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Vol. LXIII, No. 19
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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Wednesday, May 13

Noon: Talk, “Building Bridges of Communication with Your Teen,” by Regina Ross of Carrier Clinic; Chicklet Books, Princeton Shopping Center. Free.

4 to 5 p.m.: Celebration honoring former Township Mayor Phyllis Marchand, and dedication of Municipal Plaza in her honor; Township Municipal Building. Free.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Champagne toast to former Township Mayor Phyllis Marchand; Nassau Inn. To register, visit

6 p.m.: Screening of documentary film Sidewalk; New Jersey State Museum Auditorium, 205 State Street, Trenton. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by Princeton University professor Susan Stewart, author of Love Lessons: Selected Poems of Alda Merini; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Tony Award winning musical Movin’ Out; State Theatre, New Brunswick. Also Thursday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Mercer County Symphonic Band; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. Free.

Thursday, May 14

5:30 to 9 p.m.: “Girls Night Out”; Palmer Square. Free.

7 p.m.: Marie Knight; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

8 p.m.: Little Women the Musical; Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pa. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Friday, May 15

11 a.m.: Reading/book signing by Gwen Southgate, author of The Coin Street Chronicles; Bramwell Living Room, YWCA Princeton.

6:30 to 9 p.m.: Riverside Elementary School 50th Anniversary Celebration; Riverside Elementary School.

7:30 p.m.: Reading by Colm Toibin, author of Brooklyn; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

8 p.m.: Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra and Hopewell Valley Chorus; Unitarian Universalist Church, 268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville.

8 p.m.: Wait Until Dark; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Arthur Miller’s All My Sons; Saks Auditorium, The Hun School. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8:15 p.m.: Princeton Folk Music Society concert with folk singers Cindy Mangsen and Steve Gillette; Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane.

Saturday, May 16

10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Family Fun Day with children’s concerts, magic show, science show; Macy’s Court, Quaker Bridge Mall. Free.

6:30 p.m.: Folk by Association acoustic folk band; Halo Pub, 9 Hulfish Street.

8 p.m.: Princeton Laptop Orchestra; Richardson Auditorium.

8 p.m.: McCarter Theatre Gala Benefit with jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and cabaret singer Jessica Molaskey; McCarter Theatre.

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

Sunday, May 17

10 a.m. to noon: Asian Pacific American Culture Fest for children 5 to 10; Historical Society of Princeton, 158 Nassau Street.

Noon to 6 p.m.: Wine, Dine & Jazz festival; Salt Creek Grille, 1 Rockingham Row, Princeton Forrestal Village.

1 to 4 p.m.: Greenwood House Community Day, featuring wellness fair, free health check-ups and children’s activities, and outdoor barbecue; Greenwood House, 53 Walter Street, Ewing.

2 to 4 p.m.: Joint Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee’s second annual “Be Green and Be Seen” rally for safe bike routes; Hinds Plaza, Princeton Public Library.

3 p.m.: Blawenburg Band’s 119th anniversary concert; Hopewell Valley Central High School, 259 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington.

3 and 7 p.m.: Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey; West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, 90 Grovers Mill Road, Plainsboro.

3:30 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory Children’s Choirs’ spring concert, “Songs of America”; Princeton United Methodist Church, Nassau Street at Vandeventer Avenue.

4 p.m.: Tim Keyes Consort, “Small Town Miniatures for Clarinet and Piano”; Richardson Auditorium.

4 p.m.: Lute songs and solo lute music by Music’s Quill duo; Christ Congregation Church.

7:30 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital Series concert of works by Paul W. Hofreiter and Paul C. Hofreiter; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

Monday, May 18

7:30 p.m.: Talk by novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz, author of Admission; Princeton Public Library.

Tuesday, May 19

5:30 p.m.: “Hollywood Takes On the Great Depression” screening of The Purple Rose of Cairo and Two Bits; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Concert of ladino songs by Rivka Amado, “A Jewish Journey Back to Spain”; Jewish Center, 325 Nassau Street. Free.

8 p.m.: Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato’s Compagnia Nacional de Danza 2; McCarter Theatre.

Wednesday, May 20

7:30 p.m.: Talk about seeking employment by Dale G. Caldwell, author of School To Work To Success; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Spring Concert featuring all PHS Choral Ensembles; Princeton High School Performing Arts Center.

8 p.m.: Peter, Paul and Mary; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Thursday, May 21

6 p.m.: Annual Executive Club Dinner with NPR and FOX News analyst Juan Williams; Princeton Family YMCA, Paul Robeson Place.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Festival talk by Timothy Urban, “The Magical Music in A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, Rocky Hill.

Friday, May 22

8 p.m.: Wait Until Dark; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 23

10 a.m.: Annual Nassau Street Memorial Day Parade, followed by 11 a.m. Dedication Ceremony at Borough Hall.

2 to 11 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers’ 30th anniversary celebration; Lawrence Intermediate School, 66 Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrence.

6:30 p.m.: Allan Willinger and Cajun Spice band; Halo Pub, 9 Hulfish Street.

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

Monday, May 25

11 a.m.: Guided tour of Princeton Cemetery from main gate, Greenview Avenue. Free.

Wednesday, May 27

3 p.m.: Reading by Debbie Macomber, author of Summer On Blossom Street; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

7 p.m.: Resume Writing Workshop; Princeton Public Library.

7 p.m.: Princeton University Senior Recital with cellist Sam Leachman and pianist Taotao Liu; University Chapel. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Township Environmental Commission; Township Municipal Complex.

Thursday, May 28

7 p.m.: Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus; Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton. Also Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Festival talk by Marianne Grey, “Midsummer Magic: Illustrating Fantasy and Imagination”; Princeton Public Library.

Friday, May 29

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

7:30 p.m.: Terrance Simien and Zydeco Experience Band; Performing Arts Center, Princeton High School.

8 p.m.: Princeton Triangle Club’s Stark Raven Mad; McCarter Theatre. Also Saturday, at 8 p.m.

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

Saturday, May 30

9 a.m.: NAMI Mercer 5-K walk; Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road.

10 a.m.: Daylong P.E.A.C.E. Conference (Proactive Education for Activism on Current Events) for teens; Princeton Public Library.

2 and 4 p.m.: Junie B. Jones; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College.

6:30 p.m.: Princeton Girlchoir 20th Anniversary Concert; Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial, Trenton.

6:30 p.m.: Dick Braytenbah jazz band; Halo Pub, 9 Hulfish Street.

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

Sunday, May 31


Monday, June 1

6:30 p.m.: Historical Society of Princeton’s “Revisiting Princeton’s Civil Rights Struggle” panel discussion; Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church. For reservations, call (609) 921-6748, ext. 100.

Wednesday, June 3

10 a.m.: Stroller Strides walking tour of Princeton; Historical Society of Princeton, 158 Nassau Street.

7 p.m.: Ask-a-Lawyer Program (free legal advice on immigration issues); Princeton Public Library.

Thursday, June 4

7:30 p.m.: Preview of Princeton Festival 2009 Season with Artistic Director Richard Tang Yuk; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Singer/songwriter Steve Earle; McCarter Theatre.

Friday, June 5

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

Saturday, June 6

8:30 p.m.: Singer Barbara Cook; McCarter Theatre.

2 p.m.: Docent Tour; Historical Society of Princeton, 158 Nassau Street.

6:30 p.m.: John & Carm rock, blues, and bluegrass band; Halo Pub, 9 Hulfish Street.

8 p.m.: Garden Statesmen Barbershop Chorus 40th Annual Concert; Yvonne Theater, Rider University, Lawrenceville.

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