This Week in New Haven (March 14 - 20)

This Week in New Haven (March 14 - 20)

Miracles and their makers are analyzed, celebrated and, by local sports fans, prayed for.

Monday, March 14
Yale professor of history and religion Carlos Eire, who’s also a National Book Award winner, ponders “The History of Miracles: A History of the Impossible?” at 4 p.m. in room 119 of William L. Harkness Hall (100 Wall St, New Haven).

Tuesday, March 15
At 7 p.m., Dream Hou$e opens for previews at Long Wharf Theatre (222 Sargent Dr, New Haven; 203-693-1486; $59, with discounts for members and students). The play “follows two Latinx sisters on an HGTV-style show who are selling their family home, hoping to capitalize on the gentrification in their ‘changing neighborhood.’ As they perform for the camera the show starts to slip into the surreal: one sister grapples with turmoil in the family’s ancestral past and the other learns how much she’s willing to sacrifice for the family’s future.”

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Wednesday, March 16
Old Heidelberg, the lower-level bar at the Graduate hotel (1151 Chapel St, New Haven), hosts a Silent Book Club, a.k.a. an “introvert happy hour,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Bring a book, grab a beverage, and settle in for an evening of reading.”

Thursday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
At Stella Blues, Diesel and The Trinity, it’s St. Paddy’s Day. At The State House (310 State St, New Haven; 7 p.m.; suggested donation $5-18), it’s Purim, “Judaism’s most debaucherous holiday,” celebrated here with live klezmer music, Purim-themed theater and “the dance party you wish you had at your bat mitzvah.” Or go in a completely different direction with legendary Afrobeat singer/guitarist Kaleta and his Super Yamba Band at Cafe Nine (250 State St, New Haven; 8 p.m.; $18-25 with fees), with support from DJ Shaki.

Today through Saturday, watch area college teams take their respective shots. In basketball, the UConn men try to advance past the first round of the NCAA tournament tonight, followed by the Yale men tomorrow and the UConn women Saturday. In hockey, the Yale women take the ice Friday for their first Frozen Four appearance ever, while the Quinnipiac men compete Saturday for a spot in their conference championship game Sunday.

Friday, March 18
A sense of wonderment and discovery animates the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s 7:30 show at SCSU’s Lyman Center (501 Crescent St, New Haven; $15-74), where the program features Ravel’s Mother Goose suite, the world premiere of Darian Simerson’s The Fallen and excerpts from The Snowy Day, a recent operatic adaptation of the classic 1962 children’s book.

Saturday, March 19
At Fair Haven Library (182 Grand Ave, New Haven; 203-946-8115), “longtime gardener and crafty kitchen magician” Folly Delgado offers tips and tricks for helping veggies outlast their expiration date. “With a focus on dehydration (with and without a machine), she’ll share tips for what to do with your excess produce, including powders to add to meals, dried snacks, and herbal teas.”

At 8 p.m. at Kehler Liddell Gallery (873 Whalley Ave, New Haven; 203-389-9555; $38.77 including fees), a Shades of Poetry event featuring both scheduled and impromptu performances promises “an exciting and interactive evening filled with poetry, art, laughs, and extremely positive energy.” The art mentioned there is part of the new exhibition Expansion, which gets an opening reception Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 20
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day one more time with “Irish Folk songs, sea shanties, and drinking songs courtesy of A Drop of the Pure” at The State House (310 State St, New Haven; 5 p.m.; $11.50 including fees).

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

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