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Vol. LXIII, No. 41
 
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
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Wednesday, October 14

Noon: Talk by Afsheen Shamsi, public relations director at the New Jersey chapter of Council on American Islamic Relations; Princeton Public Library.

4:30 p.m.: Lecture by Harvard University Professor Stanley Hoffmann, “Ethics and Global Policy”; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7:30 p.m.: She Stoops to Conquer; 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.

7:30 p.m.: Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First One Hundred Years; Berlind 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.: Arthur Laurents’ Come Back, Come Back, Wherever You Are; George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Also Thursday at 2 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 15

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Annual YWCA Princeton Friends’ Luncheon, Springdale Golf Club.

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by Thomas Sheehan; Princeton University Chapel.

4:30 p.m.: Lecture by Harvard University Professor Stanley Hoffmann, “U.S. Foreign Policy, Past and Future”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: Talk by Xenia Morin, Ph.D., “The Future of Food: In Search of Sustainable Food Systems”; D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place. To register, call (609) 924-4646.

7 p.m.: Talk by Henry Morse, aka The Old Time Radio Man, about the history of “The Shadow” radio broadcasts; Princeton Public Library.

7 and 10 p.m.: “Alaska on Film” screening of Nanook of the North: A Story of Life and Love in the Actual Arctic; McCormick 101, Princeton University.

7:30 p.m.: “Hidden Lands” music and poetry with The Red Hawk Fly ensemble and poets James Richardson, Renée Ashley, Carlos Hernández Peña, and Bill Sloane; Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

7:30 p.m.: Book Talk by Dr. Laura H. Kahn, author of Who’s in Charge? Leadership during Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises; Lewis Science Library, Room 120, Princeton University.

8 p.m.: Princeton Shakespeare Company’s updated version of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It; Whitman Theatre, Princeton University. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: No Child ...; Mount Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown. CANCELLED.

8 p.m.: Fly (play about Tuskegee Airmen); Crossroads Theatre, 7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m.

Friday, October 16

Noon: Princeton Senior Resource Center talk by Wanda Patterson, M.D., on African American Skin Care; Suzanne Patterson Building.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: Ice Cream Bingo for 4-10 year-olds; All Purpose Room, YWCA Princeton.

7 to 11 p.m.: Ten-acre Corn Maze; Corner-Copia Farm Market and Garden Center, 299 Princeton-Hightstown Road, East Windsor. Also Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Parenting lecture, “The Electronic Media and the 21st-Century Family,” by educational consultant Eugene Schwartz; Hagens Hall, Waldorf School of Princeton, 1062 Cherry Hill Road.

8 p.m.: Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet; Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

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

8 p.m.: Princeton Singers; Trinity Church.

8 p.m.: Joy Behar; State Theatre, New Brunswick. CANCELLED.

8 p.m.: “All That Jazz” concert with Upper Princeton Swing Collective; Crossing Vineyards and Winery, Washington Crossing, Pa.

8:15 p.m.: Princeton Folk Music Society concert with Gordon Bok; Christ Congregation Church.

8:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Jersey Jumpers Swing Dance with Charleston workshop; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

9 p.m.: Screening of The Hunchback of Notre Dame with organ accompaniment; Princeton University Chapel. Free.

Saturday, October 17

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Quincy Mumford Band; West Windsor Farmers Market, Vaughn Drive parking lot, Princeton Junction train station.

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Environmental Fair, “Transitioning to Green”; Suzanne Patterson Center.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Country/bluegrass music with Eco Del Sur; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

Noon to 5 p.m.: Oktoberfest; Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton.

1 to 4 p.m.: West Windsor Arts Council’s annual Autumn Arts Afternoon; tent behind Panera Bread, Nassau Park Pavilion.

1 to 4 p.m.: Cotsen Children’s Library Fairy Tale Boot Camp; McCosh Courtyard next to University Chapel. (Rain location: Firestone Library.)

2 and 4 p.m.: The Three Pigs; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College.

3 and 8 p.m.: Shelly Garrett’s Beauty Shop 2009; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

3 p.m., Talk and demonstration by Angela Chang, author of The Intriguing World of Chinese Cooking; Princeton Public Library.

6:30 p.m.: Celebrate OperaNJ Gala; Hyatt Regency, Carnegie Center. For information, visit www.opera-nj.org.

7 p.m.: Darla Rich Quintet; Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn, Hopewell.

7 p.m.: Ellarslie Gala benefiting programs of Trenton City Museum; Ellarlsie Mansion, Cadwalader Park, Trenton. CANCELLED.

7:30 p.m.: Brothers in Harmony men’s a cappella barbershop chorus; Lawrence High School, 2525 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble, “The Voice of the Jazz Composer: The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn”; Richardson Auditorium.

8:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Salsa Sensation dance; Suzanne Patterson Center.

Sunday, October 18

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

Noon to 4 p.m.: Country/bluegrass music with Beth Coleman Band; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

1:30 p.m.: Princeton Reads Program screening of Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think, with discussion led by documentary producer Michael Wolfe; McCosh 10, Princeton University.

3 p.m.: Sunday Serenades Concert with Jerry Rife and his Rhythm Kings Dixieland Jazz Band; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

4 p.m.: Princeton Middle East Society lecture by visiting Adjunct Professor at the Middle East Institute at Columbia University David Cuthell, “Turkey: A Return to the Middle”; 101 McCormick, Princeton University. Free.

6 to 9 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society’s “Dancing under the Stars” Argentine Tango night; Hinds Plaza, Princeton Public Library. Free.

6:30 p.m.: United Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks Campaign Kick-off with guest speaker U.S. Senator Robert Menendez; Adath Israel Congregation, Lawrenceville. For information, call Nancy Lewis at (609) 219-0555.

8 p.m.: Stand-up comic Lewis Black, Let Them Eat Cake; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Monday, October 19

4:30 p.m. Cornel West will discuss his new memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud in McCosh Hall, Room 10 on the Princeton University campus. The event is free and open to the public, tickets are required.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by New York University School of Law Professor Nancy Morawetz, “The Expanding Web of Immigration Detention and Deportation Policy: Challenges for the Executive, Congress and the Courts”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: Screening of The Merchant of Venice; Stuart Hall, Room 6, Princeton Theological Seminary. Free.

7 p.m.: Screening of Iron Jawed Angels, about New Jersey womens rights activist Alice Paul; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Los Lonely Boys and singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo; McCarter Theatre.

Tuesday, October 20

Noon: Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce luncheon, “Meet the New Jersey Gubernatorial Candidates”; Trenton Marriott Hotel, 1 West Lafayette Street, Trenton. To register, call (609) 689-9960.

1 to 4:30 p.m.: Princeton Regional Health Department senior flu shots and health fair; Suzanne Patterson Center. Registration required for flu shot by calling (609) 9247108. Also Monday, October 26 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

3 p.m.: Conversation with Tony Award winner Jeffrey Seller; Friend Center Room 006, Princeton University.

3 p.m.: “This I Believe” program hosted by Keith Wheelock; Princeton Public Library. To register, call (609) 924-9529, ext. 220.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Joyce Carol Oates; Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street.

5 p.m.: Talk and readings by playwright Alan Bennett; McCosh 50, Princeton University.

5:30 p.m. Talk by Christopher Hedges and Ralph Nader about Mr. Nader’s new book, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

6:30 p.m.: Darla Rich Trio; Witherspoon Grill, 57 Witherspoon Street.

7 to 9 p.m.: International Folk Dancing; Riverside School. For information, call (609) 655-0758.

8 p.m.: Arthur Laurents’ Come Back, Come Back, Wherever You Are; George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Also Wednesday at 8 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.

8 p.m.: Solo acoustic concert by singer/songwriter/guitarist Richard Thompson; McCarter Theatre.

Wednesday, October 21

4:30 p.m.: Readings by Maxine Kumin and Joyce Carol Oates; Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

5 p.m.: Darla Rich Trio; Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington.

5:30 p.m.: Reading by Emily Mann from Mrs. Packard and other works; Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street.

7 p.m.: Princeton Senior Resource Center “Engaged Retirement” program with retirement coach Carol King; second floor conference room, Princeton Public Library.

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

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

Thursday, October 22

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by Daniel Stipe; Princeton University Chapel.

5 to 8 p.m.: Complimentary vodka tasting; On the Bone Restaurant, Double Tree Hotel, Ridge Road and Route 1.

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

8 p.m.: Princeton Shakespeare Company’s updated version of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It; Whitman Theatre, Princeton University. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

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