The final weekend at Arts & Ideas

SPECIAL EVENT

Pizza Fest on the Green, featuring pies from pizzerias all around town; proceeds benefit New Haven’s Connection Fund. Friday, noon-2 p.m. Info.

 

PERFORMANCES

Moto on the Green, a performance by the reggae-socca-party band. Friday, 6 p.m. Free. Info.

Debo Band & Fendika on the Green, featuring a band that has won acclaim for its groundbreaking take on Ethiopian pop music, and a troupe of traditional musicians and dancers from that nation. Saturday, 7 p.m. Free. Info.

Echo Uganda on the Green, a performance of traditional East African folk songs, performed using authentic instrumentation. Friday, noon. Free. Info.

Weekend Showcase on the Green, performances by local artists thoughout the afternoon. Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m. Free. Info.

“The Quiet Volume,” an intimate theatrical experience about books, reading, and the communal experience of the library. Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., with new shows beginning each half hour. Info.

“L’homme Cirque,” a one-man circus featuring everything from a human cannon ball to a climactic high-wire act. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.) Info.

“Sequence 8,” an acrobatic dance and theater piece by the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (7 Fingers). Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. Info.

 “Stuck Elevator,” a comic-rap-scrap metal musical prompted by the real life experience of a Chinese restaurant delivery man trapped in a Bronx elevator for 81 hours. Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Info.

Shantala Shivalingappa, a performance by the classical Indian dancer who specializes in the traditional south Indian dace form of Kuchipudi. Friday, 8 p.m. Info.

“Freewheelers,” about the effect of two coinciding events in New Haven: the patenting of the bicycling and the opening of the country’s first corset factory. Saturday, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. Info.

 

IDEAS EVENT

“Roseanne Cash: Inspiration, Song Sense, and Lineage,” a talk by the singer-songwriter about her own work an the legacy of her father, Johnny Cash. Saturday, 1 p.m. Free. Info.

 

FAMILY ACTIVITY

Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys on the Green, a folk trio “for the young and young at heart.” Friday, 1:15 p.m. Free. Info.

 

TOURS

Exhibition Tours

“Echoes of Egypt: Conjuring the Land of the Pharoahs.” Friday, 10 a.m. Free. Info.

“Conversations with Wood: Selections from the Waterbury Collection.” Friday, 12:30 p.m. Free. Info.

“Iconography: Holy Tradition, Holy History.” Saturday, 2 p.m. Free. Info.

Walking Tours

“Yale Farm.” Friday, 2 p.m. Free. Info.

“Yale University Art Gallery Welcome Walkthrough.” Friday, 3 p.m. Free. Info.

“Marsh Botanical Gardens.” Friday, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info.

“Beaver Hills and Its Beautiful Houses.” Friday, 5:30 p.m. Info.

“Kids’ Tour of Wooster Square.” Saturday, 11 a.m. Free. Info.

Bike Tours

“Discover the East Coast Greenway Part 2.” Saturday, 9 a.m. Free. Info.

“Architecture Tour: Art Design Workshop Winners.” Saturday, 2 p.m. Free. Info.

Food Tour

“The Downtowners (Heirloom, Ibiza, Zinc).” Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Info.

 

MASTER CLASSES

Master Class with Fendika, a lesson in Ethiopian dance traditions with the group’s leader, Melaku Belay. Friday, 10 a.m. Free. Info.

Master Class with Shantala Shivalingappa, in which the Indian dancer will teach participants basic Kuchipudi dance movements. Saturday, 10 a.m. Free. Info.