Princeton Weekend Events

It’s January.  Which means it isn’t even February yet. Which means there will still be March to contend with before we even meet the brave little shoots that will become the Spring grasses that will grow when the air is warm again.

But it is January and we must soldier on or at least muddle through.  So you might as well grab a friend or 3 and get your butt out the door and go do something fun this weekend.

Please wear a hat.

 

Thursday January 19th

If you are looking for inspiration today you might to choose to take in this free lunchtime concert of 17th century music at 12:15 at the Nassau Presbyterian Church with a performance by the faculty of the Westminster Conservatory or perhaps attend a free talk about natural design by Aylin Green. Green’s art springs from the crusty tables of flea markets, the sewing boxes of fashionable women, and the button jars of bygone days. Join her at 7 pm at the Johnson Education Center of the D&R Greenway Land Trust.

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Consider this: If your New Year’s resolution is to eat a healthier diet, you are not alone.  If you have fallen off the wagon, you are not alone.  If you are ready to give it another go, you need to meet Marsha Rudolph tonight at 7 pm. She will arm you with simple practices to raise your awareness around eating & body image. At the Center for Relaxation and Healing in Plainsboro. Pre-registerHERE – $25

Friday January 20th 

Catch a flick or ten…

This weekend marks the opening of the Sundance Film Festival. Sadly, we aren’t there either. But you can still experience film festival fun if you head to the 30th Annual NJ Film Festival at Rutgers in New Brunswick tonight starting at 7 pm. Tickets are under $10. A full run down of what’s on tap can be found on their website, www.njfilmfest.com.  If New Brunswick is still too far head to the cozy Princeton Public Library Community Room at 10 am for a free screening of ‘Julie and Julia’.

Saturday January 21

A little music to lift you

Need a sweet? Head to the new(ish) Thomas Sweet in Montgomery (near ShopRite-10 pm) for a blend-in & catch local crooners from The Spring Hill Band from 7-10 pm

Need a jolt? From 8:30-10:30 pm catch a band with a name that I suspect is best written in glitter glue: Rainbow Fresh.  They play at Small World on Witherspoon tonight and we bet they like their coffee strong.

Love local indie rockers? (You should!) Our friend Sarah Donner hosts Princeton’s Indie Music Night a the Arts Council of Princeton tonight at 7 p.m. $5 donation.

Or rock out at McCarter Theatre to Mavis Staples tonight at 730; she is super groovy.  Doubt us? Watch this YouTube clip. Then visit www.mccarter.orgfor your tickets.

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A walk in the woods perhaps?

Today at 8:30 am come learn about Birding at the Lawrence Nature Center in Lawrenceville. For both adults (8:30 am) and children (10 am). It is free but you should pre-register. Or head to Pennington at 11 to the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed for the tapping of the Maple trees.  You’ll get a brief education and a guided walk so you should dress for winter weather with boots & coats and pre-register.  Cost is $3. Then stick around and get Wild & Woolly at 1 pm to spin your very own yarn (for ages 11+). $20.

Sunday January 22…

Slow it down Sunday

Yes, there are things happening today.  No, we don’t want you to go out and do them. Yep, we really just wrote that.  It’s a quarterly holiday we call STAY AT HOME SUNDAY.  If we could plan your day we’d have you make a green smoothie for breakfast, do some at-home yoga, reorganize your pantry, clean out the car, clean up your diet, start a jigsaw puzzle and take a long walk somewhere closeby.  Then, take a bath, eat some comfort food, snuggle by the fire and turn in early. Winter…we are only one month in…we all need to replenish our stores for the cold days ahead.  Don’t feel guilty, take a day for you. Namaste.