The Week Ender: Happenings Jan. 19-21

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


Performance, Set to Music: Noël Coward’s Piano

Enjoy hearing students and community members playing a piano that once belonged to Sir Noël Coward (1899-1973), the renowned English playwright, composer, director, actor, and singer. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.

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Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

Join a book discussion inspired by the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s final publication. Presented by the Yale African American Affinity Group and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Dessert and drinks will be provided. Free; registration in advance required. Rm. 414, 221 Whitney Ave. Noon-1 p.m.

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+ The Art of Collaboration

Explore plays, children’s books, novels, performance artworks, films, photographs, and more in an exhibition that demonstrates that collaboration itself is an art form. Exhibition continues until April 15. Free. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 121 Wall St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Memorial Service for Vincent Scully

Honor the memory of one of the nation’s most influential and respected architectural historians, and a beloved teacher to generations of Yale students. Free. Battell Chapel, 400 College St. 1 p.m.

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The Rape of Recy Taylor

View a screening of the documentary about a young black mother’s ordeal in 1944 Alabama. Her refusal to remain silent led to organizing in the African American community on behalf of justice and civil rights. A discussion with the film’s director Nancy Buirski will follow the screening. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 3 p.m.

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Dance Performace: Close-Up

Get up close with the dancers and artworks of the Yale Center for British Art during a performance that will take place throughout three of the center’s spaces. The dancers will use a movement language of dance phrases, gestures, and facial expressions. The physical shapes of selected art in the center’s collections will be incorporated into portions of the dance language. Free. Yale Center for British Art. 1080 Chapel. 3 p.m.

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Lone Star

Attend a 35mm screening of director John Sayles’ murder mystery set in rural Texas. In addition to directing and editing the film, Sayles also wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 2 p.m.

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Great Organ Music at Yale featuring Martin Jean

Listen to Yale music professor Martin Jean perform the music of Widor and Vierne. Jean has performed widely throughout the United States and Europe and is known for his broad repertorial interests. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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Compline at Christ Church

Contemplate the ancient monastic office of Compline 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. Christ Church, 84 Broadway. 9 p.m.

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