As we roll into the first weekend in June, there is an air of anticipation that the soaking, turbulent rains of May will give way to a kinder, more temperate climate that accommodates this season of celebration and ceremony. On the Mayan calendar, this final day of May correlates with E’, the Path, which is the guardian on the road to destiny, while the week, or Uinal, aligns with a spirit of forward movement. With many people embarking on new journeys, undertaking life changes or just struggling to make sense of our uncertain future, this is a powerful opportunity to reconsider the ways we can emerge from chaos with a renewed sense of purpose and direction. The challenge is to remain keenly focused on this emerging path because every gatekeeper on the road to possibility will demand your full presence, attention and eye contact, which cannot emerge when we are distracted by those who talk behind our backs.
Asthenosphest: Showcasing a Dazzling Array of Trenton’s Top Talent – 3 Days of Coffee, Beer, Music, Performance Art, March Mall, Friends and Fun at 3 Venues: Championship Bar 931 Chambers St/Trenton Coffee House & Records 750 Cass St/Mill Hill Basement 300 South Broad. Festival runs May 31-June 2, $10-$45 For Full Lineup and More Info: facebook.com/asthenosphest/
All in the Family Artist Talk: The artists of “All in the Family” discuss how the the exhibition came about, their works, and what it is like to have a multi generational household of artists. Laura and Noah Beard, Joy Kreves and Ivia Yavelow, Vinita and Gazal Mathur Richard and Sarah DeFalco. Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, 12-2pm, Free and Open to the Public, facebook.com
Fantasy of a Manakin Artist Opening Reception: From galactic street wear to goddess worthy gowns, this exhibition dives deep into the creative mind of Couturier Qaysean Williams. Qaysean brings fantasy to life through his hand sewn designs and electrifying creative vision. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments with our artist community. BSB Gallery, 143 East State St., Trenton, 5-8pm, Free and Open to the Public, facebook.com/events
Vegetarian Speed Dating: A fun, friendly, and incredibly effective way to meet veg singles. Think of it like mini-chats, just getting to know someone, face-to-face, for a few minutes. Spots are limited to 30 participants, because we’ve found that an intimate, get-to-really-know-you setting works the best for making real connections. Looking for love, but tired of the online dating scene, or struggling to find someone who shares your innermost values? These events are exclusively for vegan and vegetarian singles across North America, ensuring that one of the biggest barriers many veg singles face — finding a person who is down with their lifestyle choices — is eliminated. Lady and the Shallot, Trenton Farmers Market, 960 Spruce St., Trenton, 3-5 pm, $39.99, facebook.com/events
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Artist/Photo Credit: Data_Wolf Performs at Trenton Coffee House and Records, 750 Case St. as part of Asthenosphest, a 3 day music festival taking place at TCHR, Mill Hill Saloon and Championship Bar