Art: Princeton ArtWalk
This Thursday, the Lewis Center for the Arts is one of the 10 venues participating in the fifth Princeton ArtWalk, a self-guided tour of the art scene in downtown Princeton. This particular ArtWalk will be focusing on women from the Middle East. Hop on over to the other nine venues to grab some free snacks while you appreciate Princeton's art culture. This event is free and open to the public.
Lewis Center for the Arts
185 Nassau Street
Thursday, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Turkish Art: "Lifting a Secret"
This "living installation" by Nezaket Ekici, a Turkish-German artist is sure to prove thought-provoking, whether you’re an expert on Turkish customs or not quite sure where Turkey is. By displaying pages from her diary on the walls of the theater, Ekici will express her views on complex and sometimes controversial Turkish marriage traditions. The installation will be open to the public from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m., at which point Ekici will give a special culminating performance. This unique opportunity will be interesting and enlightening for all, even those of us who aren’t majoring in Near Eastern Studies.
Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street
Thursday, 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
Nature Art: Music and Poetry of the Earth
Craving a nature retreat? You’re in luck: The natural world will be the theme of the hour next Wednesday night, as the four-time Grammy-winning Paul Winter Consort joins poet Jane Hirshfield ’73 for a night of performance in the University Chapel. The Paul Winter Consort draws inspiration from endangered species — don’t be surprised if you find yourself suddenly reminded of wolves, eagles, elk or the humpback whale during the group’s performance. Winter's latest work, “Flyways,” even contains the vocalizations of some 280 species of migrating birds. Hirshfield, a recent U.S. Poet Laureate, will follow the musical act with a reading of her nature-themed poetry. The event is free for students.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Helping People: Dance vs. Disease
The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students is hosting "Dance vs. Disease," an event to raise awareness and money for children with diabetes. MAPS has been tabling all week in Frist Campus Center to prepare for Friday’s event, which will feature dance performances, singing groups and food from Olives.
Fields Center Multipurpose Room
Friday, 7 p.m.
Sensuality: Princeton Tango Festival
It’s October, so it’s the time of year we’ve all waited for: tango season. The Princeton Tango Club is hosting it’s annual festival starting this Friday, and it is your opportunity to show off your quick hips and dashing footwork. What’s that I hear? You’ve never tangoed before? You don’t even know what tango is? No matter! This festival is offering a boot camp, providing you with the opportunity to be transformed into a sensuous tango god in no time at all.
Various locations; registration begins at Chancellor Green Cafe on Friday at 5 p.m.
Hungarian Rhapsody: Takacs String Quartet
The Takacs are a world-renowned string quartet known for their engaging performances and blend of warmth, drama and humor. Recently appointed Associate Artists of London’s Wigmore Hall, the Takacs are ready to take over Princeton for one night only. Their program, which features composers such as Schubert, Britten and Dvorak, is certain to be spectacular. Student tickets are either $5 or $10 and give you access to the concert, a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. and a post-concert reception featuring free food.
Thursday, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Campus picks compiled by Christine Wang, Carla Javier, Nick Ellis, Stephen Wood, Allie Weiss and Lisa Fierstein.
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