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Vol. LXIII, No. 15
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
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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.

8 p.m.: New Year’s Eve; George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.

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 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 p.m.: Second Annual Asian Festival; Princeton High School Gymnasium. Free.

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.

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.

1 p.m.: Healthy Kids Day; Princeton Family YMCA, Paul Robeson Place.

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

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

3 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton screening of selected Charlie Chaplin comedy shorts in celebration of his 120th birthday; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

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.: Westminster Schola Cantorum, conducted by James Jordan; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

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

8:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Salsa Sensation dance; Suzanne Patterson Center.

Sunday, April 19

1:30 p.m.: World premiere of The Golden Arrow opera by Dennis Hyams; Saint Andrew’s Church, 50 York Street, Lambertville.

2 p.m.: Singer Carol Woods; Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown.

2 p.m.: Historical Society of Princeton lecture and book signing by Dr. W. Barksdale Maynard, author of Woodrow Wilson: Princeton to the Presidency; Drumthwacket, 354 Stockton Street. Registration required; call (609) 683-0057, ext. 4.

3 p.m.: DanceVision Youth Ensemble performance of The Secret Garden; West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South Performing Arts Center, West Windsor.

3 p.m.: Screening of Un Turco Napoletano (A Neopolitan Turk); Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street.

3 p.m.: Princeton Pro Musica, Bach’s St. John Passion; Richardson Auditorium.

3 p.m.: Brothers in Harmony barbershop chorus; Nottingham Fire Company, 200 Mercer Street, Hamilton Square.

4 p.m.: Talk by Hooman Majd, author of The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran, “Understanding Iran: The Next Four Years”; 101 McCormick (Princeton University Art Museum).

4 p.m.: Westminster Concert Bell Choir, conducted by Kathleen Ebling-Thorne; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

7:30 p.m.: “Octave of Easter” Concert with Princeton Seminary Choir; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Westminster Kantorei, conducted by Andrew Megill; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

Monday, April 20

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Benjamin Haskin of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, “The Financial Meltdown of 2008 and the Regulatory Responses”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

6 p.m.: Taste of the Nation; Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Adult School’s Second Chance Cinema screening of The Diving Bell and The Butterfly; Kresge Auditorium, Princeton University.

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.: Faculty Recital with violinist Sunghae Anna Lim and pianist Bernard Rose; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall, Princeton University. Free.

Tuesday, April 21

11 a.m.: True Jersey; Legacy Room, Cranbury Inn Restaurant, Cranbury. Also Wednesday at 11 a.m.

4:30 p.m.: Lecture by painter Rebecca Quaytman; Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street, Room 219. Free.

6:30 p.m.: Reading by Jose Manuel Prieto, author of Rex; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

7 p.m.: Art Talk by mixed media artist Nina Belfor and photographer Edward Greenblat; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Book signing by tennis champion Monica Seles, author of Getting a Grip; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

8 p.m.: Nederlands Dans Theater II dance troupe; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: New Year’s Eve; George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Also Wednesday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 22

2 p.m.: Teen Job Fair; Princeton Public Library.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Hugh Price, former National Urban League president, “Urban School Reform: Thinking and Looking Outside the Box”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: Earth Day talk by Timothy D. Searchinger of Princeton Environmental Institute, “Feeding A Hot & Hungry Planet”; D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, Rosedale Road. Free. To register, call (609) 924-4646.

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.: Piano Master Class with Ivan Moravec; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Township Environmental Commission; Township Municipal Complex.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra lecture, “More Than a Concert”; Princeton United Methodist Church.

Thursday, April 23

4 to 7 p.m.: Annual community rummage sale; Blawenburg Reformed Church, 416 Route 518, Blawenburg. Also Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

7 p.m.: Screening of The Gates with talk by director Antonio Ferrera; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7 p.m.: “Farmers on Farming” talk on sustainable farming by Ed Lidzbarski of ER & Son Organic Farm in Colts Neck; Whole Earth Center, 360 Nassau Street. Free.

7:30-9:30 p.m.: Conference “Love as the Practice of Freedom? Romance Fiction & American Culture” Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture, Princeton University. See www.princeton.edu/prcw for details.

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

8 p.m.: Instructions for Breathing; Passage Theatre, Trenton. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

Friday, April 24

8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.: Conference “Love as the Practice of Freedom? Romance Fiction & American Culture” Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture, Princeton University. See www.princeton.edu/prcw for details.

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s “Pinot to Picasso” art and wine tasting fundraising event; University Square, Alexander Road at Route 1.

7:30 p.m.: Jazz concert with John Scofield Trio and Chris Potter’s Underground; 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.: Wait Until Dark; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

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

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