This Week in New Haven (April 26 - May 2)

This Week in New Haven (April 26 - May 2)

Yale takes center stage before a major new performance venue grabs the mic.

Monday, April 26
“Lunchtime Chamber Music” is on the menu at the Yale School of Music, with students set to livestream a performance of works by “Fauré, Dvořák, and R. Schumann” at 12:30 p.m. The school’s concert schedule is packed during the weeks to come, as young but accomplished musicians and conductors perform their master’s degree recitals—including dueling concerts by Yoon Be Kim on violin and Matthew Peralta on double bass at 7:30 tonight.

The next installment of the Mondays at Beinecke virtual talk series features Mount Holyoke College art professor Ajay Sinha, who will “discuss the Indian dancer Ram Gopal” as he appears in photographs preserved within the Beinecke Library’s Carl Van Vechten archive. Register for the free 4 p.m. event here, and view subcollections of the absorbing black and white shots, captured by Van Vechten in 1938, here.

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Wednesday, April 28
At 5 p.m., author and journalist Susannah Cahalan—who “chronicled her own struggles with a rare autoimmune disease and being… diagnosed with a serious mental illness” in her first book—and Yale School of Medicine psychiatry resident Nathan Ha discuss “Science, Pseudoscience, and Psychiatry in the Modern Era.” Moderated by author, public health researcher and Yale English lecturer Randi Epstein, the virtual conversation is free to attend. Registration required.

Thursday, April 29
Broadcasting via YouTube, the next Astronomy on Tap, in which a panel of Yale astrophysicists “will answer your submitted questions about the Universe,” starts at 7 p.m. While registration is required, submitting questions—which confers a chance to win “a thematic prize”—is optional.

Friday, April 30
Like so many other traditions, this year’s AIDS Walk New Haven, aiming as ever to “raise money, increase public awareness, promote prevention through advocacy and unite the Yale-New Haven community against stigma, apathy and infection,” has been decentralized, with participants encouraged to determine their own route, timing (any time between today and Sunday) and activity (“walking, running, biking—whatever works best for you!”). Registration costs just $7.

Sunday, May 2
Friday’s debut and Saturday’s encore at the Westville Music Bowl are sold out. But today’s show, which starts at 6 p.m. and, like the first two, features jammy southern rock band Gov’t Mule, has some open seats along with a unique bonus: the presence of special guest Ann Wilson, lead singer of the legendary classic rock act Heart. Most of the remaining seats cost $60 apiece and, in light of pandemic protocols, must be purchased in batches of two or four. 45 Yale Avenue, New Haven. (203) 573-1600.

Written by Dan Mims. Image of Ram Gopal, photographed by Carl Van Vechten and preserved by the Beinecke Library, sourced from the Yale Library’s digital archives. Readers are encouraged to verify times, locations and prices before attending events.

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