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Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, Jan. 16-18

Friday, January 16

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Sloan Wainwright

Folk Concert with Sloan Wainwright – The Princeton Folk Music Society presents singer and songwriter Sloan Wainwright. Although Sloan, the youngest sister of singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright II, is a relatively new voice on the folk circuit, she has quickly taken her place as a major figure on the contemporary folk music scene. Defying standard categorization, Wainwright consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles.
Click to hear a sample of Sloan’s music.  Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., concert starts at 8:15 p.m. Ample free parking. Tickets at the door: $20 ($15 members, $10 students, $5 children).

Sarah Chang Plays Bernstein with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra – Elena Perroni and Heather Stebbins, sopranos; Roy Hage, tenor; and Sarah Chang on violin. Program includes works by Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Barber, Delius, and Bernstein. Jacques Lacombe conducts.  8 p.m. Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University. Tickets $20 and up.

Saturday, January 17

Cabin Fever Adult Fiction Book Sale –  Visit the West Windsor Library and pick up some great used books. Book sale to benefit the library’s adult and children’s programs. $4 per bag. Through Saturday, January 31. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 333 North Post Road.

Stellarators: Shedding New Light On An Old Idea – Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday Lecture Series at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Speaker this Sat. is Samuel Lazerson. The program is aimed at a high school level on a wide variety of science topics. For students, parents, teachers, and community members. Photo ID required. 9:30 a.m. Forrestal Campus, Route 1 North, Plainsboro. Free.

The Lego Movie – Family movie series event at the Garden Theatre on Nassau Street in downtown Princeton. 10:30 a.m. Admission $4.

2015 New Jersey Summer Camp Fair – It’s never too early to make summer plans. Join Quaker Bridge Mall and Sensational Summers for their annual Camp Fair. Stop by the Macy’s Court and meet with local Camp Directors and staff to talk about your options. Noon- 3 p.m.. 150 Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrence Township. Free.

Marsanne-Roussanne Release Weekend at Unionville Vineyards – Join Unionville Vineyards Saturday through Monday, 1/17-1/19/2015, as they release their first vintage of Marsanne-Roussanne. Marsanne and Roussanne are two white varieties from the Rhone region of France and complement one another beautifully in this exquisite wine. New Jersey, the new Rhone region? Taste for yourself. Tastings are $10 per person and include a selection of 8 wines. The tasting room is open 12pm-5pm. Public tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes.

Music at the Museum: Student Recitals – Rutgers University Extension Division students perform. Recitals begin at 12:45 p.m. and 3 p.m.  Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick. Admission is free.

Opening Reception for  “The Bigger Picture” – A collection of distinctive portraits curated by Maria Evans. Join the Arts Council of Princeton for the opening reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  “The Bigger Picture” will be on view in the Taplin Gallery from January 17 – March 14, 2015 at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.

Kirtan with Sharon Silverstein & the Peace Project – Join the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health for an evening of ecstatic chanting with Sharon Silverstein and The Peace Project, a singer/songwriter for the past 26 years, a Yogini for the past 9 years and practicing Bhakti yoga for the past 6 years. Sharon combines the ancient mantras with her contemporary musical style to bring the energy of pure joy and happiness to this beautiful sacred tradition. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 88 Orchard Road, Suite 6, Skillman. Admission $20.

The Conor Choi Experience – One of Ternton Social’s Open Mics standout performers, Conor Choi is now getting his own night to fill the bar room with his catchy voice and polished guitar playing. He has a huge catalog of songs he’ll be sharing throughout the night. Come check out this talent that was an Open Mic discovery. 9 p.m. Trenton Social,
449 S Broad St, Trenton. Free.

Sizwe Banzi is Dead – Creative collaboration from South African artists Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona.  To stay above the water, Sizwe Banzi might just have to put himself below the ground. John Kani won the Tony Award for Best Actor for his astonishing performance in a historic collaboration with South Africa’s greatest playwright, Athol Fugard (Master Harold and the Boys, Valley Song). As relevant now as it was then, “Sizwe Banzi Is Dead” is an exquisite demonstration of the political power of storytelling. A striking tale of heroism and perseverance, this powerful drama is filled with surprising humor and uplifting faith in the human spirit. McCarter Theater,  Berlind, 91 University Place, Princeton. 8 p.m., Tickets $25 and up.

Sunday, January 18

Music at the Museum: Student Recitals – Rutgers University Extension Division students perform. Recitals begin at 12:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick. Admission is free.

Sizwe Banzi is Dead – Creative collaboration from South African artists Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona. To stay above the water, Sizwe Banzi might just have to put himself below the ground. John Kani won the Tony Award for Best Actor for his astonishing performance in a historic collaboration with South Africa’s greatest playwright, Athol Fugard (Master Harold and the Boys, Valley Song). As relevant now as it was then, “Sizwe Banzi Is Dead” is an exquisite demonstration of the political power of storytelling. A striking tale of heroism and perseverance, this powerful drama is filled with surprising humor and uplifting faith in the human spirit. McCarter Theater, Berlind, 91 University Place, Princeton. 2 p.m., Tickets $25 and up.

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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