Our Weekend Picks

Friday July 8
Get out on the water Friday morning and paddle Mercer Lake with a Kayak Tour from in Mercer County Park. Beginners welcome – an intro to kayaking will take place before the tour begins! Registration required: 609-888-3218. $25-30.

Sherlock Holmes comes out of retirement to take the stage at Hopewell’s newly renovated Off-Broadstreet Theater. In ‘Sherlock’s Veiled Secret,’ the detective is inspired back to work to sleuth out a dark and deadly secret. Tickets start at $27.50. 8pm. www.off-broadstreet.com

*Say goodbye to contacts and glasses this summer with $1000 off LASIK. Local LASIK pro, Dr. Barry Wasserman, is offering a huge discount on the quick & painless vision correction procedure, but it ends on 7/31! Click to get the scoop.

Saturday July 9
Got ‘shrooms? Go find ‘em with the New Jersey Mycological Association! Naturalist Jenifer Nina Burghardt leads a walk through the Hunterdon County Sourland Mountain Preserve to look for and discuss local, wild mushrooms. FREE, 10am. Register in advance: www.sourland.org

All aboard the Steamboat SPLASH for a Mark Twain cruise. Leaving from the boat launch in Lambertville, this cruise will transport you to the late 1800s for a look at the Delaware River, the newspaper business and more, with a performance of “Mark Twain” by storyteller Charles Kiernan, and a performance from an old-time string band! $35, 3pm. www.steamboatclassroom.org

Jump in the stream with the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association and get a look at some of the wildlife in and around the Stony Brook. The ‘Great Stream Exploration’ will take place at Kunkel Park, off King George Road in Pennington. Register in advance. FREE, 10:30am-noon. www.thewatershed.org

Sunday July 10
If you’ve never caught a performance from So Percussion, make time to catch their Opening Performance at Matthews Theater at Princeton University. The acclaimed percussion group performs “Music for Wood and Strings” by Bryce Dessner, in a way only they can. (We mean it – check these guys out!) FREE, 7pm.

The Ellarslie Museum honors Paul Robeson, performer and activist with ‘Against All Odds,’ an exhibition that covers the inspired, ground-breaking life of the Princeton native. On Sunday, visit for a talk lead by Denyese Leslie, Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church historian. FREE, 3pm. www.ellarslie.org

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