Weekend Round Up: 8/13-16

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Another summer week flies by, school is creeping closer, fall clothes are coming into our stores. But it ain’t over yet and this weekend has lots on tap. PrincetonScoop will be at Salt Creek Grille Thursday night for the Princeton Professionals Tweet Up. If you are a small business owner interested in learning more about Twitter and what it can do for your business you should join us. Also on Thursday at 6 is a meet the winemaker event at Mediterra. $25 gets you wine and tapas and a chance to learn from one of wine’s best, Alberto Antonini. Good stuff at the Library, Grounds for Sculpture and some great live music gigs. We hope you enjoy your weekend what ever you may be up to and hope you stay safe.

Thursday August 13, 2009

Music & Entertainment

Thursday Noon Center Concert Series, Patio at 502 Carnegie Center, 609-452-1444 Free.

Thursday 6-8pm Rackett, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton Shopping Center, 609-924-8777 Garage rock. Free.www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Thursday 7:30pm Jazz Concert, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8822 Antonow Trio in concert., www.princetonlibrary.org

Thursday 7-8pm Summer Night Swing, Forrestal Village, College Road West and Route 1 South, Plainsboro, 609-799-7400 Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sambroso and Art Baron and the Duke’s Men. Dance lessons, Behind Salt Creek Grille., www.princetonforrestalvillage.com

Thursday 8pm Argentine Tango, Black Cat Tango, Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive, 609-273-1378Beginner and intermediate classes followed by guided practice. $10.www.theblackcattango.com

Thursday 9pm Singer Songwriter Showcase, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855 Hosted by Frank Thewes.www.triumphbrew.com

Arts

Thursday 5pm-7pm Summer Fiction Party, Tre Piani, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-452-7000 Introductions of and readings by authors published in the annual fiction issue, Wednesday, July 22. Open to the community. Cash bar www.princetoninfo.com

Thursday 6:30pm Lawrence Library, Darrah Lane and Route 1, Lawrence Township, 609-989-6922 Screening of ‘The Window,’ 2008, English subtitles. Free. www.mcl.org

Thursday 8pm The Underpants, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062 Steve Martin’s adaptation of a German classic about a woman who loses her underpants in full view of the town. $20. www.princetonsummertheater.org

Thursday 8pm How It Works, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8777 Chimera Productions presents a drama about the power of stories in our lives. Through Saturday, August 15. $10.www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Thursday 9:30am-3pm Naturalist II Day Program, Mercer County Park Commission, Baldpate Mountain, 609-989-6540 Hike the mountain, maintain trails, monitor songbirds, and sit by the babbling brook. For children entering grades 5 to 8. Register. $20. www.mercercounty.org

Learning

Thursday 8:30am & 1pm Workshop, Princeton Chamber, NJHA Conference Center, 676 Alexander Road, West Windsor, 609-924-1776’Work Is Theater: Strive for an Award Winning Performance’ presented by Eileen J. Kennedy, CEO of the Kennedy Factor. Register., www.princetonchamber.org

Thursday 1pm Princeton Chamber/Mercer Chamber, NJHA Conference Center, Alexander Road, 609-924-1776 Positioning Business for a Fourth Quarter Recovery: Work Is Theater,’ $99. www.princetonchamber.org

Thursday 5:30-7:30 Princeton Professionals Tweet Up @ Salt Creek Grille in Forrestal Village. Open to all business people interested in learning more about how Twitter can enhance your best practices.

Family Time

Thursday 3:30pmDrop-In Program, Princeton Public Library, Witherspoon Street, 609-924-9529 Crafts, games, improvisation, music, and poetry. www.princetonlibrary.org

Food & Wine

Thursday 4pm-7pm Localpalooza, Whole Foods Market, Windsor Green Shopping Center, West Windsor, 609-799-2919 Live music, artists, vendors, and businesses., www.wholefoods.com

Thursday 6pm-8pm Open House, The Grape Escape, 12 Stults Road, Dayton, 609-409-9463 Chocolate and wine tasting. Music by Darla Rich Trio. Free. www.thegrapeescape.net

Thursday 6pm Let’s Cook Together Cooking Camp, Miele Design Center, 9 Independence Way, Princeton, 800-843-7231Culinary program for ages 5 to 10 with adult supervision. Register. $45. www.mieleusa.com

Thursday 6pm Meet and Greet, Mediterra, 29 Hulfish Street, Princeton, 609-252-9680
Winemaker Alberto Antonini. Wines and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Register. $25. www.terramomo.com

Shopping

Thursday 10am-6pm Preview Sale, Simon Pearce, 27 Palmer Square West, Princeton, 609-279-0444 First and second quality designs and home accents. Through Sunday, August 16., www.simonpearce.com

Friday August 14, 2009

Music & Entertainment

Friday 6:30-9:30pm Darla Rich Jazz Duo, Positano Mediterranean Grill, 5 Shalk’s Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609-799-8900 www.positanoplainsboro.com

Friday 7:30pm Summer Barn Dance, Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, off Route 29, Titusville, 609-737-3299Jugtown Mountain String Band teams up with Sue Dupre. Beginners welcome. Free. www.howellfarm.org

Friday 8:30pm Movies on Main Street, Forrestal Village, College Road West and Route 1 South, Plainsboro, 609-799-7400 Screening of ‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World.’ Bring a chair. In the food court if raining. Free www.princetonforrestalvillage.com

Friday 10:30pm Grey Campaign, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855 $5 cover. Must be 21. www.triumphbrew.com

Arts

Friday 8pm How It Works, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8777
Chimera Productions presents a drama about the power of stories in our lives. Also, Saturday, August 15. $10. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Friday 8pm The Music of Musicals: The Musical, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333Musical satire pays tribute and pokes fun at Broadway musicals — especially those by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Four actors recreate a hero, a villain, an ingenue, and a matron in each of four scenes — all with the plot, I can’t pay my rent. Kyle Westcott directs the Pennington Players production. Reception with cast and crew follows performance. On stage through Sunday, August 23. $16. www.kelseytheater.net

Friday 8pm There Goes the Bride, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 SouthGreenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766 Comedy farce by Ray Cooney. $27.50 to $29.50. www.off-broadstreet.com

Friday 8:30pm Movies on Main Street, Forrestal Village, College Road West andRoute 1 South, Plainsboro, 609-799-7400 Screening of ‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World.’ Bring a chair. www.princetonforrestalvillage.com

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Friday 8am-2pm Blood Drive, American Red Cross, ETS: Conant, Rosedale and Carter roads, Princeton, 800-448-3543 www.pleasegiveblood.org

Family Time

Friday 4-6pm 10th Birthday Party, Kiddie Academy, 201 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor, 609-Family concert by Mr. Ray, art projects, games, dinner, and cake. Free.

Food & Wine

Friday 3-7pm Farmers Market, Greater Hightstown East Windsor Improvement Project, Memorial Park www.downtownhightstown.org

Friday 5pm Latin Night, Rats Restaurant, Grounds for Sculpture, 16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-584-7800 Old-fashioned pig roast with Latin music. Register., www.ratsrestaurant.org

Friday 5:30pm Friday Night Flights: Burgundy, Elements, 163 Bayard Lane, Princeton, 609-924-0078 Wine pairing and tasting menu. Register. $45., www.elementsprinceton.com

Shopping

Friday 10am-6pm Sidewalk Sale, Simon Pearce, 27 Palmer Square West, Princeton, 609-279-0444 First and second quality designs and home accents. www.simonpearce.com

Saturday August 15, 2009

Music & Entertainment

Saturday 11-5:30pm Art Exhibit, Honig Gallery, 47 West Broad Street, Hopewell, 646-345-5538 New works by painter Marilyn Honig

Saturday 2-4pm Karl Latham Group, Palmer Square, On the Green, 609-921-2333
Free. www.palmersquare.com

Saturday 5:30pm Bluegrass Concert and Dinner Benefit, New Jersey Museum of Agriculture, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-651-1018 Benefit evening to benefit the organization’s education department features Jersey Fresh produce, two glasses of wine, and a bluegrass concert by the Riverside Bluegrass Band. Register. $50. www.agriculturemuseum.org

Saturday 6:30pm West African Drumming Workshop, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294Sharon Silverstein presents djembe drumming workshop, $20; community drumming circle at 8 p.m., $15. $30 for both. www.princetonyoga.com

Saturday 7:30pm Salsa Sensation, Central Jersey Dance Society, Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Road, Princeton, 609-945-1883Mambo lesson with Jose Papo Diaz followed by open dancing. No partner needed. $12. www.centraljerseydance.org

Saturday 8:30-11pm Gerrence McManus and Gerry Hemingway Duo, Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-924-4377McManus on guitar and Hemingway on drums. This is the group’s final concert in the area as Hemingway is relocating to Switzerland. www.smallworldcoffee.com

Saturday 10:30pmWunderlust, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855$5 cover. Must be 21. www.triumphbrew.com

Arts

Saturday 2pm Highlights Tour, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788 Free. www.artmuseum.princeton.edu

Saturday 2-6pm Gallery Talk, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616 Sculptor Jesus Moroles in conjunction with the spring/summer exhibition. Free with park admission. www.groundsforsculpture.org

Saturday 8pm The Underpants, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062Steve Martin’s adaptation of a German classic about a woman who loses her underpants in full view of the town. $20. www.princetonsummertheater.org

Saturday 8pm How It Works, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8777 Chimera Productions presents a drama about the power of stories in our lives. $10. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Saturday 8pm There Goes the Bride, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766 Comedy farce by Ray Cooney. $27.50 to $29.50., www.off-broadstreet.com

Saturday 8pm The Music of Musicals: The Musical, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333 Musical about popular musicals presented by Pennington Players. $16., www.kelseytheatre.net

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Saturday 9am Community Yoga, In Balance Center for Living, 230 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-4949 Mixed level class. $17. www.inbalancecenter.com

Saturday 9am-4pm Because Your Dog Is Worth It Too Day, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Central and South Jersey, L’Oreal, 35 Broadway Road, Cranbury, 609-860-7601 Dog beauty contest, dog swimming pools, hay maze for dogs, games for children, food, vendors, music. Dogs must be leashed at all times and wear identification and current rabies tags. Register for doggie bag from L’Oreal. Benefit for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. $10 per adult. www.yourdogisworthittoo.com

Saturday 10am-3pm Walk on the Wild Side, Duke Farms, 80 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, 908-722-3700 Self-guided nature walk. Free. www.dukefarms.org

Saturday 10am-Noon Wonder Walk for Families: Surprises in the Stream, Duke Farms, 80 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, 908-722-3700Bring your boots or stream-walking shoes. Register. $8; $20 per family. www.dukefarms.org

Saturday 2pm Caregiver Support Group, Alzheimer’s Association, Woodlands, 256 Bunn Drive, Suite 6, Princeton, 800-883-1180 www.alz.org

Saturday 3:30-5pmFamily Nature Programs, Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road, Plainsboro, 609-897-9400 ‘Forest Foray’ presented by Shari-Beth Nadell. Register. $5. www.njaudubon.org

Family Time

Saturday 10-4pm Pleasant Valley Wagon Tours, Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, off Route 29, Titusville, 609-737-3299 Free. www.howellfarm.org

Saturday 11am & 1pm Tots on Tour, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616 For ages 3 to 5. Listen to a story, become park explorers, make original works of art. One adult must accompany each child. Register. Free with park admission. Rain or shine. www.groundsforsculpture.org

Saturday 1 & 4 pm The Emperor’s New Clothes, Somerset ValleyPlayers, Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469Family drama. $14. www.svptheatre.org

Saturday 7pm A Taste of the Wild, East Brunswick Library, Jean Walling Civic Center, 732-390-6767 Traveling zoo includes a wallaby. Free. www.ebpl.org

Food & Wine

Saturday 9-1pm Farmers Market, Montgomery Friends of Open Space, Village Shopping Center, Routes 206 and 518, 908-359-9665 Organic vegetables, breads, flowers, popcorn, honey, and pasture-fed beef and pork. www.montgomeryfriends.org

Saturday 9-1pmWest Windsor Community Farmers’ Market, Vaughn Drive Parking Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, 609-577-5113 Music by Max McGuire and Dan Corica, college students from Hightstown. Yes We Can collects donations of fresh produce for the Crisis Ministry of Princeton’s food pantry. Produce, bakery items, meat, coffee, tea, sandwiches, ice cream, pickles, sauces, and flowers. Arts, crafts, and children’s activities. www.westwindsorfarmersmarket.org

Saturday 2-5pm Wine Tasting, CoolVines, 344 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-0039
Manifesto Sauvingnon Blanc and Cabernet with winemaker. www.coolvines.com

Sunday August 16, 2009

Music & Entertainment

Sunday 1pm Carillon Concert, Princeton University, Grover Cleveland Tower, Graduate College, 609-258-3654 Concert on the fifth largest carillon in the country. Free.

Sunday 6-8:30pm Rahul Acharya, Integral Yoga Institute Princeton, 613 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, 732-274-2410 ‘Transforming the Soul Through Dance.’ Register. $25 to $30. www.iyiprinceton.com

Arts

Sunday 11am-5:30pm Art Exhibit, Honig Gallery, 47 West Broad Street, Hopewell, 646-345-5538 New works by painter Marilyn Honig

Sunday 2pm The Music of Musicals: The Musical, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County 2pm 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333Musical about popular musicals presented by Pennington Players. $16. www.kelseytheatre.net

Sunday 2pm The Underpants, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062 Steve Martin’s adaptation of a German classic about a woman who loses her underpants in full view of the town. $16. www.princetonsummertheater.org

Sunday 2pm There Goes the Bride, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766 Comedy farce by Ray Cooney. $27.50 to $29.50., www.off-broadstreet.com

Sunday 6-8pm Art Show and Sale, That Pottery Place, 217 Clarksville Road, West Windsor, 609-785-1441Richi Patel, a rising junior at High School North, hosts an art gallery to benefit HomeFront. All paintings are original.

Outdoors, Exercise & Health

Sunday 2pm Softball Game, Outer Circle Ski Club, Plainsboro Park, 609-799-4674
Pick up game for adults over 21., www.outercircleskiclub.org

Sunday 7-8:45pmRelaxation Workshop, Needs Approach Counseling, Relaxation and Intuition Training, 4446 Route 27, Kingston, 732-220-1663Andrew Arneson facilitates intensive workshop for relaxation, emotional healing, and intuition development. Register. $20. www.needsapproach.com

Learning

Sunday 2pm From Revolution to Relativity, Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-6748 Classic walking tour of downtown Princeton and Princeton University includes stops at Nassau Hall, University Chapel, Woodrow Wilson’s homes, and Einstein’s residence. Register by phone or E-mail jeanette@princetonhistory.org. $7. www.princetonhistory.org

Family Time

Sunday 1-4pm The Emperor’s New Clothes, Somerset Valley Players, Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469 Family drama. $14. www.svptheatre.org

Food & Wine

Sunday 9-1pm Farmers Market, Lawrenceville Main Street, 16 Gordon Avenue, Lawrenceville, 609-219-9300 Vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, meat, and poultry. www.LawrencevilleMainStreet.com

Shopping

Sunday Noon-5pm Sidewalk Sale, Simon Pearce, 27 Palmer Square West, Princeton, 609-279-0444 First and second quality designs and home accents. www.simonpearce.com


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