The Week Ender: Happenings May 9 to 11

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



Be one of the first to see Contemporary Art/South Africa, an exhibition featuring artworks produced in South Africa or by South Africans from the late 1960s to the present — a period of immense political and social change. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Baroque Ensemble

Listen to music by Biber, Vivaldi, and Handel in a Baroque Recital by members of the Yale Baroque Ensemble. Free, but register in advance. Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, 15 Hillhouse Ave. 5:30 p.m.

S A T U R D A Y  &  S U N D A Y

Ivy championsips

Watch Ivy athletes compete at the 2014 Ivy League Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted this year by Yale. Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex, 256 Derby Ave. Saturday events begin at 11 a.m.; Sunday events begin at 10:30 a.m.


Family Program
Enjoy folktales, myths, and stories from around the world during the Family Program of Stories and Art, highlighting unique objects in the collection. The program is for children of all ages. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1 p.m.


Join a docent-led tour of the exhibition Fame and Friendship: Pope, Roubiliac, and the Portrait Bust in 18th-Century Britain. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 1 p.m.

A L L  W E E K E N D  and through the week

See one, two, or all three of the plays being shown as part of the 2014 Carlotta Festival of New Plays. Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St.:


Cardboard Piano, by Hansol Jung, is set in Northeastern Africa on the eve of the millennium. The daughter of American missionaries and a local teenage girl steal into a darkened church to seal their love in a secret wedding ceremony. “Cardboard Piano” explores the human capacity for hatred, forgiveness, and love. May 9, 12, and 15 at 8 p.m.; May 14 at 2 p.m.


Bird Fire Fly, by Mary Laws, is a play in three parts with a cast of three male actors. It examines the transformation of fear into violence, the perpetuation of oppression, and the fight to be free. May 10 and 14 at 8 p.m.; May 13 and 16 at 2 p.m.


Thunderbodies is a play by Kate Tarker. The war is finally over. General Michail proposes to Grotilde — so she skips ahead and plans the inevitable, but festive, divorce. In this comedy of no manners, everyone is “normible” (both normal and terrible all at once). May 11, 13, and 16 at 8 p.m.; May 15 at 2 p.m.