Planet Weekend Picks, Feb. 10-12. Small World Love Show, Cupid’s Chase 5k and More

"Love Birds" Love Show entry by Angela Petsis.

Small World Coffee’s Love Show Opening and Fundraiser for NOFA-NJ Tonight

For Small World Coffee, February is all about spreading the love for a favorite non-profit organization by spreading the word, along with some dollars.

Small World raises money for an area non-profit through its annual art show, dubbed “The Love Show”, in which 40 local artists express their hearts through art on the cafe’s walls with pieces that reflect on their relationship with the word “love”.

The cafe will kick off the festivities tonight with an opening party to celebrate the artists and raise money for the non-profit of choice.

For the third annual Love Show, Small World is supporting the Northeast Organic Farmer’s Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ).  NOFA-NJ is dedicated to supporting sustainable food and agriculture in New Jersey.

The opening celebration runs from  8-11 p.m. tonight at the coffee shop on Witherspoon Street. The event is open to the public, and participants are invited to make a suggested donation of $20 to NOFA-NJ. Gifts have been donated by elements, the Terramomo Restaurant Group, The Whole Earth Center, the bent spoon, Cherry Grove Farm and Small World Coffee for donations over $100.

Music to groove to as the night evolves into a DJ dance party will be provided by Motorfunker DJs from WPRB and DJ AGGReshen. Olives and the bent spoon have also donated food for the celebration.

You can also wear your love for Small World and NOFA-NJ on your sleeve this month by buying a Small World Love Show t-shirt. All the proceeds will be donated to NOFA.

In 2011, Small World raised money for the D&R Greenway Land Trust. In 2010, the Arts Council of Princeton was the beneficiary.

"Love Bug" Love Show entry by Dawn M. Coluccio.

Friday, February 10

Princeton Environmental Film Festival, Princeton Public Library – Last weekend of the festival! Screening of “Urban Roots” at 10:30 a.m. Screening of “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front” at 7 p.m.

Chamber Music at Princeton University – Ross Lee Finney’s setting of poems by James Joyce with music by Judith Kellock, Janice Weber, and Fintan O’Toole at Taplin Auditorium, 4:30 p.m., free.

Wine Tasting, CoolVines – Try some Mead, a gluten-free wine, at the Spring Street store form 5-7 p.m.

Classic Albums Live at McCarter Theatre – Recreation of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” presented by a 17 piece ensemble note for note, in Matthews Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $35 to $45,

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. Free pre-show talk in Berlind rehearsal room at 7:15 p.m. Tickets $20-$60. (Also showing Sat. at 3 and 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. with pre-show talks 45 minutes prior to performances.)

Saturday, February 11

Cupid’s Chase 5k Run Walk –  Community Options 5K run/walk to benefit people with disabilities. Walk/run begins at 10 a.m. at the Princeton Shopping Center. Runners may wear an “available” or “unavailable” shirt to try to make a love connection. Register online today through for $35. Register on-site starting at 8 a.m. for $50.

Princeton Environmental Film Festival, Princeton Public Library – Screening of “Truck Farm” at 4 p.m., “The City Dark” at 7 p.m. Post film discussions. Students from area schools present the Next Generation Environmental Fair from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Princeton Jazz Festival, Princeton High School Studio Band – Denis DiBlasio, executive director of the Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz and the director of the jazz department at Rowan University, performs with the PHS Studio Band at Princeton High School at 5 p.m.. $10 admission benefits the cost of trips and uniforms for students in need and provides musical experiences for the students in the band program.

Wine Tasting, CoolVines – Learn about the many faces of chardonnay from 2-5 p.m. at the Spring Street store. Free.

Eugene Onegin, Princeton University – Pushkin’s script and Prokofiev’s music at the Lewis Center, 185 Nassau Street, 8 p.m., tickets $12. (also Sun. at 8 p.m.)

Broadway Pops! with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra – Broadway tenors include Brent Barrett of “Chicago”, Ron Bohmer of “The Phantom of the Opera” and Matt Cavenaugh of “West Side Story”. Rossen Milanov conducts. Richardson Auditorium, 8 p.m. Tickets $25-$68.

Masters of Illusion Live, McCarter Theatre – Exotic animals, dancers, escapologists, comedy, quick change artists, sleight of hand, and more in the Matthews Theatre, 7:30 p.m. . Tickets $42 to $55.

Sunday, February 12

Princeton Environmental Film Festival, Princeton Public Library -Last day of the festival! Screening of “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” at 11 a.m., “The Whale” at 4:30 p.m. Panel discussion of “Green Burial is a Natural” with Mark Harris and Laurie Powsner of the Funeral Consumer Alliance at 1 p.m. Short films and a talk by Stan Waterman and Carrie Manfrino focusing on underwater photography in the central Caribbean.,

Wine and Chocolate Trail at Terhune Orchards – Try chocolate samples with a wine tasting as part of the Delaware Valley wine and chocolate wine trail weekend. Tasting room located at the farm at 330 Cold Soil Road. Open noon-5 p.m.

Blood Drive at the Princeton Jewish Center – Walk-ins welcome at the Jewish Center, which is located at 435 Nassau Street, Princeton. Blood drive runs from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

"Love Seeks Justice" Love Show entry by Tom McGill.