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Vol. LXIII, No. 1
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
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Calendar

Wednesday, January 7

8 p.m.: Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy; State Theatre, New Brunswick. Also Thursday at 8 p.m.

Thursday, January 8

7 p.m.: Screening of Silvio Soldini’s Days and Clouds (in Italian with English subtitles); Mercer County Library Lawrence Branch, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

8 p.m.: Jazz at the Robeson Center with Ralph Bowen Quartet; Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street.

Friday, January 9

7 and 10 p.m.: The Beat is Sweet: Memory of a Broken Dream; Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street. Also Saturday at 7 and 10 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

8 p.m.: Mrs. Warren’s Profession; Berlind Theatre. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Princeton University student production of Claudio Monteverdi’s opera The Return of Ulysses; Richardson Auditorium. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.; Soulful Sistas; Maxine’s 2, 120 South Warren Street, Trenton.

8 to 10:15 p.m.: Dance Improv; All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road.

Saturday, January 10

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: “Cans, Clothes & Coins” drive; Albert E. Hinds Plaza, Princeton Public Library.

11 a.m.: Environmental Film Festival; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7:30 p.m.: West Windsor Film Series screening of Liev Schreiber’s Everything Is Illuminated; West Windsor Branch, Mercer County Library, 333 North Post Road in West Windsor.

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

Sunday, January 11

10:30 a.m.: Worship service honoring the late Paul Wesley Hofreiter with a performance of his “Epiphanies” Cantata; Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 407 Nassau Street.

2 p.m.: Screening of 12 Angry Men; Mercer County Library Lawrence Branch, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville. To register, call (609) 989-6920.

3 p.m.: NAMI Mercer annual fund-raising concert with Dr. Richard Kogan, “The Mind and Music of George Gershwin”; Music Building, The College of New Jersey, Ewing.

3 p.m.: Greater Trenton Choral Society performance of Mozart’s Requiem; Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 2220 Pennington Road, Ewing.

4 p.m.: Nassau at Four recital with flutist John Lane and pianist Noriko Schneiderman; Nassau Presbyterian Church. Free.

5 p.m.: Talk by Pietro Frassica, professor of Italian literature at Princeton University, on futurist cookery; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street.

5:30 p.m.: NAMI Mercer “Night Out with NAMI” dinner and auction; Eickhoff Hall, The College of New Jersey, Ewing. For information, call (609) 799-8994.

Monday, January 12

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

6 to 8 p.m.: Benefit for Iraq Drum Circles; Suzanne Patterson Building,

7:30 p.m.: Talk by Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart headmaster Olen Kalkus, “Engaging Boys in Reading and Learning”; Princeton Public Library.

Tuesday, January 13

7:30 p.m.: Cineclub Series Screening of award-winning Belgian film Ben X; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Writers Talking Series talk by Richard Fleming, author of Walking to Guantanamo; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Mrs. Warren’s Profession; Berlind Theatre. Also Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, January 14

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

7 p.m.: Darla Rich Jazz Quartet; Salt Creek Grille, 1 Rockingham Row.

7 p.m.: Art Talk by artist Rebecca Sylvan; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Adult School lecture, “More Than A Concert,” with Princeton Symphony Orchestra guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen discussing PSO’s January 18 concert, “Princeton Commissions a Concert”; Princeton United Methodist Church.

8 p.m.: Armenian violinist Sergey Khachatryan, accompanied by pianist Lusine Khachatryan; McCarter Theatre.

Thursday, January 15

7 p.m.: Guitarist Bill Frisell; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

7 p.m.: Screening of Les Paul: Chasing Sound; Princeton Public Library. Free.

8 p.m.: Colorado String Quartet; Richardson Auditorium.

Friday, January 16

8 p.m.: Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; 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 with folk musician Bruce Molsky; Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane.

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

Saturday, January 17

Noon: Independent Author Afternoon readings by 20 writers; Princeton Public Library.

3:30 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s panel discussion, “Behind the Music,” with preview of new Clarinet Concerto by Paul Moravec; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street. Free by reservation; call (609) 497-0020.

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

7 p.m.: Salon 33 Pot Luck Dinner and Concert of “Roots” music with pianist Diane Goldsmith, bassist Ivan Woods, and soprano Shannon Hunt; Looking Glass Pond, 800 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction.

7:30 p.m.: State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s production of Giselle; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Princeton Laptop Orchestra; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

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

Sunday, January 18

3 p.m.: New School for Music Study Faculty Recital with piano faculty members Rebecca Pennington and Todd Van Kekerix performing repertoire by Scarlatti, Haydn, Liszt, and Stravinsky; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

3 p.m.: Guitar/drumming duo Virago; Princeton Public Library.

3 p.m.: Princeton University Faculty Recital with tenor David Kellett and pianist William Tracy; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

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

3 p.m.: Steinway Society Musicale with Barton & Lehrer Duo; Recital Hall of Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

4 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra concert, “Princeton Commissions a Concerto!”; Richardson Auditorium.

Monday, January 19

Recycling

1 and 4 p.m.: Bob the Builder: Spud’s Big Mess; State Theatre, New Brunswick. Also Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, January 20

10 to 11:30 a.m.: Windrows University lecture, “Drug Development from the Medical Perspective,” by Dr. Dorothy Windhorst, dermatologist and medical information technologist; Princeton Windrows, 2000 Windrow Drive. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Mrs. Warren’s Profession; Berlind Theatre. Also Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 21

7 to 9 p.m.: Teen Summer Programs Fair; Princeton High School.

7:30 p.m.: Folk songwriter Arlon Bennett; Princeton Public Library.

Thursday, January 22

6 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton Artist Potluck; Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street.

7:30 p.m.: Classical guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz; Princeton Public Library.

Friday, January 23

7 p.m.: Rumplestiltskin; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 2 and 4 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Cirque Éloize’s Nebbia; McCarter Theatre. Also Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

Saturday, January 24

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale; Lawrence Branch, Mercer County Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

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

8 p.m.: Parental Advisory Comedy; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College.

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