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Vol. LXII, No. 39
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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Wednesday, September 24

2 and 8 p.m.: Phantom of the Opera; 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.

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.: Poetry readings by U.S. 1 Poets Penny Harter and Shelley Kiernan; 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.

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

6 p.m.: Artists Potluck; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street.

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. Also Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m.

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.: George Bernard Shaw’s You Never Can Tell; The Heritage Center, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 6 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

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Guitarist/singer Chuck Schaeffer; West Windsor Farmers Market, Princeton Junction train station.

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 p.m.: Reggaetone Explosion with Don Omar, Tego Calderon, Ivy Queen; Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton.

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 p.m.: Peter Nero and the Philly Pops; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

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

Sunday, September 28

Noon to 6 p.m.: 16th Annual New Jersey Storytelling Festival; Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton.

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; Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street.

Wednesday, October 1

7 p.m.: Talk by H.E. Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, “Transition in Pakistan and Its Impact on Modern Terrorism”; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Environmental Commission; 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.

8 p.m.: First of three Toni Morrison Lectures by Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, on “The Unfinished Journey of America’s Spirit”; McCosh Hall, Room 50, Princeton University. Free.

Thursday, October 2

7:30 p.m.: McCarter Live at the Library talk by Marshall W. Mason, director of Talley’s Folly; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Regional Schools Special Education PTO Meeting; Library, John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane.

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.

8 p.m.: An Evening with David Sedaris; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

8 p.m.: Second of three Toni Morrison Lectures by Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, on “The Present: Through Cynicism, Negativity and Self-doubt”; McCosh Hall, Room 50, Princeton University. Free.

Friday, October 3

Noon: Westminster Conservatory Gallery Concert Series with High Winds ensemble; Rider University Art Gallery, Bart Luedeke Center, Rider University, Lawrenceville. Free.

1:30 to 3 p.m.: Playwrights’ panel with Edward Albee, Lee Blessing, Tina Howe, and Donald Margulies; Music Building Concert Hall, The College of New Jersey, Ewing.

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. Also Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m.

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.: George Bernard Shaw’s You Never Can Tell; The Heritage Center, Morrisville, Pa. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 6 p.m.

8 p.m.: Third of three Toni Morrison Lectures by Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, on “The Future: Humble Hopes and Insane Idealism”; McCosh Hall, Room 50, Princeton University. Free.

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

8:30 p.m.: Directors’ panel with Keen Company’s Carl Forsman, CenterStage Baltimore’s Irene Lewis, and McCarter’s Emily Mann; Library Auditorium, The College of New Jersey, Ewing.

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.

2 p.m.: Outlet Dance Project presentation of works by female choreographers; Seward Johnson Center for the Arts, Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

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 Orchester; 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.

Tuesday, October 7

6:30 p.m.: Mercer County First Time Homebuyer Program; Mercer County Library, West Windsor Branch, 333 North Post Road, Princeton Junction.

Wednesday, October 8

2 and 8 p.m.: Phantom of the Opera; 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.

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

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. Also Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m.

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

8 p.m.: George Bernard Shaw’s You Never Can Tell; The Heritage Center, Morrisville, Pa. 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

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: 90th Annual University Medical Center at Princeton White Elephant Rummage Sale; Princeton House Behavioral Health, 905 Herrontown Road. Also Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

2 and 4 p.m.: The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College.

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

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

Sunday, October 12

9 a.m.: Registration for Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater New Jersey Chapter’s Central Regional Memory Walk; Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road.

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

3 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

3 p.m.: Mezzo-soprano Joan Waite’s “Travel the World in Song” benefit concert for The Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

3 p.m.: Steinway Society Musicale with pianist Jae-Hyuck Cho; Recital Hall of Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

5 to 8 p.m.: 3rd Annual Taste of Lawrenceville featuring food from Lawrenceville restaurants and farms; beers, wines, and spirits; and music by the Tone Rangers; Cavalla Room, Bart Luedeke Center, Rider University, Lawrenceville.

Monday, October 13

Recycling

Tuesday, October 14

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

Wednesday, October 15

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Symposium on War on Terror with Philip Bobbitt, author of Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-first Century; Anne Marie Slaughter, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs Kim Lane Scheppele; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

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

Thursday, October 16

12:15 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory at Nassau concert with jazz pianist Tara Buzash and vocalist Jean Marie Whaley; Niles Chapel, Nassau Presbyterian Church. Free.

6 to 10 p.m.: Autumn Culinaire 2008, annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County food, wine, and beer tasting fund-raiser; Greenacres Country Club, 2170 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville.

7 p.m.: Book discussion with Manuel Rivas, author of El lapis del carpinterol; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7 p.m.: Book discussion with Cool Woman Poet Joyce Lott, author of An Unexpected Life; Mary Jacobs Library, 64 Washington Street, Rocky Hill.

7:30 p.m.: Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre and Arts Council of Princeton presentation of La Petenera — The Sephardic Connection; Performing Arts Center, Princeton High School.

Friday, October 17

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Annual Friends of the YWCA Princeton Luncheon, with guest speaker Nancy Marie Robertson, author of Christian Sisterhood, Race Relations, and the YWCA, 1906-46; Cherry Valley Country Club, Skillman.

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. Also Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m.

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

8 p.m.: Concert with singer Lucy Kaplansky; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

8:15 p.m.: Princeton Folk Music Society concert with Jeff Warner; Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane.

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

7 p.m.: Salon 33 Pot Luck Dinner and Concert of folk songs and love songs with baritone Robert Bullington, violinist Ann Marie Poklembo, cellist Liz Thompson, and pianists Beth Ertz and Dick Swain; Looking Glass Pond, 800 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction. For reservations, call Rob Tannen at (609) 720-0098.

Sunday, October 19

Noon to 5:30 p.m.: Fourth Annual Festival of the Guild of Early Music, featuring Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque era music; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

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

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

1 to 4 p.m.: Screening of HBO drama Iron Jawed Angels: The Suffragette Movement; The Contemporary Victorian Museum, 176 West State Street, Trenton. Free. For reservations or information call (609) 883-2709 or (609) 392-9727.

3 p.m.: Dryden Ensemble concert, Johann Sebastian Bach; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary.

Monday, October 20

6 p.m.: Film Italian Style Series screening of Sedotta e Abbandonata (Seduced and Abandoned); Princeton Public Library. Free.

6:30 p.m.: Mercer County First Time Homebuyer Program; Mercer County Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

Wednesday, October 22

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

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

Friday, October 24

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. Also Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m.

8 p.m.: Princeton Singers concert, “Incandescence”; Princeton University Art Museum. Also Saturday at 7 p.m.

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

Saturday, October 25

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Mercer County Arts Showcase; Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton.

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

2 to 4 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton’s Spooky Saturday. Registration required by calling Arts Council at (609) 924-8777.

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