This Week in New Haven (May 30 - June 5)

This Week in New Haven (May 30 - June 5)

Ponder all week, party all weekend.

Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day
Happy Memorial Day. For official pomp, settle in along parade routes at 10 a.m. in Hamden (from Hamden High School to Hamden Middle School along Dixwell Avenue) or Bethany (from the airport to town hall via Route 63 and Peck Road) or 10:30 in West Haven (along Campbell Avenue).

Tuesday, May 31
Best Video’s founder, Hank Paper, comes out of retirement to host weekly screenings of “5 Great Films You Might Have Missed During the Pandemic—Or Should See Again and Discuss!” First up at 7:15 tonight is Woman at War, “about a woman who longs to adopt a child but instead wages single-handed war against Iceland’s environmentally destructive aluminum industry.” Paper says it “offers one of the cleverest endings of any film,” and the trailer is dynamite.

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Long Wharf Theatre presents Queen

Wednesday, June 1
New Line Blending & Roastery, formerly known as New Haven Tea & Coffee, hosts a free and apparently generous tasting at 10 a.m. “We blend and package a full line of over 150 teas and have lots to explore. We will spend an hour sipping choice black, green and herbal teas and go over the differences.”

Thursday, June 2
Tonight’s movie selection comes courtesy of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Black Book Graffiti: Word Write Large, a documentary featuring pioneers of the art form, streams here at 5:30.

Friday, June 3
Echoes of Silence, an exhibition of regional post-industrial photography by Tom Peterson, opens at City Gallery, with visiting hours from 1 to 4 today, tomorrow and Sunday.

“A dance party open to all,” for beginners and experts alike, is the promise of Baila Con Gusto’s Latin Dance Social this evening. “Playing a mix of Bachata, Salsa, Merengue and more,” a dance lesson starts at 7, followed by a BYOB dance party until 11.

Saturday, June 4
The next New Haven Comic & Collectible Spectacular, a “family-oriented toy, comic, and collectible show held at the Annex YMA Club,” runs from 10 to 3.

Hoax Brewing and New England Obscura present Beer and Loathing in East Haven, “a day of music, art, peace, love, and inebriated insanity” supported by eight bands, 17 vendors, three visual artists and the Crispy Melty by Caseus food truck starting at 11 at The Beeracks.

Quinnipiac Riverfest lasts from 1 to 6 at the Quinnipiac Marina and promises “live music performances, great local food and drink, canoeing, activities for children and much more.” Local event partners include the brand-new Fair Haven Oyster Company, Armada Brewing and Goodnight Blue Moon, who count shanties perfect for an afternoon on the river among their Americana repertoire.

North Haven “micro winery” Valor Wines hosts a grand opening party from 2 to 6 “at our state of the art winemaking facility, where industrial meets medieval romance.” Perks include new Valor releases, ciders from sister company Apple Theory Cidery, live music by Pop Daddy, food from a chowder truck and wares from New Haven-based Vintanthro Modern & Vintage and Smithmade Essentials.

Sunday, June 5
The Pardee-Morris House—built in 1750, then rebuilt and expanded in 1779 after the British put it to the torch—opens its next summer season from noon to 4. Along with tours of the house, the family-friendly occasion includes “a flag-raising ceremony by colonial reenactors from the 5th CT Rgt.” at 1 p.m., followed by a reading and discussion with Colleen Marie Olinski, local author of the children’s book A Wolf Named Elvis at 2 p.m.”

At 2 p.m., Arts & Ideas presents a field trip to Oxford’s Black Hog Brewing for a free launch party featuring the festival’s limited-edition beer, &Beer. “Sip beer, enjoy some tasty food from local food trucks, and groove to the sweet all-vinyl DJ stylings of New Haven’s own DJ Shaki.”

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

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