In the Arts

The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company will perform at the Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank, Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. The nine-member contemporary dance ensemble performs high-energy and technically demanding repertory. The performance is part of TRTC's Best of New Jersey Dance series. Tickets are $30-$20 and available at the box office at (732) 345-1400 or www.trtc.org.The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company will perform at the Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank, Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. The nine-member contemporary dance ensemble performs high-energy and technically demanding repertory. The performance is part of TRTC’s Best of New Jersey Dance series. Tickets are $30-$20 and available at the box office at (732) 345-1400 or www.trtc.org.

The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation will present The Steve Calafati Group, flamenco jazz guitar, Friday 8-11 p.m. The performance is part of the JSJBF’s “Reckless Steamy Nights.” BYOB and a friend to the Red Bank Woman’s Club, 164 Broad St. Tickets are $10. For information, call (732) 933-1984 or e-mail to: dennis@jsjbf.org.

The Concordia Youth Chorale will present the world-famous South African Drakensberg Boys Choir at St. Michael’s Church, 800 Ocean Ave., West End, Friday at 7.30 p.m. The choir will present their signature mix of classical, folk and African music. The Concordia Youth Chorale will also participate in the program. Tickets are $20, $10 for children 12 and under, and will be available at the door. For information, call (732) 495-2066.

The New Jersey premiere of the cult glam-rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" will take place at the historic Baronet Theatre in Asbury Park April 7, 14, 21, 28 at 8 p.m. Opening night will feature rock events at the nearby Fastlane and Asbury Lanes after each show. The groundbreaking, Off-Broadway smash tells the story of Hedwig Schmidt, East German rock 'n' roll goddess, who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation. The outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is performed by Hedwig (NYC actor Bob Walker) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine, backed by the hard-rocking band. Tickets are $10, available by calling the Baronet Theatre, 205 Fourth Ave., at (732) 807-3317The New Jersey premiere of the cult glam-rock musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” will take place at the historic Baronet Theatre in Asbury Park April 7, 14, 21, 28 at 8 p.m. Opening night will feature rock events at the nearby Fastlane and Asbury Lanes after each show. The groundbreaking, Off-Broadway smash tells the story of Hedwig Schmidt, East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess, who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation. The outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is performed by Hedwig (NYC actor Bob Walker) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine, backed by the hard-rocking band. Tickets are $10, available by calling the Baronet Theatre, 205 Fourth Ave., at (732) 807-3317

Kathleen Milmore, writing as Kaitin O’Riley, of Rumson and Los Angeles, will be signing her debut novel, “Secrets of a Duchess,” at Borders Books, 135 Route 35, Monmouth Plaza, Eatontown, Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. The historical romance is set amid the swirl of London’s high society, where beautiful Caroline Armstrong and the handsome Alexander Woodward, Duke of Woodborough, play a dangerous game – with their hearts. For more information, call Borders Books at (732) 542-1785.

Monmouth University's Performing Arts Series at Pollak Theatre in West Long Branch will present the Afro-Semitic Experience Saturday, April 7,  at 8 p.m. Drawing on the rich cultural and musical heritage of the Jewish and African Diasporas, the group combines sophisticated jazz artistry, humor, and respect for their cultures through gospel, klezmer, nigunim, spirituals, bebop and swing music vocabularies. Tickets are $30. For information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at (732) 263-6889 or visit www.monmouth.edu/arts. Monmouth University’s Performing Arts Series at Pollak Theatre in West Long Branch will present the Afro-Semitic Experience Saturday, April 7, at 8 p.m. Drawing on the rich cultural and musical heritage of the Jewish and African Diasporas, the group combines sophisticated jazz artistry, humor, and respect for their cultures through gospel, klezmer, nigunim, spirituals, bebop and swing music vocabularies. Tickets are $30. For information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at (732) 263-6889 or visit www.monmouth.edu/arts.

Paper Moon Puppet Theatre in Atlantic Highlands will present a special spring break performance of “Pinocchio” Thursday, April 5, at 10 a.m. This elaborate production features the charming, mischievous puppet, a nefarious cat and fox, and all the adventures that lead to Pinocchio learning what it means to be a real boy. For reservations, call (732) 291-7552. Paper Moon Puppet Theatre is located at First Avenue Playhouse, 123 First Ave., Atlantic Highlands

Blues legend and five-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy will appear at the Count Basie Theatre Saturday, April 7, at 8 p.m., to round out a weekend of blues. A Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Guy is an all-around electric blues man – a soulful singer, an inventive guitarist and an unrivaled showman.

Tickets are $50-$20 and may be purchased by calling the box office at (732) 842-9000 or online at www.countbasietheatre.org. The Count Basie Theatre is located at 99 Monmouth St. in Red Bank.