The lunar New Year is upon us this second weekend in February, ushering in the spirit go the Earth Pig, a symbol of joy and prosperity. Generous, selfless, loyal and passionate, this affable creature attracts attention and envy for it’s excellent luck and success. Yet behind the glow of its good fortune, there is forethought, planning and calculation, not just photo-ops and press releases. As we embrace our Pig Energy this year, remember it takes more than an adorable pot-belly and the promise of bacon to make an epic sandwich.
A Trap Yoga Experience At The Trenton Roebling Lofts: Join the Yoga Teachers from Higher Power at the Trenton Roebling Lofts for an experience in Trap Yoga. Trap Yoga with its roots deep in Hip Hop created by a DC Yoga teacher famous for Vinyasa Flow and offers all the benefits of a full Yoga practice. You’ll get to check the boxes on your 2019 resolution to get fit and experience new things. Offering a complementary aromatherapy bar and a cool down mocktail with Ginger – Lemon and Coconut Water, you’ll leave refreshed, energized and relaxed. Please Bring your own Yoga Mat. Roebling Lofts, 71 Clark St., Trenton, 4th floor lounge. 6:30 PM, Free and Open to the public. www.higherpoweryoga.net
Ink & Drink Presents: “Lingerie Printing”: Artworks provides the ink, as long as you bring the drink! The Print Studio at Artworks is hosts a print night with a studio instructor to assist you in a fun and easy activity using simple printmaking techniques to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. This month, lace and satin lingerie is not just for wearing… IT’S FOR PRINTING! We’ll be printing from lingerie… to create memorable prints for framing or as a gift for your Valentine. The Print Studio provides all materials, but feel free to bring any soft small items that you are prepared to say goodbye to…because we will be covering them in ink as part of the process. Panties, lacey unmentionables, stockings, unpadded bras….all these will work. Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton. artworkstrenton.org, 7-9pm $20 per person, Registration Recommended: Register Here
Saturday Feb 9
Gallery Common Threads 7 Panel Discussion: Sanctuary tells a story of American artists, who were not born in America, but instead chose to become American citizens. Common Threads 7 is a celebration of the rich tapestry of immigration and the American story. We will hold a panel discussion to further explore the immigration story of each of these artists and how their physical journeys have influenced their their lives, outlook, and personal art practice. Participating Artists: Alia Bensilman, Chee Bravo, Daniela Brozkova, Brigitte A. Calderon, Amy Louise Lee, Vinita Mathur, Kata Meji. BSB Gallery, 143 E. State St., Trenton, 1-3pm, Free and open to the public, bsbgallery.com
Solo Flights: To My Unborn Child:A Love Letter From Fred Hampton by Richard Bradford, directed by John Doyle; Featuring Richard Bradford. Murdered by Chicago police at 21 as he lay by his pregnant lover, visionary Black Panther Fred Hampton preached a humane, compassionate revolution against racist brutality, child hunger, poverty, and capitalism. His critical voice for justice comes alive again in Rich Bradford’s play about change, love, and legacy. Following the performance on February 8, there will be a presentation and talkback by Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party. A limited number of community tickets are available upon request for this performance. Passage Theatre, Front St., Trenton, 7:30 p.m., Additional Shows: Feb 9, 7:30 p.m., Feb 10 3:30 p.m., $13-$27, passagetheatre.org
Rewind w/ Autumn Hart and Friends: Featuring the songs of Deborah Cox, Tamia, Mint Condition, Lisa Fischer and More… Conservatory Mansion 540 East State St., Trenton. $16 in advance, $20 at the door, Tickets: autumnhart.com/shows, facebook.com/TheConservatoryMansion
Sunday Feb 10
Absalom Jones Service of Witness to Black Ministry: Celebrating the life and ministry of the Rev. Absalom Jones, the first African-American ordained to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church, 1804. Born into slavery, Jones founded the first African-American Episcopal congregation–the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia. Ten years later, in 1804, he was the first African American to be ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church of the United States. He is listed on the Episcopal calendar of saints. He is remembered liturgically on the date of his death, February 13, in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer.Hosted by Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey and Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Youth. Reception follows in Synod Hall.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral 801 W State St, Trenton, 3-5 p.m., Free and Open to the Public, www.facebook.com/events
To add your events to our community calendar, visit our calendar submission tab at planettrenton.org. Event listings are free and with our new calendar system, it only takes a minute or two to add events. You can also customize your listing with a photo!