Panel: Politics at Princeton
You may have heard that Princeton students are politically apathetic ... well, the College Republicans, College Democrats, Princeton United Left, Princeton Tory and moderates on campus would beg to differ. Join these groups at the Whig-Clio sponsored panel to get a sense of political action on campus. Complimentary refreshments will be served to pacify any lingering hard feelings. One thing the left and right can agree on? An Olives chocolate chip cookie.
Thursday, 4:30 p.m.
Arts Collaboration: 'Red' Preview and Art Museum 'Late Thursdays'
After a deluge of "frosh shows" last week, the campus theater world is taking a brief respite this week before launching into the fall season. But fear not, theater enthusiasts —Theatre Intime has been up and at 'em and will be unveiling a preview of its upcoming production, "Red," this week. This is a piece for fans of both theatrical and visual arts: American playwright John Logan fictionalizes the career of abstract expressionist Mark Rothko. The preview will take place in the Princeton University Art Museum's galleries and precede a reception and tours of the museum's current featured exhibit, "Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting." The art is from the collection of Preston H. Haskell ’60 and includes 27 paintings from 1950 to 1990.
Princeton University Art Museum
Friday, 7 p.m.
Chorale Concert: Glee Club Presents Schola Cantorum
Are you already missing the wanderlust of summer? Maybe you long for the freedom to pick up and go anywhere on the map or just a chance to experience culture that's not so close to home. If so, find your way to Trinity Church this Thursday to discover the mesmerizing melodies of Oxford University's Schola Cantorum. The choir is one of the longest established and most well-known chamber choirs in the U.K. and will be performing in the United States for the first time since 1989. As the first featured guests in the Glee Club's new series that will feature choral groups from across the globe, Schola Cantorum has toured in countries including Poland, Argentina, China and Israel in recent years. This inaugural collaboration should not be missed!
Trinity Church, 33 Mercer St.
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Concert: Takacs String Quartet & Meryl Streep
Good news: Meryl Streep is coming to campus on Friday. Bad news: The concert is already sold out. While we understand this is a crushing blow, we could not allow her presence on campus to pass unacknowledged by the section of the paper where many writers aspire to be Meryl Streep. The concert will include Streep's narration of excerpts from Philip Roth's novella, "Everyman," interspersed with the string quartet's performances of works by Franz Schubert and Arvo Part. In 2007, a rendition of this concert was performed at Carnegie Hall featuring the late Philip Seymour Hoffmon as narrator. Roth has lengthened the narration portion for the Princeton concert to offer greater exposure to the novella's focus on the vulnerabilities of life. Although the concert is sold out, a stand-by line will open at 5:30 p.m. for the hopeful.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.