Planet Weekend Picks, May 17-19

rockFriday, May 17

“Dangerous Blossoms” Art Exhibition at the D&R Greenway Land Trust – Art ranges from images of plants that poison humans to beautiful but fatal flowers increasingly destroying native species in our region. Opening reception, 5:30 p.m.  to 7:30 p.m., free.

Lines of Reason Jazz Quartet – Concert featuring special guest Clifford Adams from Kool and The Gang on trombone and vocals, Joe Ford on alto and soprano saxophones, Alan Nelson on drums, Michael Cochrane on piano, and Nimrod Speaks on Bass is the second installment of the Paul Robeson Tribute Series which explores African American music and its impact on modern music. Arts Council of Princeton, 8 p.m., tickets $15, $10 for Arts council members, seniors and students.

“The Bard!” Presented by Princeton High School’s Spectacle Theatre – Shakespeare comes alive with this approachable introduction to the famous Bard’s life and times as well as abridged scenes from five Shakespeare plays, PRinceton High Performing Arts Center, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Saturday, May 18

Healthy Children, Healthy Planet – Event to raise money for the Riverside Elementary School gardens features music, food, a plant sale, garden tours and activities for kids.  Family yoga class at 11 a.m. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pennington Day – Food, crafters, non-profits and more in downtoqn Pennington, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Forgotten History: Those Who Fought in the American Revolution  – Panel about the British Soldier, their trials and tribulations and the terrors they faced. We learn about the Washington’s Aide de Camps, who they were, why they fought and why Washington wanted them and no one else. Keynote: Janet Uhler Author, lecturer, screenplay writer. David Library, 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA, 1 p.m., tickets $20.

Sunday, May 19

Rockingham Children’s Day – The site, which served as General George Washington’s final wartime headquarters in later 1783, will offer activities and demonstrations of 18-century life with support from the Montgomery High School Live Historians Club and the Rockingham Association. Try on replica 18th-century clothing, learning to write with quill and ink, play historic games like battledore and an early form of baseball, try crafts such as making paper aprons and quill pens, and watch basketweaving.  Past Muster will be on hand to talk about soldier’s life and musket drilling, and the house will be open for tours. Visitors will be able to visit the Museum Store with its many interesting wares and trinkets for sale, and light refreshments will be available. Rockingham is located at 84 Laurel Avenue (Rte. 603) in Franklin Township, 1 mile north of Rt. 27 in Kingston and 1 mile south of Rt. 518 in Rocky Hill.  Noon to 5 p.m., free.

Screening of “Rudo y Cursi” – Stuck working on a banana ranch, two competitive soccer-playing brothers dream of finding stardom off the farm, Beto as a pro goalie and Toto as a singer, but the effort might break their bond of brotherhood. In Spanish with English subtitles. Part of the Spanish film series. Princeton Public Library Community Room, 3 p.m., free.