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Princeton Weekend Guide: Nov. 30- Dec. 2

Looking for things to do around Princeton this weekend? Here's our roundup of what's going on.

 

Friday

Princeton University presents 'The Trials of Mikhail Khodorkovsky: A Symposium on Russia and the Rule of Law." The day will focus on Khodorkovsky, who was imprisoned and nis now the country's best-known political prisoner, serving a 13-year sentence. A screening of Khodorkovsky,' a documentary, begins at 4 p.m. followed by a discussion with the film's writer and director, 1:30 p.m. 

The Arts Council of Princeton presents the opening reception for Sauce for the Goose, the annual arts and crafts sale featuring paintings, drawings, ceramics, glasswork, holiday ornaments, greeting cards, art, photography, jewelry, hats, and scarves, 5 to 8 p.m. 

The Kelsey Players and the Tomato Patch present "Twas the Night Before Christmas" at Mercer County Community College, 7 p.m. 

  a concert of baroque music, featuring 18th century Italian instrumental sonatas and Baroque opera arias.  Pre-concert talk at 7:30 p.m., concert at 8 p.m.  

Westminster Opera Theater presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Benjamin Britten's setting of Shakespeare's comedy- a fully staged production with orchestra, 8 p.m. 

 

Saturday

Princeton Girlchoir participates in Benefit Day at Barnes and Noble, featuring concerts and storytimes, all day.

Whisper your Christmas wishes to Santa at Morven Museum & Garden. Enjoy cookies, milk, and holiday crafts. Reservations required by callingl 609-924-8144 x106 or emailing msheridan@morven.org, 10 a.m.  

6k Winter Wonder Run Trail Race: an easy to moderate trail run through the woods adjacent to the Institute for Advanced Studies and Princeton Friends School. This is a good run for people new to trail running, 10 a.m. 

The Kelsey Players and the Tomato Patch present "Twas the Night Before Christmas" at Mercer County Community College, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. 

Princeton Symphony Orchestra's Bravo! Wind Trio presents an interactive program at the Princeton Public Library. Members of the Symphony will showcase instruments such as the oboe, bassoon and clarinet in a program suitable for all ages. 2 p.m.

The Westminster Concert Bell Choir celebrates a German Christmas, 4 p.m. 

The Princeton Singers present "A Child's Christmas in Wales,", a traditional telling of the Dylan Thomas’s classic tale of holiday-time in Wales. Narrated by Congressman Rush Holt. Music includes traditional holiday favorites and carols, 6 p.m. 

Princeton University Art Museum . All proceeds will be given to charity to promote HIV/AIDS-related research and awareness, 6:30 p.m. 

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Indie Music Night Holiday Show, featuring Sarah Donner, Kagero, and Artstar, 7 p.m.

Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble presents a "Tribute to Thad Jones" featuring the Ralph Bowen Quartet with the Concert Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m. 

Westminster Opera Theater Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream presents Benjamin Britten's setting of Shakespeare's comedy- a fully staged production with orchestra, 8 p.m. 

 

Sunday

Princeton United Methodist Church will host a talk that examines the ideas and issues in  9:30 a.m.  

The Kelsey Players and the Tomato Patch present "Twas the Night Before Christmas" at Mercer County Community College, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. 

Princeton University presents its Advent Concert, featuring 'Saint Nicolas' by Benjamin Britten. Features the Chapel Choir and Orchestra, 2:30 p.m. 

The Westminster Concert Bell Choir celebrates a German Christmas, 4 p.m. 

McCarter Theatre presents "A Christmas Carol," the story of Ebenezer Scrooge's journey of Christmas past, present and future that embodies the peace and goodwill of the season, 5:30 p.m. 

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