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Events for Friday October 21, 2022

Lambertville Halloween Film Festival, ACME Screening Room

Friday October 21, 2022
12:45 PM - 11:45 PM

"Long Shorts": A collection of short films that are a little longer than most. This screening features five unique horror shorts all between 20-30 minutes. Followed by "The Pumpkin Man," 3:15 p.m.; "Bliss of Evil," 5:30 p.m.; "The Outwaters," 7:30 p.m.; and "A Night of a Thousand Vampires," 10 p.m. $10 per screening. 12:45 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Lambertville Halloween Film Festival, ACME Screening Room, 204 North Union Street, Lambertville. 

Public Night Observing, Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton Observatory

Friday October 21, 2022
7:30 PM

Visit the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton Observatory for Public Night on most Friday nights April through October (weather permitting). Autumn observing begins after approximately 7:30pm. No telescopes or observing experience necessary as our team members will be there to assist with the observatory telescopes. For info & directions within the park to the observatory, visit 

Call the observatory at the number listed on the Public Night page to verify opening.

Concert, Princeton Folk Music Society

Friday October 21, 2022
8:00 PM

The Princeton Folk Music Society presents a fusion of American and Italian folk music traditions with Beppe Gambetta. Beppe is a guitar master (think Earl Scruggs meets Richard Thompson) who taught himself to flat-pick by listening to bluegrass LPs. While he may be best known for his picking prowess, Beppe also is a talented vocalist. His performances have been said to ooze charm and humor as he tells jokes and stories to provide context for his music.This concert will also be Live Streamed on YouTube at:

Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ. Admission at the door: $25 ($20 members, $10 students, $5 children). Show starts at 8:00 PM, doors open at 7:30.. Ample free parking. Masks and proof of vaccination required for entry. For more information:

Xian Zhang Conducts Brahms, New Jersey Symphony

Friday October 21, 2022
8:00 PM

Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University.

Xian Xhang conducts a program headlined by Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. $25 to $92.

Local Theatre Productions

Friday October 21, 2022
8:00 PM

Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and MagicBordentown Performing Arts Center, 318 Ward Avenue, Bordentown. Play preseneted by students at Bordentown Regional High School gives audiences a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. $10. 7:30 p.m.

Blues in My Soul: The Legend and Legacy of Lonnie JohnsonPassage Theater, Mill Hill Playhouse, 205 East Front Street, Trenton. It's 1959. Chris, a local DJ, gets word that legendary jazz and blues musician Lonnie Johnson is working a low-wage job at a Philly hotel, forgotten. Once found, Lonnie is reluctant to return to an industry that exploited and segregated his work before casting him aside. $25 to $30. 7:30 p.m.

Playing With Fire (After Frankenstein)Actors' NET, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, PA, 215-295-3694. Barbara Field's play picking up where Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein leaves off. $24. 8 p.m.

EvitaBucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, PA. Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary musical re-imagined in an all-new production. $70 to $75. 8 p.m.

Her PortmanteauGeorge Street Playhouse, Arthur Laurents Theater, 11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-545-8100. Mfoniso Udofia's play about a Nigerian family in America. $25 to $70. 8 p.m.

Somebody's DaughterHopewell Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-1964. One-woman show based on Zara Phillips' book of the same title features background music by Richard Thompson. Phillips is a singer-songwriter, author, and adoptee advocate. $25 to $30. 8 p.m.

Something Rotten!Kelsey Theater, Mercer Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-570-3333. Set in the 1590s the story of two brothers—who just happen to be the nemeses of that Renaissance rock star, Mr. William Shakespeare—are desperate to write a hit play. $20 to $22. 8 p.m.

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and MurderMusic Mountain Theater, 1483 State Route 179, Lambertville. When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he's eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. $25. 8 p.m.

God of CarnagePegasus Theatre, St. Mary's School, 45 Crosswicks Street, Bordentown. Yasmina Reza's award-winning comedy in which two sets of parents meet to discuss how to handle a playground altercation between their sons. $28. 8 p.m.

Bad SeedSomerset Valley Players, 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469. The scene is a small Southern town where Colonel and Christine Penmark live with their daughter, Rhoda, who is the evil queen of the story. $22. 8 p.m.

The 39 StepsVillagers Theatre, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, 732-873-2710. Love, comedy, and murder in the blackbox. $15. 8 p.m.


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