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Vol. LXIV, No. 44
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
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Wednesday, November 3

7 p.m.: Bayard Rustin Series; Princeton Public Library. Free.

7:30 p.m.: The 48th Annual Meeting of the Executive Club of the Princeton YMCA; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary.

7:30 p.m.: Central Jersey Orchid Society Meeting; Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton.

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Intro to Martial Arts for adults; Can Do Fitness Club, Princeton Forrestal Village.

Thursday, November 4

10 a.m.: 55PLUS meeting, “Electronic Voting: Danger and Opportunity”; The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Princeton Farmers Market is having a Special Holiday Market; Hinds Plaza, Princeton Public Library.

2 p.m.: Footloose; Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope. Also at 8 p.m.

6 p.m.: Miele’s Product Cooking Presentation; Miele, 9 Independence Way, Princeton. Free.

8 p.m.: “Penn & Teller” magic duo; State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Friday, November 5

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: The Allaire Village Auxiliary’s Annual Stocking Stuffer Sale; All-Purpose Building off the Allaire State Park parking lot. Also Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 3 p.m.

Noon: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College. Also at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Gallery Talk, The Art of Escape: Travel and Exile in the Nineteenth Century Galleries, Princeton University Art Museum.

2:30 p.m.: Pixar Film Series, The Incredibles; Princeton Public Library. Free.

4 to 6:30 p.m.: Winter in Art Opening Reception; West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road.

7 to 9 p.m.: Join the Icarus Project at the opening reception of Mad Gifts: An Art Show; Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon Street.

8 p.m.: The John Bianculli Trio featuring vocalist Jackie Jones; Solley Theater, Arts Council of Princeton.

8 p.m.: Amos Lee performs; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial.

Saturday, November 6

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Historical Society of Princeton presents House Tour 2010. For tickets, call (609) 921-6748 x100 or visit

Noon to 4 p.m.: Lamb’s Artillery Company will conduct Artillery demonstrations; Visitor Center Museum, Washington Crossing State Park.

1 p.m.: Bettie Linke’s book signing of That’s The Spirit; Lisko’s Café, 49 East Railroad Avenue, Jamesburg.

6 to 8 p.m.: Santa Spectacular Holiday Parade and Celebration of Santa’s Arrival; Quakerbridge Mall, center court.

7:30 p.m.: The Westminster Chapel Choir concert, “Resound, O Voices!”; Princeton Regional Schools Performing Arts Center, Princeton High School.

8 p.m.: Michael Feinstein: Sinatra Project, State Theater, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.

Sunday, November 7

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Artists’ Apiary Sunday Series; Camillo’s Café, Princeton Shopping Center.

2:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Opening reception of “New Beginnings” Contemporary Art Exhibition, Stuart Country Day School, 1200 Stuart Road.

4 p.m.: BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart; State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.

5 to 7:30 p.m.: Community Tweens and Teens Party at Katmandu; Trenton Waterfront.

Monday, November 8


4:30 p.m.: Financial Market Regulation Series: “Defining the ‘New Normal’ in Executive Compensation”; Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.: Intro to Spinning; Can Do Fitness Club, Princeton Forrestal Village. Free.

7 p.m.: Monthly “Noodle Talk” discussion; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: PU Professor, Dr. Deborah Kaple, to give free lecture about the Soviet prison-camp, GULAG; Princeton Public Library.

Tuesday, November 9

10 to 11:30 a.m.: Pumpkin, Pumpkin for Preschoolers; Buttinger Nature Center, 31 Titus Mill Road. Also Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Macintosh Users Group meeting; “Holiday Gadgets and Gizmos” computer science building, Princeton University. Free. See for more details.

8 p.m.: Composers Ensemble concert; Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, Princeton University.

8 p.m.: Mary Black, 25th Anniversary Tour; McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place.

Wednesday, November 10

4:30 p.m.: Peter Orszag, former OMB Director, to discuss “Health Care Reform and Our Fiscal Future”; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

8 p.m.: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: University Jazz Vespers Ensemble; Princeton University Chapel.

Thursday, November 11

11 a.m.: Veterans Day Observance Ceremony; South Brunswick Municipal Building, 540 Ridge Road (Route 522).

4 to 5:30 p.m.: “Loads of Leaves for School Age Children”; Buttinger Nature Center, 31 Titus Mill Road.

8 p.m.: Pink Martini performance; McCarter Theater.

8 p.m.: Part I of “Fundamentals” lecture series by Frank Wilczek, Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; McCosh Hall 50, Princeton University. Part II is Friday at 4:30 p.m.: McCosh Hall 50.

Friday, November 12

Noon to 8 p.m.: The 37th annual fine arts and crafts sale, Transformations; Hopewell Train Station, Railroad Place. Also Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8 p.m.: ARTEK performance; All Saints’ Church, Princeton.

Saturday, November 13

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Indoor Flea Market and Bake Sale; The Mount Pisgah AME Church, 170 Witherspoon Street.

10 a.m.: 2nd Yoga for Unity Conference; Mathey Common Room; Princeton University Campus.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: “Montgomery Made By Hand” holiday craft fair; Montgomery High School.

Noon: Gingerbread House Demonstration; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton. Gingerbread House workshop will follow at 1:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: The Kinnara Ensemble will perform “Of Wit and Whimsy”; Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street.

Sunday, November 14

3 p.m.: Big Band theatrical swing revue, In The Mood; State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.

3 p.m.: Westminster Choir Fall Concert; Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College.

4 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra presents “The Eternal Feminine Collaboration” with the Princeton University Art Museum; Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

4 to 7 p.m.: Lawrenceville Main Street Artists Network First Anniversary reception and show; Artists’ Network Gallery and Gift Shop, 2683 Main Street.

Monday, November 15

7:30 p.m.: Film screening of the documentary, Race to Nowhere; Princeton High School Performing Arts Center.

Tuesday, November 16

Noon to 1 p.m.: Lecture by Jeff Hoagland, “A Sense of Wonder—The Role of Nature in Child Development and Environmental Stewardship”; Communications Building, Mercer County Community College.

Wednesday, November 17

2 p.m.: Hello Dolly!: Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, Pa.

Thursday, November 18

9 to 10:30 a.m.: Sample Class at Waldorf School of Princeton; 1062 Cherry Hill Road.

4:30 p.m.: Center for the Study of Religion presents a lecture by Elaine Howard Ecklund, “Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think”; Lewis Library 120, Princeton University. Also at 6 p.m.

8 p.m.: Performance by the Improv Comedy Troupe Far & in Between; Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Solley Theater.

Friday, November 19

7 p.m.: Sourland Hills Actors Guild presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Montgomery High School Performing Arts Center. Also Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun; Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Also Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute; Patriots Theater at the War Memorial.

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

8:15 p.m.: Roy Book Binder performs at the Princeton Folk Music Society Concert Series; Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 20

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The Hopewell United Methodist Church holds annual “Christmas Bazaar”; 20 Blackwell Avenue, Hopewell.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: 37th Annual YWCA Princeton Crafters’ Marketplace; John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane, Princeton. Also Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Res-Q-Pets; Cutter’s Mill Pet Store, Princeton Shopping Center.

1 to 2:30 p.m.: Young Artist Workshop: Holiday Style, Ages 6-12; Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton.

7 p.m.: Café Improv; Solley Theater, Arts Council of Princeton.

8 p.m.: Hello Dolly!; Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, Pa. Also Sunday at 2 p.m.

8 p.m.: American Ballet Theatre; New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark.

8 to 11 p.m.: Jazz Night with Nazir Ebo; Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, Pa.

Sunday, November 21

3 p.m.: The Dryden Ensemble presents “Christina Goes to Rome”; Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary.

3 p.m.: Princeton University Chamber Choir, “Chansons Francaises”; Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

3 p.m.: Princeton GirlChoir hosts a benefit concert for Trenton Youth Arts Organizations; Trenton’s Trinity Cathedral, 801 West State Street.

Monday, November 22


Tuesday, November 23

5:30 to 6 p.m.: Free Group Strength Session; Can Do Fitness Club, Princeton Forrestal Village.

Thursday, November 25

Thanksgiving Day

8 a.m.: The Trinity Church Turkey Trot 5K Run and Walk; begins and ends at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street.

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