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Vol. LXIII, No. 12
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
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Wednesday, March 25

2 to 9 p.m.: Annual Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale; Upper Gymnasium and Cafeteria, Princeton Day School, Great Road. Also Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

4:30 p.m.: Public lecture by Jean Bourgain, Institute for Advanced Study Professor of Mathematics; Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Timothy Shah, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Religion and Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, “March of the Jacobins: The Advance and Retreat of Political Secularism in the 20th Century”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: Poetry readings by Laura S. White, professor of Italian at Rutgers University; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street. Free, but registration requested by calling (908) 369-3897.

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.

8 p.m.: The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith; George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Also Thursday at 2 and 8 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

Thursday, March 26

Noon: Talk by Cherie Castellano, “Police Suicide: Lessons Learned”; Communications Building, Room 110, Mercer County Community College. Free.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Maleeha Lodhi, former Pakistan advisor to the United States and United Kingdom, “Pakistan’s Current Crisis”; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

5:30 p.m.: Reading by Jayne Anne Phillips, author of Lark and Termite; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

7 p.m.: 8th annual Lunafest film festival showcasing short films about women; Mayo Concert Hall, Music Building, The College of New Jersey, Ewing.

7 p.m.: Lecture by Harvard University Prof. Robert Kegan, “In Over Our Heads: The Hidden Curriculum of Everyday Life”; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Afro Cuban All Stars; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

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.

7:15 p.m.: Talk, “Strategic Thinking in the Army: Perspectives from a Military Analyst,” by Iraq veteran Lt. Col. Neil Fitzpatrick; Efros Auditorium, Caspersen History House, Peddie School, Hightstown. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Screening of WWOOF ‘n Wander and discussion with director Joshua Halpern; Whole Earth Center Café, 360 Nassau Street. Also Saturday at 7:30 p.m. For reservations, call (609) 924-7429.

8 p.m.: Tony Vacca and World Rhythms; Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

8 p.m.: Godspell; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. 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.: Hairspray; State Theatre, New Brunswick. Also Saturday at 2 and 8 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.

8 p.m.: Chamber music ensemble ARTEK, “Cantatas from 17th-Century Rome”; All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Drive.

8 p.m.: Charity concert, Singin’ to Save the Music!; Bart Luedeke Center Theater, Rider University, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville.

8 p.m.: Cabaret concert with baritone Craig Rubano and pianist Beth Ertz; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Saturday, March 28

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Household Chemical and Electronic Waste Day; Dempster Fire Training Academy, Basin Road, Lawrenceville.

Noon: Princeton High School Gay Straight Alliance screening of The Laramie Project; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. Free.

2 to 5 p.m.: Latin American Legal Defense & Education Fund-sponsored Citizenship Workshop; Princeton Public Library.

2 and 4 p.m.: Songs from the Soul; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

2 p.m.: DanceVision performance of The Secret Garden ballet; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

3 p.m.: Immigration Workshop; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7 to 10 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s Cafe Improv cabaret; Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center, 102 Witherspoon Street.

7:30 p.m.: Sinfonietta Nova; Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 177 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction.

8 p.m.: Opera Project concert with baritone Don Sheasley singing music by Ralph Vaughan Williams; St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 50 York Street, Lambertville.

8 p.m.: Folksinger David Brahinsky; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Skillman.

8 p.m.: Second annual South Asian Dance Dimensions Competition; Richardson Auditorium.

8:30 p.m.: Recital by violist Emily Miller; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

Sunday, March 29

1 to 5 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society’s Argentine Tango and Workshop; Suzanne Patterson Center.

2 p.m.: Princeton High School Gay Straight Alliance screening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. Free.

2 p.m.: Folk Tale Puppets; Waldorf School of Princeton, 1062 Cherry Hill Road, Montgomery Township.

2 p.m.: Billy Stritch Sings The Mel Torme Songbook; Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown.

2 p.m.: Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher; Lawrence Branch Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike (Route 1), Lawrenceville. Free.

2:45 p.m.: Lecture by Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth Jonathan Sacks celebrating the Jewish Year of Gathering, via satellite, “Unity and Redemption: Let’s Celebrate Freedom Together”; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

3 p.m.: Westminster Jubilee Singers concert, “An Afternoon of Spirituals, Hymns and Gospel Songs: Hope in Turbulent Times”; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

3 p.m.: Concert of chamber music by Brahms featuring pianists Phyllis Alpert Lehrer and Ena Bronstein Barton; Gill Memorial Chapel, Rider University, Lawrenceville.

3 p.m.: Readings of short plays by Princeton Writers’ Block members; Princeton Public Library. Free.

4 p.m.: Israeli/Jewish Film Festival screening of The Forgotten Refugees; Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street.

7:30 p.m. Westminster Williamson Voices; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

Monday, March 30

Recycling

4:30 p.m.: Lecture by Jan Lodal, former senior Defense Department and White House official, “Nuclear Weapons: Getting Past Russia and the NPT and on to Zero”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

4:30 p.m.: Lecture by Joanne Hilferty, CEO of Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, Inc., “Social Justice in an Economic Recession”; Bowl 001, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

4:30 p.m.: Annual Global Health Lecture by Under Secretary General of the U.N. Peter Piot, M.D., “The Transformational Nature of the AIDS Response”; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: Voices Chorale Music Composition Contest winners; Music Together, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road, Hopewell.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Adult School’s Second Chance Cinema screening of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days; Kresge Auditorium, Princeton University.

Tuesday, March 31

4:30 p.m.: Lecture by Jeff Schott, Senior Fellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics, “The Future of the Multilateral Trading System”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: Talk, “American Quilting, Then and Now,” by author Meg Cox; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: The English Concert; McCarter Theatre.

Wednesday, April 1

4:30 p.m.: Reading by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky; Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street.

6 p.m.: Talk by Brad Gooch, author of Flannery, about Flannery O’Connor’s life and work; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

7 p.m.: Darla Rich Quartet; The Fedora Cafe, Lawrenceville.

7 p.m.: Screening of Martin Doblmeier’s documentary The Power of Forgiveness; McCarter Theatre. Free, but reservation required by calling (609) 737–6103.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: Poetry readings by Laura S. White, professor of Italian at Rutgers University; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street. Free, but registration requested by calling (908) 369-3897.

7:30 p.m.: Westminster Choir College Faculty Recital with soprano Rochelle Ellis and pianist Akiko Hosaki; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

Thursday, April 2

7:30 p.m.: Discussion of In the Red and Brown Water with playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney; Princeton Public Library. Free.

8 p.m.: Millennium Approaches (Part One of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America); Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street.

8 p.m.: William Shakespeare’s The Tempest; Gambrell Room, Scheide Hall, Princeton Theological Seminary. Also Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

Friday, April 3

Noon: Westminster Conservatory Gallery Concert Series, “Sweet Power of Song,” with faculty members Danielle Sinclair, Denise Mihalik, and Kathy Shanklin; Rider University Art Gallery, Bart Luedeke Center, Rider University, Lawrenceville. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Singer/acoustic guitarist Amos Lee; McCarter Theatre.

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

p.m.: Godspell; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

p.m.: Brazilian-Argentine jazz ensemble El Eco; Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown.

8 p.m.: East Village Opera Company; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Perestroika (Part Two of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America); Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street.

8 p.m.: Westminster Music Theater production of Once Upon a Mattress; The Playhouse, Westminster Choir College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

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