Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:30pm

Million Dollar Quartet

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is inspired by the famed 1956 Memphis recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. This musical brings that legendary night to life with timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” and more.

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:00pm

Million Dollar Quartet

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is inspired by the famed 1956 Memphis recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. This musical brings that legendary night to life with timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” and more.

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:00pm

Million Dollar Quartet

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is inspired by the famed 1956 Memphis recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. This musical brings that legendary night to life with timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” and more.

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:00pm

Million Dollar Quartet

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is inspired by the famed 1956 Memphis recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. This musical brings that legendary night to life with timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” and more.

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:00pm

Million Dollar Quartet

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is inspired by the famed 1956 Memphis recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. This musical brings that legendary night to life with timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” and more.

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:30pm

Million Dollar Quartet

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is inspired by the famed 1956 Memphis recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. This musical brings that legendary night to life with timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” and more.

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sun Jun 7, 2015 3:00pm

Gallery Talk: Playing Images

Sponsored by: Music Haven

An exploration of music and art with the Haven String Quartet and Jessica Sack,
the Jan and Frederick Mayer Senior Associate Curator of Public Education at Yale University. 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.
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel St., New Haven, CT
Admission: Free

Admission: Free
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Fri Jun 5, 2015 6:00pm

Music Haven Summer Performance Party

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Celebrate the accomplishments of our 80 promising young students! Performances by
Music Haven students and their teachers, the Haven String Quartet and pianist Miki Sawada,
are followed by a potluck feast. Bring your instrument and join us onstage for the “Project YOURchestra” finale!
Charles Garner Recital Hall
Southern Connecticut State University
Engleman C112, 501 Crescent St., New Haven, CT
Admission: Free; please bring a dish to share at the potluck reception immediately following the concert.

Admission: Free
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven
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Wed Jun 3, 2015 12:30pm

Gallery Talk: Playing Images

Sponsored by: Music Haven

An exploration of music and art with the Haven String Quartet and Jessica Sack,
the Jan and Frederick Mayer Senior Associate Curator of Public Education at Yale University. 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.
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel St., New Haven, CT
Admission: Free

Admission: Free
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Sun May 31, 2015 6:00am – 3:00pm

“Pedal for PCRC” & Kids Family Fun Day / Health Fair

Sponsored by: Parent Child Resource Center

Contact Veronica Parsloe
203.954.0543 ext. 130
vparsloe@LNVPCRC.org

Admission: Free
PerkinElmer
710 Bridgeport Avenue
Shelton
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Thu May 28, 2015 7:30pm

New Haven Symphony Orchestra: Cinematic Dances

Sponsored by: New Haven Symphony Orchestra

The NHSO’s 121st season concludes with four memorable themes from the silver screen - featuring violinist Bella Hristova.

Admission: 06510
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sat May 23, 2015 8:00pm

MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

The Tony Award-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages. “MATILDA is the best musical since the Lion King!” - TIME Magazine

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sat May 23, 2015 2:00pm

MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

The Tony Award-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages. “MATILDA is the best musical since the Lion King!” - TIME Magazine

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Fri May 22, 2015 8:00pm

MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

The Tony Award-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages. “MATILDA is the best musical since the Lion King!” - TIME Magazine

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Thu May 21, 2015 7:30pm

MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

The Tony Award-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages. “MATILDA is the best musical since the Lion King!” - TIME Magazine

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Thu May 21, 2015 5:30pm

Music Haven Rush Hour Concert VI

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Wind down after work with a 40-min. show and a glass of a wine. Explore Bach’s “Goldberg Variations for String Trio” (performed by Netta Hadari, Tina Lee Hadari and Philip Boulanger) in a relaxed setting, and discover what makes
the music brilliant.
Music Haven
117 Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT
Admission: $8 ($5 students/seniors)

Admission: $8
Music Haven
117 Whalley Avenue
New Haven
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Wed May 20, 2015 7:30pm

MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

The Tony Award-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages. “MATILDA is the best musical since the Lion King!” - TIME Magazine

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Tue May 19, 2015 7:30pm

MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

The Tony Award-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages. “MATILDA is the best musical since the Lion King!” - TIME Magazine

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sun May 17, 2015 2:00pm

MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

The Tony Award-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages. “MATILDA is the best musical since the Lion King!” - TIME Magazine

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sat May 16, 2015 8:00pm

MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

The Tony Award-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages. “MATILDA is the best musical since the Lion King!” - TIME Magazine

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sat May 16, 2015 7:30pm

Music Haven presents “Quintessential Quintets”

Sponsored by: Music Haven

The Haven String Quartet is joined by special guests Michael Reynolds (Muir String Quartet) and violist Jesse Holstein (Providence String Quartet) to present the music of Mozart, Boccherini, and Schubert.
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT
Admission: $20, $10 students, seniors
& USNH members (Tickets available at musichavenct.org/concerts)

Admission: $20
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden
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Wed May 13, 2015 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Listen Here! A Little Out of Place

Sponsored by: new Haven Review, Institute Library, New Haven Theater Company

Listen Here! Short Fiction Performed Live at the Institute Library

A Little Out of Place | Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7PM

“Fat” by Raymond Carver
“Araby” by James Joyce
“The Use of Force” by William Carlos Williams

Join us for the reading, coffee and snacks, capped off by a half-hour “talk back” with the performers and editors. Listen Here is a program of the New Haven Review, the Institute Library, and the New Haven Theater Company.

Admission: Free, donations okay
Institute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Wed May 13, 2015 5:30pm – 6:30pm

“Financial Planning for College”

Sponsored by: Southern Connecticut State University

First-generation college-bound students are often at a disadvantage due to lack of resources and knowledge of the higher education process and structure. Southern Connecticut State University is hosting a series of information workshops designed to educate parents on preparing their children for higher education.

Join us for our Higher Education Awareness Days (HEADS UP) workshop series that will inform and prepare you, and answer any concerns you may have about your child going on to college. Call (203) 392-5026 for more information.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
5:30-6:30 p.m.
“Financial Planning for College”
Lewis J. DeLuca, Jr., M.Ed.
SCSU Coordinator of Student Financial Literacy and Advising

Admission: free
Southern on the Green
900 Chapel Street, 10th floor
New Haven
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Fri May 8, 2015 7:30pm

Great Organ Music at Yale | Martin Jean

Sponsored by: Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Messiaen: Meditations on the Mystery of the Holy Trinity

Admission: FREE
Christ Church Episcopal
84 Broadway Street
New Haven
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Tue May 5 – Tue May 26, 2015 5:30pm – 6:00pm

FREE Zumba® Kids classes (4-11 yrs)

Sponsored by: Ivette Altieri- Beyond Fitness

FREE Zumba Kids class. Session 3: May 5th to May 26th at 5:30pm. Check the flyer for future dates. No registration needed, available for kids 4-11yrs old. Parents may participate with their child at no charge.

Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook for future free classes and events.

Admission: FREE
Beyond Fitness
55 Laura Street
New Haven
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Sun May 3 – Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:00pm

Grove Street Cemetery Walking Tours

Sponsored by: Patricia Illingworth

Contact Patricia Illingworth for more info at 203-389-5403 or email p.b.i.newhaven@att.net

Admission: Free
Grove Street Cemetery
227 Grove Street
New Haven
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Sat May 2 – Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:00am

Grove Street Cemetery Historical Tours

Sponsored by: Patricia Illingworth

Contact Patricia Illingworth at 203-389-5403 for tour info and/or email p.b.i.newhaven@att.net

Admission: Free
Grove Street Cemetery
227 Grove Street
New Haven
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Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:00pm – 7:00pm

VCF Annual Meeting

Sponsored by: Valley Community Foundation

11th Valley Community Foundation Annual Meeting

Admission: Free
TBD
TBD

Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:30pm – 6:30pm

“Applying to College”

Sponsored by: Southern Connecticut State University

First-generation college-bound students are often at a disadvantage due to lack of resources and knowledge of the higher education process and structure. Southern Connecticut State University is hosting a series of information workshops designed to educate parents on preparing their children for higher education.

Join us for our Higher Education Awareness Days (HEADS UP) workshop series that will inform and prepare you, and answer any concerns you may have about your child going on to college.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
5:30-6:30 p.m.
“Applying to College”
Alexis Haakonsen, SCSU Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Leilannie Quintana, SCSU Assistant Director of Admissions

Admission: free
Southern on the Green
900 Chapel Street, 10th floor
New Haven
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Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:59pm

Dante Behind Bars | Incarcerated Men Reimagine “The Divine Comedy”

Sponsored by: Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Fragments of Dante’s poem adapted by men in prison and performed by the students in Professor Jenkins course “Sacred Texts and Social Justice.” Special Guests will include Maria Pirro, Director of Education at MacDougal-Walker Correctional Facility

Admission: Free
Marquand Chapel
409 Prospect Street
New Haven
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Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:00am

Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride

Sponsored by: Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride

Explore New Haven By Bicycle.  Rock to Rock is New Haven’s biggest Earth Day celebration…. You and about a thousand of your neighbors travel from West Rock and East Rock, with celebrations on both sides of the city.  Proceeds support over 25 local environmental organizations!!
All Are Welcome!  Choose to take the 8-mile family friendly route with stops in two parks along the way, or 12, 20, 40-mile, or metric century routes.
www.rocktorock.org

Admission: $35 registration
Common Ground
358 Springside Avenue
New Haven
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Fri Apr 24 – Sat May 16, 2015 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Elevada

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theater

New York City. Right now. Ramona’s going on lots of first dates but is intentionally sabotaging her chances for a second. Khalil, a social media superstar, is about to close a huge deal that will take him completely off the market. They’ll do anything to float above their own lives, even as fate tries to pull them both back down to earth. Elevada is a warm, witty, and wise romantic comedy about the fear of being alone—and the fear of not being alone.

A finalist for the 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Elevada marks the Yale Rep debut of Sheila Callaghan, “a gutsy writer with a gift for creating vivid images rooted in the emotional life of her characters” (The New York Times), whose plays include That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play and Roadkill Confidential. The world premiere of Elevada is directed by Jackson Gay, who has staged These Paper Bullets! and The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow at Yale Rep.

203-432-1234
yalerep@yale.org

Admission: $20-$98
Yale Repertory Theater
1120 Chapel St.
New Haven
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Thu Apr 23 – Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:30pm – 11:55am

Literature & Spirituality | Nate Klug, Danielle Chapman

Sponsored by: Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Anyone and Delinquent Palaces: Two first books

Admission: FREE
Marquand Chapel
409 Prospect Street
New Haven
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Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:00pm

LECTURE: Sea-level Rise - Implications for Our Coastal Wetlands

Sponsored by: Branford Land Trust

Shimon Anisfeld, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Research Scientist and Senior Lecturer, will discuss our current understanding of the history and future of sea-level rise, and how salt marshes respond to this phenomenon. 7:00 p.m. at the Blackstone Memorial Library.

Admission: Free
Blackstone Memorial Library
758 Main Street
Branford
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Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:00pm

Joint Choral Concert | Yale Camerata & Yale Glee Club

Sponsored by: Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem
Wadsworth: War Dreams
Marguerite L. Brooks and Jeffrey Douma, conductors

Presented with Yale Glee Club

- See more at: http://ism.yale.edu/event/joint-choral-concert-yale-camerata-yale-glee-club#sthash.s8RqkV9O.dpuf

Admission: FREE
Woolsey Hall
409 Prospect Street
New Haven
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Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:30pm – 6:30pm

“Navigating the Financial Aid Process”

Sponsored by: Southern Connecticut State University

First-generation college-bound students are often at a disadvantage due to lack of resources and knowledge of the higher education process and structure. Southern Connecticut State University is hosting a series of information workshops designed to educate parents on preparing their children for higher education.

Join us for our Higher Education Awareness Days (HEADS UP) workshop series that will inform and prepare you, and answer any concerns you may have about your child going on to college.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015
5:30-6:30 p.m.
“Navigating the Financial Aid Process”
Gloria Lee, SCSU Director of Financial Aid

Admission: free
Southern on the Green
900 Chapel Street, 10th floor
New Haven
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Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Live Jazz with Blue Plate Radio

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Join us in the Living Room for free Live Jazz Series, taking place on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from January through April 2015. We’ll be listening to local jazz musicians brought to us through Blue Plate Radio, a popular online jazz station.

Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:30pm

Shwe Man Tahbin Zat Pwe Troupe | An Evening of Music and Dance from Myanmar

Sponsored by: Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Shwe Man Tahbin Zat Pwe Troupe | An Evening of Music and Dance from Myanmar

Admission: Free
Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School Mainstage Theater
177 College Street
New Haven
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Thu Apr 9, 2015 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Listen Here! Love at Second Sight

Sponsored by: New Haven Review, Institute Library, New Haven Theater Company

Listen Here! Short Fiction Performed Live at the Institute Library
Love at Second Sight | Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7PM.

“Just Before the War with the Eskimoes” by J.D. Salinger
“Miss Temptation” by Kurt Vonnegut

Join us for the reading, coffee and snacks, capped off by a half-hour “talk back” with the performers and editors. Listen Here is a program of the New Haven Review, the Institute Library, and the New Haven Theater Company.

Admission: Free, donations okay
Institute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Thu Apr 9, 2015 5:30pm

Music Haven Rush Hour Concert V

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Wind down after work with a 40-min. show and a glass of a wine. Explore Prokofiev’s “Duo for Two Violins” (performed by Yaira Matyakubova and Gregory Tompkins) in a relaxed setting, and discover what makes the music brilliant.
Music Haven
117 Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT
Admission: $8 ($5 students/seniors)

Admission: $8
Music Haven
117 Whalley Avenue
New Haven
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Thu Apr 9, 2015 5:30pm

Literature & Spirituality | Mary Karr, poet

Sponsored by: Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Facing Altars: Poetry and/as Prayer

BIOGRAPHY (from The Poetry Foundation)

Poet and memoirist Mary Karr was born in 1955 and raised in Texas. The author of several critically acclaimed books of poetry, including Abacus (1987; reprinted 2007), The Devil’s Tour (1993), Viper Rum (2001), and Sinners Welcome (2006) she is also the author of a trilogy of memoirs: The Liar’s Club (1995), Cherry (2001), and Lit (2009). Karr’s poetry and prose frequently include autobiographical elements, including her hardscrabble childhood, teenage drug-use, failed marriage and adult alcoholism, as well as her subsequent recovery and conversion to Catholicism. Yet despite the brutality of much of her subject matter, Karr’s work has received tremendous praise for its lyricism and beauty. Reviewing the breakthrough memoir, The Liars’ Club, in the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani noted that Karr’s “most powerful tool is her language, which she wields with the virtuosity of both a lyric poet and an earthy, down-home Texan. It’s a skill used… in the service of a wonderfully unsentimental vision that redeems the past even as it recaptures it on paper.” Karr’s poetry is frequently described as “unsentimental” and “unsparing” in its evocation of painful truths, often about their author. David Barber described Karr’s tone in her second book, The Devil’s Tour: “Avowedly unsentimental, Karr doesn’t overcompensate by striking exaggerated poses of disabused wisdom or affecting mandarin disdain for the muddle of human relations… Hers are the measured lamentations of a writer who will always side with the painful certitude over the wishful thought.”

The Liars’ Club recreated and reflected on Karr’s rugged and often traumatic childhood in an industrial town in East Texas. The work focuses primarily on events that took place between 1961 and 1963, when Karr was seven and eight years old, and the book contains the author’s adult musings on her past and her family. In the course of the work, Karr describes mental illness, violence, neglect, and substance abuse. Her mother suffered from mental instability. Her father was a heavy drinker and a storyteller, an oil refinery worker who spent his leisure time at what many women in the small town called the “liars’ club,” the back room of the local bait shop, where men gathered to socialize and spin yarns. Karr’s more recent memoirs, including Cherry and Lit, continue her story into adolescence and adulthood. Like her prose, Karr’s poetry treats events from her past. Sinners Welcome, like the memoir Lit, includes meditative poems on Karr’s recovery from alcoholism and her new found, perhaps surprising, sense of faith. Reviewing the collection for the New York Times, David Kirby found in Karr a careful, tough religious poet: “Images rather than wishful abstractions abound,” Kirby noted. “So much trickery has been got up to in religion’s name that it’s natural to get nervous when a writer starts talking about salvation, but Karr never tries to substitute faith for sound poetic practices. If anything, by adding prayer, she just makes the poems that much stronger.” Karr’s interest in concrete language and representing lived experience has been widely noted—Karr herself has written about the need for poetry to remain grounded in direct, accessible language, in her essay “Against Decoration,” included in her book Viper Rum. Ellen Kaufman in Library Journal described the poems in that book as “confessional writing that conjures up the physical world.” Ullman contended that the poems in Viper Rum “affirm human gestures towards life by highlighting them as gestures… Karr peers beyond illusions of safety and is energized by the shadows out there, the persistent and unanswerable questions.”

Mary Karr has received numerous honors and awards for her work, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Bunting Fellowship from Radcliffe College. She has received a Pushcart Prize, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, and Whiting Writer’s Award. She is a sought-after speaker who has given talks and lectures at major universities, libraries, and at the Weil Cornell Medical College, where she lectured during Grand Rounds in the psychiatric department in 2011. In 2012, she released an album of songs she wrote with singer Rodney Crowell, Kin. Her memoir, Lit, is scheduled to become and HBO television series. Karr is the Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of Literature at Syracuse University.

Reflecting upon her aspirations as an author, Karr told Publishers Weekly: “Public readings and the oral tradition [are] important to me. An aesthetic experience is fine, but unless someone is infused with feeling from a work of art, it’s totally without conviction. My idea of art is, you write something that makes people feel so strongly that they get some conviction about who they want to be or what they want to do. It’s morally useful not in a political way, but it makes your heart bigger; it’s emotionally and spiritually empowering.”

- See more at: http://ism.yale.edu/event/literature-spirituality-mary-karr-poet#sthash.XkbUCEpE.dpuf

Admission: Free
Woolsey Hall President's Room
500 College Street
New Haven
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Mon Apr 6, 2015 7:30pm

Guest Artist | Roderick Williams, baritone

Sponsored by: Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Music of Purcell, Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Britten and Ireland

Admission: Free
Marquand Chapel
409 Prospect Street
New Haven
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Wed Apr 1, 2015 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Solar Jam

Sponsored by: Solar Youth, Inc.

Solar Jam!
A Party and Auction to Benefit Solar Youth.

Become a FOSY (Friend of Solar Youth) and support our work to empower youth of New Haven to succeed through environmental exploration, community service and leadership development.

Food, Fun and dance!

For information email esther[at]solaryouth.org

Admission: $50.00
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Wed Apr 1, 2015 5:30pm – 6:30pm

“Preparing Your Child For College and What to Expect When They Get On Campus”

Sponsored by: Southern Connecticut State University

First-generation college-bound students are often at a disadvantage due to lack of resources and knowledge of the higher education process and structure. Southern Connecticut State University is hosting a series of information workshops designed to educate parents on preparing their children for higher education.

Join us for our Higher Education Awareness Days (HEADS UP) workshop series that will inform and prepare you, and answer any concerns you may have about your child going on to college.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
5:30-6:30 p.m.
“Preparing Your Child For College and What to Expect When They Get On Campus”
Panel comprised of SCSU Student Affairs Staff

Admission: free
Southern on the Green
900 Chapel Street, 10th floor
New Haven
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Wed Apr 1, 2015 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Live Jazz with Blue Plate Radio

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Join us in the Living Room for free Live Jazz Series, taking place on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from January through April 2015. We’ll be listening to local jazz musicians brought to us through Blue Plate Radio, a popular online jazz station.
Future dates:
Apr. 15
Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:00pm

Yale Camerata | Palm Sunday Concert

Sponsored by: Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Gabriel Jackson: Passion
Marguerite L. Brooks, conductor

The long-awaited ‘Passion of the Lord Jesus Christ’ by Gabriel Jackson received its world première in the first concert of the ‘Passiontide at Merton’ festival, Oford, UK, and its US premiere a week later at Trinity Church, Wall St, New York, in 2014. Scored for soloists, choir and ten-part instrumental ensemble, Jackson’s new work is sure to earn a significant place in the repertoire.

Written for the Merton Choirbook, the work is divided into seven movements, beginning with Palm Sunday. It consists of passages from the Gospels, a number of Latin liturgical texts, and some verses of poetry. To link this major commission with the College’s 750th anniversary, each of the poets is a former member of the College, representing different periods in its history.

The coincidence of Merton’s anniversary with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War is marked by a contribution from Edmund Blunden, whose poetry enables the listener to juxtapose Jesus’ agony in Gethsemane with the experience of the trenches. After the crucifixion, the final stanza of TS Eliot’s ‘Little Gidding’, set to music in this work for the first time, points towards the resurrection, and the hope that ‘All shall be well’.

~text from ChoralNet
- See more at: http://ism.yale.edu/event/yale-camerata-palm-sunday-concert#sthash.qDnM8zDR.dpuf

Admission: FREE
Trinity Church on the Green
Corner of Chapel and Temple Streets
New Haven
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Sun Mar 29 – Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Columbus House’s 13th Annual Chocolate to the Rescue!

Sponsored by: Columbus House

Join us for the 13th Annual Chocolate to the Rescue! to benefit Columbus House Middlesex Family Shelter

Help families and children experiencing homelessness while enjoying the region’s best chocolate!

•Sample mouthwatering chocolate delicacies from local restaurants, bakeries, caterers and chocolatiers

•Observe judging from a panel of culinary experts

•Bid on an array of silent auction items

•Vote for your favorite chocolate creation

Admission: $30.00
Inn at Middletown
70 Main Street
Middletown, CT
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Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:00pm

Theater Event | Everything That Rises Must Converge

Sponsored by: Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Title taken from a story of the same title by Flannery O’Connor and created for the stage by Karin Coonrod
A tragic-comic interracial seat-shifting dance by whites and blacks on a moving bus in America’s deep South. Playing and speaking out the text verbatim, eight Colombari actors with razor-sharp precision create all the characters and all the narration. Georgia’s red earth is slammed up against the eternal. O’Connor’s voice spread out across the company of actors carries the power of apocalyptic comedy right into the audience.

Admission: FREE
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona (SSS) Auditorium
1 Prospect Street
New Haven
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Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:30pm

Faculty Recital | Handel: La Resurrezione

Sponsored by: Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Presented with support from the Helicon Foundation

The Morgan Library and Museum joins Yale in presenting La Resurrezione.The performance will be repeated in New York on March 25: see themorgan.org/programs for more information.

Perhaps the most dazzling portion of Handel’s output comes from the three formative years he spent in Italy while in his early twenties. These youthful pieces are marked by bold experimentation and delight in virtuosity, and chief amongst these is La resurrezione. Written at a time when opera was banned in Rome, it treats sacred themes in a mythical fashion to create a spectacular drama that rivals his greatest staged works.

Dominique Labelle, soprano
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Kirsten Sollek, alto
James Taylor, tenor
Sumner Thompson, baritone
Robert Mealy, concertmaster
Avi Stein, director
- See more at: http://ism.yale.edu/event/faculty-recital-handel-la-resurrezione#sthash.edyozzoD.dpuf

Admission: Free
Battell Chapel
College and Elm Streets
New Haven
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Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:00pm

LECTURE: Fight the Bite - Ticks and Lyme Disease

Sponsored by: Branford Land Trust

Dr. Kirby Stafford III, Chief Entomologist of the Department of Entomology at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and the State Entomologist, will review the epidemiology of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. 7:00 p.m. at the Blackstone Memorial Library.

Admission: Free
Blackstone Memorial Library
758 Main Street
Branford
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Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:30pm – 6:30pm

“GEAR UP Family Workshop: Financial Planning for College Starts Now!”

Sponsored by: Southern Connecticut State University

First-generation college-bound students are often at a disadvantage due to lack of resources and knowledge of the higher education process and structure. Southern Connecticut State University is hosting a series of information workshops designed to educate parents on preparing their children for higher education.

Join us for our Higher Education Awareness Days (HEADS UP) workshop series that will inform and prepare you, and answer any concerns you may have about your child going on to college.

Monday, March 23, 2015
5:30 - 6:30 P.M.
“GEAR UP Family Workshop: Financial Planning for College Starts Now!”
Patricia De Barbieri, Ed.D.
SCSU GEAR UP Parent Engagement Coordinator

Admission: free
Southern on the Green
900 Chapel Street, 10th floor
New Haven
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Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:30pm

Music Haven presents “Soviet Modernism”

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Join us in welcoming acclaimed composer Yevgeniy Sharlat as our special guest as the Haven String
Quartet presents the music of Sharlat, Shostakovich, and Weinberg.
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT
Admission: $20, $10 students, seniors
& USNH members (Tickets available at musichavenct.org/concerts)

Admission: $20
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden
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Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:00pm

Shubert 100th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

www.shubert.com
rseipold@capa.com
203-624-1825

Admission: Tickets $300 and up
Shubert Theatre
247 College St., New Haven
New Haven
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Sat Mar 21 – Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:00pm – 1:00am

Treasured Time Presents: Mohegan Sun Bus Trip Fundraiser

Sponsored by: Treasured Time

Treasured Time Fundraiser Bus Trip to Mohegan Sun

It’s March Madness!

When: Saturday, March 21st
Where: Departure Time: 4:00 p.m.
Derby Home Depot (rear parking lot behind the Derby Police Station) 117 Main Street, Derby CT 06418
Return Time:1:00 a.m. (6 hours at the casino)

Cost: $50 per person (includes a $15 food/beverage voucher and a $15 Bet Voucher!)

Tickets and reservations on first-come, first-served, basis. BYOB (no glass please)

Show your College Team Pride and your first Jello Shot is free! (optional)

Raffles and a 50/50 raffle!!!!

To purchase tickets please visit out website at www.treasuredtime.org or contact Jenn at 203-446-1068 or via email at jenn@treasuredtime.org

All proceeds to benefit Treasured Time. For more information visit our website at www.treasuredtime.org.

Admission: $50
Mohegan Sun Casino
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd
Uncasville
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Fri Mar 20 – Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:00pm

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Sponsored by: Yale Repertory Theatre

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
By BERTOLT BRECHT
Directed by LIZ DIAMOND

March 20-April 11, 2015
University Theatre (222 York Street)

About The Caucasian Chalk Circle

In the war-torn country of Grusinia, a young servant named Grusha rescues the abandoned baby of a deposed Governor and raises him as her own. Years later, the ruler’s wife returns to reclaim her child—and the two mothers bring their case before a cynical, battle-weary judge. An epic fable set against the harrowing backdrop of civil war, The Caucasian Chalk Circle puts the competing claims of law and justice, of blood and love, to the ultimate test.

OBIE Award winning Resident Director Liz Diamond (The Winter’s Tale, Happy Now?, Saint Joan of the Stockyards) returns to Yale Rep with a new production of the great 20th-century poet-playwright Bertolt Brecht’s theatrical, lyrical, and bitingly satiric masterpiece, The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Admission: Varies
University Theatre
222 York Street
Nw Haven
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Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:30pm – 7:30pm

WRITERS’ ROUND

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

A WORKSHOP FOR WRITERS OF ALL GENRES—FICTION, POETRY, PROSE, SCRIPTS, ETC.
BRING YOUR ORIGINAL WORKS TO SHARE AND WORK FROM A WRITING PROMPT.  FOR DETAILS CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE
Derby
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Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:30pm

Music Haven Rush Hour Concert IV

Sponsored by: Music Haven

Wind down after work with a 40-min. show and a glass of a wine. Explore Bach’s “Suite No. 3 for Solo Cello” (performed by Philip Boulanger)
and Xenakis’ “Mikka” (performed by Gregory Tompkins) in a relaxed
setting, and discover what makes
the music brilliant.
Music Haven
117 Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT
Admission: $8 ($5 students/seniors)

Admission: $8
Music Haven
117 Whalley Avenue
New Haven
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Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Live Jazz with Blue Plate Radio

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Join us in the Living Room for free Live Jazz Series, taking place on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from January through April 2015. We’ll be listening to local jazz musicians brought to us through Blue Plate Radio, a popular online jazz station.
Future dates:
Apr. 1
Apr. 15
Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:30pm – 7:30pm

TEEN MOVIE NIGHT

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

WE WILL SHOW “ANNABELLE” ON BLU-RAY.  FREE REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED, INCLUDING A PIZZA DINNER.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE SEATED.  TO REGISTER CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE
Derby
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Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:00pm – 7:30pm

TECH TALKS—SCANNING WORKSHOP

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP USING THE LIBRARY’S SCANNERS TO TEACH YOU ALL THE TECHNIQUES YOU NEED TO SUCCEED. BRING YOUR OWN ITEMS TO SCAN, IF YOU WISH. ALSO BRING YOUR QUESTIONS.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE
Derby
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Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:30pm – 1:30pm

WOMEN’S FORUM

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

A LITERARY DISCUSSION GROUP THAT FOCUSES ON SHORT STORIES, POETRY, HISTORY AND MORE.  THIS MONTH WE DISCUSS TWO SHORT STORIES, AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY.  BRING A LIGHT LUNCH.  WE SERVE FREE COFFEE AND TEA.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE
Derby
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Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:00pm – 4:00pm

ROMEO AND JULIET—STAGED READING

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ACTORS VISIT THE LIBRARY TO BRING ALIVE THIS ROMANTIC CLASSIC PLAY.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE
Derby
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Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:30pm

New Haven Symphony Orchestra: Ansel Adams, Bernstein & Brubeck

Sponsored by: New Haven Symnphony Orchestra

A celebration of America with works by Bernstein and Ellington with a stunning visual tribute to Ansel Adams.

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Listen Here! Short Fiction Performed Live at the Institute Library

Sponsored by: New Haven Review, Institute Library, New Haven Theater Company

Listen Here! Short Fiction Performed Live at the Institute Library

All in the Family | Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7PM
“North of” by Marie Bertino
“Scarecrow” by Betsy Boyd

Join us for the reading, coffee and snacks, capped off by a half-hour “talk back” with the performers and editors. Listen Here is a program of the New Haven Review, the Institute Library, and the New Haven Theater Company.

Admission: Free, donations okay
Institute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven
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Wed Mar 11 – Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:30pm – 7:30pm

BEDTIME MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

JOIN MISS KATHI IN SINGING AND DANCING UNDER OUR INDOOR STARS.  BRING A FAVORITE STUFFED ANIMAL AND WEAR YOUR JAMMIES IF YOU WISH.  FOR DETAILS CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE
Derby
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Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:00pm

Music Haven Studio Recital

Sponsored by: Music Haven

The young viola and bass students of Mr. Colin Benn share their talents with the community in an intimate studio recital.
New Haven Public Library,
Wilson Branch
303 Washington Ave., New Haven, CT
Admission: Free

Admission: Free
New Haven Public Library; Wilson Branch
303 Washington Avenue
New Haven
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Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:30pm – 6:30pm

“Preparing Your Child For College and What to Expect When They Get On Campus”

Sponsored by: Southern Connecticut State University

First-generation college-bound students are often at a disadvantage due to lack of resources and knowledge of the higher education process and structure. Southern Connecticut State University is hosting a series of information workshops designed to educate parents on preparing their children for higher education.

Join us for our Higher Education Awareness Days (HEADS UP) workshop series that will inform and prepare you, and answer any concerns you may have about your child going on to college.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
5:30-6:30 p.m.
“Preparing Your Child For College and What to Expect When They Get On Campus”
Panel comprised of SCSU Student Affairs Staff

Admission: free
Southern on the Green
900 Chapel Street, 10th floor
New Haven
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Sun Mar 8, 2015 4:00pm

Haven String Quartet at George Flynn Classical Concerts

Sponsored by: Haven String Quartet

The Haven String Quartet joins a distinguished roster of performers in this special shoreline concert series!
William Stanton Andrews
Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main St., Clinton, CT
For more info, visit georgeflynnclassicalconcerts.com or musichavenct.org

Admission: Free
William Stanton Andrews Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main Street
Clinton
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Sun Mar 8, 2015 2:00pm

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has won the hearts of millions of people worldwide. This this eye-popping spectacle is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sat Mar 7, 2015 7:30pm

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has won the hearts of millions of people worldwide. This this eye-popping spectacle is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sat Mar 7, 2015 2:00pm

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has won the hearts of millions of people worldwide. This this eye-popping spectacle is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Fri Mar 6, 2015 7:30pm

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has won the hearts of millions of people worldwide. This this eye-popping spectacle is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Fri Mar 6, 2015 7:30pm

CT Folk’s Folk Friday Concert: The Asberry Boys

Sponsored by: CT Folk

The Asberry Boys are brothers from New Haven, who play guitars, fiddles, cello, and sing folk, jazz, standards and originals in gorgeous harmonies.

Admission: $15 advance, $20door
First Presbyterian Church
704 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Fri Mar 6, 2015 6:00pm

Music Haven Studio Recital

Sponsored by: Music Haven

The young violin students of Ms. Tina Lee Hadari and Mr. Gregory Tompkins share their talents with the community in an intimate studio recital.
Casa Otonal Housing Corporation
135 Sylvan Ave. #1, New Haven, CT
Admission: Free

Admission: Free
Casa Otonal Housing Corporation
135 Sylvan Avenue #1
New Haven
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Fri Mar 6, 2015 5:30pm

Yale Schola Cantorum | Vespers

Sponsored by: Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Yale Schola Cantorum | Vespers
Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Admission: FREE
Christ Church Episcopal
84 Broadway Street
New Haven
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Thu Mar 5, 2015 7:30pm

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has won the hearts of millions of people worldwide. This this eye-popping spectacle is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.

Admission: varies by location
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:30pm

Music Haven Studio Recital

Sponsored by: Music Haven

The young piano and cello students of Ms. Miki Sawada and Mr. Philip Boulanger share their talents with the community in an intimate studio recital.
Mary Wade Home
118 Clinton Ave., New Haven, CT
Admission: Free

Admission: Free
Mary Wade Home
118 Clinton Avenue
New Haven
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Thu Mar 5, 2015 5:30pm – 7:30pm

DINNER AND A MOVIE (AGES 18+)

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

“JOHN WICK” WILL BE SHOWN ON BLU-RAY.  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED, INCLUDING A FREE DINNER.  FOR DETAILS CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE
Derby
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Wed Mar 4, 2015 6:30pm

The Nature of Mindfulness, Book Reading

Sponsored by: Branford Adult Education

Join Branford writer Jen Payne for a discussion about mindfulness in these fast-paced times on Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Branford High School. Following a trail of readings from her new book, LOOK UP! Musings on the Nature of Mindfulness, Jen will guide participants on a conversation about reconnecting with nature, the many ways to be mindful, and how the simple act of looking up can create more balance in our lives. Books will be available for purchase the night of class. Class size is limited to allow for group discussion. Please register through Branford Adult Education (class number B-547) at: https://www.erace-adulted.org/CourseCatalog/CatalogView.asp?ID=54.

Admission: Free
Branford High School
185 E Main Street
Branford
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Wed Mar 4, 2015 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Live Jazz with Blue Plate Radio

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

Join us in the Living Room for free Live Jazz Series, taking place on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from January through April 2015. We’ll be listening to local jazz musicians brought to us through Blue Plate Radio, a popular online jazz station.
Future dates:
Mar. 18
Apr. 1
Apr. 15
Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge
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Tue Mar 3, 2015 7:00pm

Dance | ARCHIVE by Arkadi Zaides

Sponsored by: Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Based on footage filmed by volunteers of the B’Tselem Camera Project
Performance followed by panel discussion
Presented with support from the Council on Middle East Studies, Macmillan Center for International Studies; the Department of Theater Studies; Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale; Office of the University Chaplain; Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights,Yale Law School; and the Program in Judaic Studies

The dancer and choreographer Arkadi Zaides presents his new work, Archive, based on video filmed by volunteers of the B’tselem Camera Project. B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, distributes cameras to Palestinians living in high-conflict areas. Participants document human rights violations and expose the reality of life under the occupation. Through his appropriation of gestures and voices, Zaides engages with the materials and embodies them, turning his body into a living archive.

Detailed Notes
B’Tselem is The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. In 2007
the organization initiated a project, in which video cameras are distributed to Palestinians living in
high-conflict areas. The project aims to provide an ongoing documentation of human rights
violations and to expose the reality of life under occupation to both the Israeli and international
public.

In his new work Arkadi Zaides deepens his artistic exploration of the ongoing conflict in
Israel/Palestine. Materials filmed by volunteers of the B’Tselem Camera Project are selected and
reviewed. Zaides brings the viewers’ attention to the bodies of Israelis (settlers and soldiers), as
they have been captured on camera, and to the physical reactions to which they resort in various
confrontational situations. The Palestinians remain behind the camera. Nevertheless, their
movement, voice and point of view are highly present, determining the spectator’s perspective.

Although the materials filmed by the photographers reveal the local reality, Zaides wishes to
discuss a broader, more universal question: what is the potential for violence embedded in each
individual body and what price does the collective pay for controlling the other. Zaides extracts and
appropriates gestures and voices, he engages and identifies with the materials, gradually
embodying them. Questions of participation and responsibility are opened as his body transforms
into a living archive.

Credits
The project is developed through a dialogue between choreographer Arkadi Zaides, video artists
Effi & Amir (Effi Weiss and Amir Borenstein), sound artist Tom Tlalim, light designer Thalie Lurault,
artistic adviser Katerina Bakatsaki, technical manager Pierre-Olivier Boulant and producer Yael
Bechor, Special thanks also to Myriam Van Imschoot.

The project’s concept was developed during Zaides’ studies at the Amsterdam Master of
Choreography program at the Theater School (NL). For this project he has received a prize from
The Emile Zola Chair for Human Rights (IL). Our utmost gratitude to the B’Tselem team for their
important work and contribution to the piece.

Produced by: Arkadi Zaides; Co-Produced by: Festival d’Avignon (FR), CDC Toulouse (FR), Théâtre
National De Chaillot (FR), CNDC Angers (FR); Residencies at: CDC Toulouse (FR), CNDC Angers
(FR), STUK Leuven (BE), Théâtre National De Chaillot, Paris (FR), WP Zimmer, (BE), AHCh Theater
School, Amsterdam (NL); International Distribution: Key Performance

Premiere: Festival d’Avignon, 8 July 2014

- See more at: http://ism.yale.edu/event/archive-arkadi-zaides#sthash.qwmLkJYL.dpuf

Admission: Free
Off Broadway Theater
41 Broadway
New Haven
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Tue Mar 3 – Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:30pm – 6:00pm

Zumba® Kids (FREE)

Sponsored by: Ivette Altieri- Beyond Fitness

FREE Zumba Kids class. Session 2: March 3rd to March 31st at 5:30pm. Check the flyer for future dates. No registration needed, available for kids 4-11yrs old. Parents may participate with their child at no charge.

Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook for future free classes and events.

Admission: FREE
Beyond Fitness
55 Laura Street
New Haven
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Sun Mar 1, 2015 10:00am – 12:00pm

CONGREGATION MISHKAN ISRAEL 175th ANNIVERSARY ART & ARCHITECTURE TOUR

Sponsored by: Congregation Mishkan Israel

The year 2015 marks the 175th anniversary of Congregation Mishkan Israel in Hamden, Connecticut.  As part of the commemoration, architect Ben Ledbetter will host a guided tour of its outstanding art and architecture on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. The synagogue was designed in the 1950’s by architects Fritz Nathan and Bertram Bassuk, and it features beautiful stained glass windows by well-known artists Jean-Jacques Duval and Robert Pinart. Also in the main sanctuary are a large Menorah tapestry and an original drawing of Maimonides by the famous artist Ben Shahn, who also created a 25 foot high mosaic ark to hold the Torahs.  The exhibit also includes additional pieces by Ben Shahn, as well as many paintings, prints and pieces of sculpture by other Jewish artists. The presentation is open to the public and free of charge.

Admission: Free
Congregation Mishkan Israel
785 Ridge Rd.
Hamden
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Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:59pm

Someone You Can Xray/Fret Notz at Stella Blues

Sponsored by: Stella Blues LLC

Join Xray and the Fret Notz as we pick, plink, improvise and dance!  A show unlike any other!

Admission: $5
Stella Blues
204 Crown Street
New Haven
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Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:00pm

A Broken Umbrella Theatre’s Seen Change

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

A Broken Umbrella Theatre’s newest work debuts at the Shubert Theatre! This original musical pays homage to the behind-the-scenes drama of putting on a new show, complete with singing stage managers, tap-dancing technicians and panicking producers.

Admission: $38
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:00pm – 9:00pm

AQUARIUM AFTER DARK

Sponsored by: Mystic Aquarium

What happens once night falls at Mystic Aquarium? Ever wonder if the fish sleep or what do the sharks and belugas do after the lights go down at Mystic Aquarium? Find out for yourself at the family-friendly Aquarium After Dark.
If you are looking for a fun night out on the town for the family, look no further than Mystic Aquarium. This family-friendly event from 6pm-9pm includes a Sea Lion Show at 6:15pm, a visit from our African Penguins at 6:45-7:45pm, and, of course, a visit from our mascot Petey the Penguin. Plus, hands on education stations.
Also includes kid approved stations like Pizza, Hot Dogs, Chicken Fingers, Nachos, Potato Bites & Dessert.
After Dark Adult (11 years old & up) Regular Price: $24.95 Member Price: $19.95
After Dark Child (1-10 years old) Regular Price: $20.95 Member Price: $15.95  
Under 1 year infants free only, strictly enforced.

Admission: $20.95 - $24.95
Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic
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Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:00pm – 10:30pm

Notre Dame Catholic High School Lancer Legacy Gala

Sponsored by: Notre Dame Catholic High School - Fairfield

Notre Dame Catholic High School, Fairfield will host its fourth annual Lancer Legacy Gala on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Sacred Heart University at 6pm. This is the school’s largest fundraiser of the year and promises to be a wonderful evening celebrating Notre Dame’s past, present, and exciting future. This year’s recipients of the Lancer Legacy Awards are Carl H. Philipp (Carole Surina Educator Award), Betsy Peddle Browne (Sister Marion Rielly Leadership Award) and Stephen J. Sedensky III (Notre Dame Community Impact Award).  The Notre Dame Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees are Noreen Swaller Kokoruda, Bernadette Baldino, John Hardiman, Louis DiPlama and Thomas McCarthy.  Inducted into the Notre Dame Athletic Hall of Fame will be Charles Brophy, Louis Tranquillo, Peter Tranquillo, Dennis McLaughlin, Martha Cleary Peck, and Elizabeth Cleary Gonzalez and the members of the 1969-72 Hockey team as well as the 1972 Boys’ Basketball team and 1987 Girls’ Basketball team.  Tickets are $125 a person will all profits directly benefiting the students of Notre Dame. For more information regarding reservations for Gala, please contact Notre Dame’s Alumni Office at tmarzik@notredame.org or 203-372-6521.

Admission: $125
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield
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Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:00pm

A Broken Umbrella Theatre’s Seen Change

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

A Broken Umbrella Theatre’s newest work debuts at the Shubert Theatre! This original musical pays homage to the behind-the-scenes drama of putting on a new show, complete with singing stage managers, tap-dancing technicians and panicking producers.

Admission: $38
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:59pm

A Broken Umbrella Theatre’s Seen Change

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

A Broken Umbrella Theatre’s newest work debuts at the Shubert Theatre! This original musical pays homage to the behind-the-scenes drama of putting on a new show, complete with singing stage managers, tap-dancing technicians and panicking producers.

Admission: $38
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:00pm

A Broken Umbrella Theatre’s Seen Change

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

A Broken Umbrella Theatre’s newest work debuts at the Shubert Theatre! This original musical pays homage to the behind-the-scenes drama of putting on a new show, complete with singing stage managers, tap-dancing technicians and panicking producers.

Admission: $38
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:30pm – 9:00pm

“Zero Motivation” Film Screening

Sponsored by: JCC of Greater New Haven

The JCC of Greater New Haven and Yale University’s Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center are co-sponsoring Discussion will follow the screening.

Contact: Anne Grant, (203) 387-2522 x300, anneg@jccnh.org

Admission: Free
Henry R. Luce Hall at Yale University
34 Hillhouse Ave.
New Haven
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Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:00am

Classic Book Discussion

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

This month we’ll be discussing “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier.  All are welcome.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:00pm

A Broken Umbrella Theatre’s Seen Change

Sponsored by: Shubert Theatre

A Broken Umbrella Theatre’s newest work debuts at the Shubert Theatre! This original musical pays homage to the behind-the-scenes drama of putting on a new show, complete with singing stage managers, tap-dancing technicians and panicking producers.

Admission: $38
Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven
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Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:00pm

LECTURE: Creating Seasonal Habitat for Songbirds using Native Plants

Sponsored by: Branford Land Trust

A lifetime Connecticut native, Peter Picone, Wildlife Biologist, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, will share his insights on creating seasonal habitat for songbirds using native plants. 7:00 p.m. at the Blackstone Memorial Library.

Admission: Free
Blackstone Memorial Library
758 Main Street
Branford
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Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunchtime Book Discussion: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The selected title is a laugh-out-loud debut novel.  Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a sixteen page questionnaire.  Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he is not looking for, and is looking for her biological father. An unlikely relationship develops, proving that despite the best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, love find you.

Multiple copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.  Participants are asked to bring a sandwich and a friend as they “chat and chew.”  Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Registration is requested.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:15pm

TED Talks, We Talk

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Amazing ideas!  You bring lunch, coffee’s on us.  Stay for a discussion if you can.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Wed Feb 25 – Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:00am – 5:00pm

2015 Conference “Sustaining the Living Landscape”

Sponsored by: Ecological Landscape Alliance

Ecological Landscape Alliance 2015 Conference & Eco-Marketplace “Sustaining the Living Landscape”
Learn more about protecting and sustaining local ecosystems at the Ecological Landscape Alliance’s 21st Annual Conference & Eco-Marketplace, Sustaining the Living Landscape, February 25 & 26 at the MassMutual Center, 1277 Main St., Springfield, MA.
Admission includes educational sessions on water conservation, green infrastructure, rating system guidelines for landscape design, a hands-on irrigation workshop, and much more.  Breakfast and lunch, access to vendors of ecological products and services, Social Hour, and networking opportunities are also included. Event addresses designers, architects, builders, and land care specialists of all kinds from beginner to seasoned expert. Pricing varies depending on options chosen. Details at www.ecolandscaping.org or call 617-436-5838.

Admission: Options - $ vary
MassMutual Center
1277 Main Street
Springfield
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Wed Feb 25 – Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:00am – 5:00pm

2015 Conference “Sustaining the Living Landscape”

Sponsored by: Ecological Landscape Alliance

Ecological Landscape Alliance 2015 Conference & Eco-Marketplace “Sustaining the Living Landscape”
Learn more about protecting and sustaining local ecosystems at the Ecological Landscape Alliance’s 21st Annual Conference & Eco-Marketplace, Sustaining the Living Landscape, February 25 & 26 at the MassMutual Center, 1277 Main St., Springfield, MA.
Admission includes educational sessions on water conservation, green infrastructure, rating system guidelines for landscape design, a hands-on irrigation workshop, and much more.  Breakfast and lunch, access to vendors of ecological products and services, Social Hour, and networking opportunities are also included. Event addresses designers, architects, builders, and land care specialists of all kinds from beginner to seasoned expert. Pricing varies depending on options chosen. Details at www.ecolandscaping.org or call 617-436-5838.

Admission: Options - $ vary
MassMutual Center
1277 Main Street
Springfield
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Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:30pm – 9:00pm

The Art of Parenting 6/6

Sponsored by: Chabad of Westville

IMPART A TOOLKIT FOR LIFE
The tools your child needs to succeed include a great education, strong values, and an identity they are proud of. What role does each parent play in providing these? And how can you help your child discover the joy in Judaism and a proud sense of Jewish identity?

Admission: Free
Private Home in Westville. RSVP for exact location
110 Marvel Road
New Haven
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Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:30pm

Stress Workshop

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Milford’s Department of Human Services presents a hands-on workshop that will help you deal with stress - in any part of your life!

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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