Events in Princeton This Week

Looking for things to do in Princeton this week? Here's our roundup of local events.



Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, the Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, will give Robertson Hall, Princeton University, 4:30 p.m. 

Featuring Victor Cha, whose book, "The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future," was published in April 2012. Friend Center Room 006, Princeton University, 4:30 p.m.

The Princeton High Boys Basketball program will host its fifth annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Prepared by Alfonso’s Restaurant, the meal will include spaghetti marinara with meatballs, rigatoni, penne with vegetables, mixed greens salad, bread, drinks and dessert. There will also be games, t-shirt sales, music and party boards, Cafeteria, Princeton High School, 5:30 p.m.



Private chef and caterer Erika Elizabeth demonstrates simple vegan dishes at Flavors of PrincetonCommunity Room, Princeton Public Library, Community Room, 10 a.m. 

 a documentary following a Ugandan journalist who investigates how patients often must seek care outside of an underfunded and overburdened public system. Desperate for help, patients are turning to an unregulated private health sector, where services are accessible, but at a significant cost. When patients cannot pay their medical bills, doctors are resorting to imprisoning them. Robertson Hall, Princeton University, 4:30 p.m. 

Historian and award-winning novelist Author Daniel Stashower discusses his book “The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War,” which details how a plot to assassinate a newly elected Abraham Lincoln was thwarted by Allan Pinkerton, America’s first private eye, Community Room, Princeton Public Library, 7 p.m. 

Recently renamed "The Abbott Marshlands", this crossroads of Native American activity proves a treasure trove, archaeologically. D&R Greenway Land Trust, 7 p.m. 

Bill Achuff of Princeton Macintosh Users Group discusses The 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, which featured more than 3,000 exhibitors showcased a wide range of innovative products this year. Bill will share with us the unique, emerging and maturing technologies he's recently seen, and what others have seen, that will become part of our lives in the years ahead, Princeton Theological Seminary, 7:30 p.m. 

The concert will include a Divertimento by Mozart and one by Bartók. In between those two works, every string player with an instrument in tow will be invited to perform with ECCO. Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 7:30 p.m.  



Film screening and discussion: Ladies Turn. The film shows the determination of Senegalese women to play soccer and forge a new path in society, Followed by a discussion with the film's director and a founding member of Ladies' Turn. Robertson Hall, Bowl 016, Princeton University, 4:30 p.m. 

Cornerstone Community Kitchen invites everyone for a free hot meal and fellowship at Princeton United Methodist Church, 5-6:30 p.m. 

Film: Looking for Lincoln. Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. pieces together Lincoln’s complex life with input from re-enactors, relic hunters, past presidents, Lincoln scholars and historians. Community Room, Princeton Public Library, 7 p.m. 



Winter Farmers and Crafters Market features locally made products, such as artisanal cheeses and honey from farmers and the works of many craftspeople. Community Room, Princeton Public Library, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Historical Society of Princeton. Bainbridge House will offer free admission on Valentine’s Day. Preview the new exhibit, We Love Princeton: Stories from the Street, and enjoy some sweet treats, Noon to 4 p.m. 

Princeton University Art Museum presents Spheres of Influence: Merce Cunningham and Robert Rauschenberg. Start in the Marquand Mather gallery and view a selection of paintings, drawings, and prints from the 1960s and 1970s, including works that Rauschenberg created for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. At 7 p.m., enjoy a dance performance and live music, followed by a panel discussion, 6:30 p.m. 

Cupid's Arrow: Personal Stories of the Mystery of Romance. Hear tales of true love, love at first sight, and love gone terribly wrong. You can retell memories of the moment when love struck you blind (and the terrifying consequences that followed.) Or come prepared with a story of love in any other form: unrequited love, lost in the throes of love, or love and its terrible end, Community Room, Princeton Public Library, 7 p.m. 

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