Our Weekend Picks!



1185922-bigthumbnailThursday, October 23
Let’s do the Time Warp agaaaaaain… it’s just a jump to the left (side of the Delaware River.) The Bucks County Playhouse will put on its annual production of Rocky Horror Picture Show live on stage. Catch the cult classic in all its interactive glory – the ticket price includes a prop bag, and the audience will get the chance to do the Time Warp on stage. $35, 7:30pm. www.bcptheater.org

Pennington Public Library welcomes Director Jared Flesher, who presents his award winning film ‘Field Biologist’. A documentary about a curious but ‘somewhat rudderless’ 22 year old from NJ who heads to the Costa Rican rainforest to study wildlife, “The film presents the major challenges facing biodiversity on Earth… while also raising some fundamental questions: What makes someone a scientist? How important is a formal education?” A Q&A with the director follows the film. FREE, 7pm.

Friday, October 24
The Princeton School Garden Cooperative – a group working to foster garden & food-based education in our schools & community – presents a screening of the documentary ‘Eating Alabama’ at Princeton Public Library. The movie follows a young couple who attempts to find a simpler life in the south, attempting to eat as their ancestors did. As they recognize how the food system has changed, the movie becomes ‘a thoughtful and often funny essay on community, the South and sustainability.’  Mayor Liz Lempert will introduce the film. Samples from Cherry Grove Farm before the film and the bent spoon after the film give the audience a taste of our local flavor & community! FREE, 7-9pm. http://princetonlibrary.org/events/2014/10/peff-special-film-eating-alabama

It’s National Chemistry Week, and the American Chemical Society invites young scientists to explore ‘The Sweet Side of Chemistry’ at Princeton University’s Frick Laboratory. Ages 5 and up (with a parent) can check out and participate in activities and demos by local scientists and students. FREE, 7-9:30pm. For more info, email louise.lawter@gmail.com. www.princeton.edu/~pacs/

pumpkin_patchFree Halloween Fun at Whole Foods Market Princeton
Stop by the Pumpkin Patch at Whole Foods for some FREE Halloween fun! Kids under 12 can paint a pumpkin, get a Halloween manicure, or get their faces painted. Don’t forget to wear a costume and go on the spooky scavenger hunt through the store! 1-3pm. For more fun foodie events, visit the store’s calendar at wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=6672

Saturday, October 25
It’s the last weekend before Halloween, which means it’s also the last weekend to explore the Corn Maze at Howell Living History Farm! Roam the three acre field of hedgerows – that’s over 2.5 miles of pathways – in search of 10 puzzle pieces and the answer to 20 sports questions. $10, 12-8pm. www.cornmazenj.com

What’s out there in the dark on these fall nights? Learn all about the creatures and critters in our midst with the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed’s ‘Nature of the Night’ Halloween Hike – a family-friendly walk for kids ages 5-10. Register. $10, 6-9pm. www.thewatershed.org

Break out the black and orange – – but for a non-Halloween reason. The Princeton Tigers are hosting Harvard this weekend at the stadium! The Tigers are 2-0 in the Ivy League and 2-0 at home, and hope their streak continues. Cheer them on at what promises to be a great Saturday of Football! $10, 1pm http://www.goprincetontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbmlATCLID=3746163&DB_OEM_ID=10600

Sunday, October 26
It’s The Great Pumpkin In The Park! Bring the kids to Titusville’s Washington Crossing Open Air Theater for an afternoon of Halloween fun. It’s a party with arts and crafts, food, games, music and prizes. And wear a costume, because there will be trick-or-treating through the park. $6, 2-5pm.  www.dpacatoat.com

Something spooky is happening in Bordentown… The Bordentown Ghost Walk features true stories from Bordentown City’s ghostly residents. Get your tickets from the Old Book Shop of Bordentown, and prepare for a haunting tour of the town. Tours at 6, 7 & 8pm. http://www.downtownbordentown.com/event-details.php?eid=274

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