This Week in New Haven (July 18 - 24)

This Week in New Haven (July 18 - 24)

Slicing, wedging, segmenting and/or parsing apply to golf, pie, wildlife, wine, music, art, poetry, ethics, paddling and magical self-reflection.

Monday, July 18
“Grab a foursome and hit the links while supporting scholarships for students” during the Albertus Magnus College Golf Classic, starting at 11 a.m. at the New Haven Country Club. Just be prepared to pay a bit more than your average tee time: $400 per golfer, or $1,500 per foursome. “Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will follow play.”

This year’s Beecher Park Summer Concert Series and Hi Fi Pie Contest, happening behind Mitchell Library for the next five Mondays starting at 6:30 this evening, offers, for free, live music and, for sale, slices of pie along with food truck vittles.

Tuesday, July 19
At 5:30 p.m. outside Wilson Library, Christine’s Critters—specifically “birds of prey” such as “eagles, hawks, owls”—star in a family-oriented session about “these beautiful, shy hunters” and “how you can help protect wildlife in our community!”

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Twilight Concerts at the Pardee-Morris House

Thursday, July 21
Flights of Fancy, a $25 “shopping, wine and food crawl” featuring more than 20 stops throughout downtown New Haven, runs from 4 to 8:30 out of its home base at The Study at Yale, with starting times of 4, 5 and 6 p.m.

At 6:30 on the Branford Green, “beautiful Brazilian music” comes courtesy of local performers Isabella Mendes and the Flavio Lira Quintet during the latest Branford Jazz on the Green concert.

The opposite energy pummels Space Ballroom starting at 7:30, when “lionhearted, groove-laden, street-level New York Hardcore” act Madball leads a bill rounded out by Cruel Hand, Pain of Truth and Wreckage.

Friday, July 22
Bridget Riley: Perceptual Abstraction’s run at the Yale Center for British Art is almost up. Punctuating the exhibition’s final weekend, Bob Holman—“founder of the Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan’s East Village and author of seventeen poetry collections,” who “has played a central role in the spoken word, slam and digital poetry movements of the last several decades”—is reading “his original poetry inspired by the work of Bridget Riley” at 1 p.m. among some of that work on the third floor.

Cafe Nine hosts “Grammy-winner and guitar-playing legend” Redd Volkaert, “renowned throughout the country music world and beyond for being one of the greatest Telecaster players in history,” with the Eugene Chrysler Band for a 9 p.m. show.

Saturday, July 23
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Whitneyville Cultural Commons, the 6th annual Compassionfest “gather for delicious vegan food and animal-friendly product providers, non-profits, local artisans, vegan tattooing, music, and healing workshops for all ages,” with 18 vendors in the food category alone.

Inaugural music festival Seeing Sounds promises performances ranging from “punk to indie, rap, R&B, alternative and more” along with “art, food, games and positive vibes” at Edgewood Skate Park from 1 to 8 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Canal Dock Boathouse’s Dragon Boat Regatta at Long Wharf Pier, rows from 3 to 7:30 (following an initial hour of housekeeping for the actual rowers). An awards ceremony follows the competition at 7:30, with food trucks serving spectators and racers alike from 4 to 8.

At 4:30, “a one-man show featuring award-winning magic, side show/geek stunts and stories from a lifetime of a not-so-normal life” is the promise of Adam Parisi’s Magician, Freak, Weirdo & Other Things They Called Me in High School. Parisi describes it as “award-winning closeup/parlor magic for an intimate group of people in a very cool place”—that place being The Sandbox, located within the Arts Council’s Audubon Street offices.

Sunday, July 24
1980s survivor The Cult is headlining at College Street Music Hall, but I’m more excited about opener Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, whose smoky road bar rock just sort of sinks deeper and deeper into itself and brings you with it, especially live.

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

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