June 18 – Weekend Events in and Around Princeton

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Howdy folks, Father’s Day weekend and as usual lots to do in and around town. Great green markets, a jam packed arts section, and lots of live music. Be sure to check out activities for the family. Our pick is the opening of the Hopewell Playground Project on Sunday at 6 pm. Whatever you do, be safe and have fun. And to all our Dad readers….thanks for well, being a great Dad.

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Thursday @ Noon – Outdoor Concerts, Carnegie Center Concert Series , Patio at 502 Carnegie Center, 609-452-1444 , Free.

Thursday Noon – Lectures, Meeting , Toastmasters Club , CUH2A, 1000 Lenox Drive, Lawrenceville, 609-844-1212, Bring lunch. Beverages provided., www.tmdistrict38.org.

Thursday 2 & 7:30 pm – Drama, The Full Monty , Paper Mill Playhouse , Brookside Drive, Millburn, 973-376-4343, Elaine Stritch portrays Jeanette Burmeister in the musical bare-it-all story set in Buffalo, New York. For mature audiences. $56 to $84. Conversation about the show in the mezzanine at 6:30 p.m., www.papermill.org

Thursday 5:30 pm – Film, The Urban Revolution , City of Trenton , Destinta Theater, Trenton, 609-532-6552 Screening of the television show about Trenton’s people, businesses, and events. The show will air on WMCN in September on Channel 26., www.vimeo.com/4909194

Thursday 6-8 pm – Outdoor Concerts, Arts Council of Princeton Concert Series , Princeton Shopping Center , North Harrison Street, 609-921-6234 , Great Band: Animus. Free., www.princetonshoppingcenter.com

Thursday 7 pm – Literati, Spanish Author Event , Princeton Public Library , 65 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8822, Manuael Rivas and Rafael Chirbes discuss their work., www.princetonlibrary.org

Thursday 7:30 – Drama, The Brothers Size and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet , McCarter Theater at the Berlind , 91 University Place, 609-258-2787 , 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

Thursday 8 pm – Drama, My Fair Lady , Bucks County Playhouse , 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041 $25., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com

Thursday 8 pm – Dancing, Argentine Tango , Black Cat Tango , Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive, 609-273-1378 $10., www.theblackcattango.com

Friday 9-5 pm – Art, Father’s Day Exhibit , Gold Medal Impressions , 43 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-606-9001 Photographer Richard Druckman features a limited number of collection-quality photographs from Super Bowls, Giants, Jets, Eagles, Yankees, Mets, Nets, Devils, Flyers, Rutgers, Georgetown, and West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North and South images. Through June 20. www.goldmedalimpressions.com

Friday 10-4 pm – Literati, Warehouse Book Sale , Scholar’s Bookshelf , 110 Melrich Road, Cranbury, 609-395-6933 Hard to find titles including scholarly and general interest books. Cash or checks only.

Friday 5:30 . 7:30 pm – Art, Art Exhibit , D&R Greenway , Preservation Place, Rosedale Road, 609-924-4646, Opening reception for ‘Ribbon of Life: The D&R Canal at 175,’ a collection of archival images of the canal and towpath in use. On view to August 14. Register. Free. www.drgreenway.org

Friday 7 pm, Love Hurts: Part Two , New Jersey International Film Festival , Milledoler Hall, College Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-932-8482 $10. Appearance by some filmmakers., www.njfilmfest.com

Friday 8 pm – Drama, The Full Monty , Paper Mill Playhouse , Brookside Drive, Millburn, 973-376-4343 , Elaine Stritch portrays Jeanette Burmeister in the musical bare-it-all story set in Buffalo, New York. For mature audiences. $56 to $84. Through July 12. www.papermill.org

Friday 8 pm – Drama, Soup Du Jour , Off-Broadstreet Theater , 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766 , Musical comedy features an undercover reporter working as a waitress. $27.50 to $29.50 includes dessert. www.off-broadstreet.com

Friday 8 pm – Drama, In the Red and Brown Water , McCarter Theater at the Berlind , 91 University Place, 609-258-2787, 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

Friday 8 pm – Musical, My Fair Lady , Bucks County Playhouse , 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041 $25., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com

Friday 8-11 pm – Dancing, Dance Party , American Ballroom , 569 Klockner Road, Hamilton, 609-931-0149 , $15., www.americanballroomco.com

Saturday 10-4 pm – Art, Summer Workshops , Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions , 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-932-2222 , Silkscreen tee shirts, Kristyna Comer, two days. Register. $275., www.brodskycenter.org

Saturday 10-4 pm – Art, Summer Workshops , Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions , 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-932-2222, Plants into Paper, Lisa Switalski, two days, $225., www.brodskycenter.org

Saturday 10 -4 pm Warehouse Book Sale , Scholar’s Bookshelf , 110 Melrich Road, Cranbury, 609-395-6933 Hard to find titles including scholarly and general interest books. Cash or checks only.

Sunday 1-5 pm Art Exhibit , The Studio of Ben Solowey , 3551 Olde Bedminster Road, Bedminster, PA, 215-795-0228 ‘An Intimate View,’ an exhibit of small paintings and drawings by Ben Solowey., www.solowey.com

Saturday 2 pm Gallery Talk , Grounds For Sculpture , 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616 Steve Madsen discusses his artwork and techniques of creating wood sculpture in conjunction with exhibition., www.groundsforsculpture.org

Saturday 2 pm Highlights Tour , Princeton University Art Museum , Princeton campus., 609-258-3788 Free., www.artmuseum.princeton.edu

Saturday 2 & 8 pm The Full Monty , Paper Mill Playhouse , Brookside Drive, Millburn, 973-376-4343 , Elaine Stritch portrays Jeanette Burmeister in the musical bare-it-all story set in Buffalo, New York. For mature audiences. $56 to $84. Through July 12., www.papermill.org

Saturday 3 pm In the Red and Brown Water , McCarter Theater at the Berlind , 91 University Place, 609-258-2787 , 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

Saturday 4& 8 pm My Fair Lady , Bucks County Playhouse , 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041 , Musical. $25., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com

Saturday 7 pm The Forgotten Ones , New Jersey International Film Festival , Milledoler Hall, College Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-932-8482 , $10. Appearance by some filmmakers., www.njfilmfest.com

Saturday 8 pm Soup Du Jour , Off-Broadstreet Theater , 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766 Musical comedy features an undercover reporter working as a waitress. $27.50 to $29.50 includes dessert., www.off-broadstreet.com

Saturday 8 pm The Brothers Size and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet , McCarter Theater at the Berlind , 91 University Place, 609-258-2787 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

Sunday 2 pm Poet’s Invitational , Grounds For Sculpture , 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616 Poets, writers, and musicians are invited to debut works. Register for a place. Rain or shine, www.groundsforsculpture.org

Sunday 2 pm Highlights Tour , Princeton University Art Museum , Princeton campus., 609-258-3788 Free., www.artmuseum.princeton.edu

Sunday 2 pm The Brothers Size and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet , McCarter Theater at the Berlind , 91 University Place, 609-258-2787 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

Sunday 2 & & 7:30 pm The Full Monty , Paper Mill Playhouse , Brookside Drive, Millburn, 973-376-4343, Elaine Stritch portrays Jeanette Burmeister in the musical bare-it-all story set in Buffalo, New York. For mature audiences. $56 to $84. Cast members also include Wayne Wilcox, Michael Rupert, Joe Coots, Kelly Sullivan, and Milton Craig., www.papermill.org

Sunday 2pm, Soup Du Jour , Off-Broadstreet Theater , 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766 , Musical comedy features an undercover reporter working as a waitress. $27.50 to $29.50 includes dessert., www.off-broadstreet.com

Sunday 2 pm My Fair Lady , Bucks County Playhouse , 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2041, Musical. $25., www.buckscountyplayhouse.com

Sunday 3-5 pm Art Exhibit , Daniel P. Turner Thomas , Plainsboro Library, 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-448-0560, Reception for ‘Shore to Please’ featuring paintings of the New Jersey shore as well as ‘Miracle on the Hudson,’ a watercolor created after the recent crash. The painting, featured in the New York Times and Fox 5 News, is being donated to the crew of Flight 1549 in the fall. On view through June 30., www.danielpturnerthomas.com

Sunday 3 pm Art Exhibit , Plainsboro Public Library , 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-275-2897 Art chat with the artist in conjunction with ‘Familiar Places,’ a solo show featuring watercolors of the area by East Windsor resident Daniel P. Turner Thomas, as well as ‘Miracle on the Hudson,’ a watercolor he created after the recent crash. The painting, which has been featured in the New York Times and Fox 5 News, is being donated to the crew of Flight 1549 in the fall. On view through June 30., www.lmxac.orgplainsboro

Sunday 7 pm Jersey Fresh , New Jersey International Film Festival , Milledoler Hall, College Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-932-8482 $10. Appearance by some filmmakers., www.njfilmfest.com

Sunday 7:30 pm In the Red and Brown Water , McCarter Theater at the Berlind , 91 University Place, 609-258-2787 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

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Thursday 9 pm Singer Songwriter Showcase , Triumph Brewing Company , 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855 , Hosted by Frank Thewes., www.triumphbrew.com

Friday 6-9 pm Dick Gratton , Chambers Walk Cafe , 2667 Main Street, Lawrenceville, 609-896-5995 , Jazz guitar.

Friday 7:30 pm Wisconsin Children’s Choir Youth Chorale , Princeton Presbyterian Church , 545 Meadow Road, West Windsor, 609-987-1166 , Middle and high school singers present challenging and extensive chorale literature., www.princetonpresbyterian.org

Friday 8 pm David Massengill and Jack Hardy and Ember , Folk Project , Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, 973-335-9489
$7., www.folkproject.org

Friday 8-10 pmTommy Byrne , It’s A Grind Coffee House , 7 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609-275-2919 , www.itsagrind.com

Friday 9 pm Jimmy Carroll, Gene Norris, and Adam Smith , Bucks County Comedy Cabaret , 625 North Main Street, Doylestown, 215-345-5653 $17.50., www.comedycabaret.com

Friday 9 pm, Johnny Pompadour & the Fullgrown Men , Sotto 128 Restaurant and Lounge , 128 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-7555, Popular party tunes featuring songs from the 1960s and ’70s., www.sotto128.com

Friday 10 pm Brooke Shive and the 45s , Triumph Brewing Company , 400 Union Square, New Hope, 215-862-8300 , $5 cover. Must be 21., www.triumphbrew.com

Saturday 9 am – Noon Larry Tritel , Thomas Sweet Cafe , 1330 Route 206, Skillman, 609-430-2828 Guitar and vocals., www.larrytritel.com

Saturday 6-8 pm Country and Bluegrass Music Show , WDVR-FM , Lambertville Assembly of God Church, 638 Route 518, Lambertville, 609-397-1620 Heartlands Hayride Band. $10. Food available., www.wdvrfm.org

Saturday 6-9 pm, Arturo Romay , Sotto 128 Restaurant and Lounge , 128 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-7555 Spanish guitar., www.sotto128.com

Saturday 6:30 pm, West African Drumming Workshop , Princeton Center for Yoga & Health , 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294 , Sharon Silverstein presents djembe drumming workshop, $20; community drumming circle at 8 p.m., $15. $30 for both., www.princetonyoga.com

Saturday 7-10 pm The Spring Hill Band @ Thomas Sweets on Nassau. Live music, groovy guys.

Saturday 7 pm, Music in the Park , Blue Curtain , Pettoranello Gardens Amphitheater, Community Park North, junction of Route 206 and Mountain Avenue., 609-924-7500 Lorraine Klaasen and Kaiku. Rain date is Sunday, June 21. Free., www.bluecurtain.org

Saturday 7:30 and 9:30 pm Bonnie McFarland , Catch a Rising Star , Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018 , Reservation. $20., www.catcharisingstar.com

Sunday 3 pm , Concert , Concordia Chamber Players , 215-297-5972 , Performing for Princeton Festival., www.concordiaplayers.org

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Thursday 11:30 am Mercer Chamber , Scottish Rite Hall, Dunns Mill Road, Bordentown, 609-689-9960 , ‘Promoting Your Business through social networking sites,’ $60.

Thursday 5 pm, State Chamber , Chamber Headquarters, Trenton, 609-989-7888
11th Annual Open House and Reception, price TBA.

Thursday 6:45 pm SCORE Princeton , Princeton Library, 609-393-0505
‘Business Planning,’ free., www.scoreprinceton.org

Friday 10 am PC Computer Clinic , South Brunswick Library , 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, 732-329-4000 Chat with computer tech guys to diagnose your computer’s problems and get remedies., www.sbpl.info

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Friday 3-7 pm Farmers Market , Greater Hightstown East Windsor Improvement Project , Memorial Park www.downtownhightstown.org

Saturday 9-1 pm West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market , Vaughn Drive Parking Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, 609-577-5113, 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., www.westwindsorfarmersmarket.org

Saturday 9-1 Pennington Farmers Market at Pennington Quality Market parking lot. Featuring local produce from Gravity Hill Farms and hot breakfast.

Saturday 2-5 pm Wine Tasting , CoolVines , 344 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-0039 , ‘Gulpin n Grillin’ features spicy reds., www.coolvines.com

Sunday 9-1 pm Lawrenceville Farmers Market featuring cooking demos, kids programs and music. 16 Gordon Avenue, Lawrenceville

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Thursday 7-9:30 pm Geology of the Piedmont in New Jersey , Duke Farms , 80 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, 908-722-3700, Walk the grounds and view slide show with Michael Pollock, New Jersey Audubon Society. Register. $15., www.dukefarms.org

Friday @ 7 pm Princeton Fire Deptartment’s Annual Inspection Parade, Nassau St from Chestnut to Boro Hall …bring the family!

Saturday 8:45-10 am Open Bounce , Bounce U , 410 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-443-5867 All ages, $6.95; adults, free., www.bounceu.com

Saturday 10-4 pm Hog Slopping and Weighing , Howell Living History Farm , Valley Road, off Route 29, Titusville, 609-737-3299 Watch the farmers wash, weigh, slop, and call hogs. Help with pig chores including mixing feed, gathering pigweed, and filling wallows. Craft program available., www.howellfarm.org

Saturday 10 . 2 pm Butterfly House Opening , Stony Brook Millstone Watershed , 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, 609-737-7592 Kate Gorrie Memorial Butterfly house opens for tours and questions. Donations invited., www.thewatershed.org

Saturday 11 & 1pm Tots on Tour , Grounds For Sculpture , 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616 For ages 3 to 5. Listen to a story, become park explorers, make original works of art. One adult must accompany each child. Register. Free with park admission. Rain or shine., www.groundsforsculpture.org

Saturday 3:30 . 5 pm Terrific Turtles , Plainsboro Preserve , 80 Scotts Corner Road, Plainsboro, 609-897-9400 , $5., www.njaudubon.org

Sunday All Day: Happy Father.s Day. We hope you liked your socks or tie!

Sunday 10 am @ Rosedale Park: Sunday Stroll: The Basics of Bugs. Lace up yours and your little one.s sneakers. Spend time as a family and grow closer while playing in nature. This month.s relaxed, Sunday-styled program will send your family along the trail in search of arthropods. All ages Registration: Required, call (609) 989-6540 Fee: $4.00 per person

Sunday 11:30 . 4:30 pm Family Picnic , New Jersey Indian Association , West Windsor Community Park, Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-799-9254
Family and cultural gathering with activities for children and Indian food. $10 per family., www.jinausa.org

Sunday Noon- 4 pm Funday: Father.s Day BBQ @ Shady Brook Farm Don.t miss this seasonal family fun festival including a Moonbounce & Giant Slide, Kids Crafts, Informational seminars on seasonal and farm-related topics, a Playground, Hayrides ($3), Inflatables, Tryke Track and food, drinks, and ice cream available (for extra fees). All Ages Free. 931 Stony Hill Rd Yardley, PA

Sunday 1-3 pm Summer Solstice Party , Historical Society of Princeton , Updike Farmstead, 609-921-6748 Family party with stories, music, games, food, and crafts. $6 per child., www.princetonhistory.org

Sunday 2 pm From Revolution to Relativity , Historical Society of Princeton , Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-6748 Classic walking tour of downtown Princeton and Princeton University includes stops at Nassau Hall, University Chapel, Woodrow Wilson’s homes, and Einstein’s residence. Register by phone or E-mail jeanette@ princeton history.org. $7., www.princetonhistory.org

Sunday 6 pm The Hopewell Playground Project Grand Opening and Celebration @ Hopewell Gazebo Park. Come see what all the buzz has been about . this community sponsored and built playground should be amazing

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Thursday 7:05 pm Trenton Thunder Baseball , Waterfront Park , Route 29, Trenton, 609-394-8326 vs. Connecticut. $5 to $10, www.trentonthunder.com

Friday 11 am Just for Joey Golf Outing , Eden Institute Foundation , Heron Glen Golf Course, Ringoes, 609-987-0099 Annual event benefits children and adults with autism. Register. $155., www.edenservices.org

Friday 6 pm Parents Night Out , CanDo Fitness Club , Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-514-0500 Register., www.candofitness.com

Saturday 7-8:30 am Yoga and Meditation , Let’s Do Yoga , The Estates, West Windsor, 732-887-3561 Multi-level yoga class with meditation. Beginners are welcome. Bring mat and blanket. Call for location. $15., letsdoyogagmail.com

Saturday 9:30-12:30 pm Raja Yoga , Integral Yoga Institute Princeton , 122 Carter Road, Princeton, 732-274-2410 Reverend Jaganath Carrera, author of ‘Inside the Yoga Sutras’ and founder of Yoga Life Society, presents a talk about ethical principles, physical practices, and meditation. Register. $30., www.iyiprinceton.com

Saturday 1:30 . 3:30 pm Insight Meditation Open House , Princeton Center for Yoga & Health , 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294 , Presented by Beth Evard. Register. Free., www.princetonyoga.com

Saturday 7:30 pm Evening of Kirtan , Center for Relaxation and Healing , 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 635, Plainsboro, 609-750-7432 Indian devotional chants and original songs by Mecquel. $15., www.relaxationandhealing.com

Sunday 5 pm Yoga and Meditation , Let’s Do Yoga , 15 Jewel Road, West Windsor, 732-887-3561 Multi-level yoga class with meditation. Beginners are welcome. Bring mat and blanket. Register. $15.,

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