Actors’ NET of Bucks County, The Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville, Pa., Mass Appeal, April 17-May 3, $20, $17 seniors, $10 children; 215-295-3694; www.brownpapertickets.com
Boheme Opera NJ, The Trenton War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton, Madame Butterfly, April 17, 8 p.m., April 19, 3 p.m., projected English supertitles, pre-curtain talks 1:15 prior; $28-$73; (609) 581-7200.
Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol, Pa., Defiance, through April 12, $29-$37; 215-785-0100; www.brtstage.org
Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope, Pa., Godspell, through April 1242nd Street, April 17-26, $25; 215-862-2041; www.buckscountyplayhouse.com
Crossroads Theatre, 7 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, Sheila’s Day, April 16-May 3, $45; 732-545-8100; www.crossroadstheatrecompany.org
Dance Vision Youth Ensemble, West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South Performing Arts Theater, 346 Clarksville Road, West Windsor, The Secret Garden, original choreography by Risa Kaplowitz, April 19, 3 p.m.; $15, $12 children/seniors; 609-520-1020; www.dancevisionnj.orgGeorge Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, New Year’s Eve, April 14-May 10, $28-$64; 732-246-7717; www.gsponline.org
Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches, April 17-26, Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., $14, $12, $10; 609-570-3333; www.kelseytheatre.net
Paper Mill Playhouse, Brookside Drive, Millburn, 1776, April 15-May 17, $25-$92; 973-376-4343; www.papermill.org
Passage Theatre, Mill Hill Playhouse, 205 E. Front St., Trenton, Instructions For Breathing, April 16-May 10www.passagetheatre.org
Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, Family performances: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, April 17, 7 p.m.; Nevermore: The Final Nightmares of Edgar Allan Poe , April 18, 2 p.m.; $12/adult, two free tickets for children under 18 with each adult ticket; 973-408-5600; www.shakespearenj.org
Somerset Valley Theatre, 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough, Godspell, April 17-May 9www.svptheatre.org
Theatre Intime, Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University, Hey Boy Wonder! The Other Adventures of Ultraman, April 16-25, Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., $12, $10 seniors/staff, $8 students; www.theatreintime.org
State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, Milk & Cookies Series: free interactive theater series for ages 3-8 and their families: Turtle Shell, An African Folktale, April 18, 10 a.m., noon, reg. req.; 732-246-7469; www.statetheatrenj.org
Itzhak Perlman, McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, chamber music w/members of the Perlman Music Program, April 14, $40-$55, 8 p.m.; www.mccarter.org
Philadelphia Orchestra, State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, Kurt Masur, conductor, Sergey Khachatryan, violin, April 16, 8 p.m., $30-$75; www.statetheatrenj.org
Princeton Pro Musica, Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University, J. S. Bach St. John Passion, April 19, 3 p.m., $25-$45, $10 students; symposium: St. John Passion in historical context, Stonebridge at Montgomery, 120 Montgomery Road, Skillman, April 15, 7:30 p.m.; 609-683-5122; wwwprincetonpromusica.org
Princeton University Glee Club, Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University, J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor, April 18, 8 p.m.; 609-258-9220; www.princeton.edu/utickets
Andras Schiff, McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, piano, three of Beethoven’s last six sonatas, April 15, 8 p.m.; www.mccarter.org
Westminster Conservatory at Nassau, Niles Chapel, Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau St., Princeton, Trio Da Capo, April 16, 12:15 p.m., free; 609-921-2663.
Westminster Kantorei, Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, world premiere of Super flumina Babylonis by Caleb Burhans, April 19, 7:30 p.m., $20, $15 senior/student; 609-921-2663; www.rider.edu
Jonatha Brooke, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, April 17, 8 p.m., $24 members, $27; 609-586-0616; firstname.lastname@example.org
Wenonah Brooks, Off-Broadstreet Theatre, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, April 19, 7 p.m., $25; 908-249-3403 or 609-466-3665.
Rosanne Cash and Mark O’Connor, McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, April 13, 8 p.m., $35-$43; www.mccarter.org
Toumani Diabaté, McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, music from Mali, April 17, 7:30 p.m.; www.mccarter.org
Eco Del Sur, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, April 11, 3 p.m., free; 609-924-8822.
Heartlands Hayride, Lambertville Assembly of God Church, 638 Brunswick Pike, Lambertville, WDVR’s live country and bluegrass music show broadcasts live (89.7 FM, 91.9 FM and wdvrfm.org), April 11, 6-8 p.m., $10, food avail.; 609-397-1620.
John Lilly, Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, hosted by The Princeton Folk Music Society, April 17, 8:15 p.m., $15, $10 members, $3 children 11 and under; 609-799-0944; www.princetonfolk.org
Fred Miller, The Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie at Cadwalader Park, Trenton, a musical and anecdotal overvies of Rodgers & Hart, April 17, 8-10 p.m., $20; www.ellarslie.org
They Might Be Giants, McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, April 18, 3 p.m. family show and 8 p.m. adult show (age 14+); www.mccarter.org
Carol Woods, Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown, April 19, 2 p.m., $25; 609-490-7550; www.peddie.org/capps
Wired 96.5’s Freestyle Invasion, Sovereign Bank Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave., Trenton, April 18, 7 p.m., $29-$59; 800-298-4200; comcasttix.com
Dr. Karen Zumbrunn Jazz Trio, Manville Public Library, 100 S. 10th Ave., Manville, April 14, 7 p.m., free; 908-722-9722.
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Bistro Soleil, 173 Mercer St., Hightstown, Sunday Jazz Brunch w/Dick Gratton jazz guitar, April 12, 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 609-443-9700.
Chambers Walk Cafe, 2667 Main St., Lawrence, Dick Gratton jazz guitar, April 10, 17, 6-9 p.m.; 609-896-5995.
Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 295 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor, Dave Werkhiser (classic rock), April 103-26 (soul), April 11John Patrick (blues), April 17Rat’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
The Record Collector Record Store, 358 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, Amy Speace/Doug & Telisha Williams, April 11Paul Plumeri’s Blues Band Electric, April 17Palmyra Delran / Gas Money, April 18Sotto 128, 128 Nassau St., Princeton, Arturo Romay, Spanish Guitar, Fri.-Sat. 6-9 p.m.; 609-921-7555; www.sotto128.com
The Deer Ridge Singers, Bridgewater-area chamber chorale specializing in classically oriented choral styles is holding auditions for experienced singers, all voice parts, w/a strong commitment to excellent ensemble singing, Tuesday evening rehearsals; 908-757-1151.
Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 7th annual James Tolin Memorial AIDS Benefit The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told by Paul Rudnick, April 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., must be over age 18, prepare a comic monologue, performance in late June, by appointment; email@example.com, www.jtmf.org
VOICES Chorale, Music Together Community Room, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road (Route 654), Hopewell, Openings for experienced singers in all voice parts, concert: 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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
VOICES Chorale, Music Together, community room, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road, Hopewell, Mon. 7:30-9:45 p.m.; 609-799-2211; www.voiceschorale.org
Westminster Community Chorus, Bristol Chapel, Hamilton Ave. and Walnut Lane, Princeton, rehearsals, Tue.; 609-921-7104.
Cranbury Museum, 4 Park Place East, Cranbury, The Hambletonian — Its Trotters, Their Connections and the Racing Event 1926-2009, through JuneVictorian house museum featuring local area antiqueswww.cranburyhistory.org
Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, Toad Hall Gallery: Focus on Sculpture, amateur photography, through April 26Inspired 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 26Kimono Mania, artwork by Marie Struken, April 11-July 5reception, April 10, 5-7 p.m.; 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 5Downtown 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
James A. Michener Art Museum-Doylestown, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown, Pa., Pulp Function, innovative uses of handmade paper pulp, recycled paper, paper cut and folded, cardboard, through June 28through May 17collecting used clothing from the public for use by sculptor Carole Frances Lung, through June 12www.michenerartmuseum.org
Museum of the American Hungarian Foundation, 300 Somerset St., New Brunswick, Hungarian Folk Art Collection, April 19-Feb. 28reception, April 19, 2-5 p.m.; hours: Tue.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m., $5 sugg. donation; 732-846-5777.
Princeton Doll & Toy Museum, 8 Somerset St., Hopewell, 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, through June 7What is a Thing? photographs from the permanent collection, through June 28Outside In: Chinese x American x Contemporary Art, through June 7Memorable Encounters from Honen to de Kooning, through Aug. 2Schenck House , 50 Southfield Road, West Windsor, Open House: self-guided tours of the farmhouse & out buildings; Women’s Handi-Crafts featuring examples and demonstrations of quilting, tatting, knitting, crocheting and embroidery of various types, April 12, 1-4 p.m.; Mary Schenck 609-799-1278.
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 found object sculptures by Eric Schultz, through April 19American Belleek, Cybis & Boehm Porcelain, through June 20www.ellarslie.org
Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton St., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, The Claude and Nina Gruen Collection of Contemporary Russian Art, through June 28GALLERIES
The Abud Family Foundation for The Arts, 3100 Princeton Pike, Lawrence, She: a collection of encaustic paintings by Rachel Friedberg, April 16-May 14reception, April 16, 5-8 p.m.; hours: Tue.-Fri. noon-4 p.m.; 609-844-0448.
Artworks Gallery, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, 3 Guys: The Art of Anthony Fearron, Karey Maurice, and Thom Reaves, through April 25www.artworkstrenton.org
Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Guns in America, photography by Kyle Cassidy, through May 1BOI’s of New Hope Art Gallery, 9 W. Mechanic St., New Hope, Pa., Remembering Thomas Malloy, a retrospective of the Trenton watercolorist, through May 3www.boisofnewhope.com
Brodsky Gallery, Chauncey Conference Center, Educational Testing Service, 660 Rosedale Road, Lawrence, Tasting Shape, abstract paintings on wood by June Wilson, through April 17Buck’s Café, 25 Bridge St., Lambertville, A Celebration of the River Towns, photographs by Robert DeChico, through April 30Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art & Custom Frame Shop, 77 W. Bridge St., New Hope, Pa., Horse of a Different Color, oil paintings by Steve Messenger, through April 30reception April 11www.buckscountygallery77.com
Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery, 1093 General Greene Road, Washington Crossing, Pa., Watercolorists Unlimited 18th annual Watercolor Show and Sale, April 18 and 19www.canalframe.com
D&R Greenway Land Trust, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton, The Hand of Nature, through May 8www.drgreenway.org
Dickinson Hall, Room 113, Princeton University, Contemporary Mosaic Art by Rhonda Heisler, through April 30Firestone 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 10Beauty and Bravado in Japanese Woodblock Prints: Highlights from the Gillett G. Griffin Collection, through June 7www.princeton.edu
The Gallery, Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike, Lawrence, paintings by Thomas E. Rutledge, through May 2Gallery 14, 14 Mercer St., Hopewell, Etudes – Trees in Motion, photographs by Tasha O’NeillUnder a Quiet Heaven, photographs by Jeffery YuanFruit/Cakes, photographs by Martha Weintraub and Rhoda Kassof-Isaac, through April 19www.photosgallery14.com
Gallery 125, 125 S. Warren St., Trenton, THREADS: a juried themed show about clothing, through May 2www.gallery125.com
Gourgaud Gallery, Town Hall, 23-A N. Main St., Cranbury, Small Works-The Art of Watercolorists Unlimited, through April 26www.cranbury.org
Gratz Gallery, 30 W. Bridge St., New Hope, Pa., Leon Kelly — An American Surrealist, April 16-June 5www.gratzgallery.com
Gruss Center of Visual Arts, The Lawrenceville School, Route 206, Lawrence, Tim Phelps: A Body of Work, through April 24www.lawrenceville.org
The Heldrich Hotel & Spa, 10 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, Crossing Borders: Works on Paper by Marsha Goldberg, through May 31J.B. Kline & Son Gallery, 25 Bridge St., Lambertville, Historical Society of Lambertville, photographic posters of the past, through April 26reception, April 11, 6-9 p.m.; hours: Tue.-Sun. noon-5 p.m. and by appt.; 609-397-7026.
The Jewish Center, 435 Nassau St., Princeton, Photos From Nature: photos of 15-year-old Spencer Costanzo transferred to canvas, through June 7Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters Gallery, 1 Johnson & Johnson Plaza, New Brunswick, Peru: A Photo Essay by David Simchock, through April 24Photographs by Dr. Alfred Olusegun Fayemi focusing on the daily life of Africans, through May 26Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Rutgers University, 8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, Alive at the End of Life: photographs by Cathy Greenblat/Destiny: photographs by Ernestine Ruben, through June 8reception, April 16, 4:30-7 p.m.; www.rutgers.edu
Mariboe Gallery, Peddie School, South Main Street, Hightstown, exhibit and new work on site, ex-carpenter and furniture maker Jason Gandy, through April 24www.peddie.org/capps
Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St., Princeton, Strands: paintings, prints and works on paper by Jean Burdick, through May 9New Hope Sidetracks Art Gallery, 2A Stockton Ave., New Hope, Pa., Robert Steven Koffler: Beyond The Shadow. . ., through April 12Pebble Hill Peace Gallery, 320 Edison-Furlong Road, Doylestown, Pa., Open Windows Recycled Art, community artists create art from old, discarded windows, to be auctioned to public, on view through April 25, auction: doors at 7:30 p.m., bids close 9:30 p.m., $8 donation, free w/chocolate dessert to share; 215-348-3428; www.pebblehillchurch.org
Prall House, Route 29, Stockton, oil and acrylic paintings by Eugene Patti, through April 26www.artasitis.com
The Prallsville Mills, Route 29, Stockton, Garden State Water Color Society’s annual juried exhibit, through April 20watercolor demo. by Edward Baumlin, April 18www.home2.netcarrier.com
The Queenstown Gallery at Hopewell, 24 W. Broad St., Hopewell, Reflections of Memories, oil paintings by Jerry Farber, through May 9www.thequeenstowngallery.com
Rider University Art Gallery, Bart Luedeke Center, Lawrence, Decoding Metaphors for the 21st Century: paintings of Ellen K. Levy, through April 19www.rider.edu
Riverrun Gallery, 287 S. Main St., Lambertville, Natural Dimensions, sculpture by Ron Bevilacqua and paintings by Christine McHugh, through April 30meet the artists, April 18, noon-3 p.m.; 609-397-3349; www.riverrungallery.net
Ruth Morpeth Gallery, 43 W. Broad St., Hopewell, mixed media works of Tremain Smith and Pamela Farrell, through April 15; 609-333-9393.
Silva Gallery, Pennington School, Delaware Avenue, Pennington, Serendipitous Moments, paintings, drawings and digitally altered photographs by David Perl, through April 23www.pennington.org
Small World Coffee, 254 Nassau St., Princeton, Alison Young, artistic expression in photography and textile arts, through May 5reception, April 10, 7-9 p.m.; 609-688-1408.
The Straube Center, Route 31 and W. Franklin Ave., Pennington, Spring Fine Art Show, through April 24www.straubecenter.com
The Stover Mill Gallery, 852 River Road, Erwinna, Pa., Up and Down the Delaware River, plein aire works of Charles Hayden, through April 26Trinity Cathedral, 801 W. State St., Trenton, Icons: The Gospel in Line and Color, an exhibit and sale of Orthodox icons by contemporary iconographers, through April 17, call for hours; 609-392-3805.
The Upstairs Gallery, Peddler’s Village, #10 (behind Earl’s Restaurant), Lahaska, Pa., Black and White, through April 30www.theupstairsgallery.com
Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Ave., Hamilton, T-Shirt Design Contest: designs must be original (no photos), limited to two entries per person. Designs may be hand-drawn or computer generated, either b/w or color (color scheme may be altered at time of printing). Winning design will be printed on a green, gold or white T-shirt. Address all entries to Jenifer Micikas, e-mailed (JPG or PDF only) to email@example.com, mailed or dropped off at the Domestic Arts Building. Submitted materials will not be returned. Deadline: May 15, submission forms at visitor’s center, information center or www.groundsforsculpture.org
New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest, accepting scripts for new works through June 30, visit Web for criteria, application; www.playwritingcontest.cjb.net
The Trenton Film Society, seeking film shorts (5-20 minutes), shot by young adults to be screened at The Not Quite Legal Film Festival in Juneno later than May 15, those selected will be notified by May 29, applications at www.trentonfilmsociety.com
Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club, 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, Joe Matarese, April 10-11Uncle Floyd, April 17-18www.catcharisingstar.com
The Record Collector, 358 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, Raymond the Amish Comic, April 10www.the-record-collector.com
The Stress Factory, 90 Church St., New Brunswick, Ryan Stout, April 9-11, Thu. 8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 8, 10:30 p.m., $15; Doug Stanhope, April 15, 8 p.m., $23; JB Smoove, April 16-18, Thu. 8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 8, 10:30 p.m., $22; 732-545-4242; www.stressfactory.com
ACME Screening Room, 25 S. Union St., Lambertville, Doubt, April 11, 7, 8:50 p.m.; The Reader, April 18, 7, 9:05 p.m.; $5 suggested donation, subtitles available for hearing impaired; 609-397-0275; www.nickelodeonnights.org
Beth El Synagogue, of East Windsor, 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, The Rape of Europa, the epic story of the systematic theft and deliberate destruction of Europe’s art treasures during the Third Reich and WWII, April 19, 7 p.m., free; 609-443-4454; www.bethel.net
County Theater, 20 E. State St., Doylestown, Pa., Spirited Away, April 13www.countytheater.org
Dorothea’s House, 120 John St., Princeton, Un Turco Napoletano, (A Neopolitan Turk), April 19, 3 p.m., free, subtitled in English; www.dorotheashouse.org
Second Chance Cinema, Kresge Auditorium, Princeton University, Starting Out in the Evening, April 13www.princetonadultschool.org
Charity Chess Tournament, Nassau Inn, 10 Palmer Square East, Princeton, to benefit HomeFront’s children’s programs, April 19, 11:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m., players of all ages welcomed, $200 donation inc. four games, lunch, trophies; reg. req.; 609-989-9417; firstname.lastname@example.org
Coalition of Peace Action of Monroe Township, Monroe Township Municipal Building, Municipal Plaza, Monroe, Now That We Have A President Who Is Listening — What Is Our Role?, presented by the Rev. Bob Moore, April 15, 10 a.m., 609-655-9113.
Colonial Clothing Sewing Workshop, Old Barrracks, Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, make your own complete colonial dress, step by step instructions, April 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., basic hand sewing instructions, make apron & handkerchiefFour Views of Trenton, leave from The Contemporary Townhouse Museum, 176 W. State St., Trenton, April 18, offering three tours running from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Trenton’s Art and Artists; Trenton’s Saints and Sinners; Trenton’s Surprise Treasures, $45; and a 2-hour tour Trenton’s Independence and Industrial Revolutions, 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., $20; 215-295-1498; email@example.com
Franklin Township Library, 485 DeMott Lane, Somerset, lectures: Picturing America: an overview of American art on display at the Newark Museum, April 14, 7 p.m.; Plants for Penny Pinchers: tips by Master Gardener, April 18, 2 p.m.; free, res. req.; 732-873-8700; www.franklintwp.org
Green Burials, Erdman Hall, Princeton Theological Seminary, 20 Library Place, Princeton, Mark Harris, author of Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial, speaks on avoiding chemical embalming, fancy and expensive caskets, and elaborate and costly funerals, April 19, 2 p.m., presented by the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Princeton, free; 609-924-3320; www.princetonol.com/groups/fcap/
Historic and Healing Gardens, Historical Society of Princeton trip to Philadelphia to visit two medicinal gardens and two historic homes/gardens, April 23, $100; $90 members; 609-921-6748, ext. 100; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St., Princeton, The Kasztner Train, Emanuel (Manny) Mandel presents an eyewitness account of the daring rescue of almost 1,700 Hungarian Jews during the final stages of the Holocaust, April 19, 7 p.m., free; 609- 921-0100; www.thejewishcenter.org
Jewish Historical Society, The American Jewish Experience Lecture Series: Media Moguls: David Sarnoff, presented by by Harvey Hauptman, Monroe Township Jewish Center, 11 Cornell Drive, Monroe Township, April 13, 10 a.m.; repeated at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, 222 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, April 22, 10:30 a.m., free; 732-249-4894.
Opera NJ, seeking host homes in the area for summer season performers. Time periods the artists are here can vary from three to eight weeks in June and July. Aside from a behind the scene look at the world of professional opera, participants receive four tickets to final dress rehearsal, two tickets to the performance in which your guest appears, an invitation to the opening night party, and recognition in program book. Contact Jennifer 609-799-7700; email@example.com
Passover Sedar, Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing, 268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, April 18, 6 p.m., open to the community – all faiths – anyone interested in learning more about the tradition and its universal meaning, res. req. by April 13, donation of $10/indiv., $15/families to cover seder supplies, potluck dinner follows the service; 609-737-0515; www.uucwc.org
Paul Robeson Walking Tour, Princeton Tour Co., free walking tour highlighting life of Princeton-born actor, singer, scholar in honor of his 111th birthday, April 9, 4-6 p.m., tour begins at 98 Nassau St., Princeton, res. req.; www.princetontourcompany.com
Princeton La Leche League, Princeton Alliance Church, Scudders Mill and Schalks Crossing, Plainsboro, offers breastfeeding support and information for mothers and moms-to-be, April 15, 10 a.m., babies welcome; (609) 799-1302.
Princeton Photography Club, D & R Greenway, Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton, Exploring Relationships: Within, Between and Among Images presented by Hope Proper, April 15, 7:30 p.m., open to public; 732-422-3676; firstname.lastname@example.org
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, The meaning of “white privilege” will be examined in the first of four sessions of solving problems relating to race and similar issues April 13, 7:30 p.m.; Architect Ellen Dunham-Jones speaks on redesigning the suburbs, April 13, 7:30 p.m.; 609-924-8822; www.princetonlibary.org
Princeton Tour Co., D&R Canal Tour, meet at Turning Basin Park, Alexander Road, Princeton, a 7½ mile guided bike ride along the historic D&R towpath, April 18, 10 a.m,-noon, free; www.princetontourcompany.com
Robbinsville High School, 155 Robbinsville-Edinburg Road, Robbinsville, juried craft show to benefit the drama and instrumental music programs featuring over 50 regional artisans, April 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free; 609-448-5466.
South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, Sunday Poetry Reading: Sander Zulauf and Ken Hart, April 19, 2 p.m.; (732) 329-4000, ext 7635.
Trenton2Nite, various venues in Trenton, April 10, art exhibits/openings, 6-9 p.m., Gilmore’s Café, Café Ole, live entertainment: Sue Giles at Trenton Marriott, 5:30-9 p.m., Ghandi’s Poetry Spot, Café International, 7:30 p.m., $8 cover, Say Word!, Maxine’s 2, 8-10 p.m., book reading/opening reception Gallery 125, 7-9 p.m.; Scrabble at Classics Bookstore, 6:30 p.m.-midnight; 609-393-8998, ext. 13; www.trenton-downtown.com
Barnes & Noble, MarketFair, 3535 Route 1 South, West Windsor, meet the author: Walter Mosley, The Long Fall, April 11, 3 p.m.; Megan McCafferty, Perfect Fifths, April 14, 7:30 p.m.; Marc Bloom, Young Runners: The Complete Guide to Healthy Running for Kids from 5 to 18, April 16, 7:30 p.m.; Delaware Valley Poets Featuring Tony Gruenewald and Joseph Longino followed by public open mike, April 13, 7:30 p.m.; 609-716-1570; www.bn.com
Classics Used and Rare Books, 117 S. Warren St., Trenton, meet the author: Trenton author Mark Feffer to discuss and sign his post-apocalyptic novel September, April 11, 2-4 p.m.; National Poetry Month: Chef E and her Cultural Art Expression will perform poetry, music and spoken word followed by an open mike, April 18, 2-4 p.m.; 609-394-8400.
Delaware Valley Poets, Lawrence Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence, workshops, third Wed. 7:30 p.m., bring 12-15 copies of work; Barnes & Noble MarketFair, 3535 Route South, West Windsor; poetry reading, second Mon. 7:30 p.m.; 609-883-5185.
It’s A Grind Coffee House, 7 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, Cultural Art Expression Open Mike, Tue. 6:45-9 p.m.; 609-356-3186; www.cookappeal.com
Gallery 125, 125 S. Warren St., Trenton, reading and reception: Eating Her Wedding Dress: A Collection of Clothing Poems, April 10, 7-9 p.m.; 609-989-9119; www.gallery125.com
Peddie School, Efros Auditorium, Caspersen History House, Hightstown, reading: Paul Watkins reading from work in progress, April 15, 7:30 p.m., free; 609-490-7550.
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, book release for local poet Nancy Scott and her volume of verse One Stands Guard, One Sleeps, April 15Nahid Rachlin author of the memoir Persian Girls, April 16, 7:30 p.m., free; 609-924-9529; www.princetonlibrary.org
Screenwriters Resource Group of Princeton, Support, resource and critique group for screenwriters seeking new members who have written at least one screenplay and are familiar with the screenwriting format, monthly meetings in Princeton; 609-275-4430.
Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton, Registration for spring classes now accepted. Offering a diverse selection of fun and engaging classes in ceramics, painting, writing, drawing, mixed media, photography, digital arts, dance, and drama; see Web for complete list and to registerwww.artscouncilofprinceton.org
Farrington’s Music, Music lessons: piano, guitar, drum, sax, clarinet, voice, flute, trumpet, violin, $28 per half hour; Rock School — play in a rock band. Guitar, bass guitar, drum, keyboard, voice, all ages, all levelsGrounds For Sculpture, 19 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, Spring Adult Workshops: Stone Carving, five weeks beginning April 18Plaster Casting and Sculptural Ceramics, begin in Maywww.groundsforsculpture.org
Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton St., Princeton, three-day Botanical Drawing Workshop featuring botanical artist/illustrator Wendy Hollender, April 17-18, 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $150 members, $180; 609-333-1451.
American Ballroom Co., Enterprise Firehouse, 569 Klockner Road, Hamilton, newcomers dance party, Wed. 7-9 p.m., $10; dance party, Fri. 8-11 p.m., $15; 609-931-0149; www.americanballroomco.com
The Black Cat Tango, Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive, Princeton, Thursday night tango lessons w/Vittoria and Guillermo, through June 25, Thu. 9 p.m., $10; www.theblackcattango.com
Central Jersey Dance Society, Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, Ballroom Blitz, April 11, intermediate fox trot workshop 7 p.m., beginner lesson 7:40 p.m., open dancing 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Jersey Jumpers Swing Dance, April 17, beginner lesson 7:30 p.m., intermediate lesson 8, open dancing 8:30-11:30 p.m.; $12, $8 students with ID; Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive off Route 206, Princeton, Salsa Sensation with beginner Mambo-on-2 lesson with Jose “Papo” Diaz, April 18, 7:30 p.m., followed by open dancing, 8:30-11:30 p.m., $12; www.centraljerseydance.org
Dance Improv, All Saints Church, 16 All Saints Road, Princeton, Dance Jam, April 17, 8-10:15 p.m., $15; (609) 924-3767; www.danceimprov.com
Friday Night Folk Dancing, Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive, Princeton, Fri. 8-11 p.m., lesson, 8-9 p.m., requests, 9-11 p.m. (no partners needed), $5; 908-369-8906; www.princetonfolkdance.org
G&J Studios, 5 Jill Court, Building 14, Suite 15, Hillsborough, Quick Step Workshop, master the character, styling and variations, International and American styles, April 11www.gandjstudios.com
International Arts Collaborative, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton, Salsa lessons w/Jose “Papo” Diaz, proceeds benefit local library’s international music collection, Tuesdays through June 9, beginners 8:30-9:45 p.m., advanced-beginner 7-9:15 p.m., $20/session; www.princetonsalsa.org
Karaoke Dance, American Legion Post 401, 148 Major Road, South Brunswick, April 17, 8:30 p.m., free and open to all, food for purchase; (732) 329-9861.
Montgomery Recreation Ballroom Dance Lessons, Otto Kaufman Community Center Gym, 356 Skillman Road, Skillman, professional dance instructor Candace Woodward-Clough, Wed. April 15-May 13, beginners 7:30 p.m., advanced 8:30 p.m., $110/couple; 609-466-3023.
Princeton Country Dancers, Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive, Princeton, contra dance, April 15, lesson, 7:40 p.m., dancing, 8-10:30 p.m., $7; English country dance, April 11, 8-11 p.m., lesson 7:30, $8; www.princetoncountrydancers.org
Rutgers Dance Social and Competition, College Avenue Gym, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, open public dance w/ performance by professional ballroom dancers, April 17, 7:30 p.m., $20; Rutgers Ballroom Dance Team Competition, April 18, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., free; ballroom.rutgers.edu
Dinnermates and the Entrepreneurs Group, local restaurants, Business and professional singles, 20s through early 40s, dinner at local restaurants, Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; 732-759-2174; www.dinnermates.com
The Princeton Singles, Hike the Canal: meet at Canal Walk parking lot, Route 27, Kingston, April 11, 10 a.m., 609-896-1170, 908-874-5434; Dinner/Dance: Amarone’s, 29 Church St., Windsor, April 11, 7 p.m.,609-585-0897; Easter Sunday Dinner: Lambertville Inn, Bridge Street, Lambertville, April 12, 1:30 p.m., $35 res. req., 908-874-5434; Movie Night: Montgomery Theater, Route 206, Rocky Hill, April 18, 4 p.m., 609-683-4993; Bus Trip to Atlantic City: depart from Forrestal Center, Plainsboro to the Showboat, April 19, 9:30 a.m., $25/$30 casino coupon, 732-329-9470.
Rhythms of the Night, 729 S. Main St., Manville, 40+ singles party, Thu. 8 p.m.-midnight; 908-707-8757.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Bucks County Academy of Fencing, 287 S. Main St., Lambertville, Parent/child beginner fencing course (min. age 8), one-hour class, five-week session (additional classes available upon completion), April 9-May, Thu. 5:30, 7 p.m., $160 adult, $145 child w/parent, child w/o parent; class size ltd.; 215-862-6112; www.bcaf.com
In Balance, 230 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, The Fitness Formula: an Educational Workshop for Women, led by A.C.E. certified instructor, personal trainer and lifestyle fitness coach, April 18, noon-2 p.m., $25, reg. req.; 908-874-6557; www.bodysculptfitness.org
Kathleen Academy of Dance, 411 Route 206, Hillsborough, ongoing Zumba classes, Wed. 10:30 a.m., Fri. 7 p.m., ages 13 and up; 908-359-8888.
Integral Yoga Institute of Princeton, 613 Ridge Road, Suite 110, Monmouth Junction, Raja Yoga Series, in-depth study of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, an ancient Yogic text that shows how to live a yogic lifestyle, Tue. April 14-28, May 12-26, $90; You Can Learn to Meditate: Workshop that explores several techniques for beginners and those who have tried it and would like to go deeper, April 18, 1-3 p.m., $20; teen yoga, Tue. 5:45 p.m.; (732) 274-2410; www.iyiprinceton.org
Krishna Leela Kendra, 13 Briardale Court, Plainsboro, Group kirtan/musical meditation followed by devotee discussion, Sat. 5-5:45 p.m.; (609) 716-9262; www.krishnaleela.org
Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, Montgomery Professional Center, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Montgomery, Classes for a Cause offered free of charge in exchange for cash donations to support African Humanitarian Tour, through May 19Insight Meditation open house, April 18, 1:30-3 p.m., free; drumming workshop, April 18, 6:30 p.m., $15; Rhythm, Dance & Crum Circle, April 18, 8 p.m., $10; see Web for full schedule of offerings; (609) 924-7294; www.princetonyoga.com
St. David’s Episcopal Church, 90 S. Main St., Cranbury, Guided Meditation Group, Tues., 10:30-11:15 a.m., free, all ages and faiths welcome; 609-655-4731; www.stdavidscranbury.com
Volition Wellness Solutions, 864 State Road, Princeton, Shake Your Soul/Yoga Dance, April 18, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $15 (reg. by April 13); (609) 688-8300; www.volitionwellness.com
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, 1635 River Rd., New Hope, Pa., Knowing Native Plants: The Spring Ephemerals, April 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $15; Earth Day Observance/Volunteer Day, April 18, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free, inc. lunch; Spring Bird Walks, Sat. through June 6, 7:30-9:30 a.m.; Guided Wildflower Walk, daily through Oct. 31, 2 p.m. w/admission; 215-862-2924; www.bhwp.org
Duke Farms, 80 Route 206, Hillsborough, The Majestic Orchid, April 16, 9:30 a.m.-noon, $45, reg. req.; 908-722-3700; www.dukefarms.org
Friends for the Marsh, Bird Walk, meet at Spring Lake, Roebling Park, Sewell Avenue, Hamilton, April 18, 8-11:30 a.m., led by Lou Beck, John Maret and Charles Leck, 732-821-8310; Earth Day Crosswicks Creek Clean-Up by Canoe/Kayak, meet at Bordentown beach, April 19, 8 a.m., confirmation req., George and Leona Fluck, 609-259-3734.
Kingston Greenways, Kingston Firehouse, 6 Heathcote Road, Kingston, annual meeting and program: Bats Of New Jersey — Please Don’t Let Us Be Misunderstood!, April 16, 7:30 p.m., free; 609-750-1821; Annual Earth Day Cleanup, meet at Cook Natural Area Parking Lot, Heathcote Road and Division Street, Kingston, April 19, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., bags, gloves and safety vests provided, boots, hats and long pants recommended
New Jersey Audubon Society, Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road, Cranbury, Nature Wellness Walk, April 11Birding field trip: Allendale Celery Farm, April 11, 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m.; Celebrate Earth Day: a day filled with hikes, programs, and educational offerings, sales on birdhouses, bat-houses, assorted bird and butterfly feeders and nature books, April 18, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., fee for each program: $3/members; Trail Crew (no fee) 1-3 p.m.; 609-897-9400; njaudubon.org/centers/plainsboro/
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, 31 Titus Mill Road, Hopewell, Tiny Tot Walk, April 17, 10 a.m., ages 18-36 months w/adult, $10 per child, $7 members; 609-737-7592; www.thewatershed.org
Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center, Titusville, Greener Today For A Greener Tomorrow, all age celebration of Earth Day: learn about recycling and renewable energy through games and crafts, stations on the state’s different environments, April 18, rain or shine, noon-4:30 p.m., free; Solar Observation, view magnetic sun storms safely through special filters on two telescopes, April 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m., all ages, clear skies req., free; reg. req., free; 609-737-0609.
The Arts, 21 Risler St. Stockton, now registering for full- and half-day summer camp programs, ages 4-12 and teens; weekly camps run July-Aug.; 609-773-0207; www.theartsstockton.com
Arts Council of Princeton, Summer Arts and Drama Camp, weekly day camp offers half- and full-day sessions of art and drama in three age groups, (5-6, 7-9 and 10-12 years) classes at Princeton Junior School, Fackler Road, Lawrence; also teen and pre-teen classes at Paul Robeson Center, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton, scheduled both daytime, evenings, and Saturdays, scholarships for qualified studentswww.artscouncilofprinceton.org
Bounce U, 410 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor, a fun, safe place to bounce and play on giant inflatables, Pre-School Playdates Mon.,Wed.,Fri. 10-11:30 a.m. and Tue., Thu. 12:30-2 p.m.; All Age Bounce Tue. 4 p.m.; Family Bounce Wed. 6 p.m., res. sugg.; 609-443-5867; www.bounceu.com
Classics Used and Rare Books, 117 South Warren, Trenton, Kid’s Book Club: children’s author Laurie Triefeldt to read from World of Wonder, children bring favorite book on rain to be read, crafts, free books to all participating children, April 18, noon-2 p.m.; 609-394-8400.
Hopewell Valley Children’s Theatre, Hopewell Valley Central High School, 259 Pennington Titusville Rd, Pennington, five-week, half-day, summer performing arts program; Junior Program (grades 1-5), Willy Wonka, Jr., meets daily 9:30 a.m.-noon; Senior Program (grades 6-9), Cinderella-The Enchanted Version, meets daily 1-4 p.m.; June 25 through performance dates July 31-Aug. 1www.hvct.org
Jaztabal Dance, 650 Route 206, Bordentown, ballet and tap class for 3-year-olds, introduction to dance for young dancers with fun activities, kids learn the fundamentals of dance while having fun in a non-threatening, supportive environmentwww.jaztabal.com
Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, The Frog Prince, April 25, 2, 4 p.m, $10, $8 seniors/students/children; 609-570-3333; www.kelseytheatre.net
Massage for babies, In four weekly classes learn how to massage your baby and see wonderful results. Each one-hour class includes relaxation techniques, instruction in massage strokes, parenting tips, discussion and enjoyable time sharing ideas and concerns with other parents. Spring classes begin soonMcCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, April 18, 3 p.m. They Might Be Giants, family show, April 18, 3 p.m.; $20; 609-258-2787; www.mccarter.org
Opera New Jersey, McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, Explorations in Opera Summer Camp: The Mikado, theater games, learn production jobs, meet professionals, create scenes, July 6-10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $350; 609-799-7700, ext. 103; www.opera-nj.org/learn/youth_camp.html
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St. Princeton, Early Elizabethan Music, music of the medieval world comes alive in this program, the third in a series designed to bring the era’s music to life, April 26, 3:30 p.m.; 609-924-9529.
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, Art for Families: American Art: talk and activity (age 5-9 and family), talk and Scavenger Hunt: America’s Facebook, Princeton Public Library and Princeton University Art Museum invite children and their families to a scavenger hunt throughout the museum’s American Art collection. Take a closer look to find faces of famous and not-so-famous Americans inside the art. Once the scavenger hunt is completed, a small art project will available for families to do together at the museum or take home, April 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 609-258-9220; www.princeton.edu.utickets
South Brunswick Family YMCA, 329 Culver Road, Monmouth Junction, Healthy Kids Day Fair: games, activities and products relating to healthy kids and families, bike safety, healthy snacks and more, April 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free; 732-329-1150.
State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, Elmo Makes Music, through April 13, Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m., Sat. 2, 5:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., $14-$20; Milk & Cookies Series: free interactive theater series for ages three-eight and their families: Turtle Shell, An African Folktale, April 18, 10 a.m., noon, reg. req.; 732-246-7469; www.statetheatrenj.org