The Week Ender: Happenings April 25 to 27

The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


F R I D A Y


Brass

Enjoy the sounds of the quintet Brass as it performs music of the movies. Hollywood Brass: A 15th Anniversary Celebration features music from “James Bond,” “The Lord of the Rings,” compositions by John Williams, and more. Free. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 121 Wall St. 4:45 p.m.

Classic movies

Watch two classic movies as part of the Film Cultures Colloquium and Screening Series:  The Cheat, (1915) directed by Cecil B. DeMille; and The Blot (1921) with live musical accompaniment, directed by Lois Weber. Free. Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall St. The Cheat at 7 p.m.; The Blot at 8 p.m.

 

 


S A T U R D A Y


Baseball

Cheer on the Bulldogs at one of several Yale vs. Brown athletic events — all free and open to the public. The Yale tennis, lacrosse and baseball teams will compete on courts and fields at the following times:
Women’s Tennis, Smilow Field Center, 249 Derby Ave. Noon;
Women’s Lacrosse, Reese Stadium, 75 Central Ave. Noon;
Baseball (Doubleheader), Yale Field, 250 Derby Ave. 1-7 p.m.

Hedd Wyn

See the film Hedd Wyn, directed by Paul Turner. A young poet living in the countryside of North Wales competes for a prestigious poetry prize, but before the winner is announced, he is sent to fight with the English in World War I. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 2 p.m.

 

Yale Symphony Orchestra performance

Attend the Yale Symphony Orchestra Season Finale: All French Program. The program will open with Debussy’s “Prélude à L’Après-midi d’un faune.” The orchestra will accompany Wei-Yi Yang in Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5, “Egyptian,” followed by a performance of Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos with Yang and pianist Eva Virsik, and will conclude with Ravel’s “Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2.” Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 8 p.m.

 


S U N D A Y


Jazz Lives

Enjoy Jazz at the Gallery: Open Jam Session with New Haven-based trio Department of Jazz (and musicians who register in advance). The musical celebration is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Jazz Lives: The Photographs of Lee Friedlander and Milt Hinton.” Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 3 p.m.

Concert

Listen to a performance of music inspired by the poetry of Alexander Pope. Selections from his poems will also be read. The concert by students from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music will take place in the library court at Yale Center for British Art. Free. 1080 Chapel St. 2 p.m.