The Machine in Concert
Fill your ears with the sounds of Pink Floyd during a concert by the Machine. This band has taken the legacy of Pink Floyd all over North America, Central America, Europe and the Middle East. It has appeared at music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend and Rock of Ages in Stuttgart, Germany. The concert is at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood. $32 and $29. 7:30 p.m. 856-858-1000 or
Ring in 2008 in Haddonfield during the town's annual First Night celebration. More than 50 musicians, singers, performance artists and dancers will perform in indoor and outdoor venues. Headliners include 1910 Fruitgum Company, Brigid's Cross and Galumpha. The event is family-friendly and alcohol-free. Bring your dancing shoes for newcomer 1910 Fruitgum Company's two performances, 8 and 10:15 p.m., in the high school gymnasium, 401 Kings Highway East. Back by popular demand, Brigid's Cross will perform a blend of Celtic folk and rock at 9:30 and 11 p.m. in the middle-school auditorium, 5 Lincoln Ave. Also returning this year is kid favorite Galumpha, three performers who use acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography. They will perform at 6:45 and 9 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Countdowns will be at 8:15 and 11:15 p.m., each followed by a fireworks display. $10 buys a First Night Button, on sale via the Internet or at the following Haddonfield stores: the Crepe & Ribbon, the Shops at 116, Professional Printing, Commerce Bank, Susquehanna Bank, and Carl's Sunoco. Events will begin at 6 p.m. 856-429-4700.
Or ring in 2008 at the Collingswood Community Center with the sounds of the Denis DiBlasio Quartet. Performers are Brian Betz on guitar, Steve Varner on bass, Jim Miller on drums and Denis DiBlasio on baritone. DiBlasio is director of the jazz department and conductor of the Jazz Lab Band at Rowan University in Glassboro. The event is BYOB, but sodas will be provided. $10; $5 students. 7:30 p.m. 856-858-8914.
A New Reality: Black-and-White Photography in Contemporary Art
at the Stedman Gallery at Rutgers-Camden.
A New Reality
explores the continued use of black-and-white photography as a medium of visual and historical consequence. The exhibit was curated by Jeffrey Wechsler and organized by the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum of Art, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Photographs are from the collection of Arthur and Anne Goldstein, which includes figures whose work spans 1950 to the present. Among the photographers on view are: Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Sherrie Levine, Vik Muniz, Cindy Sherman, Mike and Doug Starn, William Wegman, Kenneth Josephson and Joel-Peter Witkin. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; open Thursday until 8 p.m. The gallery is closed until Jan. 2 for the holidays. 856-225-6299.