The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 23-25

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


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Men on Boats

Watch a cast of all-female and gender-non-conforming actors in a play that tells “the true(ish) adventure tale of 10 dedicated explorers on a 1869 expedition to chart the Colorado River.” Tickets: $3-$16. University Theatre, 222 York St. 8 p.m.

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Rock(ing) Regimes

Learn how rock music in the countries of the former Eastern Bloc (Soviet Union, Poland, Czechoslovakia) contributed to the fall of communist regimes. Films, a rock session, and a roundtable discussion will be featured. Free. Loria Center for the History of Art, 190 York St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Noël Coward’s Piano

Gather in the lobby as students and community members play a piano that once belonged to Sir Noël Coward, the English playwright, composer, director, actor, and singer. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.

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Much Ado About Nothing

Catch the final performance of Shakespeare’s comedy, in which pride, rumors, mistakes, and male fragility threaten the happiness of two would-be couples. Free. Frederick Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St. 4 p.m.

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Detail from "Descent from the Cross" by the Flemish artist Rogier van der Weyden.

At the Foot of the Cross

Listen to the Yale Schola Cantorum performing Domenico Scarlatti’s “Stabat Mater,” a baroque vision of the Virgin Mary’s lament at the foot of the cross, and James MacMillan’s “Seven Last Words,” a modern interpretation of the last seven utterances of Jesus Christ. Free. Battell Chapel, College and Elm Sts. 7:30 p.m.

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Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

View a 35mm print of director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s classic film that features an all-female cast. Free. Whitney Humanties Center, 53 Wall St. 7 p.m.

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A black family from the early 20th century.

An American and Nothing Else

Explore America’s involvement in World War I from the perspective of the country’s most marginalized residents, particularly African Americans and immigrant communities. Exhibition continues until June 1. Free. Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High St. Noon-11:45 p.m.

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Approved for Adoption

Attend a screening of a documentary memoir that depicts a comic book artist returning to Seoul for the first time since he was abandoned at the age of 5. Free. Whitney Humanties Center, 53 Wall St. 7 p.m.

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Viva la Mamma

Take in a performance of the Opera Theatre of Yale College’s spring mainstage opera. Free; register in advance. Mary S. Harkness Memorial Auditorium, 333 Cedar St. 2 p.m.

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