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May 2018

Sunday Stories at the Princeton Public Library

May 27 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children.

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Artists’ Round Table: featuring artists from The Princeton Festival’s production of Madama Butterfly

May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Cooper Room at the Erdman Center, Princeton Theological Seminary, 20 Library Place
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Artists from the opera and production staff of The Princeton Festival’s upcoming production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly will share their personal experiences with the audience during this refreshing and stimulating forum. Hear the pleasures and perils faced both on stage and off, as the artists bring the opera to life for its opening performance. The Artists’ Round Table offers a rare opportunity to meet the performing artists up close and hear in their own voice how they develop their roles, interpretations,…

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Lecture | Musical Comedy in Ancient Rome: The Genius of Titus Maccius Plautus

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Princeton University Professor Denis Feeney discusses how Plautus’ works from the 2nd century BC anticipated modern musical comedy, such as this year’s Princeton Festival musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The lecture is free and open to the public and co-sponsored by The Princeton Festival and the Princeton Public Library.

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June 2018

1st and 3rd Youth Groups

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

HiTOPS, Inc at 21 Wiggins Street hosts 1st and 3rd Youth Groups.  A safe space for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies, this group meets on the first and third Saturdays of every month from 1:00-3:00 PM in the HiTOPS Teen Center.

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Lecture | Madama Butterfly: Beauty in Betrayal

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Windsor Branch Library, 333 North Post Rd
Princeon Jct, 08550 United States
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Rider University Professor Timothy Urban discusses the music and plot of Puccini’s beloved opera Madama Butterfly. This lecture is free and open to the public, and sponsored by The Princeton Festival and the West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library.

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4th Annual Ralph Copleman Neighborhood Bike Ride

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Lawrence High School, 2525 Princeton Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 United States
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Hosted by Sustainable Lawrence and Lawrence Township Open Space Committee, the annual bike ride to celebrate the life of Ralph Copleman, a local environmental advocate and the founder and executive director of Sustainable Lawrence. The ride will take place on June 3 from 10 a.m. to  noon. The free, family friendly, eight-mile bike ride loops through the parks, neighborhoods, and trails in south Lawrence. The ride will begin and end in the Lawrence High School/Middle School parking lot, 2491 Princeton Pike. The…

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LECTURE  |  AN OPERA COMPOSER’S APPROACH TO STORYTELLING

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Composer Andrew Lovett discusses how opera’s combination of vocal and instrumental music structures and deepens a story. This lecture is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by The Princeton Festival and The Princeton Public Library.  

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Princeton Festival Preview

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Singers perform and directors discuss the Festival's June 2018 productions of Madama Butterfly and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. This popular annual event is free and open to the public.

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Shabbat Katan

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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Shabbat Katan is a monthly service designed for Preschool/Kindergarten-aged children and their families. Warm and spirited, this interactive Shabbat experience will include stories, prayers, songs, and a brief Torah reading. Stay for Shabbat Katan lunch and get to meet other families with little ones. Bring your friends, everyone is welcome!   Questions? Email us: ybermano@thejewishcenter.org

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Lecture | Madama Butterfly Goes to Paris; Isabella Stewart Gardner Goes to Japan

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Marianne Grey, Princeton University Art Museum Docent, discusses the West’s embrace of all things Japanese in the decades preceding Madama Butterfly. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by The Princeton Festival and Princeton Public Library.

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Lecture | Madama Butterfly: Beauty in Betrayal

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

Rider University Professor Timothy Urban discusses the music and plot of Puccini’s beloved opera Madama Butterfly. This lecture is free and open to the public, and sponsored by The Princeton Festival and the Princeton Public Library.

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Comedy Show with comedian Jeff Harms

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Stone Hill Church of Princeton, 1025 Bunn Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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The Stone Hill Arts Series presents a comedy show. Jeff Harms will entertain the audience with humor and a bit of improv in a coffee house-like setting. It's a perfect way to relax on a Saturday night Free admission; enjoy complimentary light refreshments during the show. Stone Hill Church, June 16 at 7 p.m.

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Poetry Reading | Butterfly and Cio Cio-san in Mari Kashiwagi’s poetic world

June 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Award-winning Japanese poet Mari Kashiwagi will read the “Butterfly” poems she wrote for this season’s Princeton Festival production of Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly.  The event is free and open to the public. It  begins at 11:30 a.m. with a "Book Brunch"  followed by the poetry reading and a discussion with her translator, Takako Lento, at noon.     

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Discussion | Cross-Cultural Challenges in Opera

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Steven LaCosse, Director of The Princeton Festival's production of Madama Butterfly, and CJ Ru, Princeton Festival Operations Manager, will discuss some of the issues facing directors when they present operas from a culture different from the culture where the opera is being performed, including issues such as variations in the text, casting, and choice of set and costumes.

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Arts Council of Princeton Summer Concert Series

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 23, 2018

Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St
Princeton, 08540
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The Arts Council of Princeton, in partnership with the Princeton Shopping Center, presents the Summer Courtyard Concert Series every Thursday from June 21 through August 23 at the Princeton Shopping Center. The series is free and open to the public. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, grab dinner in the shopping center, and enjoy the music. Thursday, June 21 – Dirk Quinn Band. Dirk Quinn is the guitarist for a high energy funk/jazz band based out of Philadelphia that travels…

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Lecture | More About What’s BAROQUE About Baroque Music?

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Early Music musician and specialist John Burkhalter discusses Baroque music and instruments. The Baroque period is when the solo and trio sonata became a fixed form, the orchestra was born, opera blossomed, and the concerto gave virtuoso soloists the chance to show off in style. Learn more about music and instruments from the Age of the Baroque. This lecture will focus on pieces being presented during The Princeton Festival's 2018 season and is free and open to the public.  This event…

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Sun 27

Intro to Permaculture

May 27 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 27

Meditation for Beginners

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sun 27

Carillon Concert at Princeton University

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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