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Vol. LXIV, No. 1
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
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Calendar

Wednesday, January 6

8 p.m.: Voices Chorale “American Holiday” concert; Princeton United Methodist Church.

Thursday, January 7

8 p.m.: Zach and Willie improvisational theater; Whitman Theater, Princeton University. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m.

Friday, January 8

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Annual Buck-A-Book Sale; Chicklet Books, Princeton Shopping Center. Through January 16.

7 p.m.: Children’s Letters to God; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

7 to 9:30 p.m.: Light Christian rock concert with Chris Stein; Fellowship Hall, 22 South Main Street, Cranbury.

7:30 p.m.: Puppets In Space puppet theater; Matthews Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street.

7:30 p.m.: Staged readings of Freedom Club and F@#k Computers; Frist Theater, Frist Campus Center, Princeton University. Also Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Fetch Clay, Make Man; McCarter Theatre. Also Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Bedside Manners; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Stand-Up Comic Jeff Pirrami; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Princeton Hyatt Regency, Route 1.

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

Saturday, January 9

8:30 a.m.: Registration and continental breakfast for Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey panel discussion, “The New Administration: Where the Jobs Are & How to Get Them”; Doubletree Princeton Hotel, Ridge Road and Route 1.

3 p.m.: “Comedy Cavalcade” screening of silent films of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Laurel and Hardy; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

7:30 p.m.: Pianist John Novacek; Bucks County Performing Arts Center, Yardley Community Centre, 64 South Main Street, Yardley, Pa.

7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Stand-Up Comic Andrew Kennedy; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Princeton Hyatt Regency, Route 1.

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

8 p.m.: Princeton University Orchestra; Richardson Auditorium. Free.

8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Ballroom Blitz dance; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Sunday, January 10

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Open House, St. Paul School, 218 Nassau Street.

2 to 4 p.m.: Historical Society of Princeton walking tour of downtown Princeton and University campus; Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street.

3 p.m.: Music of Felix Mendelssohn and Frederick Chopin by pianist Mary Greenberg; Williamson Hall, Westminster Choir College. Free.

4 p.m.: Israeli/Jewish Film Festival screening of 2006 Israeli documentary Hothouse; Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street.

4 p.m.: Capital Singers of Trenton and Trenton Community Singers; St. James Church, 29 East Paul Avenue, Trenton.

5 p.m.: Talk, “Liguria Lost and Found,” by Laura Schenone, author of The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street.

5:30 p.m.: Night Out With NAMI Dinner and Silent Auction; Atrium, Eickoff Hall, The College of New Jersey, Ewing.

Monday, January 11

7 p.m.: Presentation of Princeton Environmental Commission’s 2009 Sustainable Princeton Leadership Awards; Princeton Public Library.

7 p.m.: Credo Trio; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary.

7:30 p.m.: Reading by Delaware Valley Poets Gina and John Larkin; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

7:30 p.m.: World Cineclub screening of Nadine Labaki’s Caramel; Princeton Public Library. Free.

Tuesday, January 12

7 p.m.: Talk by Jay Bryant of LiveWorld.com, “Establishing a Digital Footprint in Social Media”; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7:30 p.m. Hairspray; Sun National Bank Center, Trenton.

7:30 p.m.: Fetch Clay, Make Man; McCarter Theatre. Also Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

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

8 p.m.: Benefit concert celebrating 96th birthday of William H. Scheide, with Vienna Chamber Orchestra; Richardson Auditorium.

Wednesday, January 13

10:30 a.m.: Readings Over Coffee presentation of “Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Rude Mechanicals,” with Princeton Writers’ Block actors and musicians; Princeton Public Library.

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

7 p.m.: Panel discussion on Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; Gymnasium, Riverside School, 58 Riverside Drive.

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

Thursday, January 14

7 p.m.: Engaged Retirement Speaker Series talk by Shikha Mittra on “Retirement and Estate Planning Strategies”; Princeton Public Library.

7 p.m.: Singer Mary Gauthier; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

8 p.m.: No Child; Mount Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown.

Friday, January 15

7 p.m.: Children’s Letters to God; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s “Italy: Land of Song & Expression” concert; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Advanced Workshop in Musical Composition; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall, Princeton University. Free.

8 p.m.: Bedside Manners; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: On Borrowed Time; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8:15 p.m.: Princeton Folk Music Society concert with emma’s revolution; Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane.

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

Saturday, January 16

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory annual book sale; The Playhouse, Westminster Choir College.

2 p.m.: Violin Master Class with Midori for Princeton University violin students; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall, Princeton University. Free.

7 p.m.: Opera Project performance of Menotti’s The Telephone and Michael Schmidt’s Fern Hill; St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 50 York Street, Lambertville.

7 p.m.: PeaceWeavers’ 20th annual New Year’s Peace Gathering; Princeton University Chapel.

Sunday, January 17

3 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital Series with soprano Tracey Chebra; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

Tuesday, January 19

7:30 p.m.: Fetch Clay, Make Man; McCarter Theatre. Also Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by C. S. Manegold, author of Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North; Princeton Public Library.

Wednesday, January 20

6 p.m.: “Film for Foodies” series screening of Like Water for Chocolate; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7 p.m.: Historical Society of Princeton annual meeting and lecture, “Quakers and the Origins of Religious Toleration in the Middle Colonies,” by Columbia University professor Evan P. Haefeli; Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street. Free.

Thursday, January 21

7 p.m.: Lecture, “A World at Every Plunge: A Natural History of Anxiety,” by Muhlenberg College professor Jeremy Alden Teissere; Princeton Public Library.

Friday, January 22

7 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars; Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Princeton Shopping Center.

7:30 p.m.: Classical and flamenco guitarist David Cohen; Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park, Trenton.

8 p.m.: Nelson Illusions; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

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

8 p.m.: Bedside Manners; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: On Borrowed Time; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Saturday, January 23

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

1 p.m.: Bridal Showcase; Albemarle Mansion, American Boychoir School, 19 Lambert Lane. For information, call (609) 730-1010.

3 p.m.: Book discussion/signing with John F. Crowley, author of Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family Journey of Strength, Hope and Joy; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

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

8 p.m.: Band of the Irish Guards with Pipes and Drums of the Royal Regiment of Scotland; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra Winter Concert; Richardson Auditorium.

8 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory Community Orchestra and Westminster Conservatory Community Chorus; Princeton University Chapel.

Sunday, January 24

3 p.m.: Steinway Society Musicale with pianist Stefan Young; Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

4 p.m.: Etty, one-woman show about Auschwitz victim Etty Hillesum, with Susan Stein; Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street.

4 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra; Richardson Auditorium.

8 p.m.: Da Capo Chamber Players; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall, Princeton University. Free.

Tuesday, January 26

7:30 p.m.: Fetch Clay, Make Man; McCarter Theatre. Also Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: SmartTalk Connected Conversation with actress Valerie Bertinelli; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Wednesday, January 27

7 p.m.: Disney On Ice presentation, 100 Years of Magic; Sun National Bank Center (formerly Sovereign Bank Arena), 81 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton. Also Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at noon and 4 p.m.

Thursday, January 28

6:45 p.m.: SCORE seminar on human resources with Jerry Masin; Princeton Public Library. Free.

Friday, January 29

8 p.m.: Bedside Manners; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: On Borrowed Time; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

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