Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, Oct. 6-8

The Festival o the Arts at Princeton University began Thursday and runs through the weekend. Photo: Denise Applewhite for the Princeton University Office of Communications.

The Festival of the Arts to celebrate the opening of the new Lewis Center for the Arts will feature dozens of events over the weekend. For a full schedule, visit the Festival of the Arts website. Many of the events are free. Events are being held at venues across the campus.

Friday, October 6

Of Matter & Mass: A Sound Installation – Concert Of Matter & Mass:  A Sound Installation by Bora Yoon, PhD Candidate, Princeton University Composer/Vocalist/Sound Artist/TED Fellow. 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Princeton University Chapel, , Princeton . Free More information

SLEUTH – The award winning team of MPOnStage brings SLEUTH, the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse as it is played out in a cozy English country house owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke. 8 p.m., Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. $14 More information

Declassified Memory Fragment by Olivier Tarpaga – Baker and Tarpaga Dance Project’s 2015 dance theater work with live music inspired by ideas and themes centered on memory, history and images of political and cultural realities affecting the continent of Africa.. 8:30 p.m., Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton University, Alexander Hall, Princeton University, Princeton. More information

Saturday, October 7

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Day – The Mercer County Improvement Authority will host a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Day for Mercer County residents who would like to recycle common residential chemical wastes or used electronics. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John T. Dempster Fire School, 350 Lawrence Station Road, Lawrence. Free 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, and more. 2 Vaughn Drive, West Windsor. More information

Montgomery Farmers’ Market – The Montgomery’s Farmers’ Market is celebrating its 15th year. Come enjoy produce, meats, and cheeses from your favorite vendors. Buy a croissant at the eat local table and coffee, and stay to hear the band. Village Shopper II, 1340 Route 206, Skillman near Yao’s and La Meche Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.1340 Route 206, Skillman. More information

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. Wagon ride around the farm, corn stalk maze, live music, food tent and more.  Saturday,, Sunday and Columbus Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton. Admission $8. Children under 3 free. More information

Tulpehaking Nature Center presents River Days with Nature-con – D&R Greenway Land Trust and Tulpehaking Nature Center celebrate River Days with Nature-Con, a family friendly event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn superpowers when it comes to defending nature and strengthen those powers to protect Planet Earth. Workshops will demonstrate small but mighty deeds to protect the planet. Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Ave., Hamilton. Free More information

Lights, Camera, Action! – A mini film festival of nine works by recent graduates of the Princeton University Program in Visual Arts made during their junior or senior year, ranging from narrative to documentary, and a few that defy categorization. 2 p.m., James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau St., Princeton. Free More information

Dance of the Diaspora: Community African Dance Class – With traditional West African musicians, participants will experience the relationship between rhythm, shape and motion, and celebrate the possibilities of one of the truest expressive forms of spirit. Led by faculty member Dyane Harvey-Salaam. Open to people of all ages regardless of their background in dance or movement. 4 p.m., Dance Studio 3, Lewis Arts complex, Alexander Road, Princeton. Free More information

Page 607 with Tracy Bersley, Daniel Kublick and Dorothy Abrahams – Inspired by quantum physics, insect mating rituals, texting emoticons, George Eliot’s provincial Victorian novel “Middlemarch,” and a growing sense of disconnect, Page 607 explores the question: what happens when we lose the ability to communicate?. 7 p.m., Dance Studio 3, Lewis Arts complex, Alexander Road, Princeton. Free More information

Princeton Yoga Rhythm, Dance & Drum Circle – Drum, slap, tap, dance, shake it up. Experience the healing vibrations created by group drumming. Drumming as a group can create states of euphoria, promote play, release anger, and promote feelings of community, unity and well-being. 8 p.m., Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman. $5 – $15 More information

TouchTones: A story of sex, death and telephones by Brian Herrera – Staged as a two-part interactive encounter, Princeton University Assistant Professor Brian Herrera’s latest autobiographical project draws upon the several years in the early 1990s that Brian worked as a “moderator” for one of New York’s leading adult party-line services. 9 p.m. Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex, Alexander Road, Princeton. Free (adults only) More information

Sunday, October 8

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 foods from Wild Flour Café Bakery, and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Princeton. More information

Community Gaga/People Dance Class – Princeton University faculty member Omri Drumlevich leads a class that explores the movement language developed by Ohad Nahari.  The class will provide a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere. 1 p.m., Murphy Dance Studio, Lewis Arts complex, Alexander Road, Princeton. Free More information

DC Comics’ Jim Lee: A Lecture/Demonstration – Join DC Entertainment publisher Jim Lee (Batman, Justice League, Suicide Squad, Superman Unchained) as he talks about his 30-plus years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen in this. Watch the creative process first-hand and learn the tricks of the trade that bring DC Comics charactersto life. 3 p.m., James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau St., Princeton. Free More information

The Klez Dispensers in Concert – The eight-piece ensemble founded by Princeton alumni, will perform a short concert of Klezmer-inspired music with a twist at 3:30 p.m. in Taplin Auditorium at Fine Hall on the Princeton University campus. Free.

Folktales—Your Passport to the World – Come to a special story time featuring folktales from around the world with the universal themes of courage, kindness, and cooperation. No matter where you were born or what country you call home, come celebrate what we share in common through stories. Co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and the Princeton Storytelling Circle. 3 p.m., Princeton Public Library, , Princeton. Free More information

Song of Rome, a work-in-progress presentation with Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson – From the same creative team that wrote “An Iliad” comes the beginnings of a new solo piece “Song of Rome.” Beginning with Virgil’s “Aeneid” and continuing to the fall of the Roman Empire, Song of Rome is inspired by Roman theatrical traditions. 4 p.m., Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex, Alexander Road, Princeton. Free More information

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