This Week in New Haven (August 8 - 14)

This Week in New Haven (August 8 - 14)

On the marquee this week: documentary, comedy, drama, art, mystery, romance, international and sports genres—and only one film.

Tuesday, August 9
At 11 a.m. outside City Hall, the Greater New Haven Peace Council marks the anniversary of the 1945 nuclear bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, and warns against current nuclear recklessness with “poems, community readings and a declaration from Nagasaki’s mayor.”

Later, at 8:30, improv comedy troupe The Regicides go for laughs with an open-air show on their home stage at The Stack.

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Wednesday, August 10
For the next Movies in the Plaza screening, which begins at 8:30 in Pitkin Plaza, three of director Wes Anderson’s favorite players—Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson—play suited, sweat-drenched brothers rediscovering themselves and their love for each other in The Darjeeling Limited, which doubles as a tribute to its primary setting, India.

Thursday, August 11
From 5 to 9 p.m., an Orange Street Art Market features “10 local vendors selling art, jewelry bath & body products”; “jams from DJ Shaki”; “ping pong and other lawn games”; and of course all the brick-and-mortar establishments on and around the stretch of Orange Street between Center and Crown.

A 5:30 “Haunted Hotel”-themed Murder Mystery Party at East Haven’s Hagaman Library invites teens between 12 and 18 to “enjoy a thrilling evening of mystery and murder! Will you be the one to spot the clues and discover whodunit?” “Please call the library at 203.468.3890 to sign up! Snacks will be served.”

Friday, August 12
Yesterday through tomorrow with an 8 p.m. show tonight, Branford’s Legacy Theatre presents My Unauthorized Hallmark Movie Musical, a one-woman show that stars Broadway veteran Anne Runolfsson and seeks out a more realistic vision of romance.

Saturday, August 13
An open house at the Canal Dock Boathouse wades you through “the various boating opportunities that we have to offer”—including kayaking, dragon boating and rowing— from 8 to noon.

The 2022 Puerto Rican Festival of New Haven fills the Green with food trucks, live music and a career fair from 1 to 8.

Also starting at 1 (both today and tomorrow), the “singers, praisers, prayer, testimonies, food and more” of the 25th annual Gospel Fest animate Goffe Street Park.

Also starting at 1, Two Roads Brewing in Stratford presents a nine-hole popup mini golf course. A ticket to play gets you a chance at a raffle prize, with every hole-in-one getting you a chance at a bigger raffle prize.

Sunday, August 14
On the Guilford Green, the 16th Annual Shoreline Jewish Festival, “a celebration of Jewish life,” features “Jewish music from around the world,” “delicious Kosher fair favorites,” an artsy vendor market and kids’ activities including “inflatable slides, obstacle course and a variety of themed arts and crafts projects” from noon to 5.

Written by Dan Mims. Image 1 photographed by My Lit’l Eye. Image 2 features a moment from The Darjeeling Limited. Image 3, of the Canal Dock Boathouse, photographed by Dan Mims. Readers are encouraged to verify times, locations, prices and other details before attending events.

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