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Vol. LXII, No. 45
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
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Calendar

Wednesday, November 5

10 a.m.: Fourth of four “This I Believe” programs for adults 55+, hosted by Keith Wheelock; Princeton Public Library.

1 to 4:30 p.m.: Princeton Regional Health Department flu shots and health fair; Suzanne Patterson Building. To register, call (609) 924-7108.

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

3 and 6:30 p.m.: The Wiggles; Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton.

4:30 p.m.: Readings by fiction writers Nathan Englander and Jim Shepard; Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

7 p.m.: Reading by Barry Callaghan, author of Between Trains, and launch of An Unrehearsed Desire by Princeton author Lauren B. Davis; George Thomas Room, Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Adult School lecture, “More Than A Concert,” with Princeton Symphony Orchestra guest conductor Tito Muñoz; Princeton United Methodist Church.

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

8 p.m.: Jazz Vespers with University Jazz Vespers Ensemble; Princeton University Chapel.

Thursday, November 6

7 p.m.: Pianist Catherine Sprague; Princeton Public Library. Free.

8 p.m.: Two one-act comic operas by Seymour Barab, A Game of Chance and La Pizza con Funghi; Lyric Theatre, The College of New Jersey, Ewing. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

8 p.m.: Arthur Miller’s The Crucible; McAneny Theater, Princeton Day School. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Amber Kain’s The Summer House; Passage Theatre, Mill Hill Playhouse, Front and Montgomery Streets, Trenton. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

8 p.m.: Modern dance company Pilobolus; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Public lecture by Prof. Neil Turok, Chair of Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University, “What Banged?”; Reynolds Auditorium, A02 McDonnell Hall, Princeton University.

Friday, November 7

10 a.m.: Rapunzel; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

3 to 5 p.m.: Wine and cheese party hosted by The Evergreen Forum; Suzanne Patterson Building. Free, but reservations requested by calling (609) 924-7108.

4:30 p.m.: Fund for Irish Studies lecture by singer Len Graham, “A Journey in the Song Tradition of Ulster”; Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

6 to 9 p.m.: “A Night at the Museum, A Place to Discover You!”; Museum of Contemporary Science, 675 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton.

6:30 p.m.: Darla Rich Jazz Duo; Positano Mediterranean Grill, 5 Schalks Crossing, Plainsboro.

7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Erin Jackson and Darren Dillon; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency. Also Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Déjà Vu, a Familiar Musical Revue; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Actors’ NET of Bucks County production of The Investigation; The Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 6 p.m.

8 p.m.: The Rocky Horror Show; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight!; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8:30 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton screening of Note by Note, documentary by Ben Niles, with Q&A session with Mr. Niles; Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street.

10 p.m.: Late Night Series (poetry, spoken word, drama, dance, live music, comedy, video); Studio Theatre, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. Free.

Saturday, November 8

3 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra cello master class with cellist Steven Isserlis; Princeton High School Performing Arts Center. Free.

3 p.m.: Book discussion and signing with animal photographer Kim Levin, author of PhoDOGraphy; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

6:30 p.m.: Auxiliary of University Medical Center at Princeton’s 12th annual A November Night gala dinner dance and silent auction; D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place. For information call (609) 497-4069.

7:30 p.m.: Duo pianists Edward Neeman and Stephanie; Looking Glass Pond, 800 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction. For tickets, call (609) 720-0098.

Sunday, November 9

3 p.m.: Westminster Choir concert, “Sacred and Profane”; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

4 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s “Princeton, It’s Revolutionary!” concert; Richardson Auditorium.

4 p.m.: Nassau at Four annual Westminster Showcase recital with soprano Bridgette Gan, organist Grace Kim, and pianist Brendan Quinn; Nassau Presbyterian Church. Free.

Monday, November 10

Recycling

4:30 p.m.: Public talk by Chris Tudda, U.S. Department of State historian, on “The Truth is Our Weapon: The Rhetorical Diplomacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: Township Committee; Township Municipal Complex.

7:30 p.m.: Delaware Valley Poets Juditha Dowd and Jane McKinley; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

8 p.m.: Preview screening of Charles Evered’s Adopt a Sailor; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

Tuesday, November 11

11 a.m.: Spirit of Princeton Committee Veterans Day ceremony; All Wars Monument, Mercer and Nassau Streets.

Noon: Visual Arts Lecture Series with Lauren Cornell, Curator, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City; Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

5:30 p.m.: Township Housing Board; Township Municipal Complex.

7 p.m.: Princeton HealthCare System lecture by Sabrina Beesley, dietitian, on “Celiac Disease and Living with a Gluten-Free Diet”; Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center, Princeton North Shopping Center, State Road.

7:30 p.m.: Township Sidewalk and Bikeway Advisory Committee; Room A, Township Municipal Complex.

8 p.m.: Faculty Recital with Thomas Kraines, cello; Nozomi Takashima, piano; and Cameron Britt, percussion; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

Wednesday, November 12

Noon: Noontime Recital with soprano Beverly Owens and pianist Amy Shortt; Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, 124 Witherspoon Street.

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

4:30 p.m.: Woodrow Wilson School public talk by Dexter Filkins, New York Times foreign correspondent, on “The Forever War”; McCosh 10, Princeton University.

7:30 p.m.: Talking Politics Book Discussion, Free Lunch by David Cay Johnston; Princeton Public Library. 8 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers; Suzanne Patterson Center.

Thursday, November 13

10:30 a.m.: Contemporary Fiction Discussion with Joshua Henkin, author of Matrimony; Princeton Public Library.

2 p.m.: Lecture by Joel T. Fry, curator at Bartram’s Botanical Garden, “1783: A New Beginning for an American Garden”; Present Day Club, 72 Stockton Street. Reservations required; call Morven Museum & Garden at (609) 924-8144, ext. 106.

8 p.m.: Amber Kain’s The Summer House; Passage Theatre, Mill Hill Playhouse, Front and Montgomery Streets, Trenton. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

11:30 p.m.: Jazz At Café Vivian with Pat Metheny Ensemble; Frist Campus Center, Princeton University.

Friday, November 14

6:30 p.m.: Darla Rich Jazz Duo; Positano Mediterranean Grill, 5 Schalks Crossing, Plainsboro.

7:30 p.m.: Salon 33 Pot Luck Dinner and Concert with Epiphany Project duo; Looking Glass Pond, 800 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction. For reservations, call Rob Tannen at (609) 720-0098.

7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Joseph Anthony and Pat O’Donnell; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency. Also Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Aeschylus’ Agamemnon and Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis; Berlind Theatre. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Déjà Vu, a Familiar Musical Revue; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Lewis Center for the Arts production of Troy: After and Before; Berlind Theatre. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: The King and I; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Geoffrey Burleson; Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 to 10:15 p.m.: Dance Improv; All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road.

Saturday, November 15

10 a.m. and noon: Children’s “Milk and Cookies” series, for children three to eight, with Lisa Garwood in Folk Tales from Far and Near; State Theatre, New Brunswick. Free.

2 p.m.: Princeton Ballet School student performance of scenes from Nutcracker ballet; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

3 and 8:30 p.m.: Tovah Feldshuh as Golda Meir in Golda’s Balcony; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

6 p.m.: Contact of Mercer County Annual Gala; Chauncey Conference Center, Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road.

6:30 p.m.: Princeton Festival “Salsa Sensations” benefit; The Nassau Club.

6:30 p.m.: Upper Princeton Swing Collective; Hopewell Valley Bistro, Hopewell.

7 p.m.: Recital by soprano Diana Petras and bass-baritone Grant Mech, accompanied by pianist Akiko Hosaki; Gambrell Room, Scheide Hall, Princeton Theological Seminary. Free.

8 p.m.: Aquila Theatre production of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors; Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Wind Ensemble; Richardson Auditorium.

Sunday, November 16

2 p.m.: New School for Music Study Faculty Recital; Kingston United Methodist Church, 9 Church Street, Kingston.

3 p.m.: Steinway Society Musicale with pianist Luiz Simas; Recital Hall of Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

3 p.m.: Klez Dispensers; Richardson Auditorium.

3 p.m.: Westminster Kantorei concert, “I Hear America Singing”; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

3:30 p.m.: Benefit concert by Princeton Girlchoir and Resident Choir of The American Boychoir; Trinity Cathedral, Trenton.

Monday, November 17 Tuesday, November 18

7 p.m.: Book discussion and signing with Vicky Myron, author of Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

8 p.m.: Composers’ Ensemble Workshop with Ensemble Klang, Dutch contemporary music ensemble; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

Wednesday, November 19

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Princeton Junior School open house; 90 Fackler Road, Lawrenceville.

Noon: Princeton Scholars Lecture Series talk by Prof. Julian E. Zelizer, “Now That He’s Elected”; Jewish Center of Princeton.

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

4:30 p.m.: Readings by Christian Barter, Tarell Alvin McCraney, and Whitney Terrell; Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Environmental Commission; Room A, Township Municipal Complex.

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

Thursday, November 20

7:30 p.m.: Mystery Book Group discussion of The Coroner’s Lunch; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

8 p.m.: The King and I; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Aeschylus’ Agamemnon and Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis; Berlind Theatre. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Lewis Center for the Arts production of Troy: After and Before; Berlind Theatre. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Amber Kain’s The Summer House; Passage Theatre, Mill Hill Playhouse, Front and Montgomery Streets, Trenton. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

Friday, November 21

4:30 p.m.: Fund for Irish Studies lecture by Adrian Frazier of the National University of Ireland on “The Quiet Man and The Playboy of the Western World”; Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Dena Blizzard and John Delvecchio; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency. Also Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Déjà Vu, a Familiar Musical Revue; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Lewis Center for the Arts’ Now Dance repertory concert performed by faculty and guests; Hagan Dance Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free but tickets required by calling (609) 258-9220. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Orchestra; Richardson Auditorium. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8:15 p.m.: Princeton Folk Music Society concert with folksinger and autoharp virtuoso Bryan Bowers; Christ Congregation Church.

Saturday, November 22

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Electronics Waste Disposal Day; Sovereign Bank Arena Parking Lot 1, Trenton.

2 and 4 p.m.: Nate the Great; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College.

5:15 p.m.: DanceVision student performance of scenes from Nutcracker ballet; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

6:30 p.m.: Darla Rich Jazz Quintet; Hopewell Valley Bistro, Hopewell.

8 p.m.: Touring production of Sophisticated Ladies; Montgomery Performing Arts Center, Montgomery High School, 1016 Route 601, Skillman.

8 p.m.: Westminster Williamson Voices and Westminster Schola Cantorum; Princeton University Chapel.

8 p.m.: Le Triomphe de l’amour chamber ensemble; Unitarian Church of Princeton.

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