b'Events That Matter WinFtaelrlSouth Orange Performing Arts Center (contd)Feb 251PM BubbleMania! Comic bubble artist Casey Carle brings spontaneous comedy, jazzy music and, of course, brilliant bubbling to the SOPAC stageMar 18PM An Evening with Joan Osborne: The seven-time Grammy nominee returns to SOPACMar 88PM Martin Sexton returns to SOPAC with what Rolling Stone calls his soul-marinated voice, acousticJoan Osborneguitar, and a suitcase full of heartfelt songsDETAILS One SOPAC Way, South Orange; 973-313-2787; SOPACnow.orgMontclair FilmJan 2712:55PM & Jan 311PM The Metropolitan Opera Live: Carmen. Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell makes her Met debut, reinvigorating the story with a staging that moves the action to the modern day and finds issues that could not be more relevant: gendered violence, abusive labor structures, and the desire to break through societal boundaries. Feb 2 7PM Odie Henderson Book Talk + Shaft: ExploreCarmenthe history of Blaxploitation cinema with author Odie Henderson, who will be discussing his new book Black Caesars and Foxy Cleopatras: A History of Blaxploitation Cinema, following a one-night only screening of the 1971 classic Shaft. Tickets include a signed copy of Hendersons book. Feb 3 & Mar 29:30 PM The 1975 classic and numberOdie HendersonMaplewood Mayor Nancy Adams read a proclamation in Sarahs honor. one cult-film of all time, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, featuring The Ordinary Kids Floor Show, a live SarahmatriculatedatBrooklynA lifetime devotee of the theater, Sarahperforming troupe made up of die hard fans College and graduated in 1945. Afterlovedtoperform,stealingtheshowFeb 297PM Reel Rock 18: Immerse yourself in four college, she taught second and thirdin various PTA parent productions in gradeintheNewYorkCitypublicWest Orange and as a cast member ofnew climbing films from across the globe, presented in school system. the Mental Health Association of Newpartnership with The Gravity Vault. In1947,SarahmarriedPaulM.Jerseys Mental Health Players.DETAILS The Clairidge, 486 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair; Densen,whomshemetonablindHerlongestvolunteerandphil- theclairidge.org/eventsdate. They lived in Passaic and New- anthropicinvolvementwaswithherFeb 238PM Montclair Film + Montclair ImprovRocky Horror Picture Showarkbeforemovingin1952toWesthusband, Paul, in support of the Laut- Comedy: an evening of original long form and short Orange, where they raised their sons,enberg Center for General and Tumorform improv comedy from veterans of Chicago, NY, and MarkandRobert(whoblessedSar- Immunology at the Hebrew UniversityLAs best-known improv theaters. Doors open at 7:30 ahwithsevengrandchildrenandsixof Jerusalem. She was a longstandingp.m. great-grandchildren).PaulandSarahmember of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel. Feb 297:30PM Montclair Film + StorySLAM: LEAP. moved to South Orange in 1971. InSarah is known among friends andLeap into the shortest month by telling in six minutes 2001, after Pauls passing, she movedfamily and by residents and staff at Theyour story of a time you had to take a leap, and how you to The Top.Top for her warmth, wit and joie delanded! A team of judges will evaluate and score eachStorySLAM: LEAPOver the years, Sarah engaged in avivre. When asked about her philoso- story. wide range of volunteer and charitablephy of life, Sarah simply replied that itDETAILS 505 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, montclairfilm.org/activities. For more than 20 years, sheis to whenever and wherever possible,eventsread books for the visually impaired atmake someones life a little easier.EIES of New Jersey in South Orange,Rob noted that Sarah has eaten a winningthevolunteeroftheyearrelentlessly healthy diet, exercises reg-award. She taught English to Spanish- ularly, and remains both engaged and speaking preschool students at the Val- prayerful.Headded,Thesethings ley Settlement House in West Orange.really work. feature story /31'