Our Weekend Picks: Owl Banding, Craft Show, Military Heroes Day at Princeton Football


Friday November 4
It’s ‘Fela!’ The musical tells its stories through the music and lyrics of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, and is brought to live on the stage at McCarter Theater with help from a Tony Award-winning Broadway cast. Tickets available. 8pm. www.mccarter.org

The Hopewell Train Station hosts ‘Transformations,’ an annual art & craft show featuring a group of local artists. Visit on Friday night for the opening reception, and start your holiday shopping with one of a kind pieces of jewelry, ceramics, wood, origami, weaving, stained glass and more. The show runs all weekend. FREE, 6pm.

Saturday November 5
Have a kiddo that’s headed to preschool? Get a look at some of the local offerings with the Preschool Fair at Princeton Public Library. Representatives from area schools will be on hand to discuss curriculums, philosophy, admissions and more. FREE, 11am. www.princetonlibrary.org

Afterwards, take your little one for a musical afternoon at ‘Baby Got Bach: Wonderful Winds.’ The Princeton University Concerts series is held in the Richardson Auditorium on the Princeton University campus, and features Pianist Orli Shaham. FREE, 1pm. www.princetonuniversityconcerts.org

It’s a party at Cherry Grove Farm, as the farmers present their Second Annual Cow Parade. Yep, that’s right – it’s a parade of cows along the farm, plus local eats and brews, live music, hayrides, face painting, a bonfire with s’mores, and more! $10 per carload, 1-8pm. www.cherrygrovefarm.com

The Arts Council of Princeton presents its annual Day of the Dead Celebration at the Princeton Shopping Center. Learn about and celebrate the Mexican holiday with mariachis, sugar skull decorating, face painting, dance performances, and refreshments. FREE, 3pm. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Wanna give up your glasses or contacts? The name you need to know is Princeton area LASIK doc, Dr. Barry Wasserman. Visit for a Free consultation to learn all about the simple, pain-free, office procedure. Click here to meet Barry, as his patients call him, and find out more about LASIK.

Sunday November 6
Heads up: Sunday is the Princeton Half Marathon! If you’re running, GO YOU! Wishing you a great race on Sunday. If you’re simply heading into town, prepare for road closures; the race hours are 7-11am.

Who-who wants to do something fun on Sunday? Join the Mercer County naturalists for a session on Owl Ecology at the Hunt House in Mercer Meadows. Learn about the nocturnal birds, the research being conducted, and see saw-whet owls up close as they are banded, measured and set free. You’ll even get to help check the net lanes in the woods! $10, 7:30-9:30pm. 609-888-3218


Friday, November 4th
Women’s Ice Hockey vs. St Lawrence @ 6:00pm / Hobey Baker Rink

Saturday, November 5th
Football vs. UPenn (COMMUNITY & MILITARY HEROES DAY) @ 12:00pm / Powers Field at Princeton Stadium

Field Hockey vs. UPenn @ 12:00pm / Bedford Field

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Clarkson @ 3:00pm / Hobey Baker Rink

Men’s Soccer vs. UPenn @ 4:00pm / Myslik Field at Roberts Stadium

Women’s Soccer vs. UPenn @ 7:00pm / Myslik Field at Roberts Stadium

For tickets or more information, visit goprincetontigers.com

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