Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, May 20-22

Tom Tallitsch performs at the Arts Council of Princeton Friday night.
Tom Tallitsch performs at the Arts Council of Princeton Friday night.

Friday, May 20

D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Spring Native Plant Sale – The D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Spring Native Plant Sale will be held Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the  D&R Greenway’s Native Plant Nursery at the Johnson Education Center. One Preservation Place off Rosedale Road, Princeton 08540. More information

Princeton Art Attack Opening – The Princeton Art Attack pop-up gallery kicks off its summer celebration of art, music and more. Come on over, see some art, and meet new people. Art for sale. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., 43 North Tulane street, Princeton. Free. More information

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Tom Tallitsch in a “Gratitude” CD Release Concert – The Arts Council of Princeton presents saxophonist Tom Tallitsch in a CD release concert of the highly anticipated follow-up to his previous three critically acclaimed albums. His new release, Gratitude, is a highly improvisational journey of original compositions and arrangements of well-known classic rock songs in an acoustic quartet setting. 8 p.m. Arts Council of Princeton. Admission $10 to $12. More information

Saturday, May 21

“Princeton Institute Woods” Birding Trip – Join the Washington Crossing Audubon Society at 8 a.m.  for a free, guided walk to observe the spring migration of warblers and other songbirds at the Institute Woods near the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton. More information

Miki and Friends Walk for Air – An enjoyable day for people and dogs, including a dog and person walk, 5K, butterfly release, and numerous vendors and demos. Sponsored by Attitudes in Reverse, a non-profit dedicated to starting conversations about good mental health and how dogs improve lives. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mercer County Park East Picnic Area, 1346 Edinburg Rd., West Windsor. More information

Johnson Park Gorilla Gallop 5k and 1 miler – Johnson Park’s first Gorilla Gallop 5K, 1-Miler, and Fun Run (or walk). The Johnson Park Elementary School P.T.O. is proud to host its first Gorilla Gallop! JP is hosting this family-fun event to promote healthy lifestyles for JP families and the entire Princeton community. 8:30 a.m., Johnson Park Elementary School, 285 Rosedale Road, Princeton. $25. More information

D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Spring Native Plant Sale – The D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Spring Native Plant Sale continues from 9 a.m. to noon at the D&R Greenway’s Native Plant Nursery at the Johnson Education Center. One Preservation Place off Rosedale Road, Princeton. More information

Fight’n for the Jerseys – New Jersey was the Crossroads during America’s War of Independence. More battles and skirmishes took place in the state than in any other colony during the war from 1775 to 1783. Join your friends and neighbors at Washington Crossing State Park for an action-packed living history event with food, demonstrations, talks, drills and thrills. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Washington Crossing State Park, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville. More information

Wine and Chocolate Tasting at Terhune Orchards – A special wine and chocolate tasting event with Tony Brokenborough of Carol’s Creative Chocolatez. Tony will lead tasters through the history of chocolate from the time of Columbus to the present day. Afterwards, enjoy an extended tasting of 8-10 high quality, single origin and Belgian chocolates which have been expertly paired with wines. 1 p.m., Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton. $30. More information

Remember: A Stage Reading – Nassau Presbyterian Church will host an evening of inspirational storytelling with a series of stage readings or “testimonies” performed by professional and first-time actors within the Princeton community and members of the congregation. The testimonies are created from personal narratives that are crafted from longer interviews with church members exploring moments of transformation. 7:30 p.m., Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton. Free. More information

New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus 25th Anniversary Concert –  Celebrate 25 years of music and memories. This special performance guest appearances by former artistic directors of the chorus, including Richard Loatman, Steven A. Russell, and founding artistic director Jay Kawarsky. 8 p.m., Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Ave, Princeton. Entrance in the back of the building. More information

Shakespeare in Music – Join the Westminster Community Orchestra, under the direction of Ruth Ochs, as the orchestra presents a musical salute to Shakespeare. The concert will include Nicolai’s Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor, Mendelssohn’s Overture and Fairy Song from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the World Premiere of Christine Elise Chen’s Three Songs on Shakespeare Sonnets for Voice and Orchestra, and more. 8 p.m., Princeton Meadow Road Arts and Event Center, 545 Meadow Road, Princeton. Admission $10 to $15. More information

Sunday, May 22

Bravura Philharmonic Season Finale “A Concerto Extravaganza” – For its seventh season finale, the award-winning Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra will present “A Concerto Extravaganza!” The concert will be conducted by Director Chiu-Tze. 7 p.m., Princeton Alliance Church, 20 Schalks Crossing Road, Corner of Schalks Crossing and Scudders Mill Road, Plainsboro. Tickets $30. More information

HomeFront’s 2016 Run/Walk for Hope – HomeFront’s 8th annual Run/Walk for Hope. Registration begins 9 a.m., 5K race begins at 10 a.m., mile begins 10:15 a.m. Location: ETS Campus at Rosedale and Carter Roads, Princeton. Registration $35 on site, children 6 and under are free. 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton. More information

Watershed 10K/5K Trail Run & Festival –  New Watershed Trail Run and Festival. The 10K and 5K help support the efforts of Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association’s mission to protect and restore clean water and a healthy environment in central New Jersey. 1 p.m., Watershed Reserve, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington. More information

Herb and Gardening Class at Terhune Orchards – Pam Mount has been growing and using herbs at Terhune Orchards for more than 35 years. The class will be held in Pam’s perennial herb garden. She will discuss herb garden planning, care and maintenance. 1 p.m. Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton. Free. More information

McCarter In Conversation: Advocating for the Female American Playwright – McCarter In Conversation events feature a discussion among artists, scholars and other public figures that foster the exploration of big questions and concepts in the plays resented on the McCarter stage. 3:30 p.m., McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton. More information

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