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Vol. LXIV, No. 8
 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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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.: Readings by U.S.1 Poets Carlos Hernandez Pena and Catherine Magia; Princeton Public Library.

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.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by playwright Anna Deavere Smith, “The Song Inside of What They Said to Me: On Performing America”; McCosh Hall 50, Princeton University. Free.

8 p.m.: Ballet Folklórico de México; McCarter Theatre.

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.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Players’ production of Company, with music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Class of 1970 Theatre, Whitman College. Also Friday and Saturday at 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.

7:15 p.m.: Beauty and the Beast; Cor Unum Theater, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. Also Saturday at 1 and 7:15 p.m.

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

7:30 p.m.: William D. Carter III (rescheduled); Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

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.

8 p.m.: The Great American Backstage Musical; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Actors’ NET of Bucks County’s The Play’s the Thing; Heritage Center, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy; McCarter Theatre.

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

7:30 to 10:30 p.m.: Wissahickon Chicken Shack Band (American folk music); Wilson House, 240 Nassau Street.

7:30 p.m.: Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre performance of Sleeping Beauty; McCarter Theatre.

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.

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

Sunday, February 28

2 p.m.: Volanti Flute Quartet; Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park, Trenton.

3 p.m.: Peking Acrobats; McCarter Theatre.

3 p.m.: Gallery talk, “The Art of Love in the Middle Ages”; Princeton University Art Museum.

3 p.m.: Princeton University Glee Club; Richardson Auditorium.

4 to 6:30 p.m. The Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund (www.agfaf.org) is hosting an event at the home of Dottie and Joe Highland at 68 Colfax Road in Skillman to support the critical importance of women’s education around the world. The event provides the opportunity to meet four young Afghan women, who are studying in the U.S., and their host families. Call (609) 466-2232.

4 p.m.: Eastern Winds Symphony; Music Building Mayo Concert Hall, The College of New Jersey, Ewing.

4 p.m.: Nassau at Four concert with pianist Holly Chatham, violinist Patrick Wood, and soprano Christine Howlett; Nassau Presbyterian Church. Free.

6:30 p.m.: Rescheduled concert by Philadelphia Orchestra violinist and concertmaster David Kim and pianist Paul Jones; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary.

Monday, March 1

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Joy Moses of Center for American Progress, “Addressing Child Homelessness and Poverty: An Overview of Significant Federal Policies”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

Tuesday, March 2

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Bruce Malashevich, president and CEO of Economic Consulting Services, “The WTO & the Doha Round: Their Relevance to the Global Financial Crisis”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

5:30 p.m.: Women and Science debate with Julie des Jardins, Liza Feathersone, and Joan Girgus; Labyrinth Books.

6 p.m.: Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative talk by Kenneth Feinberg, America’s “Pay Czar”; McCormick Hall, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: Tech Talk by Eric Pilkington of Taft and Partners on emerging portable Internet device platforms; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Composers Ensemble; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

Wednesday, March 3

1 p.m.: Senior Resource Center talk by Jasha Levi, author of the memoir, The Last Exile; Suzanne Patterson Building. Free. To register, call (609) 924-7108.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Stuart Rabner, Supreme Court of New Jersey Chief Justice, “The New Jersey Supreme Court: A Perspective from the Bench,” followed by conversation with University Provost Christopher Eisgruber; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University. Free.

6 p.m.: Dining for Children’s Futures benefit; Mediterra Restaurant, 29 Hulfish Street. For reservations, call (609) 252-9680.

6 p.m.: Talk with Dr. Cornel West, and via telephone, Mumia Abu-Jamal, author of Jailhouse Lawyers; Labyrinth Books.

7 p.m.: Discussion/book signing with chef and TV personality Rocco DiSpirito, author of Now Eat This!; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

8 p.m.: Jazz Vespers; Princeton University Chapel. Free.

Thursday, March 4

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by Craig Williams; Princeton University Chapel.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Thomas Farr, Visiting Associate Professor of Religion and International Affairs at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, “The Widow’s Torment: International Religious Freedom and American Foreign Policy”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

5:30 p.m.: YWCA Princeton Annual Tribute to Women Awards Dinner; Hyatt Regency.

5:30 p.m.: Poetry reading by Rachel Galvin from her collection Pulleys & Locomotion; Labyrinth Books.

7 p.m.: Screening of documentary, Morristown: Where America Survived; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Anna Deavere Smith’s Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities; Matthews Acting Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Players’ production of Company, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Class of 1970 Theatre, Whitman College. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.

Friday, March 5

4:30 p.m.: Fund for Irish Studies Lecture by Crawford Gribben, “Heresy and the Supernatural in Cromwellian Ireland”; Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

8 p.m.: Voices Chorale concert, “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”; Pennington Presbyterian Church, 13 South Main Street, Pennington.

8 p.m.: Actors’ NET of Bucks County’s The Play’s the Thing; Heritage Center, Morrisville, Pa. 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.

8 p.m.: The Great American Backstage Musical; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Orchestra; Richardson Auditorium. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Senior thesis production of Alice – A New Play, by Veronica Siverd ‘10; Berlind Theatre. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 6

8 a.m.: NJ FIRST Robotics Competition for High School Students; Sun National Bank Center, 81 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton. Also Sunday at 9 a.m. Free.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Symposium, “A Legacy of Learning: Blacks in Higher Education,” examining Haitian earthquake and humanitarian response to it; The Friend Center, Princeton University. To register, visit http://princetonbhs.eventbrite.com.

3 and 8 p.m.: The Wedding Singer; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

5 p.m.: Organ concert by Dr. James Hicks, performing works of Swedish composer Fredrik Sixten; Princeton University Chapel. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Rider Dance Ensemble, “Rider Dances in the 21st Century”; Yvonne Theater, Rider University, Lawrenceville. Also Sunday at 3 p.m.

8 p.m.: Sarah Donner’s Indie Music Night; Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center.

8 p.m.: Westminster Chapel Choir; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

Sunday, March 7

3 p.m.: Faculty recital with cellist Alistair MacRae; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall, Princeton University.

3 p.m.: Westminster faculty recital, “Celebrating the Romantic Piano Duo” with pianists Phyllis Alpert Lehrer and Ena Bronstein Barton; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

3 p.m: Cabaret with Broadway baritone Craig Rubano and pianist Beth Ertz; Unitarian Universalist Church, 268 Washington Crossing Road, Titusville.

5 p.m.: Talk, “The Italian Civil War,” by Paolo Mastrolilli, foreign news editor of Italy’s RAI 1 News; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street.

7 p.m.: Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra; Princeton Alliance Church, Plainsboro.

Monday, March 8

7 p.m.: Readings by poet Judy Michaels; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Readings by Delaware Valley Poets James King and Robert Rosenbloom; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, U.S. 1.

Tuesday, March 9

3 p.m.: Workshop, “Volunteering: Building a Resume for an Encore Career,” with Adrienne Rubin, Executive Director of VolunteerConnect; Princeton Public Library.

5:30 p.m.: Annual James Baldwin Lecture by Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman, “The Meaning of Race in the Post-Genome Era”; Richardson Auditorium. For tickets, call (609) 258-9220.

6:45 p.m.: SCORE seminar, “5 Steps to Start a Business”; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Jesus Christ Superstar; Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial, Trenton.

8 p.m.: Senior thesis production of Alice — A New Play, by Veronica Siverd ‘10; Berlind Theatre. Also Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 10

7 to 8:30 p.m.: Latin American Task Force of Princeton’s Ask-a-Lawyer Program; Princeton Public Library

Thursday, March 11

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by Edward Moore; Princeton University Chapel.

7 p.m.: Engaged Retirement Speaker Series talk by Deborah Breslin, “What do I need to know about Medicare?”; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Alash Ensemble; Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center.

Friday, March 12

2 p.m.: Princeton Senior Resource Center talk by Kristina Haugland, Assistant Curator, Department of Costume and Textiles, Philadelphia Museum of Art, “Revealing, A Brief History of Underwear and the Fashionable Ideal”; Suzanne Patterson Building. To register, call (609) 924-7108.

7 p.m.: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Na’Bodach, The Voice of Celtic Music; Ellarslie Mansion, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park, Trenton.

7:30 p.m.: Screening of Joan Braderman’s documentary The Heretics; Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

8 p.m.: The Great American Backstage Musical; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Actors’ NET of Bucks County’s The Play’s the Thing; Heritage Center, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

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

8 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Richardson Auditorium.

8 p.m.: American Buffalo; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Moscow Festival Ballet, Swan Lake; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Saturday, March 13

10 a.m. to noon: Open House; Waldorf School of Princeton, 1062 Cherry Hill Road.

Noon: Harlem Globetrotters; Sun Bank Center, Trenton.

2 p.m.: Book discussion/signing with Kate DiCamillo, author of The Magician’s Elephant; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

8 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

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