Planet Weekend Picks, Jan. 6-8

Black Cat Habitat will perform at Small World Coffee Saturday night.

Friday, January 6

“Seen and Unseen” Photo Exhibit – View over  40 images that fill the Artways Gallery at the Princeton Alliance Church in Plainsboro, taken by local photographers Deborah Land and Jeff Currie. Reception from 5-8 p.m. Free.

Saturday, January 7

The Delaware & Raritan Canal Watch Walk – A guided walk along the D&R Canal. The walk will be between Alexander Road in Princeton Township and Carnegie Road in Lawrence, with the option of a shorter walk. The 5.5-mile walk will include Turning Basin Park, Port Mercer and its historic bridge tender’s house, a dramatic footbridge over Route 1, Bakers Basin and the bridge tender’s house at Carnegie Road. Canal Watch board member Bob Barth will conduct the walk and provide commentary. Meet 10 a.m. at Princeton Turning Basin Park, located between the bridges over Stony Brook and the canal on Alexander Road in Princeton Township. A shorter walk will also be offered. Carpools will be arranged to allow transportation back to Basin Park. For further information and weather-related updates, call 201-401-3121 or e-mail

Science on Saturday at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory –  Presentation “Out of Africa: Genetics and Human Migrations” by Gyan Bhanot of the Department of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Physics at Rutgers University. Register on site beginning at 8:15 a.m. Open to students, parents, teachers, and community members. Photo ID required. Free. Forrestal Campus, Route 1 North, 9:30 a.m.

Festival of Trees at Morven Museum & Garden – Final weekend of the annual Festival of Trees. Enjoy the elegant galleries in this historic mansion, which are adorned with beautiful holiday trees artfully decorated by area businesses and garden clubs. Admission $6, $5 for seniors and students, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

YWCA Princeton 90th Birthday Bash – Prizes, contests, arts and crafts, a birthday cake and more. 59 Paul Robeson Place, 10 a.m.- 2p.m.

Black Cat Habitat at Small World Coffee – Acoustic original indie pop/rock at the 14 Witherspoon Street Small World location, 8-10:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 8

Candlelight Vigil, Million Mom March of Mercer County – Clergy, family and friends of gun violence victims remember those who have died because of gun violence. Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, 3-4p.m.

National Religious Campaign Against Torture Talk and Reception – International human rights lawyer Scott Horton will kick off the group’s New Jersey education campaign about solitary confinement with the talk “Popular Support for U.S. Torture: Why It is Rising in the Most Recent Polls and What Can Be Done About It?” Includes screening of a 15-minute film about NRCAT’s work on solitary confinement. Representative Rush Holt will be a special guest. Wine and cheese reception. Suggested donation $50, 187 Library Place, Princeton, 4:30-6:30p.m.