Princeton Summer Theater: Agatha Christie's Spider's Web

World-renowned crime novelist and playwright Agatha Christie brilliantly blends the genres of mystery, comedy, thriller in this fantasia on her typical whodunit work. "Spider's Web" follows eccentric socialite Clarissa, who discovers a man murdered in her drawing room, having spent years spinning extraordinary tales of mystery to anyone who would listen. Drenched in suspense with surprising moments of levity and wit, "Spider's Web" offers a unique and rewarding departure from the usual Christie canon. PERFORMANCES July 13-15 and 20-22 at 8pm July 15-16 and 22-23 at 2pm Tickets required.

Princeton Summer Theater: Pippin

Princeton Summer Theater presents Pippin. A multiple Tony Award-winning musical, Pippin is a mystical coming of age tale of adventure. A mysterious troupe, spearheaded by the enigmatic Leading Player, follows a young prince as he sets out to discover his purpose in the world. Schwartz’s iconic music establishes Pippin as a breathtaking story that explores what it means to live a truly extraordinary life. PERFORMANCES June 22-24, June 29-July 1, and July 6-8 at 8pm June 24-25, July 1-2 and July 8-9 at 2pm Tickets required.

Nassau Film Festival

Get ready for the the 3rd Annual Nassau Film Festival — a two-day celebration of short films from around the globe. At the Princeton Garden Theatre, this 2 day event, free and open to the public. Lew Goldstein got the idea to start the festival after noticing a gap in the Princeton film scene. “I felt there was a void for individuals who focused on short documentaries and short films. These are all remarkable films that deserve to be seen,” he says. The 2016 Festival received approximately 250 submissions. This year that number has grown exponentially with over 250 films being submitted by students and non-students from all over the world. “The response was so overwhelming that we decided to make it a 2-day event” says Goldstein. In addition to extraordinary independent films from Iran, France, Greece, Italy, and India, the Nassau Film Festival will also celebrate filmmakers from the U.S. and from right here in Princeton.

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign

More than 100 insider sources helped journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes lift the veil on Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the many avoidable missteps that turned a winnable election into a stunning defeat. The authors will discuss their new book, the #1 New York Times best-seller, with moderator Julian Zelizer, Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs. A book sale/signing and reception will follow the discussion. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the University Ticketing Office in the Frist Campus Center, while supplies last, during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.). Princeton University ID holders may pick up one ticket per TigerCard and can bring up to two TigerCards. Members of the general public may pick up two tickets per person. For those unable to get a ticket, we will form a wait line for unclaimed seats outside of Dodds Auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m. This event will be simulcast in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall.

Composition Colloquium Series featuring Billy Childs

The Composition Colloquium series is hosting Grammy-winning composer/jazz pianist Billy Childs. A multiple Grammy-winner, Childs is know for merging jazz and classical genres. He has performed and recorded with Freddie Hubbard, J.J. Johnson, Joe Henderson, and Wynton Marsalis, and has received commissions from the Kronos Quartet, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and the American Brass Quintet. His most recent release "Rebirth" focuses on the combustible intimacy of small group improvisation. The event is free and open to the public and located in Woolworth Center, Room 106. Light refreshments will be provided.

Observe the Night Sky at the Peyton Observatory

The department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University holds monthly informal open houses for the purpose of observing the night sky. Weather permitting, you can usually look at planets, nebulae, open clusters, globular clusters, and galaxies through a 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. The students and postdoctoral fellows in the department are also quite happy to answer any astronomy-related questions you might have. Come anytime during the above interval and stay as long as you like until closing. Check this website that afternoon to confirm whether the open house is on or canceled due to weather.


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