If you’re looking for some fun this upcoming weekend, Jersey City will not disappoint. Saturday, October 24th is New Jersey’s Paella Festival. The free festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at City Hall Park. It will feature food, flamenco dancers, musical performances and a cook-off. During the day, 14 professional chefs, representing Venezuela, Chile, Portugal, Mexico, Catalonia, Spain, Cuba, New Jersey and Florida, will prepare paella as part of the semifinals of the International Valencian Paella Contest. The winners will travel to Spain next year to compete in the 2016 International Valencian Paella Contest World Championship – while this may not affect many of our residents, it does mean there will be some pretty delicious food for us to try.
With Halloween approaching, the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre will be screening various horror films Friday and Saturday. On Friday night, the theater will have a “Werewolf-athon!” featuring screenings of “Werewolf of London,” “The Wolf Man,” and “An American Werewolf in London” starting at 8 p.m. The 1960 black & white film “Horror Hotel” will be screened the following day on Saturday, Oct. 24th at 6:30 p.m. It may be 50+ years old, but this is horror movie is a classic perfect for an October evening. A screening of Wes Craven’s 1984 classic “A Nightmare on Elm Street” will follow at 8:20 p.m. While there may be some great movies out in theaters right now, there’s nothing quite like seeing one of these Halloween favorites at Jersey City’s most historic theater.