Our Weekend Picks

Friday, August 12
If it feels like this week has been a long, strange trip, then there’s no better way to kick off the weekend than with Dark Star Orchestra – the well-known Grateful Dead cover band! The group takes the stage at the Festival Grounds at Mercer County Park this Friday night. Tickets start at $12. www.mercercountyparks.com

Got the knack to hack… some code? Code for Princeton is hosting a ‘Hack and Learn Night’ at Princeton Public Library. Self-described as a “group of techies and community members interested in open government and civic hacking,” the event invites techies of all skill levels. Register in advance, and bring your own laptop! FREE, 6pm. www.meetup.com/codeforprinceton

Saturday, August 13
Dig deep into the history of Morven at the museum’s Archaeology Day. While archaeologists work at the greenhouse on the historic property,  Dr. Ian Burrow, Morven expert and principal archaeologist (retired) will give tours of the site, discussing the excavation and its findings. FREE, 9am-4pm. http://morven.org/archaeology-day/

Got wings? Wear ‘em to this year’s Butterfly Festival at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed to help break a Guinness World Record! In addition to this year’s attempt at record-breaking, there will be nature walks, butterfly house tours, live music and more. $10 per person or $25 per carload, 10am. www.thewatershed.org

Small World’s Saturday night live music this week will feature Dan Kassel, musician and co-founder of Hopewell Creative Arts Studio. (If you haven’t, check them out on Facebook!) With his cello and a looping station, Kassel will perform a range of music from Klezmer to Irish folk and Indian classical. FREE, 8:30pm. www.smallworldcoffee.com


*There’s still time to enjoy summer without the glasses or contacts! We gave up the glasses and visited Princeton area LASIK doc, Dr. Barry Wasserman for the simple, pain-free, office procedure. Click to meet Barry, as his patients call him, and find out more about LASIK. 


Sunday, August 14

Catch the closing performance of Princeton Summer’s production of ‘Fool For Love,’ Sam Shepard’s Obie-winning ‘dramedy.’ The story unfolds in a motel room in the Mojave desert… from the stage of Princeton University’s Hamilton Murray Theater. Tickets start at $24.50. 2pm. www.princetonsummertheater.org

Sunday evening, the Trenton Thunder take on The New Hampshire Fishercats (yes, we had to look up what a Fishercat was when we saw them last summer!) Catch the boys of summer at Arm & Hammer Park. Tickets start at $11, 5pm. www.trentonthunder.com


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