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Vol. LXII, No. 46
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
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Calendar

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.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by novelist Pamela Erens, author of The Understory; Princeton Public Library.

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 p.m.: Staged reading of Constantine, a new play by Philadelphia playwright Mort Paterson; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pa.

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.

1 to 5 p.m.: National “Gaming @ Your Library” Day; Princeton Public Library.

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.: An Evening of American Song 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.: Folk Tale Puppets, Rapunzel; Waldorf School of Princeton, 1062 Cherry Hill Road.

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

4:30 p.m.: “Shaping China’s Choices: Recent Lessons for the Next Administration’s China Policy” talk by Thomas Christensen, Director of the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

7 p.m.: “Finding the Right Job, Right Now” seminar by career coach Alex Freund; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Soweto Gospel Choir; McCarter Theatre.

Tuesday, November 18

5:30 p.m.: Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees; Princeton Public Library.

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.

8 p.m.: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet; McCarter Theatre.

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.

4:30 p.m.: Panel discussion, “Civil Society: A Hidden Component in Israeli Society”; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

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

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

Thursday, November 20

Noon: Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center screening of One Survivor Remembers; Mercer County Community College Communications Building, Room 109, West Windsor. Free.

6 p.m.: Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center screening of Rosenstrasse; Mercer County Community College Communications Building, Room 109, West Windsor. Free.

7 p.m.: D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Landowners Forum, “Old Weeds, New Weeds, and How to Control Them”; Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place.

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 p.m.: Reading by record producer Joe Boyd, author of White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon 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.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: YWCA Princeton’s 35th annual Crafters’ Marketplace; John Witherspoon Middle School. Also Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

7:30 p.m.: “Rio Nights” concert of Brazilian themed music with Luiz Simas and guests; Looking Glass Pond, 800 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction. For tickets, call (609) 720-0098.

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.

Sunday, November 23

1 p.m.: International Wedding Expo; Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton.

3 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory concert, A Messiaen Centennial Celebration; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Free.

4 p.m.: Screening of James’ Journey to Jerusalem with talk on Israeli film by Eran Kaplan, visiting professor of history at Princeton University; The Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street.

Monday, November 24

Recycling

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

Tuesday, November 25

7:30 p.m.: Reading by Mara Cohen Ioannides, author of A Shout in the Sunshine; Princeton Public Library.

Wednesday, November 26

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

8 p.m.: CD release party for Scott Rednor and His Band’s debut album, Music for People; Conduit Music Club, 439 South Broad Street, Trenton.

Thursday, November 27

Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 28

Noon and 3 p.m.: Disney Playhouse Live; Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton.

7:30 p.m.: So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2008; Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton.

8 p.m.: Robert Klein; 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.

10 p.m.: Andrew Kennedy; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency.

Saturday, November 29

2 and 4 p.m.: Hansel and Gretel; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m.

3 p.m.: Nassau Brass and the Madrigal Singers; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

5 p.m.: Annual Lights On! Tree-Lighting Celebration; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Andrew Kennedy and Ritchie Redding; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency.

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