Mark Your Calendar
Friday, September 5
8PM Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra starring Nicole Ari Parker and directed by Emily Mann at McCarter Theatre Center (the production runs through October 5). www.mccarter.org.
8PM Grammy Award-winning musical group, Gipsy Kings, performs at Atlantic City’s Revel Casino & Resorts as part of their 25th Anniversary Tour. The band’s music is inspired by the Gitane culture of Southern Spain that includes Seville and Granada. www.revelresorts.com.
All Day The entire Hopewell Valley turns into an outdoor art museum with the exhibition of 68 fiberglass oxen painted and embellished by local artists. The event celebrates the launch of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council (through October 19). www.hvartscouncil.org.
Saturday, September 6
10AM-7PM The Mushroom Festival in “The Mushroom Capital of the World,” Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. This two-day festival includes cook-offs, foot races, wine tastings, and an old fashioned carnival (also on Sunday, September 7). www.mushroomfestival.org.
10AM-6:30PM The Brandywine Festival of the Arts, an annual arts festival in Wilmington, Delaware with over 250 artists exhibiting their works in a wide-range of styles and mediums. Food vendors and live music add to the atmosphere (also on Sunday, September 7). www.brandywinearts.com.
Thursday, September 11
9AM-5PM The World Trade Center Memorial and The National September 11 Memorial Museum honors the victims of the World Trade Center attacks through a variety of tributes, exhibits, and walking tours. www.national911memorial.org.
Saturday, September 13
10AM-5PM Celebrate fall at the 39th Annual Apple Day at Terhune Orchards. Fresh apple pies, apple cider, apple donuts, and Jug Band music, along with lots of activities for children like face painting, a corn stalk maze, and pick-your-own apples (also on Sunday, September 14). www.terhuneorchards.com.
10:30AM 2014 Thompson Bucks County Classic Bike Race from Doylestown to New Hope, Pennsylvania. The course covers 100 miles and gains nearly 7,000 ft. of elevation. The bike races continue on Sunday, September 14 with the Thompson Criterium of Doylestown, Cyclosportif 100K (Gran Fondo) for recreational cyclists, and a host of children’s races. www.buckscountyclassic.com.
12PM Morven Museum & Garden hosts “Yoga in the Garden” led by Gemma Farrell of Gratitude Yoga of Princeton. Morven’s garden provides a peaceful atmosphere where all yoga lovers are welcome. www.morven.org.
8:15PM Spectacular Fireworks and Fountains Show at Longwood Gardens. The entire display is set to music by The Beatles. www.longwoodgardens.org.
Sunday, September 14
8AM The Alternative Half Marathon in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. Part of the Run Bucks Marathon Series. www.runbucks.com.
1PM Princeton University womens field hockey vs. Bucknell University at Princeton’s 1952 Stadium. www.goprincetontigers.com.
1PM 2014 Epicurean Palette at Grounds for Sculpture. Sample food, desserts, wine, and beer from the Tri-State area’s premier chefs. Then spend the afternoon strolling the park. www.groundsforsculpture.org.
Tuesday, September 16
8PM Crossing genres of classical, jazz, pop, and bossa nova, international music group Pink Martini performs at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ. www.countbasietheatre.org.
Saturday, September 20
10AM-6PM The Scarecrow Festival at Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pennsylvania. is a weekend of fall family fun with pumpkin pie eating contests, scarecrow-making workshops, and pumpkin painting (also on Sunday, September 21). www.peddlersvillage.com.
Sunday, September 21
2PM Join the Paul Robeson House and the Arts Council of Princeton for a performance by Kevin Maynor, who will sing the Paul Robeson Repertoire accompanied by Eric Olsen on piano. This event will feature the Trenton Children’s Choir and The First Baptist Church Praise Dance. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.
7PM One of Nashville’s most iconic singer-songwriters and seven-time Grammy Award winner, Willie Nelson, performs at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. www.njpac.org.
Saturday, September 27
12PM-11PM The Italian American Festival hosted by the Mercer County Park Commission and featuring food, drink, and music in celebration of New Jersey’s Italian heritage (also on Sunday, September 28). www.mercercountyparks.org.
12PM-5PM The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail’s 11th Annual Harvest Fest. Join in the harvest festivities like grape stomping, picnicking, BBQs, and hay rides through the vineyard. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the region where some of the East Coast’s best wines are grown (repeats on September 28, October 4, and October 5). www.bvwinetrail.com.
8PM The Princeton Singers celebrate thirty years with a special anniversary concert featuring the world premiere of new works by Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Steven Stucky. www.princetonsingers.org.
Sunday, September 28
4PM The Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s season of romance begins with “Romantic Imaginings,” a concert featuring Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 performed by Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova at Richardson Auditorium. A pre-concert talk will take place at 3PM. www.princetonsymphony.org.
Monday, September 29
7:30PM International Symposium at the Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University on “Sarah Levy’s World: Music, Gender, and Judaism in Enlightenment Berlin.” The symposium will include a salon-style recital, choral performances, academic conferences, and a reading of an Enlightenment play (also on Tuesday, September 30). www.masongross.rutgers.edu.
Wednesday, October 1
Opening of “Korea, Land of the Diamond Mountains” at the Newark Museum. The collection features over 500 Korean objects showcasing the variety of ornate Korean art created over the centuries. www.newarkmuseum.org.
4:30PM David Isay, Founder and President of NPR’s broadcast “StoryCorps,” leads a discussion on the first ten years of StoryCorps and answers questions from the public. www.princeton.edu.
Friday, October 3
Opening of “Hail Specimen of Female Art! New Jersey Schoolgirl Needlework, 1726-1860” exhibit at Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton (runs through March 2015). www.morven.org.
Saturday, October 4
9AM S.A.V.E. A Friend to Homeless Animal Shelter’s 5K Run/Walk at the Mercer County Park West Picnic Area. www.save-animals.org.
4PM Princeton University mens soccer vs. Dartmouth College at Princeton’s Roberts Stadium. www.goprincetontigers.com.
7PM Rutgers University football vs. University of Michigan at Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway. www.scarletknights.com.
Tuesday, October 7
7:30PM Outside Mullingar, written by Pulitzer Prize and Oscar Winner John Patrick Shanley and directed by David Saint, opens at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick (runs through November 2). www.georgestreetplayhouse.org.
Friday, October 10
8PM The Princeton Sound Kitchen presents the Prism Saxophone Quartet and performs new works by student composers. www.princetonsoundkitchen.org.
Saturday, October 11
Opening of “Chigusa and the Art of Tea in Japan” at the Princeton University Art Museum. The extraordinary tea-leaf storage jar named Chigusa dates to the thirteenth or fourteenth century and will be on display through February 2015. www.artmuseum.princeton.edu.
1-4PM West Windsor Arts Council’s Autumn Arts Afternoon is a hands-on visual arts festival for artists of all ages. www.westwindsorartscenter.org.
2-6PM Sample beers from over 90 regional breweries at the 17th Annual Kennett Brewfest in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. www.kennettbrewfest.com.
7-9PM Experience haunted Princeton with the Princeton Tour Company’s Ghost Hunt and Cemetery Visit in downtown Princeton (tours take place throughout the month of October). www.princetontourcompany.com.
8PM Fleetwood Mac reunites for a performance at the Prudential Center in Newark. www.prucenter.com.
Tuesday, October 14
7:30PM Theresa Rebeck, creator and producer of the NBC hit Smash, pens a riotous tale of backstage battles in The Understudy at McCarter Theatre Center. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, this comedy takes a biting look at the art, celebrity, and competition associated with New York’s Broadway (runs through November 2). www.mcarter.org.
7:30PM An Evening with David Sedaris at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. www.kimmelcenter.org.
Thursday, October 16
8PM National Geographic Channel’s Cesar Milan delivers a live canine training demonstration and audience Q&A at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey. www.countbasietheatre.org.
Friday, October 17
7PM Musicians A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle perform a tribute concert to Simon & Garfunkel at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania. The duo re-creates the sounds of those early years in Greenwich Village with astonishing accuracy. www.bcptheater.org.