This Weekend in Princeton: April 8-10

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Friday, April 8

7 p.m.: Princeton High School Asian Festival. Students will share many facets of Asian culture including Chinese calligraphy, tea making, sushi making, and festival displays. Students will also perform a Chinese Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, Chinese Kung Fu, Japanese song and dance, Indian singing, and a Chinese fashion show. The event will be held in the school’s gymnasium, Walnut Lane.

8 p.m.: Boheme Opera NJ presents Carmen at Kendall Theater at The College of New Jersey, Ewing.

Saturday, April 9

10 a.m.: Institute Woods 6K presented by the Princeton Athletic Club at the Institute for Advanced Study. Register online at http://princetonac.org.

11 a.m.: “The Americans at Princeton,” a tactical training day for several united of the Continental Line at Princeton’s Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Street in Princeton. There will be live demonstrations of musket use, cannon firing, marches and drills, along with loading and firing volleys. This event is free.

1 p.m.: The Cotsen Children’s Library presents “A Day in Digitopolis” based on the mathematical kingdom from “The Phantom Tollbooth.” Children will enjoy hands-on displays and exploration. The presentation will be held at the Frick Chemistry Building on the campus of Princeton University.

3 p.m.: The Arts Council of Princeton invites the community to celebrate Paul Robeson’s birthday with multimedia presentations, performances of Robeson’s music, interviews, political speeches, and art. To learn more, call (609) 924-8777 or visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.

5 p.m.: Free, Sacred Organ Concert at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, 124 Witherspoon Street.

6:30 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s Annual “Gershwin in Paris” Gala at Jasna Polana. The evening includes dinner, dancing, music, and auctions. Register at www.princetonsymphony.org.

8 to 11 p.m.: The Princeton Country Dancers present English country dancing with caller Sue Dupre and music by Peggy Leiby, Louise McClure, Ted McClure, and Robert Mills. No experience or partner is necessary. The cost to attend is $10; Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive, Princeton.

Sunday, April 10

9 a.m.: “Judaism: Christian Theology After the Holocaust,” a talk by Professor Ellen Charry of Princeton Theological Seminary at All Saints Church, Princeton.

12:30 p.m.: Screening of the Royal Opera’s Boris Godunov at Princeton Garden Theatre (also on April 27).

2 p.m.: The Practicioners of Musick present “An English Pastoral Idyll,” music evocative of the British passion for flora, fauna, and the picturesque landscape; Princeton University Art Museum.

2 p.m.: Green burial expert Mark Harris delivers an illustrated talk entitled, “Green Burial: A Return to Tradition” at The Erdman Center, 20 Library Place on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary.

3 p.m.: Boheme Opera NJ presents Carmen at Kendall Theater at The College of New Jersey, Ewing.

4 p.m.: Choral reading of Mendelssohn, Elijah, presented by the Princeton Society of Musical Amateurs at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, Cherry Hill Road, Princeton. The cost to attend is $10.