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The shortest month of the year can sometimes feel like the longest, but we’ve found ways for you to love February. If music’s your thing, how about jazzing it up with professors? Or maybe a night with a rocker who’s played with a plethora of the most iconic musicians we can think of? Maybe tap into some maple trees? Breathe deep and learn something about the art of aroma, or take in the scents at a unique winter farmer’s market. And kick off Black History Month with a musical program that celebrates one of the first heroines of the Civil Rights Movement. So drop the shovel, ice scraper, and salt, and read on for all the ways to warm up and enjoy the season…
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4th
Cool? Hot? Both! Tonight at 8 pm at the Richardson Auditorium, you can enjoy ‘Composing in the Moment,’ the annual concert featuring jazz compositions written and performed by Princeton’s teachers of jazz. Anthony D.J. Branker, Ralph Bowen, Bruce Arnold, Michael Cochrane, Brian Glassman, and Adam Cruz will light up your night for a mere $15 a ticket.
Sulton of rock
Meat Loaf, Hall and Oates, Cheap Trick, Blue Oyster Cult, Richie Sambora, Patti Smith, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the Indigo Girls, Cherry Vanilla, and Utopia… seriously? One musician has played with all those artists? Yep, that’s right – on tour and in the studio, Kasim Sulton is part of classic rock history. And he’ll be at John and Peters in New Hope tonight at 9:30. Even better? Tickets are only $12, so grab your partner, friend, or go solo, but don’t miss it!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5th
How sweet it is
Bring the whole family as maple sugaring season begins with tree tapping workshops and a tap sale from 11 am to 4 pm at Howell Living History Farm. Kids can make their own taps in a walk-in workshop, but don’t forget to register if you’ve got a group of eight or more. Materials fee is $1.00, but admission is free.
Take a deep breath and learn all about ‘The Fragrance of Wellness’ from 2 – 4 pm at the Lawrence Library. Certified aroma therapist Nancy Oren Weber will explain the powerful and healing aspects of essential oils, and how you can enjoy their beautiful fragrances and intriguing histories. It’s free, but registration is suggested – call 609.989.6920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6th
Mmmm, mmmm… good
Savor the flavors of winter at Tre Piani today from 11 am – 3 pm as Slow Food Central New Jersey presents the Winter Farmers Market, taking over all three floors of the restaurant with area farm vendors, food producers, a winery, cold-weather greens, root vegetables, pies, meats, cheese, eggs, breads, mushrooms, honey, pickles and other tasty treats. Find lunch offerings at Tre Wine Bar, and enjoy music by John Henry Goldman and his Straight Jazz Ensemble.
Something to sing about
February is Black History Month, and what better way to start celebrating than with ‘A Seat for Rosa,’ a musical about civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks and her stand for equality and justice? Yearning to Learn, Inc.’s production starts at 3 pm today at the Princeton Public Library.
Events Compiled for PrincetonScoop by Cary Sullivan