This Week in New Haven (July 8 - 14)

This Week in New Haven (July 8 - 14)

Enjoy pies and a pop-up, wines and a witch, laughs and a luau and much more.

Monday, July 8
This year’s Hi-Fi Pie Fest series in Beecher Park (outside Mitchell Library) starts tonight at 6:30 with a performance by the Spanish Community of Wallingford Mariachi Band and Dancers (who recently appeared during the International Festival of Arts & Ideas) and a community pie bake.

Tuesday, July 9
Three Sheets’s next Brew & Glue “DIY collage happy hour” (supplies provided) converges with Taco Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10
Barcelona hosts a Summertime Uncorked tasting of 30 organic wines “alongside passed tapas and paella” starting at 6 p.m.

Two of the world’s preeminent kora players, Madou Sidiki Diabaté and Salif Bamakora, come to Cafe Nine for an 8 o’clock show.

Thursday, July 11
Flights of Fancy, a semiannual downtown wine crawl, returns with “20 sipping, tasting and shopping stops, souvenir wine glasses and event bags, exclusive shopping discounts and promotions, raffle prizes, and more.”

Friday, July 12
From 6 to 10 p.m., Dockside Brewery in Milford hosts a ticketed “beachfront luau… complete with tropical drinks, live music, and a festive atmosphere,” plus “traditional Hawaiian food.”

At 7, Best Video in Hamden invites us over to “enjoy live music, raffle baskets, fun, and friends at Catstock, a benefit concert for the Greater New Haven Cat Project.”

Also at 7, a three-weekend run of The Fantasticks—“a timeless fable of love about a boy, a girl, and the two parents who try to keep them apart”—begins at Madison Lyric Stage.

At 8:30 in the woods of Milford’s Eisenhower Park, a screening of The Witch (2015) conjures a primordial colonial setting not unlike early New Haven’s—and tells the hauntingly believable tale of a family exiled into far wilder woods.

Saturday, July 13
With registration starting at 8:15 a.m., the Milford Arts Council’s 47th annual Sand Sculpture Competition invites entrants to create—and spectators to peruse—“anything from lobsters to mermaids to astronauts.”

From 9 to noon, you can help clean up West Haven’s beautiful Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary, then enjoy a well-earned lunch with other volunteers.

From 10 to 4, the Connecticut Air and Space Center in Stratford hosts Helicopter Day, featuring displays of vintage, military and modern helicopters—including two new choppers donated by nearby Sikorsky.

“Showcase of Summers: Celebrating 40 Years of Audubon Arts,” a “pizza party and lunchtime concert extravaganza” at Neighborhood Music School, starts at noon.

From noon to six today and noon to 4 tomorrow, non-alcoholic beer brewer Athletic Brewing Company hosts a rare pop-up taproom on its patio in Milford. Among other choices, this one features “a brand new pilot brew” called Grapefruit Hefe—“grapefruit puree on top of a smooth easy-drinking Hefeweizen-inspired wheat brew.”

At A Broken Umbrella Theatre, local improv comedy troupe The Regicides put on a show opened at 7 by special musical guest Strumpus. Contribute to the comedy portion of the evening by bringing “your suggestions for professions, relationships, and locations!”

Written by Dan Mims. Image features a still from The Witch. Readers are encouraged to verify times, locations, prices and other details before attending events.

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