Friday 6/22 at the Festival of Arts & Ideas

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“The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart," a play about a woman having a crisis in a bar, is being staged in a bar, the Wicked Wolf Tavern, by the National Theatre of Scotland.


Noon. Listen as Ilusha Tsinadze presents a concert mixing mountain songs and village dances from the country of Georgia with African and Brazilian percussion and jazz improvisation. New Haven Green, Elm Street Stage. Free — just show up.

1:15 p.m. Be entertained circus-style while learning about the threats to Earth’s waters at Artfarm’s Circus for a Fragile Planet: Submerged! New Haven Green, Family Stage. Free — just show up.

6 p.m. Experience the musical stylings of Jonny Rodgers, who uses guitars, tuned wine glasses and electronics to present classical and new music. New Haven Green, Elm Street Stage. Free — just show up.

7 p.m. Eat, drink and watch closely as the National Theatre of Scotland presents “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart” in the Wicked Wolf Tavern, 144 Temple St. Ticketed event. (Plus $15 food and beverage minimum.) Buy tickets. Additional performances 7 p.m. June 23 and 26-30 and at 1 p.m. on June 23, 24, 27, and 30.

8 p.m. Enjoy a rare performance by the Mark Morris Dance Troup, “A Lake/Jesu, Meine Freude/Gloria,” conducted by acclaimed choreographer Mark Morris. Shubert Theatre, 247 College St. Ticketed event. Buy tickets.

8 p.m.: See Kyle Abraham and his seven-member troupe, Abraham.In.Motion, present an evening of dance in The Radio Show. Isenman Theater, 1156 Chapel St. Ticketed event. Buy tickets. Additional performance at 4 p.m. June 23.

8 p.m. Take in a performance by the flagship chamber choir of one of the world’s oldest institutions of higher learning, the Cambridge University Consort of Voices. Part of the Yale International Choral Festival. Morse Recital Hall, 470 College St. Ticketed event. Buy tickets.


5:30 p.m. Listen and learn as scientists David Lynn and Martha Grover discuss Scientific Insights into Cooperation and Evolution. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. Free but seating is limited. Purchasing an Ideas Fast Pass allows you to enter early and secure seating.


10 a.m. Take an intermediate-level Master Class with Mark Morris Dance Group. Broadway Lofts, 249 Elm St. Free — just show up. See Mark Morris Dance Group perform “A Lake/Jesu, Meine Freude/Gloria” tonight.


Noon. Grab a slice of New Haven’s best while listening to a concert at the Pizza Fest!. New Haven Green. Proceeds benefit New Haven’s Connection Fund. Also being presented at noon June 28-29.

Titus Kaphar. “Self Evident (Ali),” 2011. Oil on linen. (Courtesy of the artist.)

10 a.m.: Learn about the emergence of an African-American female performance tradition and its impact on the fight for freedom at a tour of “Sing the Truth: Voices from The Amistad Center for Arts & Culture” at the New Haven Public Library. Meet at 133 Elm St. Free — just show up. Additional tours at 10 a.m. June 22-23 and 26-30.

12:30 p.m. Hear how the Yale University Art Gallery collections served as inspiration for an alumnus of the School of Art at the presentation Artist Talk: New Haven-based artist Titus Kaphar discusses his work. Meet in the lobby of the gallery, 1111 Chapel St. Free — just show up.

5:30 p.m. See first-hand the carnivorous plants, desert collection, and other growing things in the gardens and greenhouses of Marsh Botanic Gardens. Meet at 227 Mansfield St. Free — just show up.


5:30 p.m. Sip and savor at a Scotch Tasting led by an expert at Mory’s, 306 York St. Ticketed event. Buy tickets.


Weekend Afternoons on the Green  — Enjoy a variety of activities and performances presented by community artists and organizations. Saturday’s program runs noon-6 p.m.; Sunday’s activities run 3-6 p.m. Free — just show up.

Group Intelligence — Take part in the flash-mob inspired experience, described as “part art, part science experiment,” where audience members perform specific actions by following instructions through MP3 players. Begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday on the New Haven Green. Free — but registration recommended. Register.

Yale Alumni Chorus — Attend a performance of Verdi’s “Hymn of the Nations,” featuring the chorus with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and Russel Thomas, tenor. Part of the Yale International Choral Festival. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. Free — just show up.

Evening Concerts on the Green — Take in a performance at 7 p.m. on the New Haven Green, Elm Street Stage. On Saturday, the Carolina Chocolate Drops will present black string-band and jug band music of the 1920s and 1930s; on Sunday, Red Baraat & noori will offer a blend of North Indian bhangra with funk, go-go, Latin, and jazz. Free — just show up.

For a complete list of events during the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, visit