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Vol. LXIII, No. 5
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
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Calendar

Wednesday, February 4

Noon to 12:30 p.m.: Recital, “The Organ and Friends,” by Janet Miller and Noel Werner; Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, 124 Witherspoon Street.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Christopher Chyba, Director of the Program on Science & Global.

Security at the Woodrow Wilson School, “Arms Control Challenges for the Incoming Administration”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: Eclipsed; The Room, Berlind Theatre. Also Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Ageless Living Workshop; Center for Relaxation and Healing, 666 Plainsboro Road Building 600, Plainsboro. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Mrs. Warren’s Profession; Berlind Theatre. Also Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: “Wine and Wellness: Eat, Drink and Be Healthy” workshop; Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pa.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by Princeton University professor Maria DiBattista, author of Imagining Virginia Woolf: An Experiment in Critical Biography; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Book discussion and signing with Adriana Trigiani, author of Very Valentine; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

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

Thursday, February 5

4:30 p.m.: Policy address by U.S. Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; McCosh 10, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: Book talk and signing by Sandy McClure and Bob Ingle, authors of The Soprano State; Chicklet Books, Princeton Shopping Center.

8 p.m.: Classical Guzheng Concert with Yang Yi, celebrating Chinese New Year; Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street.

8 p.m.: Princeton University public lecture by George Packer, author of The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, on “The New Liberalism”; McCosh Hall 50, Princeton University.

Friday, February 6

10 a.m.: Goldilocks and the Three Bears; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Dan Gunn, American University of Paris, on From Spasm to Indigence: The Writer’s Duty as Revealed Through Samuel Beckett’s Letters; Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

5 p.m.: Rock Band and Guitar Hero Jam; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: “Write on Witherspoon Street,” readings of original prose and poetry by area high school students; Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Open Mic Nite; Chicklet Books, Princeton Shopping Center.

8 p.m.: Man of La Mancha; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Orson’s Shadow; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 6 p.m.

8 p.m.: STREB: Invisible Forces; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Don’t Dress for Dinner; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Shakespeare’s Othello, senior creative thesis production by Princeton University senior Jackie Bello; Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 7

10 to 11:30 a.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s 24th Annual Valentine Workshop; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street. Also noon to 1:30 p.m., 2 to 3:30 p.m.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Annual Lawrenceville/Princeton Antiques Show; National Guard Armory, Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrenceville. Also Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: “Absolutely A Cappella!” concert with Princeton Girlchoir, University of Pennsylvania’s Off the Beat, Rutgers’ ShockWave, and NYU’s N’Harmonics; Performing Arts Center, Princeton High School.

7:30 p.m.: Screening of The Dinner Game; West Windsor Branch, Mercer County Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor.

8 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra annual PSO Pops! Broadway Concert, with soprano Barbara Cook; Richardson Auditorium.

8 p.m.: Westminster Choir College Faculty Recital with James Goldsworthy, piano, Judith Bettina, soprano, and Fiorella Araya-Cheng, piano; The Playhouse, Westminster Choir College.

8 p.m.: “Canadian Spirits II: Songs of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, and Stan Rogers,” with David Brahinsky & Friends; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, Skillman.

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society California Mix dance; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

9 p.m. to midnight: Central Jersey Dance Society Argentine Tango Milonga; Suzanne Paterson Building.

Sunday, February 8

1 p.m.: Greeting cards workshop with Linda Willimer of Stampin’ Up!; Princeton Public Library. To register, call (609) 924-9529.

3 p.m.: Steinway Society musicale with pianist Noriko Schneiderman and flutist John Lane; Recital Hall of Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

3 p.m.: If You Ever Leave Me… I’m Going With You!; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

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

3 to 5 p.m.: Family Folk Dance; Princeton Friends School, 470 Quaker Road. Free.

4 p.m.: Nassau at Four recital of Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes by students of Sharon Sweet; Nassau Presbyterian Church.

5 p.m.: The music of Italian composer Ennio Morricone, presented and discussed by concert pianist Alessandra Tiraterra; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street. Free.

Monday, February 9

4 p.m.: Historic Preservation Commission; Township Municipal Complex, 400 Witherspoon Street.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Dan Kelly, Founder and Executive Director of the Global Action Foundation, “Global Health: Sierra Leone’s Classroom,” and screening of documentary Pride of Lions; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: “Writing and Working” workshop with business writing consultant Richard Trenner; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Guitar Summit; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Adult School’s Second Chance Cinema screening of The Edge of Heaven; Kresge Auditorium, Princeton University.

7:30 p.m.: Delaware Valley Poets and Open Mic session with Pat Hardigree; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

Tuesday, February 10

Noon: Talk by civil rights activist Jesse Epps, “Civil Rights Then and Now: Where Do We Go From Here?”; Communications Building, CM 109, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. Free.

4:30 p.m.: Talk, “Public Life and Faith,” by Tony Hall, former U.S. Ambassador to Rome and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7:30 p.m.: Mrs. Warren’s Profession; Berlind Theatre. Also Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Sight Unseen; George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Also Wednesday at 8 p.m., Thursday at 2 and 8 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, February 11

10:30 a.m.: Talk and book signing by Gwen Southgate, author of Coin Street Chronicles: London’s Vanished Old South Bank Area; Princeton Senior Resource Center, 45 Stockton Street.

4:30 p.m.: Talk, “Restoring American Military Power,” by Larry Korb, former Assistant Secretary of Defense and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and Max Bergmann, Deputy Policy Director at the National Security Network; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by wellness consultants on “Superfoods: The Fabulous Fourteen”; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Singer-songwriter Ben Folds; McCarter Theatre.

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