This Week in New Haven (April 5 – 11)

A s outdoor cinema and live indoor music return, this star-studded week’s biggest star may be show business itself.

Monday, April 5
The next event in the Yale School of Art’s Photo Pop Up Lecture series—in which “Gregory Crewdson, Director of Graduate Studies in Photography, asks [special guests] a list of simple questions about artistic practice”—features an artist even very casual cinephiles will know: David Fincher, the music video-turned-feature film director of Se7en (1995), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), Gone Girl (2014) and, most recently, Mank (2020). The free Zoom event, starting at 6 p.m., “is limited to 1,000 participants, so should any event approach that limit, access will be available on a ‘first come first served’ basis.”

sponsored by

Yale Center for British Art

Wednesday, April 7
Horizons at Foote, “an academic and enrichment program creating opportunities for New Haven Public School students from underserved communities,” hosts “From Seeing to Saying: A Conversation About Race” featuring “acclaimed authors and friends” Claudia Rankine and Sarah Blake moderated by Roxanne Coady, founder/owner of RJ Julia Booksellers. Tickets to the virtual fundraiser cost $100.

At 8 p.m., the free, weather-permitting Movies in the Plaza series, organized by the Town Green District, returns from a long winter hiatus for a screening of Murder on the Orient Express—either the 1974 or 2017 version—in Pitkin Plaza (Orange Street between Chapel and Court).“Registration required upon entry”; “pet-friendly” (leashed); “bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and pillows!”

sponsored by

Hopkins School - Set Your Curiosity Free

Friday, April 9
The next installment of The LAB @ LWT, a free monthly discussion series presented by Long Wharf Theatre, starts at 1 p.m. here and features actor/director/playwright Zack Fine and Tony- and Grammy-nominated actor Bryce Pinkham. They’ll be “shar[ing] an excerpt of their upcoming show Dignity, Always Dignity with a panel of climate experts, hoping to gain insight and spark dialogue on the intersection of climate change, climate justice, and the Theatre.”

At 5 p.m., live indoor music is back—“in a safe and socially distant environment”—at Cafe Nine (250 State St, New Haven). The free show, featuring singer/guitarist Buzz Gordo on stage and “limited seating” throughout, kicks off a weekend of performances at the venue, including by jazz guitarist Michael Coppola at 5 p.m. Saturday and “authentic Chicago blues band” The Chicago Dawgs at 4 p.m. Sunday.

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.

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