This Week in New Haven (March 6 - 12)

This Week in New Haven (March 6 - 12)

Provocative thoughts and evocative performances lead the march to parade day.

Monday, March 6
Under the auspices of the Yale Global Initiative on Climate Change and Public Health Ethics, Oscar Berglund, “a critical political economist… explor why, how, and to what effect activists use disruptive forms of protest,” gives a noontime virtual talk titled, “Should we break the law to save the world?: Civil disobedience in the climate change movement.”

At 7, RJ Julia in Madison hosts “one of America’s most distinguished political theorists,” Yale Law professor Paul Kahn, for a talk sparked by his new book, Democracy in Our America: Can We Still Govern Ourselves?, which “grounds a democratic theory that puts volunteering, not voting, at its center. Absent active participation, citizens lose the capacity for judgment that comes from working with others to solve real problems. Volunteering, however, is under existential threat today.”

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Tuesday, March 7
For one night only, at 7:30, the Shubert hosts HITS! The Musical—“90 minutes of pure joy with extraordinary singing, spectacular dancing, hundreds of costume changes and state-of-the-art lighting and sound that will leave you amazed.” The performers are “the greatest young singers and dancers in the country,” from the ages of 10 to 22, with a repertoire spanning “America’s most iconic songs.”

Wednesday, March 8
From 7 to 9 at Best Video in Hamden, Michael’s Magical Mystery Movie Screening promises a screening of a mystery film chosen by Michael Domangue, with the occasion being Domangue’s birthday and the beneficiary of voluntary donations being the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Thursday, March 9
At 7:30 p.m. in Morse Recital Hall, a free New Music New Haven concert features music by guest composer George Lewis as well as the Yale School of Music’s composition students.

Sam Morril, a comedian whose viral jokes and crowd work may very well live in your social feeds, performs an 8 p.m. set at College Street Music Hall, where some balcony seats remain.

Friday, March 10
At 7, the Quinnipiac men’s hockey team, currently ranked second nationally, hosts Yale for the first game in a best-of-three series this weekend to determine who will advance to the 2023 ECAC tourney semifinals. Meanwhile, on Saturday at 3, the Yale women’s team, also ranked second nationally, hosts Northeastern in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Auditioning to become the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s next music director, Tania Miller conducts the NHSO and guest soloist Chelsea Guo through a program of works by Beethoven, Schumann and more starting at 7:30 p.m. in SCSU’s Lyman Center for the Performing Arts.

Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles opens for previews at 8 at the Yale Rep. The play features “Medea, a Mexican seamstress of extraordinary skill, barely survived the perilous border crossing into the United States and lives uneasily in a borrowed Los Angeles house with her husband Hason and their young son Acan… Blending wry humor, tragedy, and mysticism, Mojada unleashes the power of Euripides’ ancient tale through an unforgettable story of an undocumented family…”

Also at 8, the local booking crew Elm Underground celebrates the first anniversary of its first booking with a show featuring Madcats (“a collective of some of CT’s favorite musicians, hailing from CT’s most loved bands”) and JULAI and the Serotones (a local “8-piece powerhouse”).

Saturday, March 11
The day before New Haven’s big parade, starting at 11 a.m., the 5th Annual Shenanigans Irish Festival at Stony Creek Brewery in Branford promises “live music, games, dancing, food, fun, friends and of course delicious BEER!”

Sunday, March 12
The 2023 Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off from Sherman Avenue and Chapel Street at 1:30 p.m., heading east along Chapel before hanging a left on Church followed by a right on Elm, with viewing areas anywhere you can stand and a Family Fun Zone at Church and Elm.

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

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