This Week in New Haven (August 13 - 19)

This Week in New Haven (August 13 - 19)

A local football holiday meets early holiday shopping.

Tuesday, November 14
You’ve got two ways to get noirish, but you can only choose one. At 7 p.m. at Best Video in Hamden, catch a “Neo-Noirvember” screening of Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), which stars Denzel Washington as an amateur 1940s sleuth looking for a wealthy politician’s missing fiancé. Or head to Cafe Nine, where a New Haven Jazz Underground show, also at 7, features a performance by the Yale Undergraduate Jazz Collective followed by an open jam session.

Wednesday, November 15
A screening of Fandango at the Wall, “a documentary on the annual Fandango Fronterizo Festival, which unites people on both sides of the Tijuana-San Diego border,” starts at 6 p.m. in Yale’s Luce Hall and will be followed by a live performance of jarocho, a cross-cultural musical tradition that reportedly figures heavily into the festival.

At 6:30 at RJ Julia in Madision, award-winning photographer Aliza Eliazarov, who specializes in canine portraiture, presents her new “gorgeous, heartwarming, and comedic” photo book The Best Dog—and will apparently take a portrait of your pooch with a purchase of the book.

At 8 in Yale’s University Theatre, the Yale Dramat begins a four-day run of Fiddler on the Roof. “Set in the small shtetl of Anatevka, Fiddler on the Roof centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, as he tries to protect his five daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Tsarist Russia.”

Thursday, November 16
Here’s a midafternoon jolt of quirk: At 3 p.m., a “panel of distinguished private collectors and print curators” convene in Sterling Memorial Library for a “lively conversation… about their interests, expertise, and adventures in building their collections of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British caricature and satiric prints.”

At 4:30, the next Flights of Fancy, a biannual “shopping, wine and food crawl,” gets going out of a new home base this time: “modern American” restaurant ZINC. Ticket holders can “enjoy 20 sipping, tasting and shopping stops, souvenir wine glasses and event bags, exclusive shopping discounts and promotions, raffle prizes, and more.”

Co-presented by several university organizations, “When History Is Personal: Slavery and Its Legacies at Yale,” a “conversation about how enslaved and free Black people have been remembered—and forgotten—in Yale’s history,” starts at 5 o’clock in the Afro-American Cultural Center.

Trinity on the Green’s annual popup Christmas Market, offering “handmade crafts, plants/bulbs, cookies, jams and preserves, soup to-go tag sale” in the church’s undercroft, kicks off with a Champagne Preview Party from 6 to 8.

Friday, November 17
Starting at 3 p.m., Hamden’s Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus present their 45th annual, two-day Holly Berry Festival, a juried craft fair “featur more than 50 crafters from Connecticut and beyond, plus handcrafted wares and baked goods made by the Sisters.” Alongside photo ops with Santa, a kid’s crafts station and a food court, there’s also a substantial raffle offering “$1,500, $500 and $250 in Visa gift cards, themed gift baskets, and pre-decorated Christmas trees.”

Headed in an at least nominally opposite direction are Full of Hell, an experimental band promising “shape-shifting, mind-altering grind madness” at Hamden’s Space Ballroom some time after 7, when the first of three openers takes the stage.

Headed in a differently opposite direction are the Yale Glee Club, Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society, who “join voices” in Woolsey Hall at 7:30 for an annual concert ahead of The Game tomorrow.

Saturday, November 18
That football Game starts at noon at the Yale Bowl, where, with a victory, Yale can earn a share of the 2023 Ivy League championship, not to mention bragging rights.

Sunday, November 19
From 2 to 5 p.m., it’s an opening reception for Kehler Liddell Gallery’s annual Deck the Walls show and sale of “an eclectic mix of local art: photography, painting, pen and ink, mixed media, prints, and sculpture,” at a range of sizes and prices.

At 3, SCSU’s Lyman Center for the Performing Arts hosts the New Haven Symphony Orchestra for a performance, along with other programming, of breathe/burn, “NHSO audience favorite Joel Thompson<’s>… poignant elegie in memory of Breonna Taylor for solo cello and orchestra.”

Back at Space Ballroom, Boston band Ripe strike a slick, escapist pop rock pose alongside “experimental pop” opener HOKO at 8 o’clock.

Written by Dan Mims. Image 1 features Denzel Washington in Devil in a Blue Dress. Image 2 features the cover of The Best Dog. Image 3, featuring the Yale Bowl, photographed by Dan Mims. Readers are encouraged to verify times, locations, prices and other details before attending events.

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