Paul Robeson Center for the Arts
102 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ 08542xxxxP:609-924-8777xxF:609-921-0008




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All listings take place at the Paul Robeson Center unless otherwise indicated. Doors open half an hour before show time and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise indicated. LIKE the Arts Council on FACEBOOK and FOLLOW us on TWITTER

thursday, july 24 | 6-8 PM | FREE | Princeton shopping center
Summer Courtyard Series “Remembering Pete Seeger”, a tribute featuring the Spook Handy Band flyer
Spook Handy is a nationally touring folk musician and New Jersey native who has had the fortune of performing over 50 concerts and festivals with Pete Seeger. With Pete as his mentor, Spook learned many of his songs and the stories behind them. Spook is joined by Paul Prestopino who backed up Peter Paul and Mary on tour and in the studio for 14 years, Bob Harris who toured and recorded with bluegrass legend Vassar Clements and Ron Greenstein who plays bass for the Chad Mitchell Trio. Spook was named "Best Folk Artist" by Upstage Magazine, Gannett New Jersey, The Courier News, The Home News and "Remembering Pete Seeger" is a tribute to one of America's most exemplary citizens and historical figures and who is recognized as one of America's greatest folk artists. 

Cafe Improv
Music, poetry, and comedy. For a list of performers, to register, or for more information visit Café Improv's website

thursday, july 31 | 6-8 PM | FREE | Princeton shopping center
Summer Courtyard Series featuring Princeton School of Rock flyer
School of Rock is a performance-based music school inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life.  From the lesson room to the stage, School of Rock has been developing confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels.  For more than a decade School of Rock has been teaching in an interactive environment to bring out the classics from Zeppelin and the Stones to modern hits from the Black Keys and White Stripes.

thursday, august 7 | 6-8 PM | FREE | Princeton shopping center
Summer Courtyard Series featuring Swingadelic flyer
Swingadelic is powerhouse of a “little big band” plays a rich amalgam of jazz, blues and New Orleans styles and presents it in a vocal/instrumental “pops” format. The band maintains a weekly residency at the dinner/dance nightclub Swing 46 in NYC and has performed from Maine to Atlanta, including Lincoln Center and NJPAC.

thursday, august 14 | 6-8 PM | FREE | Princeton shopping center
Summer Courtyard Series featuring Celtic Crossroad flyer
Celtic Crossroad brings the music of Ireland, Scotland, and England to life through tight harmonies and powerful, intricate instrumentation on guitar, fiddle, banjo, whistle, mandolin, and bodhran. The band performs a variety of songs, from early 20th century Irish classics to seldom-heard gems that quickly become new audience favorites. Charismatic songs, a capella numbers, instrumentals, and occasional stories create a show that appeals to a wide variety of audiences.

thursday, august 21 | 6-8 PM | FREE | Princeton shopping center
Summer Courtyard Series featuring Swift Technique flyer
Swift Technique, Philly's fiery funksters are a band with a dynamic and captivating sound. This horn infused, high energy, soulful band will certainly get you up off your lawn chair. The band has recently debuted in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New Orleans, Nashville and Savannah. With the release of the EP, "you boys be aight", the future continues to look very bright for this Philadelphia Funk Force. 

thursday, august 28 | 6-8 PM | FREE | Princeton shopping center
Summer Courtyard Series featuring Swing Sabroso flyer
Ray Rodriguez and Swing Sabroso, back by popular demand! The group's distinctive Salsa Dura style is the result of the unique and extensive musical backgrounds of the band's individual members, who have performed and recorded with some of the most recognizable names in Latin Music before joining together to integrate Swing Sabroso. Latin poly-rhythms, fresh sounds, dancing, and entertainment are promised to all!

Saturday, SEPT 6 | 1-3PM | FREE | ACP Pop-Up Studio
Finding Light through Fire: Flamenco Dance and Art Workshop for children and adults
Join Artist-in-Residence Lisa Botalico in a free Flamenco dance workshop that will inspire you to follow your passion. In addition, artist Libby Ramage will lead you in creating Flamenco-inspired assemblages while enjoying Flamenco music. Children and adults are encouraged to attend this engaging workshop at the ACP Pop-Up Studio in the Princeton Shopping Center at 301 N. Harrison St. in Princeton.

Sunday, SEPT 14 | 12-3PM | FREE
Free Fall Open House
You are invited to attend our Free Fall Open House. This is the perfect opportunity for newcomers and returning students to learn about upcoming programs, events, membership, volunteer opportunities, and to meet our instructors.

Public Forum: Why We Dance Flamenco Intergenerational Dance Dialogues
You are invited to join Artist-in-Residence Lisa Botalico in our Dance Studio during the ACP's Open House, along with several Flamenco dancers and a live guitarist, as she demonstrates verbally and visually how and why Flamenco is becoming a wide-spread art form around the world. Take this great opportunity to learn about Flamenco from critically acclaimed Flamenco dancer and ACP Artist-in-Residence Lisa Botalico!

Sunday, SEPT 14 | 3-5PM | FREE
Opening Reception: Annual Members Exhibition
Come out to enjoy an artists’ reception for the Annual Members’ Exhibition, which celebrates what ACP members love about art. This event immediately follows the Free Fall Open House and is open to the public and free of charge.

Sunday, Sept 21 | 2PM | Tickets TBD | PHS Performing Arts Center
Kevin Maynor sings the Paul Robeson Repertoire with Eric Olsen, pianist
Join the Paul Robeson House and the ACP for a performance by Kevin Maynor, who will be singing the Paul Robeson Repertoire accompanied by Eric Olsen on piano. This event will also feature the Trenton Children's Choir and The First Baptist Church Praise Dance. Please call 609.924.1666 for additional information.

Opening Reception: Princeton Artists' Alliance 25th Anniversary Exhibition
The Princeton Artists' Alliance has provided a working artists' group collaborative environment since its creation 25 years ago. Come out to celebrate their latest exhibition in the Taplin Gallery. The exhibit will be on display until November 26.

Opening Reception: Terrace Sculpture: Peter Abrams, B-Home
The B Home Projects are functional art installations featuring uniquely shaped dwellings built using sustainable building practices. A project by Pete Abrams and Graham Apgar, the B Homes are built to serve various functions in community building including everything from disaster relief to ecotourism to alternative dwellings for under-served populations. The structures are built from shipping pallets and other post-industrial and discarded materials such as bamboo, steel pipes, and tires. On display until April 20, 2015.

Saturday, oct 18 | 3-5PM | $20
"The Fire of Flamenco"
In culmination of her residency, critically acclaimed flamenco dancer, Lisa Botalico, in collaboration with visual artist, Libby Ramage, and live flamenco musicians and dancers will take you on a dynamic journey through flamenco’s universal themes of passion, defiance and hope in a program of original dances, music and flamenco inspired art created for this special performance. Experience the power and soul of flamenco dance, song and music up close in the ACP's intimate Solley Theatre!

Friday, DEC 5 |5-7:30PM | FREE
Opening Reception: Sauce fot the Goose Holiday Sale
Do your holiday shopping at the Arts Council of Princeton's Annual "Sauce for the Goose" Art Sale. It will showcase regional artists, artisans and crafters featuring a mix of fine art and functional crafts, including paintings, drawings, functional and decorative ceramics, and more! December 5-December 20.