Wednesday, January 28
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Food Drive continues at Cotsen Children’s Library located inside of Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Through February 12, the library will be collecting canned and boxed goods to benefit the Crisis Ministry of Mercer County. Drop-offs are located within Costen’s Gallery.
Thursday, January 29
7 p.m.: Sustainable Princeton’s 8th Annual Leadership Awards at the Princeton Public Library. Awards will be given to local individuals and organizations that embody sustainable action and behavior in the workplace, at school, in the government, and at home. Free to attend.
Friday, January 30
7 p.m.: Musical group Dusty Rivers performs a fundraising concert at the Princeton Elks Lodge in Skillman. Proceeds will help send children with disabilities to summer camp at Elks Camp Moore. Food is available for purchase. For more information, contact Stu at (609) 933-7085.
7:30 to 9 p.m.: The Drum & Dance Learning Center hosts Belly Dance Girl’s Night. The cost to attend is $20. Pre-registration is suggested by calling (609) 324-7383; 4054 Quakerbridge Road, Lawrenceville.
8:30 p.m.: Author Nomi Eve discusses her newest book “Henna House,” at Adath Israel Congregation in Lawrenceville. All are welcome. RSVP by calling (609) 896-4977.
Saturday, January 31
10:30 a.m.: Screening of Alice in Wonderland (2010) at the Princeton Garden Theatre.
Noon to 2 p.m.: Tu B’shvat (Birthday of the Trees) Seder and Potluck Lunch hosted by Temple Micah at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville. The cost to attend is $10 per family.
4 to 6 p.m.: Psychiatrist and business consultant Dr. Peter A. Crist will lead a discussion on “Negotiating Work Politics” at the Arts Council of Princeton. Admission is free.
8 p.m.: The Eastern Wind Symphony presents “East Meets West,” a concert of eclectic musical works spanning the globe, at Richardson Auditorium. General admission is $30 ($20 for students and seniors).
Sunday, February 1
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: YWCA Super Sunday Flea Market at the Princeton YWCA, 59 Paul Robeson Place. Admission is $2. All proceeds benefit Princeton YWCA’s community programming.
11 a.m.: Oyster Bowl at Blue Point Grill to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Competitors will race to see who can eat the most oysters in 2 minutes. Registration is $50. Visit www.oysterbowlnj
3 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory presents “Mussorgsky Re-Imagined” at Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College in Princeton. Admission is free.
3 p.m.: Writers Block, an ensemble of local writers and actors, performs a program of short comedies at the Princeton Public Library. Free to attend.
Monday, February 2
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: AARP Tax Help at the Princeton Public Library. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609) 924-9529 ext. 220.
Tuesday, February 3
7 to 8 p.m.: Registration for Princeton Adult School ESL (English as a Second Language) evening classes at Princeton High School, 151 Moore Street. Call (609) 683-1101 for more information.
8 p.m.: Princeton Sound Kitchen welcomes Irish fiddlers Dan Trueman and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh for a free performance at Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall. Visit http://princetonsoundkitchen.org for more information.
Wednesday, February 4
10:30 a.m.: Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the Princeton Senior Resource Center and students from the YingHua International School of Princeton. Traditional refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling (609) 924-7108; 45 Stockton Street, Princeton.
7 p.m.: Free, Real Estate Seminar on “Selling Your Home” with local attorney, home stager, and home inspector. For questions, contact Alicia Schwarcz of Coldwell Banker at (908) 962-4057; Thomas Sweet Cafe at Montgomery Shopping Center.
7 to 9 p.m.: Free screening of the film Documented at the Princeton Public Library. The film chronicles a journalist’s journey to the United States from the Philippines as child.
Thursday, February 5
8 p.m.: Princeton University Concerts presents violinist Isabelle Faust with pianist Alexander Melnikov at Richardson Auditorium in Princeton.
Friday, February 6
9:45 a.m.: Meeting of the Piano Teachers Forum (PTF) at Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike in Lawrenceville. Guest speaker Victor Rosenbaum will present, “What is Style and Does it Really Matter?” All are welcome. The cost to attend is $10 for non-PTF members.
8 p.m.: Cathedral organist Cameron Carpenter performs at McCarter Theatre with his digital, touring organ, which he designed himself. For tickets, call (609) 258-2787.
Saturday, February 7
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Mercer County Improvement Authority hosts an Electronic Waste Disposal Day for Mercer County residents only (must bring proof of residency). There will also be document shredding made available. Acceptable used electronics include keyboards, laptops, phones, televisions, stereo equipment, and microwave ovens; Parking Lot 1, Hamilton Avenue, directly across the street from the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton.
3 p.m.: Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid at McCarter Theatre. This interactive performance involves puppets, cooperative problem solving, music, and humor. For tickets, call (609) 258-2787.
8 to 10 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra Saturday Evening POPS! concert at Richardson Auditorium.
Sunday, February 8
1 p.m.: Princeton Public Library, in collaboration with Princeton Garden Theatre, presents a screening of DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till (2012). Tickets are free, but required. They can be reserved through the library’s website; 160 Nassau Street.
7 p.m.: Free, bluegrass music concert at Small World Coffee (Witherspoon Street location).
Monday, February 9
Tuesday, February 10
6 p.m.: Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity delivers a free, public lecture at Princeton University’s McCosh Hall.
Wednesday, February 11
12:30 p.m.: Kosher Café East presents “Inflammation: Learning to Cool the Fire” with Dr. Aly Cohen at Beth El Synagogue, 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor. A kosher lunch will be served and registration is required by calling (609) 987-8100 ext. 126. The cost to attend is $5.
Thursday, February 12
10:30 a.m.: The Dogwood Garden Club welcomes guest speaker Drew Becher, President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. RSVP by calling (609) 497-3916; Present Day Club, 72 Stockton Street, Princeton.
8 to 10 p.m.: Princeton University Concerts presents the Chicago Symphony Winds at Richardson Auditorium.
Friday, February 13
7:30 p.m.: The State Ballet Theatre of Russia performs Swan Lake at McCarter Theatre.
Saturday, February 14
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Winter Farmers Market at D&R Greenway in Princeton. Produce, jams, wine, cheese, baked goods and more. The cost to attend is $3 per person.
10:30 a.m.: Screening of the animated film Eleanor’s Secret (2009) at Princeton Garden Theatre.
2 to 4 p.m.: Students from Princeton High School and the Princeton Chinese Language School host a free celebration of Chinese New Year. Traditional music, dance, and games. Geared towards participants of all ages; Princeton Public Library.
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Free concert entitled “My Funny Valentine” performed by The Prince-ton Singers at the Princeton University Art Museum.
Sunday, February 15
3 to 5 p.m.: Actor and vocalist Keith Spencer presents “We Shall Not Be Moved,” a performance of popular songs and readings from the civil rights era; Princeton Public Library.