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Friday, May 13

5:30PM Opening reception for “Wild Designs: Animal Constructions” at D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, Princeton. The exhibit includes artwork by Harry Bower, Linda Gebhard, Susan Hoenig, Gyuri Hollosy, Joy Kreves, Eva Mantell, Donna Payton, Kathleen Preziosi, Libby Ramage, and Richard Sanders (on view through June 17, 2016). www.drgreenway.org

7:30PM 5Rhythms improvised dance and moving meditation at Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, Skillman. www.princetonyoga.com

8PM Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, a Benefit for HiTOPS at McCarter Theatre in Princeton. www.hitops.org
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Black cats and broken mirrors. Friday the 13th asks you to embrace your dark side.

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Board Member photo: From Left to Right: Paula Chow (Gala Co-chair), Cheryl Goldman (co-chair), Emily Mann (Artistic Director), Victoria Hamilton (co-chair), Timothy J. Shields (Manager Director)

Photography by Erica Cardenas

On Saturday, May 7, 2016 McCarter Theatre hosted the Annual Gala Benefit Concert with International Grammy Award-winning pianist Lang Lang performing in Matthews Theatre. All proceeds go towards McCarter’s outstanding arts education and artistic programming. Here is a look at the fabulous guest list! This year’s after-party took place in the tent behind McCarter Theatre. The theme was inspired by Truman Capote’s 1960 “Black and White Ball.” more

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Telephone Wire Plate | Shoptiques

Traditional Zulu work and it is made from coils of telephone wire wrapped around a solid metal core, to define its shape. It has a modern twist to its make with the infusion of bright colour patterns. The intricacy in the design makes this basket so precious due to the long production days involved in its design. No two pieces are the same. Designs may vary, making each individual piece that much more unique.

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Does art imitate fashion or does fashion imitate art? You decide.

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By Taylor Smith

The cherry-blossoms are blooming and the sun is shining – it’s Mother’s Day Weekend in Princeton, NJ! Here are Princeton Magazine’s Top 10 activities for Mother’s Day 2016. more

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It’s not all about the margaritas. 

Get ready for the bright festivities surrounding Cinco de Mayo with these fashion and food accessories.

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By Taylor Smith

Photography by Erica Cardenas

The Arts Council of Princeton’s signature art and wine spring fundraiser Pinot to Picasso was held on Friday, April 29 in the Technology Center of Princeton on Carter Road.

The theme of the evening was electronics and robotics and this was reflected in both the atmosphere and the live art demonstrations. more

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Thank your Mom for all she’s done with one of these thoughtful gifts. 

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Sip Sangria and Margaritas at Mediterra.

The restaurant’s outdoor patio at the base of Palmer Square is the place to relax on balmy summer evenings. As darkness descends, the lights come on around the fountain, a popular and perfect spot for sipping Tony’s refreshing drinks and people-watching.

Watch the P-rade.

Every year Princeton University alumni descend on the town and the University for an extended weekend of orange and black fun. The annual P-rade is a highlight! Watch as the alumni parade through town in their classic orange and black-themed jackets. The oldest living alumni leads the charge as the head of the parade.
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Fashion your garden into a backyard paradise with these Earth Day inspired accessories. 

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By Bill Alden

The northern Jersey town of Springfield has the feel of a typical upscale, leafy, east coast bedroom community with impressive homes, well-manicured lawns, and quiet neighborhoods.

But tucked into 474 acres in the northwestern part of town, off of Shunpike Road, stands one of the iconic sporting venues in the world, the Baltusrol Golf Club. more

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On April 23 & 24, one of Japan’s greatest chefs cooks for Princeton

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Located in the heart of Tokyo, L’Effervescence restaurant is famed for its French-Japanese cuisine created by Chef Shinobu Namae. On Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, you can taste these international flavors without ever stepping onto an airplane. That weekend, the critically acclaimed chef joins Executive Chef Scott Anderson in the elements kitchen to create an innovative menu that combines both locally grown and Japanese spring herbs and spices. more

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Friday, April 8

7 p.m.: Princeton High School Asian Festival. Students will share many facets of Asian culture including Chinese calligraphy, tea making, sushi making, and festival displays. Students will also perform a Chinese Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, Chinese Kung Fu, Japanese song and dance, Indian singing, and a Chinese fashion show. The event will be held in the school’s gymnasium, Walnut Lane.

8 p.m.: Boheme Opera NJ presents Carmen at Kendall Theater at The College of New Jersey, Ewing. more

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CLASSICAL BOOK COLLECTION FROM DOT & BO

Give your bookshelf a face lift with these gorgeous editions of your favorite literary classics.

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Protect your new phone and look stylish with these iPhone cases and accessories. 

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Saturday, March 26th & Sunday, March 27th celebrate elements will be offering a special 3-course menu for $69 and a kids menu for $39. Seatings will be available between 10:30am – 5pm.

Elements’ menu changes to reflect the local fruits and vegetables that are in season, and its Easter Brunch Menu screams spring. Whether your sipping on a “Currant Affair” made of prosecco, currant, and fennel, or indulging in Cod Brandade, complete with baby spinach, endive beets, and charred scallion, you’ll be able to experience the pure, earthy flavors of elements.  more

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The 7th Annual Princeton Dines Out for Parkinson’s Research begins on Friday, April 22 and runs through Thursday, April 28, 2016. Proceeds from this annual event will raise funds for Parkinson’s research. Participating is as easy as dining at any of the participating restaurants during the allotted days. more

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Push aside the corn beef and cabbage for these delicious green smoothies to celebrate St. Patrick‘s Day and healthy living

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Certified health coach and busy mom Laura Deutsch knows that developing good eating habits takes more than just the luck of the Irish. But thanks to her online resource Instill Health, it just got a whole lot easier to maintain optimal health and wellness for you and your family. Through Instill Health, Laura offers online programs, one-on-one coaching and speaking engagements, along with a blog, and a recipe bookletLucky for us, Deutsch decided to share some of her tips and tricks on how to drink your way to a healthier lifestyle starting this St. Patrick’s Day. more

Now until March 30, Salt Creek Grille Princeton is offering entrees that take you on a full sensory experience

By Sarah Emily Gilbert 

Salt Creek Grille Princeton is adding two “fantastique” dishes to its menu for a limited time. Executive Chef Luis Estrada was recently commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) to create a series of dishes inspired by symphonies being performed in a pair of concerts on March 29 and 30 at Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center to kickoff PONY’s spring season.  more