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Planet Weekend Picks, Oct. 14-16

Friday, Oct. 14

Specialty Food Showcase, McCaffrey’s Supermarket at the Princeton Shopping Center – Sample organic, gourmet, and specialty meats, sauces, cheeses, breads, pastas, and more. Live music. $5 admission to benefit the Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton, and Canine Support Teams includes a $5 discount coupon for the market. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Michael Askin at the Arts Council of Princeton – Celebrate the release of Michael Askin’s first EP, “Here We Are Now.” His friend Danny White opens the show. $10 cover. Refreshments available. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15

White Elephant Rummage Sale, Community Connection of Princeton HealthCare – Small furniture, art, linens, books, hardware, sporting goods, small electronics, clothing, kitchen stuff, holiday decor, and toys. Proceeds benefit the University Medical Center at Princeton. Sale located at the hospital parking garage, 253 Witherspoon Street, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Princeton Singers, Princeton University Art Museum – Concert includes works by Randall Thompson, William Byrd, Steven Stucky, and Steve Reich. In conjunction with ‘Mark Rothko’s No. 3/No. 13’ exhibit. $15., artmuseum.princeton.edu, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Jazz Ensembles, Princeton University Concerts – “In Case You Haven’t Heard” featuring Jonny King, Class of 1987, with Ed Howard on bass and Victor Lewis on drums. $15, Richardson Auditorium, 609-258-9220, www.princeton.edu/utickets, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 16

Author and former Princeton University Professor Melissa Harris-Perry Visits the Princeton Public Library – Perry will discuss her book “Sister Citizen”, 2 p.m.

White Elephant Rummage Sale, Community Connection of Princeton HealthCare – Small furniture, art, linens, books, hardware, sporting goods, small electronics, clothing, kitchen stuff, holiday decor, and toys. Proceeds benefit the University Medical Center at Princeton. Sale located at the hospital parking garage, 253 Witherspoon Street, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Community Bike Ride, West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance – Seven-mile ride using the trolley line trail, bike lanes, and residential streets. Riders may use either the street or the sidewalk. Roads will not be closed to traffic. Helmets are required. Minors must have waiver forms signed by a parent. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Raindate is Sunday, October 23. Visit website for information., www.wwbpa.org.  Ride starts at Community Park to Southfield Shopping Center, West Windsor, 11 a.m.

Richardson Chamber Players, Princeton University Concerts – “Art & Memory,” a program of works by Ravel, Chausson, and Messiaen presented by the resident ensemble. $15., Richardson Auditorium, 609-258-9220 princetonuniversityconcerts.org , 3 p.m.

Songs With and Without Words: Liszt’s Transcriptions, Westminster Choir College -Concert in recognition of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt presented by Danielle Sinclair, soprano; Timothy Urban, baritone; and Ikumi Hiraiwa, Fang-Ting Liu, Kathy Shanklin, Esma Pasic-Flipovic, and Rebekah So on piano. Free. Bristol Chapel, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, 3 p.m.

Diwali Festival, West Windsor Library – Music, dance, crafts, and workshops to highlight the cultural traditions of India. More than 50 artists showcase dance forms and music traditions. Craft workshops for children to paint and decorate diyas (small clay tea lights), torans (door decorations), and rangolis (intricate geometric artwork using finely ground rice powder and colors) to take home. Refreshments include Indian desserts. Free. 333 North Post Road, 6 p.m.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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