This Week in New Haven (November 6 - 12)

This Week in New Haven (November 6 - 12)

After weeks of Halloween-fueled frenzy, New Haven takes a moment to breathe. And reflect. And keep having fun, too.

Monday, November 6
New Haven Restaurant Week is underway.

If you’d like a movie after dinner, there’s a 7 p.m. screening at the Yale School of Art annex (36 Edgewood Avenue). Subject (2022) “explores the life-altering experience of sharing one’s life on screen through key participants of acclaimed documentaries”—and to some extent turns the scrutiny back on the documentarians themselves. Adding another layer of introspection, the documentary’s co-director Camilla Hall will be on hand for a post-screening talkback.

Tuesday, November 7 – Election Day
The polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. for today’s general election. Questions? This updated guide from the New Haven Independent can probably help.

Wednesday, November 8
Starting at 6:30, East Rock Brewing hosts a Harry Potter trivia night.

Released in 1991, Terminator 2: Judgment Day imagined a world with “time-traveling robots, malevolent AI, and looming nuclear destruction,” and two out of three ain’t bad. The “box-office smash” and “landmark in computer-generated imagery” screens at 7 p.m. in Yale’s Humanities Quadrangle.

The Shubert hosts a touring production of Come from Away for five performances starting tonight at 7:30. The musical tells “the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.”

Thursday, November 9
Ahead of Veterans Day on Saturday, the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center celebrates the holiday—and “raise funds to provide free legal services for veterans who are in recovery from homelessness, mental illness, and substance abuse”—with a Saluting Service soirée at the New Haven Lawn Club from 6 to 10 p.m.

Also at 6, the New Haven Museum hosts John Mills for a talk highlighting “Individuals of Connecticut’s Colored Regiments” during the Civil War. Mills “will delve into the lives and experiences of some of the men who enlisted in the 29th Rgt., explore the current understanding of them, and challenge how the nation recognizes their unique sacrifices today.”

At 7:30 in Woolsey Hall, the Yale Schola Cantorum and the Danish National Vocal Ensemble “will join together to perform works by William Byrd, Felix Mendelssohn, Carl Nielsen, Caroline Shaw, J.S. Bach and others,” as well as the US premiere of joint commission “to the Celestial City.”

Friday, November 10
The Blessed Michael McGivney Center’s annual tradition of globetrotting crèche exhibitions continues this year starting at 10 a.m. Christmas in the Americas features “more than 50 crèches representing 18 countries across North and South America” and “explores some of the traditions and festivities that have developed throughout both continents to celebrate the season.” Celebrating 800 Years of the Crèche, meanwhile, spans the world, “honor the rich history of the Nativity scene” through a curated selection from the Center’s extensive collection.

At 8 p.m., The Beeracks in East Haven hosts Emo Night Karaoke, where emo enthusiasts can sing their open or maybe broken hearts out with the backing of a live band.

Saturday, November 11 – Veterans Day
The city’s official Veterans Day ceremony starts at 11 a.m. outside City Hall. The program includes a color guard show; performances of the national anthem and “Taps”; and wreath-layings at both the World War I monument on the New Haven Green and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial just north of the Long Wharf Nature Preserve.

During a 1 p.m. performance at Yale’s Provost’s House, “come and enjoy live Bulgarian music and learn traditional Bulgarian line dance from the finest professionals,” a.k.a. the members of Bulgarika, whose instruments include the gadulka, the kaval, the tambura and the tupan.

Sunday, November 12
It’s too bad it’s virtual, but I suppose, at some point, you can follow this 2 p.m. “exploration of some of the painters, sculptors, architects and others memorialized in the Grove Street Cemetery,” led by Grove Street board member and retired landscape architect Channing Harris, with a literal exploration of the cemetery at your leisure.

Written by Dan Mims. Image 1, of Defenders’ Monument in Defenders’ Park, photographed by Dan Mims. Image 2 features a still from Terminator 2. Image 3 features a moment during Come from Away. Image 4, of the 29th Colored Regiment Monument in Criscuolo Park, and image 5, of a small portion of the McGivney Center’s crèche exhibition last year, photographed by Dan Mims. Readers are encouraged to verify times, locations, prices and other details before attending events.

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