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Vol. LXIV, No. 17
 
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
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Wednesday, April 28

4:30 p.m.: Lecture, “Fidelity and Flux: How We Build Our Constitution,” by Yale Law School Professor of Constitutional Law Jack Balkin; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

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 signing by Martha A. Sandweiss, author of Passing Strange : A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line; Lewis Science Library, 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.

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

8 p.m.: Free screening of 90-minute documentary Countdown to Zero; Garden Theater, 160 Nassau Street. Reservations required; call (609) 924-5022.

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.

4:30 p.m.: Lecture, “Leading Universities in the 21st Century: Chances and Challenges,” by University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann; Lewis Thomas Lab, Room 3, Princeton University.

4:30 p.m.: Talk, “Inequality and the Labor Market,” by Claus Offe, Professor of Political Sociology, Hertie School of Governance; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Theological Seminary handbell concert, “Hymns! Hymns! Hymns!”; Nassau Presbyterian Church.

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

8 p.m.: “An Evening with David Morrow” lecture-performance focusing on African-American music, with Westminster Schola Cantorum; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

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.

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

11 a.m.: DanceVision Youth Ensemble’s excerpts from the ballet The Secret Garden; Princeton Public Library.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Spiritual Heritage Day; Johnson Ferry House historic site, Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville. Free.

1 to 3 p.m.: Book signing with John M. Phillips, author of What Happened to Our America?; Borders Books, 601 Nassau Park Boulevard.

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.

7:30 p.m.: Bravura Chamber Players; Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

8 p.m.: Richard Nader’s Solid Gold Rock and Roll Show; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Princeton Pro Musica presentation of Brahms’ Requiem; Richardson Auditorium.

8:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society California Mix dance; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Sunday, May 2

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Revolutionary War Artillery Training Day with Mott’s Company of the 2nd Continental Artillery reenactment unit; Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Road. Free.

3 p.m.: Eighth Annual Dixieland Hymns and Spirituals Concert with Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings band; Morrisville United Methodist Church, 501 West Maple Avenue, Morrisville, Pa.

3 p.m.: CWW On Stage presentation of Not Just Surviving… But Thriving; Community Room, Princeton Public Library.

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

5 p.m.: Talk, “The Galilean Telescope and Its Rivals” by Princeton University Professor Eileen Reeves; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street. Free.

7 p.m.: Antioch Chamber Ensemble concert of choral works; Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 177 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction.

7:15 p.m.: Talk by Jasha Levi, author of The Last Exile, The Tapestry of a Life; 102 McCormick, Princeton University Art Museum.

Monday, May 3

11 a.m.: Registration for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Mercer County golf outing; Cherry Valley Country Club. To register, visit www.bbbsmercer.org.

Tuesday, May 4

5:30 p.m.: Poetry reading by C.K. Williams; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

7:30 p.m.: Take Flight; Berlind Theatre. Also Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, May 5

5:30 p.m.: Conversation, “Religion and Politics,” with Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

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

Thursday, May 6

Noon: Noontime Recital with The Crosswinds Trio; Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, 124 Witherspoon Street.

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by John Miller; Princeton University Chapel.

5:30 p.m.: Dinner and talk, “Challenges of Caregiving,” by Gail Sheehy, author of Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence; Hamilton Area YMCA Community Education Conference Room, 1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton. For reservations, call (888) 897-8979.

6 to 8 p.m.: Free oral cancer screening; University Medical Center at Princeton Clinic, Suite B, 253 Witherspoon Street. To register, call (888) 897-8979.

Friday, May 7

9 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Princeton Theological Seminary annual used book sale; Whiteley Gymnasium, Princeton Theological Seminary. Also Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

7 to 9 p.m.: “In The Garden” Prom for teens and young adults 13 to 30 with special needs; Suzanne Patterson Center. For information, call Stacie at Recreation Department at (609) 921-9480.

7:30 p.m.: Third Annual Fashion Show featuring 20 reenactors from New Jersey’s historic sites and museums portraying fashionable figures from New Jersey history; Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville.

8 p.m.: My Fair Lady; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 2 and 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.

Saturday, May 8

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Annual Heirloom Plant Sale; Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Princeton/Pettoranello Sister City Foundation annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale; Community Park North parking lot.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Spring Sale benefiting local charities, with food, live music, silent auction; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Annual Spring Fling; Princeton Shopping Center.

2 and 7 p.m.: Princeton Ballet School’s The Sleeping Beauty; Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial, Trenton.

7 p.m.: DanceVision’s The Secret Garden ballet; West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South Performing Arts Center, West Windsor. Also Sunday at 1 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Steve Hudson Chamber Ensemble; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble concert, “Soul on Soul: Celebrating the Music and Legacy of Mary Lou Williams”; Richardson Auditorium.

8 p.m.: Patti LuPone’s one-woman show Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: U.S. premiere of Nalmes Folk Dance Spectacular; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Ballroom Blitz dance; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

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