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The Jersey City Library presents “Abraham Lincoln: The Writer,” the third of a five-part series, at the Cunningham Branch Library, on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m., at 275 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City. The presentation will be given in association with the Lincoln Association of Jersey City, by Eugene O’Connell. For more information, please call (201) 547-4579.
The Hoboken Historical Museum concludes “Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken,” a World War I exhibit, on Jan. 25 with a talk from Abraham Lincoln scholar Frank Coburn discussing “Lincoln and the Right to Rise,” at the Shipyard Marina Boathouse, 13th St. pier from 4 p.m. Tickets are $5; Museum members free. For more information, please visit: www.hobokenmuseum.org.
DeBaun Center presents “The Joy of Duet Piano Playing,” a program comprised of music written for two pianos, or four-hand pieces, composed by Beethoven, Karl Hermann Pillney, Brahms, Faure, and Ravel, on Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. at the Samuel C. Williams Library at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. Pianists include Hye-Seung Keum and Sojung Lee-Hong. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5. For more information, please visit: www.debaun.org.
The New Jersey City University will hold children’s courses, in writing, mathematics, reading, and drawing, held at the University’s campus, 2039 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, on Saturdays, beginning Jan. 31. Registration is $75. For more information, please call (201) 200-3089.
Jersey City Museum presents “The African Diaspora Film Series,” featuring a selection of films from emerging African American filmmakers on Friday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Jan. 31, from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets per screening are $10; students and seniors $8; and members $7. For more information, please visit the African Diaspora Film Festival website: www.nyadff.org.
The New Jersey City University presents “Letter as Image/Image as Letter,” an exhibition featuring 100 works, including sketches, preliminary studies, final art and prints, by designers Michael Doret, Louise Fili, Gerard Huerta, Daniel Pelavin, and Tom White, on Monday, Jan. 19 through Jan. 28. An artist reception will be held on Jan. 21; immediately following the reception, will be a lecture by the artists on the creative process at 1 p.m. For more information, please call (201) 200-3426.
The Hob’art Cooperative Gallery presents “Our Hoboken,” a show of small works of art inspired by the city of Hoboken, at Sovereign Bank, 86 River St. in Hoboken, through Feb. 14. The artwork can be purchased directly from the seven artists showing, including works of photography, collage, and painting on silk. For more information, please visit: www.hob-art.com.
Winter sign-up for i9 winter sports leagues begins now. Registration is now open for basketball (co-ed, 3 on 3, men’s division), flag football tournament and more. For more information, visit: www.i9sports.com.
The Cypher Movement open art, poetry slam at 7:30 p.m. every fourth Friday of the month at Jordan’s Lounge, 247 Newark Ave. in Jersey City. For more information, visit: www.cyphermovement.com.
Hoboken Happy Hour group has upcoming events for locals. This is an excellent way to network, make new friends, and try new places in town. For more information, visit www.hobokenhappyhourgroup.com
The Hoboken Ski Club has upcoming social and athletic events including weekly happy hour parties. All activities are open for members. The annual membership for the 2009 season is on sale on now. The group meets every Tuesday night at McBride’s in Hoboken. For more information, visit: www.hobokenskiclub.com.
Open Mics: Art House Productions, the first Thursday of the month at 1 McWilliams Place, in the old St. Francis building on the roof, Jersey City. Visit: www.arthouseproductions.org.
Bayonne Arts Factory, every Wednesday night starting at 8 p.m. Visit: www.arts-factory.com.
B.H. open mic for stand up, sketch, musical comedy hosted by Melissa Surach, every other Tuesday, 8 p.m., at Toy Eaters Studios in the GRAFS building, Jersey City. Visit: www.melissasurach.blogspot.com
Brennan Courthouse Music Series, visit: www.hudsoncountynj.org.
People’s Open Mic hosts every Tuesday at Goldhawk, 936 Park Ave., Hoboken. Call: (201) 420-7989.
Wild Rover Pub, at 7103 Park Ave. in Guttenberg, hosts every Sunday at 10 p.m. All musicians, comics and poets are welcome. Call: (201) 662-9453.
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