This Week in New Haven (October 12 - 18)

This Week in New Haven (October 12 - 18)

Today’s debut of Italian Heritage Day, a brand new local holiday alternatively celebrated as Indigenous Peoples’ Day or Columbus Day, coincides with greater freedom to congregate courtesy of Phase 3.

Wednesday, October 14
East Rock Brewing Company (285 Nicoll St, New Haven; 475-234-6176) hosts what appears to be its first in-person trivia night since the spring lockdown. The theme is one the brewery’s done before: the American version of The Office, whose nine seasons created countless trivia possibilities. Free; registration required.

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Hopkins School - Virtual Open House

Thursday, October 15
Two virtual academic talks dig into the distant and not-so-distant past. At 12:30 p.m., during a talk titled “Who was that Psychopathic Nazi?: Unmasking a classic psychoanalytic case,” Albertus Magnus psychology professor Stephen Joy examines the psyche and heretofore hidden identity of an American Nazi who, as World War II began, was dubbed “Führer” by his stateside followers—and, while imprisoned, received psychiatric treatment from a Jewish therapist. Free; registration requested.

At 5:30, the Peabody Museum presents “The Secret Lives of Dinosaurs,” a talk and Q&A with University of Texas at Austin professor Julia A. Clarke. Moderated by WPKN producer Carmen Baskauf, Clarke will discuss “us new tools to study the evolution of dinosaurs” and birds and explain “how international field teams in Antarctica, South America, and Asia led by Clarke are bringing together data on living animals to ask new questions of the fossil record.” Free; registration required.

Friday, October 16
Today, tomorrow and Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m., Croptoberfest—a harvest-season fundraiser for Gather New Haven, which educates, feeds, employs and empowers locals across seven urban farms, more than 50 community gardens and six nature preserves—promises live local music, expert guest speakers, COVID-conscious mingling and “pizza, snacks, and beer” at the Phoenix Press Farm (15 James St, New Haven). Regular in-person tickets start at $40, with a virtual option starting at $15.

Sunday, October 18
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is also offering a chance to convene in person, via a pair of consecutive weekend concerts at the Canal Dock Boathouse (475 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven). The first happens at 2 p.m. today and features “a program of favorite classics and popular solo and small ensemble music.” Tickets cost $25 or $10 for students, with free admission for kids under 18.

Written and photographed by Dan Mims. Image features the Canal Dock Boathouse. Readers are encouraged to verify times, locations and prices before attending events.

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