Planet Weekend Picks, Feb. 8-10

Reunion Jackets painting by James McPhillips on display at Small World's Nassau St. shop until March 5.
Reunion Jackets by James McPhillips on display at Small World’s Nassau St. shop until March 5.


The Princeton Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Princeton Day School will  re-open on Saturday at 12:00 noon. All Saturday morning activities on campus are cancelled.

The Princeton Center for Yoga & Health The following classes are canceled Saturday for safety considerations: 8:30 am Hot Yoga and 8:30 Yin Yoga classes. We’ll review weather and road conditions in the am and post updates for 10:15 am Mixed Hatha Yoga and 11:00 Hot Yoga Flow accordingly. Please continue to check back for up-to-date schedule. You can also call 609-924-7294 – Mailbox 4 before coming.

Cupid’s Chase has been postponed. More info. on new date when announced.

The  Princeton Environmental Film Festival  Next Generation Environmental Fair scheduled for the Princeton Public Library Saturday a.m. have been canceled.

All Saturday classes at the Arts Council of Princeton have been canceled, including the Valentine’s Day Workshop.

All Hamiton Schools weekend activities canceled.

Trenton Public Schools activities scheduled for Saturday are canceled or postponed, including The parent organization forum.

If you know of an event that has been canceled or postponed, send us an email at Thanks. The following listings are Weekend Events still on as of 11 a.m. Friday.

Friday, February 8

PrinceThe James McPhillips Museum and Gift Shop Show at Small World Coffee  – Opening reception 4- 6 p.m. for award-winning artist, former Comedy Central staffer and McCarter Theatre graphic designer James McPhillips’ solo show at Small World Coffee’s 254 Nassau Street location. The exhibition will include original paintings of Princeton and the surrounding area. His Prince-TON shirt, Princeton greeting cards, Art Mini’s (bagged, tagged hand-painted mini paintings of famous works throughout art history), Princeton calendars, and tote bags will be featured in the gift shop section of the show. Free.

(un)connected – The 4th Annual Inter-Generational Community Variety Show – Variety show with circus, acrobatics, music, kids, adults, mime, shadow puppetry, comedy and funny ads. The show is a collaborative creation of the Arts Council of Princeton, Stone Soup Circus, Princeton Theatre Experiment, Princeton Mime Theatre, Princeton Playback Theatre, and The New School for Music Study. Tickets $13, $10 for students, seniors, and arts conch members. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., and  Sunday at 3 p.m.

Princeton University Men’s Basketball – The Tigers play Brown University at 7 p.m. in Jadwin Gym. Tickets $12.

A Delicate Balance at McCarter Theatre – Edward Albee’s play about unexpected house guests who plan to stay indefinitely. Directed by Emily Mann. Berlind Theatre, Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 and up.

  The Love Show at Small World Coffee  – Opening reception for art exhibition of works by more 40 artists, relating to the word love. Refreshments DJs will be Chris Harford and Matt Trowbridge. Proceeds from the sale and party benefit HiTOPS. On view to March 5. Party from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. $20 donation requested.

Saturday, February 9

Science on Saturday at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory – ‘Finding a Needle in a Genomic Haystack, or How Can Computers Help Cure Cancer’ presented by Olga C. Troyanskaya, Institute for Integrative genomics and department of computer science, Princeton University. Register on site beginning at 8:15 a.m., program begins at 9:30 a.m. For students, parents, teachers, and community members. Photo ID required. Free. At Forrestal Campus, Route 1 North in Plainsboro. Free.

Art for Families: Taking it with You. Egypt and the Afterlife – Family fun at the Princeton University Art Museum Saturdays. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy a self-guided, interactive tour followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours-whatever your schedule allows. All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. This week, learn about the lives, beliefs, and rituals of the ancient Egyptian people and make a cartouche with your name written in hieroglyphics. Free.

Princeton University Men’s Basketball – The Tigers play Yale University at 6 p.m. in Jadwin Gym. Tickets $12.

The Princeton Environmental Film Festival Presents `Sourlands‘ – The film offers a look at the effects of climate change and human-created imbalances on the central New Jersey forest known as the Sourlands through the eyes of the residents who care for it deeply. Director Jared Flesher will participate in a post-screening with native plant expert Jared Rosenbaum, and Wattvision CEO Survag Singh. 7 p.m., free.

Sunday, February 10

veblenhouseThe Legacy of Oswald Veblen – The legacy of Princeton mathematician and visionary Oswald Veblen – both his multifaceted career and the house in Herrontown Woods that he and his wife left to Mercer County – is wonderful and unique. A pioneer in everything from preserving Princeton open space to overseeing early computer development, Veblen’s vision and initiative were instrumental in bringing the Institute for Advanced Study, Albert Einstein and many other great scholars to town. In pictures and video, Steve Hiltner will tell the story of the Veblens’ extraordinary impact on Princeton and beyond, and the efforts to save their house and cottage that stand abandoned in one of Princeton’s most beautiful nature preserves. Princeton Public Library community room, 11 a.m., free.

Baroque Music with the Princeton Early Keyboard Center –  ‘Soft Delights,’ a program of music of George Handel performed by John Burkhalter on recorders, Gavin Black on harpsichord, and David Black on cello.Christ Congregation, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, 4 p.m., tickets $15.

Arlo Guthrie at McCarter Theatre – ‘Here Comes the Kid: Celebrating Woody’s 100th Birthday’ featuring Arlo’s own renditions of Woody’s songs. 3 p.m. in Matthews Theatre. Tickets $20 and up.