SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans this weekend?

If you don’t, check out our editor’s picks for some of the best things to do in and around Franklin Township.

Thursday, Jan. 30

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Franklin High School Open House

Franklin Township Public Schools embraces its diversity, fosters excellent educational innovation and empowers all students to achieve their highest potential. TAP here for details. 

Rutgers Women’s Basketball Game at 7 p.m.

Where: Louis Brown Athletic Center

Time to cheer on the Lady Scarlet Knights! Grab all the red gear you have and head on over to the Louis Brown Athletic Center at 7 p.m.

The Scarlet Knights will be facing off against the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. Go, Knights!

For more information and tickets, click here.

Friday, Jan. 31

Grease the School Edition - (Opening Night)

We are so excited to put on an amazing show for everyone...chock full of fun and suprises! This weekend (1/31-2/2) and next weekend (2/7-2/9):
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7PM, SUNDAY 2PM
Tickets: $8
For more info: sgstickets@gmail.com.
Franklin Middle School @ Sampson G Smith Campus, 1649 Amwell Road, Somerset.

Paint Nite: Flight of the Fireflies at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub

Grab your friends and head on over to the Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub on Church Street to unleash your inner artist at the Original Paint Nite. You’ll go from a blank canvas to a masterpiece of your own, with plenty of laughs along the way.

For more information and tickets, click here.

Saturday, Feb. 1

Black History Month Celebration

The public is invited to attend the fourth annual Somerset County Democratic Committee Black Caucus (SCDCBC), Black History Month Celebration Feb. 1 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Franklin Township Senior Citizen Center. TAP here for more details.

 

Bridging the Sexes (Blindfolded Speed Dating) at 9 p.m.

Where: Above Arts Studio 

Do you like networking but don't know who to talk to or what to talk about? Ever been speed dating? 

We have the perfect event for you! 

Join the Above Arts Studio on Morris Street and come catch a Valentine. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. 

For more information and tickets, click here.

Sunday, Feb. 2

Concert: Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble

Join us for a performance by the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, one of the largest professional African dance a drum ensembles in the United States. Their performance will feature African dance, traditional songs, stilt walking, masquerading, martial arts acrobatics, and intensified African drumming. TAP here for details. 

Paint Nite: Hot, Cold, Wet and Falling at 7 p.m.

Where: Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub 

Did you miss Friday night’s painting event but still want to unleash your inner artist?

Head on over to the Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub on Church Street to go from a blank canvas to a masterpiece of your own, with plenty of laughs along the way.

For more information and tickets, click here.

Somerset County Tourism’s Weekend Top 10: 

Weekend Top 10: 1.30 to 2.4

1. Laser Bon Jovi, RVCC Planetarium

2. Cut Your Heart Out, Frontline Arts

3. The Color Purple, State Theatre New Jersey

4. Children’s Concert & Instrument Petting Zoo, Bridgewater-Raritan High School

5. Snowshoe Hike, Somerset County Environmental Education Center

6. Princess Tea Party, Painting with a Twist

7. Wedding Showcase, Basking Ridge Country Club

8. Meet the Maker: A Bourbon Experience, Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge

9. NEW! The Creative Hands Club: Broken China Mosaic Bird, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

10. Nature Through a Child’s Eye Exhibit (final weekend), EEC

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