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Vol. LXII, No. 40
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
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Wednesday, October 1

2 and 8 p.m.: Phantom of the Opera; 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.

7 p.m.: Talk by H.E. Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, “Transition in Pakistan and Its Impact on Modern Terrorism”; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University. Free.

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

7:30 p.m.: Herringbone; McCarter Theatre. Also Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

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

8 p.m.: First of three Toni Morrison Lectures by Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, on “The Unfinished Journey of America’s Spirit”; McCosh Hall, Room 50, Princeton University. Free.

Thursday, October 2

2:30 p.m.: “Documenting Princeton 1783” gallery tour and lecture; Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street. For reservations, call (609) 924-8144, ext. 106.

5 p.m.: Book signing with Giada DeLaurentiis, author of Giada’s Kitchen; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

7:30 p.m.: McCarter Live at the Library talk by Marshall W. Mason, director of Talley’s Folly; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Regional Schools Special Education PTO Meeting; Library, John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane.

8 p.m.: Bare Soundz with Savion Glover; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Shakespeare ’70 production of The Skin Of Our Teeth; Kendall Hall, The College of New Jersey, Ewing. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Jimmy Heath Quartet; Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown.

8 p.m.: An Evening with David Sedaris; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Second of three Toni Morrison Lectures by Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, on “The Present: Through Cynicism, Negativity and Self-doubt”; McCosh Hall, Room 50, Princeton University. Free.

11:30 p.m.: Jazz At Café Vivian with Princeton University Jazz Program; Frist Campus Center, Princeton University. Free.

Friday, October 3

Noon: Westminster Conservatory Gallery Concert Series with High Winds ensemble; Rider University Art Gallery, Bart Luedeke Center, Rider University, Lawrenceville. Free.

1:30 to 3 p.m.: Playwrights panel with Edward Albee, Lee Blessing, Tina Howe, and Donald Margulies; Music Building Concert Hall, The College of New Jersey, Ewing.

2 to 5:30 p.m.: Friends of the Princeton Public Library Annual Book Sale; Princeton Public Library. Also Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday (Annual Half Price Sale) from 1 to 5:30 p.m.

7 to 11 p.m.: “Corner of Chaos” Haunted Corn Maze; Corner-Copia Nursery and Garden Center, 299 Princeton-Hightstown Road (Route 571), East Windsor. Also Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Joe Moffa and Bob DiBuono; Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club, Princeton Hyatt Regency. Also Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Leading Ladies; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Jazz Fridays Series with Jimmy Heath; Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown.

8 p.m.: George Bernard Shaw’s You Never Can Tell; The Heritage Center, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 6 p.m.

8 p.m.: Third of three Toni Morrison Lectures by Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, on “The Future: Humble Hopes and Insane Idealism”; McCosh Hall, Room 50, Princeton University. Free.

8 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Richardson Auditorium.

8:30 p.m.: Directors’ panel with Keen Company’s Carl Forsman, CenterStage Baltimore’s Irene Lewis, and McCarter’s Emily Mann; Library Auditorium, The College of New Jersey, Ewing.

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, October 4

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Household Chemical and Electronic Waste Day; Dempster Fire Training Academy, Basin Road, Lawrenceville.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Flight Fair, scenic plane rides offered by Mercer County Community College faculty and flight instructors; Trenton-Mercer Airport.

9 to 10 a.m.: Princeton Regional Health Department and Animal Control’s Fall Free Rabies Clinic; Community Park Pool. For information, call (609) 497-7608.

9:45 a.m.: Ed Goldberg and the Odessa Klezmer Band; West Windsor Farmers Market, Princeton Junction train station.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Fall Harvest Festival featuring country and bluegrass music by Borderline; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

7 p.m.: Benefit Concert for the Capital Singers of Trenton with John Nanni and Christine Giglio Nanni; First Presbyterian Church of Plainsboro, 500 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro. For tickets, call (609) 208-2119.

Sunday, October 5

8:15 a.m.: 15th Annual Komen Central and South Jersey Race for the Cure; Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson. To register, call (609) 896-1201.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Fall Harvest Festival featuring country and bluegrass music by Mountain Laurel; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

1 to 3 p.m.: Open House; Lewis School of Princeton, 53 Bayard Lane.

2 p.m.: Outlet Dance Project presentation of works by female choreographers; Seward Johnson Center for the Arts, Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

4 p.m.: Celtic singer Charlie Zahm; Princeton Church of Christ, 33 River Road. For tickets, call (609) 924-2555.

5 p.m.: Talk by Princeton University professor of art and archeology John Pinto on Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street. Free.

5 p.m.: Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester; McCarter Theatre.

7:30 p.m.: Talking Politics Book Discussion: The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama; Princeton Public Library.

Monday, October 6

9:30 a.m.: Registration for 18th Annual Association for Advancement of Mental Health Golf Outing; Cherry Valley Country Club, Skillman.

10:30 a.m.: 17th Annual Golf Mercer County Community College Golf Classic; Mercer Oaks East Golf Course, West Windsor. To register, call (609) 570-3740.

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

7 p.m.: Book discussion and signing with Stephen Baker, author of The Numerati; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by Susan Wise Bauer, author of The Art of the Public Grovel: Sexual Sin and Public Confession in America; Princeton Public Library.

Tuesday, October 7

4:30 p.m.: Talk by William Maley, Director of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at Australian National University, “What is New About the New Diplomacy?”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University. Free.

6:30 p.m.: Mercer County First Time Homebuyer Program; Mercer County Library, West Windsor Branch, 333 North Post Road, Princeton Junction.

7:30 p.m.: Public lecture by University of Otago, New Zealand, professor James Flynn, on “What Is Intelligence?: Paradoxes Resolved”; McCosh Hall 10.

Wednesday, October 8

Noon: Screening of film and discussion of La mano del emigrante (in Spanish); Princeton Public Library. Free.

2 and 8 p.m.: Phantom of the Opera; 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.

2 p.m.: Outlet Dance Project; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

4:30 p.m.: Center for Human Values seminar on the ethics of intelligence research; McCormick Hall 101, Princeton University.

7:30 p.m.: Herringbone; McCarter Theatre. Also Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

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

Thursday, October 9

7:30 p.m.: Public lecture by University of Otago, New Zealand, professor James Flynn, on “Black IQ: Environmental Factors”; McCosh Hall 10.

8 p.m.: Some Things You Need to Know Before the World Ends; Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Friday, October 10

5 to 10 p.m.: Second Annual Women in Jazz Festival; Trenton Marriott, Maxine’s 2, Gallery 125, and South Warren Street, Trenton. Free.

7 to 11 p.m.: “Corner of Chaos” Haunted Corn Maze; Corner-Copia Nursery and Garden Center, 299 Princeton-Hightstown Road (Route 571), East Windsor. Also Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m.

8 p.m.: Leading Ladies; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: George Bernard Shaw’s You Never Can Tell; The Heritage Center, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

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

Saturday, October 11

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: 90th Annual University Medical Center at Princeton White Elephant Rummage Sale; Parking Garage, University Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon Street. Also Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: The Billies Trio; West Windsor Farmers Market, Princeton Junction train station.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Fall Harvest Festival featuring country and bluegrass music by Spring Street Band; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

1 p.m.: League of Women Voters Princeton Area panel discussion on increasing access to government; Princeton Public Library. Free.

2 and 4 p.m.: The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College.

6:30 and 8:30 p.m.: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study.

8 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton concert with West African kora player Mamadou Diabate and his Quartet; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble; Richardson Auditorium.

8 p.m.: Venezuela Viva; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Sunday, October 12

9 a.m.: Registration for Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater New Jersey Chapter’s Central Regional Memory Walk; Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Fall Harvest Festival featuring country and bluegrass music by Chuck Schaeffer and Friends; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

1:30 p.m.: Harpers Escape Harp Concert; Princeton Public Library.

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

3 p.m.: Mezzo-soprano Joan Waite’s “Travel the World in Song” benefit concert for The Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

3 p.m.: Steinway Society Musicale with pianist Jae-Hyuck Cho; Recital Hall of Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

5 to 8 p.m.: 3rd Annual Taste of Lawrenceville featuring food from Lawrenceville restaurants and farms; beers, wines, and spirits; and music by the Tone Rangers; Cavalla Room, Bart Luedeke Center, Rider University, Lawrenceville.

Monday, October 13

Recycling

7:30 p.m.: Music from the Land of the Jaguar: Ancient Musical Instruments from the Americas; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Music Department’s Composers Ensemble presentation of film trilogy Gather/Shed/Lift; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

Tuesday, October 14

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

5:30 p.m.: Reading by Toni Morrison from her novel A Mercy; Richardson Auditorium. Free, but tickets required.

8 p.m.: Voice Recital with Mary Steffel and Tyler Clark, accompanied by Holger Staude; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

Wednesday, October 15

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

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Symposium on War on Terror with Philip Bobbitt, author of Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-first Century; Anne Marie Slaughter, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs Kim Lane Scheppele; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7:30 p.m.: Thinking Allowed Series talk by Bee Wilson, author of Swindled, a history of food fraud; Princeton Public Library. Free.

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

Thursday, October 16

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Admission Open House; Princeton Junior School. Also Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

12:15 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory at Nassau concert with jazz pianist Tara Buzash and vocalist Jean Marie Whaley; Niles Chapel, Nassau Presbyterian Church. Free.

6 to 10 p.m.: Autumn Culinaire 2008, annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County food, wine, and beer tasting fund-raiser; Greenacres Country Club, 2170 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville.

7 p.m.: Book discussion with Manuel Rivas, author of El lapis del carpinterol; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7 p.m.: Book discussion with Cool Woman Poet Joyce Lott, author of An Unexpected Life; Mary Jacobs Library, 64 Washington Street, Rocky Hill.

7:30 p.m.: Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre and Arts Council of Princeton presentation of La Petenera — The Sephardic Connection; Performing Arts Center, Princeton High School.

8 p.m.: Some Things You Need to Know Before the World Ends; Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Friday, October 17

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Annual Friends of the YWCA Princeton Luncheon, with guest speaker Nancy Marie Robertson, author of Christian Sisterhood, Race Relations, and the YWCA, 1906-46; Cherry Valley Country Club, Skillman.

7 to 11 p.m.: “Corner of Chaos” Haunted Corn Maze; Corner-Copia Nursery and Garden Center, 299 Princeton-Hightstown Road (Route 571), East Windsor. Also Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Pro Musica Preview; Princeton Public Library. Free.

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

8 p.m.: Dames at Sea; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Concert with singer Lucy Kaplansky; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

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

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, October 18

Noon to 4 p.m.: Fall Harvest Festival featuring country and bluegrass music by Eco Del Sur; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

5:30 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton fund-raiser, Dining by Design; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

7 p.m.: Salon 33 Pot Luck Dinner and Concert of folk songs and love songs with baritone Robert Bullington, violinist Ann Marie Poklembo, cellist Liz Thompson, and pianists Beth Ertz and Dick Swain; Looking Glass Pond, 800 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction. For reservations, call Rob Tannen at (609) 720-0098.

7:30 (sold out) and 10 p.m.: Christine Ebersole; Berlind Theatre.

Sunday, October 19

Noon to 4 p.m.: Fall Harvest Festival featuring country and bluegrass music by Mountain Heritage; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

1 to 3 p.m.: Open House; Lewis School of Princeton, 53 Bayard Lane.

1 to 4 p.m.: Screening of HBO drama Iron Jawed Angels: The Suffragette Movement; The Contemporary Victorian Museum, 176 West State Street, Trenton. Free. For reservations or information call (609) 883-2709 or (609) 392-9727.

3 p.m.: Dryden Ensemble concert, Johann Sebastian Bach; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary.

3 p.m.: Book discussion and signing with James M. McPherson, author of Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

Monday, October 20

6 p.m.: Film Italian Style Series screening of Sedotta e Abbandonata (Seduced and Abandoned); Princeton Public Library. Free.

6:30 p.m.: Mercer County First Time Homebuyer Program; Mercer County Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

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

Tuesday, October 21

8 p.m.: Composers’ Ensemble performances by Meehan/Perkins Percussion Duo, Dither Electric Guitar Quartet, and flutist Margaret Lancaster; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

Wednesday, October 22

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

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

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

Friday, October 24

7 to 11 p.m.: “Corner of Chaos” Haunted Corn Maze; Corner-Copia Nursery and Garden Center, 299 Princeton-Hightstown Road (Route 571), East Windsor. Also Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m.

8 p.m.: Princeton Singers concert, “Incandescence”; Princeton University Art Museum. Also Saturday at 7 p.m.

8 p.m.: Dames at Sea; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Saturday, October 25

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Mercer County Arts Showcase; Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Fall Harvest Festival featuring country and bluegrass music by Past Times; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

2 to 4 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s Spooky Saturday. Registration required by calling Arts Council at (609) 924-8777.

Sunday, October 26

Noon to 4 p.m.: Fall Harvest Festival featuring country and bluegrass music by Mitchel’s Cajun Aces; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

3 p.m.: Autumn Serenade with Boheme Opera and Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

3 p.m.: Princeton Pro Musica presentation of Josef Haydn’s The Creation; Richardson Auditorium.

7 p.m.: Talk and book signing by Dr. Mehmet Oz, author and professor of surgery, on “How to Live a Longer, More Vibrant Life”; Princeton High School Performing Arts Center.

Monday, October 27

Recycling

7 p.m.: Book discussion and signing with Nicole Bailey-Williams, author of The Love Child’s Revenge; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Pro Musica Preview; Princeton Public Library. Free.

Tuesday, October 28

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

7 p.m.: Multilingual Poetry Night; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Book discussion and signing with Alvin Felzenberg, author of The Leaders We Deserved (And a Few We Didn’t): Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

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

7:30 p.m.: World CineClub screening of The Beat that my Heart Skipped; Princeton Public Library. Free.

Wednesday, October 29

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

6:30 p.m.: Mercer County First Time Homebuyer Program; Ewing Senior Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing.

7 p.m.: Book discussion and signing with M. Ann Jacoby, author of Life After Genius; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

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

Friday, October 31

7 to 11 p.m.: “Corner of Chaos” Haunted Corn Maze; Corner-Copia Nursery and Garden Center, 299 Princeton-Hightstown Road (Route 571), East Windsor.

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