A Full Moon in Sagittarius this fourth weekend in November reminds us to make space for emptiness so that we can fill ourselves anew. The day following the great feast provides an opportunity to reflect on our gratitude, feel the weight of our indulgence and reset the scale as we move through the holiday season. Sometimes the food coma can obscure our will to stay strong against negative energies and distracted thinking, but in this particular moment, the stars are stacked in our favor. It is pulling us towards opportunities to find intentional, dynamic ways to be creative with our material wealth, that are community-based, community building, and won’t necessitate a financial audit from a qualified third-party or anti-neighborhood zoning variances.
Trenton Makeage: A Descendents Tribute – featuring Cryptkeeper Five performing The Ramones/School Drugs performing Gorilla Biscuits/Pissed performing The Bouncing Souls. Proceeds to benefit Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Mill Hill Basement, 300 S. Broad St., Trenton, $8, 9 pm Doors, facebook.com/events/
Celebrity Comedy Jam – Featuring Kelly Kellz, AG White, Ted Carpenter and Rob Stapleton w/ musical Guest Nice & Smooth. Produced by Positive Force Productions, Rated MA (Mature Audiences). Trenton War Memorial, 1 Lafayette St., Trenton, $30-$35, 8pm, www.pforceproductions.com
Small Business Saturday and Coat Drive – Every year we open our doors to the budding community of local makers and starters of business. Come visit us while we have startups and established vendors looking to sell their handmade items during the holiday shopping season. During this event, we will be accepting donations of gently used coats for people that need a winter coat for this winter. We did this last year with great success collecting over 100 coats. Please join us for a fun afternoon with complimentary coffee and pastries with DJ as a thank you to the cause. Trenton Social, 449 S. Broad St., Trenton, 11-5pm; Coat Drive: facebook.com/events ; Small Business Saturday: facebook.com/events
Choosing Your First Telescope: Get tips on finding telescopes that are reasonably priced, user-friendly, and don’t cause frustration. Different types of telescopes and their uses will be covered. Participants will also have the opportunity to examine a number of commercial telescopes and talk to their owners courtesy of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton. New Jersey State Planetarium, 205 W. State St., Trenton, (609) 292-6464, $7 adult, $5 children 12 and under, 9:30 am. www.nj.gov/state/museum