This Week in New Haven (November 1 -7)

Straight on row of voting booths at polling station during American election. US flag in background. Straight on row of voting booths at polling station during American election. US flag in background.

B etween Beinecke, ballots, a boathouse, Bobcats, Bulldogs, brewing, bestowals, birth scenes, baile and blocks of films, there are no Plan Bs.

Monday, November 1
During the next virtual Mondays at Beinecke talk, titled “Ezra Stiles, Census Making, and Indian Erasure in New England,” CT Humanities director Jason Mancini discusses the disconnect between the “nearly 4,500 Indians documented in census records in southern New England” at the end of the American Revolution and the opposite notion conveyed by “popular literature and prevailing opinion” at the time, which had “essentially… declared” “southern New England’s Indian population… extinct.” 4 p.m.; registration required.

Tuesday, November 2 – Election Day
From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Connecticut voters register their choices for mayor and other local positions. Find your polling place here, and familiarize yourself with a sample ballot here.

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Thursday, November 4
Pizza, beer, wine, cocktails and “music, camaraderie and fantastic views of New Haven Harbor” are on the docket at the Canal Dock Boathouse (475 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven), where a Happy Hour on the Harbor benefits the Boathouse’s free public programming. 5 to 8 p.m.; $50.

Starting at 7:30 p.m., the Quinnipiac University Theater Program presents three more days (and four more performances) of Three Sisters at the school’s Theatre Arts Center (515 Sherman Ave, Hamden). The play by Anton Chekhov, “widely considered to be one of the most important pieces in modern theater,” “involves a tight-knit group of friends and family centered around the Prozorov Sisters, three incredible young women who feel trapped in their small lives in a small town and dream of returning home: their beloved Moscow.” $27.24 with fees, or $16.74 for QU faculty/staff and $11.49 for students/seniors.

Friday, November 5
A dynamic live and DJed music event—“a multitude of genres in one night, a showcase of individual talent, boiler room-style,” with “no fence, no stage, free admission [and] stellar beers on tap”—is brewing at collaborative brewery The Beeracks (250 Bradley St, East Haven). Starting at 5 p.m., the lineup promises dark pop from Entity, midtempo/house from Lyon, techno/house from 7roubl3, Top 40/house from Ryan M. Taylor and tech house/drum ’n’ bass from Forksxstuff.

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven’s 41st annual Arts Awards honor local artists and educators Miguel Gaspar Benitez, James Brockington, Tia Brockington, Bill Brown, Sally Hill, Allen “Dooley-O” Jackson, Linda Lindroth and Patrick Smith at SCSU’s Lyman Center (501 Crescent St, New Haven). The occasion begins outside at 6 with an hourlong pre-show, then shifts inside for a ceremony with a dance performance and an after-party at 8:30 with dancing, drinks and “snacks.”

At 7 p.m., the Yale men’s hockey team hosts neighboring rival Quinnipiac for the Bulldogs’ first home game of the season, at Ingalls Rink (73 Sachem St, New Haven). But there’s a catch. This year, with COVID protocols in place (including mandatory masking at all times and no concessions available), it seems only season tickets covering all 14 home games are up for grabs, costing $308 for better visibility or $196 for a seat behind the net, with discounts for seniors and Yale employees. You can, however, buy individual tickets for home games at Quinnipiac, with the next ones coming back to back on the 12th and 13th against Arizona State.

Saturday, November 6
The Nativity Story: Art of the Crèche, this year’s Christmas exhibition at the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center (1 State St, New Haven; 203-865-0400), is beginning early this year and draws entirely on the Center’s collections. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, entry is free (albeit timed) and must be reserved in advance.

Unidad Latina en Acción’s 11th annual Día de los Muertos festival, starting at 4 p.m. and centered at 26 Mill Street, features “a parade, live music, dancing, and traditional food from our countries.”

Sunday, November 7
This year’s Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale, a.k.a. LIFFY, is virtual. But there’s still a schedule—eight days long—for all the short, feature and documentary screenings, and it begins today at 9 a.m., when the first shorts block goes live for a 12-hour viewing window.

Written by Dan Mims. Image by vesperstock/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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