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Vol. LXIII, No. 13
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
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Wednesday, April 1

4:30 p.m.: Reading by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky; Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street.

6 p.m.: Talk by Brad Gooch, author of Flannery, about Flannery O’Connor’s life and work; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

7 p.m.: Darla Rich Quartet; The Fedora Cafe, Lawrenceville.

7 p.m.: Screening of Martin Doblmeier’s documentary The Power of Forgiveness; McCarter Theatre. Free, but reservation required by calling (609) 737-6103.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: Poetry readings by Laura S. White, professor of Italian at Rutgers University; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street. Free, but registration requested by calling (908) 369-3897.

7:30 p.m.: Westminster Choir College Faculty Recital with soprano Rochelle Ellis and pianist Akiko Hosaki; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

8 p.m.: Jazz Vespers with University Jazz Vespers Ensemble; Princeton University Chapel. Free.

Thursday, April 2

12:30 p.m.: Arts Council’s “Meet the Artist” conversation with sculptor Harry Gordon; Paul Robeson Center. Free. For reservations call (609) 924-8777.

5:30 to 8 p.m.: Free Wine and Food Sampling Party; Latitude Lounge, Westin Princeton.

7:30 p.m.: Discussion of In the Red and Brown Water with playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Screening of James Burke’s Aurora Borealis; Paul Robeson Center. For tickets, call (609) 924-8777.

8 p.m.: Lewis Black; McCarter Theatre. Sold Out.

8 p.m.: Millennium Approaches (Part One of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America); Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street.

8 p.m.: William Shakespeare’s The Tempest; Gambrell Room, Scheide Hall, Princeton Theological Seminary. Also Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

Friday, April 3

Noon: Westminster Conservatory Gallery Concert Series, “Sweet Power of Song,” with faculty members Danielle Sinclair, Denise Mihalik, and Kathy Shanklin; Rider University Art Gallery, Bart Luedeke Center, Rider University, Lawrenceville. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Singer/acoustic guitarist Amos Lee; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Midlife! The Crisis Musical!; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Godspell; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Brazilian-Argentine jazz ensemble El Eco; Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown.

8 p.m.: East Village Opera Company; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Perestroika (Part Two of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America); Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street.

8 p.m.: Westminster Music Theater production of Once Upon a Mattress; The Playhouse, Westminster Choir College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 4

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Mercer County annual Easter Egg Hunt; Mercer County Park, West Windsor.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Small Business Fair hosted by Greater Princeton Area Chapter of SCORE; Princeton Public Library. Free.

2 p.m.: Millennium Approaches (Part One of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America); Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street.

2 and 7 p.m.: DanceVision Youth Ensemble performance of The Secret Garden; Performing Arts Center, Montgomery High School, Skillman.

4:30 p.m.: Princeton Singers; Trinity Episcopal Church, 33 Mercer Street.

6 p.m.: East-West Fusion Kirtan concert; Chinmaya Vrindavan, 95 Cranbury Neck Road, Cranbury.

7 to 11 p.m.: Young Audiences New Jersey benefit, “Dazzle ‘09: A Night at Sea”; Chauncey Conference Center, Educational Testing Service.

7:30 p.m.: Get the Led Out (Led Zeppelin tribute band); McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group; Berlind Theatre.

8 p.m.: Westminster Choir; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

8 p.m.: Early instrumental music ensemble Baltimore Consort; Mayo Concert Hall, The College of New Jersey, Ewing.

8 p.m.: Perestroika (Part Two of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America); Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street.

8:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society No Name California Mix dance; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Sunday, April 5

1 and 5 p.m.: Screening of Pointless Pollution: America’s Water Crisis; Fahs Theater, Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

2 p.m.: National Acrobats of China; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

3 p.m.: Princeton bagpiper Giles Crane; Kirby Arts Center, Lawrenceville School.

3 p.m.: “Music in the Museum” classical concert with flutist Erica Jo Simon and harpist Cheryl Cunningham; Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park, Trenton.

3 p.m.: Nash Ensemble of London; Richardson Auditorium.

4 p.m.: Princeton Society of Musical Amateurs’ informal choral reading of Haydn’s St. Theresa Mass; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

6 p.m.: Talk by Dr. Chiara Megighian Zenati, about Italian humanitarian organization Emergency; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street.

Monday, April 6

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Adult School’s Second Chance Cinema screening of Standard Operating Procedure; Kresge Auditorium, Princeton University.

8 p.m.: Bill Charlap Septet; McCarter Theatre.

Tuesday, April 7

11 a.m.: Program for children 6 to 9, “Famous families of Princeton”; Historical Society of Princeton, 158 Nassau Street.

3:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Passport Day; West Windsor Township Hall, 271 Clarksville Road, West Windsor.

3:30 p.m.: Spring Break Science Week talk for children 5 to 12 by Lynne Cherry, author of How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate; Princeton Public Library.

4:30 p.m.: Lecture by Laura Doyle, University of Massachusetts Professor of English, “First Person, Third Person: Existential Dialectics and African Atlantic Narrative”; 010 East Pyne Hall, Princeton University.

5 p.m.: Princeton University Department of Art & Archaeology lecture by Harvard University’s Ewa Lajer-Burcharth on Boucher’s Promiscuity; 101 McCormick Hall.

5:30 p.m.: Readings by Susan Wheeler, author of Assorted Poems; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

7:30 p.m.: Pop-rock trio GrooveLily; Berlind Theatre.

8 p.m.: English tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Julius Drake; McCarter Theatre.

Wednesday, April 8

10:30 a.m.: Sesame Street Live performance of Elmo Makes Music; State Theatre, New Brunswick. Also Thursday at 10:30 a.m., Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Monday at 10:30 a.m.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: Poetry readings by Laura S. White, professor of Italian at Rutgers University; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street. Free, but registration requested by calling (908) 369-3897.

7 p.m.: Atlas Brass Quintet, performing Broadway selections for brass; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Odds and Sods: An Evening of Story and Song with Michael Cerveris; Berlind Theatre.

Thursday, April 9

Noon to 2 p.m.: Scholastic Book Fair featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog; Village Learning Center, 15 Yard Road, Pennington.

4:30 p.m.: Tribute to Odetta panel discussion; Room 10, McCosh Hall, Princeton University. Free.

p.m.: Honeyboy Edwards; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

7:30 p.m.: Russian National Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Millennium Approaches (Part One of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America); Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street.

8:30 p.m.: Tribute to Odetta concert; Richardson Auditorium.

11:30 p.m.: Jazz At Café Vivian with University Miles Davis Ensemble; Frist Campus Center, Princeton University.

Friday, April 10

8 p.m.: Perestroika (Part Two of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America); Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street.

Saturday, April 11

2 p.m.: Millennium Approaches (Part One of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America); Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street.

3 p.m.: Latin American music ensemble Eco Del Sur; Princeton Public Library.

3 p.m.: Book discussion/signing with Walter Mosley, author of The Long Fall; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

7 p.m.: “The Splendor of Chinese Performing Arts”; Nicholas Music Center, Mason Gross Performing Arts Center, 85 George Street, Douglass College, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Perestroika (Part Two of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America); Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street.

8:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Ballroom Blitz dance; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Monday, April 13

Recycling

Noon to 2 p.m.: Scholastic Book Fair celebrating The Week of the Young Child; The Village Learning Center, 15 Yard Road, Pennington.

4 p.m.: Historic Preservation Commission; Township Municipal Complex, 400 Witherspoon Street.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Adult School’s Second Chance Cinema screening of Frozen River; Kresge Auditorium, Princeton University.

7:30 p.m.: Readings by Delaware Valley Poets Joseph Longino and Tony Gruenewald; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

7:30 p.m.: Discussion, “Engaging Together to Explore White Privilege,” cosponsored by Princeton Public Library and Not in Our Town; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Singers Rosanne Cash and Mark O’Connor; McCarter Theatre.

Tuesday, April 14

7 p.m.: Teen rock band Reverse Order; Hot Topic, Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrenceville. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Reading and book signing by Megan McCafferty, author of Perfect Fifths; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair.

8 p.m.: Composers Ensemble: The Formalist Quartet; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

Wednesday, April 15

5:30 p.m.: Reading by Jean Hanff Korellitz, author of Admission; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

7:30 p.m.: Reading and book release of poet Nancy Scott’s One Stands Guard, One Sleeps; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Reading by Paul Watkins, Peddie Writer-in-Residence; Efros Auditorium, Caspersen History House, Peddie School, Hightstown.

8 p.m.: Pianist Andras Schiff; McCarter Theatre.

Thursday, April 16

4:30 p.m.: Princeton University Department of Art & Archaeology lecture by Northwestern University’s Huey Copeland on Solar Ethics; 106 McCormick Hall.

5:30 p.m.: Conversation with Greg Tate and Amiri Baraka, author of Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

7 p.m.: “Farmers on Farming” talk on sustainable farming by Gary Mount of Terhune Orchards; Whole Earth Center, 360 Nassau Street. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by Nahid Rachlin, author of the memoir Persian Girls; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Philadelphia Orchestra; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Sheila’s Day; Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

Friday, April 17

7:30 p.m.: “Music from Mali” with Toumani Diabaté and his Symmetric Orchestra, Habib Koité, and Bamada; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Boheme Opera presentation of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton. Also Sunday at 3 p.m.

8 p.m.: Singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke; Seward Johnson Center for the Arts, Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

8 to 10:15 p.m.: Dance Improv; All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road.

8:15 p.m.: Princeton Folk Music Society concert by singer-songwriter John Lilly; Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane.

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Jersey Jumpers Swing Dance; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Saturday, April 18

10 a.m.: “America’s Facebook” scavenger hunt for families with children 5 to 9; Princeton University Art Museum. Registration required by calling (609) 924-9529, ext. 240.

10 a.m. and noon: Milk & Cookies Series concert with Robbi Kumalo, Turtle Shell: An African Folktale, for children 3 to 8; State Theatre, New Brunswick. Free, but registration required by calling (732) 246-7469, ext. 545.

p.m.: Concert of Handel’s works by Princeton University ensemble Melismas of Fury; Nassau Presbyterian Church. Free.

3 p.m.: They Might Be Giants children’s show; McCarter Theatre.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Rhythm, Dance, & Drum Circle; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, Skillman.

7 p.m.: Darla Rich Trio; Hopewell Valley Bistro, Hopewell.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Glee Club, Bach’s Mass in B Minor; Richardson Auditorium.

8 p.m.: They Might Be Giants adult show; McCarter Theatre.

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