What’s Happening in and Around Ridgewood

David BowieSchool of Rock Presents the Music of David Bowie

Saturday, January 16 at 3:00pm and Sunday, January 17 at 1:00pm
Students will learn about Bowie and what makes his music so unique, focusing on the craftiness of his songwriting and the different textures and layers used to create some his greatest songs!
Email reservation@MexiCaliLive.com or call 201-833-0011
Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ

Ridgewood Restaurant Week
Ridgewood Restaurant WeekYou don’t have to trek all the way to the city to enjoy Restaurant Week. Its happening right here in Ridgewood from Sunday, January 17 – Thursday, January 21. Chefs in each restaurant are preparing a tantalizing 3-course, prix-fixe menu at $25.16. Take your pick: from You can call individual restaurants to find out their selections. For more information, visit http://www.experienceridgewood.com
Well-being Series:Helping Under-challenged & Unmotivated Boys
January 19, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Ridgewood Community OutreachDon’t miss this engaging discussion with Dr. Adam Price, Author, Researcher, Speaker, & Psychologist when he presents “He’s Not Just Lazy:  Helping Under Challenged and Unmotivated Boys.” Part of series of talks that are sponsored by Ridgewood’s Community Outreach Program and co-sponsored by The Valley Hospital, with support from the Ridgewood Education Foundation and the Home and School Association. 
At Benjamin Franklin Middle School Auditorium, 335 N Van Dien Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.
For more information, visit http://www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us

10,000 lbs of Truck  •   Jan 23 & Jan 24, 2016
Black StallionMonster Jam tour is returning! Drivers face off in twelve-foot tall, ten-thousand pound machines and tear through a custom designed, obstacle-laden race track in the best truck line-up ever. Come see Black Stallion driven by Matt Cody; Bad News Travels Fast driven by Brandon Derrow; Backdraft, Carolina Crusher driven by Gary Porter; Grave Digger driven by Jon Zimmer; Higher Education driven by Jim Tracey; Instigator driven by Paul Breaud; and  Saigon Shaker driven by Ryan Disharoon. Tickets start $15
Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St. Newark, NJ 07102
For more information visit http://www.monsterjam.com/events

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