Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, May 12-14

Friday, May 12

Beer and Ballet – Come get a taste of the local art while sampling some local craft beer at Roxey Ballet’s Open Barre. Enjoy beer, wine, water, and snacks on select Friday nights throughout the season At this event, Roxey Ballet’s dancers will welcome you into their rehearsal home and share a relaxing evening of dance experimentation and discussion. 7 p.m., Roxey Ballet, 243 N Union St, Lambertville. More information

Americana: The Rhythm of Life – The Hopewell Valley Chorus presents Americana: The Rhythm of Life, a spring blend of jazz, swing, contemporary, and songs from the nation’s folk and gospel traditions. The 2017 scholarship winner will perform during a special award ceremony during the concert. 7:30 pm, St. James Church, 115 E. Delaware Avenue, Pennington. $15 More information

The Boy From Oz – Growing up in the Australian Outback, Peter dreams of seeing his name in lights on Broadway. “The Boy from Oz” is the story of his rise to the top and the trials that come with fame.  Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theater, Mercer Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. A reception follows the opening night performance on Friday.

Saturday, May 13

Community Yoga Day – Free yoga classes all day. Princeton IYCC, Princeton Shopping Center 301 North Harrison Street, Princeton. More information

West Windsor Community Farmers Market – Canceled due to storm forecast.

Dress for Success Spring Clothing Drive at the Quaker Bridge Mall – Clean out your closest and make a difference at Quaker Bridge Mall’s “Spring Cleaning for a Cause” clothing drive benefiting Dress for Success Mercer County. On Saturday, May 13, drop off your gently used professional attire from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. in the Macy’s Court. Quaker Bridge Mall, 150 Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrencevillle. More information

Plant Sale and Family Fun Gardening Day – The Hopewell United Methodist Church will host a fundraising Plant Sale and Family Fun Gardening Day on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. The plant sale will include many types of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetable plants in flats. Hopewell United Methodist Church, 20 Blackwell Avenue, Hopewell. More information

Family Day at the Princeton University Art Museum – Join the Princeton University Art Museum for a fun-filled day of exploration and creativity for children of all ages, with art projects, games, scavenger hunts, and a special performance by the Princeton Girlchoir Ensemble.. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More information

Shabbat Katan at the Jewish Center of Princeton – Shabbat Katan is a monthly service designed for preschool and kindergarten-aged children and their families. Warm and spirited, this interactive shabbat experience is led by parents and will include stories, prayers, songs, and a brief Torah reading. Stay for Shabbat Katan lunch and get to meet other families with little ones. 11 a.m., Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street, Princeton. Free More information

Living History Program: Meet Beethoven – Actor and musician Dennis Kobray of Meet the Musicians presents a one-man living history program on the life, times and music of Ludwig van Beethoven. For fourth-graders through adults. The program is presented by The Princeton Festival Guild in partnership with the Princeton Public Library, in advance of the Princeton Festival’s production of Beethoven’s only opera. 1 p.m., Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St, Princeton. Free More information

Historic Stony Brook: Gateway to Princeton History – Before there was a “Princeton,” six Quaker families established a community on the fertile ground along Stony Brook. This two-hour hike explores the lives of the early settlers and the community they established, while following a portion of the trail George Washington took from Trenton to the Princeton Battlefield. 1 p.m., Historical Society of Princeton, 354 Quaker Road, Princeton. $5 More information

Exploring Birds and Nature with Author Kim Kurki – The D&R Greenway Land Trust invites children and families to a special program, Exploring Birds and Nature with Author Kim Kurki, Saturday, May 13, from 1 to 3 p.m at the barn at St. Michaels Farm Preserve in Hopewell.  St. Michael’s Farm Preserve, Aunt Molly Road, Hopewell. Free More information

Patrick McDonnell

A Celebration of Companion Animals Featuring Patrick McDonnell, Creator of the Mutts – A celebration of companion animals featuring Patrick McDonnell, creator of the Mutts comic strip and member of the board of trustees of the Humane Society of the United States, will take place at Princeton Public Library on Saturday, May 13, at 3 p.m. in the community room. Free More information

Jazz at Princeton University with Billy Childs – Princeton University’s creative large ensemble will perform with special guest pianist and composer Billy Childs, one of the foremost American composers of his era working in jazz, classical, and rock.  The group will be premiering a new work of Mr. Childs commissioned by Jazz at Princeton University as well as performing his previous work. 8 p.m., Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton University, Alexander Hall, Princeton University, Princeton. More information

Sunday, May 14

Spring Music Series at Terhune Orchards – Come enjoy live music and wine tasting at the farm’s new wine barn and courtyard.  Enjoy local musicians from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. No cover charge. Wine tasting is $5 per person. Wine by the glass and light fare is available. Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton. More information

Vinyl: A Magical History Tour – From Sousa through Springsteen, take a visual tour of notable vinyl records and their accompanying album covers through the decades. “Vinyl, A Magical History Tour” is the latest exhibit at the Cranbury Museum. On display are over 200 records from the collection of Mr. George Wright, an avid record collector for over 25 years. 1 p.m., Cranbury Museum, 4 Park Place East, Cranbury. More information

Free Concert on Mother’s Day – Award-winning twin brothers Joseph and John DeMasi are contemporary folk singer/songwriters, humorists and recording artists whose songs are imbued with their Unitarian Universalist beliefs of love, inclusion, tolerance, understanding, and worth and dignity for all. 1 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton. Free More information


Princeton Bluegrass Jam at Small World Coffee – Traditional acoustic bluegrass jam.  All welcome.  7 p.m., Small World Coffee, 11 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Free More information

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  1. The art museum is not a place for toddlers. If you insist on bringing them anyway, please be considerate and do not let them ruin the experience for others.

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