This Week in Westville : 
Peels and Prosecco @SOHO, Movie Screenings @Mitchell Library, Caturnelia @Lyric, Winter Concert @KLG, Faring Purth @Lotta, Last Edgewood Market!

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December Programs
MITCHELL LIBRARY  
Mitchell Library
Click  HERE  for Event Calendar
 
Check HERE for updated weekly events.

LIBRARY HOURS:
Mon 12-8 |Tue 12-6| Wed 10-6 | Thu 10-6 | Fri CLOSED | Sat 10-5 | Sun CLOSED

Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, 203-946-8117
Open Mic Night @Lyric Hall

Come to Lyric Hall's new Front Room Bar and watch some of New Haven's up and coming talent!b Comedians, Musicians, and anyone else welcome!  Sign-ups at 7:00 PM The show starts at 7:30pm

Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-8885

Whimsies and Wishes

Take a walk down Memory Lane at 
Whimsies and Wishes!  With an extensive collection of vintage jewelry along with an eclectic blend of old and new gifts, you'll surely find something for yourself and everyone else on your gift-giving list this holiday season!


Whimsies and Wishes, 865 Whalley Avenue
Vintanthromodern

Vintanthro's expertly curated vintage, modern and small batch handmade goods can be found at 895 Whalley Avenue in Westville, New Haven, CT. 

Monday + Tuesday + Wednesday - CLOSED Thursday - Friday 12-5 Saturday/Sunday 10-5 www.vintanthromodern.com

Vintanthromodern, 895 Whalley Avenue  
Holiday Sale @Odeon


**Sale ends 12/31**
Soho Hair Group and Day Spa
SOHO Hair Group and Day Spa, 916 Whalley Avenue
Strange Ways

STOREFRONT HOURS
Monday * Closed 
Tuesday-Sunday * 10AM-5PM 

Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue, 
Order your Next Dessert!
CHIP IN A BOTTLE

Small batch confectionery where all items are made in house. Over 100 flavors of chocolates, gelato, and macarons are available. Chip In A Bottle also hosts chocolate creation parties.  Chipinabottle.com

Chip In A Bottle, 837 Whalley Avenue
Through January
CARYN AZOFF EXHIBIT 
UNTITLED WORKS ON PAPER  @PUREST FLOAT

"untitled, works on paper" is by Caryn Azoff, a New Haven based artist and curated by  Designs by Katy Rosenthal . The exhibition will remain up through January, 2019.

PurREST Float, 212 Crown Street
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Paul Bass Photo

TRIBUTE TO THE LATE STACY PHILLIPS
In tribute to the late Stacy Phillips, his band, The Bluegrass Characters, will continue the tradition of their annual December 24th show. Although Phillips died after a heart attack in early June, The Bluegrass Characters have continued to perform. This performance will include Betsy Rome on vocals and flat top guitar; Phil Zimmerman on mandolin; Rick Brodsky on bass; Jerry Oland on banjo; and Sofia Chiarandini, one of Stacy's favorite students, on fiddle. The performance will be at Beth El - Keser Israel in New Haven, as it was last year. The doors will open at 7 PM on Monday, December 24, and the music will begin at 7:30 PM.

For more information, or to reply that you plan to attend,
e-mailicooper@cooperlaw.netwith the subject "The Bluegrass Characters." BEKI is located at 85 Harrison Street at the corner of Whalley Avenue.

COMPLICIT- ERASURE OF THE BODY OPEN CALL
Please join Nasty Women Connecticut and Yale Divinity School as they bring you "Complicit- Erasure of the Body". In light of the #MeToo Movement, and as we think about the grey areas of this movement against sexual violence and harassment, Nasty Women CT invite you to express how acts of complicity remove one's voice, erase the body and sense of self from the emotional, the spiritual and the physical.  This call invites all artists, makers and creators to use their voice to create a visual or literary work that embodies this theme. All types of medium are accepted with some size limitations.  All work entered will be accepted, and submission is free. Only one work will be accepted per artist.   Location: Yale Divinity School Walls on the entire first floor, Marquand Chapel and the outdoor courtyard. Complete details HERE.

NEW HAVEN PRIDE CENTER OPEN CALL
Are you an LGBTQ+ Artist? Do you create works that tell our community's stories? Consider submitting your work to be apart of the  New Haven Pride Center 's 2019-20 Exhibition Series. In 2019-20 we look forward to presenting seven solo and multi-artist exhibitions. We are looking for a diverse range or voices, styles of artwork, and mediums! Applications for consideration are due on December 15th.  More information click HERE .

LOCAL LIT @LOTTA ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS
Calling all writers! Submissions are open for our next event; send us your pieces by January 1st to be featured at our literary reading in February. Feel free to share with anyone you think would be interested - we look forward to reading your work! Submissions can be 500-6,000 words of fiction, creative non-fiction,or memoir, from anyone who resides in the Greater New Haven area. Details can be found on our website,locallitatlotta.com, as well as a link to the submission site.

CAfE X OPENS @LOTTA STUDIO
"Collaborative partnership at its best! 
Lotta Studio/The range are Stoked to have Cafe X Stephen Dest Nate Blair) influencing our Studio Environment pumping us full of caffeine!Welcome toWestville CT!"Hours are 7:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday and Sunday. 911 Whalley Avenue.

EDGEWOOD SCHOOL PTO
Edgewood Magnet School is a vibrant, diverse school located in the heart of Westville. It has long been a cornerstone of the neighborhood. Four Westville parents are heading the Edgewood PTO this school year, in an effort to build a strong community of families in Westville and across the city. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the PTO is dedicated to fostering relationships among the school, parents, and teachers, in order to ensure that all students rise to their potential. As a fixture in our area, it is important to remember that the stronger the school, the stronger the neighborhood. Please consider supporting the Edgewood PTO in our efforts to strengthen this jewel of Westville. A donation of $100 will make you a Patron of the PTO. Please give as generously as you can. The PTO website.
T hursday, December 13, 5:00-8:00pm

Soho Hair Group and Day Spa, 916 Whalley Avenue
Saturday, December 15, 2:00pm

GLANCE AT THE WORLD THROUGH FILM

Film Screening and discussion of  Timbuktu (2014) a film from Mali.  Synopsis : Islamic militants occupy the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, imposing a regime of terror. Not far from there, cattle herder Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his family.

NEXT WEEKMonday, December 17, 5:30pm
SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE- Film screening and discussion of Mountains that Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama: a Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation.

Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, (203) 946-8117
Saturday, December 15, 6:00pm

CATURNALIA @LYRIC HALL

Caturnalia - the Ancient December Celebration of Cats.

Shop Early 6-8pm - Free Vendor Fair

Vendor Fair free all night as late as the vendors stay.

We will be selling pillows, totes, art, crocheted items, mugs, pins, t-shirts, cookies and more. Buy a holiday gift for the crazy cat person in your life.

Dance Party - 8-11pm $15 online $20 door Dance party proceeds benefit Animal Haven.

Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, 203-389-8885
Saturday, December 15, 6:00-9:00pm

FARING PURTH'S WINTER POP-UP EXHIBITION AND NEW MURAL UNVEILING
Join us this Saturday, December 15 for Faring Purth's Winter Pop Up Exhibition and New Mural Exhibition at Lotta Studio in New Haven, CT.

Showcasing original small to large scale works. Limited edition, signed, giclee prints will be available. RSVP

Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue
Saturday December 15+16, 11:00am-8:00pm

ONE OF A KIND, LOCALLY HANDMADE CERAMICS SALE

Come browse our collection!. Open house with refreshments on Saturday Dec. 15 and Sunday Dec. 16,n 11:00am-8:00pm.

For other times please call/text (203) 928 - 0404 RSVP

CERAMIC BOWLS, VASES, PITCHERS, AND MORE MADE BY LOCAL ARTIST 
MIKHAIL SHEVELKIN.

439 Edgewood Avenue, Corner of Ellsworth and Ella Grasso
Sunday, December 16, 10:00am-1:00pm

CITYSEED EDGEWOOD FARMERS MARKET

Edgewood Park Farmers Market, Sundays, 10am-1pm at the corner of Whalley West Rock Aves. This is the last Edgewood Farmers market.


Check out who what you can find at the market CLICK HERE or go to their website HERE

Check out Winter Market starting on January 5!
Edgewood Park, Whalley Avenue and West Rock Avenue
Sunday, December 16, 5:00pm-7:00pm

BYO-PICNIC INDOOR WINTER CONCERT SERIES @KEHLER LIDDELL GALLERY

BYO-Picnic Indoor Winter Concert Series begins with Bivolita Chamber Klezmer Orchestra. Guests are invited to bring a picnic and a blanket, and enjoy the sounds of this New Haven-based band, featuring musicians Gretchen Frazier,  Brian Slattery and Christina Crowder. Guests may also enjoy a tasting of scrumptious soup by the new Westville-based  Sopa New Haven

The event is free and open to all. Families welcome!

About the Band: BivoliČ›a (bee-vo-lee-tsa) draws its repertoire from the early European sources of Jewish wedding music but finds contemporary interpretations that draw on the diverse musical experiences of its members. We are grounded in a democratic, chamber music approach to performance, and our dance tunes move between the drive of an Appalachian hoedown and the stately exuberance of a renaissance dance. Listen here:  www.bivolitaklezmer.bandcamp.com

About the Soup: Sopa! offers a "soup-scription" service delivering warm, healing, homemade soups to the Greater New Haven area. Founded by  Eric Rey and Alejandro Pabon-Rey.

This event is sponsored by  ArtEcon Initiative and made possible with support from NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue
UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, December 19, 7:00pm
OPEN CRIT FOR VISUAL ARTIST- Click HERE for more info. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue

Monday, December 31, 9:00pm
WVRA PRESENTS: WESTVILLE WINTER FORMAL @LOTTA- Click HERE for more info. Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue

FOR A FULL CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS, VISIT

Go to westvilleCT.org for more information about Westville businesses and the broader neighborhood, or to learn about, join or volunteer for the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance (WVRA).