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Vol. LXIV, No. 5
 
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
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Calendar

Wednesday, February 3

7:30 p.m.: Writers Talking Series talk by Bill Flanagan, author of Evening’s Empire; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Fetch Clay, Make Man; McCarter Theatre. Also Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Thursday, February 4

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by Michael Britt; Princeton University Chapel.

6:30 p.m.: J Street rollout (kickoff of its new national grassroots field program) with J Street Central NJ; Community Room, Township Municipal Complex.

7 to 9 p.m.: Public Forum, “Why It Matters: Unauthorized Immigration and the Greater Princeton Community”; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

8 p.m.: Brentano String Quartet; Richardson Auditorium.

8 p.m.: The Importance of Being Earnest; Don Evans Black Box Theater, The College of New Jersey, Ewing. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Friday, February 5

10:30 am.: Princeton Senior Resource Center’s Chinese New Year celebration; Suzanne Patterson Building.

1 p.m.: Princeton Senior Resource Center screening of The Red Shoes; Suzanne Patterson Building.

7:30 p.m.: Opera New Jersey and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presentation of Bizet’s Carmen; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Bedside Manners; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 6

3 p.m.: Talk by Dr. Theodota Chasapi, “The Roots of Love and Hate: From Conception to the First Days of Life”; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. For reservations, call (732) 8211144.

6 p.m.: Princeton University Art Museum’s Black and White Ball; University Art Museum. Followed at 8 p.m. by dinner and dancing at Prospect House. For information and tickets, call Jennifer Fekete-Donners at (609) 258-4057.

7:30 p.m.: William D. Carter III, Gospel, Classical, and Contemporary music; Arts Council.

7:30 p.m.: Warsaw; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

8 p.m.: Faculty Recital, “Contrasts in Sound,” with pianist James Goldworthy, soprano Judith Bettina, guitarist James Day, and flutist Peng Jiang; The Playhouse, Westminster Choir College.

Sunday, February 7

2 p.m.: Antiques Appraisal Day; Ellarslie Mansion, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park, Trenton.

2:30 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra; Gill Memorial Chapel, Rider University, Lawrenceville.

3 p.m.: Opera New Jersey and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presentation of Bizet’s Carmen; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

3 p.m.: Faculty Recital of 21st Century Music with tenor Christian Carey, cellist Jody Redhage, organist Joseph Arndt, flutist John McMurtery, pianist Ashlee Mack; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Free.

Monday, February 8

9 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Free tax preparation; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Reading by Delaware Valley Poets Dan Maguire and Joseph Longino; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

Tuesday, February 9

7:30 p.m.: Fetch Clay, Make Man; McCarter Theatre. Also Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, February 10

1 p.m.: Talk by Jasha Levi, author of The Last Exile; Princeton Senior Resource Center, Suzanne Patterson Building.

7 p.m.: Talk by journalist Peg Tyre, author of The Trouble With Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at Schools and What Parents and Educators Must Do; Athletic and Convocation Center, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1128 Great Road. To register, call (609) 924-8143.

7:30 p.m.: Concert by Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim and pianist Paul S. Jones; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary.

7:30 p.m.: Faculty recital by organist Ken Cowan; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Free.

Thursday, February 11

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by Taione Martinez; Princeton University Chapel.

Noon: Noontime Recital Series with Beverly Owens and Robert E. Stubbs Jr. performing Negro Spirituals; Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, 124 Witherspoon Street. Free.

2 p.m.: “Chinese Opera in Words, Spoken and Sung/Cultures, East and West”; Princeton Windrows, 2000 Windrow Drive. Free. For reservations, call Mary Ann Bond at (800) 708-7007.

7 p.m.: Engaged Retirement Speaker Series talk by Jim Herbert, Social Security Administration, on “What do I need to know about Social Security?”; Princeton Public Library.

7 p.m.: Dance Theater of Harlem Ensemble; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

8 p.m.: Through the Night; Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

8 p.m.: The Importance of Being Earnest; Don Evans Black Box Theater, The College of New Jersey, Ewing. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Friday, February 12

7:30 p.m.: Northern Harmony vocal ensemble; All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 16 All Saints’ Road.

8 p.m.: Bedside Manners; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Dance Improv; All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road.

Saturday, February 13

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: 40th Annual Rummage Sale; Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street.

2 and 7 p.m.: Cirque Mechanics’ Birdhouse Factory; McCarter Theatre. Also Sunday at 3 p.m.

7 p.m.: Father-Daughter Valentine’s Day Dance; YWCA Princeton, 59 Paul Robeson Place.

8 p.m.: Central Jersey Choral Society presentation of Mendelssohn’s Elijah; Princeton University Chapel.

Sunday, February 14

3 p.m.: Sunday Serenades Concert, “A St. Valentines Serenade”; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

3 p.m.: Princeton University faculty recital with Junko Ota Pecht and Ena Bronstein Barton; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

3 p.m.: “Cool Un-Yule” jazz concert with Jerry Rife, Phil Orr, Norm Edge, and Sean Dixon; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Free.

4 p.m.: Voices Chorale’s “In The Key of Love: A Valentine’s Day Cabaret” concert; Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center.

5 p.m.: Talk by Elizabeth Pilliod on art and poetry of Renaissance painter Agnolo Bronzino; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street. Free.

Tuesday, February 16

4:30 p.m.: Talk, “Forward Defense?” by Philip Zelikow, former executive director of the 9/11 Commission; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

Wednesday, February 17

Noon: “Lunch and Learn” lecture, “Afran’s African Adventure,” by Bruce Afran; Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Nicholas Thompson, author of The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

6:45 p.m.: SCORE seminar, “QuickBooks Basics for Small Business,” with certified QuickBooks Pro adviser Oria Gonzales; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour; McCarter

7:30 p.m.: Delaware Valley Poets poetry workshop; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

Thursday, February 18

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by Anthony Thurman; Princeton University Chapel.

7 p.m.: Bug by Tracy Letts; Yvonne Theater, Rider University, Lawrenceville. Also Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Grease; Mount Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Through the Night; Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

Friday, February 19

4:30 p.m.: Lecture by Kevin Dettmar, “Wilde to Dedalus to Hewson: ‘The Double Play’ of Irony in the Modern Irish Tradition”; Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Screening of Whitewash film about black surfers; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

8 p.m.: Organ music of British composers with Eric Plutz; Princeton University Chapel. Free.

8:15 p.m.: Princeton Folk Music Society concert with The Folk Brothers; Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane.

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society’s Jersey Jumpers Swing Dance; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Saturday, February 20

2 and 4 p.m.: The Little Mermaid; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College.

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Salsa Sensation dance; Suzanne Patterson Center.

Sunday, February 21

11 a.m.: Jazz Vespers Ensemble; Princeton University Chapel.

Noon to 3 p.m.: Celebration of George Washington’s 278th birthday; Rockingham Historic Site, Laurel Avenue/Kingston-Rocky Hill Road, Rocky Hill. For tour reservations, call (609) 683-7132.

1 p.m.: “Abraham Lincoln: Man of Sorrow,” with actor Christian Johnson; The Contemporary of Trenton, Victorian Townhouse Museum, 176 West State Street, Trenton. Free. To register, call (609) 298-6529.

3 p.m.: Princeton University Faculty Recital with pianist Geoffrey Burleson; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

3 p.m.: Steinway Society Musicale with pianist Zoya Shuhatovich; Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

3:30 p.m.: I Am Domestic Violence with Wambui Bahati. To register, call Debra Levenstein at (609) 987-8100.

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