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Vol. LXIV, No. 9
 
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
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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.

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.

4:30 p.m.: Black Maria Film + Video Festival; Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

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.: Public lecture by Stanford mathematician Persi Diaconis, a former professional magician, “The Search for Randomness”; McCosh Hall 10, Princeton University.

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.: 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.

8 p.m.: Concert of Irish music by Voices Chorale, with Irish singer Gerry Dignan; Pennington Presbyterian Church, 13 South Main Street, Pennington.

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.

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

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

11 a.m. and 1 p.m.: “Families Singing for Families” benefit concert for Haiti with Voices Chorale; Music Together, 225 Hopewell-Pennington Road, Hopewell.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Independent Author Afternoon, readings by more than 20 self-published writers; Princeton Public Library.

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.: “A Concert of Sacred American Music” by The Capital Singers of Trenton; St. Paul’s Church, 214 Nassau Street. Free.

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.

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society No Name Dance; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Sunday, March 7

2 p.m.: Rider University Chorale Winter Concert; Gill Chapel, Rider University, Lawrenceville. Free.

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

3 p.m.: Jazz ensemble Anthony Branker & Ascent, with Estonian vocalist Kadri Voorand; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

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.

4 p.m.: Talk by Jack Matlock, former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union, “A Cold War Veteran’s Look at the Middle East”; Robertson Hall, Bowl 2, Princeton University. Free.

4 p.m.: Israeli/Jewish Film Festival screening of Dear Mr. Waldman; Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street.

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.

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 to 8:45 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.

7:30 p.m.: David Mamet’s American Buffalo; 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.: 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

4:30 p.m.: Lecture, “The Question of Style in Bresson’s Films,” by Tony Pipolo, author of Robert Bresson: A Passion for Film; Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

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

7:30 p.m.: David Mamet’s American Buffalo; McCarter Theatre. Also Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

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 p.m.: Audience participation comedy, We, The Jury: The Case of the Superfluous Spy; Camillo’s Café, Princeton Shopping Center. For tickets, call (609) 273-1930.

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: International Adoption Information Meeting sponsored by Welcome House Adoption Program of Pearl S. Buck International; Hopewell Branch, Mercer County Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington. Free.

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.

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

Sunday, March 14

11 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Historical Society of Princeton’s “Happy Birthday Albert [Einstein]” Party for children 6 and older; Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, To register, call (609) 921-6748, ext. 100.

1 p.m.: Pushcart Players production of Stone Soup and Other Stories; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton. Free with park admission.

3 p.m.: The Chieftains; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

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

3 p.m.: The Dryden Ensemble, “Mozart & Company”; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary.

3 p.m.: Sunday Serenades Concert with Mountain View bluegrass/country band; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

4 p.m.: Trenton Community Music School Concert by Faculty & Friends; Trinity Cathedral, 801 West State Street, Trenton. Free.

Monday, March 15

9 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Free tax preparation; Princeton Public Library.

Tuesday, March 16

10 a.m.: Children’s “Winter Read & Explore” program; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

Wednesday, March 17

Noon: Jess Epstein Lunch and Learn Series lecture by James McPherson, “Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief”; Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street.

5:30 p.m.: Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party and Longbeard Contest; Alchemist & Barrister Restaurant & Pub, 28 Witherspoon Street.

7:30 p.m.: David Mamet’s American Buffalo; McCarter Theatre. Also 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.

Friday, March 19

11 a.m.: American Repertory Ballet’s Dance Alive — Ballet Rocks!; Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg.

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 p.m.: Sesame Street Live, When Elmo Grows Up; Sun National Bank Center, Trenton. Also Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 4:30 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.: Jazz pianists Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn; Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: ARTEK Spring Concert with violinist Robert Mealy; All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road.

8:15 p.m.: Princeton Folk Music Society concert with The Berrymans; Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane.

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Jersey Jumpers Swing Dance with live band The Boilermakers; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Saturday, March 20

7 p.m.: New School for Music Study faculty recital with Angela Leising, Lauren Thompson, and Ramon Catalan; Kingston United Methodist Church, 9 Church Street.

8 p.m.: American Repertory Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg.

Sunday, March 21

Noon to 3 p.m.: Book signing by Princeton resident Sylane Mack, president of Transformed by Grace and author of Convinced!; Starbucks, 100 Nassau Street.

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

7 p.m.: Jazz instrumentalist Chris Botti; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

Tuesday, March 23

7:30 p.m.: SmartTalk Connected Conversation with author Jean Chatzky; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Wednesday, March 24

7:30 p.m.: David Mamet’s American Buffalo; McCarter Theatre. Also Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Thursday, March 25

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by David Enlow; Princeton University Chapel.

8 p.m.: Porgy and Bess; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Friday, March 26

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

Saturday, March 27

8 p.m.: Opera Project spring concert; St. Andrew’s Church, 50 York Street, Lambertville.

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

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