This Week in New Haven (June 25 – July 1)

This Week in New Haven (June 25 – July 1)

T he first full week of summer has a few other beginnings in store for us. 

Monday, June 25
Now that school’s out, IKEA (450 Sargent Dr, New Haven) is “celebrating summer” with a bunch of free family-friendly arts and crafts events this week, starting with a plate decorating session from 2 to 3 p.m. “Grab a stencil or get creative decorating a plate to brighten up any room during this make-and-take activity,” organizers say.

Tuesday, June 26
The next installment of Yoga in Our City, a summertime series co-organized by Breathing Room Yoga Center and 108 Monkeys, happens today at 5:30 p.m. “Offering free yoga classes in green spaces,” the location this time (and, weather permitting, every Tuesday this summer) is Scantlebury Park, at the corner of Ashmun and Bristol Streets.

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2018 Twilight Concert Series at the Pardee-Morris House


Wednesday, June 27
From 4:30 to 7 p.m., the Ives Main Library (133 Elm St, New Haven; 203-946-8130) is unveiling Ives Squared, an adult-oriented space that earns the exponent by synchronizing many crucial aspects of 21st-century work: networking, collaboration and co-working in a section called The Exchange; creativity, technology and training in a maker space named The Tinker Lab; hard-copy and virtual research materials in a zone called The Switchboard; coffee, of course, poured on-premises by G Café; plus fresh air thanks to an adjoining patio. Free.

Thursday, June 28
A salty new show is opening at the Yale Center for British Art (1080 Chapel St, New Haven; 203-432-2800): Salt and Silver: Early Photography, 1840-1860, featuring more than 100 of “some of the earliest photographs in the world.” Developed as “salted paper prints,” a format invented in Britain that required “compounds of salt and silver,” images depict many fascinating people and scenes, from “swaggering Scottish fisherman” circa 1845 to a “shell-shocked soldier in the Crimean War” in 1855 to a Parisian street view captured in 1843. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, June 29
Across the street and one day later, the Yale University Art Gallery (1111 Chapel St, New Haven; 203-432-0600) enjoys an origins-focused opening of its own. Leonardo: Discoveries from Verrochio’s Studio examines the famous artist Leonard da Vinci’s “early years as an apprentice in the studio of the sculptor, painter and goldsmith Andrea del Verrochio, seeking to identify the young artist’s hand in paintings known to be collaborations with his teacher and fellow pupils.” Moreover, it hopes viewers will try their own hand at picking out Leo’s work, displaying attributed and unattributed works side by side in an effort to “[restore] the primacy of visual evidence” instead of “relying on the claims of previous scholarship.” Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 30
At 2 p.m., in conjunction with the exhibition World War I: Beyond the Front Lines at the Knights of Columbus Museum (1 State St, New Haven; 203-865-0400), navy veteran and sports journalist Jim Leeke discusses “the unique role that baseball played among American doughboys in Europe as well as the impact on the professional game in the US” during World War I. Of special interest are baseball figures who aided the Knights of Columbus’s field efforts during the war, like hall of famers Johnny Evers and Hughie Jennings. Free.

From 6 to 9 p.m., The Dinner Detective, “America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show,” begins a summer-long run of Saturday shows at the the Omni New Haven Hotel (155 Temple St, New Haven; 203-772-6664). Included in the price of a regular ticket ($61.95) is a four-course meal cooked up by the Omni and, of course, the show; not included are a cash bar and, for $19.95, an add-on that “[gets] a member of your party involved in the show as a Prime Suspect without their advance knowledge.”

Sunday, July 1
The witty and kinetic Furors, who’ve been an anchor of New Haven’s music scene for decades, top a 4 p.m. show at Cafe Nine (250 State St, New Haven; 203-789-8281). Also on the bill are the Sawtelles, a married duo performing “sparse but intricately arranged pop that is as lush as it is threadbare,” and Big Fat Combo’s Tom Hearn, who’s doing a solo set. Free.

Written by Dan Mims. 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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