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Vol. LXII, No. 44
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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Wednesday, October 29

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

1 and 7 p.m.: Holiday Dinner Theatre Series show, Rear View Screamer; Cranbury Inn Restaurant, Cranbury.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Halloween Family Funfest; Mercer County Park Marina, West Windsor.

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.

7:30 p.m.: Talley’s Folly; 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.: The Rocky Horror Show; Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pa. Also Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 11:59 p.m.

Thursday, October 30

11:30 a.m.: Presentation of Rider University Law and Justice Program’s 13th annual Distinguished Achievement Award to Womanspace, Inc.; Fireside Lounge, Bart Luedeke Center, Rider University, Lawrenceville. For reservations, call (609) 896-5107.

5 to 6:30 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s Annual Hometown Halloween Parade, with Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band; Albert E. Hinds Plaza to Palmer Square.

6 to 8:30 p.m.: Exclusive New Jersey appearance by jewelry designer Temple St. Clair, author of Alchemy: A Passion for Jewels; Hamilton Jewelers, Nassau Street. For reservations, call (609) 683-4200.

7 p.m.: Book discussion and signing with Photographer Gale Zucker, author of Shear Spirit; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

8 p.m.: Amber Kain’s The Summer House; Passage Theatre, Mill Hill Playhouse, Front and Montgomery Streets, Trenton. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

8 p.m.: John Guare’s House of Blue Leaves; Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Roswell Rudd Jazz Quartet; Robert L. Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

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.

7:15 p.m.: New Jersey premiere screening of Original Intent: The Battle for America by Princeton native Mathieu Roberts; Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Paul Venier and Paul Virzi; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency.

8 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s Halloween Bash with the Voodudes; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

8 p.m.: Déjà Vu, a Familiar Musical Revue; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Actors’ NET of Bucks County production of The Investigation; The Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 6 p.m.

Saturday, November 1

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Fifth annual Women’s Wellness Day; Conant Hall, Educational Testing Service. For information, call (609) 689-3131.

10 a.m.: Saturday Morning Children’s Music Series concert with Mr. Ray and his Band; Montgomery Performing Arts Center, Montgomery High School, 1016 Route 601, Skillman.

11 a.m.: Princeton High School Orchestra; Performing Arts Center, Princeton High School.

3 p.m.: Book discussion and signing with Daniel Vosovic, author of Fashion Inside Out; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

6:30 p.m.: Darla Rich Jazz Quintet; Hopewell Valley Bistro, Hopewell.

7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Eric Lyden and Paul Verzi, Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency.

8 p.m.: Tim Keyes Consort with concert pianist Darlene Popkey; Richardson Auditorium.

Sunday, November 2

2 to 5 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s “Day of the Dead” celebration featuring music, bilingual story-telling, and art making workshops; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street.

3 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory’s Kaleidoscope Chamber Series concert of works by Messiaen, The Caged Spirit Sings; Gill Chapel, Rider University, Lawrenceville.

3 p.m.: Organ concert with Kathleen Scheide; St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street. Free.

3 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory Community Orchestra concert, “Symphonic Powerhouses”; Performing Arts Center, Princeton High School.

5 p.m.: Benefit concert by CELLO Quartet for Princeton Symphony Orchestra, at Princeton residence. For tickets, call PSO at (609) 497-0020.

5 p.m.: DisCanto ensemble, performing songs in the Abruzzese dialect; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street. Free.

Monday, November 3

4:30 p.m.: Woodrow Wilson School talk by New York Times Magazine Contributing Editor James Traub, “The United States and the United Nations: The Mess Behind and The Possibilities Ahead”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

6 p.m.: Film Italian Style Series screening of Pane e Tulipani (Bread and Tulips); Princeton Public Library. Free.

Tuesday, November 4

Election Day

9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Election Day Gift Boutique, Silent Auction, Book Fair, and Cafe’; Joan Levin Nursery School, The Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street.

4:30 p.m.: Visual Arts Lecture Series with experimental filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky; Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

4:30 p.m.: Woodrow Wilson School panel discussion, “The Promise of Abbott v. Burke”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University. Free.

8 p.m.: Penelope, music-theater program performed by Ellen McLaughlin accompanied by string quartet; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall, Princeton University. Free, but tickets required by calling (609) 258-9220. Also Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, November 5

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

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

3 and 6:30 p.m.: The Wiggles; Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton.

4:30 p.m.: Readings by fiction writers Nathan Englander and Jim Shepard; Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

7 p.m.: Reading by Barry Callaghan, author of Between Trains, and launch of An Unrehearsed Desire by Princeton author Lauren B. Davis; George Thomas Room, Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Adult School lecture, “More Than A Concert,” with Princeton Symphony Orchestra guest conductor Tito Muñoz discussing PSO’s November 9 concert, “Princeton, It’s Revolutionary!”; Princeton United Methodist Church.

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

8 p.m.: Jazz Vespers with University Jazz Vespers Ensemble; Princeton University Chapel.

Thursday, November 6

7 p.m.: Pianist Catherine Sprague; Princeton Public Library. Free.

8 p.m.: Two one-act comic operas by Seymour Barab, A Game of Chance and La Pizza con Funghi; Lyric Theatre, The College of New Jersey, Ewing. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

8 p.m.: Arthur Miller’s The Crucible; McAneny Theater, Princeton Day School. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Amber Kain’s The Summer House; Passage Theatre, Mill Hill Playhouse, Front and Montgomery Streets, Trenton. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

8 p.m.: Modern dance company Pilobolus; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Public Lecture by Prof. Neil Turok, Chair of Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University, “What Banged?”; Reynolds Auditorium, A02 Mc Donnell Hall, Princeton University.

Friday, November 7

10 a.m.: Rapunzel; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

4:30 p.m.: Fund for Irish Studies lecture by singer Len Graham, “A Journey in the Song Tradition of Ulster”; Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

6:30 p.m.: Darla Rich Jazz Duo; Positano Mediterranean Grill, 5 Schalks Crossing, Plainsboro.

7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Erin Jackson and Darren Dillon; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency. Also Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Déjà Vu, a Familiar Musical Revue; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Actors’ NET of Bucks County production of The Investigation; The Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 6 p.m.

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, November 8

3 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra cello master class led by cellist Steven Isserlis; Princeton High School Performing Arts Center. Free.

3 p.m.: Book discussion and signing with animal photographer Kim Levin, author of PhoDOGraphy; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

6:30 p.m.: Auxiliary of University Medical Center at Princeton’s 12th annual A November Night gala dinner dance and silent auction; D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place. For information call (609) 497-4069.

Sunday, November 9

3 p.m.: Westminster Choir concert, “Sacred and Profane”; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

4 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra; Richardson Auditorium.

Monday, November 10

Recycling

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

7:30 p.m.: Delaware Valley Poets Juditha Dowd and Jane McKinley; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

Tuesday, November 11

Noon: Visual Arts Lecture Series with Lauren Cornell, Curator, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City; Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

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

7 p.m.: Princeton HealthCare System lecture by Sabrina Beesley, dietitian, on “Celiac Disease and Living with a Gluten-Free Diet”; Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center, Princeton North Shopping Center, State Road.

7:30 p.m.: Township Sidewalk and Bikeway Advisory Committee; Room A, Township Municipal Complex.

8 p.m.: Faculty Recital with Thomas Kraines, cello; Nozomi Takashima, piano; and Cameron Britt, percussion; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

Wednesday, November 12

Noon: Noontime Recital with soprano Beverly Owens and pianist Amy Shortt; Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, 124 Witherspoon Street.

7:30 p.m.: Talking Politics Book Discussion, Free Lunch by David Cay Johnston; Princeton Public Library.

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

Thursday, November 13

10:30 a.m.: Contemporary Fiction Discussion with Joshua Henkin, author of Matrimony; Princeton Public Library.

2 p.m.: Lecture by Joel T. Fry, curator at Bartram’s Botanical Garden, “1783: A New Beginning for an American Garden”; Present Day Club, 72 Stockton Street. Reservations required; call Morven Museum & Garden at (609) 924-8144, ext. 106.

8 p.m.: Amber Kain’s The Summer House; Passage Theatre, Mill Hill Playhouse, Front and Montgomery Streets, Trenton. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

11:30 p.m.: Jazz At Café Vivian with Pat Metheny Ensemble; Frist Campus Center, Princeton University.

Friday, November 14

6:30 p.m.: Darla Rich Jazz Duo; Positano Mediterranean Grill, 5 Schalks Crossing, Plainsboro.

7:30 p.m.: Salon 33 Pot Luck Dinner and Concert with Epiphany Project duo; Looking Glass Pond, 800 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction. For reservations, call Rob Tannen at (609) 720-0098.

7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Joseph Anthony and Pat O’Donnell; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency. Also Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Aeschylus’ Agamemnon and Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis; Berlind Theatre. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Déjà Vu, a Familiar Musical Revue; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: The King and I; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Geoffrey Burleson; Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

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

Saturday, November 15

10 a.m. and noon: Children’s “Milk and Cookies” series, for children three to eight, with Lisa Garwood in Folk Tales from Far and Near; State Theatre, New Brunswick. Free.

2 p.m.: Princeton Ballet School student performance of scenes from Nutcracker ballet; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

6:30 p.m.: Princeton Festival “Salsa Sensations” benefit; The Nassau Club.

6:30 p.m.: Upper Princeton Swing Collective; Hopewell Valley Bistro, Hopewell.

8 p.m.: Aquila Theatre production of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors; Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Wind Ensemble; Richardson Auditorium.

Sunday, November 16

2 p.m.: New School for Music Study Faculty Recital; Kingston United Methodist Church, 9 Church Street, Kingston.

3 p.m.: Steinway Society Musicale with pianist Luiz Simas; Recital Hall of Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

Tuesday, November 18

7 p.m.: Book discussion and signing with Vicky Myron, author of Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

8 p.m.: Composers’ Ensemble Workshop with Ensemble Klang, Dutch contemporary music ensemble; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

Wednesday, November 19

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

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

Thursday, November 20

7:30 p.m.: Mystery Book Group discussion of The Coroner’s Lunch; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

8 p.m.: The King and I; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Aeschylus’ Agamemnon and Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis; Berlind Theatre. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

8 p.m.: Amber Kain’s The Summer House; Passage Theatre, Mill Hill Playhouse, Front and Montgomery Streets, Trenton. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

Friday, November 21

4:30 p.m.: Fund for Irish Studies lecture by Adrian Frazier of the National University of Ireland on “The Quiet Man and The Playboy of the Western World”; Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free.

7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Dena Blizzard and John Delvecchio; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency. Also Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Déjà Vu, a Familiar Musical Revue; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Dance Featuring Faculty and Guest Choreography; Hagan Dance Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. Free but tickets required by calling (609) 258-9220. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

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

8:15 p.m.: Princeton Folk Music Society concert with folksinger and autoharp virtuoso Bryan Bowers; Christ Congregation Church.

Saturday, November 22

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

2 and 4 p.m.: Nate the Great; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College.

5:15 p.m.: DanceVision student performance of scenes from Nutcracker ballet; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall.

6:30 p.m.: Darla Rich Jazz Quintet; Hopewell Valley Bistro, Hopewell.

8 p.m.: Touring production of Sophisticated Ladies; Montgomery Performing Arts Center, Montgomery High School, 1016 Route 601, Skillman.

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