The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 2-4

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


A graphic of three singers performing.

God Help the Girl

Attend a performance of an indie pop musical that tells the story of “a young woman trying to rescue herself through music, a guy determined to create something of lasting value, and a girl who really just wants to write some songs.” Free; register in advance. Off Broadway Theater, 41 Broadway. 8 p.m.

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A photo of the Reverend Becca Stevens.

From Local Charity to International Justice Enterprise: Thistle Farms’ Bold Journey of Leadership and Love

Be inspired by the Reverend Becca Stevens (Episcopal), founder and president of Thistle Farms, five residential communities in Nashville for women who have escaped sex-traffic abuse and who now run a $2 million company making bath and body-care products. Free. Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect St. 7:30 p.m.

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Detail from a painting by Fra Angelico.

In Search of Fra Angelico: The Artist as a Young Man

Listen to Laurence Kanter, chief curator and the Lionel Goldfrank III Curator of European Art, as he discusses the early work of Fra Angelico, one of the masters of the Italian Renaissance. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.

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A photo of professor Cornel West.

Black History Month Keynote Lecture featuring Cornel West

Enjoy a lecture by Cornel West, professor of the practice of public philosophy at Harvard Divinity School and holder of a joint appointment in Harvard’s Department of African and African-American Studies. Free. Battell Chapel, 400 College St. 1:30 p.m.

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A photo of a man entering a car, from the exhibiton "Lazarus" by Jefferson Pinder.

Jefferson Pinder: ‘Lazarus’

Experience the work of Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist Jefferson Pinder, who creates performances, videos, and objects that challenge viewers to think critically about historical and contemporary social issues in America. Exhibition continues until Feb. 18. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Photo of organist Nicholas Quardokus.

Student Recital by Nicholas Quardokus

Hear a performance by the winner of the 2013 Region V competition for Young Organists. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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Photo of the painting "Pumpkin with a Stable-lad" by George Stubbs.

Britain in the World: A Display of the Collections

Explore more than 500 artworks that are on display in the newly restored and reconfigured galleries on the third and fourth floors. Free. Yale Center for British Art. 1080 Chapel St. Noon-5 p.m.

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Photo of The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King.

The Kings at Yale

Examine the materials that document the visits to Yale of the renowned civil rights leader and his wife. The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. first came to campus in 1959 and returned in 1964 to receive an honorary degree. Coretta Scott King was named the first Frances Blanshard Fellow at Yale in 1969. Exhibition continues until March 2. Free. The Nave, Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High St. 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

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A photograph from the series "Elk on the Move" by Joe Riis.

Invisible Boundaries: Exploring Yellowstone’s Great Animal Migrations

Take in an interdisciplinary exhibition that combines art and science to explore the meaning of wildlife migrations to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Tickets: $6-$13. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. 170 Whitney Ave. Noon-5 p.m.

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