Planet Princeton Weekend Picks: Sept. 25-27

Princeton Theological Seminary will host a community festival on Saturday afternoon.
Princeton Theological Seminary will host a community festival on Saturday afternoon.

Friday, September 25

Hamilton Jewelers Girls Night Out Designer Event to Benefit Dress for Success of Mercer County – Catering by Rats, Hair and Make Up Demonstrations and Raffles for Luxury prizes from Hamilton Jewelers, Kate Spade, La Jolie Salon & Spa, Benefit Cosmetics, Greg Furman Painting. All Proceeds will Support Dress For Success of Mercer County. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 92 Nassau Street. Must RSVP to or call 609-683-4200. No admission fee.

American Repertory Ballet’s 2015-2016 “Season Premiere” – “Season Premiere” will feature three highlights from Martin’s first two years of leadership: Martin’s Ephemeral Possessions, set to Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings; Kirk Peterson’s Glazunov Variations, set to sections of Glazunov’s music for the classical ballet Raymonda; and ARB Resident Choreographer Mary Barton’s Straight Up With a Twist, set to music by contemporary folk music composer Kaila Flexer. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Rider University’s Luedeke Center, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. $20, $10 for students and seniors.

Frankie Pace at Catch a Rising Star – Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club Presents Frankie Pace. 8 p.m., Hyatt Regency Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton. Price: $ $20.86 plus 2 item food or beverage minimum per person.

Saturday, September 26

16th Carnegie Center 5K and One Mile Fun Run for The Parkinson Alliance – USATF Certified 5K, one mile fun run, and a family fun day – including awards, door prizes, moon bounces, face painting, refreshments, and a DJ. Proceeds benefit Parkinson’s disease research. 7:30 .am. to 10:30 a.m., 101 Carnegie Center Drive Parking Lot, Princeton. Fun Run starts at 8:45 a.m.; 5K starts at 9:30 a.m. Race day registration fees: 5K $30; USATF $27; Fun Run $17.

Mercer County Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Day – For Mercer County residents who would like to recycle common residential chemical wastes or used electronics. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John T. Dempster Fire School at 350 Lawrence Station Road in Lawrence, rain or shine. While no registration is necessary, the event is open to Mercer County residents only. Free.

Montgomery Friends Farmers’ Market –  Locally grown, conventional and certified organic produce, meats, eggs and other farm products. 9 a.m. t0 1 p.m., The Village Shopper, 1340 Route 206, Skillman.

West Windsor Community Farmers Market – Market hosts fifteen farms located within 50-miles of West Windsor and eleven artisan food and natural product vendors selling organic and conventionally grown fruit, vegetables, honey, pastured/grass-fed meats, poultry, eggs. 9 a.m. t0 1 p.m. 2 Vaughn Drive, West Windsor.

Witherspoon-Jackson September Neighborhood Meeting – Discussion about affordable housing, historic district designation, Communiversity and more. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. First Baptist Church of Princeton, John Street, Princeton. Free.

Hopewell Harvest Fair 2015 – The Hopewell Harvest Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Hopewell Elementary School. Entertainment, food, crafts, business and nonprofit org. info. and more. For more info. and where to park, visit the fair website.

Princeton Seminary Fall Community Festival – Live music, activities for kids, tours of the campus, food trucks, and more. The Feed Truck, Surf and Turf Truck, the Terra Learning Kitchen, and vendors will sell food. Visitors can learn about the seminary and take tours. Rain or shine. Noon to 4 p.m., Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton. Free.

Howell Farm Corn Maze  –  New Jersey’s longest-running corn maze. Open weekends Sept. 12 through Nov. 1, Howell Living History Farm’s 17th annual corn maze challenges visitors to navigate 2½ miles of pathways that form an image of the  farm’s hen house and chickens. Noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, Lambertville. General admission is $10 for ages 10 and older, $8 for children ages 5-9 and free for children 4 and under.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra: Behind the Music – The music of Anna Clyne, with violinist Jennifer Koh. 3 p.m. Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Free.

Princeton University Family Fun Fest and Home Football Game – Activities for all ages. Family Fun-Fest from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., a sports clinic hosted by Princeton University student-athletes for children ages 5 to 12 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and the Princeton University vs. Lehigh football game at 5 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at the conclusion of the game. All activities at the football stadium. Parking $10. All Fun Fest activities are free. Football game tickets $10.

Van Harlingen Barn Dance Birthday Bash – It’s a down home birthday bash and all are invited. There is no gift required, just a love of old-fashioned fun, local history or both. The Van Harlingen Historical Society of Montgomery is pleased to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their organization, founded in 1965, with an old-time barn dance. There is no dance experience needed. Spectators are welcome to come see the popular Long Hill String Band perform. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Princeton Elks Lodge, #2129, 354 Rt. 518
Skillman. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults, $15 for teens.

Dean Ween Group with Good Graeff and Molly Rhythm –  Alt-Rock Performance at Final 2015 Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series Concert. 7 p.m. Capital Green, 201 Barrack Street, Trenton. Free.

Sunday, September 27

Terhune Orchards Fall Harvest Festival –  Come to Terhune Orchards for a day of family fun on the farm.  Pick-Your-Own apples and pumpkins. Enjoy pony rides, pedal tractors, wagon rides, visit the Corn Stalk Maze, adventure barn and the barnyard of farm animals. Children can paint their own pumpkin to bring home. Homemade farm fresh food available – soup, chili, hot dogs, pies, apple cider donuts, apple cider, and more. Wine tasting in the Terhune Orchards Vineyard & Winery Tasting Room. Live music from noon to 4 p.m. Parking at the farm. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and sunday. 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton. Admission $5.

Acacia Fall Harvest Fest –  Family-style harvest meal together with craft beer and wine to support melanoma research. All proceeds benefiting the White Aisle Foundation and melanoma research.Noon to 4 p.m., Acacia Restaurant, 2637 Main Street, Lawrenceville. $75.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Opens 35th Anniversary Season with Graceful Pairings Concert – Opening concert features acclaimed violinist Jennifer Koh performing composer Anna Clyne’s new work The Seamstress for Violin and Orchestra and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s romantic Second Symphony in E Minor, Op. 27. PSO Music Director Rossen Milanov conducts. 4 p.m., Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton University.

Barn Dance – Square dancing in one of the most iconic barns in the Hopewell Valley. Live music will be provided by The Long Hill String Band with caller Sue Dupre. Tickets include light fare and beverages. Hopewell Valley Historical Society members $10, Students $10/$15 includes one year membership. Non-members: $20/$30 includes one year membership. RSVP to 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., McDougald’s Barn, 23 Old Mill Rd., Pennington.

Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra Season Opening Concert “Classical Pops!” –  The Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra’s season opening concert “Classical Pops!” will feature some of the most famous works in all of music history. Young Steinway Artist Constance Kaita will perform Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, which contains themes and melodies familiar to all. The program also includes Beethoven’s ubiquitous 5th Symphony and a “Best of Broadway” medley.  7 p.m. Princeton Alliance Church, 20 Schalks Crossing Road, Corner of Schalks Crossing and Scudders Mill Road, Plainsboro. $20 at the door, $18 for seniors and students.