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Fri 12/17, 7:00pm

After Dinner Stories: Holiday Traditions

This event will be streamed on our Virtual Stage, as well as YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook Live.

December is a month full of holidays across cultural traditions. Join us for an evening of festive tales from four different holidays: Hannukah, Kwanzaa, La Posada, and Christmas. 

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Free Festival Preview on Thursday April 22

Festival Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie will give a preview of this summer’s Festival at a public lecture on Thursday April 22 at 5pm at United Church, 323 Temple Street, New Haven. The lecture...

"The Good Dance-dakar/brooklyn" at Wesleyan April 23 & 24; Discount for Festival Members

The Good Dance—dakar/brooklyn will be performed next weekend at Wesleyan University, following preview performances at the 2009 International Festival of Arts & Ideas and its subsequent engagement at...

Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie Interviewed on Fox Connecticut News

Festival Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie was interviewed this morning by Logan Byrnes on Fox Connecticut News. Click here to watch the interview.

All Tickets On Sale April 6!

Starting Tuesday April 6 at 9:30am, all ticketed Festival events will go on sale to the general public. You will be able to order tickets online, at the Shubert Theater Box Office (247 College Street...

"Readings & Conversations" On Sale Now To Members

Festival tickets go on sale to the general public this Tuesday April 6. There are only five days left for Festival Members to take advantage of early ticket buying and discounts.

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"Foodie Tours" Now On Sale To Festival Members

Delight in exploring New Haven’s food scene through these restaurant explorations and experiences. Meet the chefs, peek into kitchens, watch food and drink demos and taste the specialties of New...

Ideas Events Announced; Member Discount on "Ideas Insider Pass"

The Festival has announced the free Ideas events for the 2010 Festival, which include eclectic and inspiring lectures, panel discussions and dialogues with Lucinda Childs, Philip Glass, Bill T. Jones...

Dan Zanes reflects on shared experiences

Below is a guest blog entry from Dan Zanes, reflecting on "shared experiences", the theme of the 15th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Dan Zanes & Friends will be performing on the Elm...

2010 Volunteer Application Now Online

Apply today to join the 2010 Festival Volunteer Corps. Fill out the online application here. We can hardly wait to have you on board this June!

Celebrate the Arrival of Spring with Festival Merchandise

The Festival is launching a brand new web store featuring Festival merchandise, in partnership with Campus Customs. Continuing our effort to be more conscious of our environmental footprint, the...

Applications Due Monday April 5 for "Noon to Night Weekend Showcase" (June 19 & 20)

The deadline to apply for the Noon to Night Weekend Showcase is Monday, April 5. If you are selected, we will notify you by the beginning of May.

Philip Glass Tickets Now On Sale To Festival Members

Philip Glass, The Rouse Effect: The Next Generation, The Four Nations Ensemble, The Palestrina Choir, and Space Panorama have just been added to the Festival Members pre-sale.

Festival Members can...