It's time for the weekend. Here are 11 events happening in Middlesex County to help get you out of the house.

Friday Film: The Public

Old Bridge Public Library

1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge

Aug. 2, 1:30 p.m.

The Old Bridge library will show the movie “The Public.” An unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, some homeless patrons turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging an “Occupy” sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what’s really happening.

Friday Space Movie - WALL-E

Spotswood Public Library

548 Main St., Spotswood

Aug. 2, 2 p.m.

In celebration of this year's summer reading theme: A Universe of Stories, the Spotswood library shows a space-themed movies every Friday at 2 p.m. This Friday WALL-E, the Oscar-winning CGI-animated delight about the misadventures of the last robot on Earth, circa 2800, who romances a sleek, high-tech android. Rated G. 98 minutes.

‘Let There Be Light’

Plainsboro Public Library

9 Van Doren St., Plainsboro

Aug. 2, 5 p.m.

The Plainsboro library and the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab present an after-hours screening of the documentary “Let There Be Light”. This documentary follows the search for cheap, clean energy through fusion power. Staff from the Plasma Physics Lab will be on hand to discuss the film and to answer questions about their role in America’s nuclear fusion program. Teen to Adult. Doors generally open ten minutes prior to events, and close when room capacity is reached.

Plays in the Park: The Addams Family

Stephen J. Capestro Theater

1 Pine Drive, Edison

Aug. 2-3, 8 p.m.

The Addams Family is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. Numerous film and television adaptations of Addams' cartoons exist, but the musical, which is the first stage show based on the characters, is officially based upon the cartoons rather than the television and film characters. The plot revolves around Wednesday Addams, now a young woman, falling in love with a young man from a more conventional family and the culture clash that ensues.


North Brunswick High School

98 Raider Road, North Brunswick

Aug. 2-3, 8 p.m., Aug. 4, 3 p.m.

The North Brunswick Young Adult Drama Group presents “Carrie” at the North Brunswick High School. The stage production is based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name. Carrie is an outcast at school who is bullied and at home she is at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. Carrie discovers she has special power and if pushed too far is not afraid to use it. Tickets: $13 for students and seniors, $16 for adults.

Footloose, the Musical

East Brunswick Amphitheater

721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick

Aug. 2-3, 8:30 p.m.

Summer Stage Under the Stars presents “Footloose, the Musical” at the outdoor amphitheater for a night of song, music dancing and fun! Make it an evening event for the whole family! Bring your own food or grab a bite at one of the food trucks. The box office and gates will open at 5:30 pm with performances beginning at 8:30pm. Tickets are $7 per person, available online or call the Playhouse 22 box office. Each guest should bring a low-back lawn chair no more than 40 inches in height. Tickets: $7 

Movie: Farmsteaders

Monroe Township Public Library

4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe

Aug. 3, 1 p.m.

As part of its POV Documentary Summer Film Series, the Monroe library will show “Farmsteaders.” Follow the Nolan family on their journey to resurrect their grandfather’s dairy farm in the face of corporate-driven agriculture in the region.

2 films, one location

Monroe Township Public Library

4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe

Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For its POV Documentary Film Series the Monroe library will show “Ping Pong” at 10:30 a.m. The story is about seven players with 620 years among them who compete in the Over 80 division of the World Veterans Table Tennis Championships. At 1 p.m., the film is “Guilty Pleasures.” Every four seconds, a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold in the world. Follow five readers in the contrasts between their real lives and the fantasy world to which they escape.

Summer Film Festival - Hotel Mumbai

South Brunswick Public Library

110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction

Aug. 4, 2 p.m.

The next movie in the South Brunswick library summer film festival is “Hotel Mumbai.” A true story of humanity and heroism, this film vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi and a waiter who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.

Art Reception: “Evolution” by Sherri Andrews

Plainsboro Public Library

9 Van Doren St., Plainsboro

Aug. 4, 2 p.m.

The Plainsboro library will hold an artist reception for Sherri Andrews’s exhibit “Evolution.” A combination of alcohol ink, acrylic and mixed media, these intuitive paintings depict abstract floral, landscape and figurative subject matters in bold colors and layered textures.

Summer Concert: Sandy Sasso's Swinging Big Band

Spring Lake Park

Maple Avenue, South Plainfield

Aug. 4, 6 p.m.

Sandy Sasso's Swinging Big Band. Spring Lake Park Gazebo, Maple Avenue, South Plainfield. Presented by Middlesex County.

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