This Week in New Haven (July 4 - 10)

This Week in New Haven (July 4 - 10)

Look, up in the sky! It’s… a fireworks show. (Superman comes later, on Sunday.)

Monday, July 4 – Independence Day
You could sleep in, most likely, or you could head to Grove Street Cemetery, where the General David Humphreys Branch of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution are celebrating “all 56 signers of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and local veterans of the Revolutionary War” at 9 a.m.

At 9 p.m., it’s fireworks time. Watch from the official grounds at Wilbur Cross High or anywhere you can see the top of East Rock.

Tuesday, July 5
Horizons will be broadening at Best Video in Hamden, where there’s been a “recent installation of an Asian Horror section,” and where a weekly Japanese horror and supernatural film series begins tonight at 7 with the 1953 film Ugetsu—“a haunting, atmospheric look into the human psyche and our preoccupation with greed.”

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Wednesday, July 6
The State House provides the arena for a “Banger 4 Banger” beat battle hosted by Chill Shump at 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 7
The next Salsa in Ninth Square invites you to salsa in the Ninth Square, specifically on Orange Street north of Crown, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Two months of free weekly cornhole tournaments begin tonight at Armada Brewing. Signup begins at 6:30, play at 7.

At 8, The Roots, “one of the most influential and impactful hip-hop collectives of all time,” lead a bill opened by DJ Buck and locally rooted Phat A$tronaut at College Street Music Hall.

Friday, July 8
A reception at City Gallery from 5 to 8 marks the opening of Incarnations, featuring works by Roberta Friedman, Sheila Kaczmarek and Lenny Moskowitz.

Back at Best Video, it’s Catstock, a 7 p.m. benefit concert for the Greater New Haven Cat Project featuring local performers Lys Guillorn, Shannon McMahon, Frank Critelli and Anne Marie Menta.

Not far away, harpist and frontwoman Mikaela Davis takes her crew and their hard-to-pin but easy-to-like sound to Space Ballroom (295 Treadwell St, Hamden), where The Fivers and local indie up-and-comers The Tines open an 8 p.m. show.

Saturday, July 9
From 10 a.m. to noon, Wilson Library hosts and arts educator SC Murray presents The Art of Play, “a high-quality arts experience for youth including storytelling, acting, singing, dancing, drumming, painting, coloring, drawing, and creative writing.” Meanwhile, at 11, Fair Haven Library hosts local historian Joe Taylor for a presentation of “images and vintage postcards from his collection of the city’s oystering tradition featuring Fair Haven and City Point.”

Sunday, July 10
The New Haven Comic & Collectible Spectacular, an “old-school family-oriented toy, comic, and collectible show” where kids 10 and under attend for free, returns to the Annex YMA Club from 10 to 3. “Wi-Fi available, lots of FREE parking, free door items and prize draw opportunities throughout the day.”

Written by Dan Mims. Image 1, featuring a moment from last year’s New Haven fireworks, photographed by Dan Mims. Image 2 features a still from Ugetsu. Image 3, featuring the lower tap room at Armada Brewing, photographed by Steven Rome. Image 4 features Mikaela Davis and her bandmates. Readers are encouraged to verify times, locations, prices and other details before attending events.

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