Arts & Entertainment: Tantalizing And Scrumptious Chefs With Heart

Guilty thrills prevail in “Sin City.” A freefalling, groundbreaking transfer to film of Frank Miller’s graphic novels, the noirish nihilism delights in upping the shock ante with each scene. It is the Peck’s bad boy of cinema, vociferously claiming that its cutting edge, technological meshing of live action and cartoon gives it license to behave badly. Agree or not, the unrelenting, unapologetic assault on the senses will render you mouth agape for most of its one hundred and twenty-six minutes.

PRINCETON—Give your taste buds a night to remember by attending the inaugural American Heart Association Chefs With Heart on Thursday, June 2, featuring preparations from some of New Jersey’s best restaurants and finest chefs. Healthy, delicious foods and the American Heart Association may seem like a natural, but American Heart Association Chefs With Heart is the first time the American Heart Association has presented a New Jersey wine and food tasting event. American Heart Association Chefs With Heart is a statewide event offering guests signature dishes from restaurants throughout the Garden State, as well as sampling of fine wines, liqueurs and microbrews, a cafe bar, delicious pastries, desserts, chocolates and music by a four-piece jazz band. Hosted by the Tournament Players Club at Jasna Polana in Princeton on June 2, the ticket cost for Chefs With Heart is $150 per person.

Last Saturday, the Westfield Symphony Orchestra played a concert at the Union County Arts Center in downtown Rahway. The promotion flyer stated Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony and a newly commissioned work entitled, “Edison Invents” were to be performed.

Fords—Just imagine fine dining, dancing, and flavored tobacco. And that’s not all. How about belly dancing, Karaoke nights, local talent, stand up comedians, private parties and happy hour. All of this and more wrapped in a uniquely decorated club of refined sophistication and subtle allure.

JACKSON—Grammy-nominated, Texas punk band Bowling for Soup will perform at the park’s Northern Star Arena, April 30 at 5 p.m. The pop-punk group features lead vocalist/guitarist Jaret Reddick, guitarist/vocalist Chris Burney, bassist Erik Chandler and drummer Gary Wiseman.

WOODBRIDGE—Once again this Spring, the Barron Arts Center in Woodbridge, continues with its art lecture series entitled, “A Taste of the Art.” Created to encourage and promote the arts within the community, the lectures are free but reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (732) 634-0413 weekdays between 9 a.m.–4 p.m.