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Vol. LXIII, No. 9
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
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Calendar

Wednesday, March 4

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

4 to 6 p.m.: Arts Council Princeton’s Gerry Hemingway Jazz Improvisation Workshop; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street. For reservations, call (609) 924-8777.

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.

8 p.m.: The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith; George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Also 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.: Jazz Vespers; Princeton University Chapel.

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.

4:30 P.M.: Selections from the Black Maria Film Festival; Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street.

5 p.m.: Princeton University Council of the Humanities talk by cartoonist Roz Chast; 101 McCormick Hall.

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

7 p.m.: Alive Mind Film Series screening of Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Talk by former president of Mexico Ernest Zedillo, “Latin America: 200 Years of Solitude”; McCosh Hall 50.

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

Friday, March 6

Recycling (Delayed Pick-up from 3/2/09)

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.

4 to 6 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s Jazz Improvisation Workshop with Gerry Hemingway Quartet; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. To register, call (609) 924-8777.

4:30 p.m.: Lecture by Princeton University Director, Index of Christian Art and Archaeology Colum P. Hourihane, “Pilate in Early Christian Ireland: Reinterpreting the Evidence”; Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street.

8 p.m.: Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire; Berlind Theatre. Also Saturday at 8 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.: Midlife! The Crisis 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.

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 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s Jazz at the Robeson Center concert with Gerry Hemingway Quartet; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street.

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.

3 p.m.: Annual recital of Central New Jersey Chapter of the American Guild of Organists; Edith Memorial Chapel, Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville.

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.: The Princeton Singers; Princeton Public Library.

3 p.m.: Dryden Ensemble concert, Versailles; Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street.

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.

4 p.m.: Princeton Society of Musical Amateurs informal choral reading of Bach: Cantatas 4 and 106; Princeton Unitarian-Universalist Congregation.

7 p.m.: Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra annual Family Concert; Princeton Alliance Church, 20 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro.

Monday, March 9

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

7 p.m.: HiTOPS-sponsored screening of The Education of Shelby Knox; Princeton Public Library. Free.

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

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.

3 to 4:30 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra violin master class with David Kim; Room 102, Woolworth Music Center, Princeton University.

7:30 p.m.: World Cineclub Series screening of Persepolis, animated film about Iran; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7:30 p.m.: William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night; 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.: 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

5:30 p.m.: Archaeology lecture by Dr. Susan H. Auth, Roman Paintings at the Temple of Luxor in Egypt; Room 302, Frist Center, Princeton University. Free.

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

8 p.m.: Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire; Berlind Theatre. Also Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.

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.: Recital by fiddler Brittany Haas; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

8 p.m.: Russian National Ballet Theatre’s Cinderella; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

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

10 a.m. and noon: Milk & Cookies Series concert, Dylan Pritchett: African Tales, for children 3 to 8; State Theatre, New Brunswick. Free, but registration required by calling (732) 246-7469, ext. 545.

2 p.m.: American Women’s Chess Champion Jennifer Shahade, competing against 25 players at once; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s presentation of James Christy Jr.’s play Love and Communication; Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street.

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.

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

4 p.m.: Israeli/Jewish Film Festival screening of Orthodox Stance; Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street.

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.: Talk by Jeff Madrick, author of The Case for Big Government; Princeton Public Library. 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.

7:30 p.m.: William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night; 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.

8 p.m.: Musica Alta; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

Thursday, March 19

12:15 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recital with pianist Eric Houghton; Niles Chapel, Nassau Presbyterian Church. Free.

7 p.m.: Alive Mind Film Series screening of The American Ruling Class; Princeton Public Library. Free.

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.

7:30 p.m.: Lecture, The Benefits of Bilingual Education; French-American School of Princeton, 16 All Saints’ Road. Free.

Friday, March 20

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

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

8:15 p.m.: Princeton Folk Music Society concert with singer-songwriter Cosy Sheridan; Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane.

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.

2 and 4 p.m.: Little Red Riding Hood; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College.

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

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

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 pm 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

4:30 p.m.: Lecture, “Eleanor Roosevelt: The Challenge and Future of Human Rights,” by C.U.N.Y. Prof. Blanche Wiesen Cook; Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture, Princeton University.

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.

8 p.m.: Recital by trombonist Matthew Rich; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

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.

7:30 p.m.: William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night; 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.

8 p.m.: Recital by double bassist Theo Beers; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

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.

4:30 p.m.: Lecture by Colm Tóibín, author of Mothers and Sons, on Flann O’Brien’s novel At Swim-Two-Birds; Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street.

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.: Pleiades, Collaborative Senior Dance Thesis Performance; Berlind Theatre. Also Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Recital by pianist Taotao Liu; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

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