The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 9-11

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


A male and a female dancer in performance.

Step Up: La Isla

Enjoy performances by some of the many dance groups on campus as they participate in a dance-off to support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. All funds will be donated to Hispanic Federation. Tickets: $5. Off Broadway Theater, 41 Broadway. 7 p.m.

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A collage of a black female's head and album covers.

Seeing Sounds: A Solo Exhibition by Lobyn Hamilton

Experience the creations of an artist who collages fragments of vinyl records and album covers into intricately assembled portraits. According to the organizers, the accumulation of material in each work points to a history and experience of musical sound produced and referenced in black culture. Exhibition continues through Feb. 28. Free. Afro-American Cultural Center, 211 Park St. Noon-8 p.m.

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"The Three Musicians," an oil painting by Diego Velázquez.

Music for a Winter’s Night

Listen to Yale Voxtet perform an evening of Spanish vocal solo and chamber works. The program will include music by Garcia Lorca, Fernando Obradors, and Manual Valls. Free. Marquand Chapel, 409 Prospect Street. 7:30 p.m.

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Yale Symphony Orchestra in performance.

Young at Heart

Catch the Yale Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of the new year, featuring two pieces portraying the perspectives of children: Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite” and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. The Yale Glee Club will join the orchestra for the world premiere of Caroline Shaw’s “Music in Common Time.” Tickets: $3-$17. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 8 p.m.

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The poster for the film "Being John Malkovich," which depicts multiple images of the actor.

Being John Malkovich

View a screening of director Spike Jonze’s fantasy film in a 35mm print. Stars John Malkovich and Charlie Sheen appear as themselves. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 7 p.m.

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A photo of organist Gabriel Benton.

A Recital of Music by Charles Ives

Hear organist Gabriel Benton performing works by the American modernist composer. Free. Center Church on the Green, 250 Temple St. 4 p.m.

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Small children sitting on the floor of the Yale Art Gallery.

Family Program: Stories and Art

Travel with children of all ages to distant times and faraway lands through artworks at the Yale University Art Gallery. Teaching staff will tell folktales, myths, and stories from around the world that highlight unique features of selected objects in the collection. Drawing materials are available for older children. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1 p.m.

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A photo of the all-female Lorelei Ensemble singing group.


Savor the sounds of the all-female Lorelei Ensemble performing music by Guillaume Du Fay, Steve Reich, and William Billings, among other composers. Free. Marquand Chapel, 409 Prospect Street. 4 p.m.

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A photo of a scence from the film “The Wedding Banquet,” depicting the wedding party at a table.

The Wedding Banquet

Celebrate the 25th anniversary screening of “The Wedding Banquet,” Ang Lee’s Oscar-nominated romantic comedy about a gay couple in New York and their friend in need of a green card. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 2 p.m.

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