The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.
Attend the Peabody Museum of Natural History’s Earth Day event Connect to the Earth! Explore specimens that are rarely on display. Rediscover the wonders of nature and learn about the beetles, birds, and botanical bounty that share our planet. Enjoy activities for the whole family. Visit the representatives from many New Haven area organizations working to protect our environment and create a sustainable future. 170 Whitney Ave. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Come to a Pierson Tea with Ross Abrash, a comedy writer and producer who’s written for “Saturday Night Live,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and “Real Time with Bill Maher.” He will be talking with Head of College Stephen Davis about his career and writing. Free. Pierson College, Leitner House, 231 Park St. 4 p.m.
Celebrate the complexity and beauty of contemporary African arts with two days of music, visual art, poetry, fashion, media, dance, and cuisine. Africa Salon 2017, Yale’s annual contemporary African arts and culture festival. Free (registration encouraged). Afro-American Cultural Center, 211 Park St. See website for schedule of events.
Enjoy Circling the Drain, a play based on the short stories of Amanda Davis where women find themselves “dangling on the precipice, stuck in the moments where everything can change.” Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Attend the U.S. premiere of Philip Moore’s Requiem performed by Yale Camerata, with Marguerite L. Brooks conducting and Thomas Murray on the organ. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 4 p.m.
See a screening of the documentary Tlaxcala Dreams, and hear from filmmaker Sebastian Medina-Tayac, a member of the Piscataway Indian Nation and recent Yale graduate. Medina-Tayac is a journalist whose multimedia work focuses on immigration and indigenous issues. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, Auditorium, 53 Wall St. 5 p.m.
Immerse yourself in Africa Into Jazz/Jazz Into Africa, a concert featuring the Richard Bona Trio and the Randy Weston Sextet. Presented by the Yale Department of Music, this is the third in a series of concerts exploring the intersection of contemporary jazz and contemporary African music. Free. Toad’s Place, 300 York St. 8 p.m.