The Week Ender: Happenings Nov. 3-5

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


A poster depicting an image of slavery being forced down the throat of a larger figure.

Disunion in Civil War America: Parallels for Today?

Attend a conference that will consider contemporary experiences of polarization compared with what happened to the political party system, voter turnout and suppression, and coalitions during the years before the Civil War. Conference continues on Saturday. Free; registration required. Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. All day.

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A composite photo of two Yale student singing groups.

Mixed Company & The Duke’s Men

Enjoy a joint concert by two of Yale’s popular student singing groups. $5-$15; free for Yale students. Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, 1 Prospect St. 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

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A photo of the book stacks in Beinekce Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

The Bibliomaniac’s Progress: Reflections on Scholarly Book Collecting

Hear a lecture by William Zachs, honorary fellow in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh. Free. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 121 Wall St. 4 p.m.

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A photo of musician Paul Winter playing the soprano sax.

Paul Winter & Friends: In Celebration of the Earth

Listen to the music of Paul Winter, soprano sax, who will be joined by Jeff Holmes on piano and James Wetzel on the organ. Free. Marquand Chapel, Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, 409 Prospect St. 7:30 p.m.

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A student dancer in mid-air holding a section of red fabric.

2017 Space ADDyssey: A Different Drum Dance Company’s Fall Show

Experience the moves of the student group as it showcases the original choreography it has been working on throughout the semester. Free. Stiles-Morse Crescent Theater, 304 York St. 2 p.m.

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A still from the movie "In Guerra per amore" depicting a young woman and older man buying newspapers from a young boy.

In Guerra per amore (In War for Love)

View a screening of a romantic comedy set on Sicily during the Second World War. In Italian with English subtitles; introduced and followed by a Q&A with the director. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 8 p.m.

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A photo of Berkeley College Orchestra.

Dvorak 9: From the New World

Take in a performance of the Berkeley College Orchestra as they play Beethoven’s “Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus,” Schubert’s Eighth (The “Unfinished”) Symphony, and Dvorak’s Ninth Symphony. Free. Battell Chapel, 400 College St. 4:30 p.m.

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Photo of larg pottery vases on the floor of the Yale Center for British Art.

Exhibition Tour

Let a docent guide you on a tour of “‘Things of Beauty Growing’: British Studio Pottery.” Exhibition continues until Dec. 3. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 1 p.m.

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A group of elks descending a snowy mountain in Yellowstone National Park.

Invisible Boundaries: Exploring Yellowstone’s Great Animal Migrations

Visit an interdisciplinary exhibition that combines art and science to explore the meaning of wildlife migrations to the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Exhibition continues until March 25. $6-$13. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. 170 Whitney Ave. Noon-5 p.m.

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