What’s happening in central Jersey this weekend and beyond (November 5-11)

WHAT IS HAPPENING? Here’s a small sample of the area’s events – some in person, some online – that you might want to check out in the coming days.

Dream of May will present “Croquet – a rock opera inspired by Alice in Wonderland” on Saturday November 6th at the West Windsor Arts Center in West Windsor.Getty Images / iStockphoto

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EWING BFA Professional Practice Senior Solo Shows, “I am Women” by Lauren Schweighardt and “Little Dreams, Big Nightmares” by Joe Om, until November 14; and “Thread,” works by Jim Denomie, Maria Dumlao and Jessica Wimbley based on late 19th-century moments in American history, through December 9. The College of New Jersey, Art and Interactive Multimedia Building, 2000 Pennington Road. tcnj.edu, 609-771-2198.

HAMILTON “Bruce Beasley 60 Years Retrospective, 1960-2020”, 62 indoor and outdoor works, until January 9. Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way. Groundsforsculpture.org, 609-586-0616.

NEW BRUNSWICK “Angela Davis – Seize the Time”, more than 250 objects centered on the life and image of the activist, until June 15. “Microcosm of Mexico”, 100 woodcuts by Jose Guadalupe Posada, until March 31. Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Rutgers University, Campus College Avenue, 71 Hamilton St. zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu, 848-932-7237.

PLAINSBORO “New beginnings – re-emergence”, exhibition of works in various media by 13 members of the artists’ groups of Plainsboro, until November 27. Plainsboro Public Library, 9 Van Doren Street lmxac.org/plainsboro, 609-275-2897.

PRINCETON “At the still point of the revolving world,” exhibition of drawings and works on paper by Anne Gilman, until December 17. Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery, Princeton Day School, 650 Great Road. pds.org/the-arts/anne-reid-gallery, 609-924-6700.

“In the realm of nature”, works by Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh, until January 9. Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton St. morven.org, 609-924-8144.

“Talk to me,” paintings by longtime friends and collaborators Janet Filomeno and Katherine Parker, through November 20. Princeton Arts Council, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St. artscouncilofprinceton.org, 609-924-8777.

TRENTON “Treasures of Trenton”, retrospective exhibition of watercolors by Marge Chavooshian and Robert Sakson, until November 14. “The Stacy-Trent Hotel,” historical exhibition, until November 28. Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park. ellarslie.org, 609-989-3632.

“Enter tomorrow” Trenton TRANSITional Art Project, until November 20. artwork, 19 Everett Alley. artworkstrenton.org, 609-394-9436.

NOV. 5

LAMBERTVILLE “Stillness / Movement” paintings by Jane Adriance and Debbie Pisacreta, until December 5; Opening, 4 pm-7pm. November 6. Artists Gallery, 18 Bridge St. lambertvillearts.com, 609-397-4588.

PRINCETON “Perspectives on preservation – Capturing the mountain lakes reserve from near and from above”, Opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the exhibition of photos entered in the Friends of Princeton Open Space nature photo competition, which runs until December 6, Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon St. fopos.org.

NOV. 6

NEW BRUNSWICK “Painting in excess – The renewal of the art of Kiev, 1985-1993”, until March 30. Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Rutgers University, Campus College Avenue, 71 Hamilton St. zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu, 848-932-7237.

Surrealism analogy

“Analog Surrealism,” an exhibition of works by digital artist Phillip McConnell, opens Monday, November 8 at the James Kerney Campup at Mercer County Community College in Trenton.jkcgallery.online

NOV. 8

TRENTON “Analog surrealism”, works by digital artist Phillip McConnell, until December 4. Reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on November 8. The James Kerney Campus Gallery, Mercer County Community College, Trenton Hall Annex, 137 N. Broad St. jkcgallery.online, 609-586-4800.


NOV. 5

NEW BRUNSWICK Randy Rainbow, The Pink Glasses Tour Musical Parody Concert, 7:30 p.m., State Theater New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave. $ 45- $ 165. stnj.org, 732-246-7469.

WINDSOR WEST Sean Morton, 7:30 p.m., also November 6, 7:30 p.m. Attend the Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center Drive. $ 23.69. catcharisingstar.com, 609-987-8018.

Literary / Books

NOV. 5

PRINCETON “The moth” storytelling, 8 p.m., McCarter Theater Center, Matthews Theater, 91 University Place. $ 40- $ 60. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

NOV. 9

PRINCETON Chen Chen, Readings by Poet and Senior Creative Writing Program, 5 p.m., Princeton University, Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts Complex, 122 Alexander St. arts.princeton.edu, 609-258-1500. Registration required.


NOV. 5

WING TCNJ Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., The College of New Jersey, Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall, 2000 Pennington Road. $ 5- $ 18. tcnj.edu, 609-771-1855.

HOPE Chris Pierce, 8 p.m., Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave. $ 30- $ 37. Hopewelltheater.com, 609-466-1964.

NOV. 6

LAURENT Choir of Westminster Chapel and Schola Cantorum of Westminster, “A Time for Healing”, 7:30 p.m., Rider University, Gill Memorial Chapel, 2083 Lawrenceville Road (Route 206). $ 15 to $ 20. rider.edu/arts, 609-896-7775.

PRINCETON Shake & Holla, 8 p.m., McCarter Theater Center, Matthews Theater, 91 University Place. $ 40 to $ 55. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

WINDSOR WEST Dream of Maya, “Croquet – a rock opera inspired by” Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland “, 7 pm, West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road at Princeton Junction. $ 20 to $ 25. westwindsorarts.org, 609-919-1982.

NOV. 7

HOPE Kat Wright, 7 p.m., Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave. $ 30- $ 35. Hopewelltheater.com, 609-466-1964.

LAURENT Westminster Williamson Voices Treble Ensemble, Voices of Light, 7:30 p.m., Rider University, Gill Memorial Chapel, 2083 Lawrenceville Road (Route 206). $ 15 to $ 20. rider.edu/arts, 609-896-7775.

NEW BRUNSWICK The temptations and the four peaks, 7 p.m., State Theater New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave. $ 55- $ 95. stnj.org, 732-246-7469.

PRINCETON “Bucket list” free program of favorite works of faculty members at the Westminster Conservatory, 3 p.m., Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Bristol Chapel, Hamilton Avenue and Walnut Lane. rider.edu/arts, 609-921-2663.

New Jersey Youth Symphony

The New Jersey Youth Symphony will present “An American Salute” at 3 pm on Sunday, November 7 at the War Memorial in Trenton.New Jersey Youth Symphony

TRENTON New Jersey Youth Symphony, “An American Salute” concert in honor of veterans with music by American composers, 3 pm, War Memorial, Patriots Theater, Memorial Drive. $ 15 to $ 20, free for veterans. whartonarts.org/event/american-salute, 908-771-5544.

NOV. 9

PRINCETON violinist Alexi Kenney and harpist Bridget Kibbey, “close up” concert with audience seated on stage, 6 pm, also November 9, 9 pm; November 10, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Princeton University, Richardson Auditorium, Nassau Street. $ 10 to $ 40. puc.princeton.edu, 609-258-5000.


NOV. 5

LAMBERTVILLE “Elf the musical”, scenic production based on a holiday film, 8 p.m., also November 6, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. November 7, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theater, 1483 Route 179. $ 25. musicmountainheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

NEW BRUNSWICK “Dear Jack, Dear Louise by Ken Ludwig”, comic love story during World War II, 8 p.m., also November 6, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. November 7, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. November 9-11, 8 p.m. George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Avenue. $ 20- $ 65. georgestreetplayhouse.org, 732-246-7717.

PRINCETON “Early decision / Late bloomer”, Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater student production of two new short musicals, 8 p.m., also November 6, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. November 11, 8 p.m. McCarter Theater Center, Berlind Theater, 91 Place de l’Université. $ 10 to $ 17. arts.princeton.edu/events, 609-258-2787.

NOV. 6

LAURENT “ISM” free Rider Musical Theater student production of monologue and song exploring sexism, racism, mental health and other themes, 2 p.m., also November 7, 2 p.m. Rider University, Bart Luedeke Center, 2083 Lawrenceville Road. rider.edu/arts, 609-896-7775.


NOV. 5

HAMILTON Hamilton Township Police Officer of the Year Dinner, Kiwanis Club of Hamilton Township Banquet in Honor of Police Officer Matthew J. Mayhew, 6:30 p.m., Ancient Order of Hibernians, 2419 Kuser Road in Hamilton Square. $ 55. fb.me/e/SGznrpW6, 609-468-2467.

PRINCETON “Irish reunification: prospects and feasible models”, Irish Studies Fund Free Online Lecture by University of Pennsylvania Political Science Professor Brendan O’Leary, 4:30 p.m., Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts, Alexander Street and University Place. Registration required. www.princeton.edu, 609-258-526

NOV. 6

HAMILTON Outdoor Craft Show, Farmers Market and Career Fair, hosted by Professional Core Solutions, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Genesis Biotechnology Campus, 1000 Waterview Drive. procoresolutions.com, 888-994-4889.

HOPE TWP. Cannon firing demonstration, Lamb’s Artillery Company Reenactment, noon to 4 p.m., Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center Museum, Washington Crossing-Pennington Road in Titusville. nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/washcros.html, 609-737-0609.

PRINCETON Community celebration of the day of the dead, Free traveling mariachis, sugar skull decoration, folk arts and crafts, food, performance by Grupo de Danza Folkorica La Sagrada Familia, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St. artscouncilofprinceton.org , 609-924-8777.

TRENTON “For the flag and the country”, Kiwanis Club of Trenton flag dedication and star plantation, 10 a.m., Battle Monument, North Broad and Warren streets. kiwanisoftrentonnj.org, 609-208-9991.

NOV. 7

NEW BRUNSWICK Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, movies online and five in-person screenings at Rutgers Cinema and Princeton Garden Theater, also Nov 8-11, Rutgers University, Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life. $ 11 online; $ 10 to $ 12.50 Princeton Garden; Nov 13, 20 and 21 Rutgers Cinema screenings free but by reservation. bildnercenter.rutgers.edu/events/film, 848-932-4166.

PRINCETON “National Geographic Live – Secrets of the Whales”, live performance with photographer Brian Skerry, 3 p.m., McCarter Theater Center, Matthews Theater, 91 University Place. $ 25 to $ 45. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

TRENTON “The West Airport Road Project – African American Contributions from Residents and Migrants in Central New Jersey”, free presentation in person and online in partnership with the Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society, 2 p.m., 1719 William Trent House Museum, 15 Market Street. Registration required. bit.ly/3FYnzST, 609-989-0087.

NOV. 9

Reception of the LAWRENCE Foundation Chair, free in-person, live program celebrating board members and previewing plans for 2022, 6 p.m. Nov. 9, Spruce Street Community Center, 1040 Spruce St. in Lawrenceville. bgcmercer.org, 609-695-66060.

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