It’s late, but it’s here: things for you to do in June!
Thursday, June 6 –
The Arts Council of Princeton has all kinds of everything going on all the time. On the 6th, there’s going to be a cool collage mural dedication. The artist, Nancy Shill, built her mural entirely from stuff she found in the Princeton area. [5-6:30 PM]
On the 12th, you should also check out ‘The Changing Face of Architecture in Princeton‘, a panel discussion with Alan Chimacoff, Max Hayden, MJ Sagan and Kevin Wilkes, moderated by Tom Wright. [7PM]
Friday, June 7th
…and 14th, 21st, 28th from 6-10 PM. The Junebug ArtFest will be on Main Street in Metuchen, NJ.
Bring your little child people to this one. On the 7th, there’s an event called “The Art of Making Paper Hats.” There’s also an art exhibit from the local high school, a art sale from the Paint and Palette Association, and a drum circle with a guy who won an Emmy for drumming.
If you’re in to photography, painting, jewelery, jazz, rock or what the press release helpfully describes as “boy bands”, this is for you.
Saturday, June 8th
ROLLER DERBY ROLLER DERBY ROLLER DERBY
The Jersey Shore Roller Girls have their first summer bout this Saturday in Asbury Park Convention Hall. They’re helping with the Jersey Shore recovery effort, so you should definitely and absolutely go check them out!
If you’re in an artsy mood, Marcel Truppa‘s exhibit “Beauty Reconstructed” is running in the Baron Arts Center in Woodsbridge, NJ.
Truppa’s a collage artist from Rahway, NJ (he’s been living there since the 30s, but presumably starting working a little later than that) who assembles found objects, but also works with watercolors and oils.
Sunday, June 9th
Okay, not NJ, but for real, this looks hilarious and great.
It’s a musical theater adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, prefaced by a speech from Professor Jim Bell and a bunch of images from his books “Postcards from Mars” and “The Space Book”.
You cannot miss this, friends. It’s at 6PM at the Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC.
Wednesday, June 12th
Labyrinth Books in Princeton is always a good place to go to hear interesting things and just to buy interesting, well curated books.
They have some interesting lectures coming up, including
Friedrich Hölderlin: Poems and a Conversation about Translation on the 12th at 6PM
Michael Heffler: Climbing Through Life: Hilly Vignettes about Biking on the 25th at PM.
June 15th and 16th
ART WORKS TRENTON is having their ridiculously worthwhile Art-All-Night event. There will be art. And music. And art. Go.
June 15th and BEYOND
Free 80′s movies in parks around Philly.
June 15th (and for a while after)
The Trenton Museum Society has approximately infinite things going on, and they all look great.
If you read nothing else in your life, read this promotional description for the Trenton City Museum show Trenton Entourage Motors ‘Round the World in 1909:
“Over a century ago, four individuals, one dog, and a car left Trenton to begin an historic drive around the world by automobile. Harriet White Fisher, owner of Fisher & Norris Anvils on Fair Street, purchased a 1909 Locomobile and financed the entire thirteen months journey. Mrs. Fisher was accompanied by her chauffeur/personal secretary Harold Brooks, her maid, butler and a Boston Bull Terrier named Honk-Honk. ”
YES. EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT DESCRIPTION IS GREAT. GO.
There’s also Infantry Bugle Calls of the Civil War on the 16th at 2PM, where a trumpet player slash Civil War reenactor slash author will play a whole bunch of bugle calls and talk about their history.
And if you’re big on Warsaw, Kyle Hamilton is showing a bunch of her paintings and drawings in a gallery of the museum from June 15th to July 28th in an exhibit called Memories of Warsaw.
Some Weekly Adventures:
Check out the Princeton Public Library calendar for all their events (they literally have something every day). Every Tuesday, they’re hosting a Downton Abbey Tea Time, where you can watch Downton and be elegant. And every Friday, there’s a Farmer’s Market.