This Week in New Haven (February 26 - March 3)

This Week in New Haven (February 26 - March 3)

Jump for your preferred joys—and also Leap Day.

Tuesday, February 27
Dagil Kim Kyeong-ho, “a poet, calligrapher, and artist who has devoted himself to the continuation of the rare art and technique of Sagyŏng (Buddhist sutra transcription) for the last 30 years,” offers a lecture and demonstration in Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library at 4:30 p.m., followed by a reception.

“Hollywood starlet Lana Turner was one Tinseltown’s most recognizable faces in the 1940s and 50s. But, when the Academy Award-winning actress began dating mobster Johnny Stompanato—a thug for west coast mob boss Mickey Cohen—all the lights and glamor of Hollywood did not brighten the darkness of her personal life.” If that sounds vaguely like L.A. Confidential, it’s because that film drew and then departed from history, whereas author Casey Sherman’s new book, A Murder in Hollywood, covers the real thing: the night Turner’s daughter, Cheryl, killed the abusive Stompanato in defense of her mother. Learn more during Sherman’s 6:30 visit to RJ Julia in Madison.

Wednesday, February 28
Find yourself “In The Pines” at Cafe Nine, where the next installment of the monthly Americana music series promises sets by host Audrey Mae and guest act Lilly Bosco after a 6:30 p.m. “open bluegrass jam.”

Thursday, February 29
Two Roads Brewing in Stratford celebrates Leap Day with themed games, specialty cocktails and a generous present—a $50 gift card—for anyone whose ID proves it’s their birthday.

At 5:30 at the Yale University Art Gallery, Jay A. Clarke, a curator with the Art Institute of Chicago, helps mark the opening of YUAG exhibition Munch and Kirchner: Anxiety and Expression by “explor the imagery Munch and Kirchner chose—including depictions of natural beauty, isolation, murder, and lust—as paths to individual and collective expression.” (Also, from 11:30 to 5:30 tomorrow, a symposium related to the same exhibition “brings together perspectives from comparative literature and the histories of art, science, and medicine to explore the complex intersections between artistic practice, the psychological sciences, and mental health and well-being.”)

At 7, East Haven co-op brewery The Beeracks hosts local emo/pop punk band Cinema Stare along with Leisure Hour (indie rock/synth emo/other stuff) and fellow locals Pond View (indie alt rock).

Annie, a show that needs no introduction, comes to the Shubert for a five-performance, four-day run starting at 7.

Friday, March 1
Hamden’s Cantean Coffee and Tea hosts an ’80s movie trivia night starting at 6.

At 7:30 in Morse Recital Hall, the six-member Yale Percussion Group, known to play fast and loose with convention while playing fast and tight otherwise, perform five compositions as part of a program titled “From Piazolla to Pléïades.”

Saturday, March 2
Ahead of the actual parade later this month, the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Ball and award ceremony promises live music, a dinner buffet and an open bar from 6 to 11 p.m. at Anthony’s Ocean View.

Sunday, March 3
At 2 p.m., the Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven and host the New Haven Museum “highlight the life, work, and legacy of Laurel Fox Vlock during the second Judith Schiff Women’s History Program.” Vlock was a local television interviewer and Emmy winner, but she’s “best known for creating the collection that became the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University.”

Bridgeport’s Park City Music Hall serves up Gen X and Millennial chum during a 7 p.m. bill headlined by Bit Brigade, who perform “rock covers of full NES game soundtracks as their gamer speedruns the game live on stage… Combining the dread and daring of a live video game speed run with the spot-on technique of a live band covering the musical accompaniment to everything you’re seeing on-screen in real time, Bit Brigade will have you swinging between the two mediums.”

Written by Dan Mims. Image, featuring Cinema Stare, photographed by Brandon Barzola. Readers are encouraged to verify times, locations, prices and other details before attending events.

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