The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 17-19

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



Come hear the Yale Concert Band Winter Concert. Thomas C. Duffy, music director, will lead the band in performances of “Hiraizumi: Cyberpunk for Wind Ensemble” (Simon Hutchinson), “Festive Overture” (D. Shostakovich), “Serenade for Winds, Opus 8” (R. Strauss), “Les Couleurs Fauves” (Karel Husa), and “Cartoon” (Paul Hart). Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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Enjoy a Yale Cabaret performance of Débâcles. Set in France during World War II, “Débâcles” is the story of Simon, his family, and his lover, who join the Resistance for all the wrong reasons. It is described as an “absurdist farce full of hidden desires, hidden secrets, and hidden Jews.” Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St. 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.



See a screening of Amadeus, the 1984 film directed by Milos Forman. The story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is told by his peer and secret rival, Antonio Salieri. Free. Yale Center for British Art, Lecture Hall, 1080 Chapel St. 2 p.m.



Join a movement jam/dance class Dance for Every Body. This workshop, part of the Yale Dance Theater 2017 project with Urban Bush Women, is designed for the community so no prior dance experience is needed. The goal is for participants to find their level of challenge and comfort and partake according to their abilities, and to appreciate the group’s’ diversity as an attribute to their community. Free. Afro-American Cultural Center. 211 Park St. Noon-2 p.m.

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Bring the family to the Peabody Museum for the annual Dinosaur Days celebration. There will be plenty of hands-on activities including a fossil dig and a fossil touch table. Paleontology graduate students and professionals will be on hand to talk about their research. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday noon-4 p.m.


Enjoy Yale Opera’s production of the comedy Così fan tutte — Mozart’s story of four lovers and one wager. Accompanied by the Yale Philharmonia, led by conductor Giuseppe Grazioli. Shubert Theater, 247 College St. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.


See the exhibition Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light — the first exhibition on this artist and his hypnotic light compositions in more than 40 years. Recognized as an innovator by artists of his time, Wilfred has since disappeared from the story of American modernism. According to the curators, “Lumia” restores this avant-garde artist to his rightful place at the forefront of kinetic and light art. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


Root for Yale during a weekend full of basketball. Yale hosts Princeton on Friday (the women play at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m.). The women will play University of Pennsylvania on Saturday at 6 p.m. The men play them on Sunday at 1 p.m. Payne Whitney Gym, Lee Amphitheater, 70 Tower Pkwy.

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

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