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Literary Happy Hour: Juneteenth
Jun
10
9:00 PM21:00

Literary Happy Hour: Juneteenth

A curated reading and performance series providing a platform for diverse New Haven writers to present work, build a local following, and form a supportive, collaborative writing community. The monthly event unites the strongest writers from disconnected corners of our community-from creative writing students to independent writers, slam poets, journalists, rappers, and stand-up comedians-with an emphasis on recognizing writers of color and other writers belonging to marginalized groups. 

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Site Projects / Rick Lowe Talks: Art, Community + Social Practice (12+13)
May
12
to May 13

Site Projects / Rick Lowe Talks: Art, Community + Social Practice (12+13)

Artist and 2014 MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe is the founder of Project Row Houses, a community-based arts and culture non-profit organization in Houston’s northern Third Ward. In the twenty-three years since its inception, Project Row Houses has transformed six of blocks of a formerly blighted neighborhood into a vibrant beacon for the community through a holistic and multifaceted approach to community-building and creative empowerment that has been termed social-practice art. Site Projects anticipates his work will resonate with numerous New Haven neighborhoods and communities.

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Book Launch + Signing: Patricia Ann Boozer "I'm Prinkie"
May
7
1:00 PM13:00

Book Launch + Signing: Patricia Ann Boozer "I'm Prinkie"

I'm Prinkie Book signing with author Patricia Ann Boozer. 

Each day around sundown, my grandmother, Mama Kazie and I would come together, maybe, as a closure for that day. Mama Kazie would recite poetry, tell funny stories, scary stories, and talk about her childhood. She only completed up to the eighth grade in school, but she was the most intelligent person I have ever met in my entire life.

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Terror on Tape: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the History of Horror on Video  (6+7)
May
7
10:30 AM10:30

Terror on Tape: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the History of Horror on Video (6+7)

VHS Screening of "Tales from the Quadead Zone" +  VHS screening of "Truth or Dare: A Critical Madness".

This symposium on the history of horror on video tape will investigate connections between the emergence of the prerecorded video industry and the development of the horror and exploitation genres. 

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Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture: Robin Roberts
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture: Robin Roberts

Beloved “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts recounts the incredible journey that's been her life so far, and the lessons she's learned along the way. With grace, heart, and humor, she talks about overcoming breast cancer in 2007 - only to learn five years later that she would need a bone marrow transplant to combat MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood disorder. 

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Aaron Jafferis > Breaking + Entering Hip-Hop, Theatre + Community
May
5
6:30 PM18:30

Neighborhood Spotlight: Aaron Jafferis > Breaking + Entering Hip-Hop, Theatre + Community

Aaron’s musicals, including “Stuck Elevator,” “How to Break,” and “Kingdom,” have been performed and developed by well-known theaters and organizations all over the country, and he’s been the recipient of numerous honors, including a Richard Rodgers Award, an NEA Art Works Grant and a MacDowell Fellowship. Here in his hometown of New Haven, Aaron teaches hip-hop theater in schools, hospitals, health centers, community organizations, and detention centers. His new hip hop play, “Smooth Criminal,” debuted at Collective Consciousness Theatre in February

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Science Happy Hour At Bar: A Casual Evening About Big Science
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Science Happy Hour At Bar: A Casual Evening About Big Science

Join Us for Physics and Fun. 

Sarah Demers is Associate Professor of Physics at Yale University whose experiment has co-discovered the Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider. John Harris is Professor of Physics at Yale University and Fellow of the American Physical Society. He serves on the Senate of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Ágnes Mócsy is a professor of physics and astronomy at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and visiting associate professor at Yale University. Paul Sorensen is a physicist working on the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory, 

Moderator Carl Zimmer is a Columnist and Writer for the New York Times, where he is best known for his weekly Science column "Matter."  

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Gallery Talk: The Art of Black Dissent
Apr
29
1:30 PM13:30

Gallery Talk: The Art of Black Dissent

Photography and graphic arts have long played a role in human rights movements. The conversation focuses on prints and photographs in the Gallery’s collection along with images circulating in the streets and on social media as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. By studying these works, visitors explore key visual strategies employed by both professional and untrained artists who have raised awareness of social injustice.

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Art Talk: The Nok Terracotta Enigma
Apr
28
5:30 PM17:30

Art Talk: The Nok Terracotta Enigma

Around the beginning of the first millennium B.C.E., expressive sculptures made of fired clay suddenly emerged in central Nigeria. The stylistically elaborate figures, which predominantly depict humans, have no known predecessors in sub-Saharan Africa. Peter Breunig, Head of the African Archaeology Department at Goethe University, in Frankfurt, has led the long-term archaeological excavation and research of Nok sites, making discoveries that provide deeper insight into the beginnings of African sculpture. 
 

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YSOArt Monday Night Lecture: Mary Reid Kelley + Patrick Kelley
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

YSOArt Monday Night Lecture: Mary Reid Kelley + Patrick Kelley

In videos and drawings filled with punning wordplay, Reid Kelley presents her take on the clash between utopian ideologies and the realities of women’s lives in the struggle for liberation and through political strife, wars, and other historical events. Performing scripted narratives in rhyming verse, the artist—with her husband Patrick Kelley and various family members—explores historical periods through fictitious characters such as nurses, soldiers, prostitutes, and saltimbanques....

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YSOArt Artist Talk: Jim Hodges
Apr
21
6:30 PM18:30

YSOArt Artist Talk: Jim Hodges

Since the late 1980s, Hodges has created a broad range of work exploring themes of fragility, temporality, love and death utilizing a highly original and poetic vocabulary. His works frequently deploy different materials and techniques, from ready-made objects to more traditional media, such as graphite, ink, gold leaf and mirrored elements. Charting both the overlooked and obvious touchstones of life with equal attention and poignancy, Hodges’ conceptual practice is as broad and expansive as the range of human experiences he captures.

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YSOA Graphic Design Lecture Series / Lyneise Williams: The Glamorous Knock-Out: Sports, Rotogravure & The Erotic Black Male Body
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

YSOA Graphic Design Lecture Series / Lyneise Williams: The Glamorous Knock-Out: Sports, Rotogravure & The Erotic Black Male Body

Lyneise Williams is an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Ph.D., Yale 2004). She is the author of Black AND Latin: Representations of Black Latin Americans in Paris, 1855-1933. Her second book project, which continues to tease out Hispanophone and Lusophone components in French Atlantic Studies, explores the intersection of male beauty, masculinity, sports, and the black male body through the images and performances of Alfonso Brown in 1920s and 30s Paris. 

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Bright Lights Green Sights / Frederick Hutson: Pigeonly
Apr
19
11:45 AM11:45

Bright Lights Green Sights / Frederick Hutson: Pigeonly

Bright Lights, Green Sights is a speaker series designed to explore environmental leadership within an urban setting. 

Pigeonly is a technology company that focuses on building products for overlooked and underserved markets. Today, Frederick and his business partner Alonzo Brooks, are leading a team of 30 from their Las Vegas headquarters, having raised $4.8 million dollars of funding to date from Silicon Valley investors. 

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YSOArt Monday Night Lecture Series: Julie + Roger Corman
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

YSOArt Monday Night Lecture Series: Julie + Roger Corman

The Yale School of Art presents Julie and Roger Corman in a Robert Storr production of A Night at the Movies featuring a public conversation with these legendary filmmakers and producers, and a special screening of the horror classic “Art Film,” “A Bucket of Blood.”

*Members of the public with heart conditions will attend at their own risk.

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New Haven Bird Club Indoor Program / Michele Parrett: Beyond the Scope "The Social Lives of Captive Parrots"s
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

New Haven Bird Club Indoor Program / Michele Parrett: Beyond the Scope "The Social Lives of Captive Parrots"s

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Parrots have enchanted us for centuries. We find their plumage breathtaking, their intellectual abilities intriguing, and their antics amusing. Join us for an inside look at the social and emotional lives and needs of captive parrots. Even if you’ve never owned a parrot, this presentation will shed intriguing light on how wonderfully complex, intelligent, sensitive, and amusing parrots truly are.

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YSOArchitecture Lecture: Robert A.M. Stern "Pedagogy and Place: Celebrating 100 Years of Architecture at Yale"
Apr
14
6:30 PM18:30

YSOArchitecture Lecture: Robert A.M. Stern "Pedagogy and Place: Celebrating 100 Years of Architecture at Yale"

Architecture constantly makes and remakes our world. There are many ways of making architecture with many more no doubt to come. The human capacity for imaginative invention is limitless but at the core there are certain standards that always define quality. To thrive as art, architecture must take risks; but risks need not get in the way of quotidian necessity. Architecture is construction, context and so much more: for those who chose to be architects, it is a culture, a commitment and a life long path to discovery.

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Yale Science Diplomats / Hacking the Genetic Code: Editing Our Destiny
Apr
14
6:30 PM18:30

Yale Science Diplomats / Hacking the Genetic Code: Editing Our Destiny

For April’s installment of Science in the News, we will explore the “CRISPR Craze” - the excitement surrounding a new DNA editing tool poised to revolutionize biology, medicine, and industry! How was CRISPR discovered? Can we use CRISPR to cure diseases, develop new crops, revive extinct species, or even engineer designer babies? If we can, should we? Join us as three Yale researchers discuss this powerful new technique and grapple with its ethical implications.

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Contemporary Turkish Cinema Series: The Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin, 2007)
Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

Contemporary Turkish Cinema Series: The Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin, 2007)

Fatih Akin, the critically-acclaimed director of Head On, weaves overlapping tales of friendship and sexuality into a powerful narrative of universal love. Six characters are drawn together by circumstances—an old man and a prostitute forging a partnership, a young scholar reconciling his past, two young women falling in love, and a mother putting the shattered pieces of her life back together. Akin's piercing sense of the human condition and contemporary world events charge these hyperlinked stories into a multicultural powder keg.

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Literature + Spirituality Series / Colm Toibin: Creating the Modern Mary
Apr
7
5:30 PM17:30

Literature + Spirituality Series / Colm Toibin: Creating the Modern Mary

In a voice that is both tender and filled with rage, The Testament of Mary tells the story of a cataclysmic event which led to an overpowering grief. For Mary, her son has been lost to the world, and now, living in exile and in fear, she tries to piece together the memories of the events that led to her son's brutal death.

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Poynter Fellowship / Steve Silberman (Writer, Wired Magazine)
Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

Poynter Fellowship / Steve Silberman (Writer, Wired Magazine)

Steve Silberman is an award-winning science writer. He is the author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, which Oliver Sacks called a “sweeping and penetrating history…presented with a rare sympathy and sensitivity.” The book became a widely-praised bestseller in the US and the UK and won the 2015 Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction. It was chosen as one of the Best Books of 2015 by The New York Times, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe  + The Independent.

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The Real Planet of the Apes: A New Story of Human Origins
Mar
31
5:30 PM17:30

The Real Planet of the Apes: A New Story of Human Origins

David Begun’s new book traces the origins of all apes to Africa and documents their move into the new and more challenging environment of Eurasia around 17 million years ago, where the great ape and human lineage arose. Nothing in human anatomy and behavior today can be fully appreciated without an understanding of the evolution of the common ancestor we share with the African apes.

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YSOArchitecture Lecture / Stig L. Andersson: Empowerment of Aesthetics
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

YSOArchitecture Lecture / Stig L. Andersson: Empowerment of Aesthetics

Stig L. Andersson, is a Danish landscape architect, founder and Creative Director of Copenhagen-based SLA which has developed into an interdisciplinary organization working with landscape, urban spaces and urban planning. SLA creates modern, adaptable cities that inspire community and diversity through innovative use of nature, design, sustainability and technology. 

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