Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, April 25-27

Gallicantus, a  Renaissance vocal ensemble, will perform in Princeton Saturday and Sunday.
Gallicantus, a Renaissance vocal ensemble, will perform Saturday and Sunday.


Friday, April 25

Annual Book Sale at Princeton Theological Seminary – Thousands of titles on subjects including religion, theology, fiction, travel, the arts, and children’s literature. Proceeds benefit theological institutions around the world. Admission $5. Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Trinity Church Spring Rummage Preview Sale –  Clothing, jewelry, fine art, antiques, and more. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $10 entry fee. First come, first served. Ticket sales begin at 3 p.m. in the church administrative building entrance near the circle driveway. There is staggered entry in groups of 25 for the first 30 minutes. The church is located at 33 Mercer Street in downtown Princeton. Stop by and see why this is the most popular rummage sale in the area.

Hopewell Cruise Night – Cars, food, music and fun. Starts at 5 p.m. on Broad Street in Hopewell Boro.

Princeton High Alumnus Art Exhibit at the Numina Gallery at Princeton High – Princeton High School’s Numina Gallery will host the work of Sergio Bonotto, a veteran of the Second World War, from 6 to 8 p.m. Born in Italy in 1925, Bonotto graduated from PHS as a part of the “war class” of 1944, and later from Princeton University. A member of the U.S. 86th Infantry Division machine gun squad, Bonotto suffered a wound in the Battle of Ruhr Pocket in Germany. He will show sketches he created on the front, drawings of battleships, photographs from his travels, cartoons he created for The Tower, and drawings of picturesque scenes from around Princeton. Bonotto will also display some of his life’s work as a chemist. Free.

Princeton TruckFest 2014 – Sample a variety of treats and support a good cause at the same time. The eating clubs at Princeton University are sponsoring the first ever Princeton TruckFest to raise funds for Send Hunger Packing, a program that provides food to school children in need for the weekends. 6 to 9 p.m. on Prospect Avenue in downtown Princeton.

The Honey Dewdrops perform at the Princeton Folk Music Society – The Honey Dewdrops, a Virginia-based duo performing back porch Appalachian folk, performs at 8:15 p.m. at Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton. Tickets $20, $15 for society members, $10 for students and $5 for children 11 and under.

Saturday, April 26

Trinity Church Spring Rummage Sale – The 44th annual Trinity Spring Rummage Sale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All departments are open to everyone free of charge. Numbered tickets will be given out beginning at 7 a.m. at the Mercer Street entrance near Pierce Hall. Spring departments include bargain clothing for all ages, books, toys, linens, and housewares, including everything from drink glasses and sets of dishes, to pots, pans and the necessities for any kitchen. The spring rummage sale includes the Antique Boutique, a fine collection of quality antiques and fine items.

CASA Kids Superhero 5K and Family Fun Run – Join kids and adults at the Princeton Pike Corporate Center in Lawrenceville for a one-mile fun run or 5K. Come in running wear or dressed as your favorite Superhero. Trophies for age groups, overall and team winners. Free sandwiches and water, and a DJ to keep it all going. Fun Run starts at 9:30 a.m., 5K at 10 a.m. sharp. On site registration is $25.

YogaStream Spring Fling – Open house at YogaStream, noon to 6 p.m. Free classes at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., vegan potluck at 4:30 p.m. Bring your favorite lighten-up dish. Live music, chat with YogaStream medical advisor Dr. Ben Gitterman, and juice samples from Arlee’s. 44 Spring Street, Princeton.

Lambertville Shad Fest – Arts, crafts, food, music, entertainment, and plenty of fish greet visitors through this yearly rite of passage. The festival helps raise awareness about the ongoing efforts to decontaminate the Delaware. Noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free.

State Jazz Competition at Princeton High School – Come out and support the Princeton High School Studio Band and Jazz Ensemble as they compete against other top schools from around the state in a battle of the bands and the top spot in Division II. Tickets will be sold at the door. 5 to 9:30 p.m.

Westminster Williamson Voices Spring Concert – Classic and contemporary choral masterworks Westminster Choir College, Bristol Chapel, Princeton, 8 p.m., tickets $20.

Gallicantus Renaissance Vocal Ensemble – “The Word Unspoken,” music of William Byrd and Philippe de Monte. Dedicated to Renaissance music and directed by Gabriel Crouch, Princeton’s Director of Choral Programs, the membership of this early music group boasts a wealth of experience in consort singing. The program Unspoken reveals the real William Byrd, a composer with expressive and emotive powers beyond any of his contemporaries. 7:30 p.m., Procter Hall at The Princeton Graduate School. Tickets $15, $5 for students. A second concert has been added for Sunday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Miller Chapel at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Omar Sosa Quartet at McCarter Theatre – Afro-Cubano quartet explores contemporary interpretations of Cuban musical styles. 8 p.m. Tickets $50.

AbOminOg Intl. Arts Collective “Founding the Future” Opening ReceptionThe Old Barracks Museum is pleased to feature the metal sculpture of members of one of Trenton’s illustrious artist collectives in an exhibit entitled “Founding the Future: A Continuum of Iron Casting in Trenton with AbOminOg Intl. Arts Collective”. Exhibiting artists include Kate Graves, Aylin Green, Bruce Lindsay, Rory Mahon, Steve Morse, Joanna Platt, Matt Reiley, David Robinson and Scot Thompson. The opening reception will offer visitors an opportunity to view the sculpture, meet with the artists, and enjoy light refreshments. Live music will be performed by Chris Harford. The event is free of charge. 6 to 8 p.m., The Old Barracks, Barrack Street, Trenton. 

Sunday, April 27

Run with the Rotary Club of Montgomery – 5K and one mile ramble. Benefit for Montgomery Food Pantry, scholarships for Montgomery High School, Hurricane Sandy Relief, Crawford House, Mary Jacobs Library, and other organizations. Montgomery Upper Middle School, 375 Burnt Hill Road, Skillman, 10 a.m. Race Day registration $35 for 5K, $20 for ramble.

60th Anniversary of Marquand Park – 60th Anniversary of the park, hosted by the Marquand Park Foundation, 87 Lovers Lane, Princeton. Noon. to 3 p.m., Celebration begins with a tour of the park. Three new hybrid American chestnut trees will be planted. Treasure hunt for children of all ages. Refreshments. Rain or shine. Free.

Communiversity 2014 – Princeton’s annual street fair is back. The Arts Council of Princeton and the students of Princeton University have collaborated on the event for more than 40 years. There will be more than 200 booths showcasing community groups, original art and contemporary crafts, merchandise, and food, plus five stages of continuous live entertainment. Rain or shine. 1 to 6 p.m. Park at the Princeton Shopping Center and take a shuttle in to town to avoid the traffic jams.

Combo Bossa Nova Performs at Halo Pub – Enjoy an ice cream and some live music,  5 Hulfish Street, Princeton, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Yom HaShoah Evening of Remembrance at the Princeton Jewish Center – Fred Spiegel, survivor of the Holocaust and author of “Once the Acacias Bloomed,” shares his tale. Born in Dinslaken, Germany, in 1932, he was sent to live with relatives in Holland after Kristallnacht. He was later send to three concentration camps before being liberated in 1945. 7 p.m., 435 Nassau Street, Princeton.

Candlelight Concerts for Epilepsy Awareness Presents Paula Cole – Paula Cole. 1998 Grammy winner for best new artist performs. Opening act is Emily Grove. A great night of music for a great cause – spreading facts and raising awareness for epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey will be on hand with info and to accept donations. Tickets are $35 at the door. Doors at 7:00pm at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1985 Pennington Road, Ewing.