The Week Ender: Happenings Jan. 23-25
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.
F R I D A Y
Listen to a talk by John Walsh, specialist in Dutch paintings. Abraham Bloemaert’s Deluge (ca. 1590-95) and the Dawn of the Golden Age is the first in a series of lectures that explores the art of the Dutch Republic during its flowering in the 17th century. By focusing on a single work each week and examining its artistic, intellectual, and political contexts, the audience will become familiar with six great paintings and the artists who made them. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.
See two Mexican films directed by Luis Buñuel: Los Olvidados (1950) and El gran calavera/The Great Madcap (1949). The Vida y Drama de México Film Series is being held in conjunction with the Yale University Art Gallery’s exhibit “Vida y Drama de México: Prints from the Monroe E. Price and Aimée Brown Price Collection.” Free. Whitney Humanities Center, Auditorium, 53 Wall St. 7 p.m.
S A T U R D A Y
Watch as the men’s basketball team takes on Brown University. Payne Whitney Gym, 70 Tower Pkwy. 2 p.m.
Attend a screening of Selma, the 2015 film directed by Ava DuVernay (nominated for two Academy Awards). Introduced by Prof. Matthew Jacobson, the film will be followed by a discussion with professors David Blight, Crystal Feimster, Jonathan Holloway, and Kobena Mercer. Limited seating; first come, first seated. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, Auditorium, 53 Wall St. 3 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.).
See the women’s ice hockey team play Brown University. Ingalls Rink, 73 Sachem St. 4 p.m.
Take in two Japanese films being shown as part of the series, Lone Wolves and Stray Dogs: The Japanese Crime Film 1931-1969 — masterworks of Japanese gangster film, detective cinema, and Japanese noir, in subtitled archive prints that have rarely been seen abroad. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, Auditorium, 53 Wall St. 7 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
S U N D A Y
Bring the kids to Family Day at the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale students and gallery staff will relate folktales and myths to works of art in the collection. All ages are welcome. Free. 1111 Chapel St. 1 p.m.
Enjoy a Great Organ Music at Yale performance by David Higgs who will play music of Sowerby, Howells, Whitlock, Creston, Widor, and others. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 p.m.
A L L W E E K E N D
Explore Harry Potter’s World, Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine, a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine. The exhibition explores Harry Potter’s world and its roots in Renaissance magic, science, and medicine. Free. Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, 333 Cedar Street. Visit the library website for hours.