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Vol. LXII, No. 37
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
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Wednesday, September 10

Noon: Comments From Campus talk by Princeton University Art Museum curator Caroline Harris on Museum’s upcoming exhibit “Frank Gehry: On Line”; Princeton Public Library.

2 and 8 p.m.: Evita; 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.

7:30 p.m.: Book signing and discussion of Benjamin Mee’s We Bought a Zoo; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

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, September 11

All Day: Free Admission Day; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

11 a.m.: 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony featuring talk by Trenton and Ground Zero firefighter Chris Smith; Memorial Garden adjacent to the Student Center, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor.

6:30 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton panel discussion, “Commemorating Tragedy: Memorials of War and other Tragic Events,” with art historian Peter Selz, artist Freddy Rodriguez, and curator Kelly Baum; Robert L. Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street. Free.

Friday, September 12

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Open House for 2008 Democratic campaign volunteers; Princeton Democratic Headquarters, 162 Nassau Street. For more information call (609) 430-0111.

7 p.m.: Fairmount Chamber Ensemble; Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pa.

7:15 p.m.; Progressive Film Festival screening of Washington You’re Fired; Princeton Unitarian Church. Free.

8 p.m.: Tye Tribbett; Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton.

8 p.m.: Leading Ladies; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 and 10:30 p.m.: Sherry Davey and Vicky Kuperman; Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club, Princeton Hyatt Regency. Also Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 13

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad flea market; 237 North Harrison Street.

2 and 8 p.m.: Comic magician Mark Robinson; Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: The Cherry Pickers country/bluegrass band; Halo Pub, 9 Hulfish Street.

6:30 p.m.: Tony Mennella and the Dick Braytenbah Trio; Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn, Hopewell.

8 p.m.: The Bacon Brothers Band; Richardson Auditorium.

8 p.m.: Messages From Beyond with clairvoyant Lisa Williams; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Sunday, September 14

1 to 5 p.m.: U.S. Citizenship Workshop; Princeton Public Library. Free.

1 p.m.: International Wedding Expo; Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton.

5 p.m.: Korean Community Center of Princeton Korean Thanksgiving Celebration and Fundraising Banquet; Bart Luedeke Center, Rider University.

Monday, September 15

Recycling

Noon to 5 p.m.: Third annual Princeton Children’s Book Festival; Albert E. Hinds Community Plaza, Princeton Public Library.

Wednesday, September 17

2 and 8 p.m.: Evita; 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.

7 p.m.: “Strategies for Career and Life Transitions” seminar led by Alex Freund; YWCA Princeton Library, 59 Paul Robeson Place. To register, call (609) 497-2100.

7:30 p.m.: Cirque du Soleil; Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton. Also Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Readings by Princeton poet Betty Lies from her collection The Blue Laws; Princeton Public Library.

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.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Public Lecture by Marcia Angell, M.D., former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, on “Reforming Our Health System: Why Neither Candidate Has the Answer”; McCosh Hall 50. Free.

Thursday, September 18

12:15 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory at Nassau concert; Niles Chapel, Nassau Presbyterian Church. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by social satirist Alix Strauss, author of Have I Got a Guy for You; Princeton Public Library.

Friday, September 19

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: 12th annual Lawrenceville Main Street Golf Scramble and Picnic; The Lawrenceville School. For information, visit www.LawrencevilleMainStreet.com.

4 p.m.: “Rock the Vote: Your Voice, Your Choice” concert; Albert E. Hinds Community Plaza, Princeton Public Library.

6 p.m.: Princeton Community Democratic Organization reception with Caroline Kennedy benefiting Obama Victory Fund. For information, call Jenny Yeager at (212) 763-4850.

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Darla Rich Quartet; Mediterranean Grill, 5 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro.

7:30 p.m.: Concert by pianist Soyeon Lee of works by Beethoven, Liszt, and others; St. Paul’s Church Spiritual Center, 214 Nassau Street. Free.

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

8 p.m.: String band Ethel; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Leading Ladies; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 and 10:30 p.m.: Maureen Langan and Ronny Long; Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club, Princeton Hyatt Regency. Also Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m.

8:15 p.m.: Princeton Folk Music Society concert with Dan and Bonnie Milner; Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane.

Saturday, September 20

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Environmental Education Fair; West Windsor Farmers Market, Princeton Junction train station.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Apple Day Festival; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. Also Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

10 a.m.: Dragonboat Festival; Mercer County Park, West Windsor.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Plainsboro Festival of the Arts Library Benefit Flea Market; Plainsboro Public Library rear parking lot.

Noon to 6 p.m.: Third annual New Jersey Cultural Festival; Mercer County South Riverwalk Park, Trenton.

Noon to 6 p.m.: 17th annual Jazz Feast, featuring New Legacy Jazz Band with Beth McDonald, Daryl Sherman Group, Harry Allen Group, Ed Polcer Swingtet, and Princeton University Jazztet; Palmer Square. Free.

2 p.m.: Talk by the Rev. Dr. John Witherspoon, signer of the Declaration of Independence, portrayed by George Luck; Kingston Presbyterian Church, 4565 Route 27.

2 p.m.: Plainsboro Festival of the Arts concert, Gerry Hemingway Quintet with guitarist Terrence McManus; Plainsboro Public Library, 641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro. Free.

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Dick Brahtenbah Jazz Trio; Halo Pub, 9 Hulfish Street.

6:30 p.m.: Karen Zumbrunn Trio; Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn, Hopewell.

7:30 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital, “An Evening of Operetta”; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Homeland with Laurie Anderson; McCarter Theatre.

7:30 p.m.: West Windsor Arts Council screening of Manufactured Landscapes; West Windsor Branch Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor.

Sunday, September 21

2 p.m.: Lecture by Princeton University emeritus professor of history John M. Murrin, “1783: The Confederation Congress Comes to Princeton”; Center of Theological Inquiry, 50 Stockton Street. For reservations (required), call (609) 924-8144, ext. 106.

2 p.m.: Graae’s Anatomy, with Jason Graae; Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown.

3 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital by pianists Suzanne Lehrer and Meghan Register; Williamson Hall, Westminster Choir College. Free.

3 to 6 p.m.: Eighth Annual Epicurean Palette Fund-raiser; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton. For tickets, call (609) 584-7760.

7 p.m.: Kingston Women’s Chorus Open Sing; Kingston Methodist Church, 9 Church Street, Kingston.

Tuesday, September 23

Noon: Distinguished Lecture Series talk on environmental sustainability by John Cusack, executive director of the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability; Room 107, Communications Building, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by Jewish Theological Seminary professor Burt Visotzky, author of A Delightful Compendium of Consolation: A Fabulous Tale of Romance, Adventure and Faith in the Medieval Mediterranean; Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street.

Wednesday, September 24

2:30 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton reading of Charles Evered’s play Class; Robeson Center for the Arts.

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

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.

Friday, September 26

8 p.m.: Leading Ladies; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

8 and 10:30 p.m.: Nancy Lombardo; Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club, Princeton Hyatt Regency. Also Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m.

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

8 p.m.: Shakespeare ’70 production of The Skin Of Our Teeth; Kendall Hall, The College of New Jersey, Ewing. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 27

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Historical Society of Princeton’s Fall Antiques and Fine Arts Show; Princeton Airport, Route 206. Also Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Slammin’ Super Saturday Carnival fundraiser supporting John Witherspoon Middle School; front lawn of school, 217 Walnut Lane.

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: John & Carm blues/bluegrass band; Halo Pub, 9 Hulfish Street.

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

8:30 p.m.: Randy Newman; McCarter Theatre.

Monday, September 29

7:30 p.m.: Talk by Stephanie Elizondo Griest, author of Mexican Enough; Princeton Public Library.

Wednesday, October 1

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 2

8 p.m.: Shakespeare ’70 production of The Skin Of Our Teeth; Kendall Hall, The College of New Jersey, Ewing. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Friday, October 3

8 p.m.: Leading Ladies; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 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.

Saturday, October 4

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Household Chemical and Electronic Waste Day; Dempster Fire Training Academy, Basin Road, Lawrenceville.

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