their past. Fly By Light is an intimate exploration of the chaotic, confusing, and emotional journey that follows as they attempt to rewrite their futures. There will be a Q&A with director Ellie Walton following the screening.

Free Event


National Theatre of London: Skylight

Oct 30

National Theatre of London: Skylight 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live.

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Met Opera: CARMEN

Nov 1

Met Opera: CARMEN 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress.

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Bolshoi Ballet: Legend of Love

Nov 2

Bolshoi Ballet: Legend of Love 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

This splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy and suffering returns to the Bolshoi stage after a ten-year absence. The Legend of Love is one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works, and its storyline explores the conflict between love and duty through its two heroines.

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Film Screening: Bridegroom & Q/A with Shane Bitney Crone

Nov 5

Film Screening: Bridegroom & Q/A with Shane Bitney Crone 

Anacon Hall - 2:30 PM

Bridegroom chronicles the story of Shane Bitney Crone and his same-sex partner Thomas, who died in a tragic accident. The story of what happened after his accidental death– of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever will.

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Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Nov 5-15

Our Town by Thornton Wilder 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

A University-wide production of the classic Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Thornton Wilder, Our Town tells the universal story of small town America. Though taking place in the first decade of the 20th century and written in 1938, Our Town has consistently been hailed as a theatrical masterpiece. A New York production won the Tony Award for best revival in 1989 and an off-Broadway presentation in 2009 won accolades from critics and audiences alike and ran for nearly 3 years. Performed with little scenery and having the character of Stage Manager directly address the audience, Our Town asks us to consider what is important in life. When Emily wants to relive a day in her life, she is told “Choose the least important day of your life; it will be important enough.”

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Film Screening: Oro Macht Frei

Nov 5

Film Screening: Oro Macht Frei 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Oro Macht Frei tells the story of the Roman Jewish experience of the Nazi occupation of Rome (Sept 1943 - June 1944). Weaving testimony from Roman Jews together with historical research by renowned scholars on the subject (including Susan Zuccotti, Alexander Stille, Liliana Picciotto), OMF seeks to bring the viewer into a personal and relatable reflection of the Holocaust in Italy through the eyes of this unique and historic community. There will be a panel/Q & A following screening.

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National Theatre of London: A Street Car Named Desire

Nov 6

National Theatre of London: A Street Car Named Desire 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.

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Gallery Exhibition - Evelyn Leavens Retrospective 1924 - 2013

Nov 7-Dec 19

Gallery Exhibition - Evelyn Leavens Retrospective 1924 - 2013 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

A life long Red Bank resident, Evelyn Leavens' work has been shown at City Without Walls, Aljira, Tweeds, Summit Art Center and the Morris State Museum. Leavens book of drawings “Boswells’ Life of Boswell” was published in 1958 and became #2 on The New York Times children’s best seller list. Primarily self taught, she attended the Vermont Studio Center and studied with Malcolm Morley, Archie Rand and Niel Welliver. This exhibition will include works from throughout the artist’s life. Opening Reception: Fri. November 14, 7 - 9 pm

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True Blues with Corey Harris, Guy Davis, and Alvin Youngblood Hart

Nov 8

True Blues with Corey Harris, Guy Davis, and Alvin Youngblood Hart 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Hosted by Corey Harris, a MacArthur Grant recipient, and featuring renowned roots musicians Guy Davis and Alvin Youngblood Hart, True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation. In bringing the True Blues film to the concert stage, the True Blues concert vividly brings to life this crucial wellspring of American music.

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FALL POETRY FESTIVAL

Nov 8

FALL POETRY FESTIVAL 

Bey Hall - 9 AM

Do you write poetry? Have you considered writing or translating poetry? Do you love language and its ability to engage in meaningful exploration? Monmouth University and the Long Branch Arts Council invite you to a series of workshops in poetry, lyrical essay, and translation of poetry; readings by acclaimed writers; lunch & discussion, and a reading by registered participants.

Free Event