International Festival of Arts & Ideas: Friday-Sunday, June 19–21
The second weekend of the festival is brimming with activities, including an artist-led tour of the “Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace” exhibition on Friday; performances of “Perfect Catch — A Throw-mantic Comedy” featuring jugglers Michael Karas and Jen Slaw on Saturday and Sunday; and a concert by Angélique Kidjo with Ibeyi on Sunday.
A Walk Through with Winfred Rembert
Noon, Friday, June 19
New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave.
Take part in a tour of the critically acclaimed exhibition “Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace” with the artist himself, the day before the show closes at the New Haven Museum. “Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace” is the first major retrospective of the New Haven resident, whose art on leather conveys his personal narrative of joy and struggle during the tumultuous moments of the American Civil Rights Movement.
Perfect Catch — “A Throw-mantic Comedy”
1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Saturday, June 20
3 p.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday, June 21
New Haven Green: Family Stage
This comedy about being in the “throws” of love features the juggling team of Michael Karas and Jen Slaw (a.k.a. Perfect Catch). After the 3 p.m. show on Sunday, June 21, stay and learn to juggle with Perfect Catch! Karas and Slaw will provide materials and lead a from-the-stage lesson on how to keep things up in the air.
Angélique Kidjo with Ibeyi
7 p.m., Sunday, June 21
New Haven Green: First Niagara Stage
Afropop superstar Angélique Kidjo is a singer and songwriter whose newest album, “Eve,” won a Grammy for Best World Music Album. In January, she was honored by the festival with the Visionary Leadership Award. Opening the program is Ibeyi, a French-Cuban duo of twin sisters, Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz, whose music combines the Yoruba chants of their Nigerian ancestors and the electronic, hip hop, and jazz influences of growing up in Paris.
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas will continue through June 27. For information about other activities taking place this weekend and beyond, visit the festival’s website.