Planet Weekend Picks, April 26-28

Jake Shimabukuro performs at McCarter Theatre Friday night.
Jake Shimabukuro performs at McCarter Theatre Friday.

Friday, April 26

Jake Shimabukuro and Time for Three – Jake Shimabukuro performs a variety of songs on the ukulele at McCarter Theater, 7:30 p.m., tickets $20 and up.

Princeton University Orchestra and the Princeton University Glee Club –  The orchestra and glee club perform Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloe. Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, tickets $15.

Stand Against Racism – Businesses and local organizations join in the YWCA Princeton’s Stand Against Racism at Hinds Plaza in front of the Princeton Public Library. 5:30 p.m., reception follows program.

Saturday, April 27

Princeton Free Rabies Clinic – Free rabies clinic sponsored by the Princeton Health Department and Animal Control at the Community Park Pool Complex, 400 Witherspoon Street, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All dogs and cats are welcome. Dogs must be on leashes and under control and cats in cat carriers or pillow cases.

Illustrator Olivier Tallec Visits the Princeton Public Library – French illustrator  Olivier Tallec has illustrated more than 50 books for children, including the popular “Rita and Whatsit” (“Rita et Machin”) series and “Big Wolf & Little Wolf” (“Grand Loup et Petit Loup”). Book sale and signing will follow talk. Best for ages 4 and up. Fireplace Area, second floor of the library, 11 a.m.

Shad Fest –  Arts, crafts, food, music, entertainment, and plenty of fish greet visitors through this yearly rite of passage in Lambertville. The festival helps raise awareness of the successful, ongoing efforts to decontaminate the Delaware, the home of this namesake fish, en route to spawning grounds upriver. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, free.

Mrs. G’s 3rd Annual Farm 2 Grill Earth Month Event – Celebrate Earth Month at Mrs. G TV, Appliances & Sleep Center’s 3nd Annual Farm 2 Grill event. Shop locally grown and produced goods, and sample grilled food by Mrs. G’s Executive Chef Mary Beth Madill. Enjoy live music by Princeton bands Pi Fight and Morph the Cat. Judith Robinson, manager of the Princeton Farmers’ Market, will be giving a free canning & freezing workshop at 2 p.m.. Vendors include: Fulper Family Farm, Beechtree Farm, Cherry Grove Farm, Jams by Kim, Frank’s PIckles, Jeff Burd, Honey Terhune Orchards, Savory Spice Shop, Muirhead Food and more. 1 to 4 p.m., 2960 US Highway 1 in Lawrence, free.

Insight Meditation Open House at Princeton Center for Yoga & Health – Whether you are curious about meditation as a way to deal with stress and calm your mind, or you are a long term practitioner of meditation who wants some fine tuning, PCYH invites you to explore Insight Meditation, known in Asia as Vipassana. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of mindfulness – a process that cultivates a clear, non-judgmental awareness of our thoughts, and actions.You will get the opportunity for periods of sitting and walking meditation and time for questions. Open to beginners and experienced meditators. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Orchard Hill Center, 88 Orchard Road in Skillman.

Cafe Improv – Music, poetry, comedy and more at the Arts Council of Princeton.  For a list of performers, visit  7 p.m. to 10 p.m., $2 admission, $1 for Arts Council members, students and seniors.

Choral Gala Concert at Princeton Theological Seminary – The William Baker Festival Singers, Capital Singers, Canticum Novum, and Princeton of Peace Lutheran Church’s adult choir perform at Miler Chapel, 8 p.m., free.

Sunday, April 28

Princeton Writers Block – The ensemble of Princeton writers and actors, returns to the Princeton Public Library for a reading of short adult comedies by Shel Silverstein, Christopher Durang and others. Community Room, 4 p.m., free.

Communiversity Festival of the Arts – Communiversity is Princeton’s largest annual cultural festival. With over 40,000 visitors expected, Communiversity will feature non-stop music and entertainment on five stages and over 200 booths with artists, craftspeople, merchants, food vendors, nonprofit and community organizations. The festival takes place in downtown Princeton, Nassau and Witherspoon Streets, Palmer Square, Princeton University Campus, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., free.