This Week in New Haven (November 8 - 14)

This Week in New Haven (November 8 - 14)

The world comes to us, including that big city down the coast.

Monday, November 8
Taiwan-based Pulitzer-winning journalist Raymond Zhong logs in bright and early our time—at 9:15 a.m.—for a virtual Yale Poynter Fellowship talk taking us “Inside Beijing’s Tech Crackdown.” Register here.

At the opposite end of things—the day, the political philosophical spectrum, the globe—senior Amazon Studios/Prime Video VP Mike Hopkins discusses “The Future of Entertainment” with Quinnipiac University president Judy Olian and film/television/media arts department chair Frederick Staudmyer at 7 p.m. Register here.

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Wednesday, November 9
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die headlines tonight’s three-act show at Space Ballroom (295 Treadwell St, Hamden), but the second opener alone should be worth the price of admission: Bent Knee, a supremely technical and musically sensitive band whose members could’ve taken their training and talent in less risky directions but chose art rock and the touring life instead. 8 p.m. $26.69 online or $20 at the door.

Thursday, November 11 – Veterans Day
At 4:30 p.m., military and other implications are explored during “Sino-Indian Affairs: Competition and Conflict,” a moderated virtual talk sponsored by Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. The main speaker is Sushant Singh, “one of India’s most prominent foreign affairs journalists,” who’s serving as a lecturer this semester at Yale. Register here.

A one-night-only appearance by the Dance Theatre of Harlem—“perform a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics neoclassical works… as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate Black culture”—graces the stage of the Shubert (247 College St, New Haven; 203-624-1825) starting at 7:30. Tickets range from $41 to $60 including fees, with a $24 student option.

Saturday, November 13
At 1 p.m., Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services puts on a Craft Bazaar outside First Presbyterian Church (704 Whitney Ave, New Haven). “Sold by immigrant artisans from
Afghanistan, Sudan, Syria and more,” offerings include baked goods, knits, embroidery, jewelry, cards, paintings, headbands, candles, soaps, scrubs and holiday decorations. “Cash only, directly to the artisans.”

Also at 1 p.m., City Gallery (994 State St, New Haven; 203-782-2489) hosts an opening reception for Last Summer, featuring street photography and landscapes by William Frucht. Frucht has sought to capture a pandemic-altered NYC and, through it, “our collective hopes and disappointments during the summer of 2021.”

At 8 p.m., the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, formerly known as the Yale School of Drama, stages the first of four performances of what might be the first public-facing play at the Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel St, New Haven) since the onset of the pandemic: She Kills Monsters, about “a small-town teacher battling grief and regret after losing her parents and teenage sister, Tilly, in a tragic car accident. Discovering a Dungeons and Dragons module that Tilly wrote, Agnes decides to take up the gaming quest and learns more about her sister—and herself—than she ever expected.” $15, or $8 for students.

Sunday, November 14
The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven’s 15th annual Kristallnacht Commemoration program commences online at 9 a.m. “This year, we will honor the conscience and heroism and Archbishop Damaskinos of Athens, Greece, who risked his life by ordering the churches under his jurisdiction to distribute baptismal certificates to Jews fleeing the Nazis, thus saving thousands of Jews in and around Athens.” Register here.

Irish singer Damian McGinty, best-known stateside for an 18-episode arc on Glee, performs squeaky clean pop during a 7 p.m. show at Whitneyville Cultural Commons (1253 Whitney Ave, Hamden). Regular tickets cost $37.75 (including fees), with a couple of VIP options—involving early entry for the soundcheck and/or a meet-and-greet—also available.

Written by Dan Mims. Image photographed by William Frucht and provided courtesy of City Gallery. Readers are encouraged to verify times, locations and prices before attending events.

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