Our Weekend Picks

172Thursday, January 23
With weather too cold for outdoor exploring, why not have an indoor adventure at the Princeton University Art Museum? Check out the current exhibitions on view – including 500 Years of Italian Master Drawings & Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print – or travel around the world while examining their extensive collection art & artifacts from different cultures. Open late on Thursdays! 10am-10pm, admission is always free. http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/

Friday, January 24
Get into the swing of things at Princeton High School with PHS’ Big Band Dance this Friday night. The award winning PHS Jazz Bands will be playing numbers ‘from the swing era and beyond’ in the PHS cafe, with students & neighbors showing off their best moves. Adults $6, Students $4. 7-10pm http://phs.princetonk12.org/band/

chili_1up_fbSaturday: 10th Annual Chili Cook Off at Whole Foods Market Princeton
It’s time again for the team members at Whole Foods to throw down, with the 10th annual Chili Cook Off! Which team’s recipe will reign supreme? We get to be the judges! Visit the store on Saturday, 1/25 and try free chili samples from each team, vote for your favorite, and pick up recipe cards to take home. 12-2pm. Click here to visit the store’s website.

Saturday, January 25
Surely the pond at Howell Living History Farm has frozen over – just in time for an Ice Harvest. Do as our forefathers did and cut and shave ice from the pond to fill an ice house. The day wouldn’t be complete without a treat: help make ice cream, the old-fashioned way. FREE, 10am-4pm. www.howellfarm.org

Add one more day of service to your good deed to-do list this week by donating blood at the American Red Cross Blood Drive at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton. Register in advance: 609-654-1397. 9am-2pm. www.redcrossblood.org

Sunday, January 26
Gather ‘round for story time, as the Princeton Storytelling Circle present ‘Off the Page’ – an afternoon of storytelling for kids from 2nd grade up. Richard Fischer, Maria LoBiondo, Luray Gross, Eva Foster and Tara McGowan will captivate young minds with tales of giant waves, elephants, flying and more. FREE, 1pm. www.princetonlibrary.org

You’ve heard of talking to the houseplants, but have you ever sung to the trees? The folks at Terhune Orchards invite families to join in ‘Wassailing the Apple Trees’ – an old English custom that toasts the trees’ health. Bundle up and visit for music, chanting, cider toasts, donuts and a bonfire, plus live entertainment. (Grown ups can warm up with a wine tasting.) FREE, 1-4pm. www.terhuneorchards.com

 

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