This Week in New Haven (November 14 - 20)

This Week in New Haven (November 14 - 20)

Openings this week include shows, a kickoff and bottles of wine and champagne.

Monday, November 14
From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Ives Main Library, Barbara Earl Thomas discusses the stained-glass windows she co-designed for Yale’s Grace Hopper College, which was renamed in 2017 (and surgically re-windowed this August) due to original namesake John Calhoun’s vigorous support for slavery. The talk coincides with the opening of an exhibition of Thomas’s design mockups, which will grace the library’s entrance through the end of the year.

A flyer taped to the window at Gray Matter Books says a show is happening there at 7 tonight. The headliner is Post Moves, whose latest material makes quiet magic out of “pedal steel, drums, bass, banjo for the most part,” and Connecticut-based band The Ballad of Blind John Deere.

Tuesday, November 15
“A Taste of Greece,” a ticketed wine-tasting event at Hamden restaurant Freskos, promises “Greek music, wine and appetizers” from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center presents Christmas in the Castle

Wednesday, November 16
From 4 to 5 p.m. at the behest of Yale’s Franke program, journalist Esther Honig virtually presents a tale of “chaos,” “greed,” “overfishing, climate change and the limitation of government regulations” along the coast of Mexico—a.k.a. “White Gold Fever: The Story of Deep Sea Treasure and Environmental Tragedy.”

Also from 4 to 5, at the Yale Center for British Art, an opening conversation, “Sculpture, Photography, and the Printed Page,” precedes the official opening tomorrow of Bill Brandt | Henry Moore. The exhibition features the works of two photographers who, “during the Blitz, … produced images for the British government of civilians sheltering in the London Underground,” then enjoyed “intersecting paths and creative exchange across the postwar years.”

Thursday, November 17
From 4 to 8:30 starting at the Graduate hotel, ticket holders for a holiday edition of Flights of Fancy, “New Haven’s premier shopping, wine and food crawl,” can enjoy “sipping, tasting and shopping stops, souvenir wine glasses and event bags, shopping discounts and promotions, raffle prizes, giveaways and more!” throughout downtown New Haven.

Trinity Church on the Green’s annual three-day Christmas Market, whose “handmade crafts, plants/bulbs, cookies, jams and preserves, soup to-go” and tag sale promise affordable early holiday shopping, officially opens tomorrow. But the earliest early shoppers can get first crack (and some bubbly and bites) during a ticketed Champagne Preview Party tonight from 5:30 to 8:30.

Friday, November 18
Starting at 7:30 tonight at Bregamos Community Theater, FUSE Theatre of CT presents the first of four performances this weekend of Songs For A New World. The musical by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown “is a beloved song-cycle that introduces the audience to a wide variety of characters—from a political prisoner to a scorned socialite, a promising basketball star to the worried mother of a missing soldier—each facing scary and exhilarating crossroads in their life.”

Saturday, November 19
“The Game” is at Harvard this year—and it’s sold out. Of course, you can watch it from home or a bar, with the broadcast starting at noon on ESPNU.

A “Get Stuffed Edition” of the Stay Weird dance party series fills Diesel Lounge with mixes by DJs Godfather, Jeff LeClair, Ron Classic and Metaphysical starting at 8.

With doors at 8 and the show at 9, it’s Back to the Eighties at College Street Music Hall with ’80s tribute act Jessie’s Girl, who’ll be covering hit after hit.

Also at 9, the next Art in the Back opening reception at Three Sheets features work by local artists Scarletchild, Hannah Francis and Eerily Stabby in—you guessed it—the back.

Sunday, November 20
At The State House at 8 p.m., Pinned & Sewtured, a project of local director, designer and puppet theatre artist Anatar Marmol-Gagne, presents “an evening of LIVE short form puppet theater and a very special musical guest—Nasty Disaster!”

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

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