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Vol. LXIII, No. 8
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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Calendar

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.: Johnson Park School fifth grade students’ presentation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest; Johnson Park School. For information, call (609) 806-4246.

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.

Friday, February 27

4:30 p.m.: Lecture, “Shades of Green: Ireland and Climate Change,” by Kevin Sweeney, Director, Irish American Climate Project; Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

5:30 p.m.: “Reflections on Water” Poetry Reading and Reception; Johnson Education Center, D&R Greenway Land Trust, 1 Preservation Place. To register, call (609) 9244646.

7 pm: Screening of Aurora Borealis with director James Burke; Garden Theater, 160 Nassau Street.

7 to 9 p.m.: Wine and cheese tasting; Cherry Grove Farm, 3200 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville.

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

7:15 p.m.: Talk by Rep. Rush Holt, “Legislative Priorities of the 111th Congress”; Efros Auditorium, Caspersen History House, Peddie School, Hightstown. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Flutists Barbara Highton Williams and Lauren Zavlunov; Looking Glass Pond, 800 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction.

8 p.m.: The Pendragons: Magical Theatre Company; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Comedians Carl Labove, Mark Riccadonna, and Steve Trevelise; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency. Also 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

8 p.m.: Midlife! The Crisis Musical!; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 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 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

8:15 a.m. to noon: Princeton Regional Schools Education Symposium; John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane.

11 a.m. and 2 p.m.: Dan Zanes and Friends; McCarter Theatre.

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.

4 to 7 p.m.: Trenton City Museum Family and Community Game Night; Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park, Trenton. To register, call (609) 394-8018.

7 to 10 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s Cafe Improv cabaret; Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center, 102 Witherspoon Street.

p.m.: Princeton University Glee Club, Richard Tang Yuk, conductor; Richardson Auditorium.

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.

8 p.m.: Westminster Chapel Choir concert, “Let Music Live!”; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

Sunday, March 1

1 and 5 p.m.: Environmental Film Series screening of Escaping from History; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road. Free.

2 p.m.: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

3 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital with pianist Clipper Erickson performing “The Russian-American Connection”; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Free.

3 and 7 p.m.: Magic Tree House: The Musical; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

8 p.m.: “Canta Brasil,” choral music from Brazil, hosted by Westminster Choir College chapter of the Music Educators National Conference; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

Monday, March 2

Recycling

4:30 p.m.: Talk, “After the Gaza War and Israeli elections: What hope for Israeli-Arab peace?” by Daniel Levy, Co-Director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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

Tuesday, March 3

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Free workshop by oncologist Peter Yi, M.D., “Frankly Speaking About New Discoveries in Cancer”; University Medical Center at Princeton, Ground Floor Conference Room B, 253 Witherspoon Street. To register, call (908) 658-5400.

6 to 9 p.m.: Opening Night, Annual Book Sale; West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, Princeton Junction.

8 p.m.: The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith; George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Also Wednesday at 8 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m.

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

Wednesday, March 4

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Annual Book Sale; West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, Princeton Junction.

4:30 p.m.: Lecture, “Cheney Rules: What the Obama White House Can Learn from the ‘Angler,’” by Barton Gellman, Princeton Professor of Journalism and author of Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Free Assembly to discuss the economy and other issues; Community Room, Princeton Public Library.

7 p.m.: Latin American Task Force Ask-a-Lawyer Program; Princeton Public Library. Free.

Thursday, March 5

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Annual Book Sale; West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, Princeton Junction.

4:30 p.m.: Woodrow Wilson School panel discussion, “Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia’s Challenge to Globalization”; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

5.30 p.m.: Peter Brooks and Sophie Gee in Conversation; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

8 p.m.: Vaclav Havel’s Unveiling and Vladimir Mayakovsky’s The Bedbug; Theatre Intime, Murray-Dodge Hall. Also Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Friday, March 6

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Commedia dell’Arte Workshop; Studio Theatre, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. Free.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Annual Book Sale; West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, Princeton Junction.

8 p.m.: Pennington Players’ production of The Wiz; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. 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.: Midlife! The Crisis Musical!; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 7

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Annual Book Sale; West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, Princeton Junction.

7:30 p.m.: The Original Harlem Globetrotters; Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton.

7:30 p.m.: Rider Dance Ensemble’s 5th annual dance recital; Yvonne Theater, Rider University Fine Arts Building, Lawrenceville. Also Sunday at 3 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by Steinway technician Franz Mohr, author of My Life with the Great Pianists, with recital by pianist Karen Burgman; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary.

8 p.m.: Concert of Russian music by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society No Name California Mix dance; Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Sunday, March 8

12:30 to 4 p.m.: Annual Book Sale; West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, Princeton Junction.

2 p.m.: Screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief; Lawrence Public Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike.

3 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital with pianist Donald Dolan performing works by Aaron Copland; Williamson Hall, Westminster Choir College. Free.

3 p.m.: Steinway Society Musicale with jazz pianist Philip Orr; Recital Hall of Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

4 p.m.: Dryden Ensemble concert, “Versailles”; Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street.

Monday, March 9

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

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

7:30 p.m.: Readings by Delaware Valley Poets Joan Weisblatt and Bob Rosenbloom; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

Tuesday, March 10

10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.: Dora The Explorer LIVE!, Search for the City of Lost Toys; State Theatre, New Brunswick. Also Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m.

Noon: Talk, “Image of America,” by political cartoonist Joe Szabo; Communications Building, Room 109, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. Free.

8 p.m.: The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith; George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Also Wednesday at 8 p.m., Thursday at 2 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Composers Ensemble concert with New York Virtuoso Singers; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

Wednesday, March 11

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra lecture, “More Than a Concert”; Princeton United Methodist Church.

Thursday, March 12

7 p.m.: Guitarist Tom Rush; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

7 p.m.: Screening of Uruguayan film The Pope’s Toilet; Lawrence Public Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike. Free.

Friday, March 13

8 p.m.: Midlife! The Crisis Musical!; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Pennington Players’ production of The Wiz; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. 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 to 10:15 p.m.: Dance Improv; All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road.

Saturday, March 14

8:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Ballroom Blitz dance; Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Sunday, March 15

11 a.m. to noon: Historical Society of Princeton’s celebration of Einstein’s 130th birthday, for children ages 6-9; Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street. Also from 1 to 2 p.m.

3 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital, “Vive Jolivet: the Music of André Jolivet”; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

Monday, March 16

Recycling

7 p.m.: Screening of Nights in Rodanthe with Richard Gere and Diane Lane; Lawrence Public Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Adult School’s Second Chance Cinema screening of A Girl Cut In Two; Kresge Auditorium, Princeton University.

8 p.m.: Literary Fiction Book Group discussion of James Joyce’s Dubliners; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

Tuesday, March 17

7 p.m.: Sesame Street Live, Elmo Makes Music; Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton. Also Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

8 p.m.: The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith; George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Also Wednesday at 8 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18

7 p.m.: Guitarists Jorma Kaukonen and Barry Mitterhoff; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

Thursday, March 19

7 p.m.: Evening Book Club discussion of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Lawrence Public Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike.

Friday, March 20

8 p.m.: Midlife! The Crisis Musical!; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 21

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Lawrence Township Community Foundation’s Community Conversation for residents, businesses, non-profits, and students; Clark Music Center, The Lawrenceville School.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Rhythm, Dance, & Drum Circle; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, Skillman.

Sunday, March 22

9 to 11 p.m.: Singer-songwriter David Jacobsen; Alchemist & Barrister, 28 Witherspoon Street.

Monday, March 23

6:30 p.m.: Lecture and discussion of Family Law with attorney Nicole Solvibile; Lawrence Public Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike. Free.

7:30 p.m.: African-American Interest Book Group discussion of Cornel West’s Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Adult School’s Second Chance Cinema screening of Starting Out in the Evening; Kresge Auditorium, Princeton University. 8 p.m.: Classical guitarist John Williams; McCarter Theatre.

Tuesday, March 24

8 p.m.: The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith; 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 3 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25

4:30 p.m.: Public Lecture by Jean Bourgain, Institute for Advanced Study Professor of Mathematics; Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study.

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

Thursday, March 26

5:30 p.m.: Reading by Jayne Anne Phillips, author of Lark and Termite; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

Friday, March 27

12:30 p.m.: Q&A with dance artist Vanessa Daou; Communications Building, Room 122, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. Free.

8 p.m.: Midlife! The Crisis Musical!; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 28

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Household Chemical and Electronic Waste Day; Dempster Fire Training Academy, Basin Road, Lawrenceville.

2 p.m.: Dancevision performance of The Secret Garden ballet; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

7 to 10 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s Cafe Improv cabaret; Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center, 102 Witherspoon Street.

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