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Vol. LXIII, No. 46
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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Wednesday, November 18

Noon: Lunch and Learn with Princeton Scholars lecture by Rutgers Professor Michael Curtis, author of Orientalism and Islam; Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street.

4:30 p.m.: Program in Creative Writing readings by Robert Stone and C.K. Williams from their work; Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

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

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

8 p.m.: University Jazz Composers Collective; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

8 p.m.: Parsons Dance troupe; McCarter Theatre.

Thursday, November 19

12:15 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recital of music by Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, with soprano Sarah Sensenig and pianist Donald Dolan; Niles Chapel, Nassau Presbyterian Church.

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by Michael DiOrio; Princeton University Chapel.

7:30 p.m.: Joint Recreation Board; Township Municipal Complex.

8 p.m.: Lecture by former president of the European Commission Romano Prodi; McCosh Hall 50, Princeton University.

8 p.m.: My Fair Lady; Berlind Theatre. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Blood: A Comedy; Passage Theatre, Mill Hill Playhouse, Trenton. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

Friday, November 20

4:30 p.m.: Fund for Irish Studies talk by mixed media artist Dorothy Cross; Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

8 p.m.: Staged reading of Marvin Cheiten’s comedy Miss Connections; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pa.

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

8:15 p.m.: Princeton Folk Music Society concert with Jamcrackers; Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane.

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Jersey Jumpers Swing Dance with music by Paul Cosentino and the Boilermakers; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Saturday, November 21

8:30 a.m. to noon: Princeton Regional Public Schools annual Warm Winter Clothing Drive; Community Park Elementary School, 372 Witherspoon Street.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: 36th annual YWCA Princeton Crafters’ Marketplace, John Witherspoon Middle School, Walnut Lane. Also Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

10 a.m.: Albert E. Hinds Memorial Walking Tour: African American Life in Princeton; Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House. Reservation required; call (609) 921-6748, ext. 100.

3 p.m.: Princeton University Chamber Choir, “Britain Through the Centuries”; Richardson Auditorium.

8 p.m.: Le Triomphe de l’amour; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

8 p.m.: Classical pianist Meral Guneyman; Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center.

Sunday, November 22

2 p.m.: Folk Tale Puppet Troupe’s performance of The Devil and the Three Golden Hairs; Hagens Hall, Waldorf School, 1062 Cherry Hill Road.

3 p.m.: Westminster Kantorei; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

3 p.m.: La Spirita early music ensemble; Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 407 Nassau Street.

4 p.m.: Nassau at Four Choral Vespers Service; Nassau Presbyterian Church.

7:30 p.m.: Westminster Jubilee Singers; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

Monday, November 23


7 p.m.: Screening of Hamlet; Stuart Hall, Room 6, Princeton Theological Seminary. Free. Part Two on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 26

Thanksgiving Day

8 a.m.: Trinity Church 5K Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk; Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street. Register online at

Friday, November 27

12:30 p.m.: Disney Live!; Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton.

1 and 4:30 p.m.: Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker; McCarter Theatre. Also Saturday and Sunday at 1 and 4:30 p.m.

4:45 p.m.: Tree Lighting with Santa Claus; Palmer Square.

7 p.m.: A Christmas Story; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Musical comedy The Thing About Men; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: 3 Mo’ Divas; Crossroads Theatre, 7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 28

3 p.m.: Book signing by Patrick McDonnell, author of Guardians of Being; jaZams, 25 Palmer Square East.

3 to 6:30 p.m.: Strolling carolers, horse and wagon rides, photos with Santa, The Nutcracker excerpts; Princeton Forrestal Village, College Road West at Route 1. Free.

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

8 p.m.: Comedian Gilbert Gottfried; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Princeton Hyatt Regency.

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

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