Friday, September 23
Healing Sounds at the Center for Relaxation and Healing. Concert features original music for Native American and world flutes including several flutes modeled after fragments found in the cliff dwellings of the Anasazi people. Jan Seiden will play an Andean quena as well as several flutes featuring double pipes, giving her the ability to play two lines simultaneously. Tickets $22., 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 635, Plainsboro, 7:30 p.m.
Art Auction, DanceVision, Salt Creek Grille, Forrestal Village. Benefit for the ‘Build a Ballet’ campaign features art, music, food, and drink, $50., 7-10 p.m.
Harry Maurer, George Gallo, and Terry McNeely at Catch a Rising Star, tickets $19.50 , Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 8 p.m.
Folk Dance sponsored by Princeton Folk Dance, Beginners welcome. Lesson followed by dance. No partner needed. $5. Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street behind Borough Hall, 8 p.m.
Ten Cents a Dance, McCarter Theater (Berlind), Rodgers and Hart musical directed by John Doyle with the cast doubling as the orchestra. $20 and up. 91 University Place, Princeton, 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 24
5K and One-Mile Fun Run to benefit the Parkinson Alliance. A family and community runing event with refreshments, music, moon bounces, face painting, a clown, door prizes, and awards. At the 101 Carnegie Center parking lot, West Windsor, 800-579-8440, 5K begins at 9:30 a.m., registration $25. One-mile fun run begins at 9 a.m., registration $12. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.
Antiques and Art Show, Historical Society of Princeton, Princeton Airport, Route 206, 609-921-6748, Dealers with antiques and fine arts to benefit educational programs, exhibitions, and collections care. ‘Utility, Simplicity, Beauty: Design and the Arts and Crafts Interior’ presented by Jonathan P. Clancy, director of Sotheby’s American Fine and Decorative Art Program. $12, 10 a.m.=6 p.m.
Italian American Festival, Mercer County Park, 609-631-7544, Annual three-day community festival to showcase and preserve Italian-American culture. Music, dance, food, activities for children, rides, art, clothing, Italian products, and memorabilia. Rain or shine. $3. No pets. Noon-11 p.m.
Make Your Own Mozzarella, Olsson’s Fine Foods, Learn the easy and fun process of making mozzarella with Anna and Desiree. 53 Palmer Square West, 9:30 a.m., $35. Visit the store or call (609) 924-2210 to sign up.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, Special Olympics New Jersey. Teams mix players with and without intellectual disabilities. Global call for people to commit actions of inclusion, acceptance, and unity focusing on Shriver’s beliefs that on the playing field we forget about our differences and forge bonds that recognize our mutual humanity, 3 Princess Road, Lawrenceville, 9 a.m.-noon.
Fall Harvest Festival at Terhune Orchards. Wagon rides, corn stalk maze, adventure barn, and music. Rain or shine. Food available, wine tasting. “Picture Perfect at Terhune Orchards,” photography exhibit on view. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Music from noon-4 p.m.. $5 admission. Children 3 and under free. 330 Cold Soil Road, 609-924-2310.
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Ceremony at Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street. Event announcing the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail and dedication of a Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail banner. Speakers include Borough Council President Kevin Wilkes and Trinity Church Rector Paul Jeanes, 11 a.m.
Elizabeth Sutton, Westminster Choir College, Soprano recital at Bristol Chapel, 101 Walnut Lane, free., 3 p.m.
Bach to Rock, Princeton Public Library. Presentation by Caryn Lin, violinist, who will focus on the simplicity of the solo acoustic violin and its origins, demonstrating by performing a simple Bach minuet. Lin uses the five-string electric violin and sound effects to perform live duos and trios with herself. Free, 3:30 p.m.
First Birthday Celebration, West Windsor Arts Council, 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor. Sample classes in collage, weaving, jewelry, or silk painting. Participate in family friendly painting and drawing activities. Demonstrations of yoga, Bollywood, hip hop, and swing dance. Relate poetry to poems. Listen to a storyteller. Visit ‘Global Rhythms’ art exhibit. Refreshments include birthday cupcakes and lemonade, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Author Event, Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street. Poetry reading by Michael Dickman, author of “Flies” and “The End of the West”; and Dana Levin, author of “Sky Burial”, “Wedding Day”, and “In the Surgical Theater”, 4:30 p.m.
Cafe Improv at the Arts Council of Princeton. Monthly show featuring local performers. This month’s show features Elizabeth Salvatico, Hal Cohen, The Raven-Rock Rounders and many others. 7-10 p.m., tickets $2.
Ten Cents a Dance, McCarter Theatre (Berlind), 91 University Place. Rodgers and Hart musical directed by John Doyle with the cast doubling as the orchestra. $20 and up, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
No Name Dance California Mix, Central Jersey Dance Society, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 50 Cherry Hill Road. Hustle lessons followed by open dancing. No partner needed. $15, 7-11:30 p.m.
Contra Dance, Princeton Country Dancers, Instruction and dance at the Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive behind Borough Hall. $10, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 25
Carillon Concert, Princeton University. Concert on the fifth largest carillon in the country. 88 College Road West, Princeton, 1 p.m., no admission.
Faculty Recital, Westminster Choir College. Elizabeth Sutton, soprano; Daniel Boring, guitar; and Rachelle Jonck, piano perform works by Arlen, Gershwin, Larsen, and Rodgers and Hart. Bristol Chapel, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, 3 p.m., free.
Nassau at Four Series, Nassau Presbyterian Church. Carlensha Grady, a soprano soloist and section leader at Nassau, presents an eclectic program of oratorio, spirituals, art song, and gospel music. Accompanied by So Hee Lee and Aaron F. Brown on piano, Tyrone Stackhouse on guitar, Darrel A. Grady on drums, and Anthony Boyd on bass. Composers range from Verdi to Ellington. Reception follows. Free-will offering. 61 Nassau Street, 4 p.m.
Aurora Borealis Duo, Arts Council of Princeton, Soprano Tiffany Du Mouchelle and percussionist Stephen Solook present “Perspective on Perception”, a program of contemporary voice and percussion. 102 Witherspoon Street, 3 p.m., Tickets $15.
Ten Cents a Dance, McCarter Theatre (Berlind). Rodgers and Hart musical directed by John Doyle with the cast doubling as the orchestra. $20 and up., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., 91 University Place, Princeton.
Antiques and Art Show, Historical Society of Princeton. Dealers with antiques and fine arts to benefit educational programs, exhibitions, and collections care. Appraisal clinic with experts from Rago Arts and Auction Center from 1:30-3:30 p.m.; $5 for two items. Treasure hunt for children. $12. Princeton Airport, Route 206, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Italian American Festival, Mercer County Park. Annual three-day community festival to showcase and preserve Italian-American culture. Music, dance, food, activities for children, rides, art, clothing, Italian products, and memorabilia. Rain or shine. $3. No pets. Noon-9 p.m.
Fall Harvest Festival at Terhune Orchards. Wagon rides, corn stalk maze, adventure barn, and music. Rain or shine. Food available. Wine tasting. “Picture Perfect at Terhune Orchards,” photography exhibit on view. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Music from noon-4 p.m.. $5 admission. Children 3 and under free. 330 Cold Soil Road, 609-924-2310.