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Vol. LXII, No. 41
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
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Calendar

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

10 a.m.: The Three Little Pigs at Off Broadstreet Theatre in Hopewell. Also on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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.

11 a.m.: Jazz Vespers featuring the University Jazz Vespers Ensemble; Princeton University Chapel. Free.

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.

8 p.m.: Violin virtuoso Anne Sophie Mutter will perform with the Camerata Salzburg Chamber Orchestra at the State Theater.

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.

7:30 p.m.: Jazz piano phenomenon Eldar and his trio at McCarter’s Berlind Theatre.

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 5:30 p.m.: Fourth Annual Festival of the Guild of Early Music, featuring Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque era music; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

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.: Organ recital at St. Paul’s Church on Nassau Street. Free.

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

3 p.m.: Dorothea’s House Italian film: Lezioni di Cioccolato or Chocolate Lessons. Free.

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.

Thursday, October 23 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.: Conductor Joe Miller will perform Wolgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem and Arvo Part’s Te Deum at the Princeton University Chapel.

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.

Friday, November 7

10: a.m.: Rapunzel at Off Broadstreet Theatre in Hopewell. Also on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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