The Week Ender: Happenings Dec. 4-6
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 historian David McCullough and artist/author Adam Van Doren as they discuss their recent collaboration on the book The House Tells the Story: Homes of the American Presidents. Join them on a “tour” of presidential homes across the United States, including a slide presentation of Van Doren’s paintings and illustrated letters. Followed by a book signing. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy an Evening of Sicilian Folk & Roots Music. “Terra Sangue Mare” songstress Michela Musolino and Phil Passantino will perform a concert of traditional and contemporary music, mixing genres and world sounds to create a celebratory musical journey to the Mediterranean’s largest island. Free. 82-90 Wall St., 3rd Floor. 7 p.m.
Watch two documentaries followed by question & answer session with filmmaker Hanna Polak. The Children of Leningradsky (35 mins.) documents a community of homeless children living in the Leningradsky railway station in Moscow. Something Better to Come (98 mins.) follows 10-year-old Yula as she grows up on the Svalka, the largest garbage dump in Europe — located just 13 miles from the Kremlin. Free. Loria Center for the History of Art, 190 York St., Rm. 250. 7 p.m.
Experience the music of New Duke, an eight-piece jazz ensemble that brings the music of Duke Ellington to life in a contemporary way. New Duke combines the power of Ellington’s music with the grooves of jazz, hip-hop, and rock. Musical mash-ups include Ellington with Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, The Doors, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, and Cream. Sprague Memorial Hall, Morse Recital Hall, 470 College St. 7:30 p.m.
S AT U R D A Y
Come to Yale Camerata’s Advent Concert: Dona nobis pacem. Conducted by Marguerite L. Brooks, the Camerata will perform pieces by Mozart, Bach, and Goss, among others. Free. Battell Chapel, College and Elm streets. 7:30 p.m.
S U N D A Y
Join an interactive Angles on Art Tour: Questioning Permanence, led by undergraduate Alec Hernandez. The audience is invited to “observe manifestations of permanence through the pieces’ history, construction, and cultural significance.” Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 3:30 p.m.
A L L W E E K E N D
See Preaching to the Choir: American Jazz and Cold War Diplomacy in Southeast Asia. The exhibit focuses on Benny Goodman’s Asian concert tour in 1956-1957. It uses photographs, correspondence, clippings, and other archival materials to show the interaction between music and diplomacy. Free. Sterling Memorial Library, Gilmore Music Library, 120 High St. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Sunday, 1-8:45 p.m.