The Week Ender: Summer 2015
In addition to the many ongoing exhibits in the museums and galleries, summer is a great time to enjoy a show, a tennis match, music, and theater.
Enjoy Friday evening carillon concerts at the Summer Carillon Concert Series through Aug. 14. Bring a folding chair and a picnic to the Branford College courtyard, 74 High St., or to Old Campus, directly across from Harkness Tower on High St. Free. 7 p.m.
Visit the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and hear music by Bresnick, Mozart, Franck, Haydn, Klughardt, Beethoven, Poulenc, Britten, and Copland, among others. Concerts continue through Aug. 22 and culminate in one of the highlights of the season — a performance of choral selections dating from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Music Shed, Routes 44 & 272, Norfolk. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Volunteer at the Yale Farm. No farming experience is necessary to participate in Yale Farm Summer Workdays. Just show up and join in harvesting or planting — everyone is welcome. Free. Yale Farm, 345 Edwards St. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Enjoy dinner and the theater at theYaleSummer Cabaret. The Rough Magic Company will serve up food and entertainment in July and August with shows including “love holds a lamp in this little room,” “The Life and Death of Dr. Faustus,” and “Orlando.” Yale Summer Cabaret, 217 Park St. Tuesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m.
Learn something new about Yale — go on a Campus Tour. Tours of Yale’s historic and architecturally distinct campus begin at the Visitor Center, 149 Elm St., cover the Central Campus area, and last about an hour and 15 minutes. Free. Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
Watch world-class tennis in August at the Connecticut Open. Top female tennis players — including 2014 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova — will compete in the tournament. Fans can also enjoy men’s tennis as James Blake, Andy Roddick, John McEnroe, and Jim Courier participate in the Men’s Legends Event. It will be a week-long festival of food, music, activities, with new themes and experiences every night. CT Tennis Center at Yale, Rt. 34/Central Ave., near the Yale Bowl. Aug. 21-29.