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Events for Wednesday May 3, 2017

Diversity Summit, Capital Region Minority Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday May 3, 2017
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Diversity Summit, Capital Region Minority Chamber of Commerce, Educational Testing Service, 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Reaching Out: Connecting with the LGBTQ Business Community. With Gwen Marcus. $50 members, $60 nonmembers., www.capitalregionminoritychamber.org

Concert, Princeton Chapel

Wednesday May 3, 2017
6:00 PM

"Und singen Halleluja!" The early music ensemble Contrapunctus XIV presents a concert of Baroque and Renaissance music, featuring Cantata BWV 4 Christ lag in Todes Banden by J.S. Bach. 6 p.m., Princeton University Chapel - Free and open to the public.

Britt Rusert & Ruha Benjamin in Conversation, Labyrinth Books

Wednesday May 3, 2017
6:00 PM

Britt Rusert & Ruha Benjamin in Conversation, Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-497-1600
6 p.m., Rusert, Amherst professor and author of Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture, discusses race and society with Benjamin of Princeton's Department of African American Studies. , www.labyrinthbooks.com

Community Dialogue on Mental Health, Passage Theater

Wednesday May 3, 2017
6:30 PM

Community Dialogue on Mental Health, Passage Theater, Prudence Hall, 111 State Street, Trenton, 609-392-0766
6:30 p.m., Passage and community leaders discuss resources available to Trentonians and help battle the stigma that keeps people from getting the help they need. Community partners include Rev. Darrell Armstrong of Shiloh Baptist Church, Rev. Karen Hernandez-Granzen of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Janet Haag of NAMI Mercer, and Kimme Carlos of the Urban Mental Health Alliance., www.passagetheatre.org

Lady Liberty: History of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Wednesday May 3, 2017
7:00 PM

Lady Liberty: History of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Ewing Library, 61 Scotch Road, Ewing, 609-882-3130
7 p.m., Learn how Lady Liberty was built and what she symbolizes; discover the many people involved in her creation, including sculptor Frederic Bartholdi, engineer Gustave Eiffel, architect Richard Morris Hunt, and newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer; and hear brief histories of Ellis Island and Liberty State Park. Registration required., www.mcl.org

Dance Lessons

Wednesday May 3, 2017
7:00 PM

Ballroom Newcomers Dance, American Ballroom, 1523 Parkway Avenue, Ewing, 609-931-0149
7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Group class included. $10., www.americanballroomco.com

Contra Dance, Princeton Country Dancers, Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive, Princeton, 908-359-4837
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Instruction followed by dance. $9., www.princetoncountrydancers.org

Women in Islam, Hickory Corner Library

Wednesday May 3, 2017
7:00 PM

Heba Macksoud of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey will lead a discussion on the many myths and misconceptions concerning the role of Muslim women. She is a digital marketer who has spent over 24 years working at major media companies such as MTV Networks and The Wall Street Journal and at Zaytuna College, America’s first and only Muslim Liberal Arts College. In the past five years, she co-directed ING-NJ, an organization providing cultural literacy about Islam for non-Muslims, and is currently the co-leader for the main chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, a Muslim-Jewish organization focused on building strong relationships between Muslim and Jewish women to end anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish sentiment. Call 609 448-1330 or email hcprogs@mcl.org to register.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Soundtracks

Wednesday May 3, 2017
7:00 PM

Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Soundtracks. In partnership with the Princeton Public Library, the PSO presents a discussion of the compositional influences on Broken Ink, an orchestral work inspired by Song dynasty poetry, with PSO Music Director Rossen Milanov and Chinese-American composer Zhou Tian at the Princeton Public Library. Broken Ink receives its US premiere at the PSO's Metamorphosis concert. Princeton Public Library Community Room, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. (609) 497-0020; princetonsymphony.org.

PLOrk[10]: Tenth Anniversary Show, Princeton Laptop Orchestra

Wednesday May 3, 2017
8:00 PM

PLOrk[10]: Tenth Anniversary Show, Princeton Laptop Orchestra, Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall, Princeton University
8 p.m., Program performed on electronic and acoustic instruments including a pop tune from Zimbabwe, a piece inspired by a poem by Tracy Smith, and a work where the performers are an interconnected brain. Featuring guest performers HPrizm, Iarla O Lionaird, and members of So Percussion. Free., plork.princeton.edu

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