P.S. Your Weekend Update

Lots on tap for the weekend peeps. Hoping the rain holds off or maybe just rains late night soi don’t have to water the garden…ahh, wishful thinking.

Music-graphic

Rock on…

Thursday noon Carnegie Center Concert Series , Patio at 502 Carnegie Center, 609-452-1444, Free.

Thursday 5-8 pm Music Fest 2009 , Mercer County , South River Walk Park, Trenton, 609-448-7107, Jimmy and the Parrots presents Caribbean sounds. Food and beverages available. Activities and prizes for children. Bring blanket, chair, and picnic. Free., www.whatsgoingonthisweekend.com

Thursday 6-8 pm Alash , Arts Council of Princeton , Princeton Shopping Center, 609-924-8777, A quartet of master throat singers. Free, www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Thursday 7 pm Music in the Park Series , Lawrenceville Main Street , Weeden Park, Main Street, 609-219-9300, The Whiskey Girls present country music. Bring a chair. Free., www.LawrencevilleMainStreet.com

Friday 7:30 pm Chamber Choir Concert, Westminster Choir College, Bristol Chapel, 609-921-2663 Joe Miller conducts the mixed choral ensemble in new works focusing on a cappella repertoire. Free., www.rider.edu

Friday 8 pm The Mikado, Opera New Jersey, McCarter Theater, 609-258-2787 Gilbert & Sullivan. $15 to $110., www.opera-nj.org

Friday 10:30 pm Rainbow Fresh, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855 $5 cover., www.triumphbrew.com

Saturday 2-4 pm The Alice Project, Palmer Square, On the Green, 609-921-2333, Free., www.palmersquare.com

Saturday 4-11 pm Sourland Music Festival, Sourland Planning Council, Hillsborough Country Club, 908-369-5977 Ten Foot Tall Band, Big Nancy and the Supreme Court, Wenonah Brooks, Dan Lavoie and the Mountainview Band with rock, blues, jazz, acoustic, and bluegrass. Silent auction. Benefit for Sourland Planning Council. Bring a chair or blanket. Rain date Sunday, July 26. Donation $12., www.sourlandmusicfest.net

Saturday 6-9 pm Music Fest 2009, Mercer County, Rosedale Park, Pennington, 609-448-7107 British Invasion with classic rock. Food and beverages available. Activities and prizes for children. Bring blanket, chair, and picnic. Free., www.whatsgoingonthisweekend.com

Saturday 6 pm Music Together, West Windsor Arts Council, Nassau Park Pavilion, West Windsor, 609-919-1982 Family program presented in interactive musical event. Free concert in ‘Celebrate Americana’ summer music series. Bring chairs or blankets. Inside Panera if raining., www.westwindsorarts.org

Saturday 6:30 pm Larry Tritel & Guy DeRosa folk/jazz band; Halo Pub, 9 Hulfish Street.

Saturday 7 pm Jane Kohn, Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-716-8771 Rock and roll., www.groversmillcoffee.com

Saturday 7:30 pm CoOPERAtive Program (opera training) student recitals; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Free.

Saturday 8 pm Opera New Jersey production of Gilbert & Sullivan.s The Mikado; McCarter Theatre

ArtsHome

Unleash your inner creative::

Thursday 7 pm Student Film and Video Festival , Princeton Public Library , 65 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8822 , Two-day program featuring films submitted from throughout the nation. Intended for a teen and adult audience. Free., www.princetonlibrary.org

Thursday 8 pm Argentine Tango , Black Cat Tango , Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive, 609-273-1378, Beginner and intermediate classes followed by guided practice. $10., www.theblackcattango.com

Thursday 8 pm Owen Benjamin , The Stress Factory , 90 Church Street, New Brunswick, 732-545-4242 , $13 to $15., www.stressfactory.com

Friday 7:30 pm Bravura Virtuoso Trio, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8777, Christine Shieh on violin, Courtney Lin Kaita on cello, and Constance Lin Kaita on piano. Members of the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra, they have all received awards in musical competitions. The program includes Paul Schoenfield’s ‘Cafe Music,’ Beethoven’s Piano Trio, and works by Kreisler, Saint-Saens, and Mendelssohn. $10., www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Friday 7:30 pm Westminster Chamber Choir; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Free.

Friday 7:30 pm An Evening of Dance, American Repertory Ballet, Stuart Country Day School, Princeton, 609-921-7758, Performance by international summer intensive students features ‘Back to Bach’ and excerpts from ‘Giselle.’ $20., www.arballet.org

Friday 8 pm Opera New Jersey production of The Abduction from the Seraglio; Berlind Theatre.

Friday 8 pm Assassins; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College.

Friday 8 pm There Goes the Bride; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Friday 8 pm Abduction from the Seraglio, Opera New Jersey, Berlind at McCarter Theater, 609-258-2787 Mozart opera. $59 to $90., www.opera-nj.org

Friday 8 pm No Time for Comedy, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062 Comedy about a playwright. $20., www.princetonsummertheater.org

Saturday 4-8 pm A Chorus Line, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041 Musical. $25., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com

Saturday 6 pm West Windsor Arts Council .Celebrate Americana. concert with Music Together; Nassau Park Pavilion, Nassau Park, West Windsor. Free.

Saturday 7-10 pm Arts Council of Princeton.s Cafe Improv cabaret; Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center, 102 Witherspoon Street.

Saturday 7:30-9:30 pm Comedy Clubs), Joseph Anthony, John Conte, and Steve Trevalise, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018Reservation. $20., www.catcharisingstar.com

Saturday 8 pm There Goes the Bride, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766, Comedy farce by Ray Cooney. $27.50 to $29.50., www.off-broadstreet.com

Saturday 8 pm No Time for Comedy, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062 Comedy about a playwright. $20., www.princetonsummertheater.org

Sunday 1 pm Carillon Concert, Princeton University, Grover Cleveland Tower, Graduate College, 609-258-3654 Concert on the fifth largest carillon in the country. Free.

Sunday 2 pm Lucia di Lammermoor, Opera New Jersey, Berlind at McCarter Theater, 609-258-2787 Donizetti opera. $15 to $110., www.opera-nj.org

FamilyStudies

Make time for family!

Thursday 11 am Rumpelstiltskin , Princeton Summer Theater , Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062, Family show about a king and a young girl. $5., www.princetonsummertheater.org Friday at 11 am too.

Friday 11-1 pm Pinocchio, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041 $8., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com

Friday 1-4 pm Young Artists Workshops, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062 ‘Set, Lights, Costumes’ presents a behind the scenes glimpse at what goes on behind the curtain. For ages 7 to 12. Register. $30., www.princetonsummertheater.org

Saturday 9 am Community Yoga, In Balance Center for Living, 230 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-4949 Mixed level class. $17., www.inbalancecenter.com

Saturday 1:30-3 pm Wonder Walk for Families: Mysteries of the Meadow, Duke Farms, 80 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, 908-722-3700 Examine native grass meadow in search of flowers and bugs. Register. $8., www.dukefarms.org

Saturday 5-8 pm Hayrides, Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, off Route 29, Titusville, 609-737-3299 Horsedrawn hayrides leave the barnyard every 25 minutes. Marshmallow roast, self-guided tours. Free., www.howellfarm.org

Saturday 6-8 pm Country and Bluegrass Music Show, WDVR-FM, Lambertville Assembly of God Church, 638 Route 518, Lambertville, 609-397-1620, Heartlands Hayride Band. $10. Food available., www.wdvrfm.org

exercise

Saturday 9 am Community Yoga, In Balance Center for Living, 230 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-4949 Mixed level class. $17., www.inbalancecenter.com

Saturday 3 pm New Jersey State Triathlon, CGI Racing, Mercer Park, Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 856-468-0925

Saturday 8-10 pm Bicycle Tours, Duke Farms, 80 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, 908-722-3700, Seven-mile ride. Bring mountain bike and helmet. Register. $10., www.dukefarms.org

learning is fun

Saturday 10 am Albert E. Hinds Memorial Walking Tour: African American Life in Princeton, Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-6748 Walking tour of Princeton presented by Shirley Satterfield features the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, the former Witherspoon School for Colored Children, and Paul Robeson’s birthplace. Register by phone or E-mail jeanette@princetonhistory.org. $7., www.princetonhistory.org

Saturday 2 pm Highlights Tour, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788 Free., www.artmuseum.princeton.edu

Saturday 7 pm Cafe Improv, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8777 Music, poetry, and comedy. Register to perform. $2., www.cafeimprov.com

Sunday 2 pm From Revolution to Relativity, Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-6748 Classic walking tour of downtown Princeton and Princeton University includes stops at Nassau Hall, University Chapel, Woodrow Wilson’s homes, and Einstein’s residence. Register by phone or E-mail jeanette@princetonhistory.org. $7., www.princetonhistory.org

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Yum! Yum!

Friday 5-8 pm Acoustic Road, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465 Music from the 1960s and on including covers by the Beatles, the Eagles, and the Grateful Dead. Food and wine available. Free admission., www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com

Friday 5-9 pm New England Clam Bake, Grounds for Sculpture, Rat’s Restaurant, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-584-7800 Lobster, shrimp, clams, clam chowder, steamed mussels, and desserts. Register. $39., www.groundsforsculpture.org

Saturday 10-4 pm Wine Tasting Festival, Rutgers Gardens, Route 1 & Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, 732-932-845 Six of New Jersey’s wineries present samples of wine. Jersey Fresh vendors from the farm market. Hands on activities for children. Tours of the bamboo forest, crafts made from bamboo, vegetable planting. Landscape plants for sale. Tour Rutgers and Donald B. Lacey Display gardens. ‘Organic Vegetable Gardening,’ ‘Farm to School Programs,’ and ‘Herb Gardening,’ and ‘Ask the Expert’ talks. $5 for wine tasting includes a souvenir glass. Parking, $5. Rain or shine., www.rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu

Saturday 1 pm Organic Victory Garden Series, Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey, Princeton Day School, 650 Great Road, Princeton, 908-371-1111 How to Preserve Fresh Vegetables by Canning, Freezing, and Drying.’ Register., www.nofanj.org

Saturday 2-5 pm Wine Tasting, CoolVines, 344 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-0039 Acid Rocks., www.coolvines.com

Sunday 1 pm Wine Tasting for Dummies, Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA, 215-493-6500 Wine, cheese, fruit, and instructions for savoring the flavors. Register. $30., www.crossingvineyards.com

Sunday 5-9 pm Caribbean Jam, Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA, 215-493-6500 Music, hors d’oeuvres, dinner. Wine available. Rain or shine. Wear your favorite island shirt contest. Register. $50., www.crossingvineyards.com


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