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Planet Weekend Picks, May 10-12

The Wayside Shrines will perform on Hinds Plaza Saturday.
The Wayside Shrines will perform on Hinds Plaza Saturday.

Friday, May 10

Cruise Night in Hopewell Borough – Check out vintage cars and enjoy live entertainment. Restaurants will stay open late for the event. The bank Acoustic Kelly performs on the porch of Jack & Charlie’s at 23 East Broad Street from 5 to 8 p.m.

Hopewell Valley Chorus Spring Concert “On Wings of Song” –  Spring concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington’s Crossing, 268 Washington’s Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ, 8 p.m.Tickets: $15.

Saturday, May 11

Bargains with Benefits Rummage Sale – Stop by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton at 50 Cherry Hill Road and pick up some bargains while supporting a good cause. Antiques, furniture, lamps, sporting goods, clothing, games and toys,books, electronics, jewelry, household items and kitchen wares, art, and more. Food and live music by the Catfish Blues Band. All proceeds benefit local charities. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

West Windsor Community Farmers Market – Fruits and vegetables, flowers, baked goodies, live music and more. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vaughn Drive Parking Lot at the Princeton Junction Train Station. Free.

Stuart Country Day School Poetry in Motion 5K Run and Walk – All funds raised from the event go to support Stuart’s “Lies, Light and McCarthy Visiting Author Program” that brings prominent writers to campus. All runners will be given blue and yellow ribbons this year in honor of the Boston Marathon. Registration $35 for adults, $15 for students. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m., 1200 Stuart Road in Princeton. Event starts at 8 a.m.

Wayside Shrines Concert – The Princeton-based collective of musicians, including Chris Harford, plays original songs based on lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon. The event celebrates the publication of Muldoon’s book of lyrics, “Word on the Street” and the release of Wayside Shrines’ CD album of the same name.  Hinds Plaza 4 p.m., free. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Magazine.

Poetry Reading and Book Signing by Gary J. Whitehead at Panoply Books –  Gary J. Whitehead is a poet, teacher, painter and crossword constructor. His just-released collection of poems, “A Glossary of Chickens”, was selected by Paul Muldoon for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. His poems have appeared widely, most notably in The New Yorker. He lives in the Hudson Valley of New York and teaches English and creative writing at Tenafly High School  6 p.m., free, Panoply Books, 46 N. Union St., Lambertville.

Sound Bites with Luke Elliot and His Band – Part of the Arts Council Sound Bites concert series. Bring your receipt from any Terra Momo restaurant (Mediterra, Teresa’s or Eno Terra) from the evening and receive one free admission to the show per dinner entree. Bring your ticket from the Sound Bites concert to Mediterra and receive one free Tapas after the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Arts Council of Princeton, concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets $10, $5 for Arts Council members, students and seniors.

B.D. Lenz Preforms ay Small World Coffee – B.D. Lenz performs a groovin’ mixture of jazz, funk, Latin, and rock at the  Witherspoon Street location. 8:30pm, free.

Sunday, May 12

Fred Miller Presents “Lecture in Song” – Pianist, singer and Princeton Public Library favorite Fred Miller presents an anecdotal overview of Broadway giants Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Princeton Public Library Community Room, 3 p.m., free.

Free Wine Tasting for Mothers at Terhune Orchards – Mothers can stop by the winery tasting room at Terhune Orchards for a free wine tasting. Wines will be pairs with special baked goods to celebrate moms. Noon to 5 p.m., 330 Cold Soil Road, Lawrence.

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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