Central Jersey events for this week


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Actors’ NET, The Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville, Pa., The Last Days of the Dinosaurs, through March 15, Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 6 p.m., $20, $17 seniors (appropriate for age 13 and up); (215) 295-3694; www.brownpapertickets.com
Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. Second St., Phila., My Name is Asher Lev (adapted from the Chaim Potok novel), through March 15, $29-$48; (215) 922-1122; www.ardentheatre.org
Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton, Love and Communication, a new play by Princeton resident James Christy, March 14, 7:30 p.m., $10, $8 members, seniors, students; (609) 924-8777.
George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, through March 29; (732) 246-7717; www.gsponline.org
Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, The Wiz, March 6-14, Fri.- Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.; $12-$16; (609) 570-3333; www.kelseytheatre.net
[sca: new: ] McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, A Streetcar Named Desire, senior thesis production, March 6-13, Wed-Sat. 8 p.m., (609) 258-9220; Twelfth Night, March 10-29; $15-$55; (609) 258-2787; www.mccarter.org
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Peddler’s Village, Cock ‘n Bull Restaurant, Lahaska, Pa., A Very Brady Murder, through April 25, Fri.-Sat. arrive by 7:15 p.m., show 8 p.m., $47.95 includes dinner, show, tax and gratuity, res. req.; (215) 794-4051.
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, The Coach and Four Restaurant, Route 33, Hightstown, through March, Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., $55, res. req.; (609) 443-5598.
Murder Mystery Dinner Train, boarding in Flemington, through March, Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m., $65, res. req.; (609) 443-5598.
[sca: new: ] Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau St., Princeton, Soul Purpose: one of the oldest collegiate liturgical drama troupes in the country from Valparaiso University, March 15, 5 p.m., free; post-performance dinner w/artists 5 p.m., res. req. $5; (609) 924-0103; office@nassauchurch.org
Off-Broadstreet Theatre, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, Mid-Life: The Crisis Musical, through April 4, Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. (7 p.m. dessert), Sun. 2:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. dessert); $27.50-$29.50; (609) 466-2766; www.off-broadstreet.com
[sca: new: ] Passage Theatre, Mill Hill Playhouse, 205 E. Front St., Trenton, Solo Flights Festival: Salmonpeople: in conjunction w/exhibit at D&R Greenway, March 5-6; Mary Cleere Haran: If My Friends Could See Me Now, songs and stories, March 7-8; On the Way to Timbuktu, March 12; You a Man Now?, March 13; Ethel Waters: His Eye Is On the Sparrow, March 14-15; www.passagetheatre.org
[sca: new: ] Rider Dances for All Ages, Yvonne Theater, Rider University, Lawrence, March 7, 7:30 p.m., March 8, 3 p.m., $10, $5 students; (609) 896-5353.
[sca: new: ] The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Kirby TheýPage=015 Column=001 OK,0000.00þ atre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, Family performances: 60-minute versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, March 14, 11 a.m., March 15, 2 p.m.; Macbeth, March 14, 2 p.m.; Nevermore: The Final Nightmares of Edgar Allan Poe, March 13, 7 p.m.; $12 per adult (inc. two free tickets for children under 18 w/each adult purchase); (973) 408-5600; www.shakespearenj.org
[sca: new: ] State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, The Russian National Ballet Theatre in the classic fairy tale ballet Cinderella, March 13, 8 p.m., $25-$55; (732) 246-7469; www.statetheatrenj.org
Villagers Theatre, Franklin Township Municipal Complex, 415 Demott Lane, Somerset, Pride & Prejudice, March 6-22, Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., $16-$18; (732) 873-2710; www.villagerstheatre.net
The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St., Phila., Scorched ýPage=015 Column=002 OK,0000.00þ (East Coast Premiere), through March 29, $25-$39, $10 students; (215) 546-7824; www.wilmatheater.org
Arden Theatre, 40 N. Second St., Phila., A Year With Frog and Toad, March 7-April 9; (215) 922-1122; www.ardentheatre.org
Somerset Valley Players, 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough, Chicken Little, through March 15, Sat.- Sun. 1, 4 p.m., $10; (908) 369-7469; www.svptheatre.org
[sca: new: ] State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, Milk & Cookies Series: free interactive theater series for ages three to eight and their families: African Tales, March 14, 10 a.m., noon, reg. req.; (732) 246-7469, ext. 545.
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American Guild of Organists, Edith Memorial Chapel, Lawrenceville School, Lawrence, presenting a varied program of classics on the 70-rank Henry C. Woods instrument, March 8, 3 p.m., free; (609) 921-7458.
[sca: new: ] The Dryden Ensemble, Versailles: entertainment from the court of Louis XIV, a concert celebrating the life of member Mardi Considine, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Doylestown, Pa., March 7, 7:30 p.m.; Trinity Church, 33 Mercer St., Princeton, March 8, 4 p.m., $35, $30 senior, $15 student; www.gemsny.org.
[sca: new: ] Festival of Voices, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Doylestown, Pa., featuring a cappella groups Cordus Mundi, Sweet Harmony and the Chamber Arts Guild, March 14, 7:30 p.m., $15, $10 senior, $5 student, under 12 free; (215) 862-3982; www.cordusmundi.com
Kimmel Center, Broad Street, Phila., Jane Parker-Smith, organ, March 7, 3 p.m.; www.kimmelcenter.org
[sca: new: ] Alan Mallach, Roosevelt Borough Hall, 33 N. Rochdale Ave., Roosevelt, solo piano recital with commentary, The Dawn of the Romantic Era, including the music of Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and their lesser known contemporaries, March 14, 8 p.m., $5 sug. donation; (609) 448-5614.
Franz Mohr and Karen Burgman, Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary 64 Mercer St., Princeton, author Franz Mohr My Life with the Great Pianists, tells stories of his time with the greats (Horowitz, Rubenstein, Gould and others), Karen Burgman, pianist, plays works by Brahams, Chopin, and Liszt, March 7, 7:30 p.m., free (sug. donation $10); (609) 613-2356.
NJ Symphony Orchestra, State Theatre, 15 Livingston St., New Brunswick, Russian Passion featuring works by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Glazunov, March 7, 8 p.m.; www.njsymphony.org
[sca: new: ] Newtown Chamber Orchestra, Bucks County Community College, Library Auditorium, Swamp Road, Newtown, Pa., Modern to Baroque: selections from Stravinsky, Mendelssohn and Boccherini, March 15, 3 p.m., $25, $20 senior, $15 students, 12 and under free; (215) 968-2008, ext. 2; www.newtownchamberorchestra.org
The Princeton Singers, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, concert preview, March 8, 3 p.m., free; (609) 924-9529; www.princetonlibrary.org
[sca: new: ] Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University, David Kim, violin, ýPage=015 Column=003 OK,0000.00þ Julian Kuerti conducting, Folklore, Village Life and Nationalism!, selections from Bartok, Tchaikovsky and Smetana, March 15, 4 p.m.; www.princetonsymphony.org
Princeton University Orchestra, Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University, Winners of the 2009 Concerto Competition, March 6-7, 8 p.m.; www.princeton.edu/ richaud
Beatlemania, The Magic of the Beatles, Mason Gross Performing Arts Center, Rutgers Douglass College Campus, 85 George St., New Brunswick, benefit concert/fundraiser for Family & Community Services of Somerset County, March 7, 8 p.m., $35, $15 students; (732) 356-1082.
Jerry Blavatt, Angeloni’s Cedar Garden, 661 Route 33, Hamilton, presented by the Italian American Sportsmen’s Club Ladies Auxiliary also includes hor d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, drink, cash bar, March 7, 7 p.m., $30; (609) 585-6028, (609) 585-6170 or (609) 599-2160.
Carlene Carter, Marasco Center for the Performing Arts, Monroe Township High School, Monroe Township, March 8, 2 p.m., $18-$20, free students; (732) 521-4400.
FiddleKicks, Bordentown Middle School, 50 Dunn’s Mill Road, Bordentown, Appalachian clogging folk music of banjo and fiddle, March 8, 3 p.m., $15 adults, $5 students; (609) 954-8130; www.bordentownconcerts.com
[sca: new: ] Gerry Hemingway Quartet, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton, March 7, 8 p.m., $15, $10 members, seniors, students; (609) 924-8777; Jazz Improvisation Workshop w/the musicians, open to high school and college musicians, March 6, 4-6 p.m., free but space is limited, res. req.; (609) 924-8777.
Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence, The Steinway Society presents Philip Orr, The First Centruy of Jazz at the Piano, March 8, 3 p.m., $18, $10 students; (609) 434-0222; www.princetonol.com/groups/steinway
[sca: new: ] Mulgrew Miller Trio, McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, March 14, 7:30 p.m., $45; www.mccarter.org
[sca: new: ] Na’Bodach, The Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie at Cadwalader Park, Trenton, Celtic Music, March 13, 7-9 p.m.; www.ellarslie.org
Shakey, Hopewell Train Station, Greenwood Avenue and ýPage=016 Column=004 OK,0008.02þ Railroad Place, Hopewell, featuring the songs of Neil Young, to benefit the Hopewell Playground Project, March 6, 7 p.m., $12 reserved, $15 at door, $10 senior/student; tickets at www.myspace.com/brizsongswww.hopewellplayground.com
[sca: new: ] KT Sullivan, McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, Colored Lights: story of her journey from the sticks to Broadway, in song, March 15, 3 p.m., $45; www.mccarter.org
Bistro Soleil, 173 Mercer St., Hightstown, Sunday Jazz Brunch w/Dick Gratton jazz guitar, March 8, 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; (609) 443-9700.
Chambers Walk Cafe, 2667 Main St., Lawrence, Dick Gratton w/Jim McDonough, jazz bass, March 6, 6-9 p.m.; Dick Gratton jazz guitar, March 13, 6-9 p.m.; (609) 896-5995.
[sca: new dates: ] Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 295 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor, Straight on Red (jazz fusion, blues), March 5, 7 p.m.; After Hours (eclectic), March 6, 7:30 p.m.; singers and songwriters in the round, March 7, 7:30 p.m.; John Patrick (acoustic blues), March 12, 7 p.m.; Doug Jay (folk/ rock), March 13, 7:30 p.m.; 3-26 (folk/rock), March 14, 7:30 p.m.; (609) 716-8771.
[sca: new dates: ] Halo Pub, 4617 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, The Riverside Band (county, bluegrass), March 7; Dick Braytenbah Trio (jazz), March 14; 7 p.m., free; (609) 695-3311.
[ast: John & Peter’s, 96 S. Main St., New Hope, Pa.; (215) 862-5981; www.johnandpeters.com
Rat’s Restaurant, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, Sunday brunch featuring Arturo Romay, Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (res. sug.); (609) 584-7800; www.ratsrestaurant.org
[sca: new dates: ] The Record Collector Record Store, 358 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, The Figgs (Graham Parker’s & Tommy Stinson’s backing band), Kitty & The Kowalskis, March 7; (609) 324-0880; www.the-record-collector.com
[sca: new dates: ] Sotto, 128 Nassau St., Princeton, Ernie White & Tom Reock (acoustic rock), March 6; DJ Darius, March 14; Arturo Romay, Spanish Guitar, Fri.-Sat. 6-9 p.m.; (609) 921-7555; www.sotto128.com
[sca: new: ] South Brunswick Jazz Café, Municipal Complex, 540 Ridge Road, South Brunswick, Pat Pratico Quartet, March 6, 8 p.m., $5, refreshments included; (732) 329-4000, ext. 7635; arts@sbtnj.net
ýPage=016 Column=005 OK,0017.07þ [sca: new: ] The Stockton Inn, 1 Main St., Stockton, Agony/Ecstasy Cabaret: Jan Baldwin and Keith Nielsen, vocals, March 8, 7:30 p.m., $15 plus $10 food/drink minimum, res. req.; (609) 397-1250; www.stocktoninn.com
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The Deer Ridge Singers, a Bridgewater-area chamber chorale specializing in classically oriented choral styles are presently holding auditions for experienced singers, all voice parts, w/a strong commitment to excellent ensemble singing, Tuesday evening rehearsals; Daren McCann, (908) 757-1151.
LASHIR, Princeton Jewish Center, Princeton, auditions for the Jewish Community Choir of Princeton, which sings in Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino. No language experience necessary; (609) 443-1460; rehearsals for the Jewish Community Choir of Princeton, Rehearsals begin in the fall, Wed. 8-10 p.m.; (609) 924-0330.
Operaphile Society of New Jersey, auditions, established and emerging artists; honorariums/fees for performances; (732) 536-2884; www.operaphile.info
Rising Stars Voice Studio, 16 River Bank Drive, Roebling, audition applications being taken now for summer musical theatre program for students grades 6-12.Limited audition appointments; (609) 760-0422; www.risingstarsvoicestudio.com
VOICES Chorale, Music Together Community Room, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road (Route 654), Hopewell, Openings for altos, tenors, and basses, concerts: April 25-26, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and other works with the Newtown Chamber Orchestra; June 6-7, The American Songbook Concert, weekly rehearsals held Mondays, 7:30-9:45 p.m., singers who love to rehearse and perform with other good singers are encouraged to contact auditions coordinator, Sandy Duffy, (609) 799-2211; auditions@voiceschorale.org
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Amateur Sight-Reading Orchestra, Lawrence Senior Center, 30 E. Darrah Lane, open to all ages, no auditions required, strings, French horns and trombones especially welcome, first and third Tue. 7:30 p.m. (609) 448-2605.
Community Christian Choir, Allentown United Methodist Church, 23 Church St., Allentown, children choir rehearsals, ýPage=016 Column=006 OK,0008.07þ Sun. (early evening, call for time); adult choir rehearsals, Fri. 7:30 p.m. (ability to read music not required); (609) 587-7076; www.ccchoir.com
[ast: run this: ] Jersey Harmony Chorus — Sweet Adelines International, Pavilions at Forrestal, 5000 Windrows Drive (off College Road and U.S. 1 South), Plainsboro, weekly rehearsal for women’s four-part a cappella, barbershop-style chorus, Mon. 7:15-10 p.m., (new members and guests always welcome); (732) 469-3983; www.harmonize.com/jerseyharmony
[ast: OK to run: ] Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, 1700 Spring Garden St., Phila., Seeking experienced string players who enjoy reading large orchestral works, (no audition required) Fri. 7:30-10 p.m.; (215) 702-4337; www.orchestrasociety.com
Princeton Garden Statesmen Barbershop Chorus, Pavilions at Forrestal, 5000 Windrow Drive, Princeton, all men’s chorus, Tue. 7:30-10 p.m.; (609) 252-1515; www.princetongardenstatesmen.com
Princeton Pro Musica, Princeton, rehearsals, Tue. 7:15-9:45 p.m.; (609) 683-5122; info@princetonpromusica.orgwww.princetonpromusica.org
VOICES Chorale, Music Together, community room, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road, Hopewell, Mon. 7:30-10 p.m.; (609) 799-2211; www.voiceschorale.org
Westminster Community Chorus, Bristol Chapel, Hamilton Ave. and Walnut Lane, Princeton, rehearsals, Tue.; (609) 921-7104.
Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Phila., Hadrosaurus Foulkii: The Dinosaur that Changed the World, through April 19; $10, $8 seniors/military personnel/students/children ages 3-12, free for members and children under 3; hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; (215) 299-1000; www.ansp.org
[sca: new 2/13: ] Cranbury Museum, 4 Park Place East, Cranbury, The Hambletonian — Its Trotters, Their Connections and the Racing Event 1926-2009, through June; Victorian house museum featuring local area antiques; hours: Sun. 1-4 p.m., group tours avail.; (609) 409-1289; www.cranburyhistory.org
Fonthill Museum, 84 S. Pine St., Doylestown, Pa.; hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. for guided tours only; (215) 348-9461; www.fonthillmuseum.org
Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, ýPage=017 Column=007 OK,0000.00þ Toad Hall Gallery: Focus on Sculpture – juried exhibition of amateur photographers, through April 26; The Photography of Amanda Means, through April 5, Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Inspired Visions: Allan Houser, Visions of the Mind: Michael Naranjo and the International Sculpture Center’s 2008 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards, through April 26; (609) 586-0616; www.groundsforsculpture.org
Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau St., Princeton, Stand Up, Speak Out: Princeton’s Citizens Find Their Voice, through July 5; Downtown Princeton walking tour, Sun. 2 p.m., weather permitting, $7, $3 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and under; hours: Tue.-Fri. noon-4 p.m.; (609) 921-6748; www.princetonhistory.org
Historic Rockingham, Kingston-Rocky Hill Road, Kingston, Tour George Washington’s final Revolutionary War headquarters, living history museum and garden; guided tours: Wed.-Sat. hourly 10, 11 a.m., 1-3 p.m., Sun. 1-3 p.m.; (609) 683-7132; www.rockingham.net
[sca: new: ] Howell Living History Farm, 101 Hunter Road, Titusville, Maple Sugaring Time, join the fun of making and tasting maple syrup, March 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; kids craft: Maple Sugar Candy, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $2; (609) 737-3299.
Hopewell Museum, 28 E. Broad St., Hopewell, period rooms and antiques depicting local history from Colonial days to the present; hours: Mon., Wed., Sat. 2-5 p.m., free; (609) 466-0103.
James A. Michener Art Museum-Doylestown, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown, Pa., Lucid Dreaming, paintings, photographs, film and sculpture with recurring elements, unusual juxtapositions and narratives that skew both time and space, through April 12; Saving Face: Portraits from the Collection of Robert Infarinato, through March 15; outdoor sculptures by Barry Parker, through May 17; First Friday: free art activities, family entertainment, March 6, beginning at 6 p.m.; Saturday, Japanese Girls Day celebration and craft workshop, March 7, 1-3 p.m. age 6 and up, $25 one child/one adult, add’l child $25, $30 nonmembers; Doll’s Day Out: tea, doll fashion show and activities, March 7, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., tea seatings at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m., $10, $12 nonmembers; (215) 340-9800; www.michenerartmuseum.org
Lambertville Historical Society, Marshall House, 62 Bridge St., Lambertville, Lambertville Roots: Evolution of a River Town, ongoing; hours: Sat.-Sun. 1-4 p.m., $3; (609) 397-0770; www.lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org
ýPage=017 Column=008 OK,0000.00þ Museum of the American Hungarian Foundation, 300 Somerset St., New Brunswick, Hollosy: 40-Year Sculpture Retrospective with Paintings and Drawings, through March 22; hours: Tue.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; (732) 846-5777.
New Jersey Militia Museum at the Lawrenceville Armory, 151 Eggert Crossing Road, Lawrence, weapons, uniforms and equipment used by citizen soldiers from the Revolution to Iraq, ongoing; hours: Tue., Fri. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and by appt.; (609) 530-6802.
NJ State Museum, 225 West State St., Trenton, Key Ingredients: America by Food, traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit, through March 15; www.njch.org/keyingredients
[sca: new: ] Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St., Trenton, The 18th Century Woman: clothing, food and skills, March 14, noon-4 p.m., $8, $6 seniors/children; (609) 396-1776.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th St., Phila., Cézanne and Beyond: more than 150 works by Cézanne and 18 other masters from succeeding generations attesting to Cézanne’s influence over the next generation of artists and beyond, through May 17; Frank O. Gehry: the Lewis House, through April 5; Monumental Prints in the age of Durer and Titian, through April 26; The Art of Japanese Craft, through spring; hours: Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.- 8:45 p.m.; admission: $12, $9 seniors, $8 students, pay-what- you-wish Sun.; (215) 763-8100; www.philamuseum.org
Princeton Doll & Toy Museum, 8 Somerset St., Hopewell, Cute, Cuddly Creatures by Steiff, through April 6; The Evolution of Dolls and Toys from 1600 to Present and Alice in Wonderland and Storybook Houses, ongoing; research library, doll/ toy gift shop; $5, $3 children; hours: Mon., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; (609) 333-8600.
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, Myth and Modernity: Ernst Barlach’s Images of the Nibelungen and Faust — highlighting the versatility and narrative power of the German sculptor, printmaker, and playwright, through June 7; Outside In: Chinese x American x Contemproary Art, March 7-June 7; gallery talks, March 6, 13, 12:30 p.m., March 8, 15, 3 p.m.; (609) 258-7615; www.princetonartmuseum.org
The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park at Parkside Avenue, Trenton, Made You Look! The Art of Deception: trompe l’oeil works of Natalie Featherston, photography by Deborah Raven, and Eric Schultz, found object sculptures, through April 19; reception, March 7, 7-9 ýPage=017 Column=009 OK,0000.00þ p.m.; J. Chein Toys exhibit, through March 22; hours: Tue.- Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m.; (609) 989-3632; www.ellarslie.org
Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton St., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, The Claude and Nina Gruen Collection of Contemporary Russian Art, through June 28, (732) 32-7237; www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu
Art Collaborations Gallery at Ryan Stark Lilienthal Law, 209 Nassau St., Princeton, Fiber: layered fabric art of Amineh Mahallati from Iran and traditional handwoven tapestries of Armando Sosa, from Guatemala accompanied by songs/sounds of Mongolian nomads collected by Shebana Coelho, through March 28; (609) 430-1036.
The Artful Deposit Gallery, 201 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, Winter — A Group Show, featuring: Gennady Spirin, Ken McIndoe, Joseph William Dawley, Michael Budden and Mel Leipzig, through March 8; (609) 298-6970; www.artfuldeposit.com
[sca: new: ] The Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell St., Lambertville, Madness: an exhibition exploring chaos, passion, and general craziness in traditional and contemporary art, March 6-April 5; reception March 8, 2-6 p.m.; hours: Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; (609) 397-4588; www.lambertvillearts.com
ARTisZEN ARTS, 35 N. Union St., Lambertville, Humor In Art: 2nd Saturday offering featuring artists Jay McPhillips (creator of the Lamb Bert Ville bumper sticker) and Mike Trovato, and local comedian Rick Marriot, performing at 7:30, March 14, 6-9 p.m., light refreshments, free; (609) 773-0044.
Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton, Peg and Frank Taplin Gallery: Beyond the Document: Color Field Photography, works by six contemporary photographers; lower level: photography of Bruce Berenson; video lounge: Harriet Tubman Trilogy, a film by Michael Paul Britto; through April 4; (609) 924-8777; www.artscouncilofprinceton.org
Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Bought and Sold: Faces of Modern Day Slavery, photography by Kay Chernush, through March 27; (609) 497-2441.
[sca: new: ] Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art, 77 W. Bridge St., New Hope, Pa., Collectors Choice art reception featuring the work of more than 35 artists, meet and greet 12 artists working in various media, March 14, 5-9 p.m.; (215) 862-5272; www.buckscountygallery77.com
[sca: new: ] Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery, 1093 General Greene Road, Washington Crossing, Pa., Painterly Passion, oil paintings by Michael Budden, March 7-April 4; reception March 7, 5-8 p.m.; (215) 493-3660; www.canalframe.com
College Gallery, The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, Anxious Ground: contemporary landscape photography, through March 25; (609) 771-2198; www.tcnj.edu
Considine and Hamill Galleries, Stuart Country Day School, 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton, Artists, Educators, Alchemists: works constructed of recycled, reclaimed and sustainable materials by area teachers who are artists, through March 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; (609) 921-2330.
Coryell Gallery, 8 Coryell St., Lambertville, Lambertville and the Surrounding Area: 29th annual juried art exhibition, through March 15; hours: Wed.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m.; (609) 397-0804.
ýPage=018 Column=010 OK,0003.09þ D&R Greenway Land Trust, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton, Just Below the Surface: reflections on water – photography exhibit and related events on the art and science of water, through March 13; performance at Passage Theatre: Salmonpeople, March 5-6, 8 p.m.; hike: along the Stony Brook, March 14, 2 p.m.; (609) 924-4646; www.drgreenway.org
desChamps Gallery, 7 Lambert Lane, Lambertville, Looking North, recent works by Philip Carroll, through March 30; hours: Wed.-Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; (609) 397-2100; www.deschampsgallery.com
Douglass Library Gallery, Rutgers University, 8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, The Culture of Rights/The Rights of Culture: Jenny Polak (Gallery 204A), through March 9; Loren Schwerd (Gallery 204B), through March 12; hours: Mon.-Thu. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; rutgers.edu
Firestone Library, Princeton University, Main Gallery: Egypt Unveiled: The Mission of Napoleon’s Savants — the vivid engravings and scholar’s words on the unveiling of Egypt, through May 10; Milberg Gallery: Beauty and Bravado in Japanese Woodblock Prints: Highlights from the Gillett G. Griffin Collection, through June 7; hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Wed. until 8 p.m.), Sat.-Sun. noon-5 p.m.; www.princeton.edu
Gallery 14, 14 Mercer St., Hopewell, Sanctuary: photographs by Ed Greenblat; Small Gallery: On the Street – NYC, 2008: photographs by Marty Schwartz and Joanna Tully; Small Gallery: Portraits: Mannequins as Mirrors photographs by Valerie Chaucer-Levine, though March 15; hours: Sat.-Sun. noon-5 p.m. and by appt.; (609) 333-8511; www.photosgallery14.com
Gallery 125, 125 S. Warren St., Trenton, THREADS: a juried themed show about clothing, March 13-May 2; reception March 13, 6-9 p.m.; (609) 989-9119; www.gallery125.com
Gourgaud Gallery, Town Hall, 23-A N. Main St., Cranbury, My Eden – The Art of Diana Ornberg, through March 29; hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., first, third and last Sun. 1-3 p.m., Sat. by appt.; www.cranbury.org
Hicks Art Center Gallery, Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, Pa., Music as Muse: a multimedia exhibition inspired by jazz, blues, classical music and voodoo drumming that may be listened to while viewing works, through March 11; hours: Mon., Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tue.-Thu., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-noon; (215) 504-8531; www.bucks.edu/gallery
JAG Fine Art, 52 N. Union St., Lambertville, American Colors: Red, White and the Blues – iconic and ironic paintings and photographs of Americana, through March 31; (215) 840-8591; www.jagfineart.com
J.B. Kline & Son Gallery, 25 Bridge St., Lambertville, Reconnected: mixed media works by John M. Williams, March 7-29; reception March 14, 6-9 p.m.; hours: Tue.-Sun. noon-5 p.m. and by appt.; (609) 397-7026.
[sca: new: ] The Jewish Center, 435 Nassau St., Princeton, Photos From Nature: photos of 15-year-old Spencer Costanzo transferred to canvas, March 15-June 7; reception March 15, 3-5 p.m.; (609) 921-0100.
[sca: new: ] Lucas Gallery, Lewis Center, 185 Nassau St., Princeton, Senior Thesis Exhibition: Paintings by Maggie O’Toole and Ruthie Schwab, through March 13, Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.; (609) 258-1500; www.princeton.edu/arts/
New Hope Sidetracks Art Gallery, 2A Stockton Ave., New Hope, Pa., Robert Steven Koffler: Beyond The Shadow. . ., through April 12; reception, Feb. 28, 6-9 p.m.; artist talk, March 14, 6-9 p.m.; (215) 862-4586.
ýPage=018 Column=011 OK,0013.04þ The Queenstown Gallery at Hopewell, 24 W. Broad St., Hopewell, Under Closer Examination: Happiness, paintings by Nancy Herrington, through March 14; hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; (609) 466-0817; www.thequeenstowngallery.com
[sca: new: ] Rider University Art Gallery, Bart Luedeke Center, Lawrence, Decoding Metaphors for the 21st Century: paintings of Ellen K. Levy, March 12-April 19; reception March 12, 5-7 p.m.; artist’s talk, March 26, 7 p.m.; hours: Tue.-Thu. 11 a.m.- 7 p.m., Sun. noon-4 p.m., and by appointment; (609) 895-5589; www.rider.edu
[sca: new: ] The Straube Center, Route 31 and W. Franklin Ave., Pennington, Spring Fine Art Show, March 6-April 24; reception, March 8, 1-3 p.m.; meet the artists Chris Carter and John Stinger, March 15, 2-4 p.m.; (609) 737-3322; www.straubecenter.com
[sca: new: ] Twist, 84 Nassau St., Princeton, paintings and collages by Princeton artist Elina Lorenz, through April 6; meet the artist, March 7, 7-9 p.m.; www.sublime-colors.com
University Medical Center Gallery, 253 Witherspoon St., Princeton, pastel paintings of Grace Previty Johnston, through March 10.
The Upstairs Gallery, Peddler’s Village, #10 (behind Earl’s Restaurant), Lahaska, Pa., The Great Hoax, gallery members create work in the style of another artist, March 1-31; (215) 794-8486; www.theupstairsgallery.com
Arts Council of Princeton, urges teachers, parents, and school administrators to encourage students to submit their most creative works of literature and art, poetry and prose in both English and Spanish will be accepted, for the 21st edition of Under Age: An Anthology of Poetry, Prose, and Artwork by Students in Grades K through 12. Deadline: March 13, 5 p.m., submissions will not be returned, students must either be residents of or attend school in New Jersey, submission particulars on Web; (609) 924-8777; www.artscouncilofprinceton.org
Communiversity, Festival of the Arts, Applications are now available for the spirited town-gown spring event to be held April 25 (rain or shine), noon-5 p.m., in downtown Princeton and throughout the university campus. All interested participants – including artists, crafters, food and merchandise vendors, nonprofit organizations, and performers – should visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org to download and print an application. Communiversity is a juried event. For additional information, or to receive an application by mail, call (609) 924-8777, ext. 106. Potential food vendors must submit their applications by March 6; all other potential participants by March 13.
Gallery 125, 125 S. Warren St., Trenton, Call for Entries, all media (except video), for the Summer Show, a juried show, (May 8-July 2), submit digital files and check, see Web for particulars, deadline: March 24; (609) 989-9119; www.gallery125.com.
NJ Folk Festival, applications now being accepted for juried craft market to be held April 25, Douglass Campus of Rutgers, New Brunswick, submit slides or JPEG of work, $10 jurying fee, $125-$135 booth fee w/application deadline: March 15; Helene (732) 932-5775; njfolkfest.rutgers.edu
NJ International Film Festival, Rutgers Film co-op, Call for Entries: independent film/video, winners to be showcased in festival to be held June 5-21. Deadline: April 1, 5 p.m., visit Web for specifics; (732) 932-8482; www.njfilmfest.com
Sarah Mook Poetry Prize, Memorial poetry contest for young poetess who died suddenly in third grade. $100 first ýPage=019 Column=012 OK,0002.09þ prize, $50 second prize, $25 third prize awarded in four categories: grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12; enter up to two poems of any length/subject; must be typed, no name or title on poem but on separate coversheet with address, school name, e-mail; teachers encouraged to submit multiple entries from the class; include self-addressed-self-stamped envelope for results; optional donation of $5 payable to “Sarah Mook Outreach Fund” to benefit St. Joeseph’s Indian School in S.D. (optional). Deadline: March 31. Send to: Sarah Mook Poetry Prize, PO Box 20, Lahaska, PA 18931.
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Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club, 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, Rob Falcone, March 6-7; J.J. Ramirez, March 13-14; (609) 987-8018; www.catcharisingstar.com
[sca: new: ] The Record Collector, 358 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, Jackie the Joke Man Martling, March 14; (609) 324-0880; www.the-record-collector.com
The Stress Factory, 90 Church St., New Brunswick, John Valby (aka Dr. Dirty), March 5, 8 p.m., $19; Russell Peters, March 6-8, Fri.-Sat. 8, 10:30 p.m., Sun. 7, 9:30 p.m., $51; Bob Nelson, March 9, 8 p.m., $25; Gilbert Gottfried, March 12, 8 p.m., $25; Vinnie Brand, March 13-15, Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 8 p.m., $15; (732) 545-4242; www.stressfactory.com
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ACME Screening Room, 25 S. Union St., Lambertville, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, March 7, 7, 8:40 p.m.; Milk, March 14, 7, 9:15 p.m.; suggested $5 donation, subtitles available for hearing impaired; (609) 397-0275; www.nickelodeonnights.org
Lawrence Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, To Catch a Thief (1955) Alfred Hitchcock, dir., March 8, 2 p.m.; The Pope’s Toilet (El baño del papa), Spanish-language farce surrounding pope’s 1988 visit to Uruguay, English subtitles, March 12, 7 p.m.; (609) 989-6920; www.mcl.org
New Jersey Film Festival, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Scott Hall: Slumdog Millionaire, Bonnie & Clyde, March 6-8; 7 p.m., $8-$10; www.njfilmfest.com
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, Persepolis, March 10, 7:30 p.m., free; (609) 924-9529; www.princetonlibrary.org
[sca: new: ] Second Chance Cinema, Kresge Auditorium, Princeton University, Standard Operating Procedure, March 9, 7:30 p.m., $6, $4 student; (609) 683-1101; www.princetonadultschool.org
[ast: Antiques Road Show, WHYY will be recording in Atlantic City June 6, and is seeking volunte ers to help at event, must attend a mandatory training session June 5, volunteers will receive a free Antiques Roadshow T-shirt and may have up to two items appraised, visit www.whyy.org/support to sign-up; general public: may enter lottery to attend the Road Show at pbs.org/antiques or (888) 762-3749, admission is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance, ticket recipients will be selected at random from all eligible entries and are invited to bring two items for free verbal evaluation by experts.
Big Apple Circus, TD Bank Park, Bridgewater, featuring the world’s finest artists under a classic Big Top tent performing in the intimate setting of a single ring, perfect for all ages, March 14-29, $12-$51 variety of show times, purchase at Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge or www.bigapplecircus.org
Capitol Ball, Trenton, beginning with a candlelight reception w/cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and colonial music at the Old Barracks Museum, followed by a Fife & Drum Corp procession at 7 p.m. to the Masonic Temple for dinner and dancing; $200, black tie, period or military dress is appropriate; March 7, starting at 5:30 p.m.; (609) 396-1776.
Classics Bookstore, 117 S. Warren, Trenton, Urban Studies Group: join local policy makers, urban planners and activists to talk about urban issues, March 7, 10:30 a.m.-noon, free; Professor Alvyn Haywood offers a concise introduction to the teachings of Abraham, March 7, noon-2 p.m., free; (609) 394-8400; book_cellar@mindspring.com
Craft Show, Cranbury School, 23 N. Main St., Cranbury, jewelry, silks, ceramics, furniture, brass rubbings, wooden toys and more, March 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $5, $2 seniors, $1 under 14, no strollers; (609) 395-1700, ext. 411.
Craft Show, St. Gregory the Great School, 4690 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, crafts and products, baked goods, picýPage=020 Column=013 OK,0000.00þ ture w/Easter Bunny, breakfast and lunch available, door prizes, 50/50, March 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $2, under 10 free, no strollers; (609) 587-1131.
Evening in the Colonial Kitchen, Peddler’s Village, Route 202 and Street Road, Lahaska, Pa., hosted by two-historical figures, food historians prepare four-course, 18th century style dinner over roaring fire, actors share early-American lore, period musical entertainment, through March 30, Mon. 5-9 p.m., $19.95, $10.95 children under 10; (215) 794-4000; www.peddlersvillage.com
Hamilton Square Baptist Church, 3752 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, Human Trafficking: Northern Thailand, missionary to speak on victims of labor exploitation, March 8, 11 a.m. worship, 12:30 p.m. lunch, 1:30 program, free; (609) 587-8585.
International Book Sale, Plainsboro Library, 641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, specialty vendors offering Chinese and Indian books and A/V materials in a variety of Asian languages, March 14, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; (609) 275-2897; www.lmxac/ plainsboro
Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University,185 Nassau St., Princeton, lecture: Colum P. Hourihane on Pilate in Early Christian Ireland – Reinterpreting the Evidence, March 6, 4:30 p.m.; Chris Martin, painter, March 10, noon; free; (609) 258-1500; www.princeton.edu/arts/
Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, Late Night Series: Bring on the Alt-Rock! featuring Beyond Visible, March 6, 10 p.m., $5; www.latenightseries.com/newjersey
Mercer County Community College Scholarship Dinner Dance, Hyatt Regency Princeton, Carnegie Center, West Windsor, On a Sea Cruise is the theme with guest, Jill Whelan (Vicki from the Love Boat), March 7, $200; (609) 570-3617; www.mccc.edu
Mother’s Market, Reynolds Middle School, Hamilton, public sale of gently used children’s items, hosted by Central Jersey Mothers of Multiples Inc., March 7, 8 a.m.-noon, free admission; the group will also begin sales of its new cookbook, Family Favorites, $10; www.cjmom.org
Princeton Acamdey of Martial Arts, 14 Farber Road, West Windsor, Open House celebrating 22 years, featuring martial arts demonstrations from around the globe including Indonesia, Thai, Filipino, France, Brazil; free women’s self defense workshop 3-3:30 p.m., prize drawing, refreshments, guests receive coupon for free class/private training; March 7, 1-3 p.m., (609) 452-2208; www.pamausa.com
Princeton Photography Club, D&R Greenway, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton, Ernestine Ruben, Detours in Photography: ideas, their origins and the voyages they take in the creative process, March 11, 7:30 p.m.; (732) 422-3676; www.princetonphotoclub.org
Riverside Symphonia Gala, Holly Hedge Estate, 6987 Upper York Road, New Hope, Pa., Rainbow and Stars Gala fundraiser for the orchestra featuring dinner, dancing, entertainment, live and silent auctions, March 7, (609) 397-7300; www.riversidesymphonia.org
Solar Energy at Home, Mary Jacobs Library, 64 Washington St., Rocky Hill, presentation by Ed Seliga, executive of a local solar company, on the burgeoning field of solar technology: what’s available today for homeowners, new technology innovations and where solar energy is headed, March 10, 7:30 p.m., free; (908) 359-6441.
Sovereign Bank Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave., Trenton, The Original Harlem Globetrotters, March 7, 7:30 p.m.; www.comcasttix.com
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