The Week Ender: Happenings Dec. 1-3

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


The poster for the movie titled "Free in Deed."

Free in Deed

Attend a screening of the American-New Zealand drama, directed by Jake Mahaffy, followed by a question-and-answer session with producer Mike Ryan and Yale faculty member Katie Lofton. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 7 p.m.

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Detail from the painting titled "Joseph Stella and the View from Brooklyn."

Joseph Stella and the View from Brooklyn

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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A male and female dance duo.

El Ritmo de la Vida

Enjoy the Latin dance moves of Sabrosura in its Fall Showcase performance. Free, but register in advance. Off Broadway Theatre, 41 Broadway. 6 p.m. & 9 p.m.

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A photo of the Yale Concert Band on stage.

Side by Side: The Nutcracker Swings

Listen to the Yale Concert Band and Yale Jazz Ensemble perform the classic wind orchestra version of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” and Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn’s big band arrangement of the same piece. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 2 p.m.

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The poster for the play titled "Native Son"

Native Son

Experience the dramatization of Richard Wright’s renowned novel about oppression, freedom, and justice. Performances continue until Dec. 16. Tickets: $12-$90. Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

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Male and female singers performing in a choir.

Advent Concert

Savor the sounds of Yale Camerata as they perform Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in C Major for Two Trumpets, Strings, and Continuo, RV 537, Arvo Pärt’s “Berliner Messe,” Ottorino Respighi’s “Lauda per la Natività del Signore,” and more. Free. Battell Chapel, 400 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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An image of a person's hand lighting a red candle.

Service of Lessons and Carols

Get in the holiday spirit as the choirs of the Episcopal Church at Yale and the University Church in Yale lead an Advent/Christmas service with choir anthems for the seasons, the Advent/Christmas story in nine lessons, and plenty of carols for everyone to sing — concluding with candles and “Silent Night.” Free. Battell Chapel, 400 College St. 5 p.m.

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The poster for the play "Macbeth."


See a senior thesis presentation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. Free, but register in advance. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 2 p.m.

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Member of the group Solera Quartet walking down the street.

Solera Quartet

Interact with Project: Music Heals Us, which presents classical music performances to diverse audiences to provide encouragement, education, and healing, with a focus on elderly, disabled, rehabilitating, incarcerated, and homeless populations. Free. Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, 80 Wall St. 5 p.m.

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