What’s Happening in Central Jersey This Weekend and Beyond (February 11-17)

WHAT’S WRONG? Here’s a small selection of events in the region that you might want to check out over the coming days. Check ahead as some events are being postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Please also visit the venues’ websites for information on COVID-19 safety precautions in place.

Wendi Smith stars at the premiere of The OK Trenton Project at the Passage Theatre.Passagetheater.org

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CLINTON “Always and never again” Ceramics and drawings by Malcolm Mobutu Smith, until April 17th. “Execute/Undo”, Works by Thea Clark on climate change through March 6th. “Form Follows Function – The Art of Nanette Carter” abstract works, until April 17th. Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center St. hunterdonartmuseum.org, 908-735-8415.

FLEMINGTON “Unofficial – celebrate music” Art Venture Member Show, until March 4th. Factory Fuel Co. Coffee House, 2 Stangl Road. artventurenj.com, 908-824-7824.

HAMILTON “Night Forms – Dream Bow by Klip Collective” more than a dozen site-specific combinations of video projection, light and sound, 5-10 p.m., through April 3. Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way. $14-$28. groundforsculpture.org, 609-586-0616.

Hopefully “Not just in my backyard” Photos by Charles Miller, through February 27. “Best of the Best,” Members Exhibition, until February 27th. Gallery 14, 14 Mercer St. photogallery14.com, 609-333-8511.

NEW BRUNSWICK “Painting in excess – Kiev’s Art Revival, 1985-1993”, until March 30th. “Angela Davis – Seize the Time” more than 250 objects dealing with the life and image of the activist until June 15. “Microcosm Mexico” 100 woodcuts by Jose Guadalupe Posada, until March 31st. Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Rutgers University, College Avenue Campus, 71 Hamilton St. zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu, 848-932-7237.

PRINCETON “Photography is also an act of love” Exhibition featuring artworks by Naima Green, Allen Frame and Zachary Lucero, through April 8th. Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery, Princeton Day School, 650 Great Road. pds.org/the-arts/anne-reid-gallery, [email protected]

“Overcoming – Reflections on Struggle, Resilience and Triumph”, Exhibition of mixed media paintings by Rhinold Ponder inspired by Martin Luther King until March 5th. Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St. artscouncilofprinceton.org, 609-924-8777.

9 decades and counting

‘Water by Day and Night’ by Jane Adriance is one of the works in ‘9 Decades and Counting’ which opens at the Arts Council of Princeton on Saturday February 12th.artscouncilofprinceton.org

“Between the Heartlands” Princeton University Art Museum’s in-person and online exhibition of multimedia works by Kelly Wang, through February 27. Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau St. artmuseum.princeton.edu, 609-258-3788.

TRETON “Towers: Hold”, Edwin J. Torres Family Documentary Photographs, through February 26. Artworks, 19 Everett Alley. artworkstrenton.org, 609-394-9436.

“Posing Beauty in African American Culture”, Exploring the ways African and Afro-American beauty has been portrayed in historical and contemporary contexts through May 22nd. New Jersey State Museum, 205 W. State St. statemuseum.nj.gov, 609-292-6464.

“Painting the Moon and Beyond” Night Sky Painting by Lois Dodd and her former students Jeff Epstein, Dan Finaldi and Elizabeth O’Reilly, through April 29. Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park. ellarslie.org, 609-989-3632.

“poetry show”, Poetry by local and international writers alongside the installation of over 400 paper airplane sculptures through March 1st. Trenton Social, 449 S. Broad St. trentonsocial.com, 609-989-7777.

WEST WINDSOR “Manifested Beloved Community”, juried exhibition in association with Art Against Racism, through February 26th. West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction. westwindsorarts.org, 609-716-1931; Whole World Arts, MarketFair, 3535 Route 1. westwindsorarts.org, 609-716-1931.

FEB. 12

PRINCETON “9 Decades and Counting”, Exhibition by local nonagenarians Jane Adriance and Bob Jenkins, through March 12th. Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St. Opening Reception, 3-5pm February 12. Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St. artscouncilofprinceton.org, 609-924-8777.


FEB. 11

NEW BRUNSWICK craig robinson, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.; February 12, 7 and 9 p.m. Stress Factory Comedy Club, 90 Church St. $30 and at least two items. stressfactory.com, 732-545-4242.

FEB. 12

WEST WINDSOR Tommy Gooch, Isabel Hagen and Riley Lassin, 7:30 p.m., Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center Drive. $23.69. catchingstar.com, 781-568-1471.

Swan Lake

The Russian Ballet Theater is scheduled to present “Swan Lake” at the War Memorial’s Patriot Theater in Trenton on Tuesday, February 15.Russianballettheatre.com

To dance

FEB. fifteen

TRETON russian ballet theatre, “Swan Lake,” 7:30 p.m., War Memorial, Patriots Theater, Memorial Drive. $35-$90. nj.gov/state/memorial/index.html, 609-984-8400.

FEB. 17

NEW BRUNSWICK Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, 8 p.m., State Theater New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave. $15-$55. stnj.org, 732-246-7469.


FEB. 11

PRINCETON “Open Secrets: ‘Ulysses’ at 100” free online Fund for Irish Studies Lecture after lecture by Visiting Professor Fintan O’Toole, 4:30 p.m., Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts, Alexander Street and University Place. Registration required. www.princeton.edu, 609-258-5262.

FEB. 14

PRINCETON Therese Marie Mailhot, Readings by Writers, Journalists and Memoirists and Seven Seniors in the Creative Writing Program, 5:00 p.m., Princeton University, Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts Complex, 122 Alexander St. Free but advance tickets required. arts.princeton.edu, tickets.princeton.edu. Registration required.

9 decades and counting

“This sculpture by Bob Jenkins is one of the works in 9 Decades and Counting which opens at the Arts Council of Princeton on Saturday February 12th.artscouncilofprinceton.org


FEB. 12

CAMDEN ghost & volbeat, Twin Temple, 7 p.m., BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbor Blvd. $31-$91. livenation.com/venues/14115/bb-t-pavilion, 856-365-1300.

Hopefully james maddock, 8 p.m., Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave. $33-$38. hopewelltheater.com, 609-466-1964.

PRINCETON Anaïs Mitchell, Bonny Light Horseman, 8 p.m., McCarter Theater Center, Matthews Theater, 91 University Place. $35-$55. Mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

jazz singing collective, “All or Nothing” with singer Trniece Robinson, saxophonist Don Braden, pianist Cyrus Chestnut, bassist Mimi Jones and drummer Vince Ector, 8 p.m., Princeton University, Richardson Auditorium, Nassau Street. $5-$15. princeton.edu/richaud, 609-258-9220.

FEB. 13

Laurence Jerry Steele, Sunday Music Series, 1-4pm, Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. terhuneorchards.com, 609-924-2310.

NEW BRUNSWICK “Casablanca in concert”, Screening with live orchestral accompaniment by the New Jersey Symphony, 3:00 p.m., New Jersey State Theater, 15 Livingston Ave. $39-$89. www.njsymphony.org, 800-255-3476.

PRINCETON St. John Chamber Player, French Benefit Concert featuring works by Debussy, Ravel and Milhaud, 3pm, Princeton United Methodist Church, Nassau Street and Vandeventer Avenue. $20. princetonumc.org, 609-924-2613.

FEB. 14

PRINCETON organist Charles Sunquist, Free Concert, 12:30 p.m., Princeton University, Chapel, Washington Road. [email protected], 609-258-3016.

FEB. 17

PRINCETON Takac’s string quartet and bandoneon player Julien Labro, 7:30 p.m., Princeton University, Richardson Auditorium, Nassau Street. $10-$50. princeton.edu/richaud, 609-258-5000.


FEB. 11

LAMBERTVILLE “noise off”, Backstage comedy, 8 p.m. and 12.2., 8 p.m.; February 13, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theater, 1483 Route 179. $23-$25. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

PRINCETON “Dreaming Zenzile”, World premiere of the musical about the life of the South African singer Miriam Makeba, 8 p.m., also February 12, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; February 13, 2 p.m. McCarter Theater Center, Berlind Theater, 91 University Place. $60-$80. Mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

TRETON “The OK Trenton Project”, Drama based on the true story controversy about a sculpture installed by students in a park in Trenton, 7:30 p.m., also 12 & 17 February, 7:30 p.m.; February 13, 3:00 p.m. Passage Theater, Mill Hill Playhouse, 205 E. Front St. 13-38$. Passagetheatre.org, 609-392-0318.

WEST WINDSOR “Landscape,” Maurer Productions OnStage production of a comedy in a theater cloakroom, 8 p.m. and February 12, 8 p.m.; February 13, 2 p.m. Mercer County Community College, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road. $18-$20. kelseytheatre.org, 609-570-3333.


FEB. 12

HOPE TWP. New Jersey Pinback Button Show, Opportunity to sell, trade and display memorabilia from political campaigns through the ages, 9am-3pm, Union Fire Company of Titusville, 1396 River Road in Titusville. $3, kids free. [email protected], 609-310-0817.

FEB. 14

PRINCETON Valentine’s Day vigil to end Afghan famine, conducted by Coalition for Peace Action, 5-6 p.m., Palmer Square Green, Palmer Square at Nassau Street. peacecoalition.org, 609-924-5022.

FEB. fifteen

ETERNAL Big opening, Tours of a 26,000 square foot facility with nine courts and membership information, Lunchtime, Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club, 370 Sullivan Way. playmbpc.com, 609-883-6272.

NEW BRUNSWICK “Scooby Doo! And the Lost City of Gold”, Family Stage Show, 7:30 p.m., State Theater New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave. $22-$180. stnj.org, 732-246-7469.

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