The Week Ender: Happenings Nov. 1 to 3

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


See a screening of the 1965 film The Agony and the Ecstasy — depicting the drama in the relationship between Michelangelo (Charlton Heston) and Pope Julius II (Rex Harrison) as the artist painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Francesco Vanni: Art in Late Renaissance Siena.” Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy the music of the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale and the performance of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Symphony No. 2 and “Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima,” conducted by the composer. Piano soloist Henry Kramer (a winner of the Woolsey Competition) will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with guest conductor Toshiyuki Shimada. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 8-10 p.m.


Experience ancient Asian music and the cutting-edge sounds of today with Asian Sound Revolution: Chinese Pipa and Korean Kumongo. Jin Hi Kim and Min Xiao-Fen will perform on ancient Asian fretted string instruments. Free (but register in advance). Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave. 2-5 p.m.

See the Yale School of Drama production The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt — a play where “hypocrisy runs rampant, bribes are justified, and a cold-blooded murder is condoned as a just act of retribution.” Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Visit the Peabody after hours for A Night in Egypt and see the museum come alive with games, crafts, scavenger hunts, live animals, and some special surprises. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave. 6-9 p.m.

Enjoy a performance of the Cabaret’s Radio Hour. Two classic radio programs — “Gunsmoke” and Ray Bradbury’s “The Zero Hour” — will take you back as the cabaret is transformed into a 1950s broadcast studio. Featuring live Foley artists and musicians, Radio Hour offers an evening of nostalgic western legends, spine-chilling science fiction, and the mad dash of a lost art. Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St. 8-9 p.m.


Listen to singers from Yale Opera as they perform scenes from a variety of operas in Fall Opera Scenes. Morse Recital Hall, Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St. 2-4 p.m.

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