Calendar

Wednesday, November 15

6 p.m.: Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin discusses his latest work, Stalin: Waiting for Hitler at Labyrinth Books in Princeton.

7 p.m.: Screening of new documentary film Seeing Through the Wall followed by a Q&A with the director at Princeton United Methodist Church. Light refreshments served. This event is co-sponsored by the Princeton Middle East Society and Jewish Voice for Peace – Central New Jersey.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: Sustainable Princeton presents a program on “Food Waste and Food Insecurity in Princeton” at Princeton Public Library.

7 to 9 p.m.: The Arts Council of Princeton’s Community Stage Series at Solley Theater welcomes playwright, poet, and novelist Ntozake Shange in “Wild Beauty,” a collection of more than sixty original and selected poems on race and feminism.

8 to 10:30 p.m.: Meeting, Princeton Country Dancers at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive in Princeton. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 16

 10 a.m.: Movin’ and Groovin’ with Miss Amy at Center Court at Princeton’s MarketFair.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Last outdoor market of the season at the Princeton Farmers Market in Hinds Plaza.

5:30 p.m.: Princeton University Art Museum Artist Talk with Titus Kaphar whose work forms the conceptual core of the Museum’s engagement with the campus-wide conversation focused on the Princeton & Slavery Project.

6 p.m.: Princeton University Concerts welcomes Galician bagpipe player Cristina Pato and the Cristina Pato Quartet to Richardson Auditorium (also at 9 p.m.).

7 p.m.: John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton hosts Family Therapist at the Center for Counseling Services in Mercer County, George Scott, for a discussion on “Raising Healthy Children.” Scott will speak on mental health in kids and teens, along with methods for developing resiliency, response to traumatic events, and stress in schools.

7 p.m.: “Back to the Future: Waldorf Education Now More Than Ever” presented by Jack Petrash at the Waldorf School of Princeton, located at 1062 Cherry Hill Road in Princeton. Petrash has been a class teacher at the Washington Waldorf School for over 30 years and is the author of Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out. Tickets are $15 at the door.

7 p.m.: Former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon presents a slideshow and talks about her book, Chasing Light, which documents the First Lady’s life at the White House from 2013-17. Free to attend; Princeton Public Library.

Friday, November 17

4 p.m.: Students in kindergarten through third grade are invited to engage in dramatic exercises including discussions, games, and other fun activities led by Princeton High School drama aficionados at Princeton Public Library.

6:30 p.m.: Meeting, One Table Café at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street. One Table Café offers dinner at a “donate what you can” price. Everyone working at the event is a volunteer. Reservations are required by calling (609) 216-7770 as soon as possible. There is an indoor waitlist.

7 p.m.: Princeton University men’s ice hockey vs. Yale at Princeton’s Hobey Baker Rink.

7:30 p.m.: MacArthur Fellows in Dialogue: Joyce J. Scott and David Finkel at Grounds for Sculpture. This program is free to the public, but advance registration is required by visiting www.groundsforsculpture.org.

8 p.m.: Tap dancer Savion Glover performs at McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: The Princeton University Chapel presents “From Darkness to Light” with University organist Eric Plutz. Admission is free.

8:15 p.m.: The Princeton Folk Music Society welcomes roots musicians Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz at Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane in Princeton. Admission is $20 at the door ($15 members, $10 students, and $5 children). Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 18

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: West Windsor Community Farmers Market at the Princeton Junction Train Station Parking Lot. Over 16 farms and 11 artisan food and natural product vendors are represented.

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: “Art for Families: When is Art Like a Jigsaw Puzzle” at Princeton University Art Museum. Learn about the art of ancient Rome and make a mosaic.

11 a.m.: St. Jude Thanks & Giving Tea Party at Pottery Barn Kids at Princeton’s MarketFair.

1 to 3 p.m.: This two-hour hike explores the lives of the early Quaker settlers in the area around Stony Brook. The tour is led by the Historical Society of Princeton and begins at Updike Farmstead, located at 354 Quaker Road. Admission is $5.

2 p.m.: “Creating the Holiday Magic: Holiday Mixology” class at Yankee Doodle Tap Room in Palmer Square. Learn about the art of making the perfect cocktail with a focus on seasonal flavors. This event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required at www.palmersquare.com.

8 p.m.: Singer-songwriter legends Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt perform at McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: Monk & Dizzy performing classical and original material at Richardson Auditorium and directed by Rudresh Mahanthappa.

Sunday, November 19

 8 a.m.: 5K Dash at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, located at 1128 Great Road in Princeton.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Stockton Farmer’s Market is a year-round, indoor community market located at 19 Bridge Street in Stockton, NJ. The market includes farm fresh produce, eat-in foodstands, seafood, meats, baked goods, artisans, and more (repeats weekly every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

1 p.m.: Open House at Princeton Charter School. Includes a Q&A with teachers, parents, and students, followed by a tour of the campus.

1 p.m.: YingHua International School Open House for 2 year olds through grade eight. For more information, visit www.yhis.org.

2 to 4:30 p.m.: Historical Society of Princeton Walking Tour of downtown Princeton and the University campus. The tour begins at Bainbridge House on Nassau Street. Tickets are $7.

3 p.m.: The Richardson Chamber Players present Bohemia: Echoes of Vltava at Richardson Auditorium.

7:30 to 9 p.m.: Monthly meeting of the Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) at the Suzanne Patterson Center behind Monument Hall in Princeton. Doors open at 7 p.m. The program will feature a panel discussion on affordable housing in Princeton. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

Monday, November 20

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Tiny Tots Nature Walk with Ms. Allison at Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association, 31 Titus Mill Road in Pennington. This event is best suited for children ages 18 months to 3 years accompanied by an adult. The cost to attend is $15 per child ($10 for Watershed members).

6:30 to 8 p.m.: Neighborhood Children’s Choir of Westminster Choir College event at the Arts Council of Princeton. This program is free to attend but advance registration is required by visiting artscouncilofprinceton.org.

7:30 p.m.: Gary Karr, Double Bass performs at Richardson Auditorium. Tickets are $15.

Tuesday, November 21

6 p.m.: Prenatal Yoga Class presented by Princeton Healthcare System at 731 Alexander Road, Suite 103 in Princeton. The cost is $10 to attend. Register in advance at www.princetonhcs.org.

Wednesday, November 22

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Start of Morven Museum’s annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will enjoy the museum’s elegant galleries, hallways, and porches artfully decorated for the holidays (on view through January 7).

8 to 10:30 p.m.: Meeting, Princeton Country Dancers at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive in Princeton. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 23

Thanksgiving Day

8:30 a.m.: 10th Annual Trinity Turkey Trot at Trinity Church in Princeton. For more information, visit trinityturkeytrot.org.

8:30 a.m.: 5th Annual Mercer County Turkey Trot at Mercer County Park. This event raises money for local food pantries. To register, visit mercercountyturkeytrot.com.

10 a.m.: Free, Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands Annual Thanksgiving Day Walk through Mapleton Preserve. The program begins at 145 Mapleton Road in Kingston. Search for signs of wildlife and enjoy the natural beauty of a late fall day. RSVP by calling (609) 683-0483.

Friday, November 24

Noon to 5 p.m.: Kick-off the holiday season at Terhune Orchard’s Wine Trail Weekend. Sample award winning wines at Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery Tasting Room. Start your holiday shopping at the Farm Store or purchase a gift basket overflowing with local produce and baked goods (through November 26).

2 p.m.: American Repertory Ballet’s 54th Nutcracker season at McCarter Theatre (through Sunday, November 26).

5 p.m.: Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Spectacular in Princeton’s Palmer Square. The 65-foot Norwegian Spruce will be adorned with over 32,000 lights, plus musical performances and an appearance by Santa.

Saturday, November 25

11 a.m.: “Everything is Mama Storytime” at Barnes & Noble at Princeton’s MarketFair.

Noon to 3 p.m.: Free, Strolling Holiday Entertainment and Santa in downtown Princeton (through Sunday, December 17).

Sunday, November 26

 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Stockton Farmer’s Market is a year-round, indoor community market located at 19 Bridge Street in Stockton, NJ. The market includes farm fresh produce, eat-in foodstands, seafood, meats, baked goods, artisans, and more (repeats weekly every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

 2 to 4:30 p.m.: Historical Society of Princeton Walking Tour of downtown Princeton and the University campus. The tour begins at Bainbridge House on Nassau Street. Tickets are $7.

3 p.m.: An American in Paris in concert with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ. The 1951 classic film starring Gene Kelly will play on the big screen while the NJSO plays the score live. To purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org.

3 to 4 p.m.: Singer and pianist Fred Miller presents a lecture in song featuring selections about gratitude. Free to attend; Princeton Public Library.

Monday, November 27

Recycling

 7 to 9 p.m.: “Your Engaged Retirement: Downsizing and Organizing” with professional organizer John Odalen at the Princeton Public Library.

Tuesday, November 28

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Join Princeton & Slavery Project director Marni Sandweiss and four Princeton University undergraduate student filmmakers for a screening of four short films and discussion based on the Princeton & Slavery Project. Free to attend; Princeton Public Library.

Wednesday, November 29

6 p.m.: Nancy MacLean in conversation with Anastasia Mann discuss Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America at Labyrinth Books in Princeton.

Thursday, November 30

 5:30 p.m.: World AIDS Day/Day Without Art: Tours and Reflection at Princeton University Art Museum.

 6 p.m.: Alvin Felzenberg and Charles Stile discuss A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William Buckley at Labyrinth Books in Princeton.

7:30 p.m.: Screening of Snowpiercer (2013) at Princeton Garden Theatre. This showing is selected and presented by Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, Ruha Benjamin.

Friday, December 1

7 p.m.: Princeton University men’s ice hockey vs. Dartmouth at Princeton’s Hobey Baker Rink.

8 p.m.: The Irish Tenors perform traditional Christmas songs and music that is rich in Irish culture, accompanied by a full orchestra at the State Theatre in New Brunswick.

Saturday, December 2

 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: West Windsor Farmer’s Market’s Indoor Winter Market at Windsor Athletic Club, 99 Clarksville Road in West Windsor. Live music at each market.

10:30 a.m.: Screening of Elf (2003) at Princeton Garden Theatre.

Noon to 7 p.m.: Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market presents “Wreck the Halls!” Holiday Market at Neshaminy Creek Brewery in Croydon, Pa.

1 to 2 p.m.: Annual Tree Lighting and Visit From Santa at the Princeton Shopping Center. Special guest Mayor Liz Lempert will light the tree.

2 p.m.: In conjunction with the exhibition “Rouge: Michael Kenna,” the artist Michael Kenna will speak to the experiences and influences of his photographic explorations at Princeton University Art Museum.

8 p.m.: The Princeton Dance Festival at McCarter Theatre will feature works by Alexandra Beller, Bill T. Jones, Ohad Naharin, Rebecca Lazier, Brian Reeder, Olivier Tarpaga, and Raphael Xavier, performed by students in the Dance Program (through Sunday, December 3).

Sunday, December 3

 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Stockton Farmer’s Market is a year-round, indoor community market located at 19 Bridge Street in Stockton, NJ. The market includes farm fresh produce, eat-in foodstands, seafood, meats, baked goods, artisans, and more (repeats weekly every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

11 a.m.: Holiday Wreath Making Workshop at Morven Museum & Garden.

2 p.m.: The Garden Statesmen Acappella Chorus performs “A Very Merry Holiday Show” at Community Middle School, 95 Grovers Mill Road in Plainsboro. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The Somerville High School Chorus and Quartets will also perform. Tickets are $25 per adult and $15 for students ages 18 and younger on the day of the performance.