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Vol. LXIV, No. 6
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
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Wednesday, February 10

1 p.m.: Talk by Jasha Levi, author of The Last Exile; Princeton Senior Resource Center, Suzanne Patterson Building.

4 to 9 p.m.: Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Haiti Earthquake Relief Benefit; Nassau Inn.

7 p.m.: Talk by journalist Peg Tyre, author of The Trouble With Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at Schools and What Parents and Educators Must Do; Athletic and Convocation Center, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1128 Great Road. To register, call (609) 924-8143.

7:30 p.m.: Concert by Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim and pianist Paul S. Jones; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary.

7:30 p.m.: Fetch Clay, Make Man; 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.

7:30 p.m.: Faculty recital by organist Ken Cowan; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Free.

Thursday, February 11

Noon: Noontime Recital Series with Beverly Owens and Robert E. Stubbs Jr. performing Negro Spirituals; Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, 124 Witherspoon Street. Free.

12:30 p.m.: Organ concert by Taione Martinez; Princeton University Chapel.

2 p.m.: “Chinese Opera in Words, Spoken and Sung/Cultures, East and West”; Princeton Windrows, 2000 Windrow Drive. Free. For reservations, call Mary Ann Bond at (800) 708-7007.

7 p.m.: Engaged Retirement Speaker Series talk by Jim Herbert, Social Security Administration, “What do I need to know about Social Security?”; Princeton Public Library.

7 p.m.: Dance Theater of Harlem Ensemble; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

7:30 p.m.: Talk by Dr. Elizabeth Schroeder, “How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex”; Sparks Memorial Gymnasium, The Pennington School, 112 West Delaware Avenue, Pennington. Free.

8 p.m.: Through the Night; Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

8 p.m.: The Importance of Being Earnest; Don Evans Black Box Theater, The College of New Jersey, Ewing. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Euripides’ Medea; Princeton University Chapel. Also Friday at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Free.

Friday, February 12

7:30 p.m.: Northern Harmony vocal ensemble; All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 16 All Saints’ Road.

8 p.m.: Bedside Manners; Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell. Also Saturday at 8 p.m.

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

8 p.m.: Pierrot Productions’ Pygmalion; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: Stand-Up Comic Rodney Laney; Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Princeton Hyatt Regency, Route 1. Also Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Annual Rummage Sale; Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Lawrenceville-Princeton Antiques Show; National Guard Armory, 151 Eggert Crossing Road, Lawrenceville. Also Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2 and 7 p.m.: Cirque Mechanics’ Birdhouse Factory; McCarter Theatre. Also Sunday at 3 p.m.

7 p.m.: Father-Daughter Valentine’s Day Dance; YWCA Princeton, 59 Paul Robeson Place.

7:30 p.m.: Rescheduled Warsaw; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton.

8 p.m.: Central Jersey Choral Society presentation of Mendelssohn’s Elijah; Princeton University Chapel.

8 p.m.: Glen Burtnik & Friends Celebrate the Music of The Who; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Sunday, February 14

3 p.m.: “Cool Un-Yule” jazz concert with Jerry Rife, Phil Orr, Norm Edge, and Sean Dixon; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. Free.

3 p.m.: Sunday Serenades Concert, “A St. Valentines Serenade”; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

3 p.m.: Princeton Theatre Experiment’s staged reading of “The Jazz Age”; Princeton Public Library.

3 p.m.: Princeton University faculty recital with Junko Ota Pecht and Ena Bronstein Barton; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

3 p.m.: Talk by Stephen Allen, assistant professor at Westminster Choir College, on life and music of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams; Kirby Arts Center, Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville.

4 p.m.: Voices Chorale’s “In The Key of Love: A Valentine’s Day Cabaret” concert; Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center.

5 p.m.: Talk by Elizabeth Pilliod on art and poetry of Renaissance painter Agnolo Bronzino; Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital with cellist Melissa Burton Anderson, mezzo-soprano Linda Mindlin, flutist Kevin Willois, clarinetist Kenneth Ellison, and pianist Patricia Landy; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

Tuesday, February 16

4:30 p.m.: Talk, “Forward Defense?” by Philip Zelikow, former executive director of the 9/11 Commission; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

7 p.m.: Talk by quilt artist Meg Cox and painter Pamela Kogen; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: Open Forum about Art, Money, and Consumption; Taplin Gallery, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. Free.

8 p.m.: Princeton University Composers Ensemble concert, “Tale-Telling”; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free.

Wednesday, February 17

Noon: “Lunch and Learn” lecture, “Afran’s African Adventure,” by Bruce Afran; Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street.

4:30 p.m.: Talk by Nicholas Thompson, author of The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

5 p.m.: Lecture, “Jersey Roots, Global Reach: A Rutgers Voice at Senate and State,” by Lona Valmoro, Special Assistant to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, 191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick. Free.

6:45 p.m.: SCORE seminar, “QuickBooks Basics for Small Business,” with certified QuickBooks Pro adviser Oria Gonzales; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7:30 p.m.: Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour with vocalist Kurt Elling, pianist Kenny Barron, violinist Regina Carter, and guitarist Russell Malone; McCarter Theatre.

7:30 p.m.: Delaware Valley Poets poetry workshop; Barnes & Noble, MarketFair Mall, Route 1.

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