The Freaky Mutant Weirdo Variety Show: The Steampunk Variant

The Freaky Mutant Weirdo Variety Show: The Steampunk Variant is coming up on June 4 at Vasa Park in Hackettstown. This event is a unique, family-friendly geek culture festival featuring live entertainment, cosplay, artisan vendors, educational presentations, and much more.

The festival is organized by A Halo Called Fred, who will take the stage along with Frenchy and the Punk and This Way to the Egress. The evening will cap off with an all-star jam by all three bands. The entertainment lineup also includes Trio of Madness and The Munchausen Society plus the Karnevil sideshow, billed as “New Jersey’s premiere carnival sideshow experience.”

When: Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Vasa Park (under the pavilion), 1 Vasa Drive, Hackettstown, NJ
Tickets: $25 (Adults), $15 (Kids 14-18). Free admission for kids under 14.
Tickets are available from the festival

John Padovano coffeehouse performance

Singer/composer John “Giovanni” Padovano will bring his solo show to 1st Cup Coffeehouse on Sunday , January 9th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Padovano is also known as The Ironbound Crooner and aka The Coffeehouse Performer. His music is strongly influenced by his very early years in the Ironbound Section of Newark, NJ. Padovano will perform songs from his original song collections that include the titles: “Dusty Road Session” “solo recordings at Baroque Park,” ” Poesia and Chanson,” “The Coffeehouse Performer,” and “Wandering Square Impromptu no. 12”. John “Giovanni” Padovano has in the past performed locally at Middletown Public Library, Princeton University and at other places in Princeton. His music is called “Poesia and Chanson”.