Howdy Princetonians….full weekend ahead. If you aren’t headed to the shore - stay local and celebrate with us. We have Farmer’s markets, parades, festivals and lots of live music around town this weekend. Hope it’s a good one for you.
Friday May 22:
9 am - Noon Retired and Senior Volunteer Program , Contact of Mercer County , Hyatt, Carnegie Center, West Windsor, 609-883-2880 Volunteer recognition event to celebrate the hundreds of senior volunteers who volunteer around Mercer County. Speakers, brunch, recycling ideas, plant care tips, energy saving suggestions, and gifts. Register. Free.
5-8 pm Happier Hours , Hopewell Valley Vineyards , Live music. Food and wine available. Free admission., www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465
6-9 pm Arturo Romay , Sotto 128 Restaurant and Lounge Spanish guitar., www.sotto128.com , 128 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-7555
6-9 pm Dick Gratton , Chambers Walk Cafe , Jazz guitar. 2667 Main Street, Lawrenceville, 609-896-5995
7:30 pm Divorce Recovery Program , Princeton Church of Christ , Support group for men and women. Free., www.princetonchurchofchrist.com 33 River Road, Princeton, 609-581-3889
8 pm The Brothers Size and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet , McCarter Theater at the Berlind Evening II of the Brother/Sister plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney. $36 to $49www.mccarter.org
8 pm Shook Up , Bucks County Playhouse , 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041 Musical with Elvis Presley music based on Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night.' $25., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com
8 pm Wait Until Dark , Off-Broadstreet Theater , $27.50 to $29.50 includes dessert., www.off-broadstreet.com 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766
8-10 pm Charles Laurita , It's A Grind Coffee House , www.itsagrind.com 7 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609-275-2919
8 - 11 pm Dance Party , American Ballroom , 569 Klockner Road, Hamilton, 609-931-0149$15., www.americanballroomco.com
8-11 p.m. Ballroom Dance Social ,G & J Studios,Standard, Latin, smooth, and rhythm. Refreshments. BYOB. $12., www.gandjstudios.com 5 Jill Court, Building 14, Hillsborough, 908-892-0344
9 pm Poor Pluto , Erini Restaurant , www.erinirestaurant.com 1140 River Road, West Trenton, 609-882-0303
9 pm Drop-In , Yardley Singles , The Runway, Mercer Airport, Ewing, 215-736-1288
Dance music, cash bar, no cover., www.yardleysingles.org
9:30 pm Atsion, Lexsis Jumps, Through the Grey, and They Sound Like Robots , Hamilton Lanes , 1200 Kuser Road, Hamilton, 609-585-2600 $7.
9:30 p.m. , The Mixxtape , John & Peter's , 96 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-5981 www.johnandpeters.com
SATURDAY MAY 23
9am - 1pm West Windsor Community Farmers' Market , Produce, bakery items, meat, coffee, tea, sandwiches, ice cream, pickles, sauces, and flowers. Arts, crafts, children's activities, culinary demonstrations, entertainment programs, and wellness information., Vaughn Drive Parking Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, 609-577-5113
9 am - Noon Larry Tritel playing live music @ Thomas Sweet Cafe , 1330 Route 206, Skillman, 609-430-2828 Guitar and vocals., www.larrytritel.com
9:30 am Art Exhibit , Terhune Orchards , Ruthann Perry's sculptures are on exhibit in the little red barn. Made of reclaimed wood and other found objects, many of them reflect her love for horses and birds. On view to May 30., www.terhuneorchards.com 330 Cold Soil Road, 609-924-2310
9:30 - Noon The Majestic Orchid , Duke Farms , 80 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, 908-722-3700 History and care of orchids. For adults. Register. $45., www.dukefarms.org
9:30-330 Princeton Quaker Meeting , 'Awakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream' presented in a multi media presentation bringing together environmental sustainability, social justice, and spiritual fulfillment. Bring lunch. $10. 470 Quaker Road, Princeton, 609-921-9436
10 a.m.: Annual Nassau Street Memorial Day Parade, followed by 11 a.m. Dedication Ceremony at Borough Hall.
10-1130 am Art Classes , Smudges and Strokes , First Presbyterian Church of Dutch Neck,Art class for ages 4 to 6. $20. South Mill Road, West Windsor, 609-273-5475
Noon - 8 pm Rhythm and Brews Festival , Junior League of Greater Princeton , Mercer County Park, Ice Skating Center, West Windsor, Music the Nerds, Voodudes, Selkow, Kim Yarson, SpeakEasy, and Yosi. Donna Winters presents comedy and magic for children. Also, sand art, face painting, and airbrush tattoos. Brews from Triumph Brewery, River Horse Brewery, and Harvest Moon Brewery. Food vendors includes Stewart's Root Beer. $20 for adults and teens; under 12, free., www.jlgp.org 609-771-0525
2 pm Highlights Tour , Princeton University Art Museum , Princeton campus., 609-258-3788 Free., ww.artmuseum.princeton.edu
2 pm Teens Against Cancer , American Cancer Society , Kelsey Theater,7889 Performance of 'The Audition,' a one-act family friendly play; a variety of musical performances, the sale of original artwork by the teens; and a food concession. 'We see this as an opportunity to honor those who have battled cancer,' says Katie Welsh, the founder of the group. 'We also want the event to serve as a beacon of hope that someday all forms of cancer will either be preventable or curable. We believe everyone can play a role in the quest for a cure.' Admission by donation., www.kelseytheatre.net 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor
2 to 11 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers’ 30th anniversary celebration; Lawrence Intermediate School, 66 Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrence.
2-11 pm 30th Anniversary Dance , Princeton Country Dancers , Lawrence Intermediate School, 609-924-6763 Reception followed by English country dancing with music by Hold the Mustard. Contra medleys for experienced dancers from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Pot luck dinner and slide show begin at 6:15 p.m. Contra dancing from 7:45 to 11 p.m. with several callers and a pick-up band. $14; $6 for afternoon only; $10 for evening only., www.princetoncountrydancers.org
3pm, The Brothers Size and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet , McCarter Theater at the Berlind ,3 p.m. , Evening II of the Brother/Sister plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Adult language and mature themes. Evening I and II may be seen in any order. $36 to $49., www.mccarter.org 91 University Place, 609-258-2787
3:30 - 5pm Awesome Insects , Plainsboro Preserve , Discover vast array of insect life., www.njaudubon.org 80 Scotts Corner Road, Plainsboro, 609-897-9400
4-8 pm All Shook Up , Bucks County Playhouse , Musical with Elvis Presley music based on Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night.' $25., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041
5-5:45 pm Kirtan Satsang , Krishna Leela Center, Musical mantra chanting, group satsang, and discussion., www.krishnaleela.org 13 Briardale Court, Plainsboro, 609-716-9262
5-8 pm A Harlem Renaissance Rent Party , HomeFront , Benefit for HomeFront's Family Preservation Center, an emergency housing facility with private family rooms. Optional attire includes hats, gloves, and pearls for women, and zoot suits for men. $20 includes food, music, games, and door prizes. 2400 South Broad Street, Hamilton, 609-888-5800
6-8 pm Live Country and Bluegrass Music Show , WDVR-FM , Lambertville Assembly of God Church
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. , Heartlands Hayride Band. $10. Food available., www.wdvrfm.org , 638 Route 518, Lambertville, 609-397-1620
6-9 pm Live Music w/ Arturo Romay , Sotto 128 Restaurant and Lounge , 128 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-7555 Spanish guitar., www.sotto128.com
6:30 p.m.: Allan Willinger and Cajun Spice band; Halo Pub, 9 Hulfish Street.
6:30 pm The Hub , Princeton United Methodist Church , Nassau at Vandeventer Street, Princeton, 609-924-0781 Social center for men and women who have developmental disabilities. Non-sectarian. Facilitators and volunteers organize meals, music, games, videos, and crafts. Enter from the parking lot in back of the church. Wheelchair accessible. Free., www.princetonumc.org
7 to 10 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s Cafe Improv cabaret; Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center, 102 Witherspoon Street.
7 pm The Mark Wood Experience , Lawrence School District , Lawrence High School, Electric violinist in rock concert with Lawrence musicians from three district schools. $15. 609-671-5510
7 pm Cafe Improv , Arts Council of Princeton , 102 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8777
Music, poetry, and comedy. Register to perform. $2., www.cafeimprov.com
7:30 pm Open Mic Night , Grover's Mill Coffee House , Sign up at 6:50 p.m., www.groversmillcoffee.com 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-716-8771
8 pm In the Red and Brown Water , McCarter Theater at the Berlind , Evening I of the Brother/Sister plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Adult language and mature themes. Evening I and II may be seen in any order. $36 to $49., www.mccarter.org 91 University Place, 609-258-2787
8 pm Wait Until Dark , Off-Broadstreet Theater , Lauren Brader of Hillsborough portrays Susy, a blind woman, in Frederick Knott's thriller. $27.50 to $29.50 includes dessert., www.off-broadstreet.com , 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766
8-11 pm Ballroom Dance Social , G & J Studios , Standard, Latin, smooth, and rhythm. Refreshments. BYOB. $12., www.gandjstudios.com 5 Jill Court, Building 14, Hillsborough, 908-892-0344
8-10 pm Bob Orlowski , It's A Grind Coffee House , www.itsagrind.com 7 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609-275-2919
1-5 pm Chess , Plainsboro Public Library , For advanced adult players., www.lmxac.orgplainsboro 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-275-2897
2 pm Highlights Tour , Princeton University Art Museum , Free., www.artmuseum.princeton.edu Princeton campus., 609-258-3788
2 pm All Shook Up , Bucks County Playhouse , Musical with Elvis Presley music based on Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night.' $25., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041
2 pm In the Red and Brown Water , McCarter Theater at the Berlind , Evening I of the Brother/Sister plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Adult language and mature themes. Evening I and II may be seen in any order. $36 to $49., www.mccarter.org 91 University Place, 609-258-2787
5-630 pm Yoga and Meditation , Let's Do Yoga , Multi-level yoga class with meditation. Beginners are welcome. Bring mat and blanket. Register. $15, letsdoyogagmail.com 15 Jewel Road, West Windsor, 732-887-3561
6-10 pm Oldies Night , Hillbilly Hall Tavern and Restaurant , Dance or sing the night away with DJ Ron., www.hillbillyhall.com 203 Hop-Wertsville Road, Hopewell, 609-466-9856
9:30-11:30 am Power Yoga Workshop , Princeton Center for Yoga & Health ,Denise Bonnaig presents class. Register. $25., www.princetonyoga.com 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294
10a.m. Memorial Day Program , Washington Crossing State Park , Commemorative program at the soldiers' graves., www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing Washington Crossing Historic Park, Route 32, Washington Crossing, PA, 215-493-4076
11a.m. Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony , West Windsor Township Recreation , High School South, The annual parade along Clarksville Road continues to the township building. Participants include dignitaries, elected officials, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other community groups. Memorial service at the All Wars Memorial at the corner of North Post and Clarksville roads. Refreshments. Free., www.westwindsornj.org Clarksville Road, 609-799-6141
11a.m. Guided Tour , Princeton Cemetery , Guided tour of the historic cemetery, established in 1757, and known as the Westminster Abbey of the United States. No reservations needed. Maps are available at the gate. Free. 29 Greenview Avenue, Princeton, 609-924-1369
11 a.m.-12:30pm Grandparents Support Group , Family Support Organization , 3535 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, 609-586-1200 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register.
11:30 AM Memorial Day Service , American Legion Post 401 , 148 Major Road, Monmouth Junction, 732-329-9861
11:30AM Tour of Somerville , The 65th running of America's oldest bicycle race known as the 'Kentucky Derby of Cycling' with a full schedule of activities through the day. The tour's five races attract over 500 participants and a crowd 20,000 to cheer them on. Free., www.tourofsomerville.org High Street, 908-725-7223
6:30pm Hope Harvest Food Bank , Gospel Fellowship Church , Fruits, vegetables, and breads donated by stores and restaurants in Plainsboro and Princeton. Bring a bag. Free., www.gfpchurch.org 626 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, 609-799-5637
9:30PM Tim Nayfield's Open Mic , John & Peter's , www.johnandpeters.com 96 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-5981
Phew...and we think we must have missed a few events...forgive us, our fingers are cramping...