A crescent moon this third weekend in October echoes the slender curved arc of a birds beak, conjuring the Egyptian God Thoth, a deity with the head of an ibis and the body of a baboon. Closely associated with Monkey, the the final Decan of Libra, Thoth is credited as the founder of writing, oratory, astronomy, astrology, botany, theology, civilized government, the science of numbers and calculating the position of everything on heaven, earth and all that is contained within them, apparently. Because that’s how it goes when you are the only person knows how to write. Not only does the Ibis headed-Baboon God exclusively control the narrative, he has the competitive advantage of making the playing field. As we approach the new moon and the Day of All Souls, the veil between our ancestors and ourselves continues to thin. This gifts us with an auspicious opportunity to revisit the origin stories and unconscious agendas that have become our truths as we contemplate their veracity and dream in unspoken languages.
Friday October 18
“Poe Walk: Morbid Curiosities” : Stroll to the grave of a young doctor who died under mysterious circumstances and whose life was memorialized with a “door” featuring several references to Edgar Allen Poe’s macabre poem “The Raven,” and then on to others that met with untimely deaths. It will also include a look inside the historic Receiving Vault. Participants are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to either tour on either night. Each tour will be followed by seasonal refreshments. All are advised to dress warmly, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a flashlight. Reservations — highly recommended. Riverview Cemetery, St., Trenton, $15, 7pm, 8pm (also running Saturday, October 19 same times), facebook.com/events
Saturday October 19
Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market: 200+ vendors, a dozen food trucks, tons of vinyl, sweet vintage gear, original art, horror memorabilia, handmade jewelry, vintage toys and a whole lot more including TPRFM costume contest. Throw on your best costume EACH DAY and sign up on site at the TPRFM merch booth by 1:30pm for a chance to win some incredible prizes from our sponsors. You’ll have a chance to get on stage and flaunt your stuff in front of our judges to prove to them that you deserve the top prize (adult and children’s prizes will be available)! The first 250 people in the door (each day!) will receive a FREE Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market “Black Swag Bag” loaded with goodies and other cool stuff such as records, tshirts, jewelry, handmade items, hand made soap and more (items vary per bag). Most of which is donated directly from our vendors! Be sure to check out your bag when you get one for money saving coupons that you can use at the flea market! Different bags and swag each day! FREE PARKING will be located at 640 South Broad Street (signs will be posted) across from Mario’s Restaurant and right around the corner from the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market. Roebling Market, 675 South Clinton Ave, Trenton, $5, 10 am-5pm (also runs on Sunday, October 20 same time) Costume Contest 2 pm both days; facebook.com/events
Opening Night – “At Your Request: Audiences were stunned by the unique beauty and power of “The Planets” by Holst in 1919, exactly 100 years ago, and it has remained an audience favorite to this day. Beginning with the electrifying “Mars, the Bringer of War” and ending with the ethereal “Neptune, the Mystic” incorporating women’s choir, you will experience an awesome ride through the solar system. Wagner’s energetic “Prelude to Die Meistersinger” opens the concert, followed by Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” concerto, a rare modern nickname because of its use in the 1967 Swedish film of the same name in which its lyrical second movement was featured. Presenting Serbian pianist Maja Rajković in her American debut with orchestra. Winner of the Carlo Soliva International Competition in Italy, the International Rachmaninoff Competition, Audience First Prize at the 24th Jeunesses Musicales International Competition, and awarded the Silver Medal of the University of Arts in Belgrade for special achievement on the concert stage, she is well known throughout Europe for her thoughtful Mozart interpretations. Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial, 1 Memorial Dr., Trenton, $35-$65, 7:30 pm, capitalphilharmonic.org/
Sunday October 20
Tour de Trenton: Not a race, but a leisurely tour of the city to celebrate all things made in Trenton past and present. The 2019 Tour de Trenton theme is “Made in Trenton”. This is inspired by one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks, the Lower Trenton Bridge, also known as Trenton Makes, The World Takes bridge. Our ride will focus on our significance past and present showcasing locations of businesses that supported/support the phrase “Made in Trenton”. The tour is Police escorted and attracts people from neighboring communities as well as New York and Pennsylvania. William Trent House, 15 Market St., Trenton, $10 children, $15 adult in advance, $20 Day of Tour includes T-Shirt, 1pm, facebook.com/events
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Photo/Artist Credit: Trenton Cycling Revolution and The Circuit Trails host “Tour De Trenton”, a cycling tour of the city landmarks and local attractions takes place Sunday, October 20, starting at the Trent House.