Here’s a great benefit near your apartment in Rahway, NJ: the Union County Performing Arts Center. Located in a vaudeville theater built in 1928 that has been restored to its original grandeur, the UCPAC seats over 1,300 and still has its original Wurlitzer organ. The largest center for the performing arts in Union County, it is listed in the national and state registries of historic places.

Earlier this month it celebrated Three Kings Day when Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre brought the magical El Sueño: The Dream. A unique Spanish adaptation, the dance theatre features Gypsy Flamenco and other dances from Spain and Latin America.

The arts center has several new shows each month, from concerts by pianist Susan Werner to vignette plays to events geared toward children, such as Jim West’s DINOSAURS, for children with autism and sensory sensitivity.

Here’s one upcoming on January 24: Steve Solomon’s hit one-man show, “My Father’s Italian, My Mother’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy.” One of the longest running one-man shows in history, it has brought side-splitting laughter to over 450,000 people. One of Solomon’s many gifts is portraying characters, of which he brings 30 to the show.

Future events include the British Invasion Tour and the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular. All this fun is also close to home for people who have an apartment in Rahway, NJ.