This Week in New Haven (July 24 - 30)

This Week in New Haven (July 24 - 30)

Pop culture, alt culture and local culture collide.

Monday, July 24
The Hi-Fi Pie Fest, in which locals listen to local bands and eat locally made pie, proceeds tonight in Beecher Park with folksy indie rockers The Split Coils and savory pies.

Tuesday, July 25
Salsa Under the Stars on Broadway Island offers a salsa dancing lesson from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and an open dance from there ’til 9:30.

At 7, Best Video screens Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959). “Set in Hiroshima after the end of World War II, —lovers turned friends—recount, over many hours, previous romances and life experiences. The two intertwine their stories about the past with pondering the devastation wrought by the atomic bomb dropped on the city.”

Tonight and tomorrow at 8, Yale Summer Cabaret is set to host a pair of performances of Crap Ballet. What’s the show about? Your guess is as good as mine.

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Wednesday, July 26
Gather your own personal Rosses, Rachels, Joeys, Phoebes, Chandlers and/or Monicas for a 6:30 Friends-themed trivia night at East Rock Brewing.

The final 8 p.m.-ish screening of the Downtown Milford Business Association’s Summer Movie Series at Lisman Landing features a classic: Jurassic Park (1993).

Friday, July 28
At Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, screen and voice actors, comic writers and artists and pro and amateur cosplayers gather for Terrificon, a three-day comic convention starting at 2 p.m.

From 5 to 10 this evening and noon to 10 tomorrow, with live music, carnival rides and games, a craft fair and “boatloads of seafood and other mouthwatering dishes,” the Savin Rock Festival in West Haven aims to conjure “the sights, sounds, smells and tastes that cemented the 20th-century Savin Rock Park as Connecticut’s Coney Island.”

Saturday, July 29
The 3rd Annual New England Taco Festival promises “tacos, margaritas, tequila, lucha libre wrestling, donkey rides, mariachis and so much more” from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Guilford Fairgrounds.

At Strange Ways, it’s “Halloween in July” from 1 to 5. “We’ll have tarot readings offered by Nox Amore as well as a selection of handmade vendors with Halloween/spooky themed items for sale”—and free candy while supplies last.

From 2 to 8 in Hamden’s Villano Park, Pour Decisions: Punch Out promises food, hookah and what I have to assume, though they never come out and say it, is a variety of alcoholic punches.

At 8, The Regicides offer “an evening of improvised comedy” at A Broken Umbrella Theatre. “Our talented comedians will bring their wit and humor to the stage, creating hilarious scenes and stories on the spot. You’ll be amazed at their quick thinking and clever jokes.”

Sunday, July 30
A 3 p.m. Sunday Punk Matinee at Three Sheets promises three post-punk bands who shade towards new wave, goth rock and hardcore, respectively: The Vigos, Midnight Psychic and Wow, Okay, Cool.

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

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