The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 16-18

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


Conversation, (Inter)sections

Experience the first in a new series of programs that promotes interdisciplinary dialogue among artists, students, scholars, and community members. The programs will engage the gallery’s collection, offering a blend of perspectives on culture, identity, and power to reflect on the human experience. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.

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The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution

Listen to Marci Shore, associate professor of history, discuss her new book, which depicts the human face of the Ukrainian Revolution. Free. Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. 12:30 p.m.

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Yale Concert Band Winter Concert

Enjoy the wind, brass, and percussion players of the Yale Concert Band as they perform “Three Places in New Haven,” “Wine-Dark Sea,” “Colonial Song,” and “Outdoor Overture.” Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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Yale-China Lunarfest

Celebrate Lunarfest, a day-long event offering educational and cultural programs for adults and children of all ages to welcome the Lunar New Year. Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Whitney Ave. Free. Yale-China Association, 442 Temple St. All day.

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Family Day: Poets and Painters

Bring the family to the Yale Center for British Art and find artworks to inspire the creation of poetry, dance, art, or music. Costumes encouraged. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 10 a.m.

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The Red Violin

View a screening of a film that traces the history of an antique violin, painted red by one owner, from its creation in 17th-century Italy to a modern-day auction house. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 2 p.m.

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Dinosaur Days

Take part in the Yale Peabody Museum’s annual celebration of paleontology and dinosaurs. Hands-on activities for the entire family will include a fossil dig and an extensive fossil touch table. Paleontology graduate students and professionals will be on hand to discuss their latest research. Tickets: $6-$13. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave. Noon-1 p.m.

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The Magic Flute

Take in a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s classic opera in a new production that will feature robots among the cast. Sung in German with projected English supertitles. Tickets: $14-$19. Shubert Theater, 247 College St. 8 p.m.

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Vyacheslav Gryaznov

Listen to pianist Vyacheslav Gryaznov performing Liszt’s “Transcendental Etudes” and his own arrangements of works by Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Glinka. Free. Morse Recital Hall, 470 College St. 4:30 p.m.

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