This third weekend in April finishes out the first Decan of Taurus, a spirit ruled by Venus, who wears a burning dress. Her wavy, flowing hair is loose and her soft, relaxed belly reveals a mind that thinks often of enjoying her next meal. She is consumed by thirst, prizes adornments, and purifies with fire while reclining with a bowl of fruit. For those of us who have encountered, admired, envied, or seen her in ourselves, the Fire Decan is an intoxicating mix of sensuality, danger and allure. I suspect that she has never even had to balance a budget, a checking account, or answer to State oversight, but always has enough cash on hand for Pork Roll sandwiches, fundraising dinners and other delicious things that support sustainable urban economies.
Friday, April 26
Trenton Thunder Pork Roll Celebration: Celebrate a New Jersey Classic with the first night of Pork Roll Season. Trenton Thunder vs. Erie Seawolves, 1 Thunder Rd., Trenton, NJ, 7pm $12-15, $11 Children 4-12, Seniors 60+, facebook.com/events
Saturday, April 27
East Trenton Neighborhood Block Party: Hosted by East Trenton Collaborative — Music, Food, Games, Resources, 601 North Clinton Ave, 12-3 pm, Free and Open to the Public, facebook.com/events
Junk Sale by Patrick Lombardi Book Signing: Hosted byClassics Books & Gifts is Copies of “Junk Sale” will be available for purchase at the store on the day of the event. Classics, 4 W Lafayette St, Trenton, NJ, 12-2 pm, Free and Open to the Public, facebook.com/events
Gustavo Dudamel with the Princeton University Orchestra & Glee Club: Princeton University Concerts Presents this free (but ticketed) concert features Franz Schubert’s Gesang der Geister über den Wassern D. 714, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, and the complete incidental music to Felix Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61 in a special performance that will also include video projections by Venezuelan film director Alberto Arvelo. Trenton War Memorial, 1 Memorial Dr., Trenton, 4pm, Free, but Ticket Reservation Required, princetonuniversityconcerts.org/concerts
Sunday, April 28
The Shared Meal – Dinner Fundraiser: Hosted by Artworks Trenton and Artist/Educator, Lora Marie Durr The Shared Meal is a group exhibition curated by Ms. Durr. The exhibition, which runs from April 30 – June 1, 2019, includes the work of 9 artists working in a variety of media to explore their personal relationship to food. The exhibition hopes to encourage the viewer to examine their own relationship to food and open a dialogue about our culture’s consumption obsessions. As a preview to the exhibition, we invite you to enjoy a Shared Meal in the gallery surrounded by the work of these talented artists. The 4-course meal will be prepared by Chef Joe Mooney of Mistral in Princeton, NJ. Tickets for the meal will cost $100/person. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Artworks Trenton and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) in support of their mission to “feed those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offer programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons.” Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, 5-7 pm, $100 Tickets: events.r20.constantcontact.com/register
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Photo/Artist Credit: “That’s Not Good”, Soft Pastel by Courtney Young featured in Artworks’ upcoming “A Shared Meal” exhibit, which will include a fundraising dinner on Sun. April 28