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Planet Weekend Picks, Aug. 3-5

Marilyn Monroe in `Niagra’ (Photo is in the public domain).

Friday, August 3

Little Red’s Wild Ride – Child/family-friendly performance at Princeton University’s Hamilton Murray Theater. Part of Princeton Summer Theater. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.

Marilyn Monroe Film Screenings at the Princeton Public Library – In honor of the 50th anniversary of Monroe’s Death, the Princeton Public Library is screening her films all weekend. Screening of ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’ at 4 p.m., ‘My Week with Marilyn’ at 7 p.m., free.

Mr. Ray Performs at Forrestal Village – Come and see why kids love the music of Mr. Ray, 6:30 p.m., free.

The American Plan – Romantic drama set in the Catskills during the summer of 1960, part of the Princeton Summer Theater series. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Princeton University’s Hamilton Murray Theater, tickets $25.

Open Mic Night at Infini-T Cafe – We recommend you get to the cafe early if you want to make sure you get a seat. Starts at 9 p.m., free.

Saturday, August 4

Princeton Free Wheelers Annual Bike Ride – The 32nd annual ride offers a variety of routes for beginners to experienced riders. The $35 on-site registration fee includes support, rest stops and lunch. Register and pick up cue sheets at Mercer County Community College from 7 a.m. on.

Canning Class at Terhune Orchards – Terhune Orchards owner Pam Mount will teach you how to preserve fruits and veggies in her popular annual canning and freezing class at the farm located at 330 Cold Soil Road in Lawrenceville. 10 a.m., free.

Montgomery and West Windsor Farmers’ Markets – Montgomery Friends of Open Space Farmers’ Market at the Village Shopping Center, 1340 Route 206 South in Skillman, West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market at the Vaughn Drive Parking Lot at the Princeton Junction Train Station. Both  9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Jazz on Palmer Square with B.D. Lenz – Guitarist B.D. Lenz performs on the green as part of Palmer Square’s summer music series. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, 2-4 p.m., free.

Marilyn Monroe Film Screening at the Princeton Public Library – In honor of the 50th anniversary of Monroe’s Death the Princeton Public Library is screening her films all weekend. Screening of ‘The Misfits’, 4 p.m., free.

Burger Mania Cook Off – Will elements of Princeton be able to defend its title for best burger in Mecer County? elements will compete with other restaurants and caterers at Mercer County Park. Live music, event runs from 3-8 p.m, free.

Black Cat Habitat at Small World Coffee – The trio performs at the Witherspoon Street location starting at 8:30 pm., free.

Sunday, August 5

Marilyn Monroe Film Screening at the Princeton Public Library – In honor of the 50th anniversary of Monroe’s Death the Princeton Public Library is screening Monroe films all weekend. Screening of ‘Some Like it Hot’ at 3 p.m., free.

Laughter Yoga  – Take a deep breath and laugh! Combine laughter with deep breathing and the relaxation of yoga with the Princeton Center for Yoga & Health. The center is located in the Orchard Hill Center, 88 Orchard Road in Skillman, 5 p.m., $6.

Hiroshima Day Commemoration – The Peace Coalition hosts the annual commemoration, beginning with a picnic at 6 p.m. in the plaza next to the Woodrow Wilson School. Program after picnic in Dodds Auditorium.

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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