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Vol. LXII, No. 38
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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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 p.m.: Screening of El lapis del carpintero (in Spanish), based on book by Galician writer Manuel Rivas; Princeton Public Library. Free.

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 author Betty Lies from her new poetry 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 and 7:30 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.

8 p.m.: Crimes of the Heart; Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Friday, September 19

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: 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.

7:15 p.m.: Progressive Film Festival screening of North Country; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road. Free.

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’s world premiere presentation of Ethel’s TruckStop; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Student Violin Recital; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

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 p.m.: Salon 33 Pot Luck Dinner and Concert featuring flutists John Burkhalter and Sheila Fernekes and harpsichordist Donovan Klotzbeacher; Looking Glass Pond, 800 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction. For reservations, call Rob Tannen at (609) 720-0098.

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

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.: “Workout for St. Jude” Benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, Skillman.

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.

6 p.m.: Film Italian Style Series screening of Lo Sceicco Bianco (The White Sheik); Princeton Public Library. Free.

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 New Jersey Higher Education Partnership; Room 107, Communications Building, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. Free.

4 p.m.: 10th Anniversary Harry Potter Trivia Match; Great Hall at Hogwarts (aka Community Room), Princeton Public Library.

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.

8 p.m.: Stephen Petronio Company dancers; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

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.

Thursday, September 25

6 to 8 p.m.: Princeton Area Women for Obama fund-raiser; Triumph Brewing Company, Nassau Street.

6:30 to 8 p.m.: “Cooking With the Cardiologist” with Master Chef Jean Pierre Tardy and cardiologists Charles Paraboschi and Rakesh Shah; McCaffrey’s Market, Princeton Shopping Center.

8 p.m.: Crimes of the Heart; Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University. Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.

Friday, September 26

7 p.m.: Progressive Film Festival screening of GITMO: The New Rules of War; Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road. Free.

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 fund-raiser supporting John Witherspoon Middle School; front lawn of school, 217 Walnut Lane.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Mid Jersey Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America display of antique cars; Princeton Shopping Center courtyard.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Fall Harvest Festival featuring country and bluegrass music by Beth Coleman Band; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

3 p.m.: Community and Staff Day, annual celebration of sports and entertainment; Princeton Stadium.

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.

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

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

Sunday, September 28

Noon to 4 p.m.: Fall Harvest Festival featuring country and bluegrass music by Dixie Kicks; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

3 to 5 p.m.: Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness Fall Benefit; Garden Room, Prospect House, Princeton University.

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

7:30 p.m.: Faculty Recital Series concert by baritone Elem Eley, pianist J.J. Penna; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Free.

Monday, September 29

Recycling

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

Tuesday, September 30

6:30 p.m.: Republican Association of Princeton Meet the Candidates evening; The Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street.

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.: Readings by David Sedaris, author of When You Are Engulfed in Flames; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Savion Glover; McCarter Theatre.

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.

8 p.m.: Jimmy Heath Quartet; Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown.

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.

8 p.m.: Jazz Fridays Series with Jimmy Heath; Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown.

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

Saturday, October 4

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

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Flight Fair, scenic plane rides offered by Mercer County Community College faculty and flight instructors; Trenton-Mercer Airport.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Fall Harvest Festival featuring country and bluegrass music by Borderline; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

7 p.m.: Benefit Concert for the Capital Singers of Trenton with John Nanni and Christine Giglio Nanni accompanied by keyboardist Richard Loatman; First Presbyterian Church of Plainsboro, 500 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro. For tickets, call (609) 208-2119.

Sunday, October 5

8:15 a.m.: 15th Annual Komen Central and South Jersey Race for the Cure; Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson. To register, call (609) 896-1201.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Fall Harvest Festival featuring country and bluegrass music by Mountain Laurel; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

1 to 3 p.m.: Open House; Lewis School of Princeton, 53 Bayard Lane.

4 p.m.: Celtic singer Charlie Zahm; Princeton Church of Christ, 33 River Road. For tickets, call (609) 924-2555.

5 p.m.: Talk by Princeton University professor of art and archeology John Pinto on Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street. Free.

5 p.m.: Max Raabe and Palast Orchestra; McCarter Theatre.

Monday, October 6

9:30 a.m.: Registration for 18th Annual Association for Advancement of Mental Health Golf Outing; Cherry Valley Country Club, Skillman.

10:30 a.m.: 17th Annual Golf Mercer County Community College Golf Classic; Mercer Oaks East Golf Course, West Windsor. To register, call (609) 570-3740.

Wednesday, October 8

Noon: Screening of film and discussion of La mano del emigrante (in Spanish); Princeton Public Library. Free.

2 p.m.: Outlet Dance Project; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

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, October 10

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

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

Saturday, October 11

Noon to 4 p.m.: Fall Harvest Festival featuring country and bluegrass music by Spring Street Band; Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road.

6:30 and 8:30 p.m.: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study.

8 p.m.: The Arts Council of Princeton concert with West African kora player Mamadou Diabate and his Quartet; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

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