This Week in New Haven (July 17 - 23)

This Week in New Haven (July 17 - 23)

We’ve got domestic and imported architecture and art, rock and reggae and beer and bier.

Monday, July 17
At 6 p.m., host MakeHaven teams up with the New Haven Preservation Trust for “What Style Is My House?” During the talk, “architectural historian Michael Waters will share examples of Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, Arts & Crafts, Colonial Revival, and Midcentury Modern homes from across the city—and how to identify the key architectural features of each style.”

Tuesday, July 18
A French New Wave cinema series at Best Video screens Les quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows) at 7 p.m. “For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents (Claire Maurier, Albert Remy), Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene (Patrick Auffray), trying to plan for a better life. When one of their schemes goes awry, Antoine ends up in trouble with the law, leading to even more conflicts with unsympathetic authority figures.”

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Wednesday, July 19
At 7:30 p.m. at Westville Music Bowl, alt-rock journeymen CAKE are “going the distance.”

Thursday, July 20
From 4:30 to 8:30 tonight, “enjoy 22 sipping, tasting and shopping stops, souvenir wine glasses and event bags, exclusive shopping discounts and promotions, raffle prizes, and more” during the next Flights of Fancy, a “shopping, wine and food crawl” starting at the Omni Hotel.

Friday, July 21
As opposed to the real nuptials that usually take place there, The Woodwinds in Branford hosts For Better and For Worse, a 6 p.m. “interactive theater experience that takes all the elements of a typical over-the-top wedding and exaggerates them, with hilarious results.” Like a real wedding, food is included, in the form of a “lavish buffet.”

At 7, Madison Lyric Stage opens a two-weekend, eight-performance run of Spring Awakening—not the 1891 German original but rather the multi-multi-Tony Award-winning rock musical adaptation from 2006, which “tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of adolescent sexuality.”

A 7:30 bill at Space Ballroom in Hamden features a stage-packing, ska-punk-specializing, reggae-dabbling headliner that oozes fun: Big D and the Kids Table.

Saturday, July 22
From 9 a.m. to 4 at Hamden’s Whitneyville Cultural Commons, the 7th Annual Compassionfest convenes vegans and the vegan-curious for food, vendors, nonprofits, arts, crafts, tattoos, music and workshops.

Reggae is the star at the New England Brewing Company in Woodbridge, where a Reggae Night (or evening) lasts from 3 to 7 p.m. and promises live reggae (from Judah Tribe, featuring Josh David Barrett, a former lead singer of The Wailers), “great vibes,” food trucks (Mi-Tai and Jamaica Kitchen), cocktails (from Anchor Spa) and beer, of course (from NEBCo).

Sunday, July 23
In West Haven, the Harugari Singing Society, a.k.a. the Harugari German-American Club, hosts a Bierfest event with “German bier, food, live music vendors.” The gates open at 11 a.m., and the live music starts at 2.

Meanwhile, at 1:30, The Beeracks in East Haven hosts Sound of The Underground, a hip hop showcase featuring local talent.

Written by Dan Mims. Image features Jean-Pierre Léaud in The 400 Blows. Readers are encouraged to verify times, locations, prices and other details before attending events.

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