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Vol. LXIV, No. 19
 
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
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Wednesday, May 12

5:30 p.m.: Poetry Reading by John Koethe; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

7 p.m.: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder lecture and discussion, “Coping with Bullying,” by HiTOPS Executive Director Elizabeth Casparian; Riverside School, 58 Riverside Drive.

7:30 p.m.: Take Flight; Berlind Theatre. Also Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: All Shook Up; Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pa. Also Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

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

Thursday, May 13

8 a.m.: Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce Princeton/West Windsor Chapter Mayor’s breakfast with West Windsor Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh; Princeton Windrows, 2000 Windrows Drive.

4 to 9 p.m.: Palmer Square’s 4th Annual Girls Night Out, featuring food samplings, live music, and raffle prizes. Check-in at Palmer Square Green.

4:30 p.m.: Princeton Middle East Society talk, “War, Terror and the Folly of Empire,” by Chris Hedges; 101 McCormick (Princeton University Art Museum).

6 p.m.: Talk by Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

7 p.m.: Engaged Retirement Series talk, “Caring For Older Parents,” by Susan Hoskins, Princeton Senior Resource Center Executive Director; Second Floor Conference Room, Princeton Public Library.

7 p.m.: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey FUNundrum; Sun National Bank Center, Trenton. Also Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m.

Friday, May 14

Noon: Brown Bag discussion on prostate awareness with Sidney Goldfarb, M.D.; Senior Resource Center, Suzanne Patterson Building. Free. To register, call (609) 924-7108.

3 to 6 p.m.: D&R Greenway Spring Native Plant Sale; Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place. Also Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m., rain or shine.

7:30 p.m.: Screening of Hole by Princeton native Ben Saltzman; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: My Fair Lady; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Tom, Dick and Harry; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Man Who Came to Dinner; Mount Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Dance Improv; All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road.

8:30 p.m.: Westminster Choir concert, “Flower of Beauty”; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Free.

Saturday, May 15

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: National Learn to Fly Day hourly presentations; Princeton Airport, 41 Airpark Road.

11 a.m.: Princeton Real Estate Market Update Seminar; Weichert Realtors, 350 Nassau Street. For reservations, e-mail JWilton@weichertrealtors.net.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Dancing by members of American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1. Free.

2 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra presentation of The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant with narrator Rossen Milanov and pianist Sylvie Webb; Princeton Public Library. Free.

2 p.m.: David Holmes’ Peacemaker (for children 4 to 12); George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Free, but reservations required by visiting www.GSPonline.org or by calling (732) 846-2895, ext. 115.

7 p.m.: Benefit concert for United Front Against Riverblindness with handbell artist Hyosang Park and pianist Akiko Hosaki; Princeton United Methodist Church.

7 p.m.: Shockheaded Peter and Other Cautionary Tales; Arts Council of Princeton. Also Sunday at 5 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Comedian Joel McHale; State Theatre, New Brunswick. SOLD OUT.

8 p.m.: One Night of Queen; McCarter Theatre.

Sunday, May 16

9:15 a.m.: Lecture, “Can We Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons?,” by Institute for Advanced Study Professor Freeman Dyson; Assembly Room, Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street.

3 p.m.: Sharim v’Sharot tenth anniversary concert, “A Sephardic Celebration”; Bart Luedeke Student Center, Rider University, Lawrenceville.

3 p.m.: A Conversation with Carol Burnett; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

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

7:30 p.m.: Concert by Capital Singers of Trenton, Caritas Chamber Chorale, and the Trenton Community Singers; Unitarian Universalist Church, Titusville.

7:30 p.m.: Talk, “Peace and Justice in Israel and Palestine,” by Institute for Advanced Study Prof. Edward Witten and Hussein Ibish, Senior Fellow at the American Task Force for Palestine in Washington, D.C.; Suzanne Patterson Building.

Monday, May 17

6 to 9 p.m.: Third annual TeenConnect Conference for high school girls; Suzanne Patterson Center. To register, visit www.teenconnect.us.

Tuesday, May 18

6 p.m.: Films for Foodies series screening of No Reservations; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Mercer County Community College Chorus Spring Concert; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Take Flight; Berlind Theatre. Also Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Pianist Simone Dinnerstein performing Bach’s Goldberg Variations; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Creating Claire; George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue, 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 2 and 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 19

6 p.m.: Screening and discussion of film Beautiful Losers; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

7 p.m.: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey FUNundrum; Sun National Bank Center, Trenton. Also Thursday at 7 p.m.

8 p.m.: Mercer County Community College Jazz Band Spring Concert; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Free.

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

Thursday, May 20

6 p.m.: Talk by Nina Planck, author of Real Food for Mother and Baby; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

6 to 8 p.m.: Free skin cancer screening; University Medical Center at Princeton Clinic, Suite B, 253 Witherspoon Street. To register, call (888) 897-8979.

7:30 to 11 p.m.: HotSalsaHot Dance Social; YWCA Princeton All Purpose Room, 59 Paul Robeson Place.

Friday, May 21

Noon: Brown Bag discussion on reverse mortgages with Sharon Tudor-Morrow of Wachovia/Wells Fargo; Senior Resource Center, Suzanne Patterson Building. Free. To register, call 609) 924-7108.

7:30 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial, Trenton.

8 p.m.: “Up Close and Classical” concert with soprano Judith Bettina and pianist Jim Goldsworthy; Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center.

8 p.m.: Much Ado About Nothing; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Voices Chorale concert, “From St. Petersburg to Paris”; Pennington Presbyterian Church, 13 South Main Street, Pennington.

8 p.m.: Singer/Songwriter Sonya Cotton and her band; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

8 p.m.: Tom, Dick and Harry; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

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

8:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Jersey Jumpers Swing Dance; with David Barry Band; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Saturday, May 22

8:30 a.m.: 8th Annual Diana 5K Run; Community Middle School, 55 Grovers Mill Road, Plainsboro.

9 a.m.: Registration for NAMI Mercer 5K walk; Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville. Walk begins at 10 a.m. To register, visit www.namimercer.org or call (609) 7998994.

Noon to 5 p.m.: Annual Children’s Day; Rockingham State Historic Site, 84 Laurel Avenue, Franklin Township. Free.

7 p.m.: “The Song of the Healing Crystal Bowls” with Jay Schwed; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Skillman.

2 and 4 p.m.: Click, Clack, Moo; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College.

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

Sunday, May 23

3 p.m.: From Beggars to Kings: Opera For Everyone in 18th Century London; Mercer County Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor. To register, call (609) 7990462.

3 p.m.: Hopewell Valley Chorus premiere performance of In the Arms of Music cantata; Princeton High School Performing Arts Center.

3 p.m.: Talk by Alice Lichtenstein, author of the novel Lost; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

4 p.m.: American Boychoir and Alumni Chorus Annual Spring Homecoming Concert; Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Trenton. For tickets, call (800) 714-6018.

7 p.m.: Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra Spring Concert, “A Concerto Extravaganza”; Princeton Alliance Church, 20 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro.

7 p.m.: Cabaret singer Daphne Alderson; Bucks County Performing Arts Center, Yardley Community Centre, 64 South Main Street, Yardley, Pa.

Monday, May 24

Recycling

7 p.m.: African American Interest Book Group discussion of Jennifer Baszile’s memoir The Black Girl Next Door; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

Tuesday, May 25

7 p.m.: Talk by Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness Executive Director Herb Levine; Community Room, Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Take Flight; Berlind Theatre. Also Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Creating Claire; George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. Also Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 26

Noon: Talk by Princeton University professor of anthropology Alan Mann, “Prehistoric Art and Human Cognition”; Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street.

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

Friday, May 28

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by Eric Plutz; Princeton University Chapel.

8 p.m.: Princeton Triangle Club Show, Store Trek; McCarter Theatre. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Much Ado About Nothing; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

10 a.m.: Spirit of Princeton’s annual Memorial Day Parade on Nassau Street followed at 11 a.m. by dedication ceremony at Borough Hall.

8 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Argentine Tango Milonga dance; Suzanne Patterson Building.

9 p.m. to midnight: Central Jersey Dance Society Argentine Tangazo Social Dance; Suzanne Patterson Center.

Monday, May 31 Memorial Day

7.30 p.m.: Planet Café; Camillo’s Cafe, Princeton Shopping Center.

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