The Week Ender: Happenings Jan. 26-28

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


A poster for the play titled "Field Guide."

Field Guide

Catch the preview of Rude Mechs’ theatrical interpretation of Dostoevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov.” The theater collective will take the novel’s meditation on faith, meaning, and morality and replace them with stand-up comedy, pop music dance numbers, a cardboard bear, and a talking bird. The play will run through Feb. 17. Tickets: $12-$90. Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St. 8 p.m.

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A photo of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Understanding the Rijksmuseum: The History of a National Museum

Listen to Taco Dibbits, general director of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, discuss the role and history of a national art museum. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.

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A poster for the play "Romeo and Juliet."

Romeo and Juliet

Experience a version of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy that takes place in an all-girls high school, where romance and violence are even more inextricably intertwined than in the original’s Verona. Free. Frederick Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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A photo of four black female students in college graduation attire.

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

View a screening of a new documentary that explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. The film will be followed by a discussion with Roxana Walker-Canton, documentary filmmaker. Free. Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. 7 p.m.

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A photo of the painting "Natività," by Bernardino Fasolo.

Christmas Story & Other Works

Enjoy Yale Schola Cantorum performing the music of Heinrich Schütz, Germany’s preeminent composer of the 17th century. David Hill will conduct the ensemble as it plays “Historia der Geburt Jesu Christ,” “Hodie Christus natus est,” and “Ave Maria,” among other cantatas for Advent. Free. Christ Church, 84 Broadway. 7:30 p.m.

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A photo of the a cappella group Mixed Company.

Snow Job 36

Savor the sounds of Mixed Company, the undergraduate a cappella group, as it performs its 36th annual jam. The group will premiere new arrangements, bring back some old classics, and throw some comedy into the mix. Free for students with Yale ID; $10 for all others. Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, 1 Prospect St. 7 p.m.

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Family Day at the Yale University Art Gallery

Explore the oldest university art museum in the country and discover its many treasures. The afternoon will include fun for the entire family, with special art-making activities, storytelling in the galleries, and tours for children ages 3 to 10. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1 p.m.

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That Way Madness Lies …

Watch a feature-length documentary film about severe mental illness, its effects on family members, and their struggles with the mental health system and the law enforcement system. A discussion with Sandra Luckow, the director, will follow the screening. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 3 p.m.

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Self-Care Expo

Immerse yourself in an afternoon of healing and self-care at the Afro-American Cultural Center as a conclusion to Liberation Week. A group of healers from across the New Haven communities will volunteer their skills to “help attendees reconnect with themselves, discover new self-care habits, and sit in community.” Free. Afro-American Cultural Center, 211 Park St. Free. 4-7 p.m.

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