It’s Reunions weekend folks which means lots of out of towners in funky looking jackets walking around town. Don’t miss the P-rade on Saturday at 2. Terhune is having their Barn Raising all day Saturday (great family event) and don’t forget about the West Windsor Farmer’s Market Saturday – fresh Jersey strawberries are incredible this year. Whatever you choose to do this weekend, stay safe and make it a good one.
Thursday, May 28
5 pm Food & Dining, Italian Buffet Fundraiser , Italian-American Heritage Center , All you can eat menu. Adults $14. Children under 12, $7., www.italianamericanfestival.com 2421 Liberty Street, Hamilton, 609-631-7544
5:30 pm Art Exhibit , Cranbury Station Gallery , Opening reception for ‘Princeton Tigers,’ an exhibit of 16 brightly colored tigers masks crafted and assembled from wood. The artist, George Thaddeus Saj, is a retired surgeon whose formal art education began at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts and Dartmouth College. On view to June 30. 28 Palmer Square, Princeton, 609-921-0434
6 pm Event , Labyrinth Books , Philip Fried, author of ‘Cohort,’ a new collection of poems., www.labyrinthbooks.com 122 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-497-1600
7 p.m.: Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus; Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton. Also Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.
7:30 p.m.: Princeton Festival talk by Marianne Grey, .Midsummer Magic: Illustrating Fantasy and Imagination.; Princeton Public Library.
7:30 pm: Drama, In the Red and Brown Water , McCarter Theater at the Berlind Evening I of the Brother/Sister plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Adult language and mature themes. Evening I and II may be seen in any order. $36 to $49., www.mccarter.org , 91 University Place, 609-258-2787
8 pm: Drama: All Shook Up , Bucks County Playhouse , Musical with Elvis Presley music based on Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night.’ $25., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041
8 pm Drama: Our Town , Theatre In Time , Hamilton Murray TheaterThornton Wilder drama. Through May 30. $12., www.theatreintime.org , Princeton University, 609-258-1742
8 pm Drama: Altar Boyz , Bristol Riverside Theater , Musical featuring five guys in a pious pop act. Christopher Gattelli, the choreographer of the original Off-Broadway production, is director and choreographer; Gary Adlern, the co-composer, is musical director. Through May 31. $34 to $42., www.brtstage.org 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, 215-785-0100
8 pm Dancing: Argentine Tango , Black Cat Tango , Suzanne Patterson Center, $10., www.theblackcattango.com Monument Drive, 609-273-1378
9 pm Music Singer Songwriter Showcase , Triumph Brewing Company , Hosted by Frank Thewes., www.triumphbrew.com 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855
930 pm Live Music Brother Hijinx , John & Peter’s , 96 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-5981 www.johnandpeters.com
Friday, May 29
10:30 am & 7 pm Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey , Sovereign Bank Arena , Zing Zang Zoom. $17 to $76., www.comcasttix.com Hamilton Avenue at Route 129, Trenton, 609-656-3222
2 pm Highlights Tour , Princeton University Art Museum , Princeton campus., 609-258-3788
3:30 pm Reunions Organ Concert , Princeton University Chapel , Washington Road, 609-258-3654
Eric Plutz on organ. Free.
5-8 pm Happier Hours , Hopewell Valley Vineyards , Live music. Food and wine available. Free admission., www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465
7:05 pm Trenton Thunder Baseball , Waterfront Park , Route 29, Trenton, 609-394-8326
Altoona. $5 to $10, www.trentonthunder.com
7:30 pm Comedy Night , Grover’s Mill Coffee House , Sign up., www.groversmillcoffee.com 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-716-8771
7:30 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.
7:30 p.m.: Terrance Simien and Zydeco Experience Band; Performing Arts Center, Princeton High School.
8 p.m.: Princeton Triangle Club.s Stark Raven Mad; McCarter Theatre. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.
8 p.m.: Sweeney Todd, Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
8 pmOur Town , Theatre In time , Hamilton Murray Theater, Wilder drama. $12., www.theatreintime.org Princeton University, 609-258-1742 Thornton
8 pm The Brothers Size and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet , McCarter Theater at the Berlind , Evening II of the Brother/Sister plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Adult language and mature themes. Evening I and II may be seen in any order. $36 to $49., www.mccarter.org 91 University Place, 609-258-2787
8 pm All Shook Up , Bucks County Playhouse ,Musical with Elvis Presley music based on Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night.’ $25., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041
8 pm Concert: Tom Rush , Grounds For Sculpture , Storyteller singer presents ballads and blues. $32., www.groundsforsculpture.org 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-689-1089
9:30 pm Kyle Perella, Steve Cherkassky, and Levee Drivers , John & Peter’s
www.johnandpeters.com , 96 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-5981
Saturday, May 30
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Trinity Rocky Hill Rummage Sale; Trinity Church, Crescent Avenue at Route 518, Rocky Hill.
9-1 West Windsor Farmers. Market @ the Vaughn Drive Parking lot of the Princeton Junction Train Station, off Alexander Road
9 am NAMI Mercer 5K Benefit Walk , NAMI Mercer , NAMI Center, 3371 Brunswick Pike, Suite 125, Lawrenceville, 609-799-8994 NAMI Mercer, a family-oriented mental health outreach organization, extends chance for community involvement in its fight against stigma., www.namimercer.org
10 am Terhune Orchards Barn Raising Watch the big timber frame barn go up. The timber frame construction is the same method used to build our apple building over 100 years ago. To add to the celebration, we will have wagon rides around the farm and, of course, pony rides. No barn raising would be complete without a country farm-fresh lunch. FREE
10 a.m.: Daylong P.E.A.C.E. Conference (Proactive Education for Activism on Current Events) for teens; Princeton Public Library.
10-1 Princeton University , Mudd Manuscript Library, , ‘The Best Old Place of All: Treasures from the Princeton Archives,’ an exhibit featuring greatest treasures from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Free., www.princeton.edu 65 Olden Street, 609-258-6345
10 -4 pm Book Sale , Plainsboro Public Library , 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-275-2897
Hardbacks, $1; paperbacks, 50 cents; miscellaneous media and art at bargain prices., www.lmxac.orgplainsboro
10-4 @ Howell Living History Farm There will be haying this Saturday at Howell Farm. A child.s craft project is available on a walk-in basis. Registration: Not required Fee: Free, small materials fee for the children.s craft of the day
10:30 am Labyrinth Books Saturday Story Time Readings of new and classic picture books. Ages: 5 and under
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wild and Woolly , Stony Brook Millstone Watershed , 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, 609-737-7592 , Wool spinning. Register. $9., www.thewatershed.org
Noon, 3 & 5pm : Sesame Place Hip Hop Harry Concert Hop Harry a loveable dancing bear will teach kids about art, dance, language, and music all through the use of hip hop fun! Concerts will be held at Big Bird Theater Registration: Required. Reservations are limited 5 seats per family for one show only. Free with Park Admission
1 pm Organic Victory Garden Series , Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey , Princeton Day School, 650 Great Road, Princeton, 908-371-1111
‘Problem Solving in the Garden’ presented by Mike McGrath of NPR’s ‘You Bet Your Garden.’ Register., www.nofanj.org
2 pm Highlights Tour , Princeton University Art Museum , Princeton campus., 609-258-3788 Free., www.artmuseum.princeton.edu
2 p.m. Reunions P-rade , Princeton University , 609-258-1900
2 & 4 pm Junie B. Jones , Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College ,
$10., www.kelseytheatre.net 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333
2-4 pm Job Search Workshop , Hickory Corner Library Dick Stone of Veteran Human Resources presents topics including how to write a resume, starting your job search, and succeeding in the interview. He will also discus seven steps to finding a job and the importance of networking. Register. Free. , 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, 609-448-1330
2:30-4:30 pm Caring for the Back , Princeton Center for Yoga & Health , ‘Core Strenghtening and Weight Control.’ Yoga postures, breathing, and relaxation techniques. Register. $30., www.princetonyoga.com 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294
3 & 8 pm In the Red and Brown Water , McCarter Theater at the Berlind , 91 University Place, 609-258-2787 Evening I of the Brother/Sister plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Adult language and mature themes. Evening I and II may be seen in any order. $36 to $49., www.mccarter.org
3:30 pm Plainsboro Preserve – NJ Audubon Society Birding for Absolute Beginners This is your chance to learn about birds in a fun and informative class that will introduce you to field guides, optics, and field marks of birds.. A limited number of loaner binoculars will be available for participants, but please bring binoculars if you have them. Fee: $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers Ages: 6 and up call (609) 897-9400
4 & 8 pm All Shook Up , Bucks County Playhouse , 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041 Musical with Elvis Presley music based on Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night.’ $25., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com
6-8 pm Country and Bluegrass Music Show , WDVR-FM , Lambertville Assembly of God Church, Heartlands Hayride Band. $10. Food available., www.wdvrfm.org, 638 Route 518, Lambertville, 609-397-1620
6:30 pm The Hub , Princeton United Methodist Church , Social center for men and women who have developmental disabilities. Non-sectarian. Facilitators and volunteers organize meals, music, games, videos, and crafts. Enter from the parking lot in back of the church. Wheelchair accessible. Free., www.princetonumc.org Nassau at Vandeventer Street, Princeton, 609-924-0781
6:30 p.m.: Princeton Girlchoir 20th Anniversary Concert; Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial, Trenton.
6:30 p.m.: Dick Braytenbah jazz band; Halo Pub, 9 Hulfish Street.
7-10 p.m. The Spring Hill Band , Thomas Sweet , 179 Nassau Street
Guitar and vocals., www.carlhoward.com for more info.
7-10 pm Music Night , Hopewell Valley Vineyards ,
Performance by Maggie Wordale. $10 includes light appetizers., www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465
8 pm Our Town , Theatre Intime , Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, 609-258-1742 Thornton Wilder drama. $12., www.theatreintime.org
9 p.m. to midnight: Central Jersey Dance Society Argentine Tango dance; Suzanne Patterson Center.
9:30 pm Gravity Hill , Hillbilly Hall Tavern and Restaurant , 203 Hop-Wertsville Road, Hopewell, 609-466-9856 www.hillbillyhall.com
10 pm Splintered Sunlight , Triumph Brewing Company , www.triumphbrew.com 400 Union Square, New Hope, 215-862-8300
Sunday, May 31
10- 4pm Book Sale , Plainsboro Public Library , 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-275-2897
a bag for $3., www.lmxac.orgplainsboro
Noon- 4 pm Shady Brook Farm Sunday Funday: Strawberry Festival Don.t miss this seasonal family fun festival including a Moonbounce & Giant Slide, Kids Crafts, Informational seminars on seasonal and farm-related topics, a Playground, Hayrides ($3), Inflatables, Tryke Track and food, drinks, and ice cream available (for extra fees). For all ages, Free
1-5 pm Chess , Plainsboro Public Library , 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-275-2897
or advanced adult players., www.lmxac.orgplainsboro
2 p.m.: The Brothers Size and Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet; Berlind Theatre @ McCarter
5-6:30 pm Yoga and Meditation , Let’s Do Yoga , 15 Jewel Road, West Windsor, 732-887-3561 , Multi-level yoga class with meditation. Beginners are welcome. Bring mat and blanket. Register. $15., letsdoyogagmail.com
7 p.m.: Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra; Princeton Alliance Church, 20 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro.
7 p.m.: Kingston Women.s Chorus; Kingston United Methodist Church, 9 Church Street, Kingston.