The Week Ender: Happenings April 18 to 20

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


George Kordis

View the exhibit George Kordis: Light and Rhythm — Byzantine Icons in the Postmodern World. Being anchored in Byzantine tradition and at the same time “exceeding its limits,” Kordis’ work challenges conventional ways of looking at Byzantine icon painting. Free. Institute of Sacred Music, 409 Prospect St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.



Come watch the Yale track teams compete at the Yale Mark Young Outdoor Invitational. Free. Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex, 256 Derby Ave. All day.


British ArtTake a docent-led Introductory Tour of the permanent collection of the Yale Center for British Art. Free. 1080 Chapel St. 1-2 p.m.

Yale Art GalleryJoin a Highlights Tour for an introduction to the collection and buildings at the Yale University Art Gallery. Free. 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.

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House that will not StandSee The House that will not Stand, a play by Marcus Gardley. Following the mysterious death of her white lover, a free woman of color in New Orleans in 1836 imposes a period of mourning on herself and her three daughters. But a handsome bachelor comes calling and a family secret is revealed. Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

SparrowWatch a folk musical set in Appalachia during the late 1920s. Stone and Sparrow follows a family’s journey through the “exciting but ultimately devastating shift” to living in a coal mining camp town. Free (but register in advance). Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

SaintEnjoy a world-premiere play written by current Yale School of Drama playwright Ryan Campbell. A New Saint for a New World takes an irreverent look at the current state of human nature, spirituality, and the place of faith in a broken world. Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Belly DanceEnjoy a show and support a great cause. The Yale Belly Dance Spring Show: Hips Against Hunger is a fundraiser for the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen. The dance group is celebrating 11 years of Yale Belly Dance with swaying hips, spinning skirts, flying veils, and twirling canes. Sterling Hall of Medicine Harkness auditorium, 333 Cedar St. Friday at 8:30 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m.