Upcoming Community Events

Below is a sampling of Princeton University events that are open to the public. The Office of Community and Regional Affairs produces UPROAR, an e-newsletter listing the university's public events sent on the first of each month.  Click here to subscribe to UPROAR


Lecture | The Spirit of ’76: Slavery, Empire, and the Anthropocene in Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred
Oct 6, 2022, 4:30 pm

In 1976, the United States was celebrating the Bicentennial, or the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Still reeling from Vietnam, Watergate, and the previous decade’s culture wars, the still young nation threw itself into the culmination of a series self-congratulatory festivities to combat the cheerless national mood. Set…

East Pyne Building, Room 010
Lecture | Current Free Speech Controversies: A Discussion with Nadine Strossen
Oct 6, 2022, 4:30 pm

Nadine StrossenFormer President, American Civil Liberties Union

Join the James Madison Program for a conversation with Nadine Strossen and Princeton Professor Gregory Conti about free speech and academic freedom on campus. This event is part of our Initiative on Freedom of Thought, Inquiry, and…

Bowen Hall, Room 222
Film | Falling for Stradivari
Oct 11, 2022, 7:30 pm

Before experiencing violinist Janine Jansen in concert with Princeton University Concerts, come to the Princeton Garden Theatre for a thrilling new documentary, directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Gerry Fox, following her journey with Sir Antonio Pappano as they…

Princeton Garden Theatre
Lecture | The Changing Geopolitics of Climate Change and the Energy Transition
Oct 14, 2022, 8:30 am

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment 2022 Annual Meeting is being held on Friday, October 14, 2022 – 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Maeder Hall Auditorium in Princeton University. The past year marked record heatwaves, flooding, and droughts around the world, while surging inflation and supply…

Maeder Hall Auditorium in Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Music | Meet the Music: Can Music Tell a Story?
Oct 22, 2022, 1:00 pm

Join Princeton University Concerts for a family event featuring host Bruce Adolphe and musicians from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. What can music say? Can a violin order a bagel in a restaurant? How does music tell us anything at all? Inspector Pulse, the world’s greatest and only private ear, investigates this…

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Oct 25, 2022, 4:30 pm

Day of the Dead is an Indigenous and Catholic syncretic practice in Mexico and Latin America that remembers and honors the deceased. Day of the Dead in the United States is a place where Latina/o/x communities can gather, honor, remember and claim space. In Latin America, the Day of the Dead is a family-centered celebration, where homes and…

East Pyne Building, Lobby, Courtyard and Upper Hyphen