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Vol. LXIV, No. 15
 
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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Wednesday, April 14

10:30 a.m.: Poquelin Players’ “Love Chats & Love Spats: Shakespeare on Love”; Princeton Public Library. Free.

11 a.m.: Book signing and cooking class with Good Morning America food editor Sara Moulton; Kitchen Kapers, 23 Hulfish Street.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Ambassador Stapleton Roy, “China’s Foreign Relations: Current Trends and Historical Legacies”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

6 p.m.: Screening of Julie and Julia; Princeton Public Library.

7 to 9 p.m.: Attention Deficit Disorder lecture and discussion; Riverside School Gym, 58 Riverside Drive.

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

8 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers; Suzanne Patterson Center.

Thursday, April 15

12:15 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory at Nassau concert with pianist Marvin Rosen performing recent music from Estonia; Niles Chapel, Nassau Presbyterian Church. Free.

8 p.m.: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pa. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Friday, April 16

5 to 8 p.m.: Jazz concert with Jersey Jazz; Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington.

7.30 p.m.: Planet Cafe meeting; Aquinas Institute, Library Place at Route 206.

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

8 p.m.: Tom, Dick and Harry; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Cinematic Titanic spoof of science fiction and horror movies; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet; Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pa.

8 p.m.: Orrin Evans Jazz Trio; Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center.

8 p.m.: Anatomy of Gray; Spitz Studio Theater, Rider University, Lawrenceville. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Stand-Up Comic Karith Foster; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Princeton Hyatt Regency, Route 1. Also Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

8:15 p.m.: Princeton Folk Music Society concert with Martyn Windham-Read; Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane.

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

Saturday, April 17

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: “Gently Used Sale”; Princeton Friends School, 470 Quaker Road.

10 a.m.: 3R Day (Reduce, Recycle, Reuse); Hinds Plaza, Princeton Public Library.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Arbor Day Celebration; Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park, 145 Mapleton Road, Kingston. (Rain date April 18.)

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Earth Day celebration; Center Court, Quaker Bridge Mall.

11 a.m. and 3 p.m.: Laurie Berkner; McCarter Theatre.

1 to 6 p.m.: 3rd Annual Princeton Jazz Festival; Performing Arts Center, Princeton High School.

2 to 5 p.m.: DanceVision, Inc.’s DanceFest 2010 dance celebration; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

2 and 7:30 p.m.: The Great Immensity; Berlind Theatre. Free but tickets required by calling (609) 258-9220 or (609) 258-2787.

6:30 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s “Classic Cabaret” gala benefit with singer Ann Hampton Callaway; Bedens Brook Country Club, 240 Rolling Hill Road, Skillman.

7 to 11 p.m.: French American School of Princeton 10-Year Anniversary Benefit Gala; TPC Jasna Polana, 4519 Province Line Road.

7:30 p.m.: Boheme Opera New Jersey production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton. Also Sunday at 3 p.m.

8 p.m.: Jazz ensemble Cherry Poppin’ Daddies; Performing Arts Center, Princeton High School.

8 p.m.: Colorado String Quartet; Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center.

8 p.m.: Westminster Williamson Voices concert, “Journey into the Sacred”; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Glee Club; Richardson Auditorium.

8 p.m.: Le Triomphe de l’amour chamber music ensemble; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Sunday, April 18

12:30 p.m.: West Windsor Arts Council’s Spring Poetry Awakening; Mercer County Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor.

2 p.m.: Funeral Consumers Alliance of Princeton lecture, “Home Funerals”; Erdman Hall, Princeton Theological Seminary, 20 Library Place. Free.

2:30 p.m.: Kaleidoscope Chamber Series recital of the music of George Frederick Handel, “Contentment on Earth Through God”; Gill Memorial Chapel, Rider University, Lawrenceville. Free.

2:30 p.m.: Lecture by Ulysses Grant Dietz, author of Dream House: The White House as an American Home; Drumthwacket, 354 Stockton Street. To register, call (609) 683-0057, ext. 4.

3 p.m.: “Spring into Tap” with rhythm tap dancers Hillary Marie, Kyle Wilder, and Jeff Foote; Princeton Public Library.

5 p.m.: Dinner and concert of Broadway show tunes, “April Love in the Air,” with John Nanni and Christine Giglio Nanni, accompanied by Richard Loatman; Archives Restaurant, Trenton Marriott Downtown, 1 West Lafayette Street, Trenton.

Monday, April 19

7:30 p.m.: Talk by Gillian Gill, author of We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Talk, “Secrets of the Human Genome,” by Human Genome Project Leader Eric Lander; McCosh Hall 50, Princeton University.

Tuesday, April 20

5:30 p.m.: Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees; Princeton Public Library.

7 p.m.: CASA of Mercer County second annual Mark B. Levin Education Fund lecture, by Hugh Price, Woodrow Wilson School visiting professor of Public and International Affairs; Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street.

7:30 p.m.: Readings by Pulitzer Prize winning poet C.K. Williams; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Princeton International Film Festival screening of Police, Adjective; Garden Theatre. Free.

Wednesday, April 21

7:30 p.m.: Screening of Breaking Boundaries: The Art of Alex Masket, about the autistic painter; Princeton Public Library.

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

8 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers; Suzanne Patterson Center.

Thursday, April 22

Noon: Talk and book signing by Huck Fairman, author of Noah’s Children; Chicklet Books, Princeton Shopping Center.

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by Mark Trautman; Princeton University Chapel.

7 p.m.: Screening of Reporter, about Nicholas Kristof’s coverage of Congo power struggle, and talk by filmmaker Eric Metzgar; Princeton Public Library.

7:15 p.m.: My Daughter’s Words with a cappella singing group Jersey Transit and Laurie Altman Jazz Ensemble; Nassau Presbyterian Church.

8 p.m.: Anatomy of Gray; Spitz Studio Theater, Rider University, Lawrenceville. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pa. Also Friday at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Friday, April 23

5 to 8 p.m.: Classic rock concert by Acoustic Road; Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington.

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s Pinot to Picasso art and wine fundraiser; Technology Center of Princeton, 330 Carter Road. For tickets, call (609) 924-8777.

7 p.m.: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour; McCosh 10 auditorium, Princeton University.

7:30 p.m.: Shine All Night Tour with Martina McBride and Sarah Buxton; Sun National Bank Center, 81 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton.

8 p.m.: Tom, Dick and Harry; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

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

8 p.m.: Princeton University Orchestra; Richardson Auditorium. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: A Moon for the Misbegotten; Heritage Center, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Westminster Symphonic Choir, performing Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil; Princeton University Chapel.

8 p.m.: Liminal; Matthews Acting Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Also Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 24

Noon to 5 p.m.: Communiversity; downtown Princeton.

6 p.m.: Princeton Festival Annual Fund-raising Gala; Greenacres Country Club, Lawrenceville. For information or reservations, call Jean Brown at (215) 493-6846.

6 p.m.: “Stories and Music from Around the World” concert with instrumentalist, storyteller, teacher, and sound therapist Jim Gagnon of The Dreamtime Project; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, Skillman.

7 p.m.: New School for Music Study Faculty Recital of dance and music; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

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

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

8 p.m.: One Night of Queen; McCarter Theatre.

Sunday, April 25

9 a.m.: March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies; Mercer County Park. To register, visit www.marchforbabies.org.

Noon to 5 p.m.: 12th Annual Lawrenceville Jubilee street fair; Village of Lawrenceville, Route 206 between Gordon and Phillips Avenues.

2 p.m.: Concert of Baroque music from France and Italy by The Dryden Ensemble; Ellarslie Mansion, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park, Trenton.

3 p.m.: Concert, “The Great American Songbook,” with soprano Jean McClelland and pianist Bill McClelland; Princeton Public Library. Free.

3 p.m.: “Gospel Train — A Celebration of African-American Spirituality,” with singers Doris Spears, Joan Waite, and Maise Daughtry; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

3 p.m.: Musica Alta Early Music Ensemble; Whitman College, Princeton University.

4 p.m.: Rider University Choir and Rider University Chorale concert, “The Soul of America”; Gill Chapel, Rider University, Lawrenceville.

4 p.m.: Westminster Concert Bell Choir; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

8 to 11 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Argentine Tango Dance Social; Suzanne Patterson Center.

Monday, April 26

6 to 9 p.m.: 18th Annual Taste of the Nation Princeton, food and wine samplings from 40 area restaurants and vineyards; Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village.

7:30 p.m.: SmartTalk Connected Conversation with Good Morning America contributing editor Lee Woodruff; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: University Jazz Composers Collective; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

Tuesday, April 27

3 p.m.: Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater conversation with James Lapine; Friend Center 004, Princeton University. Free.

8 p.m.: Princeton International Film Festival screening of 35 Shots of Rum; Garden Theatre. Free.

8 p.m.: Liminal; Matthews Acting Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Also Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 28

4:30 p.m.: Lewis Center for the Arts readings by Chang-rae Lee and W.S. Merwin Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street.

4:30 p.m.: Talk and book sale and signing by Martha A. Sandweiss, author of Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line; Lewis Science Library, Washington Road & Ivy Lane, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton lecture by Prof. Cornel West, “Re-Imagining Charity”; Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street. Free. For reservations, call (609) 396-9355, ext. 27.

8 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers; Suzanne Patterson Center.

Thursday, April 29

11 a.m. and 8 p.m.: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pa. Also Friday at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by Iris Lan; Princeton University Chapel.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Theological Seminary handbell concert; Nassau Presbyterian Church.

8 p.m.: Junior-Senior Concert featuring new works by Princeton University music majors; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

Friday, April 30

7:30 p.m.: MacHomer; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Take Flight; Berlind Theatre. Also Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: A Moon for the Misbegotten; Heritage Center, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Richardson Auditorium.

8 p.m.: Tom, Dick and Harry; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

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

Saturday, May 1

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Open House; James Forrestal Campus, U.S. Route 1, Plainsboro.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce Pet Expo; Trenton Waterfront Park.

2 p.m.: Pennington Dance performance; Greenwood House, Ewing.

7 p.m.: Cheaper Than Therapy Tour with former Saturday Night Live comic Jim Breuer; Kendall Hall, The College of New Jersey.

7:30 p.m.: Jim Brickman; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

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