This Week in New Haven (November 7 - 13)

This Week in New Haven (November 7 - 13)

We’ve got votes, deals, shows, stories, pitches, veterans, gifts, rivals and, you guessed it, lasers.

Tuesday, November 8 – Election Day
From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Connecticut voters register their choices for mayor and other local positions. Find your polling place here, and familiarize yourself with a sample ballot here.

Starting at 4 p.m., another wave of Dock Deals hits 222 Sargent Drive, where Long Wharf Theatre is in the process of moving out and shedding decades of accumulation. “Items for sale include scrap fabric and construction materials, office supplies, small office equipment, and kitchenette appliances (as is), but you never know what treasures you might uncover!”

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Wednesday, November 9
Morse Recital Hall hosts two free performances today featuring Yale School of Music students. First, at 12:30 p.m., it’s the next installment of the Lunchtime Chamber Music series. Second, at 7:30, it’s the Yale Jazz Ensemble Big Band playing “the pioneering music of jazz trombonist/composer/arranger Slide Hampton’s octet,” including via some “new big-band orchestrations arranged specifically” for this show.

At 6 p.m. over Zoom, Sarah Dixwell Brown, “a direct descendant of John Dixwell, one of 59 British judges who sentenced King Charles I to death in 1649”—and one of three who hid from the Crown’s wrath right here in New Haven—will present “Regicide in the Family: Finding John Dixwell,” about “her decades-long quest to learn about her famous ancestor.”

Thursday, November 10
At 6 p.m. within Center Church on the Green, Yale history professor Mark Peterson, in a ticketed talk sponsored by the New Haven Preservation Trust, will discuss the apparent fact that New Haven at the time of its founding looked “nothing like the other English towns of New England”—and instead took after “Spanish towns in the New World.” Also on the table are “other mysteries about New Haven’s founding.”

Also starting at 6 is Start in New Haven, a collab between MakeHaven and host NXTHVN “where individuals can pitch ideas for new events, civic improvements, startups, and other projects to a community audience.”

Friday, November 11 – Veterans Day
The city’s official Veterans Day ceremony at City Hall begins at 11 a.m. and features words from former Army captain Adrian Bonemberger; music from Music Haven’s Harmony in Action Orchestra and vocalist Ruth Rosa; and color guard from the Connecticut Minuteman Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. Then “commemorative wreaths will be placed at the World War Memorial on the Green and at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Long Wharf Drive.”

At 5 p.m., a Gala Celebration in SCSU’s Adanti Center Ballroom—“featuring fellowship, food & drink, and festivities, all to benefit the artistic, education, and community programs of your New Haven Symphony Orchestra”—precedes the NHSO’s performance of works by Brahms, Chopin and Samuel Coleridge Taylor at the university’s Lyman Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available for both the gala and the show or just the show.

Saturday, November 12
From 10 a.m. to 4, a Holiday Bazaar benefiting mental health and disability services nonprofit Continuum of Care offers “unique gifts” spanning “jewelry, clothing, home and holiday decor, beauty and skincare, pet items, food, and more.” Other attractions include “holiday entertainment and kids’ activities” as well as raffle prizes.

Ranked seventh in the country as of this writing, the Quinnipiac men’s hockey team drives down Whitney Avenue today for a 7 p.m. matchup against local rival Yale at Ingalls Rink, with limited tickets still available.

Also at 7, The Beeracks in East Haven hosts Laser Floyd, “the smash hit multimedia laser and light show featuring the recordings of Pink Floyd.” Ticket holders can expect to be “carrie… away on a mind-expanding journey, driven by cutting-edge effects, high-powered lasers, and… the masterful soundtrack.”

Sunday, November 13
Local scene stalwarts come together for a 4 p.m. show at Cafe Nine to celebrate a record release and a record anniversary. The release, titled Fits and Starts and Stops, comes courtesy of singer-songwriter Seth Adam, while the anniversary, of The Stupid Truth in 2002, comes courtesy of quintet The Shellye Valauskas Experience.

Written by Dan Mims. Image 1 features a promo image for Laser Floyd. Image 2, featuring a Lunchtime Chamber Music moment, courtesy of the Yale School of Music. Images 3 and 4, respectively featuring the wounded combat veterans’ monument in Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park and a moment from a past Yale-Quinnipiac hockey game, photographed by Dan Mims. Readers are encouraged to verify times, locations, prices and other details before attending events.

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