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Vol. LXIII, No. 43
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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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.

8 p.m.: Arthur Laurents’ Come Back, Come Back, Wherever You Are; George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick. Also Thursday at 2 and 8 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 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 the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro; Princeton Windrows, 2000 Windrow Drive. Free but reservations required by calling (800) 708-7007.

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

5 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s annual Halloween Parade; Hinds Plaza to Palmer Square.

6 to 9 p.m.: YWCA Princeton Crafters’ Marketplace Patrons’ Gala Cocktail Party; Princeton BMW showroom, Quakerbridge Road.

7 p.m.: Program of readings and film celebrating the works of Edgar Allan Poe; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Annual Joe R. Engle Organ Concert, “Words of Albert Schweitzer and the Music of Bach”; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary. Free.

Friday, October 30

6 p.m.: “Halloween at the Y”; Princeton Family YMCA, Paul Robeson Place.

6 p.m.: Lecture by Institute for Advanced Study Professor Emeritus Peter Goldreich, “The Evolution of Bodies Bound by Gravity”; Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study. Free.

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.

8 p.m.: MOMIX: Passion; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

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

8 p.m.: ARTEK concert of music from 17th-century England and Italy; All Saints’ Church, 17 All Saints’ Road.

8 p.m.: Westminster Music Theater presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins; The Playhouse, Westminster Choir College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

8 p.m.: Bell, Book and Candle; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8:30 p.m.: Halloween Dance Party; Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Princeton Shopping Center.

Saturday, October 31

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Rocks and Dinos exhibit; Morven Museum and Garden.

Sunday, November 1

Property Taxes Due

2 p.m.: Songwriters Showcase with Kim Yarson, Jo Wymer, and Sarah Donner; Princeton Public Library. Free.

3 p.m.: Mezzo-soprano Joan Waite recital, “Travel the World in Song,” benefiting Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton; Nassau Presbyterian Church.

3 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory benefit concert and reception; Bart Luedeke Student Center Auditorium, Rider University, Lawrenceville.

3 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra with twin sister pianists Christina Naughton and Michelle Naughton; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

4 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s annual Edward T. Cone Series concert; Richardson Auditorium.

5 p.m.: Talk, “A Puccini Retrospective” by Boheme Opera New Jersey director Joseph Pucciatti; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street.

Monday, November 2

9:30 a.m.: Talk by Rowan University professor of music Lili Levinowitz, “Music Learning Supports All Learning”; Princeton Public Library.

7 p.m.: Writers’ Exchange Group’s peer critique moderated by Pulitzer Prize nominee Ed Leefeldt; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

7:30 to 9 p.m.: Boy Scout Troop 88 Open House; Princeton United Methodist Church, Nassau and Vandeventer Streets.

8 p.m.: Singer/songwriter/guitarist Keb’ Mo’; McCarter Theatre.

Tuesday, November 3

7 p.m.: Tuesday Technology Talk: Twitter demonstration with Amy Kearns and Julie Strange; Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: Tony Award-winning actor Roger Rees’ one-man show, What You Will; McCarter Theatre.

Wednesday, November 4

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Simulcast of Focus on the Family’s “Focus on Parenting” conference; Central Church, 2015 Pennington Road, Ewing. To register, call (609) 882-0337.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Electronics Waste Disposal Day; Sovereign Bank Arena, Parking Lot 1, Hamilton Avenue, Trenton.

Noon: Talk by Rider University professor of history Dr. Joseph Gowaskie, “On Life Support: The New Jersey Labor Movement in the 21st Century”; Communications Building, Room 107, Mercer County Community College. Free.

2 and 8 p.m.: Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

7 p.m.: Darla Rich Quartet; Fedora Café, 2633 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville.

7:30 p.m.: “Talking Politics” lecture by Rutgers University professor Ross K. Baker, author of House and Senate; Princeton Public Library.

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

Thursday, November 5

Noon: Talk by Thomas Roma, director of the Photography Program at Columbia University School of the Arts, “Recent Works: Photography Through the Lens of Thomas Roma”; Communications Building, Room 110, Mercer County Community College. Free.

4 p.m.: Princeton Middle East Society lecture on Afghanistan by Dr. Reinhard Erös, author of Under Taliban, Warlords and Drug Barons; 101 McCormick, Princeton University. Free.

6:30 p.m.: Mercer County First-Time Homebuyer Workshop; Mercer County Library, 333 North Post Road, Princeton Junction.

7 p.m.: Talk by photographer Richard Trenner and landscape painter Jim Morgan; Princeton Public Library. Free.

8 p.m.: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall; McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: The Children’s Hour; Mount Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Julius Caesar; McAneny Theater, Princeton Day School. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Friday, November 6

6:30 p.m.: Annual Crisis Ministry fall benefit; McCarter Theatre lobby. Followed by 8 p.m. performance of Yamato Taiko Drum Ensemble. For reservations, call (609) 396-9355.

8 p.m.: Bell, Book and Candle; Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

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

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

8 p.m.: Yamato, Japanese Taiko Drum Ensemble; McCarter Theatre.

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.

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