Our Weekend Picks: Happy Birthday Paul Robeson!

Saturday April 8
Spring cleaning time. It’s Household Chemical & Electronic Waste Disposal Day for Mercer County residents, so round up those old monitors, batteries, paints, pool chemicals and more, and bring them to the Fire School on Lawrence Station Road. For a full list of what you can drop off, visit www.mciaj.org. FREE for Mercer County residents with ID. 8am-2pm.

The forecast looks like it will be perfect for a walk around Princeton. Join Princeton Tour Company for an afternoon walking tour through the University campus and the downtown, to learn all about Princeton’s history, its role in the Revolutionary War, and its most famous faces, including Albert Einstein! 1-3pm. Tickets: www.princetontourcompany.com

Art lovers won’t want to miss an artist talk with acclaimed contemporary artist Shahzia Sikander at the Princeton University Art Museum. Introducing her recent works that have been installed on campus, Sikander discusses inspiration and iconography in her talk. Reception to follow. 2pm. artmuseum.princeton.edu

Get your egg painting on at Hopewell Creative Arts Studio’s Spring Egg Painting Workshop! Artists of all ages are welcome as the Seminary Ave. studio explores different tried-and-true methods of egg painting, with plenty of creative twists! $20, register in advance. www.hopewellcreativearts.com

For a list of Easter egg hunts in our area, don’t miss this roundup from our little sister site, PrinetonScoop Kids: http://bit.ly/2o3WVQO

Sunday April 9
Happy birthday, Paul Robeson! The Arts Council of Princeton celebrates this legendary activist, Broadway star, and famous Princetonian (and the namesake of their arts center!) Learn about Robeson’s life in a historical overview lead by Shirley Satterfield, historian of Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood where Robeson grew up. The lecture will cover his life in Princeton and his role in the Civil Rights movement. A birthday celebration wouldn’t be complete without food, music and performances! Free, 3pm. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Get swinging at the Princeton Public Library! The Masters of Swing will be in house, showcasing big band and swing music from the 20’s through the 60’s. Toes will be tapping as Gordon James and his quartet play! Free, 3pm. www.princetonlibrary.org

 

Friday, April 7th
Men & Women’s Track & Field vs. Sam Howell Invitational @ ALL DAY / Weaver Stadium
Women’s Tennis vs. Cornell @ 2:00PM / Cordish Family Pavilion and Lenz Tennis Center

Saturday, April 8th
Men & Women’s Track & Field vs. Sam Howell Invitational @ ALL DAY / Weaver Stadium
Men’s Lightweight Rowing vs. Dartmouth & Delaware @ 10:00AM / Lake Carnegie
Men’s Golf vs. Princeton Invitational @ ALL DAY / Springdale Golf Club
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Harvard @ 1:00PM / Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium

Sunday, April 9th
Men’s Golf vs. Princeton Invitational @ ALL DAY / Springdale Golf Club
Women’s Lightweight Rowing vs. Knecht Cup / Mercer Lake West Windsor
Men’s Tennis vs. Columbia @ 1:00PM / Cordish Family Pavilion and Lenz Tennis Center

For tickets and info, visit goprincetontigers.com


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