| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:36 AM
After seeing two music theater workshops, a talk and two bands on the Green Saturday, Sunday scaled down to simply one play, one circus show, and two bands. The play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, was nearly three hours long and exhausting in all the...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Midweek at Arts & Ideas offers live shows by bands (generally locally based) on New Haven Green, but not for the throngs which come out for the weekends. The excitement is largely indoors at the theater performances.
I saw The Quiet Volume, a text-heavy...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 10:38 AM
According to cofounder Nancy Shea, Ideat Village was over and done with last year, and everybody should have known that.
Shea says she's been inundated with emails asking when certain Ideat traditions, from the unjuried Orbit gallery exhibit to the live...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Spent the afternoon at the Shubert, watching a bunch of young male Brazilian dancers, Compagnie Kafig, cavort and spin and headstand and flip and dance divinely amid obstacles such as wooden legs, projection screens, drinking glasses and each other. The...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 8:15 AM
It is the mother of all New Year's resolutions: eat healthy, get fit and lose weight. Exercise is important, but time-wise, it is a lot easier to make different choices about what we eat than it is to shoehorn workouts into our schedules. People presently...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 11:59 AM
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas has named three of the featured acts in its 2013 slate. One had already been tipped by the Hartford Courant a few months back: The Handspring Puppet Company’s new version of Shakespeare’s A...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 12:06 PM
On the day after the Newtown massacre, my two youngest daughters and I rode a horse-drawn carriage around the New Haven Green. We had seen it as we drove past the big Christmas tree and from their car seats in the back they had said, "Can we ride?"
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Since March of 2011, a handful of University of Connecticut students have published The UConn Free Press, an "underground" publication full of anti-authority rants and displays of amateur graphic design. The monthly rag is not only unafraid to put an f-...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The latest show from the British director and South African puppeteers of Broadway’s award-winning “War Horse,” a premiere of a chamber opera based on a Chekhov short story, performance by Aaron Neville and the Kronos Quartet and talks...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 9:16 AM
New Haven’s 375th birthday is today. The area was settled on April 24, 1638. A lot has happened since.
The city is celebrating the milestone in a number of ways, none of them as lavish or as hyped as, say, its 350th anniversary celebration, but...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Your bus commute may get way more entertaining this weekend when the sixth annual Exact Change performing arts festival uses five local bus routes as its stage. Each route's final destination is the New Haven Green where you'll be dropped off for...