This Week in New Haven (February 25 - March 3)

This Week in New Haven (February 25 - March 3)

As February turns to March, there’s a spring in New Haven’s step and maybe a Spring in its subconscious.

Monday, February 25
Yale’s library system is spending the week highlighting fair use, a legal doctrine that makes it permissible, under certain conditions, for non-rights holders to publish copyrighted material “for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship or research,” as the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976 puts it. The occasion is Fair Use Week, a tradition that started at Harvard in 2014 before spreading around the country, and it begins with an 11:30 a.m. “panel of lawyers, academics and creators a lively discussion about fair use and how it is applied in practice” in the lecture hall at Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library (120 High St, New Haven; 203-432-1775).

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Innovative Interactions Lab at Yale

Tuesday, February 26
At noon, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas is throwing its annual Visionary Leadership Award Luncheon at the Omni Hotel (155 Temple St, New Haven). The honoree this year is Rosanne Cash, whose Grammy-winning musical resume probably requires no explication, though you might not know she’s also written four books and penned numerous essays for prominent publications. Proceeds from tickets to the luncheon, which cost $150 a pop, fund programming for the forthcoming 2019 festival, most of which is customarily offered free of charge to the public.

Wednesday, February 27
At 4 p.m. in its Children’s Program Room, Ives Main Library (133 Elm St, New Haven) hosts “Things that go squish!”, where young participants “will make squishy crafts and think about them from STEM perspectives. include oobleck, slime, play dough and squishies!” Free.

At 9 p.m., BAR (254 Crown St, New Haven) hosts a rare live show in its back room, this time featuring New Haven expat JOATA, who’s now based in Brooklyn, along with local singing-songwriting institution Ian Biggs and one-man electronic act drop.kick.pop. Free.

Thursday, February 28
As February changes to March, you can drink to both. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the downtown location of The Wine Thief is settling in around the corner at Barcelona (Crown and Temple Streets) for a tasting that costs $25—less than a dollar for each of the 30 curated wines being poured. “Taste, learn and explore new regions, grapes and styles and find your new favorite!”

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Tiny Beautiful Things at Long Wharf Theatre

Friday, March 1
Beginning a six-show, two-weekend run yesterday on its NHTC Stage @ EBM (839 Chapel St, New Haven), the New Haven Theater Company presents Marjorie Prime, a play with an intriguing premise. “Marjorie, an 85-year-old woman failing in health and memory, is joined in her retirement home by a ‘prime,’ an artificial intelligence programmed to mimic a younger version of her dead husband. Can ‘he’ help her retain her memories and her self? How can Marjorie and her middle-aged daughter and son-in-law deal with what this ‘prime’ can and cannot give, and with the inevitable departure of our loved ones… and ourselves?” Tonight’s performance starts at 8 p.m., with tickets costing $20.

Saturday, March 2
The last game of both the Quinnipiac and Yale men’s hockey regular seasons pits the two local rivals, who faced off for a national championship in 2013, against each other. This time, Quinnipiac, currently the fifth-ranked team in the country with a record of 23-7-2, seems to have the upper hand over Yale, which is hovering just above .500. Then again, the game, which starts at 7 p.m., is on Yale’s turf, at Ingalls Rink (73 Sachem St, New Haven; pictured above), where there are still $12 tickets left for the standing section.

The Shubert (247 College St, New Haven; 203-562-5666) offers a totally different kind of entertainment at 8 p.m., when famed standup comic and NPR personality Paula Poundstone—“one of our country’s preeminent comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend”—takes the stage. Tickets cost between $24 and $44.

Sunday, March 3
The newly unveiled Blake Hotel (9 High St, New Haven; 203-390-5352) kicks off a weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch series in Hamilton Park, its onsite “New England bistro.” Promising a rotating cast of musicians, this week the music—a mix of “smooth jazz, straight-ahead jazz, standards, blues R&B”—comes courtesy of the Mychael A. Ross Duo with Randy Bost. No cover.

Written and photographed by Dan Mims. Image features detail of Ingalls Rink. Readers are encouraged to verify times, locations and prices before attending events.

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