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Friday, July 31, 2015

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So Percussion Summer Institute holds series of free concerts

Sunday, July 19, through Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, various times various venues

So Percussion, the Edward T. Cone Artists-in-Residence at Princeton University, will hold a series of free concerts during its two-week annual So Percussion Summer Institute with 25 student percussionists and 10 composers. The schedule follows:

• Sunday, July 19, 8 p.m.: So Percussion Summer Institute opening concert, McAlpin Hall, Woolworth Center • Monday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.: Work-in-progress for So Percussion's "Radicals in Miniature," McAlpin Hall, Woolworth Center • Wednesday, July 22, 10 p.m.: Work-in-progress for "A Gun Show," Whitman College, Class of 1970 Theater • Friday, July 24, 9 p.m.: Mobius Percussion concert, McAlpin Hall, Woolworth Center • Saturday, July 25, 8 p.m.: Princeton composers concert, Matthews Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts • Wednesday, July 29, 8 p.m.: Work-in-progress for "There Might Be Others," with choreographer Rebecca Lazier and composer and So Percussion member Dan Trueman, Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St. • Friday, July 31, 8 p.m.: So Percussion open composer readings, Matthews Theater, 185 Nassau St. • Saturday, August 1, 7 p.m.: So Percussion Summer Institute closing concert, Matthews Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Princeton Summer Theater to present two one-acts

Thursday, July 23, through Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, various times Hamilton Murray Theater

Princeton Summer Theater will present two one-acts — Tom Stoppard's "The Real Inspector Hound" and Christopher Durang's "The Actor's Nightmare" at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 23, through Saturday, Aug. 1. Matinee performances will take place at 2 p.m. Saturdays, July 25 and Aug. 1, and Sundays, July 26 and Aug. 2. Tickets are offered online; by calling the theater's box office at 732-997-0205, Tuesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; or by emailing

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Art museum to host picnic and film screening

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, 6 p.m. Princeton University Art Museum lawn

As part of its Late Thursdays series, the Princeton University Art Museum will host its annual picnic on the lawn at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6. The evening will feature barbecue fare, live music, family-friendly activities and an 8:30 p.m. screening of the movie "American Graffiti."

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Art museum to open two exhibitions

June 27-Aug. 30, 2015 Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum will open two new exhibitions this summer — "Painting on Paper: American Watercolors at Princeton" and "Collecting Contemporary, 1960-2015: Selections from the Schorr Collection" at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27. The exhibitions will run through Aug. 30. A summer exhibitions celebration will take place on at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 27, featuring a lecture "The American Watercolor Movement, 1860-1925" by Kathleen Foster of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. An exhibition tour followed by a watercolor demonstration on Cannon Green will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28.

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