This Week in New Haven (January 3 - 9)

This Week in New Haven (January 3 - 9)

A “first night,” a number-two team and a trio of kings help count the week ahead.

Monday, January 3
Every night from 5 to 9 through the end of the month, Lyman Orchards (70 Lyman Rd, Middlefield; 860-349-6000) is hosting a half-mile walkable installation of “larger-than-life, exotic creatures” lit up by American Lantern Festivals. Hourly tickets cost $25 (or $20 for kids ages 4 to 12), with “apple cider donuts, hot/cold apple cider, fresh roasted nuts, hot chocolate, and more available to purchase.”

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Tuesday, January 4
Pizza place Next Door (175 Humphrey St, New Haven; 475-234-5969) holds its weekly Trivia Night at 7:30, with prizes for some and drink specials for all.

Thursday, January 6
Two local libraries celebrate Three Kings Day. Wilson Library (303 Washington Ave, New Haven; 203-946-2228) promises three costumed kings out front bestowing “free gifts courtesy of the Yale Peabody Museum” from 1 to 2:30 p.m., while, starting at 6, Hagaman Library (227 Main St, East Haven; register by calling 203-468-3795 or emailing presents a themed performance by A Duo from Surcari, “an award-winning performance group originally from Chile, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico.”

Friday, January 7
A First Night celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 on the Branford Green (1007 Main St, Branford) promises “entertainment, bonfire, food trucks, ice carvings, s’mores and more.”

“A night of art and music” dubbed The Garden Shed begins at 6:30 at the Milford Arts Council (40 Railroad Ave #S, Milford; $12), featuring performances by Esmer, TylerGoldchain and T!LT.

Meanwhile, at 7, The State House (310 State St, New Haven; $20) hosts “jazz drummer legend” Mike Clark, who “gained worldwide recognition as one of America’s foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock in the early seventies,” in concert with trumpeter Nick Di Maria, saxophonist Konrad Dziemian, pianist Andrew Kosiba and bassist Andrew Zwart.

Saturday, January 8
Today at Kehler Liddell Gallery (873 Whalley Ave, New Haven; 203-389-9555), multidisciplinary artist Ana Henriques offers a free 11 a.m. screen printing workshop. Tomorrow at KLG, reflections, a new exhibition featuring both physically and mentally reflective work by Henriques, Mark St. Mary and Liz Antle-O’Donnell, gets an opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m.

At 7, the Quinnipiac men’s hockey team, currently ranked second in the country, take on their local rival Yale in the People’s United Center (305 Sherman Ave, Hamden). The game is sold out except for standing room-only tickets, for $20 apiece. By the way, sophomore Bobcat Ty Smilanic suited up last week for Team USA during the 2022 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, though the tourney was cancelled midstream by officials concerned about the omicron variant.

Sunday, January 9
Collaborative brewery The Beeracks (250 Bradley St, East Haven; $10) hosts a “a whole day’s worth of great local CT music.” Presented by Stratford-based TLR Records, the lineup, starting at 12:30 p.m., includes Wow Okay Cool, A Lesser Place, Glennveryclose, Sentiments, Shame Penguin, Too Much of a Good Thing, Generation Dead and A Matter of Fact.

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

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