The Week Ender: Happenings May 19-21
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
Come to the Yale Symphony Orchestra’s Commencement Concert and enjoy listening to Samuel Barber’s “Overture to the School for Scandal,” Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol,” and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5” (2nd, 3rd, and 4th movements). Free. Battell Chapel, College and Elm streets. 6 p.m.
F R I D A Y and S A T U R D A Y
Don’t miss your last chance to see a performance of Mary Jane. The Yale Repertory Theatre will conclude its 50th anniversary season with this world premiere play by Amy Herzog. 1120 Chapel St. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
S A T U R D A Y
Attend the opening reception for Beyond Advanced, the 2017 Yale Graphic Design MFA thesis exhibition. Free. Yale School of Art, Green Hall Gallery, 1156 Chapel St. 6-9 p.m.
S U N D A Y
Listen to a short concert of celebratory music on the eve of Yale’s commencement. The Yale Concert Band Twilight Concert will take place outdoors on Old Campus. Free. Old Campus main stage, 344 College Street. 7 p.m.
A L L W E E K E N D
Take a break between the commencement festivities to visit two of Yale’s world-renowned galleries — Yale University Art Gallery (1111 Chapel St.), and Yale Center for British Art (1080 Chapel St.). Free. Visit their websites for weekend hours.
Bring the family to the exhibition Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeopteryx. This interactive exhibition features more than 50 pieces of original art, murals, sculptures, cast specimens of most of the known Archaeopteryx fossils, and a collection of real fossils representing the plants and animals that lived with Archaeopteryx. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.