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JCPAL brings food, arts and fun to J. Owen Grundy Park as part of their Summerfest Series (10 am).

La Festa Italiana continues on Sixth Street with Italian food, craft vendors, live music and more (5 pm). (See JCI‘s article on this event.)

Trusol and Prime get the MLK Hub grooving (5 pm).

An Indian classical music concert celebrates the country’s 65th Independence Day and Surati’s 10th anniversary (6:30 pm, tickets start at $15). (See JCI‘s article on this event.)

Ladies on the Mic pays tribute to late great British songstress Amy Winehouse (7:30 pm). (See JCI‘s article on this event.)

Get whisked into the wild, wild West at the Riverview-Fiske Park screening of True Grit (2010) (8 pm).

Celebrate Candice Leger’s birthday at Lucky 7’s to the tunes of Liquor Store, Citizenblastkane and Crazy and the Brains (8 pm).

What do you get when you mix DJ Emac, percussion by Sirelo Entertainment and electric guitar from Debra Devi? Melange Fridays at Port-O (11 pm).


Celebrating LGBT pride is an all-day affair with Pride Breakfast at Steam Cafe (8 am), the Hudson County LGBT Pride Festival at Exchange Place (12 pm) and an after-party at Hard Grove Cafe (6:30 pm). (See JCI‘s article on this event.)

Jump into some chest-waders and explore the estuary at Liberty State Park (10 am).

Dance crews face-off and get down at The Call Out at St. Mary’s Marian Hall (6 pm, $10).


“Tabula Rasa,” a group exhibit exploring the intimate setting of a tabletop, opens at Curious Matter (3 pm).

La Festa Italiana comes to a close with live music by First Kiss Entertainment and a Super 50/50 (5 pm to 11 pm).

The New York Exception performs in the gardens behind Liberty House (6 pm).

The Jersey City Film Forum screens Smiles of a Summer Night (7:30 pm, $5 donation).

Double-twin hi-jinx comes to Newport Green with a production of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors (7:30 pm).

Summer Dawn Hortillosa

is a freelance arts and entertainment writer whose work has appeared in the Jersey City Independent, The Jersey Journal, the International and other publications. She is also a creative writer and theatrical director.