Through Dec. 4
Art exhibit at MCCC gallery
The Gallery at Mercer County Community College hosts “The Ice Next Time: Textiles and Artifacts of Dark Age North America (2026-2280),” a science fiction-inspired textile show by artist Stephen Hendee.
The show features textiles, clothing and artifacts with explanatory panels next to each piece providing a narrative of doom, social upheaval and civilization’s return.
Nov. 17, the artist will be on campus for two events. From noon to 1 p.m., Mr. Hendee will present a lecture, titled “Future Imperfect,” in the Communications Building, Room 109. He will talk about his artwork in relation to the science fiction genre as a subtext for cultural issues both past and present.
Later in the day, the gallery will host a reception with the artist from 5 to 7 p.m.
Both events are free and open to the public. The show is curated by Stephen Hendee with MCCC faculty members Lucas Kelly and Dylan Wolfe.
The gallery is on the second floor of the Communications Building on the college’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Exhibit hours are Mon.-Wed. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information, go to www.mccc.edu/gallery or call 609-570-3589.
Nov. 21-Jan. 3
’Little Women’ at Off-Broadstreet Theatre
Off-Broadstreet Theatre in Hopewell is presenting a musical of Little Women for a holiday season run, Nov. 21 through Jan. 3.
In the show, Jo tells the tale of the young March sisters, their Marmee, stern Aunt March, the handsome neighbor Laurie and his stern grandfather, the intriguing professor and the dashing John Brooke, captivating audiences as she spins each scene of her story. Determined to become a writer, Jo’s imagination is at its best when she escapes to the family attic creating her tales. The others are called upon to help bring her stories to life.
The show features a book by Allen Knee, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Midi Dickstein. Audience will follows the March girls as they journey through the world, Melissa Rittman plays Joe; Sarah Whiteford plays Meg; Elizabeth Rzasa plays Beth and Ally Hern plays Amy.
Performances are Fri.-Sat. at 8 p.m. with doors opening for dessert at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. with doors opening for dessert at 1:30 p.m. There are no performances Christmas weekend, but there will be a New Year’s Eve show. Admission costs $29.50 through $31.50. There is a senior rate of $27 for Sunday performances, and a student rate of $15. For more information, go to www.off-broadstreet.com or call 609-466-2766.
‘Miracle on 34th St.’ at Kelsey
Kelsey Theatre will welcome in the holiday season with M&M Stage Production’s presentation of the musical, Miracle on 34th Street, Nov. 22-30.
Based on the classic 1947 movie, the story follows Doris Walker (played by Sally Page), an executive at Macy’s Department Store and the single mother of 6-year-old Susan (Aanya Menon).
Doris has decided not to fill her daughter’s head with silly notions — like believing in Santa Claus. When Macy’s hires a new Santa (Seldon Bruce Zeff) for the holiday season, he is almost too good at his job as he listens to the dreams of little boys and girls. Could he possibly be the real Kris Kringle? Once the courts get involved, Santa’s fate and the very future of Christmas hang in the balance. “Miracle on 34th Street“ is a heart-warming tale of love and faith that will make a believer out of everyone! The show is directed by Tom Bessellieu and produced by Mike Almstedt and Mike DiIorio, with musical direction by Charlie Demets and choreography by Laura Ghaffoor Murey.
Performances are Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the campus of Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. Tickets cost $18, $16 seniors, $14 students/children. For tickets and information, go to www.kelseytheatre.net or call 609-570-3333.
YMCA crafters’ marketplace returns
The YWCA Princeton’s annual crafters’ marketplace weekend is returning for its 41st year, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane in Princeton.
The Crafters’ Marketplace, an upscale craft show, is a juried event that showcases crafters and artisans that have passed a strict jury process with the goal of offering high-quality merchandise for shoppers to choose from including distinctive jewelry, clay/porcelain, artwork, wood, glass objects, mixed media, trendy adult and children’s fashions, and gourmet foods.
The show offers shoppers an opportunity to interact with artisans and learn more about their work. A large part of the appeal is almost all the items are handcrafted and most merchants are able to accommodate special holiday requests. For those looking to support the local business community, this event is one of the best ways to do so.
Admission costs $8 ($12 for a two-day pass), $6 seniors/children under 16 ($10 for a two-day pass. Net proceeds from Crafters’ Marketplace benefit the Pearl Bates Scholarship Fund, which enables members of the community in need to participate in YWCA programs and services, including nursery school, swim classes, arts and crafts, after-school programs, English as a Second Language, adult education programs, dance, and summer camps.
No strollers are allowed For more information, go to www.craftersmarketplace.org or call 609-497-2100, ext. 380.
Through Dec. 4