Roses are red, violets are blue
We’ve got the weekend scoop just for you
A market with treats, crafts and some teas
Make a documentary film, if you please
There’s ballet to put you up on your toes
Or walk for chocolate and forget all your woes
Take a trip to Africa for stories and more
View art that’ll have you seeing red for sure
See photographs that you’ll want to own
Or take yoga for two, then just say ‘om’
You can celebrate St. Valentine’s Day
With a plethora of choices to pave your way…
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10th
To market, to market
As if all the treats, crafts, and artisans at the Winter Market weren’t already enough, thePrinceton Farmers Market is adding two new vendors: Bobolink Dairy, which brings another approach to making cheese, and Taking Tea In Style (www.takingtea-instyle.com), with teas and tea-making hints. The hours are 11 am – 5 pm. But wait… there’s more! An exhibition of photos and pages from old farm ledgers will be on display all day, and at 7:30 pm a panel discusses what was, is, and can be done in support of local farming.
Calling all aspiring filmmakers! Whether your goal is a family archive for future generations or an Oscar for a documentary, The Documentary Project workshop tonight at 6:30 pm at Princeton Community Television is a great op to work as a team to learn about process and production in filmmaking. This introductory class, presented by seasoned professionals, is free to members of Princeton TV, and $20 for non-members.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11th
Celebrate the season of love with Roxey Ballet, and enjoy highlights from the sizzling and sensual repertory. Tonight’s concert at 7:30 pm at the Canal Studio Theater showcases premieres by four choreographers. Guest appearances, talkbacks, and live music… this is definitely not your mother’s ballet recital! Tickets are $25.
Need we say more? The Downtown Bordentown Association is sponsoring a Chocolate Walk from 5 – 8 pm tonight. Stroll through charming shops, galleries, and restaurants, enjoying complimentary cupcakes, candies, confections and chocolate martinis. Better yet? You’ll receive a ‘passport’ and all you have to do is get signatures from six establishments to become eligible for a $50 prize. But we had you at ‘free chocolate,’ right?
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12th
Looking for a unique and delightful way to celebrate Black History Month? Bring the whole family on an authentic African adventure from 2 – 4 pm at the Cotsen Childrens Library in Princeton. No need for passports or suitcases, just come and enjoy the colorful displays and hands-on projects with the Princeton African Students Association and Voices of Africa. Professional storyteller Tahira performs tales with West African stories and instruments. No registration, no fees, and little scoops from age 3 and up are welcome!
Set the mood for a romantic Valentine’s Day with a feast for all the senses. From 4 – 7 pm, the Lawrenceville Artists Network presents ‘Seeing Red,’ an artists’ reception inspired by love and beauty. Gorgeous art, sparkling cider, live music, and chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate!
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13th
Meet the photographers of a group exhibit by four members who recently joined the photographic cooperative between 1 – 3 pm at Gallery 14 in Hopewell. ‘Not Here, Not Now’ features works by Ann Mark; ‘Light Years’ includes photos by Richard Trenner; Valier Chaucer-Levine presents studies of dancers; and, Simon Laufer works are experiments of photographs of the human body. Can’t make it for the reception? No problem. The gallery hours are noon – 5 pm, and the exhibit runs through March 13th.
Om, om good
Maybe you can’t bend like Beckham, but you’ll sure have fun trying at the Couples Valentine’s Yoga Class at One Yoga Center in East Windsor from 5 – 7 pm. Enjoy an evening of intimacy and humor, and find the perfect way to connect with your partner. $50 per couple, and don’t forget to register.
Events Compiled for PrincetonScoop by Cary Sullivan