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Concert: Princeton University Concerts presents the Takacs String Quartet
Looking for a breath of cultured air in your hectic schedule? Look no further than the Takacs String Quartet, performing this Thursday and Friday. This Hungary-founded, Boulder-based troupe will tackle Bartok’s six string quartets, for which the group has won awards, including a Grammy. If you’re a die-hard classical junkie, be sure not to miss it, and if you couldn’t care less about it, then come on over and prepare to be converted! Sit back and make yourself comfortable — every student’s life could use a little ritardando.
Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m.
Exercise: USG Free Fitness Glow Zumba
We’re well into the semester now, and work is piling up. So is the collection of snacks from late meal … work off both the stress and the cookies with some glow-in-the-dark Zumba! For those who don’t know, Zumba is a form of dance-based exercise, focusing mainly on salsa, hip-hop, merengue and samba styles. Zuuumba! Even saying it is fun! Throw on some white and/or neon clothing and head over to Dillon for some fun, colorful dancing exercise with your friends. “Glow” try some Zumba!
Dillon Gymnasium: Group Fitness Room
Friday, 8 p.m.
- Zoë Perot
Theater: 24-Hour Play Festival
What people are crazier, funnier and more energetic than actors, directors and writers? Sleep-deprived actors, directors and writers of course! Take the opportunity to appreciate these students’ creativity, enthusiasm, talent and caffeinated vigor by heading over to the 24-Hour Play Festival, which features acts that are written, staged and performed all within 24 hours. This event is sure to be a good time, especially considering the talent and variety of theater groups here on campus.
Saturday, 8 p.m.
- Zoë Perot
Public Lecture: “Independent Media in a Time of War: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance and Hope” with Amy Goodman
If you’ve been caught up on the whole government shutdown thing, you may have forgotten that there are many worthy stories of “uprisings, occupations, resistance and hope” in the wider world. The Wilson College Signature Lecture Series is proud to present Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of “Democracy Now!” Goodman will also be signing her book, “The Silenced Majority,” which sounds important. Don’t miss out!
Thursday, 5 p.m.
- Harrison Blackman
Lecture: “Academia Online: Musings” by William G. Bowen GS ’58
Is the future of higher education online? If this is a question that keeps you up at night, be sure to attend “Academia Online: Musings,” a lecture by William G. Bowen, a.k.a. the pre-pre-pre-Eisgruber president of the University and the man who received the National Humanities Medal in July. You should go even if these questions about education don’t keep you up at night, because you might discover a new passion!
Monday, 8 p.m.
- Jennifer Shyue
Concert: University Concert Jazz Ensemble with Freddie Hendrix and the Freddie Hendrix Septet
The Grammy Awards won’t air until January, but Princeton is already bringing the show to you. Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix snagged his Grammy in 2012 and exudes glamor wherever he goes. He has toured with Alicia Keys and Aretha Franklin and rocked out for President Obama. Hendrix will hit the campus stage with The Freddie Hendrix Septet, featuring its very own trombonist, alto saxophonist, tenor saxophonist, pianist, bassist and drummer. With so many different instruments and people, this eclectic jazz performance will blow your mind and beat anything you’ll catch on TV that night.
Saturday, 8 p.m.
- Ruby Shao
Theater: PSAT Fall 2013 Show: “Roshan’s 11″
Not to be confused with the Las Vegas Clooney thriller, Roshan’s 11 follows three youths who snag a movie opportunity without knowing what’s in store for them. Princeton South Asian Theatrics promises a night of belly laughter. Even better, they hold the answer to the question that’s been nagging you every time you toast a bagel in the dining hall — why aren’t toasters called “tanning breads?” To find out for the sake of all the pale bread out there, make sure to catch this play directed by Nihar Madhavan ’15 and Varun Sharma ’15.
Frist Film/Performance Theatre
Friday, 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 p.m.
- Margot Yale