Partial still of Isle of Dogs (2018)

This Week in New Haven (March 26 - April 1)

Post-break Yale hits the gas with notable films, ideas and performances while the city at large brakes for literature, laughs and color.

Monday, March 26
Screening at 6 p.m. at Yale’s Afro-American Cultural Center (211 Park St, New Haven), An Outrage is a documentary about a long series of outrages: lynchings of black people in the American south. “Filmed on-location at lynching sites in six states and bolstered by the memories and perspectives of descendants, activists and scholars,” organizers say, “this unusual historical documentary educates even as it serves as a hub for action to remember a long-hidden past.” A Q&A with directors Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren follows the screening. Free.

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Yale Philharmonia - April 6, 2018

Tuesday, March 27
Wired columnist Maryn McKenna—who is also the author of three books, including the acclaimed Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats (2017)—is speaking about “farming, antibiotics and the future of meat” at 4 p.m. in Yale’s Linsly-Chittenden Hall (63 Prospect St, New Haven). Free.

Featuring “short fiction performed live by members of the New Haven Theater Company, followed by a talkback with the New Haven Review,” the Institute Library’s free Listen Here series continues at 7 p.m. with an eternally ripe theme: “Vengeance is Mine.” The source material this time includes Louise Erdrich’s Fleur and Edgar Allan Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado. 847 Chapel Street, New Haven. (203) 562-4045.

Wednesday, March 28
At 5:30 p.m., the Yale Center for British Art (1080 Chapel St, New Haven; 203-432-2800) is doing even more than usual to bring history to life. In conjunction with the exhibition The Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World, which centers on an eccentric noble family that eventually fell from grace, “internationally renowned baroque music specialist” Nicholas McGegan is giving a lecture and conducting a performance of 17th-century songs “the Pastons would have enjoyed.” Free.

Thursday, March 29
Co-presented by the Yale Film Society and the Yale Film Study Center, Isle of Dogs, director Wes Anderson’s forthcoming film, is getting a free 7 p.m. screening at the Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall St, New Haven). “Set in a dystopian Japan,” the stop-motion feature “follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his dog.” And for those in search of a seat at this sure-to-be-full event, we recommend arriving early.

Friday, March 30
In the midst of its 50th year, Yale Cabaret is using its fourth annual Satellite Festival—an “opportunity to create courageously,” as if that wasn’t already the Cab’s bag—to find innovation in its past. Running yesterday through tomorrow, short plays inspired by one of four eras in the theater’s history are being performed at locations like the interior and exterior of the Cabaret (217 Park St, New Haven) and the neighboring Afro-American Cultural Center (211 Park St, New Haven). Tickets, which cost $20 (or less if you’re a student or Yale faculty/staff), cover a “set of shows” at such differing locations, which are staggered so you can catch more than one with a single ticket. (203) 432-1566.

Saturday, March 31
Brandon Wardell, whose ironic, self-conscious comedy seems tailor-made for Twitter (NSFW), is going offline tonight at Space Ballroom (295 Treadwell St, Hamden), where he’s headlining an 8 p.m. show. The opener is Jimmy Blair, who “relates to audiences with his down-to-earth material, even if it may get dark.” $15.

Sunday, April 1
It’s Easter Sunday, so there are exclamatory colored eggs and human-sized bunnies scattered about. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hull’s Art Supply (1144 Chapel St, New Haven; 203-865-4855), “brightly colored eggs will be hidden all over the store and contain a sweet surprise!” From noon to 1 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. at IKEA (450 Sargent Dr, New Haven; 888-888-4532), “fans of all ages can come to the Bedrooms department to take their picture with the Easter Bunny!” During a gathering from 2 to 5 p.m. at De Gale Field (Goffe St and Sherman Pkwy, New Haven), there are bunnies courtesy of The Wonderful Adventures of the Snow Bunnies author Jug Visconti and an egg hunt.

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

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