The Week Ender: Happenings Nov. 17-19

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


Three female actresses in the musical "Dreamgirls."


Follow Deena, Effie, and Lorrell as their pursuit of music “raises them to superstardom and forever changes the course of American music.” This show, presented by the Yale Drama Coalition, is loosely based on the career of the Supremes. $3-$15. University Theatre, 222 York St. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

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The logo for the Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale, depticing an open lock

Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale

Attend the annual Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale, featuring prominent and emerging filmmakers from Latin America. Short and feature-length films from more than a dozen countries will be screened. Festival continues until Sunday. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. Various times.

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A landscape painting by Albert Bierstadt.

Albert Bierstadt Follows the Sun

Hear John Walsh, former director of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, discuss a well-known American painting in Yale’s collection as he examines the similarities and differences between the depiction and reality. Free; seating is limited. Robert L. McNeil Jr. Lecture Hall, Yale University Art Gallery. 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.

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Red porcelain vases on the floor of the Yale Center for British Art.

“Things of Beauty Growing”: British Studio Pottery

Visit the first major survey of British studio pottery ever organized in the United States. The exhibition brings together nearly 150 ceramic objects, including vases, bowls, chargers, and monumental forms. Exhibition continues until Dec. 3. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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A painting, "The Embarkation for Cythera," by Jean-Antoine Watteau.

Histoires et Dialogues: Music from the French Baroque

Listen to the Yale Voxtet perform Henry Du Mont’s “Dialogus de anima,” Étienne Moulinié’s “Cantique de Moÿse,” and Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s “Sacrificium Abrahae” H. 402. Free. Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, Marquand Chapel, 409 Prospect St. 7:30 p.m.

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Medieval English manuscripts.

Making the Medieval English Manuscript

Immerse yourself in a collection of works formerly in private hands and now on exhibition for the first time in the United States. Highlights of the exhibit include four unique Chaucer manuscripts and numerous devotional rolls. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 121 Wall St. Noon-5 p.m.

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A phot of organist Martin Baker.

Great Organ Music at Yale: Martin Baker

Enjoy a performance by the winner of the St. Alban’s Improvisation Competition that will feature the music of Buxtehude, Widor, Bach, and Baker. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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A painting of two egrets on a tree branch.

An Artist for Conversation: The Paintings of Albert Earl Gilbert

Explore the beauty and majesty of birds — from hawks to hornbills — through the eyes of renowned artist Albert Earl Gilbert and discover the process and passion behind the painter’s vision. $6-$13. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave. Noon-5 p.m.

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A photo fo the altar of Christ Church in New Haven.

Compline at Christ Church

Contemplate the ancient monastic office of Compline as it is sung by members of the Christ Church Choir. Candles will offer the only illumination, and the choir will sing from an unseen loft at the north end of the crossing. Free. 84 Broadway. 9 p.m.

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