Planet Weekend Picks, Aug. 17-19

Pi Fight returns for another performance in Hinds Plaza tonight.

Friday, August 17

Dance Party Celebration at the Princeton Public Library – The band Pi Fight provides live music for the bash marking the end of the library’s summer reading clubs. Includes dancing, activities for kids and refreshments. Bring a picnic dinner and the library will provide lemonade and dessert in the form of watermelon and cookies. Rain or shine! On Hinds Plaza, moves inside in case of inclement weather. Starts at 6:30.

Open Mic Night at Infini-T Cafe – Relax at Princeton’s favorite tea house on Hulfish Street and enjoy the local entertainment. Get there early if you want a good seat. Starts at 9 p.m.

Saturday, August 18

Yoga at Morven has been a big hit with Princetonians.

Free Yoga in the Morven Garden – Gemma Farrell of Gratitude Yoga is back by popular demand to lead the yoga class for all levels. Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat, towel, and bottle of water. Noon at Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street.

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

Insight Meditation Open House at the Princeton Center for Yoga & Health – Sitting and walking meditation and mindfulness  at the Orchard Hill Center, 88 Orchard Road in Skillman, 1:30 to 3:30. Free. For more info. or to register visit

Cafe Improv at the Arts Council of Princeton – Music, poetry, comedy and more, all for just 2 bucks. Enjoy the entire evening or stop by to catch a few acts. Starts at 7 p.m., runs until 10 p.m. For the full line-up visit

Sunday, August 19

Eid Festival at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey – The celebration marking the end of Ramadan includes breakfast, lunch, Indian food, baked goods, ice cream, face painting, clowns, art, books and more at the Route 1 mosque in South Brunswick, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Annual Family Picnic, India Foundation of Metropolitan Princeton – Food, games, music, children’s activities and more at Mercer County Park. Members free, non-members $13. Visit for more information.

Poetry and Wine – Poetry open mic afternoon at the Terhune Orchards vineyard and winery tasting room, 330 Cold Soil Road in Lawrence, 1-3 p.m. Free. Wine tastings are $5 for 5 wines.

New Jersey Pole Dancing Exhibition – Yes, you read it correctly, pole dancing in Princeton. Showcase features male and female pole dancers from throughout the state.  At the YWCA Princeton at 59 Paul Robeson Place, 2 p.m. Free.

Kim Rizk demonstrates how she makes blueberry jam at a canning class earlier this summer at Terhune Orchards.

Free Canning and Preserving Class at Terhune Orchards – Join Pam Mount and Kim Rizk, master preserver and owner of Jammin Crepes, for a free session on how to preserve crops at their peak of freshness. Rizk will share her favorite methods for pickling, freezing, canning and drying to capture their full nutrition and flavor to be enjoyed year round. Classes includes demonstrations and recipes. at the farm at 330 Cold Soil Road in Lawrence, 2:30-4 p.m.