Friday, August 13

Drama

The Man Who Bought a Country, Actors’ NET, Williamson Park, Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, 215-295-3694. New musical. $5. 8 p.m.

A Class Act, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766. Musical. $22.50 & $24. 8 p.m.

South Pacific, Open Air Theater, Washington Crossing State Park, 609-737-1826. Musical. $8 to $10. 8 p.m.

Scenes from American Life, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062. Drama by A.R. Gurney Jr. features a collection of vignettes and scenes in a tapestry of American history and political commentary on the middle decades of the 20th century. The play is accompanied by over 65 music pieces on a grand piano. John Elliott, West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, Class of 2000, is one of the actors. Through August 15. $13 to $15. 8 p.m.

Les Miserables, Villagers Theater Black Box, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, 732-873-2710. TeensVill production of the school edition of the Broadway musical. $15. 8 p.m.

Kiss Me Kate, Plays-in-the-Park, Capestro Theater, Roosevelt Park, Route 1 South, Edison, 732-548-2884. Musical. Bring a chair. $5 adults; $4 seniors; children free. 8:30 p.m.

Dinner Theater

Murder Mystery Dinner, Domenico Ristorante, Jamesburg, 609-443-5598. Dinner and interactive mystery. Reservations, $49. 7:30 p.m.

Classical Music

Master Class Series, New Jersey Opera Theater, Woolworth Center, Princeton University, 609-258-7062. Mark Rucker and Jane Brunnell. Register. $15. 1 p.m.

Sounds of Taiwan, Princeton Theological Seminary, Miller Chapel, 609-497-7890. Formosa Singers presents a choral concert, ""Sounds of Taiwan, Musical Ties that Bind."" Artistic director and founder Ching-Chun Julian Su leads the 30-plus vocalists in traditional folksongs of Taiwan. Free will offering. 8 p.m.

Faith

Jewish Community Center of Belle Mead, 253 Griggstown Road, Belle Mead, 908-359-0420. Shabbat service led by new rabbi, Michael Tayvah, most recently the chaplain at Colgate University. Non-members are welcome to attend. 7:45 p.m.

Health & Wellness

Shakuhachi Flute, Studio Zen, 57 Hamilton Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-7787. Demonstration of the traditional Shakuhachi flute used in Zen Buddhist meditation. Practice flutes provided. Register. $35. 7 p.m.

History

Fresh from the Garden, William Trent House, 15 Market Street, Trenton, 609-989-3027. Stacy Roth uses the circa 1719 kitchen garden to demonstrate food production and preparation. Sessions focus on planting, cultivation, harvesting, preserving, and preparing the produce using 18th century recipes. Program continues through October 29. Free. 11 a.m.

Hot Spots

Steve Mittleman, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018. Comedy. Reservation. $15. 8:30 and 11 p.m.

Black 47, Conduit, 439 South Broad Street, Trenton, 609-656-1199. Irish rockers Black 47, touring in support of their latest Gadfly Records release ""New York Town,"" will perform. The group is led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Larry Kirwan. Local Celtic-rock band Na’Bodach opens the show. $14 to $16. 9 p.m.

Flying Mueller Brothers, KatManDu, Waterfront Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-393-7300. The Flying Mueller Brothers perform at 8 p.m. 10 p.m.

Roger `Hurricane’ Wilson, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, 609-924-7855. Diverse blues and blues-rock covers. 10:30 p.m.

Cool Spots

Spring Hill Band, Orpha’s Coffee Shop, 1330 Route 206, Skillman, 609-430-2828. 7 p.m.

Late Night Series, Mercer College, Studio Theater, CM 122, West Windsor, 609-586-9446. Poetry, music, drama, comedy, and open mic, hosted by Post Midnight. Free. 7:30 p.m.

Folk by Association, Borders Books, 601 Nassau Park, 609-514-0040. Acoustic singer songwriting duo. Free. 8 p.m.

Singles

Princeton Singles, Friendly’s, Route 206 North, Montgomery, 908-874-5434. Breakfast for ages 55-plus. Register. 9 a.m.

Divorce Recovery Support Group, Princeton Church of Christ, 33 River Road, Princeton, 609-581-3889. Open discussion. Free. 7:30 p.m.

Radio Days

New Jersey Antique Radio Club, David Sarnoff Library, West Windsor, 732-446-2427. Monthly meeting features a technical talk about radio or related topics and a mini swap meet. 7:30 p.m.

Pop Music

Bob Marley’s Roots, Rock Reggae Festival, Sovereign Bank Arena, 81 Hamilton Avenue at Route 129, Trenton, 609-520-8383. The Marley Family Presents: Roots, Rock, Reggae Festival, with Ziggy, Stephen, Julian and Damian Marley, who will share the stage with fellow reggae acts Common, Toots and the Maytals, Slightly Stoopid and Looner. $31 to $51. 6 p.m.

Sports

Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, 609-394-8326. New Britain Rock Cats. $5 to $9. 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, August 14

Drama

The Man Who Bought a Country, Actors’ NET, Williamson Park, Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, 215-295-3694. Musical. $5. 8 p.m.

A Class Act, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766. Musical. $22.50 & $24. 8 p.m.

South Pacific, Open Air Theater, Washington Crossing State Park, 609-737-1826. Musical. $8 to $10. 8 p.m.

Scenes from American Life, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062. Drama. $13 to $15. 8 p.m.

Les Miserables, Villagers Theater Black Box, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, 732-873-2710. TeensVill production of the school edition of the Broadway musical. $15. 8 p.m.

Kiss Me Kate, Plays-in-the-Park, Capestro Theater, Roosevelt Park, Route 1 South, Edison, 732-548-2884. Bring a chair. $5 adults; $4 seniors; children free. 8:30 p.m.

Dance

Emerging Choreographic Showcase, Roxey Ballet, Canal Studios, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville, 609-397-7616, ext. 807. Premiere event features original works by professional cutting edge choreographers and advanced dancers at the Mill Ballet School. ""Celebrating Diversity"" is a new work choreographed by Mark Roxey and features newly-revived pieces from the Roxey Ballet repertory. Also, August 15. $25. 3 p.m.

""Classic Co-Existence"" features a fusion of classical ballet and provocative street dancing; ""Women and Children to the Left"" is a dramatic piece revisiting the holocaust; and ""The Veil"" addresses women’s oppression in Afghanistan.

""MLK"" takes on complex issues surrounding the life and death of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. His famous ""I have a dream"" speech is set to music in an exploration of his murder.

Art

Museum Tour, Princeton University Art Museum, 609-258-3788. Free tour featuring highlights of the collection. 2 p.m.

Jazz & Blues

Acme Music Co., Hopewell Bistro, 15 East Broad Street, Hopewell, 609-466-9889. Dinner and dancing to jazz standards and Bossa Nova by Acme Music. By reservation. $15 minimum. 7 p.m.

Outdoor Concerts

Concert Series, Mercer County Park, West Windsor, 609-278-2712. Wenonah Brooks presents jazz. Bring chairs, blankets, picnics. No raindate. Free. 6 p.m.

Pop Music

Rush, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, 201-507-8900. Canadian hard rock band Rush performs. $32.25 to $77.25. 7:30 p.m.

World Music

Arturo Romay, Ten Thousand Villages, Princeton Shopping Center, 609-683-4464. Latin Jazz and Flemenco music presented by Princeton resident Arturo Romay, a Venezuela native. Free. Noon.

Farmers Market

West Windsor Township, Vaughn Drive, Princeton Junction Train Station, 609-799-2400. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Craft Fairs

Mercer County Antique Show and Sale, Sovereign Bank Arena, 81 Hamilton Avenue at Route 129, Trenton, 609-520-8383. Third annual event. $5. 10 a.m.

Wine and Food Festival

Slow Food USA, Mercer College, West Windsor, 609-588-0085. Hosted by the New Jersey Restaurant Association, New Jersey Department of Agriculture, and Slow Food USA. Also Sunday, August 15. Rain or shine. Cooking demonstrations, markets, wine seminars, cookbook authors, and displays. Music by Dan Tobias and Joe Midiri Quintet. $20. Noon to 5 p.m.

New Jersey wineries, restaurants, and farmers team up to celebrate summer. Award-winning wines by wineries throughout the state of New Jersey. Gourmet food made from New Jersey produce, meats, and seafood by Tre Piani, Rat’s Restaurant, Mediterra, Brothers Moon, and John Henry’s.

Produce and seafood will be sold at the farmer’s market and the seafood market. Cooking demonstrations and wine seminars.

Gardens

Park Tour, Duke Farms, 80 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, 908-722-3700. One-hour guided tours via air conditioned bus of the 700-acre park. Register. $10. 11 a.m.

Health & Wellness

Blood Drive, American Red Cross, St. Gregory Church, 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, 800-448-3543. 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tai Chi, West Windsor Senior Center, 609-799-9068. Free. 8:30 a.m.

Disaster Health Services, American Red Cross, 707 Alexander Road, West Windsor, 609-951-8550. Hands-on training course to be part of the Red Cross Disaster Health Response Team. Upon completion of this course, volunteers can work at Red Cross shelters, emergency aid stations, to provide and evaluate medical services. Register. 9 a.m.

Cannon Firing

Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center, Titusville, 609-737-9303. Artillery, rifle, and musket demonstrations by Revolutionary War reenactment groups, Lamb’s Artillery Company and Daniel Morgan’s Rifle Company. Visitor Center Museum features a collection of more than 500 Colonial and Revolutionary War artifacts. Park vehicle fee, $5. Noon, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.

Hot Spots

Tom Cuozzo Jazz Trio, Cranbury Inn Restaurant, 21 South Main Street, Cranbury, 609-655-5595. 7 p.m.

Steve Mittleman, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018. Comedy. Reservation. $15. 8:30 and 11 p.m.

John Bianculli Trio, Northstar Cafe, 25 Liberty Street, New Brunswick, 732-846-0700. No cover charge. 10 p.m.

Diatribe, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, 609-924-7855. Hip-hop and free style rap. 10:30 p.m.

Cool Spots

Breakfast with Larry Tritel, Orpha’s Coffee Shop, 1330 Route 206, Skillman, 609-430-2828. Morning brunch music features a mix of rock, blues, funk, jazz, oldies, and originals. 9 a.m.

Kids Stuff

Barnes & Noble, MarketFair, 609-716-1570. Beach party stories and craft. 11 a.m.

Family Theater

Cinderella, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766. Geared for young audiences ages 2 1/2 to 7 1/2. $4. 10:30 a.m.

For Families

Potato Harvest, Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, off Route 29, Titusville, 609-737-3299. A special crop of potatoes to be donated to the greater Mercer Food Cooperative is unearthed. They were planted April 24 by Howell Farm visitors, volunteers, and interns. Join the harvest crew, with or without experience. Free. 10 a.m.

Butterfly Day, Stony Brook Millstone Watershed, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, 609-737-7592. Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association’s 4th annual Butterfly Day is a family festival celebrating the beauty and magical qualities of the Garden State’s native butterflies. Events focus around the Kate Gorrie Memorial Butterfly House. $5 per car. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Henry Horn, Princeton University professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, presents ""Social Butterflies: Simple Rules and Complex Behavior."" Rebecca Kelly, founder of Storytelling Creations, presents ""Butterflies, Bugs, and Beasts."" Children’s crafts, naturalist-led hikes, and tours of the butterfly house.

Outdoor Action

Creatures of the Night, Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park, 2185 Daniel Bray Highway, Stockton, 732-873-3050. Stephanie Fox, naturalist, presents information about how owls and bats adapt and behave. For ages 8 and up. Register. Free. 1 p.m.

Family Nature Walk, Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center, Titusville, 609-737-0609. Informal naturalist guided walk. Park entrance fee applies. 1:30 p.m.

Schools

Open House, Princeton Center for NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), 4599 Main Street, Kingston, 609-689-3748. Preview tools for transforming the quality of personal and business communication. Register. Free. 6 p.m.

Singles

Princeton Singles, Tara Greens, 955 Route 27, Somerset, 732-329-6632. Pitching and putting plus lunch. For 55 plus. Register. 10 a.m.

The group meets again in the evening to see ""Kiss Me Kate"" at Roosevelt Park, Edison. Meet at Syms, Lawrenceville at 5 p.m. to carpool. Dinner at food court in Menlo Park. Bring a chair. For ages 55-plus. Register at 609-883-1214. $5 for theater ticket.

Yardley Singles, Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, 215-736-1288. Meet at the ticket booth for picnic followed by performance of South Pacific. Bring your dinner and a blanket. Curtain time is 8 p.m. 6 p.m.

Sports

Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, 609-394-8326. New Britain Rock Cats. $5 to $9. 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, August 15

Dance

Emerging Choreographic Showcase, Roxey Ballet, Canal Studios, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville, 609-397-7616, ext. 807. Premiere event features original works by professional cutting edge choreographers and dancers at the Mill Ballet School. $25. 3 p.m.

Drama

Scenes from American Life, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062. Drama by A.R. Gurney Jr. about an American family. $13 to $15. 2 p.m.

Les Miserables, Villagers Theater Black Box, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, 732-873-2710. TeensVill production of the school edition of the Broadway musical. $15. 2 p.m.

The Man Who Bought a Country, Actors’ NET, Williamson Park, Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, 215-295-3694. New musical. $5. 8 p.m.

Outdoor Concerts

David Christensen, Summer Carillon Series, Cleveland Tower, Graduate College, College Road, 609-258-3654. Concert performed on the 1927 carillon, an instrument comprising 67 bronze bells played on a wooden keyboard. Refurbished in 1993, it is the fourth largest carillon in the nation. Musician is David Christensen from the University of California, Riverside. Free. 1 p.m.

Faith

Summer Forum Series, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 177 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-799-1753. ""How do Lutherans Talk about Sexuality?"" presented by Dr. Carol Watson from Rider University, Free. 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Central Baptist Church, 2015 Pennington Road, Ewing, 609-882-0337. A mission team from the church recount their recent trip to Romania. 6 p.m.

Wine and Food Festival

Slow Food USA, Mercer College, West Windsor, 609-588-0085. Hosted by the New Jersey Restaurant Association, New Jersey Department of Agriculture, and Slow Food USA. $20. Noon to 5 p.m.

Health & Wellness

Blood Drive, American Red Cross, Central Baptist Church, 2015 Pennington Road, Trenton, 800-448-3543. 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Simply Yoga, Kingston Mall, Route 27, 609-924-7751. Yoga, dance, and martial arts combo set to music. Register. $15. 5:30 p.m.

History

Plainsboro Museum, Wicoff House, 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-799-9040. Plainsboro’s history featured in exhibits from 6,"000 years ago to the present day including Walker-Gordon Farm and Elsie the cow memorabilia. Free. 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Evening Tour, Kuser Farm Mansion, 390 Newkirk Avenue, Hamilton, 609-890-3630. Guided tour of the mansion’s first and second floors. Register. Free. 5 p.m.

Cool Spots

Breakfast with Larry Tritel, Orpha’s Coffee Shop, 1330 Route 206, Skillman, 609-430-2828. Morning brunch music features a mix of rock, blues, funk, jazz, oldies, and originals. 9 a.m.

Kids Stuff

Summer Collage, Blue Tulip, Nassau Park, West Windsor, 609-520-1300. Children ages 5 to 9 create a collage wall hanging using beach finds or vacation memorabilia. Register. $5. 1 p.m.

Outdoor Action

Pond Study, Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, 609-737-0609. Children’s program to learn how to use pond nets to collect the various organisms that inhabit the pond. Meet at the park service entrance off Church Road. Register. Free. 1:30 p.m.

Schools

Chinese Chess and Checkers, Quakerbridge Learning Center, 4-44 Quakerbridge Road, Lawrenceville, 609-588-4442. Chen Zhong-Hao talks about Chinese Chess and Checkers. He will also present his collections of books and materials about GO. Register. Free. 10 a.m.

Softball Game

Bruce Cooke, Plainsboro Park, Plainsboro, 609-799-4674. Co-ed game for all abilities. Bring a glove if you have one. Register. 2 p.m.

Sports for Causes

Hold That Dream: A Benefit for Mike and Anne’s End-to-End Tour, East Coast Greenway, Brearley House, Lawrence, 732-287-9447. Benefit for Edison couple Mike and Anne Kruimer to ride 2,"800 miles from Maine to Florida to raise funds to develop and sustain the Greenway, one of 16 National Millennium Trails in the country. Tour the historic house, join a 10, 25, or 40-mile bike ride; or hike along the D&R Canal towpath. Also, music, activities, food, and a raffle. $30 adult; $15 children. 9 a.m.

Monday, August 16

Drama

Kiss Me Kate, Plays-in-the-Park, Capestro Theater, Roosevelt Park, Route 1 South, Edison, 732-548-2884. Musical. Bring a chair. $5 adults; $4 seniors; children free. 8:30 p.m.

Literati

Literary Discussion Group, Barnes & Noble, MarketFair, 609-716-1570. Group discusses ""Bee Season"" by Myla Goldberg. Free. 8 p.m.

Opera

Don Giovanni, New Jersey Opera Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, 609-258-7062. The opera season opens with a full production of Mozart’s ""Don Giovanni"" directed by Scott Altman and conducted by Michael Recchiutti. In Italian with subtitles. Also on Friday, August 20, 2 p.m. $25. 7:30 p.m.

Faith

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 177 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-799-1753. Vacation Bible School Through Friday, August 20. Register. 9 a.m.

Health & Wellness

West Windsor Senior Center, 609-799-9068. Movie: Welcome to Mooseport. 1 p.m.

The Maturing Eye, Princeton Healthcare System Foundation, Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center. 1225 State Road, 609-497-4190. Joseph Shovlin, ophthalmologist, discusses common conditions of aging eyes including glaucoma, cataracts, adn macular degeneration. Cataract and glaucoma screening follow the talk. Register. Free. 2 p.m.

Sports

Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, 609-394-8326. Norwich Navigators. $5 to $9. 7:05 p.m.

Sports for Causes

Annual Golf Tournament, Community Options Inc., Olde York Country Club, 228 Old York Road, Columbus, 609-951-9900. Twelfth annual golf tournament to benefit the nonprofit organization and its housing and employment programs that support people with disabilities. Lunch at 11 a.m., noon shotgun start, and 5 p.m. dinner reception. $235 per golfer; dinner only, $75. 10 a.m.

Tuesday, August 17

Drama

Kiss Me Kate, Plays-in-the-Park, Capestro Theater, Roosevelt Park, Route 1 South, Edison, 732-548-2884. Musical. Bring a chair. $5 adults; $4 seniors; children free. 8:30 p.m.

Literati

Breaking the Limit, Barnes & Noble, MarketFair, 609-716-1570. Karen Larsen reads and signs from her new book, ""Breaking the Limit,"" about her solo motorcycle trip across the country in a search for her biological father. Free. 8 p.m.

Opera

Albert Herring, New Jersey Opera Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, 609-258-7062. Benjamin Britten’s ""Albert Herring"" conducted by Daniel Beckwith of the Metropolitan Opera is about age, gender, class, and the pursuit of independence. In English. Also Saturday, August 21, at 8 p.m. $25. 7:30 p.m.

Pop Music

John Mayer, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, 201-507-8900. $35.50 to $46.50. 7 p.m.

Airport Tour

Princeton Airport, Route 206, 609-921-3100. Airport tour. Weather permitting. www.princetonairport.com. Free. 10:30 a.m.

Faith

Krishna Kendra, 13 Briardale Court, Plainsboro, 609-203-6730. Group chanting, mantra recitation, and discussion. 8 p.m.

Gardens

Fall Home Lawn Maintenance and Renovation, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County, 930 Spruce Street, Trenton, 609-989-6830. Mercer County horticulturist Barbara J. Bromley shares tips on techniques to maintain, renovate, and seed a home lawn. She will discuss preparation, grass selection, fertilization, and effective mowing and maintenance practices. $3 donation. 7 p.m.

Health & Wellness

Living Out Loud Writing, Deb Cooperman, 666 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, 609-924-1808. Workshop. Register. $35. 7 p.m.

Jazzercise, First Reformed Church of Rocky Hill, Washington Street and Reeve Road, Rocky Hill, 609-924-6450. Class. Register with Christine Ohrel at 609-897-1346. 7:30 p.m.

Hot Spots

Gavin Degraw, Conduit, 439 South Broad Street, Trenton, 609-656-1199. Also, Toby Lightman and Marc Broussard. $15. 8 p.m.

Food & Dining

Read and Pick Program, Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, 609-924-2310. Programmer for pre-schoolers combines picking fruit and listening to a story about peaches. $4.50 per child accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m.

Kids Stuff

Borders Books, 601 Nassau Park, 609-514-0040. Storytime and crafts. 10 a.m.

:Mary Jacobs Library, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7073. Wild Animals Along the Trail for grades K to 3. Register. 10:30 a.m.

Barnes & Noble, MarketFair, 609-716-1570. Storytime. 11 a.m.

Lectures

Plainsboro Historical Society, Wicoff House, 609-799-9040. Business meeting. 7:30 p.m.

Sports

Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, 609-394-8326. Norwich Navigators. $5 to $9. 7:05 p.m.

Sports for Causes

Kick-Off Luncheon, Mid Jersey Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Cook College, 888-422-9590. Walk is scheduled for Sunday, October 31. Individuals and teams may register. In 2003, over 1,"100 walkers raised over $200,"000 to fund research for a cure for type 1 diabetes. Register. Noon.

Wednesday, August 18

Municipal Meetings

West Windsor Planning Board, Municipal Building, 609-799-2400. Rescheduled for August 25.

Drama

Kiss Me Kate, Plays-in-the-Park, Capestro Theater, Roosevelt Park, Route 1 South, Edison, 732-548-2884. Musical. Bring a chair. $5 adults; $4 seniors; children free. 8:30 p.m.

Film

Tootsie, Thomas Sweet Outdoor Cinema, Greenway Meadows Park, Rosedale Road, 609-924-7222. $3. 8 p.m.

Dancing

Latin Workout, Princeton Dance and Theater Studio, 116 Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-514-1600. Henri Velandia presents classes in Latin rhythms from merengue and salsa with stretch, toning, and cardio moves. Register. $15. 7:30 p.m.

Opera

L’enfant et les Sortileges and Ba-Ta Clan, New Jersey Opera Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, 609-258-7062. French double bill of Ravel’s ""L’enfant et les Sortileges"" and Offenbach’s ""Ba-Ta Clan."" Both are sung in French with the Offenbach dialogue in a new World Premiere English version written by Jonathan Shiff especially for NJOT. Also Sunday, August 22, at 2 p.m. $25. 7:30 p.m.

Outdoor Concerts

Bill Turner & Blue Smoke, Greenway Amphitheater at 202 Carnegie Center, 732-545-7200. Lunchtime music series. Free. Noon.

The Dave Wilson Jazz Band, Thompson Park, Forsgate Drive, Monroe, 732-521-4400. Bring lawn chairs. Free. 2 p.m.

Concert Series, Lawrence Township Senior Center, 609-844-7048. In case of rain, concert moves indoors. 6:30 p.m.

Summer Concert Series, Babbage Park, North Brunswick, 732-247-0922, ext. 475. Double bill of Marty Oats and the Laws and Family Worship Center Choir and Band. Blanket, chair, and picnic are welcome. Free. 7 p.m.

Pop Music

Deep Purple, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, 201-507-8900. $22.50 to $45. 6:30 p.m.

Faith

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 177 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-799-1753. Christian study group. 7:30 p.m.

Hot Spots

Barry Friedman, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018. Comedy. Reservation. $15. 8:30 p.m.

John Icar Trio, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, 609-924-7855. Mixing Latin and funky jazz covers and originals. 9:30 p.m.

Kids Stuff

Nature Craft Seminar, Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park, Bull’s Island, Stockton, 732-873-3050. Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to search for stream creatures and on August 25 create fish print artwork. Register. Free. 10 a.m.

Sports

Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, 609-394-8326. Norwich Navigators. $5 to $9. 12:05 p.m.

Thursday, August 19

Drama

Oklahoma, Open Air Theater, Washington Crossing State Park, 609-737-1826. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s landmark musical presented by Stars in the Park. Directed by Diane Wargo with musical direction by Nancy Snyder. Through August 28. $8 to $10. 8 p.m.

Kiss Me Kate, Plays-in-the-Park, Capestro Theater, Roosevelt Park, Route 1 South, Edison, 732-548-2884. Musical. Bring a chair. $5 adults; $4 seniors; children free. 8:30 p.m.

Art

Antiques and Desserts, Downtown Bordentown Association, Carslake Center, 207 Crosswicks Street, 609-298-3334. Bring a treasured heirloom or a thing of curiosity to be appraised by Alfred Finocchiaro from Alfred’s Auctions. Desserts and refreshments included with ticket. $10. 7 p.m.

Literati

Poetry Workshop, Delaware Valley Poets, Lawrence Public Library, Darrah Lane, 609-882-9246. Monthly meeting. Bring 15 copies of your poem. Free. 7:30 p.m.

Musical Theater

Concert Series, New Jersey Opera Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, 609-258-7062. A fully-staged evening of musical theater accompanied by Ron Land and directed by Mark Lamanna. $20. 7:30 p.m.

Outdoor Concerts

Mike Rocket, Patio at 502 Carnegie Center, 732-545-7200. Free. Noon.

Music in the Park Series, Weeden Park, Main Street, 609-219-9300. Snapperhead Zydeco, a five-piece central Jersey band, present Cajun, Creole, and swamp-pop base with flavors of Latin, funk, and reggae. Free. 7 p.m.

Farm Markets

Capital City Market, Trenton Downtown Association, War Memorial, West Lafayette and Barrack streets, Trenton, 609-393-8998. Jersey Fresh produce, arts, crafts, baked goods, nuts, and candy. Free lunchtime concert features Nassau Brass. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Montgomery Friends Farmers Market, Princeton North Shopping Center, 1125 Route 206, 908-359-9665. Produce, baked goods, flowers, and honey from area farms. 2 to 7 p.m.

Health & Wellness

Living Out Loud Writing, Deb Cooperman, 666 Plainsboro Road, 609-924-1808. Mini workshop. Register. $35. 7 p.m.

Jazzercise, First Reformed Church of Rocky Hill, Washington Street and Reeve Road, Rocky Hill, 609-924-6450. Class. Register with Christine Ohrel at 609-897-1346. 7:30 p.m.

Hot Spots

Barry Friedman, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018. Comedy. Reservation. $15. 8:30 p.m.

Lifespeed, KatManDu, Waterfront Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-393-7300. Lifespeed perform, DJ’s inside and outside. 10 p.m.

T. Broussard and the Zydeco Steppers, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, 609-924-7855. A mix of Louisiana swamp rock and zydeco music. 10 p.m.

College Funding

Seminar

Plainsboro Public Library, 641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, 800-960-7657. Kevin Simme presents seminar and workshop about financial assistance for college education costs. Register. Free. 7 p.m.

Lectures

CUH2A Toastmasters, 1000 Lenox Drive, Lawrenceville, 609-791-7321. Public speaking club. Guests welcome. Noon.

Adoption Workshop, Joni S. Mantell, Pennington, 609-737-8750. Pre-adoptive parents counseling support group for couples and singles seeking to adopt. Register. 7 p.m.

Friday, August 20

Drama

Oklahoma, Open Air Theater, Washington Crossing State Park, 609-737-1826. Musical. $8 to $10. 8 p.m.

Kiss Me Kate, Plays-in-the-Park, Capestro Theater, Roosevelt Park, Route 1 South, Edison, 732-548-2884. Musical. Bring a chair. $5 adults; $4 seniors; children free. 8:30 p.m.

Classical Music

Recital, New Jersey Opera Theater, Woolworth Center, Princeton University, 609-258-7062. Metropolitan Opera soprano Sharon Sweet, a Plainsboro resident, in concert. 1 p.m.

Don Giovanni, New Jersey Opera Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University, 609-258-7062. Full production of Mozart’s ""Don Giovanni"" directed by Scott Altman and conducted by Michael Recchiutti. In Italian with subtitles. $25. 8 p.m.

Customer

Appreciation Day

Princeton Junction Post Office, Clarksville and North Post roads, West Windsor, 609-799-1054. Meet the new postmaster, Suzanne Hutchinson. Refreshments served. Free. 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Health & Wellness

Tai Chi, West Windsor Senior Center, 609-799-9068. Free. 8:15 a.m.

Hip Hop Funk, Studio Zen, 57 Hamilton Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-7787. Hip hop including techniques and choreography. Register. $35. 7 p.m.

History

Fresh from the Garden, William Trent House, 15 Market Street, Trenton, 609-989-3027. Stacy Roth uses the circa 1719 kitchen garden to demonstrate food production and preparation. Sessions focus on planting, cultivation, harvesting, preserving, and preparing the produce using 18th century recipes. Program continues through October 29. Free. 11 a.m.

Hot Spots

The Exceptions, KatManDu, Waterfront Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-393-7300. The Exceptions perform. 8 p.m.

Barry Friedman, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018. Comedy. Reservation. $15. 8:30 and 11 p.m.

Quick Step John, Conduit, 439 South Broad Street, Trenton, 609-656-1199. $6. 9 p.m.

PP Junior and the Bluehawks, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, 609-924-7855. Harmonica player PP Junior fronts this band, featuring hard driving blues rock.

10:30 p.m.

Kids Stuff

Mary Jacobs Library, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7073. Evening Sing for ages five and up. Register. 7 p.m.

At the Preserve

Storytelling Creations, Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road, Plainsboro, 609-897-9400. Rebecca Kelly presents interactive stories for children of all ages. Register. 6:30 p.m.

Evening stroll and search for nocturnal animals in the Plainsboro Preserve at 7 p.m. $8 non-members.

Schools

Open House, Quakerbridge Learning Center, 4-44 Quakerbridge Road, Lawrenceville, 609-588-4442. Year-round academic school programs for students include English, math, essay writing, biology, chemistry, and physics. Also SAT, PSAT, and SAT I verbal and math courses. Reservation suggested. 7:15 p.m.

A wide variety of computer classes offered include web design and graphics, MS Office, MS Certification, Peachtree Accounting, Quickbooks, and Quicken.

Sidewalk Sale

Palmer Square, 609-921-2853. 10 a.m.

Singles

Singles Speak-Up Toastmasters, Kingston Presbyterian Church, Route 27, Kingston, 908-371-1323. Improve your public speaking skills and network with professional singles. Guests welcome. Noon.