This Week in New Haven (May 6 – 12)

T he city draws us upward, westward, inward and, of course, outward. 

Monday, May 6
The New Haven Pride Center (84 Orange St, New Haven) hosts an opening reception for Won’t Be Erased: The Permanence and Significance of Body Art and Modification in the Queer Community from 6 to 8 p.m. Featuring work by tattoo artists Beck Doty and Sam Jannetty, the exhibition underscores the fact that tattoos “are not only empowering affirmations of one’s identity, they are also a way to visibly declare/communicate that we do belong to the LGBTQ+ community.” Free.

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Neighborhood Music School - Renee B. Fisher Competition for Young Pianists

Tuesday, May 7
At 7 p.m., Yale’s Leitner Observatory (355 Prospect St, New Haven) has Yale graduate students “giv[ing] short public talks on their current astronomy research projects.” Ryan Blackman discusses “The Search for Planets Orbiting Nearby Stars”; Johannes Ulf-Lange discusses “Hunting Dark Energy with DESI”; and Angelo Ricarte discusses “LISA: Spying Supermassive Black Holes with Gravitational Waves.” Weather permitting, you can then take a look at some of the matters under discussion using Leitner’s telescopes. Free.

Wednesday, May 8
As Game of Thrones—the TV series, at least—draws to an end, East Rock Brewing Company (285 Nicoll St, New Haven; 475-234-6176) is hosting a series of its own: two GOT-themed trivia sessions two weeks apart. The first, with questions based on seasons one through four, happens at 7:30 tonight, though organizers recommend “com[ing] down early because seating is limited and our trivia nights tend to fill up quickly.” Free to play.

Thursday, May 9
At Kroon Hall (195 Prospect St, New Haven), Solar Youth’s annual Solar Jam, which raises funds to support the organization’s mission of “empower[ing] youth to achieve lifelong success through long-term supportive relationships, environmental exploration, youth-led problem solving and leadership development,” starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 9. In-between, organizers promise “food, music and a live and silent auction,” with tickets costing $60.

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A Doll's House, Part 2 at Long Wharf Theatre

Friday, May 10
The 22nd Westville Artwalk, lately a two-day affair, lifts off tonight with a street party (free) and beer garden ($15 in advance or $20 at the gate) on Central Avenue between Fountain and Whalley from 6:30 to 9. Meanwhile, nearby, DaSilva Gallery and Kehler Liddell Gallery are hosting exhibition openings, and The Regicides, A Broken Umbrella Theatre’s improv troupe, performs at Lotta Studios at 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 11
Artwalk proceeds in the heart of Westville, with an artisan market, food trucks and participating restaurants, exhibitions, artist demos, interactive installations, live music, kids activities and even a Rubber Duckie Race. Check out all the details here.

The New Haven Paint & Clay Club’s 118th Annual Juried Exhibition opens at Creative Arts Workshop (80 Audubon St, New Haven; 203-562-4927) from 2 to 5 p.m., with awards handed out at 3. Free.

At 7:30 p.m. in Church of the Redeemer (185 Cold Spring St, New Haven), the New Haven Oratorio Choir, “a community-based, auditioned chamber choir whose mission is”—in part—“to provide the New Haven region with unique and intimate choral performances,” presents “Sing We and Chant It: Madrigals and Masses from the Renaissance.” Tickets to this “concert of sacred and secular music from the Renaissance era” run $20, or $15 for students and seniors.

Sunday, May 12 – Mother’s Day
It’s Day 2 of the Elm City Folk Festival at Cafe Nine (250 State St, New Haven; 203-789-8281). Day 1 was last night, chronologically featuring Roses Wild, The Split Coils and Goodnight Blue Moon in a $5, 9 p.m. bill. Day 2 is a true daytime affair, with a $5, 2 p.m. bill featuring Glenn Roth, Anna May, Field of Birds, Xavier Serrano and The Skipping Stones.

Written and photographed by Dan Mims. Image features a moment during a previous ArtWalk. 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.

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