Weekend events for May 3 - May 5, 2013
This is the last Weekend Report for the 2012-2013 schoolyear. It will resume in September. In the meantime, please see What to do... This Summer.
There are also several community newsletters and list-servs that will keep you informed about events all summer long: Daily Nutmeg; CTvisit; TGWNN. The YaleInternational and I-SPY Yahoo email groups continue year-round and are also a great source of information.
Joni Mitchell Blue Tribute Concert
7:30am, Spaceland Ballroom, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden
This concert will feature a stellar cast of some of the New York City area’s finest female singer-songwriters in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s landmark album, “Blue.” The evening will include performances of all the songs from “Blue,” plus original songs inspired by Joni Mitchell. The Chicks are: Honor Finnegan, Meg Braun, Sharon Goldman, Victoria Lavington, Catherine Miles, Karyn Oliver, Elisa Peimer, Allison Scola, Anna Dagmar, Carolann Solebello and Allison Tartalia. This First Friday concert takes place at the wonderful new Spaceland Ballroom on 295 Treadwell Street in Hamden. Doors open at 7; show at 7:30. Tickets $15 on line at CT Folk.com, $20 at the door. Admission: $20
Concert: Edward Elgar
12:00pm – 2:00pm, Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street
The Laus String Quartet will perform Edward Elgar's String Quartet in E minor. Soek Jung Lee, violin; Heewon Uhm, violin; Hyeree Yu, voila; and Jinhee Jennifer Park, cello. Introduction by David Grimley, Professor of Music, Oxford University.
It is recommended that you arrive early, as seating is limited. Open To: General Public, Admission: Free
Cinco de Mayo Zumba Dance-a-Thon
5:00pm – 7:00pm, JCC of greater new haven, 360 amity rd., Woodbridge
Cinco de Mayo Zumba Dance-a-Thon. Join the party and see why JCC is THE place for Zumba! Plus, limbo contest, refreshments, raffles and FREE babysitting. Admission: $20.
Horizons: New Work by Robert Reynolds
5:00pm – 8:00pm, Reynolds Fine Art, 96 Orange Street
Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present new work by gallery owner and namesake, Robert Reynolds. Stemming from numerous visits to the Netherlands, Reynolds new body of oil paintings and monoprints boasts vivid Dutch landscapes as its subject. Questions such as if this line acts as a joiner or a divider between heaven and earth motivated the artist and come through each work to evoke feelings of longing and wonder in the viewer. These works challenge the mundane concept of a horizon line to become a desire to know the unknowable and mystery of the distance. This opening is free and open to the public.
In a Year with 13 Moons
8:00pm, Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street
When the object of his affection off-handedly commented, “too bad you’re not a girl,” Erwin disappeared to Casablanca and returned as Elvira. Now, adrift and alone, Elvira revisits the people and places of the past, desperately searching for the identity and love she’s never known. The world premiere of In a Year with 13 Moons—a new adaptation of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s melodramatic, darkly comic, and unsettling New German Cinema masterpiece—is staged by Robert Woodruff, “the country’s most adventurous director” (Time Out New York), and features Bill Camp, “one of the bravest, smartest, and most physically intense actors in New York” (The New York Times). Admission: $20 - $8.
6:00pm - 8:00pm, Various locations, check in at The Grove, 71 Orange St.
Thirteen businesses, ranging from art galleries to a yoga studio to a creperie, will be serving samples of craft beers. It begins at The Grove on Orange Street, where tasting glasses are doled out (for $10, which covers the cost of the whole beer crawl). Some twenty different craft beers will be up for sampling. Meanwhile, an actual saloon, Olde School (418 State Street, New Haven) is offering a special price on Two Roads IPA, brewed in Stratford. Further brew-haha comes courtesy of English Building Market (839 Chapel Street, New Haven), which is discounting “all glassware and bar related stuff,” and artist/historian Robert Greenberg, who will display art prints from “New Haven’s brewing and tobacco history” at ACME Furniture (33 Crown Street, New Haven). And those are just a few of the activities found in the neighborhood between 6 and 8 p.m.; some start even earlier, and some don’t even involve beer.
11:30pm, Friday and Saturday, Criterion Cinemas
MOVIE: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
RUNNING TIME: 102 minutes
A thesp-turned-crook gets a chance at career in movies as well as crime scene investigation in this offbeat action comedy with nods to Raymond Chandler. Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey Jr.) is a struggling New York actor who high-tails it to Los Angeles. Once there, Lockhart winds up at the posh home of the aptly named homosexual private eye Gay Perry (Val Kilmer) amid a lavish Hollywood party, hoping to score a life-changing role in a Hollywood feature. The biggest twist? Shane Black riffs Adaptation and other films by having Harry (via satirical narration) write the movie while he is living it. Harry assures the audience that unlike Lord of the Rings, this one won’t have 17 endings. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang marks the first directorial credit for Black, who created the Lethal Weapon franchise.
Stony Creek Quarry Tour
11:00am, Stony Creek Quarry, Quarry Road, Stony Creek, Branford
Join the Stony Creek Museum and the Guilford Keeping Society for a tour of the historic Stony Creek Quarry. Sat, May 4 at 11 a.m., Rain date May 5. Unk DaRos and Carl Balestracci will tell the stories of the quarry workers and cutting of the stone. Tickets at Taken For Granite, Page Hardware,Greene Gallery or at gate, are limited to 100; please, no children under the age of 10. Info, (203)488-7279 or (203) 494-4285. Admission: $15
Fair Haven Family Stroll
11:00am – 2:00pm, Quinnipiac Park, Grand Avenue at the intersection with Front Street, New Haven
Fair Haven Family Stroll – a festival and fundraiser for quality early childhood education in the Fair Haven area. This event will have family-friendly activities including art, books, yoga, dancing, drumming, face painting, a health-related puppet show and much more. Rain Date: 5/18. Admission: Free
Movies and Mimosas
11:30pm, Friday and Saturday, Criterion Cinemas
MOVIE: Barry Lyndon (1975)
RUNNING TIME: 203 minutes
With ornate imagery reminiscent of paintings from the story’s 18th century period, Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel depicts the rise and fall of a sensitive rogue in the British aristocracy. Young Irishman Redmond Barry (Ryan O’Neal) leaves home to seek his fortune after apparently killing an English officer in a duel. Coming after Kubrick’s esteemed hits 2001 (1968) and A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon opened with high expectations and met with decidedly mixed responses to its restrained tone. Even with Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Director (and wins for Cinematography, Art Direction, Costumes, and Adapted Score), Barry Lyndon was a box office failure, as mid-’70s audiences increasingly turned away from such narrative challenges as its epic length and muffled emotions. Since then, Barry Lyndon has gained in stature, taking its place among the formidable artistic achievements of Kubrick’s career.
The May Day World Concert for Peace
12:00pm, the Green
Features four-and-a-half hours of music, magic (from the Amazing Andy), amusing nutrition awareness routines (from Eric Triffin, “The Carrot Man”), face painting, a graffiti wall you can doodle on, information tables from a slew of local “labor, peace, social service and social justice groups,” free vegetarian food, circus tricks for kids (led by New Haven Community Circus) and a display of May Day history.
12:00pm – 5:00pm, United Church on the Green, Elm Street at Temple street, on New Haven Green
A local musical event for the whole family, to benefit United Community Nursery School. Featuring: Jim & Liz Beloff, Jesse Balkcom, Brian Robinson’s Cretaceous Quintet, Chris Arnott & His Ukulele, James Velvet & Johnny Memphis (of The Lonesome Sparrows), Bill Collins, Gary Mezzi & Tom Smith. Bret Logan, playing bluegrass, Dean Falcone & Shellye Valauskas (of the Shellye Valauskas Experience), The Wayfarers, Henry Sidle,…with a special jam session on a kid tune at the end! And, at 2:45 p.m., a Roxi Fox Puppet Show performed by Betty Baisden! United Community Nursery School has been providing quality pre-school education for 50 years in downtown New Haven. Admission: $5
Multicultural Festival 2013
12:30pm – 4:30pm, Parking lots of NHS (333 Sherman Avenue) & Start Community Bank (299 Whalley Avenue). 333 Sherman Avenue & 299, Whalley Avenue
Our 4th annual Multicultural Family Fun Festival! Join us for this community festival in which we celebrate community involvement, cultural diversity, and the environment through song, dance, poetry, games, art, and food! Activities include a kids carnival and art displays, while stage events include the St. Luke’s Steel Drum Band, dance troupes, zumba, poetry slams, and more. This event will take place in the parking lots of NHS of New Haven (333 Sherman Avenue) and Start Community Bank (299 Whalley Avenue). Admission: Free!
Coastal Chordsmen present “Turn Up Your Radio”
7:30pm, Stratford Theater, 2422 Main Street, Bridgeport
“Redhot and Blue,” Yale University’s oldest a cappella singing group, has performed everywhere from the streets of Paris to the halls of the White House. The group will perform at the Coastal Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus’ annual show, “Turn Up Your Radio,” Saturday May 4, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., at the Stratford Theater, 2422 Main Street, Stratford. Tickets are $15. Call 203-816-0462. Admission: $15
Temple Emanuel Celebrates Cinco De Mayo
7:30pm, Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven, 150 Derby Ave., Orange
Temple Emanuel cordially invites you to join us at our first ever “Erev Cinco de Mayo Fiesta” on May 4! Enjoy superb gourmet Mexican appetizers, entrees and desserts, taste delicious margaritas and fresh fruit sangria, dance “Latino style” with a quick and easy Salsa lesson, and sing along with the “Mariachi Emperadores de Puebla” as TE celebrates Cinco de Mayo. A silent auction is also on the agenda. The fun begins at 7:30p. Tickets are available on the TE website or by calling the TE office. For more information about the Fiesta and other events and services at Temple Emanuel, please go to www.templeemanuel-gnh.org or call the TE office at 203-397-3000. Admission: $54 per person
Stornoway, a British pop band
12:30pm, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue
Stornoway, a British pop band, returns to the US to promote their new album, “Tales from Terra Firma,” described as “the sound of one long song of life unfurling.” Admission: $5-$9 (Free with museum admission or Yale I.D.). Under the dinosaurs in the Great Hall. Free parking in Lot 22.
Gallery Talk: Playing Images
1:00pm, Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street
An exploration of music and art with the Haven String Quartet and Jessica Sack, the Jan and Frederick Mayer Associate Curator of Public Education at the Yale University Art Gallery. Explore how combining sound and sight can enhance what you see and hear. Featuring live music, this talk connects close listening to music with close looking at art. Admission: Free
Film: “All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert”
2:00pm, Best Video Performance Space, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden
Ducat will screen “All Me” in the Best Video Performance Space on Sunday, May 5, at 2 PM. Admission is $5 and reservations are highly recommended. (A previous screening of the documentary at Best Video in early January was a standing room only sellout.) The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with director Ducat and the artist Winfred Rembert. The DVD of “All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert” is also available for purchase at Best Video for $17.98. Admission: $5.00
Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga
4:00pm – 6:00pm, Edgehill near Huntington
Mysore style Ashtanga yoga is now in New Haven! Join us! Sundays in May, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, on Edgehill near Huntington. Email me for more info firstname.lastname@example.org, Admission: $20
Through June 2, 32 Edgewood Avenue
The Yale School of Art presents an exhibition of some thirty paintings made by the Italian artist Francesco Clemente between 2006 and 2008, over the course of several extended trips to Brazil. These are drawn from a large body of work from this period—both oils on canvas and large-format watercolors—in which Clemente explored images and themes that had been central to his art for many years, as well as ideas and iconography indigenous to Brazil. The exhibition, titled Clemente > Brazil > Yale, is organized by Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale School of Art.
36 Hours in New Haven
The New York Times recently featured New Haven in one of its 36-hour weekend getaway itineraries. Take a look and get some ideas for your own adventure around New Haven!
Theater Development Fund
Do you love going to the theater in New York City? Did you know that OISS has a membership to the Theater Development Fund through which you can access discounted tickets to many popular shows and concerts? Keep this in mind next time you are thinking about purchasing tickets to a show and send an email to email@example.com to request access.