Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, Oct. 4-5

A special screening of "Alive Inside" and a q&a with the director will take place at the Garden Theatre in Princeton Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
A special screening of “Alive Inside” and a q&a with the director will take place at the Garden Theatre in Princeton Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, October 4

Area Farmers’ Markets – Montgomery Friends of Open Space, Village Shopping Center, 1340 Route 206 South, Skillman, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market, Vaughn Drive Parking Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pennington Farmers Market, Rosedale Mills, 101 Route 31 North, Pennington, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tour des Arts, Hopewell – Tour more than 20 artists’ studios in and around Hopewell. Tour maps are available at the train station and Brothers Moon on West Broad Street or download from the website. Rain or shine. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Train Station, 2 Railroad Place, Hopewell. Free.

Fall Harvest Festival at Terhune Orchards – Corn stalk maze, adventure barn, pumpkin painting, pick your own apples and pumpkins, food tents, live music, wine tasting and more. Rain or shine. Admission $5. Children under 3 free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Antony and Cleopatra at McCarter Theatre – The last weekend of performances. Shakespeare play combines history, tragedy, and romance. Only a few tickets left. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Berlind Theatre. 91 University Place, Princeton.Call the ticket office for tickets (no longer available online). (609) 258-ARTS

Salsa Dancing with the Central Jersey Dance Society – Beginner Salsa at 7 p.m. Intermediate and advanced Salsa at 7:30 p.m. Open dancing 8:30 p.m. No partner needed. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive, Princeton. Admission $15.

Sunday, October 5

Screening of  “Alive Inside” – See the winner of the audience award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the Garden Theatre in downtown Princeton.  Tickets can be purchased on the Garden Theatre website. The screening begins at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $10. Alive Inside Director Michael Rossatto-Bennett will talk to the audience following the screening. Alexandra McDougald, niece of Princeton resident Hendricks Davis, is the producer.  The documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and return a deep sense of self to those suffering from memory loss. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Hopewell Valley Chorus, which provides scholarship for children from the Trenton Children’s Chorus to attend summer music camp. Bring your old, unused iPods to the screening to donate to Music and Memory so they can expand their work. Tickets will also be available at the door, but the organizers recommend buying online if you want to guarantee that you will get a ticket.

Walk for Autism at ETS – Central NJ 5K race will start at 9 a.m. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Day-of registration is $30. All runners will receive a commemorative t-shirt. 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton.

Dorothea’s House Centennial – Celebrate the 100th anniversary-of Dorothea’s House, the Italian-American cultural center in Princeton, with entertainment by Coro d’Italia, an Italian-American singing and dancing group based in Upper Montclair, singers from Boheme Opera New Jersey, and food from area restaurants representing regions throughout Italy. Dorothea’s House was founded as a living memorial to Dorothea van Dyke McLane, a volunteer social worker who assisted Princeton’s newly arrived Italian immigrants in the early 1900s. Dorothea’s House is a rare example of an ethnic settlement house that still thrives and serves the public today. It now serves community members, regardless of their background, as an Italian-American cultural institution, providing programs, events, and a link from the Princeton of today to the Italian immigrants who settled in the area over 100 years ago. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 120 John Street, Princeton. Free.

Eco Del Sur Performs at the Princeton Public Library – Music of the Andes and Latin America using traditional and contemporary musical instruments. The band’s music includes a wide range of styles and rhythms such cumbias, joropos, guajiras, huaynos, valz, sanjuanitos and more.  3 p.m., Hinds Plaza, weather permitting. Community Room if it rains. The performance is part the Mercado Cultural Day, a joint event with the library, Arts Council of Princeton and the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund. There will be food and activities at the Arts Council from noon- 4 p.m. Co-sponsored by the library, the Arts Council of Princeton and the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Free.

Princeton Committee Annual Champagne Reception for NAACP Legal Defense Fund – Discussion:  Barriers to Voting Rights and the Crisis In Our Democracy. Sherillyn Ifill, Director-Counsel LDF and Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel LDF. Reception music by The Bob Smith Trio. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 187 Library Place. You can pay at the door Sunday. $75 per person.