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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.

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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