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Vol. LXII, No. 50
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
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Wednesday, December 10

10 a.m.: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m., Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Holiday Open House; Drumthwacket, 354 Stockton Street. Reservations required; call (609) 683-0057.

2 and 8 p.m.: A Christmas Carol; Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pa. Also Thursday at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., Friday at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

2 to 4 p.m.: Princeton Windrows’ Holiday Open House Reception; Princeton Windrows, 2000 Windrow Drive. Free. To attend, call (800) 708-7007.

3 p.m.: Musical service of carols from around the world; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary. Also at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Free.

4:30 p.m.: Woodrow Wilson School public lecture by Dennis Ross, former Middle East Envoy under President Clinton, Whither the Middle East?”; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University. Free.

4:30 p.m.: Woodrow Wilson School public lecture by Harvard University Prof. Stanley Hoffman, “U.S. Foreign Policy, Past and Future”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University. Free.

5:30 p.m.: Public archaeology lecture by New York University Prof. Pamela Crabtree, “What the Anglo-Saxons Ate”; McCormick Hall 106, Princeton University. Free.

8 p.m.: Student jazz recital; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

8 p.m.: Mercer County Community College Jazz Band Winter Concert; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. Free.

Thursday, December 11

4:30 p.m.: Talk by former Senator Bill Bradley, “Russia: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University. Free.

4:30 p.m.: Woodrow Wilson School public lecture by Clark University Prof. Cynthia Enloe, “Taking Women Seriously to Make Sense of the Iraq War”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University. Free.

7:30 p.m.: A Christmas Carol; McCarter Theatre. Also Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 5:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by Time magazine journalist Michael Lemonick, author of The Georgian Star; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Kate and Dennis Varley and Friends, “From Carols to Classics”; Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pa.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Sinfonia; Richardson Auditorium.

8 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s Salsa and Latin Dance Party with Swing Sabroso band; Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street.

Friday, December 12

6 to 8 p.m.: Princeton Family YMCA Swim with Santa; Princeton Theological Seminary pool, West Windsor. Also Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Princeton Family YMCA, Paul Robeson Place. To register, call (609) 497-9622, ext. 204.

7 p.m.: New Jersey Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m.

7 p.m.: Jazz Concert with PHS Studio Band and PHS Jazz Ensemble; Princeton High School Cafeteria.

7:30 p.m.: Opera New Jersey’s HolidayFare Concert; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Screening of I.M. Pei: First Person Singular and the Museum on the Mountain, directed by Peter Rosen; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street. Free.

7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Joe Bublewicz and Steve Lazarus; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency. Also Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Brentano String Quartet; Richardson Auditorium. Free, but tickets required by calling (609) 258-9220.

8 p.m.: Plaid Tidings; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Mannheim Steamroller; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Hopewell Valley Chorus holiday concert; The Church of St. Ann., 1253 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville.

8 p.m.: Jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson and trio; Berlind Theatre.

8 p.m.: Actors’ NET of Bucks County production of Edward Albee’s Seascape; The Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 6 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 with singer-songwriter Don White; Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane.

Saturday, December 13

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: D&R Greenway-sponsored Indoor Winter Farm Market; Johnson Education Center, One Rosedale Road.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: “Festival of the Nativity” display of international crèches; Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street. Free. Also Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Noon: Gennady Spirin Holiday Book Signing; Taplin Gallery, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street.

Noon to 5 p.m.: Screening of short films by Charles and Ray Eames; McCormick 101, Princeton University. Free.

1 p.m.: Book Discussion/Signing with Ronda Wojcicki, author of Speech Class Rules: An Introduction to Speech Therapy for Children; B. Dalton Booksellers, Quaker Bridge Mall.

2 p.m.: Book Discussion/Signing with Sharon Sakson, author of Paws to Protect; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

3 p.m.: Soundscape Jazz Concert; Community Room, Princeton Public Library. Free.

6 p.m.: Friends of the Princeton University Library Winter Dinner with TV and radio talk show host Tavis Smiley; Carl Icahn Lab, Princeton University. For information, call (609) 258-3155.

6 p.m.: Princeton Singers concert, A Child’s Christmas in Wales; Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street.

7 p.m.: Exceptions To Gravity with Avner the Eccentric; Montgomery Performing Arts Center, Montgomery High School, Skillman.

7:30 p.m.: Kirtan Concert with Wynne Paris; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, Montgomery Professional Center, 50 Vreeland Drive, Skillman.

8 p.m.: Cabaret performers Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley; Berlind Theatre. Standing room only.

8 p.m.: New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra and Christ Church Choir performing Handel’s Messiah; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Ballroom Blitz social and dance; Suzanne Patterson Center.

Sunday, December 14

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Holiday Open House; Drumthwacket, 354 Stockton Street. Reservations required; call (609) 683-0057.

1:30 and 3 p.m.: Engelchor Consort; Princeton University Art Museum. Free.

2 p.m.: Folk Tale Puppets, Jonathan’s Journey: A Holiday Tale; Waldorf School of Princeton, 1062 Cherry Hill Road.

3 p.m.: Eric Mintel Quartet; Princeton Public Library. Free.

3 p.m.: Princeton Pro Musica, Handel’s Messiah; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

3 p.m.: Community Christian Choir concert, “Priceless Promise”; Villa Victoria Theater, 376 West Upper Ferry Road, Ewing. Free.

3 p.m.: Opera New Jersey’s HolidayFare Concert; Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick. Free.

4 p.m.: Princeton Girlchoir winter concert, “A Ceremony of Carols and Holiday Favorites”; Richardson Auditorium.

4 p.m.: New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

5 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers’ annual Winter Cotillion; Trinity Cathedral, 801 West State Street, Trenton.

7 p.m.: Kingston Women’s Chorus’s fourth annual Community Carol Sing-Along; Kingston United Methodist Church.

7:30 p.m.: Westminster Community Chorus and Chamber Choir concert, “Nativitas: An Evening of Christmas Music from Around the World”; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

Monday, December 15

7 p.m.: Township Committee; Township Municipal Complex.

Tuesday, December 16

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

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce Princeton/West Windsor Chapter Evening Networking Event, with proceeds benefiting McCarter Theater’s Tiny Tim Fund; McCarter Theater.

7:30 p.m.: Amateur Sight-Reading Orchestra’s Christmas “Pops” Concert; Lawrence Senior Center, 30 Darrah Lane, Lawrenceville.

7:30 p.m.: “McCarter Live at the Library” discussion of George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession, with actress Suzanne Bertish and director Emily Mann; Princeton Public Library.

Wednesday, December 17

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Holiday Open House; Drumthwacket, 354 Stockton Street. Reservations required; call (609) 683-0057.

Noon: Lecture by Princeton University professor of sociology Paul Starr, “Freedom’s Power: The History and Promise of Liberalism”; Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street.

2 and 8 p.m.: A Christmas Carol; Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pa. Also Thursday at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., Friday at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

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

8 p.m.: Mercer County Symphonic Band Winter Concert; Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. Free.

Thursday, December 18

7:30 p.m.: A Christmas Carol; McCarter Theatre. Also Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 5:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Talk and Open Forum with Charles Evered, “Evolution of a Writer”; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street.

7:30 p.m.: Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet; Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pa.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton High School Choir and Orchestra 63rd Annual Winter Concert; Princeton University Chapel. Free. Friday, December 19.

7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Johnny Mac and Ray Pinetti; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency. Also Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Actors’ NET of Bucks County production of Edward Albee’s Seascape; The Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 6 p.m.

8 p.m.: Plaid Tidings; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Voices Chorale concert, Nowell! Nowell!; Pennington Presbyterian Church, 13 South Main Street, Pennington.

8:30 p.m.: Jersey Jumpers Swing Dance Holiday Party; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Saturday, December 20

1 and 4:30 p.m.: American Repertory Ballet’s production of Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker; State Theatre, New Brunswick. Also Sunday at 1 and 4:30 p.m.

2 and 4 p.m.: Lazer Vaudeville; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College.

3 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Concert with Princeton High School Choir; Richardson Auditorium.

7:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Holiday Dinner Dance/Party; Suzanne Patterson Center.

8 p.m.: Voices Chorale concert, Nowell! Nowell!; St. Paul’s Church, Princeton.

Sunday, December 21

3 p.m.: Café Improv (music, poetry, comedy); Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street.

Monday, December 22

Recycling

Tuesday, December 23

7:30 p.m.: A Christmas Carol; McCarter Theatre. Also Wednesday at noon and 4 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 24

5:15 p.m.: Annual Christmas Eve Caroling, accompanied by members of the Blawenburg Band; Palmer Square. Free.

Thursday, December 25

Christmas Day

Friday, December 26

7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Gary Delena and Chris Rich; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency. Also Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

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