It’s that time of year again: let the 2015er parents descend upon the Bubble! Whether you’re looking for quality bonding time or a way to hide your killer hangover behind quality distractions, there are some great events slated for the weekend. Here’s a handful of good bets–plus some great ones that you might want to go to sans adults.
- Halloween comes early with the Chapel Choir’s annual silent movie-fest, where they perform alongside a scary movie with organ accompaniment. This year it’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame; it’s perfect for all ages (especially if you’ve got younger siblings coming). Friday 14 October at 9pm, adults $10 and student $2. University Chapel.
- PSAT (The Princeton South Asian Theatrics Company) is always a blast; their newest show, Birds, Bees, and Biodata, is sure to be a great one. 8pm Friday and Saturday, Frist Campus Center Theatre; Students $7, general admission $10; Student Events Eligible.
- On Saturday night, the University Concert Jazz Ensemble will present “In Case You Haven’t Heard,” their first concert of the year, which features pianist Jonny King (Princeton class of ’87!) with bassist Ed Howard and drummer Victor Lewis. A great chance to show your parents beautiful Richardson Auditorium–while keeping them a safe distance from Prospect Street. Saturday 15 October at 8pm, adults $15; student events eligible (so you can get in for free).
- For sheer hilarious insanity, don’t miss Theatre Intime’s 24-Hour Play Festival, where students race against the clock to write, direct, and star in new plays over the course of a single day. Heckling is encouraged, and it’s always a blast: one night only, Saturday 15 October at 8pm in Theatre Intime. Free (but definitely not the type of thing you should go to with your parents…unless they’re into raunchy college humor).
- If it’s Sunday and the fam still hasn’t peaced out, The Richardson Chamber Players’ Art and Memory, featuring music by Ravel, Chausson and Messiae, is a terrific bet–not to mention a great-sounding chamber music performance. Sunday 16 October at 3pm in Richardson Auditorium, adults $15; student events eligible.