• Top 17 Things to Do This Weekend in Hoboken + Jersey City {11/2/17-11/5/17}

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    Happy November! Halloween is finally under our belts, marking the beginning of the holiday season. While we’ve got a few weeks to go until Thanksgiving, there is still plenty to do around town to keep you busy during fall. From a Christmas show at Mile Square Theatre {already, we know, we know – but it’s Broadway!} to the newest place for bottomless brunch, there’s a lot to scope out this weekend. Here are 17 things to do in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend [November 2nd – November 5th, 2017]:

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    Please note: Events are subject to change. Please check event websites for the latest updates and availability. 

    *Featured Event*

    The Flying Ivories Duo at The Shep: Friday, November 3rd from 9:00 PM – Midnight 

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    Get ready to rock and roll the night away at The Shepherd + The Knucklehead {1313 Willow Ave.} with a piano show by the NYC-famous piano duo, The Flying Ivories. Love what you hear? Catch The Flying Ivories at other Hoboken and NYC hotspots including House of ‘Que and Bar Nine and of course, every Friday night at the Shep.  

    Bad Moms 2 Private Screening and Pre-Party at Bow Tie Cinemas: Thursday, November 2nd at 6:45PM

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    Little Hoboken is hosting a private screening of Bad Moms 2 and you’re invited. There are two ticket options available, option one: movie ticket, small popcorn, small drink, and pre-party drink ticket at Pilsener Haus {start time 6:45PM, $30}. Option two: movie ticket, small popcorn, and small drink {start time 8PM, $25}. Get tickets here. 

    Bloomingdale’s 50th Anniversary with #HipNJ: Thursday, November 2nd from 6:00PM-8:00PM

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    Join HipNJ to celebrate Bloomingdale’s Short Hills’ 50th Anniversary {1200 Morris Turnpike, Level 1} with refreshments, restaurant tastings, cigar rolling, and special goodies throughout the night. RSVP to rsvpshorthills@bloomingdales.com.

    Crazy & The Brains, Dead Bars, Rebuilder, and Hermano Stereo at Pet Shop: Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00PM

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    Get your choker necklaces and pink hair dye ready because Pet Shop JC {193 Newark Ave.} is having some great punk rock bands Thursday night. Eat, drink, and participate in some *slight* head banging. Doors open at 7PM and no cover!

    Underground Up Closing Reception/Artist Talk: Thursday, November 2nd from 4:30PM-7:30PM

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    It’s the final night to view the month-long exhibit at the Visual Arts Gallery {100 Culver Ave} with work displayed from three artists: Mustart, Clarence Rich, and DISTORT. The trio collaborated on this gallery project to connect classical art with contemporary street culture. Get more info here.

    November Yappy Hour at The Ale House: Friday, November 3rd from 7:00PM-9:00PM

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    All pups and their humans are welcome to the November Yappy Hour at The Ale House {1034 Willow Ave.} from 7-9PM. Get your $5 wristband at the door for drink specials and 100% of wristband proceeds will go to the Liberty Human Society. Dogs + booze = sure to be a great time. 

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MSTFriday, November 3rd at 7:00PM

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    It’s already that time to think about Christmas, so kick off the holiday season with The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical presented by the Hoboken Children’s Theater Company and Broadway Licensing at Mile Square Theatre {1400 Clinton Street}. The musical is based on the childhood story by Barbara Robinson, and is about two kids who crash Sunday school and demand to have roles in the Christmas pageant. There will also be showings on Saturday and Sunday. Get your tickets here. 

    Paint & Sip with Mixed Medium Art at Rose Creations Gallery: Friday, November 3rd at 7:00PM

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    Rose Creations Gallery {152 Martin Luther King Dr.} is hosting a paint and sip on Friday night from 7-10PM. Guests will create a mixed medium canvas using acrylic paint, spray paint, and fabric while sipping some wine. There is a $30 all-inclusive fee due at the beginning of the class. Register here.

    Sips, Nips, and Salsa at Temple Beth-El: Saturday, November 4th at 7:00PM

    Join Temple Beth-El {2419 John F Kennedy Blvd.} for a saucy night of mystery bags, wine pull, and a silent auction to benefit Temple Beth-El. Tickets will include five tastings; choose from tequila, wine, and gourmet chocolate. Guests will also enjoy artisanal salsas and additional snacks with their drinks. Advance tickets are $30, and door tickets are $40 the night of the event.

    The Art of Gold Supporting Puerto Rico: Saturday, November 4th from 12:00PM-5:00PM

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    Puerto Rico still needs your help, so head out to Grayscale Studios to bring home a new piece of art and support the cause at the same time. There will be a donation stand, tasty food from La Isla, and a portion of art sales will benefit Puerto Rico. Register for the FREE event here.

    Barre to Blowout at The Barre Method: Saturday, November 4th at 2:00PM

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    Salon Gatto and The Barre Method have teamed up to give you the ultimate girl’s day: barre and blow outs! The event starts with a mixed-level barre class {86 River Street}, and then the fun will move over to Salon Gatto for a fresh blowout and mimosa bar, of course. Limited spots are available: register for the event here.

    Bin Bottomless Brunch: Saturday, November 4th from 10:00AM-4:00PM

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    There’s a new bottomless brunch spot in town, and it’s not messing around. Bin 14 is joining the bottomless brunch crew starting this Saturday. For $29, you’ll get a small plate, an entree, and unlimited mimosas, bellinis and bloodys for 90 minutes. They’ll offer this deal every Saturday and Sunday. Check out their menu here. 

    One Art Hoboken: Saturday, November 4th at 8:00PM

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    Head out to the Issyra African Gallery {300 Observer Highway} for a night of art, music, poetry, and celebrating life. There will be music by Psych-O-Positive and Roper Williams, poetry by Melissa Goodrum, Joel Lewis, and Frank Messina, and art by Issa Sow. Get more information here.

    Daniel Thomas Live at Maxwell’s: Saturday, November 4th at 8:30PM

    New Jersey native Daniel Thomas is performing live at Maxwell’s {1039 Washington St.} on Saturday night. Enjoy this up and coming hip-hop artist and some fun drink specials. Doors open at 8:30PM and the show will start at 9PM. Get tickets here.

    Back to the Future Music Festival at The Factory Restaurant and Lounge: Sunday, November 5th

    Come out to The Factory Restaurant and Lounge {451 Communipaw Ave.} for drinks and the best music all night long. Three different DJ’s will be spinning house/club music, hip-hop, and R&B from the 80s to present music. The event is $10 in advance but be sure to check out all of their awesome bottle service options here.

    Bike the Hoboken Artists’ Studio Tour at Hoboken City Hall: Sunday, November 5th

    The city of Hoboken is hosting a free city-wide self-guided tour of artists’ studios, galleries, and group exhibitions. Walking this tour is  fun, but biking is even better {read: faster}. Meet with Bike Hoboken at noon at City Hall {94 Washington St.} to pick up a map and the tour will start from there. If you don’t have a bike, you of course can use the Hudson Bike Share.

    NJMOM Baby Expo: Sunday, November 5th from 10:00AM-2:00PM

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    Prepping for a little one or taking care of the ones you have now is no small task. Learn about over 60 of the latest and greatest baby and toddler brands that will make your life easier at NJMOM’s Baby Expo at the W Hoboken {225 River Street} complete with samples and goodies galore. There will be demos, educational seminars, and huge raffles. Get your tickets here.

    Suits for Success: Saturday, November 4th from from 10:00AM-3:00PM

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    It’s time to take advantage of seriously slashed prices on designer clothing and accessories at the Dress For Success tag sale. It’s going on at 1221-125 Newark Avenue in Jersey City on the 3rd floor. Make sure to bring your own bag as no bags will be provided — with prices starting at just $2, you won’t want to lose out on this opportunity to snag your favorite brand name items and support a great cause.

    Upcoming weekday events:

    Monday, November 6th at 7:00PM: Broadway Night at Mile Square Theatre 

    Tuesday, November 7th: New Found Glory at White Eagle Hall

    Wednesday, November 8th: Slowing Down the Season Workshop at Wellness Lab

    Wednesday, November 8th: Run Your World Tour benefitting the Red Cross at Fleet Feet Sports

    It’s time to get planning — happy weekend! Remember to tag us on Insta in your adventures @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl!


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    By day, Tamara is an editor at a women's magazine, but in her free time, she runs her own fashion blog and helps out with Hoboken Girl. Otherwise, you can catch her ‘gramming like it's her job, checking out the cutest spots to eat and drink and redeeming herself at spin class later. Oh, and if you’re curious about Kylie Lip Kits, she’ll happily show you her collection.