This Week in New Haven (February 27 – March 5)

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T he week is for viewing, the weekend for doing.

Monday, February 27
Journalist, researcher, policymaker and “bestselling author of twenty books on foreign affairs and travel” Robert D. Kaplan discusses “Power, History, and Hubris” in Yale’s Horchow Hall at 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, February 28
Sō Percussion, a.k.a. four Yale School of Music alumni “who, collectively, have ‘helped to ignite an explosive new enthusiasm for percussion music old and new’ (The New York Times),” perform at 7:30 p.m. in Morse Recital Hall.

Wednesday, March 1
The New Haven Museum hosts Jonathan Berryman, founder and director of the Black choir Heritage Chorale of New Haven, for a 6 p.m. presentation titled “New Haven’s Six Degrees of Separation through Music.”

For his next Overnight Flight at Cafe Nine, DJ Shaki, with DJs Tim Daltrey, Suzi Sleeze and Stefan Christensen, presents a hard-hitting evening of “heavy metal, proto-metal, NWOBHM, thrash, speed metal, death metal, grindcore, black metal, glam, crossover and more” at 8 p.m.

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Thursday, March 2
At 7 in the Humanities Quadrangle, a Treasures from the Yale Film Archive screening of the dark Groundhog Day-style comedy Palm Springs (2020) promises a special guest: the film’s director, Max Barbakow, who graduated from Yale in 2011.

On the NHTC Stage at EBM Vintage, the New Haven Theater Company opens a two-weekend run of Goldfish, a play about “parents, children, relationships, and growing up,” tonight at 8.

Also at 8, Hamden’s Space Ballroom hosts Chris Turner, whose “shows combine freestyle rap, musical comedy, and stand-up for a unique and unmissable live experience that must be seen to be believed,” and opener Dan Altano, a New Haven-based comedian with a more traditional act.

Saturday, March 4
Starting at noon, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day eight days before the parade and 13 days before the holiday with a Lucky Leprechaun Bar Crawl featuring DJs, live bands, themed drink specials, photo booths and party favors spanning 13 downtown bars and counting.

A reception from 2 to 5 with a 3:30 artist talk opens the latest exhibition at City Gallery. LEXICON features photographs by Phyllis Crowley, who “slow[ed] the camera shutter to capture the silent voice of sunlight writing messages on the water.”

At 7, Gather East Rock hosts “our take on a Blacklight Rave social! Bottomless drinks! Dress up. Have Fun. Keep it light.” And by “dress up,” they mean, “Come dressed in white, something you don’t mind getting paint on. Or go wild and take inspiration from the ’90s NYC/Euro club scene.”

Want to relive or redo prom? You’ve got that option at The Beeracks in East Haven, where “a night u will never forget” with “music, dancing, bad snacks, good beer (don’t tell ur parents)” starts at 7:30.

Sunday, March 5
The next New Haven Record Riot “vinyl digging fest”—promising “over 40 tables of ace LPs, CDs, 45s & more,” “dealers from New England & beyond” and “great music and unique family fun”—pops up in the Annex YMA Club from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

From 1 to 3:30, a bridal show at Bill Miller’s Castle in Branford promises “an intimate, curated group of wedding professionals, all in one place, to help bring your unique wedding vision to life.”

Written by Dan Mims. Readers are encouraged to verify times, locations, prices and other details 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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