Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, Nov. 7-9

Painter Anthony Fearron at his Trenton studio space. Photo: Jeff Stewart.
Painter Anthony Fearron at his Trenton studio space. Photo: Jeff Stewart.


Make the trip to Trenton Saturday afternoon for Art All Day, one of the premier art events in the capital city. The event features more than 80 artists at 30 sites across the city.

Trenton’s arts scene is on a roll, and there’s no better opportunity to see what the buzz is all about than visiting the free celebration of creativity throughout the city. The event includes open studio tours, demos, pop-up galleries, public art, film screenings, dance and music performances, and more.

The Hive Community of Art & Design, New Trenton Store & Studio, and The College of New Jersey’s CommunityWorks Art Gallery will join 27 other Trenton sites in hosting exhibits.

Favorites returning from last year include S.A.G.E. Coalition’s Gandhi Garden and Gallery 219, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen’s A-Team artists, renowned artist Mel Leipzig painting live at the New Jersey State Museum, and AbOminOg Intl. Arts Collective, which will display its cast iron sculpture at the Old Barracks Museum. Several muralists will be working at sites around Trenton, and the city’s latest public murals will be featured on the Art All Day public art tour.

This year’s Art All Day will feature trolley routes leaving from Artworks and connecting sites, food truck offerings, bike tours, live demonstrations, art and history talks, and other activities. All Art All Day sites and activities are free, with attendees having the choice of creating their own self-guided itinerary utilizing the free map/program, or visiting sites via the guided trolley, bicycle and walking tours.

The open studio tour takes place from noon to 5 p.m. A reception will be held at Artworks from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artworks, Trenton’s visual arts center, is located at 19 Everett Alley, Trenton. For more information about Art All Day, visit the Artworks website.

Friday, November 7

The Tiger Trot for Hunger –  a 5K run/walk to support the Crisis Ministry of Trenton, will be held at 3 p.m. at Dillon Gymnasium at Princeton University. Entry is a non-perishable food item or donation. Race day registration is from 1:45-2:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Princeton University’s Campus Recreation Department and is open to the public.

Sagamore Hill Superintendent Kelly Fuhrmann Visits the D&R Greenway – Experience the impact of Sagamore Hill upon President Theodore Roosevelt as Kelly Fuhrmann speaks on the history of the national historic site, evoking the president’s strong attachment to his country home on Long Island. The program begins promptly at 4:30 p.m. A light reception will follow, on the final day of the land trust’s People of Preservation art exhibition.D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place, Princeton. Free.

 The Parthenon Sculptures: Decoding Images of Ancient Myths – Lecture presented by Joan Breton Connely, professor of classics at New York University, who will discuss how the Parthenon sculptures conveyed genealogical myths that answered for the Athenians the most basic human questions. 4:30 p.m. Institute for Advanced Study, Wolfensohn Hall. Free and open to the public.

Finding Signs of Life on Earth-Like Exoplanets – Hanno Rein, professor at the University of Toronto, will discuss the many places to look for biosignatures, both in the Solar System and beyond. Additionally, Rein will explain why chances are good for finding an Earth-twin planet around a Sun-like star within the next few years, as well as the challenges faced when that planet is discovered. 5:30 p.m. Institute for Advanced Study, Wolfensohn Hall. Free and open to the public.

simakDialog – Progressive Jazz ensemble simakDialog crafts a unique blend of music with influences ranging from world music, psychedelic, avant-garde, rock and native musical dialects. Hailing from Indonesia, simakDialog is a musical conversation, every bit as unpredictable as it is captivating and enthralling. Part of the Fall Jazz and Beyond series.  8 p.m. Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton. $10, $8 for Arts Council members.

Jeremy Denk will perform at McCarter Theatre Friday night.
Jeremy Denk will perform at McCarter Theatre Friday night.

Jeremy Denk Performs at McCarter – 2014 Avery Fisher Prize winner and 2013 MacArthur Fellowship “genius” Grant recipient Jeremy Denk, last seen at McCarter partnering with violinist Joshua Bell last season, will return to Princeton for a solo recital. In the words of The New York Times, Jeremy Denk is “one of his generation’s most eloquent and thoughtful interpreters”. Denk’s eclectically robust repertoire for this concert event will include Haydn’s Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:50; Leos Janáček’s Selections from On an Overgrown Path, Books I & II; Schubert’s Dances and Selections from Moments Musicaux, Op. 94, D. 780; Mozart’s Rondo in A minor, K. 511; and Robert Schumann’s Carnaval, Op.9.  8 p.m., Matthews Theatre. Tickets $25 and up.

Classic Vienna: Mozart, Strauss Jr. & Schubert – The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Eugene Tzigane conducts. 8 p.m. Tickets $20 and up.

Saturday, November 8

Annual Fall Rummage Sale at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart – Household items, furniture, clothing, toys, books, sporting equipment and more. Cash only. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1128 Great Road, Princeton.

Cider Making at the Howell Living History Farm – The farm’s techniques to make apple cider, applesauce, and apple pie use good old-fashioned man power for the cranks, handles, and other appliances. Visitors are invited to try out the pressers, peeler-corers, and stomper strainers. Apple pie and treats available. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 70 Wooden’s Lane, Lambertville. Free.

Princeton University Concerts Presents “Meet the Music” – Part of the series for children ages 6 to 12 and their families. “Meet the Music: The Magical World of Maurice Ravel” at 1 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. In the hour-long show, a gifted 12-year-old pianist, Lucas Amory, has a dream in which the composer himself appears and explains the musical mysteries of his music. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

Princeton Football vs. Penn – The Princeton University football team takes on the University of Pennsylvania at 3:30 p.m. Admission $10.

Gallery Talk at the Arts Council – Join artists from the Princeton Artist Alliance 25th Anniversary Exhibition as they talk about their work. 2 p.m. Arts Council of Princeton. Free.

Santa’s Arrival at Quaker Bridge Mall – Join the mall in welcoming Santa at a frozen-inspired party with guest appearances from the Ice Queen, Princess, Prince and Snowman. Children of all ages can enjoy crafts, face painting and balloon artists in this yearly celebration that launches the holiday season! After Santa’s arrival, take photos at the set. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Dining by Design – The Arts Council of Princeton’s signature annual fall gala fundraiser attracts over 350 guests in support of our outreach programs. Fundraising for the event includes both Party Board sign ups and a live Dream Dinner auction featuring one-of-a-kind culinary and cultural escapes. Dress is semi-formal or thematic. This year’s theme is “Back in Black.” For more information contact Lisa Patterson or Laura Borawski at 609-924-8777. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Herring Properties, 23 Orchard Road, Skillman.

Princeton Men’s Hockey – The Tigers face Colgate at 7 p.m. at Baker Rink. Admission $10.

Sunday, November 9

John Gager
John Gager in 1961

Princeton United Methodist Church Breakfast with John Gager – John Gager, one of the Freedom Riders who took a Trailways bus to Mississippi during the summer of 1961, will speak at the UMM breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. He participated in the civil disobedience protests against discriminatory Jim Crow laws and was arrested and jailed. Gager retired in 2006 as the William H. Danforth Professor of Religion after 38 years on the Princeton University faculty. Call the church office (609 924-2613) reserve a space. Cost $5.

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market, Holiday Edition – Visit the Historic Roebling Machine Shop building  to check out items from 200+ vendors, food trucks, vinyl, vintage gear, live graffiti, original art, horror memorabilia, handmade jewelry, vintage toys and more.  Nine food trucks. The first 250 people in the door will receive a free Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market “black swag bag” that’ll be loaded with goodies and other cool stuff such as records, t-shirts, jewelry, handmade items, hand-made soap and more (items vary per bag).  Free parking at the will be in the County Parking Lot located on South Broad Street (signs will be posted) right around the corner from the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 675 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton. Admission $4. Rain or Shine

More than Just Wine – Join wineries on the Vintage North Jersey wine trail for a weekend of more than just wine tasting. Terhune Orchards will be partnering with local restaurants and gourmet food purveyors  to pair  wines with delicious local treats, including cheese from Cherry Grove Farm, chocolates, gourmet mustards and more. Noon to 5 Saturday and Sunday. 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton. $5 to sample 5 wines.

Coalition for Peace Action 35th Annual Interfaith Service and Conference for Peace – The conference will focus on the Seal the Deal Campaign to peacefully settle the Iran nuclear issue, and will be headlined by Naomi Tutu and Democracy Now! Executive Producer Amy Goodman. Nontombi Naomi Tutu, the third child of Archbishop Desmond & Nomalizo Leah Tutu, will preach at an interfaith service at the Princeton University Chapel at 11 a.m. The service is free and open to the public. The conference will take place at the Nassau Presbyterian Church from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. There are a limited number of seats still available that will be sold on a first come, first-served basis at the door starting at 1 p.m.

Theatre Intime Presents “Romeo and Juliet” – The student-run theater group Theatre Intime will present Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet: At the Hamilton Murray Theater at Princeton University.  8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7-8, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Music at the Museum – From Mozart to Prokofiev – Flute and Piano Magic. Amy Tu (flute) and Yevgeny Morozov (Piano) perform selections by Mozart, Prokofiev, Chopin, Liszt and Bizet.  2 p.m., Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick. Free.

Karrin Allyson Benefit Concert – Karrin Allyson is a jazz singer and virtuoso pianist, 4 time Grammy nominee, with 13 cds. She plays regularly at Birdland in NYC, Jazz Alley (Seattle), Blues Alley (DC), and around the world. Join her for an afternoon of jazz as she once again sings and plays for two local non-profits that support work in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Woman, Cradle of Abundance, Inc., addresses violence against women and female poverty and the United Front Against Riverblindness focuses on a horrific neglected tropical disease. For tickets, visit Part of the Fall Jazz and Beyond series. 3 p.m. t0 5 p.m. Arts Council of Princeton.

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  1. I misread that as Satan’s Arrival at Quaker Bridge Mall and got really excited… for a moment.

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