Planet Weekend Picks, Sept. 30-Oct. 2


Paul Robeson: I Go On Singing – Encore performance by Anthony Brown blending spoken word performance with original arrangements of Robeson’s best-loved songs. Brown is the founder of the Peacing It Together Foundation, an organization that presents music events to promote peace and social justice throughout the world. Many of the words are based on Robeson’s autobiography, ‘Here I Stand.’ Benefit to support the acquisition and renovation of the Paul Robeson House. $25 to $50., Princeton High School, 7 p.m.

S’Mores Party, Chocolate Lovers’ Club – Make your own s’mores. $10 includes a virgin chocolate chocktail., 106 Stanhope Street, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Palmer Square Customer Appreciation Day – Special activities on the Green, promotions, discounts, in-store raffles, live bands, games. 10a.m.-3p.m. Free parking at Hulfish and Chambers garages!

Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association of Pennington’s annual FEST – An exciting raffle for a Toyota Prius headlines this evening of tented festivity under the stars at the Watershed’s 930-acre preserve. Cocktail hour, dinner, a silent and live auction to raise money for the Watershed’s work in environmental advocacy, science and education.  Purchase tickets at our website, 6:30 p.m. at the Watershed Preserve.

Family Concert, Princeton Symphony Orchestra – A kid-friendly introduction to live orchestral music that is sophisticated enough for adults to enjoy as well, with a program based on PSO’s first classical series concert of the season, Visions of America, The family concert is part of the Festival of Music and Art, co-presented with the Princeton University Art Museum, noon to 5 p.m.. Before and after the concert, families can explore the museum’s vast American art collections in a scavenger hunt and create their own art. Refreshments. Concert tickets, $10.,, Richardson Auditorium,  2:30 p.m.

Banned Books Event, American College of Orgonomy – Burned but Not Forgotten: U.S. Government Suppression of Wilhelm Reich’s Work’ presentation focuses on Reich’s published journals and books were burned under the supervision of the government in 1956. An Austrian psychiatrist, scientist, and student of Sigmund Freud, he was one of the first medical doctors to discover a mind-body connection and alternative ways to treat physical and emotional illnesses. Primal scream and Gestalt therapy stem from his work. Free, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, 3-5 p.m.

Live Music at Small World Coffee – Eryn Shewell will perform at the Witherspoon St. location at 8:30 p.m.


Connected Mass Bike and Skateboard/Longboard Rally – Be Green, Be Seen! Cyclists and skateboarders of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in a short ride along the newly marked sharrows along Princeton’s streets. Bike for the environment, bike to support the BYOBag campaign or just bike for fun. Reminder to bring a bike helmet. Starts at 3 p.m. at Hinds Plaza next to the public library.

Classical Series, Princeton Symphony Orchestra – “Visions of America” includes music by Charles Ives, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and Antonin Dvorak. Lara St. John on violin is featured. Pre-concert lecture at 3 p.m. $25 to $68.,  Richardson Auditorium, 4 p.m.

Art Exhibit, Stuart Country Day School – Opening reception for ‘Dialectics: The Interplay of Image and Word’ featuring works by Susan Rizzo and Allison Gratton. On view to November 27.,  1200 Stuart Road, Princeton, 609-921-2330, ext. 262 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.,

Renaissance Wedding Music, Sonnambula – “Royal Wedding: Music from Historic Renaissance Marriages,” a musical showcase composed to entertain guests at Renaissance and Baroque nuptial festivities. The consort of viols explores music from Italy, France, England, Germany, and Holland with a program of works by Monteverdi, Jenkins, Malvezzi, Bazzano, Lully, Sweelinck, and Ives. Elizabeth Weinfield, the ensemble’s director and founder, graduated from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School (South) in 1998 and from Rutgers in 2002. Free-will donation.,  Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street,  8 p.m.