Planet Weekend Picks, Feb. 3-5

Scott Bearden as Scarpia and Kara Shay Thomson as Tosca. Photo by Jeff Reeder.

Friday, February 3

Princeton Environmental Film Festival, Princeton Public Library –  Screening of “Call of Life” at 4 p.m., screening of “Buck” at 7 p.m. Free.

Celebrate Black History Month with Princeton Theological Seminary – Dinner in the dining room, program and reception to follow in the lounge at the campus center. Begins at 5:30. Cost $10.

Wine Tasting, CoolVines – Taste some cider at the Spring Street shop, 5-7 p.m.

Princeton’s Black History: A Pictorial Retrospective, Princeton High School – Opening reception for art exhibit at the high school’s Numina Gallery, 6-8 p.m, free.

Tosca, Opera New Jersey – Puccini’s tragic three act opera, a co-production of Opera New Jersey and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Matthews Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25- $125.

Jazz4Soul at the Arts Council of Princeton – Jazz, soul, and gospel music featuring Amazin Grace Little, 8 p.m., tickets $10.

Lucas Hamren at Infini-T Cafe – Enjoy a cup of tea in a cozy atmosphere while listening to some mellow music at the popular Hulfish Street shop. 10 p.m., free.

The Convert, McCarter Theater – World premiere of Danai Gurira’s new play set in the region that would become Zimbabwe circa 1895. Directed by Emily Mann. Berlind Theatre, 8 p.m.. Tickets $20-$60, www.mccarter.org. Pre-show talk in Berlind rehearsal room at 7:15 p.m. (Also showing Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. with pre-show talks 45 minutes before each show).

Saturday, February 4

Walk This Way – Join the Princeton Canal Walkers at Turning Basin Park on Alexander Road for a three-mile walk on the towpath. Bad weather cancels. 10 a.m., free.

Trenton Thunder Pre-Season Party – Visit Mrs. G TV & Appliances showroom for a pre-season party and the first opportunity to pick up Thunder mini-plans. Includes chances to win Mrs. G’s appliances and a first pitch at a Thunder game. Mini-Plan tickets available for pick-up include the Mrs. G Six Pack, The Summer Swing, The Happee Yankee, and Rivals. The Thunder is also giving away Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes autographed baseballs, and a Derek Jeter commemorative plaque. Noon-2 p.m., 2960 US Highway 1. Free.

Princeton Environmental Film Festival, Princeton Public Library – Screening of “African Cats” at 10 a.m., “The Clean Bin Project” at 4 p.m., and “Journey of the Universe” at 7 p.m.

Energy Zone, Princeton Public Library – Get all charged up about energy’ with Wondergy, a Philadelphia-based science entertainment group. 1 p.m., free.

Wine Tasting, CoolVines – Today at the Spring Street shop it’s all about Gamay, the grape of Beaujolais. 2-5 p.m.

Salsa Sensation, Central Jersey Dance Society –  Lesson followed by social dance, refreshments. No partner needed. Suzanne Patterson Center at 45 Stockton Street, 7 p.m., tickets $12.

Drum Circle, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health – African drums, native American drums, and Cuban drums in prescribed rhythms led by Todd Lewis. No experience necessary. Orchard Hill Center, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman,  8-9 p.m., tickets $15.

Dan Zimmerman and the Torquebillies, Small World Coffee – Catch some blues and Rockabilly at the 14 Witherspoon Street location from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Free.

Sunday, February 5

Princeton Environmental Film Festival, Princeton Public Library – Screening of “Mother: Caring for 7 Billion” at 4 p.m. Free.

Oyster Bowl, Blue Point Grill – The annual oyster eating contest benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure Central and South Jersey. Individual and corporate team contests. $45 includes shirt and all the oysters you can eat in two minutes. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Register at www.oysterbowlnj.com.

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