This Week in New Haven (September 26 – October 2)

Y ale comes in hot and stays there, joined in the back half by a beer crawl, new music, animals and nature and visual art victorious.

Monday, September 26
The next Mondays at Beinecke talk, starting virtually at 4 p.m., features early books and manuscripts curator Ray Clemens. He’ll be discussing The World in Maps: 1400-1600, featuring “many of the most historically significant manuscript maps from the late medieval and early modern period from the Beinecke Library’s vast collection of maps.”

Tuesday, September 27
At 7 p.m. at RJ Julia, the hosts of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast discuss their new book, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Future, which aims to learn from the mistakes of past prognosticators. Among the speakers is Dr. Steven Novella, a clinical neurologist at the Yale School of Medicine.

At 7:30, a virtual panel convenes “Yale women trailblazers,” including Seattle Storm co-owner and Yale ’81 basketball alum Lisa Brummel, to discuss “their experiences, challenges, advice for our future leaders, and a conversation about what the future holds for Title IX.”

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Wednesday, September 28
During her delivery of three lectures this week in Yale’s Luce Hall, Johns Hopkins professor Mary Elise Sarotte, author of Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate and owner of a very long resume in the study of international affairs, seems poised to offer the rarest kind of perspective on our current geopolitical condition: one formed by a rigorous examination of logic and facts. The first lecture, “From How to Why: The Post-Cold War Punctuational Moment and Its Legacy,” happens today at 5:30 p.m.; the second, “America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate,” proceeds tomorrow at 4:30; and the last, “Why Storytelling Works: Narrative as Method,” comes Friday at noon. Register for one, two or all three of them here.

Thursday, September 29
BrewOn9, a beer crawl in downtown’s 9th Square, returns from 4:30 to 8:30 with 23 stops throughout the neighborhood, where ticket holders will be “sipping craft brews, tasting delicious bites, shopping exclusive promotions, and creating DIY souvenirs along the way.”

Friday, September 30
If you find yourself gazing at shots and clips of Italy on Instagram, you might be especially right for a 4 p.m. panel discussion at the Yale Center for British Art, which, like the new book that prompted it, “examines the ways in which the new medium of photography influenced the British experience, appreciation, and perception of Italy in the nineteenth century.”

It’s an amazingly busy night of new music. At NXTHVN, a combination album release party-art exhibition features new sounds by local electronica Ionne and related photography by The Collective NHV. In Woolsey Hall, also at 7:30, the world-renowned, Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer performs a new work by composer Nico Muhly with the Yale Glee Club. At Gather East Rock, meanwhile, an 8 p.m. four-act bill marks the release of a new record by local band Arms Like Roses, who remind me of Incubus and Paramore, among others. And finally, at Cafe Nine at 8, it’s the first of two consecutive Rock Lottery performance nights, in which “guitarists, bassists, vocalists, drummers and other players who have never played together before, face off for the Rock Lottery show-down.”

Saturday, October 1
Plant, paint or both? That’s a reasonable question today, as a Community Planting Day at a budding park along the Mill River Trail starts at 10 a.m., while a landscape painting workshop with local plein air painter Chris Ferguson starts at 3 p.m., convening at Kehler Liddell Gallery before making the short walk to Edgewood Park.

Sunday, October 2
Starting at 11 a.m., Hindinger Farm’s Fall Festival promises food trucks, a beverage truck, live music, live alpacas, balloon animals, glitter tattoos and more to go with its seasonal bounty of fruits and veggies.

From noon to 4, this year’s Animal Awareness Day presented by the Branford Compassion Club features “music, children’s activities, food trucks, live animals (mini horses!), live animal educational demonstrations, a giant bake sale, booths featuring a variety of area animal care and rescue groups” and “the highlight of the day”: a Blessing of the Animals at 1:30.

The Ely Center of Contemporary Art, fresh off purchasing its once-embattled home, the John Slade Ely House, is throwing a celebratory block party outside 51 Trumbull Street, with tons of visual art, food trucks, a DJ, interactive “create-and-take” art activities and “games and prizes” from 2 to 5.

Written by Dan Mims. Image 1 features a map by Battista Agnese dating to 1559 in Venice, part of The World in Maps: 1400-1600 at the Beinecke Library. Image 2, photographed by David Elmes, features Mary Elise Sarotte. Image 3 features Ionne. Image 4, by @hindinger_farm, features a scene at Hindinger Farm. Image 5 features part of the block outside ECOCA’s John Slade Ely House. 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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