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Events for Friday April 26, 2019

STAND Against Racism Youth Rally

Friday April 26, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

All are welcome to attend and participate! This event, held in collaboration with YWCA Princeton and Corner House Behavioral Health, will provide an opportunity for the youth in Princeton to take a stand against racism and through poetry and music, share their unique experience regarding racism. RSVP Here!

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NJAJE State Vocal Competition Featuring Princeton High School Studio Vocals

Friday April 26, 2019
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Princeton High School Studio Vocals perform on Friday night in the NJAJE State Vocal Competition. The top five high school vocal ensembles compete to be the best. In the 2018 competition the Studio Vocals won first place. Tickets on sale at the door. $10 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors. Competition takes place at the PHS Performing Arts Center, Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540

Plant Fundraiser for Lawrenceville Main Street

Friday April 26, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lawrenceville Main Street (LMS) welcomes the community to a festive plant fundraiser hosted by Kales Nursery and Landscape Service on Friday, April 26. Fifteen percent of the proceeds will go to support the work of the LMS Landscape Committee that includes planting and maintaining the beautiful flowering baskets in the historic village.

The plant sale will be held rain or shine from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Kales, 133 Carter Road in Princeton. There will be live music, refreshments, a craft activity for kids, and a demonstration of container-garden planting by Kevin Bullard, Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional (CNLP).

Enable's 30th Anniversary Masquerade Casino Gala

Friday April 26, 2019
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

On Friday, April 26, 2019, Enable will hold its 30th Anniversary Masquerade Casino gala from 6:00 – 10:00 pm at Mercer Oaks in West Windsor, NJ. Celebrating 30 years, of excellence in providing services to the disability community, proceeds will benefit adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. To learn more or to register, visit www.enablenj.org or call (609) 987-5003.

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Friday Feature Film: “If Beale Street Could Talk”, Princeton Public Library

Friday April 26, 2019
6:30 PM

Based on the novel of the same name by James Baldwin, this film tells the story of a young African-American woman seeking to prove the innocence of her boyfriend, wrongly-accused and jailed for rape, before the birth of their child. R. 1 hour, 57 minutes.

"Love Opera Style", Westminster Opera Theatre

Friday April 26, 2019
7:30 PM

Westminster Opera Theatre will present an evening of operas by modern composers on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert L. Annis Playhouse on the campus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, N.J. The operas will be sung in English with English supertitles. Susan Shiplett Ashbaker is musical director for the production, Michelle Rofrano is conductor and Ellen Jackson is stage director. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors and are available by phone at 609-921-2663 or online at www.rider.edu/arts.

The evening celebrates the complexity of different types of relationships. The four short operas that will be performed are A Flourish of Green by Missy Mazzoli, Avow by Mark Adamo, Service Provider by Christopher Weiss and John de los Santos and Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein. Inspired by Boccaccio's Decameron, A Flourish of Green follows lovers Lorenzo and Silvana. Lorenzo recounts the tale of his demise, monitoring Silvana from the beyond as she recalls the trauma of losing her true love. Avow sketches the emotions experienced on a wedding morning by an ambivalent bride, her avid mother, the haunted groom, the daft celebrant and the ghost of the groom's father. Service Provider is a modern-day farce complete with infidelity, bad cellphone etiquette and a witty waiter. Trouble in Tahiti follows a day in the life of a young suburban couple struggling through an unhappy marriage.

90's Dance Party, Arts Council of Princeton

Friday April 26, 2019
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Gather your friends and get ready to let your hair down! The ACP’s Solley Theater will transform into an 90’s dance party with vinyl spun by DJ ModCon02, snacks, and best of all, a celebration of community! Thank you to our Party Partners: Princeton Record Exchange, Small World Coffee, The Bent Spoon, Olives, Labyrinth Books, and Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice.

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Return to Forbidden Planet - Kelsey Theatre

Friday April 26, 2019
8:00 PM

A spaceship with Captain Tempest at the helm makes an emergency landing on the uncharted planet of D’Illyria. The only residents are the mad scientist Dr. Prospero, his daughter, Miranda, and their retro robot, Ariel. They were banished into hyperspace when Miranda was just a baby, and she has known no other world than this one. This tale of unrequited love, a scary space monster, dialogue in iambic pentameter, and lots of fun songs all adds up to one groovy show! Loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the 1956 sci-fi film “Forbidden Planet,” the show parodies 1950s sci fi, while paying homage to Shakespeare and much-loved rock ’n roll classics such as “Great Balls of Fire,” “The Monster Mash” and “Good Vibrations,” among others.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $16 for students/children and may be purchased online at www.KelseyTheatre.net or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking next to the theater. For a complete listing of adult and children's events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.

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