The Week Ender: Happenings Dec. 5-7

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

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 gallery talk Photography at Yale — about the history and changing nature of the Yale Photography M.F.A. program, with a focus on thematic trends, including street photography, portraiture, and poetry. The current rotation brings together a sample of work from throughout the program’s history, including photographs by Walker Evans, Tod Papageorge, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Gregory Crewdson, Katy Grannan, Laura Letinsky, and Erica Baum. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.

F R I D A Y   &   S A T U R D A Y

Take part in an interactive theatrical experience. Thirty participants will move through various locations at Now Now Oh Now. According to the producers,a locked-room puzzle, a lecture on evolutionary biology, and the world’s weirdest night of Dungeons & Dragons are woven together to paint a picture of how choice and chance impact our lives, and shape the world around us.” University Theatre, 222 York St. Friday and Saturday performances at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.


Bring the kids to the Yale Center for British Art on Family Day. The program will include art-making, activities, and performances in the galleries. Free. 1080 Chapel St. 10 a.m.-noon.

Enjoy a concert featuring Grammy Award-winner Angélique Kidjo along with the Yale Percussion Group, Shades of Yale, members of the Yale Concert Band, and Yale Symphony Orchestra. Proceeds from this collaborative concert will benefit the Yale Africa Initiative Student Scholarships. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 3 p.m.

Experience Invisible Plains: New Works for Music and Theater, an evening of new compositions by Yale School of Music student composers Ian Gottlieb and Katherine Balch in collaboration with Palaver Strings (Boston) and the Yale School of Drama. Free. Holcomb T. Green Jr. Hall, Basement Green Gallery, 1156 Chapel St. 5 p.m.

Come to the Yale Camerata Advent Concert. Marguerite L. Brooks will conduct music of J.S. Bach, Vaughan Williams, Kyr, and Marshall. Free. Battell Chapel, College and Elm streets, 7:30 p.m.


Take a docent-led tour of Figures of Empire: Slavery and Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Britain, an exhibition that explores the relationship between the transatlantic slave trade and portraiture in 18th-century metropolitan Britain. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 1 p.m.

Join the Yale Glee Club and the Yale Symphony Orchestra for their Annual Messiah Audience Singalong. Scores will be available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit New Haven’s homeless population. Free; $5 suggested donation at the door. Battell Chapel, College and Elm Streets. 1:30 p.m.

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