This Week in New Haven (June 7 – 13)

G row your ken, find some zen, leave your den.

Wednesday, June 9
“The 15-Minute City: Imagining the Future of Transportation,” a free and virtual panel organized by the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, lasts an hour and 15 minutes starting at 7 p.m. and asks the question, “How would it change your life if you had everything you needed within a 15-minute walk?”

At 8:30 p.m. in Pitkin Plaza, the Space Soup, the Space Special and the most brazen of jams—raspberry!—are served up by a screening of the classic Star Wars parody Spaceballs (1987). “Registration required upon entry”; “pet-friendly” (leashed); “bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and pillows!”

sponsored by

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Thursday, June 10
During the Yale University Art Gallery’s next Mindfulness and Art discussion at 12:30 p.m., associate curator of Japanese art Sadako Ohki and psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher and certified yoga therapist Anne Dutton “engage the mind, senses, and imagination” while examining “the six-panel screen Moonlight Bamboo (ca. 1758–60) by the Japanese artist Ike no Taiga.” Free; virtual; register here.

Friday, June 11
A Family Night at Massaro Community Farm (41 Ford Rd, Woodbridge; 203-736-8618) offers “a visit with the farm animals, a self guided nature hike, and an outdoor screening of The Goonies!” 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. screening. Register here.

Saturday, June 12
CT Murals and the New Haven Free Public Library present a Community Paint Day from 10 a.m. to 4 outside 5 Star Laundromat (350 Washington Ave, New Haven), inviting the public to help complete two murals planned and directed by local artists Isaac Bloodworth and Kyle Kearson. Sign up here.

The opening reception for Planetaria, “an exhibition of visual poems by Monica Ong that leverage the visual language of astronomy to explore the precarious territories of motherhood, women in science, and diaspora identity,” starts at 5 p.m. at the Institute Library (847 Chapel St, Fl 3, New Haven; 203-562-4045). Reserve a spot here.

Sunday, June 13
“Digging” is what’s up during the return of the New Haven Record Riot at the Annex YMA Club (554 Woodward Ave, New Haven), a popup sale promising “over 40 tables of LPs, CDs, 45s & more.” Regular admission reportedly costs $3 and starts at 9:30 a.m., while an early bird option promising less competitive browsing starts at 7:30 a.m. but carries a $10 admission fee.

Written by Dan Mims. Image, featuring Moonlight Bamboo, sourced from the Yale University Art Gallery website. 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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