A full weekend of activities is in your future. Whether you want to stand beside a million moms in support of gun control, have a few laughs, enjoy a little music and several varieties, you won't have to look too hard. Have fun!
Mt. Pleasant Animal Center 'Ruff Draught' Benefit
When/Where: Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Madison Elks Lodge
Why Go: You'd love to sample some beers while benefiting the animals
Manhattan Comedy Night
When/Where: Friday, 8 p.m. at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
Why Go: You want your comedy minus the expensive commute and two-drink minimum.
Friday Night Skate
When/Where: Friday, 8 p.m. at Mennen Arena, Morris Township
Why Go: You want to start your weekend on ice
Cost: $7 admission, $3.50 skate rental
20th Annual Home Landscape Show
When/Where: Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m. at the National Guard Armory, Morris Township
Why Go: You want to check out all the latest and greatest stuff for making a house and home.
Cost: $5 admission
'Million Mom March for Gun Control'
When/Where: Saturday, 11 a.m. in Jersey City. A carpool has been organized to meet at 9 a.m. sharp in the Morristown Town Hall parking lot.
Why Go: Gun control is an important issue to you, whether you're a mom or simply a concerned citizen
When/Where: Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at the Great Swamp Watershed Association
Why Go: You want to educate the little ones about water while having a great Saturday morning
Cost: Free for Watershed Association members, donation requested for general public. RSVP strongly encouraged
Morris Rugby Annual Comedy Night
When/Where: Saturday, 6 p.m. at 33 Baldwin Road, Parsippany
Why Go: You want to have a great time while benefiting the Morris Rugby club
Cost: $60, includes beer, wine, soda, buffet and entertainment
'Madison Helps Union Beach'
When/Where: Saturday, 7 p.m. at St. Vincent Martyr Parish, Madison
Why Go: You want to help benefit the Sandy-battered shore town of Union Beach while enjoying some music, light fare and cash bar
Benefit Concert for Central America
When/Where: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, Morris Township
Why Go: You want to experience the talents of 2012 NYC Nightlife Award Winner Christine Lavin while benefiting others.
Cost: $25 advance, $30 at the door
The Masterwork Chorus presents Mozart’s Requiem and Songs of Rest
When/Where: Saturday, 8 p.m. at Drew University, Madison
Why Go: Because you want to enjoy some beautiful Classical music and voice.
Cost: $36 to $75
When/Where: Sunday, noon at Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township
Why Go: Any one of those three items in the title interest you. Also, local.
Cost: $3 admission
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Lacombe Conducts Beethoven and Tchaikovsky
When/Where: Sunday, 8 p.m. at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
Why Go: What better way to conclude one's weekend but with some beautiful music?