Friday, Oct. 21
Princeton University Orchestra, Princeton University Department of Music – Music of Verdi, Sibelius, and Ney Rosauro. Ruth Ochs conducts. Richardson Auditorium, 8 p.m. Tickets $15.
Trio Velez and Andy Akiho Group at the new Infini-T Cafe – Trio Velez with Brazilian and Latin jazz, then Andy Akiho Group follows. 4 Hulfish Street (formerly the site of the Underground Cafe), starts at 8 p.m. Free.
Phaedra Backwards, McCarter Theatre – World premiere of Marina Carr’s new adaptation of the classic myth, directed by Emily Mann. Matthews Theatre, $20 and up, 8 p.m. www.mccarter.org
Saturday, Oct. 22
Chocolate for Memory: Practical Strategies for Caregivers – The Princeton Senior Resource Center will host a panel and discussion to address the issues faced the family caregivers and practical solutions. The event will be held at the Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton St. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30, followed by a keynote address by Tracey Vause-Earland, director of Jefferson University’s Skills2Care program. Throughout the morning there will be opportunities to meet with the professionals and local providers of services to older adults and people with disabilities. The program will end following lunch at 12:30. There is no cost for attendance, but pre-registration is appreciated if possible. You can still register at www.princetonsenior.org .
Liszt Festival Performances, Westminster Choir College – Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt’s birth, a lecture about Liszt and his life presented by piano faculty member James Goldsworthy and a concert featuring Liszt’s well known works. Post concert reception with a Hungarian flavor follows in the playhouse, Bristol Chapel, 101 Walnut Lane, 6:30 p.m. $15.
Tyne Daly, McCarter Theatre – Opening of cabaret series. Winner of Emmy and Tony awards, Tyne Daly is known for her powerhouse vocals featuring Broadway songs. Berlind Theatre, 91 University Place, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40, $48, standing room only tickets $15. www.mccarter.org, 7:30 p.m.
Phaedra Backwards, McCarter Theatre -World premiere of Marina Carr’s new adaptation of the classic myth, directed by Emily Mann. Matthews Theatre, 91 University Place, Tickets $20 and up., www.mccarter.org, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Note: Special event in relation to the performance – “In Conversation: Trauma, Myth, and Memory” discussion at 4:30 pm, (immediately following the 3:00 pm performance) will feature Dr. Melissa Sihra, professor of Theatre and Gender Studies at Trinity College, Dublin, Father David Cregan, professor of Theatre and English at Villanova U., and Dr. Brooke Holmes, Assistant Professor of Classics at Princeton U. Talk is free and open to the public (not just ticket holders).
Sunday, October 23
W.A. Mozart, Princeton Pro Musica – Mass in C minor with soloists Rochelle Ellis and Sarah Pelletier, sopranos; Steven Brennfleck, tenor; and Charles Wesley Evans, bass. Conducted by Frances Fowler Slade. At the Meadow Center, Princeton Presbyterian Church, 545 Meadow Road in West Windsor, 3 p.m. Tickets $25 to $55., www.princetonpromusica.org.
Celebration Concert in honor of Princeton Young Achievers, Princeton YMCA -Refreshments followed by concert featuring Minister William D. Carter III offering gospel, classical, and contemporary music. Gabe Greenwood, a student at John Witherspoon Middle School, joins him with songs and raps. YMCA all-purpose room, Paul Robeson Place, 4 p.m., $12.
South Asian Film Festival, Arts Council of Princeton – Benefit for a chemotherapy center for children at Rangadore Hospital in India. Screening of three films from 2-5 p.m., $20 donation. Reception with wine and Indian hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. followed by screening of a full-length feature film, meet and greet with film directors, $75.
Annual Friends Book Sale, Princeton Public Library – One of the best used book sales in the region, runs Friday-Sunday. This year’s sale includes books in the fields of economics and psychology donated by Nobel Laureate in economics Daniel Kahneman, vintage children’s book, old and unusual volumes dating to the 18th century, and vintage and first-edition volumes. Proceeds benefit the library. Hours 1-5:30 p.m., half price last day, with bag sale from 3-5:30 p.m., $5 per bag.
Phaedra Backwards, McCarter Theatre -World premiere of Marina Carr’s new adaptation of the classic myth, directed by Emily Mann. Matthews Theatre, 91 University Place, Tickets $20 and up., www.mccarter.org, 2 p.m. “Dialogue on Drama” talk with Artistic Director Emily Mann at approx. 3:30 pm, immediately following the 2:00 pm performance. Talk open to the public (not just ticket holders).