This Week in New Haven (September 18 – 24)

This Week in New Haven (September 18 – 24)

T he first part is pretty dreamy, while the second is pretty yummy. 

Monday, September 18
At 4 p.m., Yale’s Beinecke Library (121 Wall St, New Haven; 203-432-2977) is hosting the first installment of this semester’s Mondays at Beinecke series. Featuring tea and a talk, the speakers this time are Ray Clemens and Diane Ducharme, discussing the process behind the creation of an exhibit the pair helped curate, Making the Medieval English Manuscript: The Takamiya Collection in the Beinecke Library. Free.

Tuesday, September 19
Legendary music is in the air, though what kind depends a lot on where you are. At 7:30 p.m. in Morse Recital Hall (470 College St, New Haven), Yale School of Music’s ensemble-in-residence, the Brentano String Quartet, “performs quartets by Haydn and Brahms, along with a selection of German dances by Schubert and bagatelles by Webern.” At 8 p.m. at College Street Music Hall (238 College St, New Haven; 877-987-6487; $45), influential alt rock/noise pop band The Pixies headline a bill opened by emerging but kind of old-school rock/dream pop act Sunflower Bean.

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Neighborhood Music School - Fall Free For All

Wednesday, September 20
Dreams are invaded tonight at the Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall St, New Haven). Presented by the Yale Film Colloquium, it’s a 7 p.m. screening of Inception (2010), where Leonardo DiCaprio leads a tip-top supporting cast into the deepest layers of the mind. As organizers put it, the film “bends lines between real and imaginary, interior and exterior and public and private spaces.” Free.

Thursday, September 21
At 5:30 p.m., the back patio at Kitchen ZINC (966 Chapel St, New Haven; 203-772-3002) is the site of a Cocktail Social. Highlighting Hartford Flavor Company’s Wild Moon Liqueurs, which come in birch, chai spice, cranberry, cucumber, lavender and rose varieties, the party includes “a tasting of 4 signature cocktails as well as snacks to accompany the drinks.” $15.

New Haven Ecstatic Dance is grooving to the fall equinox. Starting at 8:15 p.m. at Your Community Yoga Center (39 Putnam Ave, Hamden), the occasion, like all ecstatic dances, is a chance to meld meditative impulses with pulsing beats. $10.

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Fireflies at Long Wharf Theatre

Friday, September 22
PlazaPalooza, a block party fundraiser for CitySeed’s Food Stamp Double Value Coupon Program, takes over Temple Plaza (160 Temple St, New Haven) from 5 to 8 p.m. Featuring cocktails by Mecha, Ordinary, ROÌA and ZINC “inspired and made from seasonal ingredients from the farms of CitySeed’s farmers’ markets”—plus beer from Black Hog Brewery; finger foods made by refugee cooks and bites from local food carts; and music by DJ Connie Carmona, regular tickets cost $20 and include one drink and light fare, with “additional cocktails and beer available for purchase.”

Saturday, September 23
Gathering food trucks and “artisans and craft makers,” plus live entertainment on both a main stage and a kids’, the East Rock Festival returns from 11 a.m. to 5, with a two-hour block party to follow. The former happens between Willow and Cottage Streets on Orange, while the latter happens at Cottage, outside P&M Market (721 Orange St, New Haven). Free.

At the New Haven Museum (114 Whitney Ave, New Haven; 203-562-4183), new exhibit Old-School Ink: New Haven’s Tattoos gets an opening reception from 2 to 6 p.m. “[Exploring] the contributions made by New Haven tattoo artists to the aesthetics and industry of body art regionally, nationally and internationally,” items include “vintage flash sheets from the archives of local tattoo shops, artifacts important to the trade, recent photojournalism and new art created specifically for the occasion.” Free.

Sunday, September 24
The mission of the 10-years-running Uncertainty Music Series—to “[present] concerts of improvised, electronic and experimental music,” featuring “local and regional artists who weren’t being actively presented in other venues”—ends tonight, with the second night of its Farewell Festival. Happening at Firehouse 12 (45 Crown St, New Haven; 203-785-0468), the lineup, spanning an 8:30 bill last night and a 7:30 bill tonight, features a long list of artists who you probably don’t know, playing music you can’t possibly predict, and that’s the point. “Free; donations accepted.”

Written by Dan Mims. Image depicts a still from Inception (2010). Readers are encouraged to verify times, locations and prices before attending events.

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Dan has worked for a couple of major media companies, but he likes Daily Nutmeg best. As DN’s editor, he writes, photographs, edits and otherwise shepherds ideas into fully realized feature stories, helped very much by a small team of dedicated contributors.

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