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Vol. LXIV, No. 11
 
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
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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 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.

8 p.m.: St. Paddy’s Daze musical comedy revue; The Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pa.

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.

5:30 p.m.: Lecture by Prof. Lincoln S. Hollister, Princeton University Dept. of Geosciences, “Sounds and Fury: Scientific Method versus Ideology”; Room 10, Guyot Hall, Washington Road at Ivy lane. Free.

7 p.m.: Screening and discussion of Chris Rock comedy Good Hair; Princeton Public Library.

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.: Talk by Chris Cleave, author of Little Bee; Princeton Public Library.

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 p.m.: Stand-up comedienne Joy Behar; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

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

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

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Mercer County Household Chemical and Electronics Waste Disposal Day; Dempster Fire Training School, Lawrence Station Road, Lawrence Township. For more information, call (609) 278-8086.

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.

Sunday, March 21

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: New Jersey Militia Revolutionary War Training Day; Princeton Battlefield, 500 Mercer Road. Free.

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.

2 p.m.: Interpretations of music of Frederic Chopin by jazz pianist Vince di Mura; Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park, Trenton.

4 p.m.: Central New Jersey Chapter of the American Guild of Organists annual recital; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary. Free.

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

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

Monday, March 22

10:30 a.m.: Princeton Senior Resource Center Origami Workshop for Easter and Passover; Suzanne Patterson Building. Free. To attend, call (609) 924-7108.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Barry Pavel, Principal Director for Strategy at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, “Military Force Planning and Decision Making”; Dodds Auditorium, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: Talk by Adam Forbes, “Crops and Cultures: The Preservation of Heirloom Varieties”; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Gamelan Dharma Swara ensemble; The Playhouse, Westminster Choir College. Free.

Tuesday, March 23

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Ambassador Gabriela Shalev, Ambassador of Israel to the UN, “Israel at the United Nations”; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

7 p.m.: Multimedia presentation, “Fifty Wonders of Korea,” followed by dinner; Princeton Public Library. To register, visit www.princetonlibrary.org.

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

8 p.m.: Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin; McCarter Theatre.

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.

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

Thursday, March 25

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

7 p.m.: “Hearts to Haiti” benefit concert with Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience Band, and singer-songwriter Laura Cheadle; Performing Arts Center, Princeton High School.

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

8 p.m.: Solo Flights Festival performance of Hurricane Season; Passage Theatre, Mill Hill Playhouse, Trenton. Also Friday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pa. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8:30 p.m.: Salsa-Bachata Social; YWCA Princeton, 59 Paul Robeson Place.

Friday, March 26

7:30 p.m.: Wister String Quartet; Bucks County Performing Arts Center, Yardley Community Centre, 64 South Main Street, Yardley, Pa.

7:30 p.m.: Carrie Underwood; Sun National Bank Center, 81 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton.

7:30 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s “Up Close and Classical” concert with pianist Chiu-Tze Lin and guzheng master Yang Yi; 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 to 10 p.m.: Don’t Mean A Thing Jazz Quartet; Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pa.

Saturday, March 27

1 to 5 p.m.: Citizenship Workshop; Princeton Public Library. To register, call (877) 452-5333.

2 and 4 p.m.: The Boy Who Cried Wolf; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College.

7 p.m.: American Repertory Ballet 25th Annual Gala and Performance; Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial, Trenton.

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

8 p.m.: Westminster Schola Cantorum Spring Concert; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

8 p.m.: “Songs of the Great” concert with David Brahinsky and Friends; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, Skillman.

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

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