This Week in New Haven (March 1 - 7)

This Week in New Haven (March 1 - 7)

This week, at least, the future precedes the past.

Monday, March 1
At 4 p.m., sponsored by Yale’s Franke Program in Science and the Humanities, neuroscientist Susan Hockfield, whose long and accomplished career as a researcher, professor and administrator includes stints as Yale’s provost and as MIT’s president, virtually discusses “The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution.” Free; registration required.

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Tuesday, March 2
As part of the now virtual Democracy in America series co-presented by the New Haven Free Public Library and Yale’s Public Humanities program, David Roediger, a professor at the University of Kansas and prolific author who specializes in American race and labor history, discusses “Race and American Democracy” with Yale history professor Matt Jacobson at 7 p.m. Free.

Thursday, March 4
The library’s virtual Books Sandwiched In series of noontime author talks proceeds with Yale prof Frank Snowden discussing his prescient 2019 book Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present, which offers a “sweeping exploration of the impact of epidemic diseases looks at how mass infectious outbreaks have shaped society.” Free.

According to its website, the ’r kids Family Center, located at 45 Dixwell Avenue, “promote permanency, safety and stability for children by providing nurturing services to biological, kinship, foster and adoptive families.” With ticketing and technical help from the Shubert Theatre, ’r kids is staging a 7 p.m. virtual show and talkback to help fundraise for those services. That show is The Good Adoptee, a “riveting true story that chronicles award-winning playwright Suzanne Bachner’s search for her birth parents in the face of New York State’s sealed records . Once she opens Pandora’s Box, can she find a way to integrate her dual identities and still remain ‘the Good Adoptee’?” $36, or $18 for students.

Friday, March 5
At 12:30 p.m., as part of the Center’s at home virtual event series, student guides discuss Art in Focus: Women From the Center, an exhibition “celebrat women artists in the collection of the Yale Center for British Art.” Free; registration required.

Saturday, March 6
CT Folk’s “kickoff event of 2021” starts livestreaming at 4 p.m. from New Haven’s The State House, where singer-songwriter Steven Kellogg, an everyman whose achievements suggest he’s good at most everything, headlines with special guest Eric Donnelly. Sharing the bill are Caravan of Thieves, a.k.a. “swinging serenading firebreathing circus freaks”; The Moon Shells, a band with local roots that “draw from the traditional music of Appalachia, Louisiana, West Africa and elsewhere to try to make something new”; and Ro Godwynn, a New Havener on a mission to “create moments and spaces of healing through music.” $20 suggested donation.

Written by Dan Mims. Image, of The Moon Shells, photographed by Julie Meeker. Readers are encouraged to verify times, locations and prices before attending events.

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