The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.
Come to the Green, eat, and do some good. Pizzerias from all around town will provide pizza for Pizza Fest, the proceeds of which benefit New Haven’s Connection Fund. New Haven Green. Noon-1:30 p.m.
Listen to Kaleidos Duo, the emerging world music duo of Taiwanese multi-percussionist Sayun Chang, and Puerto Rican classical guitarist Yovianna García. They will play a guitar/percussion/vocal repertoire — a mix of diverse musical cultures and styles. Free. New Haven Green. Noon- 1 p.m.
Join Jock Reynolds, director of the Yale University Art Gallery, for a discussion of the exhibition Five West Coast Artists: Bischoff, Diebenkorn, Neri, Park, and Thiebaud. Reynolds will give a first-hand perspective into the history of mid-20th-century West Coast art, as well as the transformative student-teacher relationships that flourished during this period. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.
Join a bike tour of Gardens & Greenhouses. Visit many of New Haven’s gardens, green spaces, hoop houses, and greenhouses and survey the “greenification” of New Haven. Free. (Helmets required.) Meet at the New Haven Green. 2-5 p.m.
Listen to a conversation about how Buildings Can Save the Planet. A gathering of locally based and nationally prominent experts will explore the future for regenerative, climate-positive buildings that go beyond sustainability to actually sustaining and healing the environment. Free. Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St. 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy an outdoor concert featuring Dianne Reeves with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Reeves’ virtuosity and unique jazz and R&B stylings have earned her multiple Grammys and accolades. Free. New Haven Green. 7 p.m.
Sit in on the discussion Speech: The First Amendment in the Spotlight. A panel of experts in First Amendment law and the Supreme Court will discuss and reflect on the issues at hand in “Arguendo,” a play presented as part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Panelists include Robert Post, Linda Greenhouse, and Emily Bazelon of Yale. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 3 p.m.
Enjoy the music of Brandy Clark with Bronze Radio Return in an evening concert on the Green. The Grammy-nominated country songwriter — hailed as representing the next generation of Nashville — offers a blend of storytelling, vocals, and elements of Americana. The evening starts with Bronze Radio Return, whose music engages the audience with sing-alongs, foot stomps, hand claps, and more. New Haven Green. 7 p.m.