Things to Do this weekend, March 22 to 24: Dining, theater, parades, movies, Wedding Walk


Kelly-Jane Cotter


Asbury Park Press

Published 3:15 PM EDT Mar 21, 2019

Do you know how to be the first to score those passed hors d’ouvres?

Do you approach the open bar with gusto, ordering White Russians and Cranberry-Vodkas without care?

Are you on the dance floor the minute you hear “Cupid Shuffle?”

Then you, my friend, are in the prime of your Wedding Years, a phase that usually hits full-on in your 20s and 30s, when you find yourself at a banquet hall once a month, maybe more. (Look through the gallery above to see if any of your favorite spots are considered “the most romantic.”)  

Enjoy it while you’re young and pretty, and you don’t need to find a babysitter, and your only question after the cake is cut is, “Where’s the after-party?”

Go to the Red Bank Wedding Walk

And if it’s YOUR turn, ‘Zillas, then make sure you show your guests a good time. Maybe you and Soul Mate should start planning? Red Bank Wedding Walk is where you should be this weekend. (I reported this news with nostalgia for the “Big Day” of all my friends).

Eat at Joe’s Bagels

Maybe you’re already married. By all means, then, head to Joe’s Bagel & Grill in Brick, one of the Jersey Shore’s newest restaurants, and order a Super Tsunami, comprised of six slices of pork roll/Taylor ham, four eggs and three slices of bacon. I won’t pretend to know how you’re supposed to digest all that. What I do know is that our food writer, the amiable Sarah Griesemer, can tell you about the movers and shakers in the restaurant scene. 

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Go see Captain Marvel

Date nights are important for all couples, so we’re told. Pop culture experts Alex Biese and Felecia Wellington Radel, hosts of our “Fan Theory” podcast, offer a primer on “Captain Marvel,” still going strong at a multi-plex near you. Watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes perspective.

Enjoy a performance of ‘Finding Neverland’

As for me, I am heading to the State Theatre in New Brunswick on Friday to check out “Finding Neverland,” because Ilana Keller never lets me down with her recommendations. 

Love this quote Ilana got from one of the stars: “I think the thing that excites me is I get to be the character who changes…It’s OK to change and it’s OK to see someone else’s point of view and it’s OK to now agree with somebody that I dismissed and didn’t like before.”

RELATED: ‘Beautiful,’ ‘Fiddler,’ ‘SpongeBob’ highlight State Theatre Broadway series

(By the way, if you think your kid is a theatrical star in the making, a Hess toy truck commercial would certainly be a resume-booster. Here’s how to audition, along with my gallery of toy Hess trucks through the years). 

Cheer on the St. Patrick’s Day parade marchers

I’m also going to Keyport on Saturday, for a belated St. Patrick’s Day parade, because why not keep the celebration going as long as poss? My pal Chris Jordan has all the details on parades in Keyport and other towns where the party is still raging.

There’s whiskey in the jar: Asbury Park makes NJ’s best whiskey, we’ll drink to that

Have a great weekend, everybody!

Hi, there! I’m Kelly-Jane Cotter. I can keep you updated on things to do, and I also love writing about fascinating people. Read more of my stories in the links below, follow me @KellyJaneCotter, contact me at [email protected], and how about subscribing so you don’t miss a thing? We’ve got deals here: https://offers.app.com/specialoffer

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