Yale Students Organize Winter Arts Festival

Yale University’s Student Activities Committee will host a Winter Arts Festival, January 21-23.

Events are open to the public and many are free. A pass to attend all ticketed events is $8. Tickets for some events are $2 and $3. Tickets will be sold in the Woolsey Hall Rotunda, Jan. 17-21, 12:45-3 p.m.

“The purpose of the festival is to bring together all of the arts at Yale in both the undergraduate population and at the professional schools,” says Yale undergraduate Orly Friedman, chair of the festival. “Yale has so many amazing groups and talented individuals, but there has been no coordinated effort to showcase them. We wanted to have a weekend devoted to bringing together undergraduates, professional school students and the community.”

Undergraduate a capella, dance and comedy groups will perform in Battell Chapel, corner of College and Elm streets, on Friday night at 8 p.m. Tickets for that concert are $6, and proceeds will be donated to Disaster Relief Effort-Sri Lanka.

Saturday events include exhibits of student art, a recital, a master class in acting with James Bundy, dean of the Drama School, and an “open-mike” happy hour at a local café.

Sunday will bring a film festival, a panel discussion led by Robert A.M. Stern, dean of the School of Architecture, and a fashion show of clothing designed, produced and modeled by students.

A complete schedule of the Winter Arts Festival is available at http://www.yale.edu/opa/yb&c/story102.html.

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