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Vol. LXIII, No. 14
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
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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.

7 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.: Godspell; Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pa. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

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.

Sunday, April 12

1 and 5 p.m.: Environmental Film Series screening of Thirst; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

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

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.

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

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 Starting Out in the Evening; 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.: They Might Be Giants adult show; McCarter Theatre.

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

Tuesday, April 14

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Amy Glasmeier, Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, “Geography and the Construction of U.S. Poverty Policy”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

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.

8 p.m.: Smart Talk Connected Conversation with ABC News White House correspondent Ann Compton; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

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 András Schiff; McCarter Theatre.

Thursday, April 16

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Joe Rospers, New Media Director for President Obama’s campaign, “Making Change Happen: Lessons from the Obama Campaign”; Computer Science Building, Room 104, Princeton University.

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.

8 p.m.: Instructions for Breathing; Passage Theatre, Trenton. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

Friday, April 17

7 p.m.: True Jersey; Legacy Room, Cranbury Inn Restaurant, Cranbury. Also Saturday at noon.

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

8 p.m.: Actors’ NET of Bucks County production of Mass Appeal; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 6 p.m.

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 p.m.: Wait Until Dark; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

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.

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