This Week in New Haven (November 9 - 15)

This Week in New Haven (November 9 - 15)

With cases back up and phases back down, New Haven still finds a way to move forward.

Monday, November 9
The Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale, a.k.a. LIFFY, “strives to promote cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and unity among people of divergent backgrounds.” This year’s weeklong, all-virtual program starts today with a block of short films; a panel discussion about “making a film during the pandemic”; a screening of feature documentary El Hombre Que Siempre Hizo Su Parte (2018), about a 78-year-old scientist “full of conflicts, illusions of fame and conspiracy”; and feature film La Otra Penélope (2019), which is “set in Santo Domingo in 1968, at the beginning of the dictatorship of the ‘12 years of Balaguer,’” and follows an ex-soldier who can’t seem to escape the warpath. Click here for full program details and registration instructions.

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Tuesday, November 10
As one of Yale’s Poynter Fellows, photojournalist and photo essayist Eugene Richards, whose numerous noteworthy awards earned over the course of a 50-year career couldn’t possibly fit on his mantel, gives a free virtual artist talk at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, November 11 – Veterans Day
“Subject to COVID-19 guidance,” American Legion Post 210 invites “military veterans, current service members, and cadets” to “celebrate Veterans Day 2020 with a FREE coffee and serving of creamed beef or sausage patty on a biscuit”—a take on the military’s fabled “SOS” ration—at The Trinity Bar & Restaurant (157 Orange St, New Haven; 203-495-7736). The offer lasts from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

Also, at 11 a.m., it appears there’s going to be a Veterans Day ceremony outside City Hall, capped off by a wreath-laying at the flagpole on the Green.

Thursday, November 12
As part of the Free Public Library’s “Books Sandwiched In” lunchtime talk series, Andrea Mazzarino virtually discusses War and Health: The Medical Consequences of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (2019), which she co-edited. According to an official summary, the book “considers the effect of the war on both civilians and on US service members, in war zones—where healthcare systems have been destroyed by long-term conflict—and in the United States, where healthcare is highly developed.” Free.

Friday, November 13
At 8 p.m. today and 4 and 8 p.m. tomorrow, Yale Cabaret presents Ambient Dreams for Sleep-Deprived Teens, a live virtual “satirical health and wellness show” that sends up narrow approaches to widespread problems. “School stressing you out? Existential dread keeping you up at night? Feeling bummed out? You don’t need universal healthcare or progressive taxation; you need sleep hygiene and scented candles!” $6, or $5 for Yale faculty/staff and $4.50 for students.

Saturday, November 14
Nadine Nelson, current Creative-in-Residence at Ives Squared, leads a session on “Cost-Saving Holiday Cooking and Entertaining from the Pantry.” “Learn fun and easy recipes to wow guests that are also cost-effective,” organizers say, as well as “how to create a beautiful holiday table with stuff you already have in your home.”

Written and photographed by Dan Mims. Image features City Hall during another patriotic occasion, in 2015. Readers are encouraged to verify times, locations and prices before attending events.

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