The Életfa Hungarian Folk Band has been sharing the song and dance of Hungary throughout New Jersey and New York since 1987, performing at such venues as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, The Knitting Factory, and the Museum of Natural History, to name a few.
On Sunday the band will bring its show, which is composed of a few generations of Hungarians and Hungarian-Americans, to the Community Theatre for a performance at 3 p.m.
“For me, as a performer, it's just a blast to play as a group,” said Raul Rothblatt, who joined Életfa in 1994. “It’s like a family.”
In some cases, it actually is a family. Some of the members of the group are married to one another and others are children of the members. Parts of Életfa’s performance centers around familial themes as well.
“It’s really a conversation between generations,” said Rothblatt.
This Sunday will be the first time The Életfa Hungarian Folk Band will perform at the Community Theatre.
More events in Morristown this weekend:
Friday, Jan. 14
- A peace vigil dedicated to the victims of the recent shooting in Tucson will begin at 6 p.m. on the Morristown Green.
- Mummenschanz will perform using puppets and masks in a show that began in 1972 at 8 p.m. at the Community Theatre.
- This week’s Minstrel Concert Series by The Folk Project at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship begins at 8 p.m. and is an open stage. Admission for children 12 or younger is free and adult admission is $7–plus whatever one thinks the show was worth on the way out.
Saturday, Jan. 15
- Marty’s Reliable Cycle of Morristown’s Saturday 20-mile road ride begins at 8 a.m. Participants should meet at the store.
- Morristown High School varsity ice hockey will face Kinnelon High School at Skyland Ice World at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 16
- The fourth out of five lectures by Bishop Jack Spong at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church for their Adult Forum series will run from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Sunday Service at Church of the Redeemer will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. from 10:30 to 11:50 a.m.
- Macculloch Hall Historical Museum’s, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” exhibit will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. and will end on Jan. 31st. The exhibit includes holiday ornaments and toys, as well as works by Thomas Nast.
- The Morristown High School junior varsity ice hockey team will face Gill Saint Bernards at 8:45 p.m. at Aspen Ice in Randolph.