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Vol. LXIII, No. 42
 
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
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Calendar

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.

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

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.

Friday, October 23

2 p.m.: American Repertory Ballet; The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, North Branch. Also Saturday at 8 p.m. 4 p.m.: Screening of Ghostbusters; Community Room, Princeton Public Library.

4:30 p.m.: Fund for Irish Studies lecture by Brian Mercer Walker on “Woodrow Wilson, Barack Obama, and the Irish Connection”; Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

5 to 8 p.m.: “Hopewell Cruise Night” featuring antique cars and live music; Broad Street, Hopewell Borough.

5:30 p.m.: Lecture by David Cole, Georgetown University Law Center professor, “Torture and Accountability in the War on Terror: What Should Be Done?”; Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study.

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.: Magician-illusionist Mike Super; Berlind Theatre.

7:30 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s “Best of Tchaikovsky” program; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton High School Choir presentation of Gian-Carlo Menotti’s The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore; Black Box Theater, Princeton High School. Also Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Joe Zook and Friends Play the Blues and More; Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park, Trenton.

8 p.m.: Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham; Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton.

8 p.m.: Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days; Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Comedienne Chris Rich; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency. Also Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

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

8 to 10 p.m.: DanceLab experimental dance program; YWCA Princeton.

Saturday, October 24

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Folksinger Chuck Schaeffer; West Windsor Farmers Market, Vaughn Drive parking lot, Princeton Junction train station.

10 a.m.: Open House; Waldorf School of Princeton, 1062 Cherry Hill Road. To schedule a tour, call (609) 466-1970, ext. 115.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Princeton Environmental Commission’s third annual self-guided Green Home and Garden Tour. Free.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Annual Spooktacular Halloween Parade, Contest, and Party; Princeton Shopping Center courtyard.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Country/Bluegrass music with Mountain Heritage; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

3 p.m.: Princeton University Orchestra; Richardson Auditorium. Also Sunday at 3 p.m.

3 to 5:45 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers “Rum & Onions” Halloween contra dance; Lawrence Intermediate School, 66 Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrenceville. Also at 7:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.: Dining By Design benefit for Arts Council of Princeton. For information, visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.

6 p.m.: 12th Annual “Capital Affair” gala fund-raiser for Capital Health; Hyatt Regency. For information, call (609) 815-7200.

6 p.m.: Lecture by Emmet Gowin, Lewis Center for the Arts professor of Visual Arts, “A Collective Portrait”; McCosh 10, Princeton University.

7 to 10 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s Cafe Improv cabaret; Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center, 102 Witherspoon Street.

7:30 p.m.: Cabaret singer Andrea Marcovicci; Berlind Theatre.

8 p.m.: Orquestra de São Paulo; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Concert for Organ and Orchestra by Tim Keyes Consort; Saint Charles Borromeo Church, 47 Skillman Road, Skillman.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Orchestra; Richardson Auditorium. Also Sunday at 3 p.m.

8 p.m.: Opera Project concert of arias and duets; St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 50 York Street, Lambertville.

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

Sunday, October 25

Noon to 4 p.m.: Country/Bluegrass music with Borderline; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

Noon to 5 p.m.: Guild for Early Music concert of Renaissance, Baroque, and Early American music; Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton.

1 p.m.: Palmer Square Fashion Show; Nassau Inn Ballroom.

2 p.m.: Sharim V’Sharot concert, “Yiddish Music In America”; Community Room, Princeton Public Library. Free.

3 p.m.: Duo d’Esterhazy concert; Hopewell United Methodist Church, 20 Blackwell Avenue, Hopewell.

3 p.m.: “Organ Spectacular II” organ recital by Thomas Sheehan; St. Paul’s Church, 214 Nassau Street.

3 p.m.: Central Jersey Choral Society fundraising concert; St. David’s Episcopal Church, 90 South Main Street, Cranbury.

4 p.m.: Nassau at Four recital, annual Westminster Student Showcase; Nassau Presbyterian Church.

Monday, October 26

Recycling

7 p.m.: Lecture, “Remembering Alice Paul: The Invisible Egalitarian,” by Jean Baker; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Planet Café; Camillo’s Cafe, Princeton Shopping Center.

Tuesday, October 27

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

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

8 p.m.: Macbeth meets The Simpsons with MacHomer; Crossroads Theatre, 7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. Also Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 8 p.m.

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 2 and 8 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Composers Ensemble of Princeton, works by graduate students; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

8 p.m.: Grammy Award winner Rickie Lee Jones; McCarter Theatre.

Wednesday, October 28

4:30 p.m.: Woodrow Wilson School panel discussion, “Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University. Free.

7 p.m.: Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative talk, “A Conversation with Margaret Benefiel: A Quaker Perspective on Ethics in the Executive Suite”; McCormick 101, Princeton University. Free.

7 p.m.: Screening of 2008 documentary “Who Does She Think She Is?”; Princeton Public Library.

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

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.

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

8 p.m.: Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days; Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street. Also Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 29

10 a.m. to noon: Talk by Barry S. Rabner, president and CEO of Princeton HealthCare System and Hyman Jacobs and Michael Jacobs of Windsor Healthcare, on new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro; Princeton Windrows, 2000 Windrow Drive. Free but reservation required by calling (800) 708-7007.

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by David Pickering; Princeton University Chapel.

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