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Vol. LXIV, No. 7
 
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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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.

5 p.m.: Lecture, “Jersey Roots, Global Reach: A Rutgers Voice at Senate and State,” by Lona Valmoro, Special Assistant to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, 191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick. Free.

6 p.m.: Unveiling of five-panel painting “Michael Graves” by Mel Leipzig; Johnson Gallery, Somerset Art Association, 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster. For information, call (908) 234-2345.

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 with vocalist Kurt Elling, pianist Kenny Barron, violinist Regina Carter, and guitarist Russell Malone; McCarter Theatre.

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.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by Elena Gorokhova, author of the memoir A Mountain of Crumbs; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Pink Floyd Experience; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: A Chorus Line; McAneny Theater, Princeton Day School. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 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.

8 p.m.: Princeton Shakespeare Company’s The Tempest; Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray-Dodge Hall. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 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.: The Who’s Tommy; Hun School of Princeton. Also Saturday at 8:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

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

8 p.m.: Pierrot Productions’ Pygmalion; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

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

8 p.m.: Karen Rodriguez Latin Jazz Ensemble; Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pa.

8 p.m.: Jazz Night with The Landham Brothers; James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, Pa. For tickets, call (215) 340-9800.

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

11 a.m. and 5 p.m.: Benefit performances of Jenny Allen’s one-woman show I Got Sick Then I Got Better; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street.

1 p.m.: Book signing by John Frederick, author of A Royal American; Borders Books & Music, Nassau Park.

1:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Annual New Jersey Music Teachers Association Children Helping Children Performathon; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Also Sunday from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Williamson Hall, Westminster Choir College. Free.

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

8 p.m.: Jesus Christ Superstar; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

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

8 p.m.: Arlo Guthrie Family Legacy Tour; McCarter Theatre.

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

Sunday, February 21

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Demonstrations of sewing, weaving on a tape loom, knitting, quilting, and other 18th century hand skills; Thomas Clarke House, Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Road. Free.

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.: Faculty Recital, “Inspiration from the Yoga Sutras,” with bass-baritone Mark Moliterno and pianist Laura Ward; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Free.

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.

Monday, February 22

7:30 p.m.: Talk by Fred I. Greenstein, Princeton University professor of politics emeritus and author of Inventing the Job of President: Leadership Style from George Washington to Andrew Jackson; Princeton Public Library.

7.30 p.m.: Planet Café; Camillo’s Cafe, Princeton Shopping Center.

Tuesday, February 23

10 a.m.: Children’s “Winter Read & Explore” program; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

7:30 p.m.: SmartTalk Connected Conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Beyond Eat, Pray, Love; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: New Zealand dance company Black Grace; McCarter Theatre.

Wednesday, February 24

4:30 p.m.: Talk, “The Role of Global NGOs in World Politics: The Case of International Relief and Development NGOs,” by Peter Bell, former president of CARE; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

5 to 9 p.m.: New Jersey High School Jazz Combo Festival; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

7:30 p.m.: Faculty Recital with soprano Margaret Cusack and pianist J.J. Penna; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

8 p.m.: Orion String Quartet and pianist Peter Serkin, Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F Minor; McCarter Theatre.

Thursday, February 25

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by Kathy McNeil; Princeton University Chapel.

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

8 p.m.: Princeton Shakespeare Company’s The Tempest; Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray-Dodge Hall. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.

Friday, February 26

1:30 p.m.: Talk, “The Unforgiving Minute: Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century,” by Craig Mullaney, Principal Director of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia Policy at the Department of Defense; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: Talk by Chris Cleave, author of Little Bee; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial, Trenton.

8 p.m.: The Who’s Tommy; Hun School of Princeton. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Fiddler on the Roof; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Saturday, February 27

1 p.m.: Mlanjani’s Magical Theater; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

3 and 7 p.m.: Le Grand Cirque; State Theatre, New Brunswick. Also Sunday at 2 p.m.

6:30 p.m.: American Red Cross of Central New Jersey annual fundraising gala; Green Acres Country Club, Lawrenceville. For information, call (609) 951-2114.

7 p.m.: Princeton Singers; Princeton University Art Museum. Also Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

7 p.m.: Concert by Lawrenceville School’s The Lawrentians choir and Collegium orchestra; Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, 2688 Main Street. Free.

8 p.m.: Westminster Kantorei, Fuma Sacra, and Fuma Sacra Baroque Orchestra performing Bach’s St. Matthew Passion; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble, “Stolen Moments: The Music of Oliver Nelson”; Richardson Auditorium.

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