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Vol. LXIV, No. 10
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
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Wednesday, March 10

4:30 p.m.: Panel discussion, “Democratic Elections in America After Citizens United”; Dodds Auditorium, Princeton University.

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.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by Thomas Espenshade and Alexandria Walton Radford, co-authors of No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal: Race and Class in Elite College Admission and Campus Life; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Senior thesis production of Alice – A New Play, by Veronica Siverd ‘10; Berlind Theatre. Also Thursday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers; Suzanne Patterson Center.

Thursday, March 11

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by Edward Moore; Princeton University Chapel.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Robert Kagan of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, “The Return of History”; Dodds Auditorium, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: Screening of Traces of the Trade; Princeton Public Library. Free.

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.: Moscow Festival Ballet, Swan Lake; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Stand-Up Comic Jill-Michele Meleán; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Princeton Hyatt Regency, Route 1. Also Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

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.: Annual Westminster Conservatory Showcase, with Westminster Conservatory Community Orchestra, Westminster Conservatory Children’s Choirs, Princeton Charter School Orchestra, and Westminster Conservatory Youth Orchestra; Richardson Auditorium.

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.

7 p.m.: Celtic band Na’Bodach; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Jazz pianists McCoy Tyner and Gonzalo Rubalcaba; McCarter Theatre.

Tuesday, March 16

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

6 p.m.: Screening of animated film Ratatouille; Princeton Public Library.

Wednesday, March 17

10 a.m.: Discussion with Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser and McCarter Theatre Managing Director Timothy J. Shields about challenges facing nonprofit performing arts organizations during recession; McCarter Theatre. Free. To register, call (609) 258-2787.

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 p.m.: Screening of award-winning documentary Standing on My Sister’s Shoulders; 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 and 7:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers; Suzanne Patterson Center.

Thursday, March 18

12:15 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recital with mezzo-soprano Linda Mindlin and pianist Patricia Tupta Landy; Niles Chapel, Nassau Presbyterian Church.

Friday, March 19

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

7 p.m.: Lunafest Film Festival; Mayo Concert Hall, Music Building, The College of New Jersey, Ewing.

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.

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.

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.: Princeton YWCA’s “I’ll Have What She’s Having” Dance Project; Yvonne Theater, Rider University, Lawrenceville. Also Saturday at 2 and 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

3 p.m.: Peter and The Wolf; Yardley Community Centre, 64 South Main Street, Yardley, Pa.

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.

8 p.m.: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Sebastian; Seward Johnson Center for the Arts, Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

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