Events

All of the events listed below are taking place virtually unless noted otherwise. Visit venue websites for information about how to access the events. To include your event in this section email events@princetoninfo.com.

Wednesday January 27

The Arts

A Broadway Conversation and Q&A, State Theater of New Jersey, 732-246-7469. www.stnj.org. Online conversation all about Broadway and moderated by Tony Award-winning Producer Ken Davenport. Featuring Broadway actors and creative artists, the panelists have appeared in hit national tours such as Jersey Boys, Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, RENT, The King and I, Motown the Musical, Something Rotten!, The Color Purple, and Cabaret. Panel topics include a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a touring actor, what it is like to be a part of an iconic show, character preparation, the importance of the arts, diversity and inclusion in the arts, and what they miss most during the pandemic. Patrons will have a chance to submit questions in advance after signing up for the event. Register. Minimum donation $10. 7 p.m.

Virtual Talkback Night, Actors’ Net of Bucks County. www.actorsnetbucks.org. Live discussion with the cast and crew of “Dear Brutus,” currently streaming on the theater’s YouTube channel. Participants may submit questions and comments in advance. 7 p.m.

Singles in Agriculture, Bristol Riverside Theater. www.brtstage.org. On their last night together at the annual convention for singles in agriculture, a resilient young army widow who loves Modern Family and talks to her Pygmy goats, angles for romance with a religious dairy farmer from Oklahoma. Performed live online. Register. $30. 7:30 p.m.

Literati

Ladee Hubbard in Conversation with Nicole Blades, Princeton Public Library. www.princetonlibrary.org. Ladee Hubbard discusses her recently released novel “The Rib King” with novelist Nicole Blades. Hubbard is the author of the award-winning “The Talented Ribkins.” Register for Crowdcast presentation. 7 p.m.

Health

Demystifying Medications, Princeton Health Community Wellness. www.princetonhcs.org. Join pharmacy resident Marina Boulos for an informative discussion on the various classes of drugs that you or your loved ones may be prescribed, how to interpret and simplify their often-complex names, and how to understand what they do and how they should be used. Register. 1 p.m.

Mental Health

Webinar Series, NAMI New Jersey. www.naminj.org. Becky Wong, MBA, PharmD, presents “Improving Mental Health with Digital Technology.” Register. Free. 1 p.m.

Socials

Library Drawing Party, Mercer County Library. www.facebook.com/mclsnj. Follow along for a librarian-led drawing lesson, then share your finished work. For all ages. 7 p.m.

For Seniors

This Old House, Princeton Senior Resource Center. www.princetonsenior.org. PSRC explores five notable American homes in a series continuing through February 10. Paul Revere House: The colonial home of American patriot Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution, built c. 1680. Register. $10 per session; $45 for the series. 1 p.m.

Thursday January 28

In Person: Outdoor Action

Thursday Afternoon Aerobic Hikes, Washington Crossing State Park, 335 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville, 609-737-0609. 2-3.5 mi. brisk guided hikes on selected trails in the state park. Bring a water bottle and wear hiking shoes. Weather permitting. Register. 1 p.m.

The Arts

ArtConnect Forum, Hopewell Valley Arts Council. www.hvartscouncil.org/artconnect-forum. “The Power of Art to Heal” featuring Linda Martin-Mills, R.N. patient advocate and patient experience manager at Capital Health, and quilter presenting “The Reluctant Quilter” about falling into fiber arts and how it has helped her professionally and personally; and Sarah Bernotas, artist, teacher, and art therapist presenting “Finding Your Center in the Circle” about the healing art of mandala creation. Register; donation requested. 7 p.m.

On Stage

Singles in Agriculture, Bristol Riverside Theater. www.brtstage.org. On their last night together at the annual convention for singles in agriculture, a resilient young army widow who loves Modern Family and talks to her Pygmy goats, angles for romance with a religious dairy farmer from Oklahoma. Performed live online. Register. $30. 7:30 p.m.

Health

Community Q&A on COVID-19 Vaccines, Trenton Health Team. www.trentonhealthteam.org. A panel of medical experts and community leaders respond to questions from the audience, discuss the science of COVID-19 vaccines, and share updates on plans for distribution. On Zoom or via Facebook Live. Register. 6 p.m.

Lectures

Religion and the Public Conversation, Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University. csr.princeton.edu. Elaine Pagels, professor of religion at Princeton University, in conversation with her former student, Rabbi Ari Lamm, CEO of the Bnai Zion Foundation, on the topic “What should Jews and Christians know about their own histories in order to understand one another better?” Register. 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918: The Story and Lasting Impact, Mercer County Library. www.mcl.org. Rita King, a professor at The College of New Jersey, discusses the vast social, economic, public health, and other consequences of the 1918 flu pandemic. Register to hopeprogs@mcl.org for meeting access. 7 p.m.

Black Experience in History and Memory, Princeton Public Library. www.princetonlibrary.org. Gail Mitchell leads this session using the poems from the noted anthology “African American Poetry: 250 Years Of Struggle & Song” as the basis for discussion. This program is part of Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters, a national public humanities initiative of Library of America. Register. 7 p.m.

Friday January 29

In Person: Live Music

Music and Vino, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465. www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. The Mac Paige Band with music from the 1970s and 80s. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Classical Music

Brilliant Baroque to Cool Kwela, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, 609-497-0020. www.princetonsymphony.org. South Africa’s renowned Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble presents an on-demand concert including a performance of the third movement from Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major with guest pianist Melvyn Tan, Bruch’s Romanze for Solo Viola and Orchestra featuring Buskaid-trained artist Tiisetso Mashishi, and Princeton-based composer Julian Grant’s Sancho’s Dance-Mix, plus popular vocals, and Kwela – a South African style of music based on jazzy undertones and derived from the marabi sound. Register. $5 per device. Available through January 31.

Saturday January 30

In Person: Outdoor Action

Ice Harvest, Howell Living History Farm, 101 Hunter Road, Titusville, 609-737-3299. www.howellfarm.org. Learn about the tools and technology that made ice harvesting a successful business at the turn of the 20th century, try using an ice saw on the pond, help pull ice blocks up the ramp to the ice house, chip ice for ice cream, and make an ice candle to take home. Register. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In Person: Live Music

Music and Vino, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465. www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. Rainbow fresh with pop/rock. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

On Stage

Singles in Agriculture, Bristol Riverside Theater. www.brtstage.org. On their last night together at the annual convention for singles in agriculture, a resilient young army widow who loves Modern Family and talks to her Pygmy goats, angles for romance with a religious dairy farmer from Oklahoma. Performed live online. Register. $30. 7:30 p.m.

Film

Saturday Night at the Movies: Room, Mercer County Library. www.mcl.org. Borrow the featured title from the Hoopla catalog with a Mercer County Library card and watch it in the virtual company of your community. 8 p.m.

Good Causes

Restoring Civility and Bringing Social Justice to American Life, Friends of Princeton Public Library. www.princetonlibrary.org. Ralph Nader, legendary consumer advocate, and Richard Cordray, former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in conversation with Princeton’s own Carl Mayer. Special guest Andy Shallal, founder of Busboys and Poets, prepares select dishes from Nader’s new cookbook. These lifelong advocates for social justice share their vision for a more just, egalitarian and united America. Register. $65 includes books from Cordray and Mayer. Proceeds support the library’s collection of books and materials. 11 a.m.

Benefit Galas

EdenDreams from Home, Eden Autism. www.edendreams.org. Virtual gala featuring remarks from special guests, instructions in cocktail/mocktail making from an expert mixologist, and short film highlighting Eden’s residential program. Raffle for weekend getaway in Bethany Beach. Register. Free; donations requested. 7 p.m.

Science Lectures

Science On Saturday Lecture Series, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. www.pppl.gov. “From studying the Sun, to Searching for Dark Matter, to Fighting COVID-19” presented by Cristiano Galbiaiti of Princeton University. Held via Zoom. 9:30 a.m.

Socials

Beth El Belts TV Theme Songs, Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor, 609-443-4454. www.bethel.net. Join Beth El Synagogue for an evening of TV Theme Song “Name that Tune” with live music and prizes via Zoom. Free. 7 p.m.

Sunday January 31

In Person: Live Music

Music and Vino, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465. www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. Zachary Drew with acoustic pop. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Classical Music

Extraordinary Tunings, Dryden Ensemble, 609-466-8541. www.drydenensemble.org. Daniel Swenberg presents little known repertoire for lute from 1620-1650. Concert held via Zoom. Register. 4 p.m.

Literati

Stories of Slavery in New Jersey, Pennington Public Library. www.penningtonlibrary.org/slaverystoriesnj. Rick Geffken discusses his newly released book via Zoom. Free. Register. 3 p.m.

Gardens

Winter Lecture Series, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope, Pennsylvania. www.bhwp.org. Series of guest lectures via Zoom. “How the Geology of Bowman’s Hill Influences Our Environment” presented by Philip Getty. Register. $15. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Lectures

How the Vacuum Tube Created the Age of Electronics, The Sarnoff Collection, College of New Jersey. davidsarnoff.tcnj.edu. Jonathan Allen, an independent consultant in industrial RF and instrumentation and volunteer at the Sarnoff Collection, discusses the earliest history of vacuum tubes, describing the Edison Effect, and how Ambrose Fleming and Lee de Forest’s inventions exploited this to create the first functioning vacuum tubes. He reviews the basic theory of tubes and the pioneering developments at companies like GE, Bell Telephone, and RCA. These creations revolutionized communication and led to our modern age of electronics. Via Zoom. Free. 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Politics

Little Books and Big Ideas in the 17th Century, Friends of Princeton University Library. libcal.princeton.edu/events. Jennifer Larson, professor of classics at Kent State University, will discuss the types of books 17th-century printers considered suitable for miniature and small formats and their relationship to the greater intellectual currents of the century. 4 p.m.

Tuesday February 2

Lectures

Guide to the Perplexed: Banned, Burned and Blessed, Jewish Center of Princeton. www.thejewishcenter.org. Rabbi Elliot Salo Schoenberg discusses Maimonides’ signature work of philosophy, written in Arabic at the end of the 12th century. Register by email to info@thejewishcenter.org for Zoom link. Noon.

Protect Yourself Online, Princeton Public Library. www.princetonlibrary.org. Daniel Farber Huang will outline actionable steps that you can take to protect yourself, those you care about, and your career from cyber threats and online exploitation. Register for Crowdcast presentation. 7 p.m.

Wednesday February 3

Socials

Library Drawing Party, Mercer County Library. www.facebook.com/mclsnj. Follow along for a librarian-led drawing lesson, then share your finished work. For all ages. 7 p.m.

For Seniors

This Old House, Princeton Senior Resource Center. www.princetonsenior.org. PSRC explores five notable American homes in a series continuing through February 10. Falling Water: A private home designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 which is known as the best all-time work of American architecture. Register. $10 per session; $45 for the series. 1 p.m.