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Events for Friday September 22, 2023

Fridays at Mercer Cemetery at Trenton


Friday September 22, 2023
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Gather with a spirited group of friends each Friday during September to learn more about the historic Mercer Cemetery at Trenton! Break away from your office or home to enjoy live music (Yes, live!) as well as food trucks! Weather will dictate whether the event will take place.

Participating food trucks include The Latest Dish, Shabazz Fish & Chips, Chic Gourmet Empanadas, Ice Dreamz Water Ice, and H&S Ice Cream.

Fridays at Mercer Cemetery at Trenton will begin Friday, September 1 and will repeat itself on September 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. The event will run from 11am to 2pm. The Mercer Cemetery at Trenton is located at 42 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08625.

Film Reception & Artist Talk, Arts Council of Princeton


Friday September 22, 2023
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Artist talk featuring Dennis Davis and Chantel Comardelle of "Our Knowledge is Power: The Cultures of Beauty and Survival in Isle de Jean Charles, LA" and Shishmaref, AK, on view in the Taplin Gallery through September 30.

102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.

Oppenheimer Walking Tour, Historical Society of Princeton


Friday September 22, 2023
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street, Princeton

Want to learn more about Princeton’s role in J. Robert Oppenheimer’s life and the development of the atomic bomb? Inspired by the release of Christopher Nolan’s movie, this tour will traverse the University campus (including locations where Oppenheimer was filmed) while sharing stories about the local academics recruited to work on the Manhattan Project.

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Harvest Moon Concert, Hopewell Borough's Gazebo Park


Friday September 22, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Harvest Moon Concert is a free live music event the night before the Hopewell Harvest Fair to kick off the celebration and set the tone. This year’s Friday event will be at Hopewell Borough's Gazebo Park from 6-8PM, featuring local band Castle Lane, and there will be food available for sale provided by the Hopewell Fire Dept. This event is sponsored by The Morehouse Family honoring the Hopewell Fire Dept and EMU.

Weed the People, Acme Screening Room


Friday September 22, 2023
7:00 PM

Film screening and discussion with Mara Gordon, a cannabis advocate, entrepreneur and researcher who also appears in the film. $15.

25 South Union Street, Lambertville, 609-483-5237.

Dancing Under the Stars, Hinds Plaza @ Princeton Public Library


Friday September 22, 2023
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Members of Central Jersey Dance demonstrate basic steps and lead others in an evening of dancing to recorded music of all kinds on Hinds Plaza, weather permitting; or Community Room.

'Beautiful - The Carol King Musical', Kelsey Theatre


Friday September 22, 2023
8:00 PM

Beautiful tells the Tony® and Grammy®-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. You will feel the earth move with over two dozen pop classics, including ‘You’ve Got a Friend,” “Natural Woman,” “Up On The Roof,” “One Fine Day,” “So Far Away,” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?”  $30


Local Theatre Productions


Friday September 22, 2023
8:00 PM

Menopause the Musical 2: Cruising Through ‘The Change’Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 215-862-2121. Sequel to the original musical is set five years after their chance encounter in a department store as the ladies set sail for more high jinks on the high seas. $55. 8 p.m.

Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalKelsey Theater, Mercer Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-570-3333. Tony- and Grammy-winning production tells the inspiring true story of singer/songwriter Carole King. $30. 8 p.m.

BulrusherMcCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. Eisa Davis' Pulitzer Prize finalist transports us to the predominantly white town of Boonville, nestled in the majestic Redwoods of 1955 California. Orphaned as an infant and possessing the mystical gift of clairvoyance, Bulrusher feels her small-town world closing in around her, until a mysterious Black girl from Alabama arrives harboring a secret, awakening new discoveries and uncovering old truths. 8 p.m.

Sunset BoulevardMusic Mountain Theater, 1483 State Route 179, Lambertville. Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterwork of dreams and desire in the land called Hollywood. $32. 8 p.m.

SweatVillagers Theatre, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, 732-873-2710. Sweat examines the changing lives of factory workers in Reading, Pennsylvania, between the years of 2000 and 2008. $20. 8 p.m.


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