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Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, Sept. 29-Oct. 1

Friday, September 29

24 Hour Psycho Art Installation – 24 Hour Psycho, an art installation by Douglas Gordon, consists entirely of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic and disturbingly violent 1960 film slowed down to about two frames per second and exhibited as an object in space. As a result, a full viewing of the film lasts exactly 24 hours. Hurley Gallery, Lewis Center Arts Complex, Princeton. Free More information

D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Friday Fall Native Plant Sales – The D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Friday Fall Native Plant Sales will be held from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the D&R Greenway’s Native Plant Nursery at the Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton. More information

C.K. Williams Reading Series: Vincent Toro – Vincent Toro, recipient of The Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award, and seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University read from their work. The C.K. Williams Reading Series showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests. 6 p.m., Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton. Free More information

“Same Moon: Diverse Voices of Nature” Exhibition Opening Reception – “Same Moon: Diverse Voices of Nature,” shows how artists, whether in China, Africa or the U.S., view nature through divergent lenses. Artists Kenneth Lewis Sr., Nancie Gunkelman, and Chih Yu Fan are unified in their appreciation for nature. Some of the artwork for this exhibition has been shipped from China. R D&R Greenway. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free More information

Saturday, September 30

National Public Lands Day – Join Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands and Kingston Greenways Association for an afternoon of stewardship in the Mapleton Preserve, former home site of Princeton Nurseries. Help remove brush, vines, and invasive saplings and shrubs, or collect litter with the trash crew. Enjoy fresh air, a free workout, and plenty of camaraderie. Mapleton Preserve, 145 Mapleton Road, Kingston. More information

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. 2 Vaughn Drive, West Windsor. More information

Walk of Hope to Benefit Catholic Charities – Join Catholic Charities and walk to reduce poverty, promote recovery and strengthen families. Visit WalkofHopeNJ.org for more information. Mercer County Park, Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. 9 a.m., 5K, 2-mile, and 1-mile walks. Rain or shine. $25. 9 a.m. More information

Howell Living History Farm Wheat Planting Day – Join farmers as they plant, thresh and mill the plants that goes into every loaf of whole wheat bread. Throughout the day, visitors can help farmers plow a field where wheat will soon be planted, and thresh wheat needed for seed and animal feed, as well as winnow and grind wheat used for flour. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, Lambertville. Free More information

Hopewell Tour Des Arts – Self guided tour of local artist studios with more than a dozen stops. Start at the train station and work your way through the borough. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2 Railroad Place, Hopewell. Free www.hopewellarts.com

Apple Days Fall Festival Weekends at Terhune Orchards – Apple Days Fall Festival Weekends celebrate the apple harvest. A full day of fun on the farm awaits the entire family. Food, live music, apple picking, activities for kids and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton. Admission $8. Children under 3 free.  More information

Unionville Vineyards Fall Wine and Food Festival – A day of wine, food, and music at Unionville Vineyards. Wine tastings, live rock bands, food and wine talks and demonstrations, food trucks, winery tours and vineyard walks, hayrides, pumpkin painting, cork crafts, and more, all on Unionville’s 89-acre preserved farm winery estate in Hunterdon County. Noon to 6 p.m., Unionville Vineyards, 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes. More information

Pawpaw Tasting & Farm Tour – Taste and learn how to grow the delicious North American pawpaw, a fruit native to the mid-western and northeastern U.S. that is resistant to pests and diseases and produces delicious sweet fall fruit with Charlie West, PhD, veteran farmer and botanist. 3 p.m., West Farm Nursery, 116 Burnt Mill Rd, Branchburg. $10 – $15 More information

Sunday, October 1

31 & Main Farmers Market at Campus Town – Campus Town, located adjacent to The College of New Jersey in Ewing, is celebrating the second season of the 31 & Main Farmers Market. Stop by for produce, meat, eggs, honey, mushrooms, cheese, homemade pasta, jam, jellies, gluten-free baked goods, and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Princeton. More information

Mercer County Hispanic Festival – Vendors from 21 countries will showcase food, arts, crafts and traditional festivities from each country. Live entertainment, children activities, pony rides and more. Parking charge of $5 per car Mercer County Park Festival Grounds, 1638 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Diwali Fair – Visit the Hyatt Regency just off Route 1 in West Windsor for Diwali shopping, jewelry, Henna, live music, vendors, fashion, and more. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hyatt Regency, Carnegie Center Drive.

Fall Harvest Fest for Melanoma Research – Acacia Restaurant in Lawrenceville will host a Fall Harvest Fest with all proceeds benefiting the White Aisle Foundation and melanoma research. Gather with friends around the tables at Acacia to share Chef Chris Voigtsberger’s delicious and innovative dishes created from the bounty of local farms. Acacia Restaurant, 2637 Main Street, Lawrenceville. $75.00 More information

Howell Living History Farm Corn Maze – Howell Farm’s 21st annual corn maze features wild and wooly challenges for those prepared to navigate its 10-foot tall corn and match wits with the MazeMaster. The maze is a giant, walk-on puzzle. Noon to 4 p.m.  More information

Lawrence Township Community Day – The Lawrence Township Recreation Department will hold the annual Lawrence Community Day from 12 to 4 p.m. at Village Park in Lawrence. Community Day offers residents a great opportunity to see what businesses, organizations and services are available. Free More information

Carillon Concert at Princeton University – Considered the largest musical instrument in the world, a carillon consists of a series of at least 23 tuned bells, played from a keyboard that allows expressiveness through variation in touch, and on which the player, or carillonneur, can play a broad range of music. 1 p.m., Princeton University Graduate College, Grover Cleveland Tower, 88 College Road West, Princeton. Free More information

West Windsor Autumn Arts Afternoon  – It’s an art party for the community. Join in the fun at the annual free family arts festival. Featuring STEAM projects, 3D printing demonstrations, drop and draw with Jerry’s Artarama, DJ dance party, facepainting and more.  1 to 4 p.m., Nassau Park Pavilion, Nassau Park Boulevard off Rt. 1 behind Panera. Free More information

Day of Service, Learning and Unity – Learn how to take action to promote racial justice throughout New Jersey and the nation. Gather in solidarity wit brothers and sisters of color, the Muslim and Jewish communities, the LGBTQ+ community and the immigrant community. 2 p.m., Trinity Cathedral, 801 W. State Street, Trenton. Free More information

Lawrenceville Main Street’s 6th Annual “A Night in the Village” – A night of food tastings from the restaurants in The Village of Lawrenceville. This movable feast allows guests to visit a selection of eateries in the Village and experience the hospitality of the community while providing the opportunity for restaurants to introduce a sampling of fine food. Lawrenceville Main Street, 17 Phillips Ave, Lawrenceville. $65 More information

To have your event considered for our weekend picks, please add it to our community events calendar.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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Ways to Look at the Moon: Screening and Production Launch

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - October 23 @ 9:00 pm
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24 Hour Psycho Art Installation

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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24 Hour Psycho by Douglas Gordon

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Small Scale Berry Production at Pitspone Farm

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hopewell Valley Vineyards Farm to Table Dinner

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jazz Vespers

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Ways to Look at the Moon: Screening and Production Launch

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24 Hour Psycho Art Installation

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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24 Hour Psycho by Douglas Gordon

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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