What are your plans this weekend? Here are our picks for things happening in Hunterdon County from February 15 through February 17. You can always find even more events by visiting our calendar here.
Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida at Music Mountain Theatre
When: February 15 – February 17, Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Where: 1483 Route 179, Lambertville
This is the last weekend to see Aida! Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. Aida and Radames’ love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. Tickets start at $23. Purchase here.
Maple Sap Collection at Echo Hill Park
When: Saturday, February 16 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Echo Hill Park Playground, 42 Lilac Drive, Flemington
Collecting the sap is a crucial step of the maple sugaring process. Many methods are used on commercial farms, but the basic idea is the same – moving the sap from the maple trees to the stove. Come participate in the process at Echo Hill! Participants will meet at the playground and then walk to the sugar bush (5-10 minutes away). This event is for ages 5 through adult and is $3 per person. Call (908) 782-1158 to register.
The Art of Collecting Auction Preview Party
When: Saturday, February 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Rago Auction, 234 N. Main Street, Lambertville
Join Rago Auctions their BRAND NEW Annex Gallery for the “Art of Collecting” party! This is your chance to preview the fantastic 19th, 20th, and 21st-century art + designs going up for sale in the first Unreserved Auction of 2019, held on February 23rd and 24th. Mingle with other collectors while you enjoy presentations by Rago staff, music from DJ Alex Vance and light fare provided by Chive Cafe.
Beauty and the Beast at Music Mountain Theatre
When: Saturday, February 16 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 1483 RT 179, Lambertville
Music Mountain Theatre brings the classic tale of Belle and the Beast to the stage with an hour-long kid-friendly show. Tickets are $8. Purchase here.
Hunterdon Land Trust Winter Farmer’s Market
When: Sunday, February 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine Street, Flemington
Enjoy delicious fresh seasonal food at Hunterdon Land Trust Winter Farmer’s Market. This event is held on the first and third Sundays of the month from December to early May in the farm’s wagon house. This year, there are some new participants including seafood vendor, Local 130 Seafood; Aquasprouts Farm, an aquaponics farm with lettuce and kale; Oak Grove Angus Farms with beef; Picklelicious, who offers an incredible assortment of pickles and olives; and Will’s Amazing Vegan Burgers. Return favorites include Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, Comeback Farm, Sandbrook MeadowFarm, WoodsEdge Farm, Fired Up Flatbread Co., Purely Farm, Fieldstone Coffee Roasters and River Lea House.