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Planet Trenton Weekend Picks, Sept. 28-30

Paint your own puzzle piece at the A-Team headquarters.

As the weekend rolls around, there are ample opportunities to shake off the rain, shake your booty, make some art and take in a show. I heard talk of a golden-winged rickshaw shuttling patrons between Passage Theatre and the Artworks Un-Gala so that dedicated cultural supporters can enjoy the best of both worlds. While it’s probably just a rumor, it’s the kind of Trenton daydream that lets us imagine what a city that runs on art looks like.

Friday, Sept. 28

Trenton Puzzle Project – Participants of all ages are invited to paint their own puzzle piece and share their personal perspective on what it means to be part of the community. No experience necessary! Puzzle pieces will go on display at the BSB Gallery, 143 East State St., Trenton beginning in October.
A-Team Headquarters, 51 N. Stockton St., Trenton
2-6pm, Free and Open to the Public, facebook.com/trentonartpuzzle

Saturday, Sept. 29

Mill Hill Multi-Family Yard Sale– More than 20 households throughout historic Mill Hill will be offering a wide array of gently used items: furniture, clothes, toys, small appliances, kitchen items, trading cards, jewelry, antiques and more. Refreshments Available.
Mill Hill Neighborhood: Mercer, Jackson, Clay Streets –100 and 200 blocks, 8am-2pm, Free and Open to the public, facebook.com/events

Riverfest – A family fun-filled day of games, live music, craft beers, and menu items inspired by the Trenton-founded Case’s Pork Roll. Live music from local bands, games and activities for fans of all ages throughout the park.
Arm and Hammer Park, One Thunder Rd., Trenton (609) 394-3300, 12-5pm, $5, riverfestnj.com

Artworks Un-Gala – Join Artworks for live mural painting, bike art, food trucks, music and other activities that were tragically cut short at Art All Night in June. Come support their work rebuilding Art All Night and continuing their important Artworks programming featuring a full schedule of year-round exhibits, free youth & teen education and other community programs.
Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton (609)394-9436
6-10 pm, $75, artworkstrenton.org

Sunday, Sept. 30

Salt Pepper Ketchup  – A layer of bulletproof glass won’t protect superstar Chinese take-out owners from the gentrification consuming the Point Breeze neighborhood in South Philly. When a trendy food co-op opens nearby, the Wus and their customers initially see it as a hipster annoyance, but as tensions mount they begin to recognize the intrusion as an act of war. Tinged with genuine humor and pathos, Josh Wilder’s play examines the very human consequences of neighborhood redevelopment — who benefits and who gets chewed up and spit out?
Passage Theater, 205 E. Front St., Trenton (609)392-0766
3 pm, $13-$38 (Additional performances Thu. Sept. 27-Sun. Oct. 14)

Puerto Rican Parade and Festival (RE-SCHEDULED)
1 pm: 81 Hamilton Ave, Trenton
Parade Route: S. Broad St. at Cure Arena to E. Front St. and Montgomery, 2-8 pm: Mill Hill Park 165. E Front. St., trentonprparade.com

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Amy Brummer is an operations professional who has followed a non-linear career path in the visual and culinary arts for more than 25 years. A tenured Trenton tax-payer, concerned citizen and political observer whose personal and professional interactions span the course of four administrations, she is tapped into the city's cycle of fortune and failure. Ms. Brummer is the founder of the Berenson Fund for Photography at the Arts Council of Princeton and hosts an annual new citizen's swearing-in ceremony in Trenton's City Council Chambers. She currently serves as COO of PTPVentures, Inc, an interventional business consulting agency based in Trenton.

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