This Week in New Haven (July 12 – 18)

Raspberry pie with fresh raspberries and jam on vintage textile texture. Top view Raspberry pie with fresh raspberries and jam on vintage textile texture. Top view

P ride and prizes come of baked pies, preserved cars and shaped sand.

Monday, July 12
At 4 p.m., the next virtual Mondays at Beinecke talk centers on the Voynich Manuscript—“a codex written six centuries ago in an unknown language, with diagrams and illustrations depicting odd plants and women bathing in green pools,” as a 2016 story in Daily Nutmeg described it. Free; registration required.

At 6:30, Rebecca Hart and the Wrong Band open the 2021 Summer Concert Series—and berry pies open the associated Hi-Fi Pie Fest competition—in Beecher Park (37 Harrison St, New Haven). Bakers take note: Protocols are different this pandemic year.

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Tuesday, July 13
Barcade (56 Orange St, New Haven) hosts a Connecticut Beer Night with two dozen state-made brews on tap. Free; 21+.

Wednesday, July 14
It’s Christmas in July when Movies in the Plaza screens Home Alone (1990) at 8:30 p.m. in Pitkin Plaza. “Registration required upon entry”; “(leashed) pet-friendly”; “bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and pillows!” Free.

Friday, July 16
The Yale Center for British Art’s latest at home conversation features Jann Haworth, “an American artist who became a leading figure of the British pop art movement in the 1960s” and “is best known as the codesigner of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.” Noon; free; registration required.

Also starting at noon is one of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven’s free weekly performances on the Green (weather permitting). Last week’s debut, featuring “rhythm tap dancer Alexis Robbins and fellow musicians, as well as the percussion group Rumberos de Bregamos,” was rained out, so it’s plausible that some or all of those performers are scheduled for this week instead.

Saturday, July 17
The fourth annual car show at Captain’s Cove Seaport (1 Bostwick Ave, Black Rock Harbor, Bridgeport) runs from 9am to 3 and promises “food and drink specials [at] 26 boardwalk shops,” “free coffee and pastries” in the morning, a complimentary lunch and cocktail for the first 175 guests and 50/50 as well as ticketed raffles.

Sunday, July 18
The Milford Arts Council’s 44th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest on Walnut Beach invites entrants of all ages to get their hands dirty by “build[ing] your most creative sand sculpture,” either in person or virtually (from a beach of your choice), with in-person awards conferred at 3pm. Of course, simply lounging and watching is also an option.

Written by Dan Mims. Image by GreenArt/Shutterstock. 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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