The Week Ender: Happenings Jan. 15-17

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


Love March
Join the 46th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Love March — created to preserve the notion of nonviolence. This year’s theme, “Healing a Village,” speaks to the importance of taking back our streets, our neighborhoods, and our youth. A tradition since 1971, this march is held in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the actual date of his birth. Free. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 100 Lawrence St. 10:45 a.m. rain or shine.

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Yale Cabaret

Enjoy Yale Cabaret’s Salt Pepper Ketchup — a political comedy that explores how food has come to define the community and culture in an ever-evolving city. The play is set in a gentrifying neighborhood in South Philadelphia. Mr. Wu, the owner of Superstar Chinese Take-Out, fights to keep his store and family together as a wave of new neighbors threaten to turn the community he’s feeding against him. Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

King's at Yale
See The Kings at Yale: An Exhibition in the Sterling Memorial Library Nave. The visits to Yale by Martin Luther King Jr. (1959 and 1964) and Coretta Scott King (1969) are documented in photos and documents from Manuscripts and Archives in the Yale Library. The materials on view are reproductions of records from numerous offices and departments around Yale, including the Office of the President (Kingman Brewster), the Office of Public Affairs and Communications, and Yale Events and Activities. Free. Sterling Memorial Library, the Nave, 120 High St., Friday, 8:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. (Closed Sunday and Monday.)and 11 p.m.


Met at Yale

Dive back into the Met Opera at Yale: Les Pecheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers) — broadcast live in HD. The beautiful Hindu priestess Leïla is pursued by rival pearl divers in Bizet’s opera of lust and longing set in the Far East. Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless tension of true friends caught in a love triangle. Free (with registration). Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St. 12:55 p.m.


Bring the family to a day of basketball and fun as the Yale Bulldogs play the Brown Bears and celebrate Youth Day. There will be plenty to do — including in-game promotions, a kids’ table, post-game autographs, and a post-game screening of “The Incredibles.” Payne Whitney Gym, 70 Tower Pkwy. Women play at 2 p.m.; men play at 5 p.m.; film screening at 7:45 p.m.

James Baldwin
Learn about the life and work of novelist and civil rights activist James Baldwin. The documentary James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket originally aired on PBS’ “American Masters” series in 1990. After the screening, join director Karen Thorsen and Yale scholars as they discuss why Baldwin’s prophetic witness to American race relations remains vital 25 years later. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, Auditorium, 53 Wall St. 4 p.m.

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MLK legacy

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice 2016. The Yale Peabody Museum will open its doors for the 20th anniversary of the event that honors King and his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice among all people. The weekend’s activities will include performances and educational activities for visitors of all ages. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave. Sunday, noon-4 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

To see more events, visit the Yale Calendar of Events and the Yale Arts Calendar.