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Vol. LXIII, No. 47
 
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
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Wednesday, November 25

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

8 p.m.: A Moon to Dance By; George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Also Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 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 www.trinityprinceton.org.

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 to 5 p.m.: Book signings by artist Chuck Fischer, author of Angels: A Pop-Up Book, and 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, and 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.

Sunday, November 29

3 p.m.: Steinway Society Musicale with pianist Pauline Yang; Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

3 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Monday, November 30

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

Tuesday, December 1

8 p.m.: Reading from Spanish novelist Javier Marias, followed by conversation with Professors Angel Loureiro and Michael Wood; McCosh 50, Princeton University. Free.

8 p.m.: A Moon to Dance By; George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Also Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 2

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

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Holiday Open House; Drumthwacket. Reservation required; call (609) 683-0057.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Jules Feiffer, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, playwright, and author of The Phantom Tollbooth; Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

5:30 p.m.: Reading by Joyce Carol Oates read from her new novel Little Bird of Heaven; Labyrinth Books.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by Jayanti Tamm, author of Cartwheels in a Sari: A Memoir of Growing up Cult; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Harp Extravaganza; Princeton University Chapel. Free.

Thursday, December 3

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by Wesley Parrott; Princeton University Chapel.

7 to 9 p.m.: Lewis School of Princeton Tree of Light Celebration and Lewis Choir holiday concert; Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street. For tickets, visit www.lewisschool.org.

8 p.m.: Holiday handbell concert; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary. Free.

8 p.m.: Princeton Shakespeare Company production of Molière’s The Miser; Whitman Theatre, Princeton University. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

9:30 p.m.: Lewis School Tree Lighting; The Lewis School, 53 Bayard Lane. Free.

Friday, December 4

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Annual warehouse booksale; Scholar’s Bookshelf, 110 Melrich Road, Cranbury. Also Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2 p.m.: Talk by Gene Cretz, U.S. Ambassador to Libya, “U.S.-Libya Relations: Challenges on the Road to Normalization”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

4:30 p.m.: Fund for Irish Studies lecture by Larry Kirwan; Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

6 to 8 p.m.: Princeton Family YMCA’s Swim with Santa; West Windsor Seminary Pool. To register, call (609) 497-9622, ext. 204.

6:45 p.m.: Pennington Dance Company’s annual “Holiday Walk” performance; Pennington Presbyterian Church, 13 South Main Street, Pennington. Free.

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.

7:30 p.m.: Book discussion/signing with Nigella Lawson, author of Nigella Christmas; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

8 p.m.: Cool Yule Jazz VII; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. CANCELLED.

8 p.m.: Actors’ NET of Bucks County’s A Christmas Carol; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville, Pa. Also Sunday at 2 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Nassau Brass concert followed by champagne and dessert; Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pa. Reservations required; call (215) 493-6500, ext. 19.

8 p.m.: Princeton University student dance program, Intent; Berlind Theatre. Also Saturday at 2 and 8 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.

Saturday, December 5

10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Yes We CAN! food drive; McCaffrey’s Market, Princeton Shopping Center.

11 a.m.: reading by C.K. Williams, author of How the Nobble Was Finally Found; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: 18th century candle making demonstration; Thomas Clarke House, Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Road. Free.

12:30 to 3 p.m.: Holiday Party with Santa and Snowy; Holiday Party Room next to Ace Hardware, Princeton Shopping Center.

1 p.m.: Arcadia Local Author Day; Borders Books, 601 Nassau Park Boulevard. For more information, call (609) 514-0040.

3 p.m.: City Winds Trio classical ensemble; Princeton Public Library.

3 and 7 p.m.: DanceVision Youth Ensemble’s The Nutcracker; Montgomery High School Performing Arts Center, Skillman.

7 p.m.: The Song of The Healing Crystal Bowls, hosted by Jay Schwed; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, Skillman. Also Sunday at 2 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Screening of Autumn Spring; West Windsor branch, Mercer County Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor.

8 p.m.: Westminster Concert Bell Choir; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Also Sunday at 4 p.m.

8 p.m.: Actors’ NET of Bucks County’s The Christmas Carol Conspiracy: Scrooge’s Revenge; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville, Pa.

8 p.m.: Contemporary dance company dre.dance; Mount Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown.

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society’s California Mix dance; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

Sunday, December 6

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Holistic Life and Health Expo; Holistic Clinic, 60 Mt. Lucas Road. Free.

Noon: Pearl Harbor Ceremony; Catholic War Veterans Post 417, Grand Street, Trenton.

2 to 5 p.m.: Annual Craft Fair and Silent Auction benefiting scholarship program; Crossroads Nursery School, 225 Olden Lane.

2:30 p.m.: Princeton University Chapel Choir; Princeton University Chapel. Free.

3 p.m.: Princeton Pro Musica performance of Handel’s Messiah; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

3 to 5 p.m.: Lawrenceville Main Street’s “Holidays in the Village”; Weeden Park, Main Street, Lawrenceville.

4 p.m.: Israeli/Jewish Film Festival screening of 2007 Israeli film The Band’s Visit; Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street.

5 p.m.: Polenta Festa; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street.

5 p.m.: Marimba recital by Nick Robinson; Kingston Presbyterian Church, Kingston. Free.

7 p.m.: Jazz concert with Lawrenceville School Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band; Behr Hall, Clark Music Center, Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville. Free.

Monday, December 7

Recycling

7:30 p.m.: World Cineclub screening of Phillipe Claudel’s I’ve Loved You So Long; Princeton Public Library. Free.

Tuesday, December 8

4:30 p.m. Book Talk by Prof. David Wilcove, author of No Way Home: the Decline of the World’s Great Animal Migrations; Lewis Science Library, Room 138, Princeton University.

7:30 p.m.: Reading by Princeton poet Dara-Lyn Shrager, author of The Boy From Egypt; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: A Moon to Dance By; George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Also Wednesday at 8 p.m., Thursday at 2 and 8 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, December 9

10 a.m.: How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Thursday, and Friday at 10 a.m., Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Holiday Open House; Drumthwacket. Reservation required; call (609) 683-0057.

4:30 p.m.: Book discussion/signing with Len Berman, author of The Greatest Moments in Sports; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

3 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.: Annual Carols of Many Nations concert; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary.

Thursday, December 10

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by Frederick Teardo; Princeton University Chapel.

7 p.m.: Talk by Mark Warner, founder of Sun Farm Network, “Kicking the Carbon Habit: How Do We Get From Here to There?”; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7 p.m.: Talk by sports psychology coach Rick Wolff, “Parenting Young Athletes”; Athletic and Convocation Center, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1128 Great Road. To register, call (609) 924-8143.

Friday, December 11

9 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Annual Womanspace Holiday Book Fair; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Annual warehouse booksale; Scholar’s Bookshelf, 110 Melrich Road, Cranbury. Also Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

7 p.m.: ’Twas the Night Before Christmas; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.; Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Eric Mintel Quartet concert followed by champagne and dessert; Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pa. Reservations required; call (215) 493-6500, ext. 19.

8 p.m.: Actors’ NET of Bucks County’s The Christmas Carol Conspiracy: Scrooge’s Revenge; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville, Pa. Also Sunday at 2 p.m.

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

8 p.m.: Annual Westminster Choir College Evening of Readings and Carols, holiday music for choir, organ, and brass; Princeton University Chapel. Also Saturday at 8 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.: Stephen Dietz’s God’s Country; Matthews Acting Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Also Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 12

1 and 4:30 p.m.: Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker; Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial, Trenton.

2 and 7 p.m.: Scrooge in Concert; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

6 p.m.: Princeton Singers holiday concert “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”; Nassau Presbyterian Church.

7 p.m.: A Christmas Carol; Villa Victoria Academy Theater, 376 West Upper Ferry Road, West Trenton. Performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, great great grandson of Charles Dickens.

7 p.m.: Holiday Open House with Karen Zumbrunn jazz trio; Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington. Free.

8 p.m.: Actors’ NET of Bucks County’s A Christmas Carol; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville, Pa.

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Ballroom Blitz dance; Suzanne Patterson Center.

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