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Vol. LXIII, No. 16
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
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Calendar

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

7:30 p.m.: Tyler Perry’s The Marriage Counselor; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton. Also Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

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

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.

5:30 p.m.: Albert Einstein Memorial Lecture by Dr. Alan J. Heeger, “Turning the Dream of Low Cost Solar Cells Into a Reality”; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

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 to 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.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Players’ Orpheus Waking; Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.

Friday, April 24

8 a.m. to 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.

4 p.m.: Ozma of Oz; Theatre Intime, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University. Also Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.

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.: 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.

8 p.m.: Westminster Opera Theater’s Dialogues des Carmélites; The Playhouse, Westminster Choir College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 25

9 to 10 a.m.: Princeton Regional Health Department and Animal Control’s Spring Free Rabies Clinic; Community Park Pool, 400 Witherspoon Street.

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

1 to 3:30 p.m.: Arbor Day celebration; Mapleton Preserve, D & R Canal State Park, 145 Mapleton Road. Free.

2 p.m.: Al-Bustan Percussion Ensemble; Princeton Public Library.

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

6 p.m.: Princeton Festival Gala; Bedens Brook Country Club.

6:30 p.m.: West African Drumming Workshop; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, Skillman.

7 to 10 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s Cafe Improv cabaret; Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center, 102 Witherspoon Street.

7:30 p.m.: Sweet Honey in the Rock; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Voices Chorale and Newtown Chamber Orchestra, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass; St. Paul’s Church, 214 Nassau Street.

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

8 p.m.: TAKE Dance Company; Hagan Dance Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

8 p.m.: Music ensemble Fireworks; Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown.

Sunday, April 26

Noon to 4 p.m.: Lawrenceville Main Street’s 11th Annual Jubilee; Village of Lawrenceville between Gordon and Phillips Avenues.

2 p.m.: New School for Music Study Faculty Recital; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary.

3:30 p.m.: Guild for Early Music program, “Knights, Dragons and Pilgrims”; Princeton Public Library.

4 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra, with Princeton resident pianist Soyeon Lee; Richardson Auditorium.

4 p.m.: Vocal ensemble F7 p.m.: Classic rocker Joe Cocker; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Milonga Tangazo dance; Suzanne Patterson Center.

Monday, April 27

Recycling

2 to 10 p.m.: Inaugural Princeton Poetry Festival; Richardson Auditorium. Also Tuesday from 2 to 10 p.m. Free but reservations required; visit www.princeton.edu/arts/poetryfestival.

7 p.m. : American Repertory Ballet’s Waiting in the Wings: Dancing Through the Ages; State Theatre, New Brunswick. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Adult School’s Second Chance Cinema screening of Man on Wire; 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.

Tuesday, April 28

1:30 p.m.: Talk by Ronald J. Manheimer, Executive Director of North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement, “Creating the Retirement Lifestyle You Want”; Princeton Windrows, 2000 Windrow Drive. Free. For reservations, call Patti Jo Robinson at (800) 708-7007.

4:30 p.m.: Lecture, “Race and Redemption: Barack Obama and the Memory of Civil Rights,” by Prof. Thomas J. Sugrue; Frist Campus Center, Room 302.

4:30 p.m.: Talk, “Imperialism without Empire in the Middle East: History and Consequences of Oil Scarcity Assumptions in U.S. National Security Policy,” by Prof. Bernard Haykel and Rogern Stern of Princeton Environmental Institute; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton Univeristy.

5:30 p.m.: Talk, “The Impact of Climate Change on Global Viticulture,” by University of Maryland professor Antonio Busalacchi; McCosh Hall 10, Princeton University.

6:45 to 9 p.m.: Princeton SCORE Seminar, Advertising for Small Business; Princeton Public Library. Free. To Register, call (609) 393-0505.

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

8 p.m.: Farnum Lecture, “Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues: Bass Lines of Music History,” by Alex Ross, author of The Rest is Noise; McCosh Hall 10, Princeton University.

Wednesday, April 29

4:30 p.m.: Lecture, “Obama and the Truly Disadvantaged: The Politics of Race and Class,” by Prof. Thomas J. Sugrue; Frist Campus Center, Room 302.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Amb. Zhou Wenzhong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, “China-U.S. Relations in the New Era”; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

6:30 p.m.: Seminar, “The Ins and Outs of Property Reevaluation”; Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street. Free.

8 p.m.: Certificate Program in Musical Performance Recital with pianist Holger Staude; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

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

Thursday, April 30

4:30 p.m.: Lecture, “Post-Racial America?,” by Prof. Thomas J. Sugrue; Frist Campus Center, Room 302.

5:30 p.m.: Talk by Princeton University Associate Prof. of Sociology Devah Pager, author of Marked; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

7 p.m.: “Farmers on Farming” talk on sustainable farming by Caroline Phinney of Orchard Farm Organics; Whole Earth Center, 360 Nassau Street. Free.

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, May 1

Property Taxes Due

4 p.m.: “Hollywood Takes On the Great Depression” screening of Frank Capra’s American Madness; Princeton Public Library. Free.

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