Cannons, Concerts, and Celebrations: Our Weekend Picks

Friday, November 2
“This Really Happened…Storytelling at HT” brings six storytellers to the stage at Hopewell Theater. Rotating through each storyteller, the show is an hour long with engaging, hilarious, and moving–and ends with an opportunity for audience members to take the mic and share their own stories for an open-mic session. $19.73, 8pm. www.hopewelltheater.com

Join in at the Fall Barn Dance at Howell Living History Farm this Friday! Try your hand at square dancing, circle dancing, contra dancing and more in the heated, 1850’s era  – all moves from the historical farm’s era, 1890-1910. Dancing begins at 7:30. $5 donation suggested. www.howellfarm.org

Saturday, November 3
The Historical Society of Princeton House Tour is your chance to step inside some of the town’s most iconic houses; unique, significant, and historic! This year’s self-guided tour features six stunning area homes. Get your tickets at Updike Farmstead and let the adventure begin! Tickets are $50, and the day starts at 10am. www.princetonhistory.org

Have a preschooler? Treat them to an afternoon of classical music, at a show designed just for them! ‘Baby Got Bach’ from the Princeton University Concerts series is held at the University’s Richardson Auditorium, with a special brass quartet joining the strings. Kids tickets are just $5, adults $10. 1pm. www.princetonuniversityconcerts.org

Ready… aim… FIRE! Visit Washington Crossing State Park for a Cannon Firing Demonstration conducted by Lamb’s Artillery Company, a Revolutionary War reenactments group. Firings are at noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. FREE.

The Arts Council of Princeton presents its annual Day of the Dead Celebration at the Princeton Shopping Center. Learn about and celebrate the holiday with mariachis, sugar skull decorating, face painting, dance performances, a costume pageant, and refreshments. FREE, 3pm. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Sunday, November 4
Sunday morning is the Princeton Half Marathon! If you’re running: good luck! If you’re planning on being out and about, here’s the Scoop on road closures and timing: https://www.facebook.com/PrincetonNJGovernment/photos/a.758369997532410/1884690701566995/?type=3&theater


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