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  • American Repertory Ballet

    Masters of Dance and Music
    MARCH 10, 2017, 10:00 AM
    MARCH 11, 2017, 3:00 PM
    A collection of some of the most spirited and bold dance, Masters of Dance and Music is a plethora of style, grace and the boldly new.
     
    On Pointe: Preview of the Premiere
    MARCH 24, 2017, 5:15 PM
    Join Artistic Director Douglas Martin and ARB company members to discuss the world premiere of Martin’s new full-length ballet, Pride and Prejudice.
     
    Gala
    MARCH 25, 2017, 6:30 PM
    The Board of Trustees Cordially Invites You To Pride and Prejudice: An Evening of Timeless Elegance Saturday, The Twenty-Fifth of March at The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick.
     
    A Midsummer Night's Dream
    APRIL 1, 2017, 2:00 PM
    Set to an enchanting score by Felix Mendelssohn, the ballet brings to life the wit and splendor of one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies.
     
    Sensory-Friendly Performance: A Midsummer Night's Dream
    APRIL 2, 2017, 1:00 PM
    Set to an enchanting score by Felix Mendelssohn, the ballet brings to life the wit and splendor of one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies.
     
    Pride and Prejudice
    APRIL 21, 2017, 10:30 AM
    APRIL 21, 2017, 8:00 PM
    APRIL 22, 2017, 8:00 PM
    Join us for the world premiere of Douglas Martin’s full-length ballet, Pride and Prejudice, featuring live orchestral accompaniment by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra under the direction of John Devlin.
     
    On Pointe: Dancing Your Way Into College
    APRIL 28, 2017, 5:15 PM
    What does it take to dance in college? Can I get a scholarship? Princeton Ballet School’s Dean of Students, Lisa de Ravel, will lead a discussion for parents and students with Cheryl Whitney, Asst. Professor of Dance at Rider University and faculty at Princeton Ballet School.
     
    On Pointe: Physical Therapy – Taking Care of the Young Dancer's Body
    MAY 5, 2017, 5:15 PM
    Artistic Director Douglas Martin is joined by Dr. Jennifer Winell from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to discuss how to best care for a young, growing dancer’s body in order to prevent injury. 
     
    The Sleeping Beauty
    MAY 20, 2017, 2:00 PM
    MAY 20, 2017, 7:00 PM
    Princeton Ballet School's 2017 Annual Spring Production, The Sleeping Beauty, is perhaps the world’s most beloved, and famous, ballet. 

     

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  • Crossroads Theatre Company

    Beyond the Oak Trees - Crossroads marks Black History month with a daring story of famed abolitionist from a modern perspective set in the Harriet Tubman Retirement Home

    PERFORMANCES:
    Thu, Feb 16, 2017 8:00 PM
    Fri, Feb 17, 2017 8:00 PM
    Sat, Feb 18, 2017 8:00 PM
    Sun, Feb 19, 2017 3:00 PM SOLD OUT
    Wed, Feb 22, 2017 10:00 AM SOLD OUT
    Thu, Feb 23, 2017 8:00 PM
    Fri, Feb 24, 2017 8:00 PM
    Sat, Feb 25, 2017 3:00 PM SOLD OUT
    Sat, Feb 25, 2017 8:00 PM
    Sun, Feb 26, 2017 3:00 PM

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  • George Street Playhouse

    American Son
    February 7th-26th
    By Christopher Demos-Brown Directed by David Saint with John Bolger, Suzzanne Douglas, Mark Junek and Mark Kenneth Smaltz
    Jamal`s mother and her estranged husband rush to the police station when their son`s car has been pulled over.  With no explanation forthcoming and emotions building, this highly-charged drama twists, turns and builds to an explosive conclusion. American Son, recipient of the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for a new play by an emerging playwright, is certain to challenge assumptions and ignite conversations regarding recent events and the racial divide in this country.

     

    Bad Jews
    By Joshua Harmon
    March 21 - April 9, 2017
     
    "THE BEST COMEDY OF THE SEASON."
    - The New York Times
     
    Liam is a self-proclaimed “bad Jew --he may actually be an atheist.   It’s the night after his grandfather’s funeral – Liam and his high-strung and unbending cousin Daphna are arguing over who should inherit “Poppy’s” Chai necklace.  The verbal battle rages until Liam stakes claim to the neckace and a vicious and hilarious brawl about family, faith and legacy begins!
     
    Curvy Widow
    book by Bobby Goldman
    music and lyrics by Drew Brody
    directed by Peter Flynn
    May 2 - 21, 2017
    Nancy Opel returns to GSP after her hilarious, show-stealing performance as Ma/The Mayor in The Toxic Avenger to star in this sassy, frank and witty musical comedy that follows the daily exploits of a feisty fifty-something widow. Her adventures inspire laughter and -- in the least expected places --  reveal unexpected truths about life, love, survival and sex.

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  • Mason Gross School of the Arts

    Please visit their Calendar of Events for upcoming performances.

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  • New Brunswick City Market

    Please visit the Calendar of Events for Upcoming Events in New Brunswick. 

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  • New Brunswick Jazz Project

    New Brunswick Jazz Project presents Women in Jazz
    March 1st - March 31st
    Various Venues in New Brunswick will be host to various female jazz artists throughout the month of march. Event Listings Here.
     
     

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  • State Theatre

    Pippin
    Fri, March 24, 2017 at 8pm
    Sat, March 25, 2017 at 2pm & 8pm
    WINNER – BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL! The enchanting musical Pippin will swing into town with a dazzling new production based on the revival originally directed by Diane Paulus (Waitress, HairPorgy and Bess). Pippin won four Drama Desk Awards® and four Tony Awards® in 2013, including Best Revival of a Musical.
    This is Pippin like you've never seen it before. The show incorporates sassy choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and exciting circus acrobatics. The big top set and high-flying acrobats add to the spectacle, along with the knife throwing, hula hooping, and gravity-defying balancing acts.  The magical score from Oscar® and Grammy®-winning songwriter Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked), which includes such hits as “Magic to Do,” “Corner of the Sky,” “Morning Glow,” and “No Time at All,” brings the enchanted story of Pippin to life in this tale of a young prince’s search for passion, adventure, and the meaning of life.
    Tickets: $35-$85
     
    The Beach Boys
    Fri, March 31, 2017 at 8pm
    The Beach Boys return to State Theatre New Jersey! For more than five decades, The Beach Boys have been one of America’s most beloved groups. Hits include “Surfin’ USA,” “Kokomo,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Good Vibrations,” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.” The lineup includes: Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Scott Totten, Tim Bonhomme, Jon Cowsill, Jeffrey Foskett, and Brian Eichenberger.
    Tickets: $35-$85
     
    Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
    Sat, April 1, 2017 at 8pm
    We’re “Havin’ A Party” with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes! Southside Johnny’s hits include “Trapped Again,” “I Don't Want To Go Home,” “The Fever,” “Love On The Wrong Side Of Town,” “Hearts Of Stone,” “Talk To Me,” and of course, “Havin’ A Party.”
    Tickets: $35-$65
     
    Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
    Tue, April 4, 2017 at 8pm
    For the seven young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, ‘brotherhood’ is literal: they're all sons of jazz legend Phil Cohran. Raised on Chicago's South Side, the boys joined the family band at age four, learning to play the trumpet, tuba, drums, French horn, cornet, and trombone. Now young men in their 20s and 30s, they make transcendent music that ties currents from jazz and funk to soul and hip-hop. Together they have toured six continents, playing with Prince and Mos Def, among others. Their song, “War” was featured in the hit movie, The Hunger Games.
    Tickets: $25-$35
     
    Shaolin Warriors: The Legend Continues
    Wed, April 5, 2017 at 7:30pm
    The Kung Fu masters of the Shaolin Warriors make a triumphant return to the State Theatre New Jersey stage! Representing over a thousand years of Chinese martial arts culture, Shaolin Warriors is a wildly popular theatrical experience featuring the remarkable skill, stunning artistry, and death-defying martial-arts prowess of more than 20 Kung Fu masters. These Kung Fu masters have trained from a very young age, perfecting the art of hand-to-hand and weapons combat, which allow them to perform feats one only thought possible in the movies.
    Tickets: $35-$70

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  • Zimmerli Art Museum

    Museum admission and programs are free and open to the public.
     
    Art After Hours: First Tuesdays
    March 7, April 4, June 6 / 5 to 9pm
    Each month, the evening kicks off with curator-led tours of a new exhibition, followed by live music, opportunities to meet artists, and engaging presentations by special guests. Free admission and complimentary refreshments.
     
    Passport to Art
    March 5, and April 2 / 1 to 3pm
    Children and parents, grandparents, or guardians work side-by-side on projects inspired by artwork at the Zimmerli. This popular family workshop is now free and no longer requires registration.
     
    Music at the Museum
    March 19 / 1:30pm
    This popular concert series features classical and jazz musicians from the faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division, as well as a broad repertoire that is accessible to audiences of all ages. In March, the program “Alma Latina” spotlights Spanish and Latin American compositions for piano, guitar, and voice.
     
    Reinventing Documentary Photography in the 1970s
    March 23 and 24
    This interdisciplinary symposium brings together a panel of art historians, curators, and artists to examine the standard narratives around the reemergence of documentary photography during the tumultuous decade of the 1970s. The program opens with a keynote on Thursday evening and continues with a full day of discussions on Friday. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required (please visit developingroom.com/events for complete details). The event is a precursor to the major exhibition Partisan Views and Public Opinion: Engaged Photography In and Beyond the Twentieth Century, which opens at the Zimmerli in September 2017.
     
    A Vibrant Field: Nature and Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1970s-1980s
    On view March 4 through July 30, this is the first exhibition at the Zimmerli to explore the wide range of meanings that the natural world held for unofficial artists in the Soviet Union. Drawn from the Dodge Collection, approximately 50 objects represent more than 25 artists and artist groups from the Soviet republics of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, and Ukraine. A Vibrant Field assembles varied perspectives and vantage points that underlie how one experiences nature, both in the physical sense of navigating it as a real environment and in the conceptual sense of coming to know, describe, or represent it with symbolic value. The public is invited to two free programs related to the exhibition:
     
    Tour, Film, and Reception
    March 29 / 4-7 pm
    A curator-led exhibition tour is followed by a screening of the 2015 award-winning documentary film Babushkas of Chernobyl.
     
    Distinguished Lecture and Reception
    April 20 / 4:30-6:30 pm
    Dr. Jane Costlow, Clark A. Griffith Professor of Environmental Studies at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, explores the subject of nature imaginaries in Soviet literature and visual culture.
     
    New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra: Reframing Classical Salon Series
    May 7 / 3pm
    This salon series introduces visitors to what inspires the performers, their art, and how they do it. Orchestra members perform short, theme-based works mixed with tastings, wine pours, and conversation in an informal atmosphere.
     
    Summer Art Camp
    June 26 to July 28 (no class July 4)
    Registration is now open, with early bird pricing through March 31. Weekly classes (morning, afternoon, or all day) are available for young artists between the ages of 7 and 14, from beginner to advanced levels. New sessions in 2017 include Think Big: Mural Painting; Ocean Explorations; Express Yourself: Art and Identity; and Incas, Aztecs, Mayas, and More.
     
    Current Exhibitions
    A Vibrant Field: Nature and Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1970s-1980s (opens March 4)
    Guerrilla (And Other) Girls: Art/Activism/Attitude
    Toutes Les Nouvelles – All the News: Current Events in Nineteenth-Century French Prints
    Reflections: Photographs of Iconic African Americans by Terrence A. Reese
    Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17
    Fletcher and the Knobby Boys: Illustrations by Harry Devlin
    Circa 1966: Paintings and Sculpture
    Looking Back at the 1980s: Gifts to the Collection
    Three American Painters: David Diao, Sam Gilliam, Sal Sirugo

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