Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, July 7-9

Friday, July 7

Howell Living History Farm Barn Dance – Dancers and toe tappers of all ages are invited to join the fun at Howell Living History Farm. The Jugtown Mountain String Band teams up with caller Sue Dupre during the farm’s annual summer barn dance. The event will be held inside the Charles Fish barn, a circa 1850 barn. More information

Shabbat Under the Stars – Join the Jewish Center for a Spirited, Musical, Outdoor Kabbalat Shabbat Celebration July 7. After services shar a friendly potluck dinner. Meet old friends and make new ones. Bring a dairy or vegetarian dish in a disposable container. Dessert and beverages provided by The Jewish Center. 6:30 pm, The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street, Princeton. Free More information


Saturday, July 8

West Windsor Community Farmers Market – Sixteen regional farms, twelve artisan food and natural product vendors, weekly community groups, live music, special events and cooking demonstrations are all part of the West Windsor Community Farmers Market. The market runs weekly, rain or shine from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Find seasonal, locally grown fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, pastured meats and poultry, cheese, and more. West Windsor Community Farmers Market, 2 Vaughn Drive, West Windsor. More information

Free Outdoor Yoga in the Courtyard –  Visit the courtyard at the Princeton Shopping Center and enjoy a soft flow of yoga under the sun on the grass. Noon. Princeton Shopping Center 301 N. Harrison Street, Bldg A.  More information

Renewable Energy 101 at the Energy Parklet – Join Sustainable Princeton each Saturday at 2 p.m. throughout the month of July at the Energy Parklet, located in front of JaZams, to learn more about the renewable energy technologies showcased in this fun and interactive space. 2p.m., Energy Parklet in front of JaZams, Princeton, 25 Palmer Square East, Princeton. Free More information

“His Girl Friday” will be screened at the Princeton Garden Theatre in Princeton Friday at 8:45 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m.

Screening of “His Girl Friday” – Visit the Garden Theatre in downtown Princeton and enjoy the classic 1940 comedy about scrappy news reporters. Stars Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Saturday at 4 p.m. General admission $11.

Evening Hayrides at the Howell Farm – The Mercer County Park Commission will offer Saturday evening hayrides at Howell Farm on July 8, 15 and 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. The horse-drawn rides last 20 minutes, passing through the fields, fords and meadows of the 130-acre historical farm. Visitors also can enjoy self-guided tours, picnicking and a marshmallow roast 5 to 8 p.m., Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, Lambertville. More information

Sunday, July 9



Terhune Orchards Blueberry Bash – Pick your own blueberries and take a wagon ride around the farm. Live music, wine tasting, children’s activities, and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 330 Cold Soil Road, Lawrenceville. Admission $5.

Princeton Summer Theater Presents “Pippin” – The Tony Award-winning musical at the Hamilton Murray Theater at Princeton University. A young prince sets out to discover his purpose in the world in this classic musical. 2 p.m.

Brentano String Quartet – Free concert is part of the Princeton University Summer Chamber Concerts. The concert will be include commentary from Professor Scott Burnham. A reception will follow.  The quartet will play Quartet No. 7, Opus 59, No. 1 by Beethoven; “The Fifth Book” by Stephen Hartke and a Madrigal Set by Carlo Gesualdo. Tickets are free and are available online on a first-come, first-served basis. Remaining tickets will also be available “first come, first served” at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office at 2 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University. Free.