Our Weekend Picks: The Holidays Are Coming!

pumpkinUpcoming Events & Two Special Scoop Giveaways!
We’re thrilled to be sharing the Scoop about two upcoming book lectures brought to you by Princeton University Press. Check these out, and find out how to win a copy of the book!

December 1 – Dance & theater lovers, take note! Dancer & choreographer Bill T. Jones, author of ‘Story/Time: The Life of an Idea’ will present his book, which came out of the Toni Morrison Lectures several years ago, in partnership with Princeton Public Library, Labyrinth Books, Center for African American Studies and the Lewis Center for the Arts.
TO WIN This Book: Tweet at us @PrincetonScoop and use the hashtag #ScoopStoryTime

December 4 – Have you heard of ‘The Imitation Game?’ Starring Kiera Knightley & Benedict Cumberbatch, it’s an upcoming film about the life of Alan Turning, based on mathematician Andrew Hodges’ book ‘Alan Turning: The Enigma.’ Learn even more about Turning’s life and work.
TO WIN This Book: Tweet at us @PrincetonScoop and use the hashtag #ScoopEnigma

We’ll pick one random winner per book title by Monday 11/24/14. Good luck!

Thursday, November 20
It’s the end… the end of the outdoor season for Princeton Farmer’s Market! Visit Hinds Plaza to stock up on all the local flavors you need for your Thanksgiving table. Fresh produce for your dinner, local apples for pies, plus jams, honey, chocolates, eggs (and fresh juices to help you power through this next week!) FREE, 11-4pm. www.princetonfarmersmarket.com

Friday, November 21
M&M Stage Productions brings a Christmas classic to the stage at Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theater – it’s a Miracle on 34th Street! Get in the Christmas spirit and catch the family play on weekends through 11/30. $18, 8pm. www.kelseytheatre.net

Here’s a fun and crafty way to spend a morning during the holidays – visit Morven Museum for a Holiday Wreath Making workshop! Register in advance, and meet in the Carriage House to design and make a festive wreath. FREE, 10am-1pm. www.morven.org

thanksgving_mealGet Ready for the Holidays with Whole Foods Market Princeton!
You can do it all, but you don’t have to…. Thanksgiving is just around the corner – are you ready? Count on Whole Foods Market Princeton for everything holiday – from the best quality ingredients and recipes to make & serve, or oven-ready meals to make your holiday a breeze! Visit the Holiday Table near the Bulk Department to discuss Holiday Meal Catering, or place your order online for in-store pickup: www.shop.wfm.com

Saturday, November 22
What would your feast be like if you had to prepare it over a hearth? Susan McLellan Plaisted will demonstrate, preparing an 18th century meal over a hearth at Washington Crossing State Park’s Johnson Ferry House for Colonial Harvest Day. Learn how the colonists cooked their meals, and enjoy cider and donuts. $5 donation suggested, 12pm.

The story of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March will be told in musical at Hopewell’s Off-Broadstreet Theater this weekend. The musical production of Louisa May Alcott’s ‘Little Women’ ‘guarantees a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit,’ according to the theater. (And it comes with dessert, so there’s really a lot to love about this event, if you ask us!) $29.50+, 7pm. www.off-broadstreet.com

Sunday, November 23
On the hunt for one of a kind holiday gifts? Don’t miss the Crafters’ Marketplace at Princeton YWCA this weekend! It’s an annual juried craft show with more than 140 professional artisans from all over the Northeast. Think jewelry, pottery, clothing and more – all one handmade. Take a lunch break at the cafe, or pick up baked goods, with the proceeds benefitting the Pearl Bates Scholarship fund. $8, 10am-5pm. www.ywcaprinceton.org

The works of Mozart, Poulenc and more will fill the air at Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium as the Richardson Chamber Players present ‘Divine Winds.’ The ensemble is made of “musicians who teach instrumental music and voice at Princeton University, distinguished guest artists, and supremely talented students.  The repertoire largely consists of works for singular combinations of instruments and voices, which would otherwise remain unheard.” Now’s your chance to hear some of them! $15, 3pm. princetonuniversityconcerts.org

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