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Vol. LXI, No. 16
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
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Wednesday, April 18

7 p.m.: Looking at Jazz Series screening of Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker, with talk by Princeton University director of jazz programs Anthony D.J. Branker; Princeton Public Library.

7 p.m.: Princeton University Jazz Night; Salt Creek Grille, Princeton Forrestal Village. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Reading by Paul Watkins, author of Stingray; Swig Arts Center, Peddie School, Hightstown. Free.

8 p.m.: Lecture, “Extra-Literary Influences: The Things That Help, the Things That Hurt,” by Richard Ford, author of The Lay of the Land; McCosh Hall 50, Princeton University. Free.

8 p.m.: Falsettos; George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Also Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Thursday at 2 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 19

12:15 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory at Nassau Lunchtime Recital; Nassau Presbyterian Church. Free.

6:30 p.m.: Annual Family Guidance Center fund-raising dinner; Janssen Pharmacuetica. For information, call (609) 586-0668.

7:30 p.m. “The Great Debate,” with Terry McAuliffe, immediate past chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Ed Gillespie, immediate past chair of the Republican National Committee; Bart Luedeke Center Theater, Rider University, Lawrenceville, Free.

7:30 p.m.: McCarter Live at the Library, discussion of Mrs. Packard with playwright Emily Mann; Princeton Public Library. Free.

8 p.m.: Richardson Baroque Players; Richardson Auditorium.

8 p.m.: Smart Talk Women’s Lecture Series talk by Irshad Manji, author of The Trouble with Islam Today; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Players’ Myths and Hymns; Frist Film & Performance Theater, Princeton University. Also Friday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Theatre Intime’s The Country Wife; Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray-Dodge Hall. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Guitarists John Williams and John Etheridge; McCarter Theatre.

Friday, April 20

11 a.m. and 8 p.m.: Seussical the Musical; Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pa. Also Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

4:30 p.m.: Poetry readings by poets Vona Groarke, Conor O’Callaghan, and Justin Quinn; Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Twilight Garden Tour of Indoor Display Garden; Duke Farms, Route 206, Hillsborough. Also Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For reservations call (908) 722-3700.

5:30 to 9 p.m.: Family Fun Night with silent auction, children’s games, and dinner; Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.

6 p.m.: Recital of Handel’s works by University organist Eric Plutz; Princeton University Chapel.

8 p.m.: West African troubadour Salif Keita; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: The Heidi Chronicles; Yvonne Theater, Rider University, Lawrenceville. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

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

8 p.m.: TCNJ Percussion Ensemble; Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall, The College of New Jersey, Ewing.

8 p.m.: Boheme Opera’s Rigoletto; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton. Also Sunday at 3 p.m.

8 p.m.: The Goodbye Girl; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

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

8 p.m.: Princeton University Student Recital; Taplin Auditorium. Free.

8 p.m.: Man of La Mancha; State Theatre, New Brunswick. Also Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m.

8:15 p.m.: Princeton Folk Music Society concert with British folksinger-instrumentalist Brian Peters; Christ Congregation Church.

8 and 10:30 p.m.: Comedians Don McEnery and Randy Epley; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency. Also Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 21

8 a.m. to noon: Lawrenceville Elementary School Annual Children’s Used Toy and Clothing Sale; Lawrenceville Elementary School, 40 Craven Lane, Lawrenceville.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Mercer County Earth Day Celebration; Ice Skating Rink, Mercer County Park, West Windsor.

11 a.m.: Disney artist Ralph Covert in Ralph’s World; McCarter Theatre.

6 p.m.: Gala dinner and auction fund-raiser for Stuart Country Day School; Jasna Polana.

7 p.m.: Indian Music Festival; Princeton Public Library.

7 p.m.: New Jersey State Boxing Championships; Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Glee Club performance of George Frideric Handel’s Hercules; Richardson Auditorium.

8 p.m.: College of New Jersey Orchestra; Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall, The College of New Jersey, Ewing.

8 p.m.: Singer Barbara Cook; McCarter Theatre.

8:30 p.m.: Katy Pfaffl with Sean Dixon and percussionist Sebastion Guerrero; Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon Street.

Sunday, April 22

11 a.m.: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides Walk; Mercer County Park, West Windsor.

Noon to 4 p.m.: 9th Annual Lawrenceville Main Street Jubilee; Lawrenceville between Gordon and Phillips Avenues.

2 to 4 p.m.: Princeton Rep Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespear-e-thon; Palmer Square.

2 and 5 p.m.: Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

3 p.m.: Hunterdon Symphony spring concert; J.P. Case Middle School, Flemington.

3 p.m.: Benefit Concert for Habitat for Humanity with vocalist Susan Gaylord, pianist Philip Orr; Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, Ewing.

3 p.m.: Friends of Music Teacher’s Recital; Taplin Auditorium. Free.

4:30 p.m.: Princeton Singers; Johnson Education Center, D&R Greenway Trust, Rosedale Road.

8 p.m.: Choral concert by Collegium Musicum; Mildred & Ernest E. Concert Hall, The College of New Jersey, Ewing.

Monday, April 23

7 p.m.: Screening of PBS documentary The House We Live In, with commentary by Princeton University sociology professor Marta Tienda; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Second Chance Cinema; Kresge Auditorium, Princeton University.

8 p.m.: Music of the Ottoman Court and contemporary Turkish Art Music; Taplin Auditorium. Free.

Tuesday, April 24

9 and 11 a.m.: Camp Fire USA New Jersey Council’s 10th Annual Looney Tunes Character Breakfast; Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse, Clarion Hotel, Route 1. For reservations call (609) 695-8410.

4:30 to 7:30 p.m.: National Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism conference; Liberation Hall, Carl Fields Center, Princeton University. Free. For more information or to register, call (609) 497-2100, ext. 308.

4:30 p.m.: Cyril Black Memorial Lecture by Andrei Illarionov, former chief economic advisor to President Vladimir Putin; 219 Aaron Burr Hall, Princeton University.

6:30 to 10 p.m.: Tuesday Night Jazz with The Franklin Alison Jazz Quartet; Witherspoon Grill, Witherspoon Street.

8 p.m.: Falsettos; George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Also Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.

8 p.m.: Composers’ Ensemble at Princeton; Taplin Auditorium. Free.

8 p.m.: Shen Wei Dance Arts; McCarter Theatre.

Wednesday, April 25

7 p.m.: Princeton University Jazz Night; Salt Creek Grille, Princeton Forrestal Village. Free.

7:30 p.m.: “Cool Women, Food for Thought”; Princeton Public Library. Free.

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

Thursday, April 26

10 a.m.: Three Little Pigs; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Friday at 10 a.m., Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Borough-Township Joint Recreation Board; 380 Witherspoon Street.

7:30 p.m.: Judy Collins and Nancy Griffith; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

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

8 p.m.: Theatre Intime’s The Country Wife; Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray-Dodge Hall. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Lecture by Thom Mayne, 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize Winner; Friend Center 101, Princeton University. Free.

Friday, April 27

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Twilight Garden Tour of Indoor Display Garden; Duke Farms, Route 206, Hillsborough. Also Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For reservations call (908) 722-3700.

7:30 p.m.: Eastern Wind Symphony; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

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

8 p.m.: Bach & Handel Fest with Dryden Ensemble; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary.

8 p.m.: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players’ production of H.M.S. Pinafore; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: The Goodbye Girl; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Dance Improv, Live; All Saints’ Church.

8 p.m.: Westminster Jubilee Singers; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. (new date)

8 p.m.: Larry The Cable Guy; Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton.

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

8 and 10:30 p.m.: Comedians Artie Fletcher and Ward Anderson; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency. Also Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 28

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: New Jersey Folk Festival; Eagleton Institute, Douglass campus, Rutgers University, George Street and Ryders Lane, New Brunswick. Free.

10:30 a.m.: Children’s concert with Miss Amy; Montgomery Center for the Arts, Skillman.

Noon to 5 p.m.: Communiversity Festival of the Arts; downtown Princeton.

1 p.m.: Singer/songwriter Dalien; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, Skillman.

2 and 4 p.m.: The Three Pigs; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

3 p.m.: Lecture, The Art of Moorish Spain by Prof. Michael Barry, Princeton University Department of Near Eastern Studies; Princeton Public Library.

6 p.m.: 21st Anniversary Passage Theatre Benefit, The Good, The Bad, and The City: A Night on the Town; Trenton Marriott, Lafayette Yard, Trenton. For information, call (609) 392-0766.

7:30 p.m.: U.S. Army Field Band; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

8 p.m.: Voices Chorale and Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem; St. Paul’s Church, 214 Nassau Street. Also Sunday at 3 p.m. at Crossing Community Church, Newtown, Pa.

8 p.m.: The Dryden Ensemble; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary. Also Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Doylestown, Pa.

8 p.m.: Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti; McCarter Theatre.

8:30 p.m.: Singer Phyllis Heitjan; Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon Street.

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