Film: Princeton Film Society presents Advanced Film Screening of “Steve Jobs”
Yes, you read that correctly. Thanks to Princeton Film Society, students can see the much-anticipated biographical film “Steve Jobs” tonight, more than two weeks before its nationwide release on Oct. 23. Directed by Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle and with a formidable cast including Michael Fassbender as Jobs, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels, the so-called “intimate portrait” of the iconic man behind the iconic brand has already garnered critical acclaim, holding a rating of 93 percent from critics on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Tickets can be picked up at Princeton Garden Theatre with a valid PUID.
Thursday, 8 p.m.
Princeton Garden Theatre
Poetry: Ellipses Slam Team presents ‘New S#!t Arch Slam’
“There’s no shit like new shit,” someone wise once wrote on the Facebook description of Ellipses Slam Team’s poetry arch slam, and we couldn’t agree more. Join Ellipses this Thursday at Blair Arch as they celebrate their eight new members with some beautiful words to wrap up your week. Get your fingers ready for snapping and your throats ready to hum lots of “Mmm,” because the poetry will be good — and, let’s face it, it’s fun to make noises when the acoustics are that good.
Thursday, 10 p.m.
Event: Princeton Student Events Committee presents Fall Fest
What says “fall” better than a violent rainstorm and a 20-degree dip in temperature? New Jersey doesn’t know, but Princeton Student Events Committee certainly does. Head to the Frist South Lawn after class this Friday for some pumpkin-carving, apple cider-drinking, fall themed tote bag-decorating and leaf-viewing. Hopefully, the squirrels will be too busy collecting nuts to disturb the Qdoba nacho bar and Terhune Orchards donuts. Bring your friends and enjoy the prettiest season at Princeton before the leaves bid farewell!
Friday, 4 p.m.
Frist South Lawn
Reading: Jhumpa Lahiri and Mary Szybist
You have seen their names on your course syllabi, in The New Yorker and on Amazon’s “best books” lists, and now you can see them in real life. Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author and creative writing professor Jhumpa Lahiri (“Interpreter of Maladies,” “The Lowland”) and National Book Award-winning poet Mary Szybist (“Incarnadine”) next Wednesday afternoon, when they will be reading from and discussing their work. Just last month, President Barack Obama awarded Lahiri the 2014 National Humanities Medal for having “deepened the nation’s understanding of the human experience.” This event is part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series and is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.