The Week Ender: Summer 2016
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 the music of the bells on Friday evenings at the Summer Carillon Concert Series through Aug. 5. 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. In addition to the main series of concerts marking 75 years of Yale in Norfolk, there will be several special events, including an evening of Tangos; a Gala Concert; a dramatic, staged presentation of Brahms’ music with André Watts; a Choral Concert; and “the very special Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.” 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 until Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Enjoy food and entertainment at the Yale Summer Cabaret. The company will serve up dinner and “The Seven Deadly Sins” theater experience in July and August with shows including “Antartica!,” “Adam Geist,” “Sloth: The Party,” and more. 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. Some of the world’s top female tennis players — including Petra Kvitova, Madison Keys, and Sloane Stephens — will compete in the 2016 tournament. In addition, fans can enjoy men’s tennis as Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, James Blake, and Mardy Fish participate in the Connecticut Open Men’s Legends Event. It will be a week-long festival of food, music, activities, and outstanding tennis with new themes and new experiences every night. CT Tennis Center at Yale, Rt. 34/Central Ave., near the Yale Bowl, New Haven. Aug. 19-27.