Events & Tickets


NJPAC Kwanzaa Festival and Marketplace

Celebrate the Nguzo Saba at NJPAC’s 19th annual NJPAC Kwanzaa Festival and Marketplace, featuring an Arts and Crafts Village and music and dance activities. Admission is free!

Dec 16 , 2017

Forces of Nature Dance Company

Celebrate Kwanzaa festivities with this daring theatrical dance company, featuring special guest poets Ntozake Shange and Sonia Sanchez.

Dec 16 , 2017

The Nutcracker

The incomparable State Ballet Theatre of Russia arrives with its traditional staging of the holiday classic, complete with sparkling sets, enchanting costumes, and more than 65 performers who bring Tchaikovsky's beloved score to life.

Dec 16 , 2017

Handel’s Messiah

One of the most magnificent achievements in music, Handel’s Messiah is an annual holiday season must for music lovers everywhere.

Dec 17 , 2017
Arts Education

Jazz in the Stacks

Jazz in the Stacks, a new concert series featuring NJPAC’s Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens, brings live jazz to Newark Public Library locations beginning Oct. 25.

Dec 20 , 2017 - May 23 , 2018

Straight No Chaser

Celebrate the holidays with a sparkling evening of hits and Yuletide favorites, delivered with polish and a sly sense of humor by this all-male a cappella sensation.

Dec 20 , 2017

Jazz Jam Sessions

Celebrating its fourth season, NJPAC’s free jazz series moves to Clement’s Place, the intimate new club in Newark’s downtown.

Dec 21 , 2017 - May 17 , 2018

Video Games Live

This interactive event combines the energy of a rock concert with the power of a symphonic performance, featuring music from the most popular video games of all time and special guests including composers Marty O’Donnell (Halo), Kinuyo Yamashita (Castlevania), Russell Brower (World of Warcraft), and musician-arranger Laura Intravia (Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions).

Dec 29 , 2017

Michael Carbonaro

From his hit series The Carbonaro Effect on truTV, magician Michael Carbonaro performs LIVE on stage, in a show packed with audience interaction, hilarious video clips and his signature blend of bizarre antics and mind-blowing magic.

Dec 30 , 2017