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Vol. LXIII, No. 7
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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Wednesday, February 18

5:30 p.m.: Lecture by Dr. Donny George, visiting professor from SUNY Stony Brook, “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.

12:15 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recital with violinist Dezheng Ping, cellist Carol Redfield Vizzini, and pianist Kathy Shanklin; Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street. 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.

8 p.m.: Passage Theatre’s staged reading of David White’s Blood: A Comedy; Mill Hill Playhouse, Front and Montgomery Streets, Trenton. 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.: This is Princeton revue with Princeton University faculty, staff, and students; Richardson Auditorium.

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/.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Ladies Tea at Princeton Battlefield; Thomas Clarke House, Princeton Battlefield State Park, Princeton Pike. Free.

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

6:30 to 7:30 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.

7:30 p.m.: Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Dublin Philharmonic concert, The Irish Spectacular; 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.

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

3 to 5 p.m.: Arts Council’s Black History Month celebration, featuring live music, art workshops, Mlanjeni’s Magical Theater; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street. Free.

4 p.m.: Jewish Film Festival screening of 2007 Israeli film Jellyfish; The Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street.

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, sponsored by Mercer County Community College Flight Team; 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

1:30 to 3 p.m.: Seminar, “It’s Your Money, Manage It to Meet Your Needs,” with financial planner Bea Tiberge; Princeton Windrows, 2000 Windrow Drive. Free.

4:30 p.m.: Talk, “A Regional Approach to Afghanistan,” by Barnett Rubin, Director of Studies at the Center on International Cooperation at NYU; Dodds Auditorium Robertson Hall, Princeton University. Free.

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.

8 p.m.: The King’s Singers; McCarter Theatre.

Tuesday, February 24

5 p.m.: Conversation with Mark Morris and Music Professor Simon Morrison; 50 McCosh Hall, Princeton University. Free.

8 p.m.: First of three public lectures by Harvard Professor Orlando Patterson on “A Short History of Freedom: The Origins and Institutionalization of Freedom”; McCosh Hall. Princeton University. Also Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Mark Morris Dance Group, with pianists Emanuel Ax and Yoko Nozaki; McCarter Theatre.

Wednesday, February 25

4:30 p.m.: Readings by Nicholson Baker and Karen Russell; Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

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.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum about 19th century Hasidic Master Rabbi Nahman of Brezlov; Center For Jewish Life, 70 Washington Road, Princeton University.

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.

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