Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, Jan. 20-22

Folk singers Christine Lavin and Don White will perform at the Princeton Folk Music Society Friday night.

Friday, January 20

Inaugurating Love – During the inauguration, all are invited to gather in loving community to feed the flame of love and affirm a commitment to just and loving action. The session will include a meditation on love followed by an opportunity, for those who choose, to share briefly one way they will engage in just and loving action. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton (Founders room), 50 Cherry Hill Road Princeton. More information

Watch the Presidential Inauguration – Watch the presidential inauguration on the big screen in the community room at the Princeton Public Library. 11 a.m. Free.

Open House at Twine – If you’re feeling the need for community and friendship this inauguration day, stop by Twine from 11-4. They will have some sweets and savories, cocoa, wine, and open studio,if you feeling like being creative. They will also throw some logs on the fire pit. Twine is located at 8 Somerset Street in Hopewell Boro.

Tiger Tales Story Time – Interactive story time. Group will enjoy a picture book and end with a creative hands-on project to take home. For ages 3-5. Costen Children’s Library, Princeton University Library, 1 Washington Road, Princeton.

Magical Hours: From Dusk to Dawn – Imma Barrera will be showcasing photographs taken from remote dark areas to vibrant cosmopolitan spaces, from local to exotic locations, closed-up images to wide-angle views, nature and man-made, all taken from the moment the sun starts to set until is rises again.. 6:00 p.m. – midnight. Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yards Road, Pennington. More information

Present Day Club Art Exhibition Opening Reception -“Images, Deconstructed and Discovered” exhibit featuring art by Trudy Glucksberg and Nancy Shill. On view through the end of February. Opening Reception 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Present Day Club, 72 Stockton Street, Princeton.

La Traviata – A semi-staged production of Verdi’s opera masterpiece accompanied by piano. Westminster CoOPERAtive Program. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Westminster Choir College, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton. Admission $25.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Winter Festival Performance – Music by Barber, Beethoven, and Sain-Saens. 8 p.m., Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University. Tickets $20 and up.

The Princeton Folk Music Society presents Christine Lavin and Don White – The fun and quirky musical duo delights audiences by combining comedy with original songs. Christ Congregation, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton. Admission $20 ($15 formembers, $10 for students, $5 for children). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8:15 p.m. Ample free parking.

Saturday, January 21

Women’s March on New Jersey – Thousands of women, men and children will gather in Trenton from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to march for women’s rights. Gather at the War Memorial and march to the State House. Read our previous story on the march here.

Science On Saturday at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory –  When Plasmas Meet Surfaces: An Exploration of Physics and Technology at the Plasma-Materials Interface, presented by College of New Jersey professor Angie Capece. 9:30 a.m., 100 Stellarator Road, Plainsboro. Free.

Read and Explore at Terhune Orchards – Children read “The Gingerbread Man,” talk about how he grows on a farm, and decorate a gingerbread man cookie to take home. 10 a.m., Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Lawrence. $7 per child.

Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival Historic Pub Crawl – Pub crawls through New Hope and Lambertville featuring a historic reenactment at each stop. Pub crawls begin at noon ant 1 p.m. at the  Inn Of The Hawke, 74 South Union Street, Lambertville.

Fire and Ice Ball – a Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival favorite tradition. This year’s ball will feature a fashion show by local designer Morgan Grabarz. 7 p.m., Eagle Firehouse, 46 North Sugan Road, New Hope, Pa. Admission $30.

Sunday, January 22

Princeton Skating Club Open House – Skate, get information about membership and group lessons. Skate rentals will be available for a small fee. The Princeton Skating Club is a private club for all ages and stages. 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., Lisa McGraw Rink at Princeton Day School, , 650 Great Road, Princeton.

Family Barn Dance for All Ages – The Princeton Country Dancers present a family dance with square dances, contra dances, play party games and other traditional American dances; it’s great fun for the whole family, from children to parents and grandparents. Dances will be led by nationally-known caller John Krumm. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive Princeton. $5 – $15 More information

Beethoven, Brahms, and Beyond Benefit Concert – Support the scholarship fund for students of the Westminster Conservatory and enjoy an afternoon of music by Beethoven, Mozart, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff. Donations accepted to benefit the Dr. H Korkina Scholarship Fund for students of the Westminster Conservatory. 3 p.m., Westminster Choir College, Bristol Chapel, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton.

Winter Campfire for Grown-ups – Gather around the campfire projected on the large screen and enjoy cookies, s’mores, cocoa and storytelling by the Garden State Storytellers. 4 p.m., Princeton Public Library. Free.

Princeton Girlchoir Winter Concert – United in Song concert by the Princeton Girlchoir features all six of the group’s choirs. The program presents selections by each choir separately and culminates in a joint performance of Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” as well as a performance of Benjamin Britten’s “A New Year Carol” by the combined choirs and alumnae. Instruments included in the concert are percussion, violin, and flute. Pieces to be performed range from a baroque “Laudamus Te” to area composer Brian Katona’s “I Hear Music” and “Hallelujah,” perhaps the best-known piece by Canadian Leonard Cohen. 6 p.m., Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. Tickets $15 and up.