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Event: This is Princeton: 2016

Itching for a comprehensive performing arts event? You're in luck! At "This is Princeton," various performing arts groups will express both personal and community issues through a multitude of creative art forms. Performers include: Valley Academy, Princeton University Ballet, Triple 8, eXpressions, HighSteppers, Dancing to Christ’s Beat, Princeton University Gospel Ensemble, Matt Wie, Songline, Ellipses, BodyHype, BAC, diSiac and Princeton University Rock Ensemble. Tickets are free in Frist!

Richardson Auditorium

Friday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m.


Comedy: Fuzzy Dice presents Cupid’s Show

Valentine's Day come and gone and you're still looking for love? Watch Fuzzy Dice’s improv comedy show during this lovely post-Valentine’s Day weekend/season/overall state of being. Tickets cost $5, and you just might find love in the audience!

Frist Theater

Thursday, Feb. 17, 11 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 18, 11 p.m.


Theater: Manuel vs. the Statue of Liberty Reading

Hosted by Princeton Latinos y Amigos, a concert reading of this New York Musical Theatre Festival award-winning musical comedy is headed to the Wilson Black Box Theater.Concerning the topic of illegal immigration, this show, written by Princeton alum Noemi de la Puente ’86 and David Davila, was inspired by the true story of an undocumented Princeton undergraduate. The concert reading will feature a new script, new music and will feature both student performers and performers from the original New York cast.

Wilson College Black Box Theater

Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.


Film: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers

Taught by Princeton Arts Fellow, Pacho Velez, the spring 2016 course “World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers” invites a new filmmaker every week to screen and discuss his or her newest film. On Feb. 25, Princeton alumna Josephine Decker ’03 will screen her “East of Eden”-inspired thriller, “Thou Wast Mild and Lovely” about the erotic relationship between a farmhand and the family that hires him. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street; it’s free and open to the public.

James M. Stewart ’32 Theater,185 Nassau

Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m.


Dance: DoroBucci Presents: SAKATA African Dance Competition

Princeton’s premier African dance group, DoroBucci, is hosting SAKATA, an African dance competition next Saturday.Watch nine African dance groups from UMD, Towson, Yale, UPenn, Rutgers, Columbia, Albany and Syracuse compete for the ultimate prize: $500! Tickets are free with PUID, and $10 otherwise, not to mention that there will be an afterparty with African food at 10 p.m. in the Fields Center —more reason to join in the fun!

Richardson Auditorium

Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.


Performance: "? : A Malevolent Bunny is Terrifying"

We're not actually sure what this event is, but it sounds pretty fascinating from the title. You should probably go see it to figure out what it's all about.

Berlind Theater

Friday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m.; Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m.; Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m.