What’s Happening in Central Jersey This Weekend and Beyond (January 21-27)

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WHAT IS GOING ON? Here’s a small sample of events in the area that you might want to check out in the coming days. Check ahead as some events are postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 issues. Also visit the venues’ websites to learn more about current COVID-19 safety measures.

The Central Jersey Youth Orchestra is scheduled to perform a “Winter Grand Ensemble” concert bet on Sunday, Jan. 23 at RIder University in Lawrence. The second show will feature solo violinist David Kim.yocj.org

Art museums

IN PROGRESS

FLEMINGTON “Off The Record – Celebrating Music,” Exhibition of Art Venture members, until March 4. Factory Fuel Co. Cafe, 2 Stangl Road. artventurenj.com, 908-824-7824.

HAMILTON “Night Forms – dreamloop by Klip Collective,” more than a dozen site-specific video, light and sound projections, from 5 to 10 p.m., through February 27. Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way. $14 to $28. groundforsculpture.org, 609-586-0616.

LAMBERTVILLE “New Beginnings,” works by Joe Kazimierczyk, Michael Schweigart and Claudia Fouse Fountaine and Alan Klawans, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, through February 6. Artists Gallery, 18 Bridge St. lambertvillearts.com, 609-397-4588.

NEW BRUNSWICK “Painting in Excess – Kiev Art Renaissance, 1985-1993,” until March 30. “Angela Davis – Seizing Time,” more than 250 objects centered on the life and image of the activist, until June 15. “Microcosm of Mexico”, 100 woodcuts by Jose Guadalupe Posada, until March 31. Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Rutgers University, College Avenue Campus, 71 Hamilton St. zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu, 848-932-7237.

PRINCETON “Photography is also an act of love” exhibition of works of art by Naima Green, Allen Frame and Zachary Lucero, until April 8. Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery, Princeton Day School, 650 Great Road. pds.org/the-arts/anne-reid-gallery, [email protected]

“Traces of Time” exhibition of images by Eileen Hohmuth Lemonick, until February 5. “Master Class Artists” paintings and drawings by students in the class of Charles David Viera, until January 29. “Overcoming — Reflections on Struggle, Resilience, and Triumph,” exhibition of mixed paintings by Rhinold Ponder inspired by Martin Luther King, until March 5. Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St. artscouncilofprinceton.org, 609-924-8777.

TRENTON “Reunion 2021”, works by graduate photography students during the pandemic, until January 29. The Gallery at the James Kerney Campus, Mercer County Community College, Trenton Hall Annex, 137 N. Broad St. jkcgallery.online, 609-586-4800.

“Painting the Moon and Beyond”, paintings of the night sky by Lois Dodd and her former students Jeff Epstein, Dan Finaldi and Elizabeth O’Reilly, through April 29. Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park. ellarslie.org, 609-989-3632.

WINDSOR-WEST “Manifesting a Beloved Community”, exhibition with jury in collaboration with Art Against Racism, until February 26. West Windsor Arts Centre, 952 Alexander Road at Princeton Junction. westwindsorarts.org, 609-716-1931; Whole World Arts, MarketFair, 3535 Route 1. westwindsorarts.org, 609-716-1931.

JAN. 22

CLINTON “Mapping Pendant Making in Nature”, workshop with guest artist Thea Clark, 1 to 4 p.m., Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center St. $75 to $85. hunterdonartmuseum.org, 908-735-8415.

JAN. 23

CLINTON “Form Follows Function – The Art of Nanette Carter,” abstract works, until April 17. “Always Never Again” ceramics and drawings by Malcolm Mobutu Smith, until April 17. “Do/Cancel” works by Thea Clark dealing with climate change, until March 6. Opening of winter exhibitions, 2-4 p.m. Jan. 23, Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center St. hunterdonartmuseum.org, 908-735-8415.

Our city

Jim Bloss and Monique Beasley rehearse a scene from Shakespeare’s ’70s production ‘Our Town’ at the Kelsey Theater at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor from January 21-30.Kelsey Theater

The comedy

JAN. 21

NEW BRUNSWICK DL Hughley, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Jan. 22, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Jan. 23, 7 p.m. Stress Factory Comedy Club, 90 Church St. $45 and minimum of two items. stressfactory.com, 732-545-4242.

JAN. 26

NEW BRUNSWICK Fierce factory drag show, 7 p.m., Stress Factory Comedy Club, 90 Church St. $20 and minimum of two items. stressfactory.com, 732-545-4242.

JAN. 27

NEW BRUNSWICK Jason Banks, 7:30 p.m., Stress Factory Comedy Club, 90 Church Street. $30 and minimum of two items. stressfactory.com, 732-545-4242.

Music

JAN. 23

LAURENT Central Jersey Youth Orchestra, large ensemble winter concert with Concert Wind Symphony String Preparatory Orchestra and Pro Arte Orchestra, 3 p.m.; Central Jersey Youth Orchestra, large ensemble winter concert with the Saxophone Choir, Symphony Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra guest concertmaster David Kim, 7 p.m., Rider University, Yvonne Theatre, 2083 Lawrenceville Road in Lawrenceville. $20 to $25. yocj.org, [email protected]

Bud Belviso, Sunday Musical Series, 1-4 p.m., Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. terhuneorchards.com, 609-924-2310.

NEW BRUNSWICK New Jersey Symphony, Brass and Woodwind Showcase “Xian Zhang Conducts Marsalis and Dvorak” with works by Wynton Marsalis, Joan Tower, Dvorak and Copland, 3 p.m., State Theater New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave. $20 to $92. njsymphony.org, 800-255-3476.

Theater

JAN. 21

PRINCETON “Dreaming Zenzile,” world premiere of a musical based on the life of South African singer Miriam Makeba, 8 p.m., also January 22, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; January 23, 2 p.m.; January 25-27, 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theater Center, Berlind Theatre, 91 University Place. $60 to $80. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

WINDSOR-WEST “Our city,” Shakespeare ’70 production of Thornton Wilder’s drama, 8 p.m., also Jan. 22, 8 p.m.; Jan. 23, 2 p.m. Mercer County Community College, Kelsey Theater, 1200 Old Trenton Road. $18 to $20. kelseytheatre.org, 609-570-3333.

JAN. 26

PRINCETON “The Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery of Francis Chan Jr.” premiere of the Lloyd Suh comedy free online publication, 7:30 p.m., McCarter Theater Center, free but registration required. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

JAN. 27

PRINCETON “The Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery of Francis Chan Jr.” streaming of Lloyd Suh’s comedy followed by a discussion with the playwright, director and cast, 7:30 p.m., McCarter Theater Center, free but registration required. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

Other

JAN. 21

Virtual anti-racism training TRENTON, online classes, 7 p.m. on Fridays, Jan. 21-Feb. March 18 and 18, Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. Registration required. $100. dioceseofnj.org/event/anti-racism-training-2, 609-394-5281.

JAN. 22

PRINCETON Acrobuffos, “Air Play” production with elements of comedy, circus, theater and sculpture, 3 p.m., McCarter Theater Center, Matthews Theatre, 91 University Place. $30 to $45. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

JAN. 23

TRENTON “Nanticoke and Lenape Language and Revitalization”, online lecture by Karelle Hall, member of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe, 2 p.m., 1719 William Trent House Museum. Registration required. Suggested donation of $10. tinyurl.com/THJan23, 609-989-0087.

JAN. 26

TRENTON “The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man: Jacob Francis, 1754-1836”, Society of Sons of the Revolution New Jersey State Free Online Lecture with author Larry Kidder, 7 p.m., Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St. barracks.org, 609-396-1776.

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