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Princeton Weekend Guide: Jan. 18-20

Looking for things to do this weekend? Here's our roundup of fun and interesting events.

 

Friday

Home School Week at the Princeton University Art Museum. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  for self-guided, interactive tours followed by related art projects. Free.  

Princeton Public Library begins its Musicals Through the Decades Weekend. Film: Top Hat, starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and songs by Irving Berlin, begins at 1 p.m. An American in Paris, starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, begins at 7 p.m. Free, Community Room. 

On Pointe: Behind the Music at Princeton Ballet School. American Repertory Ballet will present the premiere of Douglas Martin’s Rite of Spring, set to Stravinsky’s score.  Tonight, ARB Artistic Director Douglas Martin and guest lecturer Maestro Michael Pratt will discuss this ballet’s music and history. Free, 5:15 p.m. 

In Search of Owls: Presentation & Night Hike. Begin the evening indoors with a Naturalist-led presentation, who will introduce you to owls, their calls and adaptations.  After a night hike in search of the nocturnal raptors, warm up indoors with a hot beverage.  Appropriate for adults and families with children 6 and older. Dress warmly, boots recommended.  Registration is required. 7 p.m., $10

a concert celebrating Schiede's 99th birthday. Featuring English Chamber Orchestra with onductor Mark Laycock, $35, 7:30 p.m. 

Outer Bridge CD Release Concert at the Arts Council of Princeton. Outer Bridge is a high energy group with an sound based in jazz, afro-beat, afro-cuban rhythm and funk. $10/$8 ACP members, students and seniors. $10, 8 p.m.

McCarter Theatre opens A DELICATE BALANCE a play By Edward Albee and directed by Emily Mann. Agnes and Tobias’ precarious suburban lives are shaken when they find themselves facing unexpected houseguests—who plan to stay indefinitely, 8 p.m. 

 

Saturday

Princeton Public Library continues its Musicals Through the Decades Weekend. Film : Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel, begins at 11 a.m. Film: “West Side Story”, starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer, begins at 1 p.m. Film: Newsies, starring Christian Bale, Bill Pullman and Robert Duval, begins at 4 p.m. Free, Community Room. 

Vedat Karadag presents “A Tribal and Village Rug Tour of Turkey.” Karadag is a Turkish rug and textile expert as well as an experienced leader of specialized tours to Turkey and Central Asia. A "show and tell" will follow the program, and attendees are encouraged to bring Turkish pieces to share with the group and for Vedat to comment upon. Free, 2 p.m. 

McCarter Theatre presents A DELICATE BALANCE a play By Edward Albee and directed by Emily Mann. Agnes and Tobias’ precarious suburban lives are shaken when they find themselves facing unexpected houseguests—who plan to stay indefinitely, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

 

Sunday

Princeton Public Library continues its Musicals Through the Decades Weekend. Film: Grease, starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, begins at 1 p.m. Film: Mama Mia, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Amanda Seyfried, begins at 4 p.m. Free, Community Room. 

McCarter Theatre presents A DELICATE BALANCE a play By Edward Albeeand directed by Emily Mann. Agnes and Tobias’ precarious suburban lives are shaken when they find themselves facing unexpected houseguests—who plan to stay indefinitely, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

 

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