APPETIZERS,DESSERTS, AND DOGS This Sunday, 8/20, enjoy appetizer and dessert samples from 12 restaurants at The Shops at Yale from 1:00 to 4:00pm for just $20. Ticket price includes free parking at the 150 York Street Garage.* Adopt a pup on the spot! All profits go directly to the Robin I. Kroogman New Haven Animal Shelter. Check in begins at 12:30pm on Broadway Island, 56 Broadway – across from Apple/J.Crew/Urban Outfitters. Tickets are limited, find out more and buy them here. NEW HAVEN’S FAVORITE HAPPENING: CONNECTICUT OPEN And it’s not just tennis and celebrity players: Free lessons, Kid’s Day, Courtgirls & Cocktails, Superheros and Princesses and Autism Awareness Day plus food trucks and more, happening all week long. 8/18 – 8/26. More info and tix here. GET YOUR BREW ON Sample local beer in Downtown New Haven’s Historic 9th Square September 1st! Sample over a dozen local and rare beers in local bars, restaurants, and businesses and see what makes 9th Square such a unique place. This event will feature special food pairings and exclusive discounts. 21+ only. $18. Find out more here. TASTE OF NEW HAVEN GOES TO LATIN AMERICA Latin American themed culinary tour around downtown New Haven sampling small plates of food from a variety of nationalities. Details here. $65 ATTN! POTTERY LOVERS AND THROWERS The exhibition; “Things of Beauty Growing”: British Studio Pottery at the Yale Center for British Art. Bringing together nearly 150 ceramic objects from Europe, Japan, and Korea representing the British studio pottery movement from the 1920s to the present. Opens September 14th. More info here. NATURE NARRATORS SERIES: SIDNEY DILLON RIPLEY Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm, Yale Peabody Museum For 18 years ornithologist Sidney Dillon Ripley served as the zoology professor at Yale and bird curator at the Peabody Museum, where he also served as director. Reception & book signing to follow. Free admission. Learn more here. BECOME A YOGA TEACHER The Breathing Room has two September programs to take your yoga practice to the next level – teach it! Sign up to become a certified Yoga Instructor. Check it out here: ATTN: FILM FREAKS Yale Film Society at the Whitney will be screening the cult classic Mulholland Drive by Director David Lynch Saturday, September 09 at 7pm. Find out about this and other screenings and lectures here. FOR CYCLISTS AND SIGNIFICANT OTHERS: Professional and amateur cyclists descend on New Haven for the New Haven Grand Prix, an exciting race around the Green on September 15th. This family-friendly event also features the Apizza and Eats Fest, plus VIP experiences, activity areas and more. The race is a fundraiser for the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program and the Grand Prix is an integral part of the growth of greater New Haven’s thriving community. All race proceeds help create a community where youth can learn and thrive through the sport of cycling, both in and out of schools across the state of Connecticut. A great cause! Details here. FIG COOKING SCHOOL – FOUR COURSES $85 September 22nd, get out of your comfort zone and learn to whip up some Cajun Crab Bisque, Southern Fried Catfish, Lime Creamed Corn and Banana Bourbon Pudding. If that doesn’t float your boat, check out their calendar here. RUN IN THE 5K MURRAY LENDER BAGEL RUN Sunday, September 17 | 9:00 a.m. | JCC of Greater New Haven Bagel Run Road Race, 2 mile Family Fit Walk and Free Kids’ Obstacle course! Enjoy music, food, and activities for the kids on this fun-filled morning. Sign up! BORIS BERMAN, PIANO, YALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC Boris Berman (google him!) 7:30, Morse Recital Hall September 27th. Check it out here: FALL FREE FOR ALL AT CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP, Saturday, September 23 Find out more about the classes, workshops, restaurants, and shops you keep hearing about in the “Arts District” of New Haven. The Fall Free For All is a perfect time to check it all out! This festive family-friendly event features an array of FREE sample courses, live performances, face painting, demonstrations, and special food and shopping offers. FREE parking available on September 23 for the first 100 cars at the Audubon Garage, 78 Audubon St., 11am-5pm (Enter from Orange St.) More info here.