Wednesday at Arts & Ideas

Here is a look at what is happening Wednesday, June 26 at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, which runs through June 29. For more information, visit the festival’s website.

The all-female ensemble Zili Misik will perform at noon on the Green.

Wrocław Philharmonic Choir, performing “The Words Painted with Sound,” featuring Polish poetry set to music by Polish composers . 8 p.m. Info.

Shantala Shivalingappa, a performance by the classical Indian dancer who specializes in the tradiational south Indian dace form of Kuchipudi. 8 p.m. (Also June 27 & 28, 8 p.m.) Info.

Zili Misik on the Green, an all-female ensemble blending Haitian, Brazilian, and West African rhythms in original creations and traditional folksongs. Noon. Free. Info.

String Theorie on the Green, an instrumental world fusion trio from central Connecticut. 6 p.m. Free. Info.

 “The Quiet Volume,” an intimate theatrical experience about books, reading, and the communal experience of the library. 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., with new shows beginning each half hour. (Also: June 27-28, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 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. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. (Also: June 27 & 28, 8 p.m.; June 29, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.) Info.

“L’homme Cirque,” a one-man circus featuring everything from a human cannon ball to a climactic high-wire act. 5 p.m.  & 7:30 p.m. (Also: June 27, 7:30 p.m.; June 28, 7:30 p.m.; June 29, 1 p.m. & 5 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. 8 p.m. (Also: June 29, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.) Info.


Note: The Ideas Fast Pass offers ensured seating at these events.

“Demographics and the U.S. Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities,” a panel featuring Yale professors May Liu and Stephen Pitti and other experts. 5:30 p.m. Free. Info.


Beethoven’s Wig on the Green, an “irreverent” and comic revue famous classical works featuring lyrics by creator and lead entertainer Richard Perlmutter. 1:15 p.m. Free. Info.


Exhibition Tour

“A Garland of Ragas: Music and Poetry in Indian Painting.” 12:30 p.m. Free. Info.

Walking Tours:

“Yale’s Sustainability: How Blue is Green.” Noon. Free. Info.

“Downtown Farmers Market Meet and Greet.” Noon. Free. Info.

Bike Tour:

“Lighthouse Poit, Shoreline Greenway Trail, Ice Cream!” 5:30 p.m. Free. Info.

Food Tours

“Cupcake Decorating (Katalina’s Cupcakes).” 2 p.m. Info.

“Past, Present, and Future of Sushi (Miya’s Sushi).” 5:30 p.m. Info.