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Vol. LXIII, No. 6
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
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Calendar

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 Max Bergmann, 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.

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.

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

8 p.m.: Chicago troupe 500 Clown’s Frankenstein; Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick. Also Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 7 and 10 p.m.

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

Thursday, February 12

4:30 p.m.: Book discussion and signing with Princeton residents Roland Laird and Taneishia Nash Laird, authors of Still I Rise: A Graphic History of African Americans; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Barnett Rubin, “A Regional Approach to Afghanistan”; Robertson Hall, Princeton University. CANCELLED.

7 p.m.: Screening of The Baxter and discussion with filmmaker Michael Showalter; Princeton Public Library. Free.

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

8 p.m.: Shakespeare ’70 production of George Bernard Shaw’s Candida; Don Evans Black Box Theater, Kendall Hall, The College of New Jersey, Ewing. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Hubbard Street Dance Company; McCarter Theatre.

Friday, February 13

7 p.m.: Talk by Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr., author of Lincoln On Race and Slavery; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Opera New Jersey’s Die Fledermaus; McCarter Theatre.

7:30 p.m.: Black History Month concert with Lenny White and Friends; Princeton High School Performing Arts Center.

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

8 p.m.: Valentine’s Eve Big Band Concert and Dance with The Monday Blues Big Band; Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street. Free.

8 p.m.: Pianist Jocelyn Drummond; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

8 to 10:15 p.m.: Dance Improv; All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road.

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

8 p.m.: The Drowsy Chaperone; State Theatre, New Brunswick. Also Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 14

9 to 10 a.m.: Princeton Regional Health Department and Animal Control’s Free Rabies Clinic; Witherspoon Street Firehouse, 363 Witherspoon Street. Dogs must be on leashes, cats in cat carriers. For more information, call (609) 497-7608.

2 and 4 p.m.: If You Give a Pig a Pancake; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College.

3 to 5 p.m.: Lecture and discussion on “Wisdom of Lao Tzu” sponsored by Great Light Tao study group; Princeton Public Library.

6:30 p.m.: Darla Rich Jazz Quintet; Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn, Hopewell.

7 p.m.: Salon 33 Concert and Potluck Dinner with singers Jan Baldwin and Derry Light and duo pianists Tim Brown and Dick Swain; Looking Glass Pond, 800 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction. For reservations, call (609) 720-0098.

7 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Ballroom Blitz Valentine’s dance; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

7:30 p.m.: Reduced Shakespeare Company’s Completely Hollywood (abridged); McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Princeton Singers concert, If Music Be the Food of Love; Johnson Education Center, D&R Greenway Land Trust, 1 Preservation Place.

Sunday, February 15

1 and 5 p.m.: Environmental Film Series screening of documentary The Gods of Our Fathers; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road. Free.

2 p.m.: Folk Tale Puppets, Speech of the Beasts, an Indian Tale; Waldorf School of Princeton, 1062 Cherry Hill Road.

3:30 p.m.: Guild for Early Music children’s concert of music and dancing; Princeton Public Library.

3 p.m.: “Jazz Orr-iginals” concert with Phil Orr & Phriends; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Free.

4 p.m.: The Practitioners of Musick; Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane.

Monday, February 16

Recycling

10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Family Day performances of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

4:30 p.m.: Lecture by Sarah Jones Nelson, Director of Princeton Project on Fragility, “The Fragility of Truth and Other Inescapable Facts”; Lewis Library, Princeton University.

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

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

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

8 p.m.: Literary Fiction Book Group discussion of Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

Wednesday, February 18

5:30 p.m.: Lecture by Dr. Donny George, SUNY Stony Brook visiting professor, “The Looting of the Iraq Museum”; McCormick Hall 101, Princeton University. Free.

Thursday, February 19

Noon: Talk by The Rev. Michelle Bazin, pastor of New Horizon Baptist Church in Groveville, “The Role of the Church from Slavery to Today”; Communications Building, Room 110, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. Free.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by retired Air Force Colonel Sam Gardiner, “The Ugly Stuff on the Table: The Military and Covert Options for Iran”; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: Cabaret Musical Mom’s the Word; The Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street.

8 p.m.: Jazz at the Robeson Center with John Bianculli Group; Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street.

8 p.m.: DrumLine Live; State Theatre, New Brunswick. Also Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Theatre Intime production of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses; Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Shakespeare ’70 production of George Bernard Shaw’s Candida; Don Evans Black Box Theater, Kendall Hall, The College of New Jersey, Ewing. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Student musical, Working; Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Friday, February 20

Noon: Lecture by Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, “The Challenges for Women in Politics”; Administration Building, Room 131, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. Free.

7:30 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s “Best of Shakespearean Romance” concert; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

8 p.m.: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific; Hun School of Princeton. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Maria Schneider Orchestra; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Lewis Center for the Arts’ Spring into Dance Spring Dance Festival; Berlind Theatre. Also Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m.

8 p.m.: The Sunshine Boys; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8:15 p.m.: Princeton Folk Music Society concert by folksinger-songwriter Anne Hills; Christ Congregation Church.

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

Saturday, February 21

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Symposium, “From the Middle Passage to the Oval Office: Defining the Black Experience,” with actress Phylicia Rashad, former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, and others; Friend Center, Princeton University. To register, visit http://gradschool.princeton.edu/forms/divforms/black_history_symposium/.

6 to 11 p.m.: Annual Boheme Opera New Jersey fund-raising gala; Trenton Marriott at Lafayette Yard.

6:30 p.m.: Rhythm, Dance, & Drum Circle; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, Skillman.

7 p.m.: Mardi Gras Evening sponsored by Friends of Alouette International; Union Firehouse, 1396 Route 29, Titusville.

8 p.m.: Dublin Philharmonic; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman; Yvonne Theater, Fine Arts Building, Rider University, Lawrenceville.

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

Sunday, February 22

Noon, 1, 2, and 3 p.m.: Washington’s 277th birthday tours; Rockingham Historic Site, Laurel Avenue/Kingston-Rocky Hill Road, Kingston. To register, call (609) 683-7132.

6 p.m.: Westminster Foundation Annual Benefit Dinner, with talk by Frank Schaeffer, “Inclusive Spirituality in an Exclusive World”; Nassau Presbyterian Church.

6 p.m.: RockFest 2009; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College.

7 p.m.: Café Improv award winners; Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street.

Monday, February 23

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

7:30 p.m.: African-American Interest Book Group discussion of Langston Hughes’ only novel, Not Without Laughter; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

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

Wednesday, February 25

7:30 p.m.: Township Environmental Commission; Township Municipal Complex.

Thursday, February 26

7 p.m.: Carrier Clinic’s “Parent and Teen Communication: A Workshop for Families”; Chicklet Books, Princeton Shopping Center. To register, call (908) 281-1513.

7 p.m.: John Hammond; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

8 p.m.: Theatre Intime production of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses; Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Friday, February 27

7:15 p.m.: Once Upon a Mattress; Stuart Country Day School. Also Saturday at 7:15 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Screening of Aurora Borealis with discussion by director James Burke; Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street. Free.

8 p.m.: The Sunshine Boys; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Actors’ NET of Bucks County’s The Last Days of the Dinosaurs; Heritage Center Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 6 p.m.

8 p.m.: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific; Hun School of Princeton. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman; Yvonne Theater, Fine Arts Building, Rider University, Lawrenceville. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 28

2 p.m.: Black History Month concert with Wycliffe Gordon ensemble; Princeton High School Performing Arts Center.

2 and 4 p.m.: Striking Viking Story Pirates; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College.

8 p.m.: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana; Mount Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown.

8 p.m.: Le Triomphe de l’amour; Unitarian Church of Princeton.

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

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