The Week Ender: Happenings March 9-11

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


Playwright Tony Kushner

Copyright and Collaboration in the Theater

Enjoy a conversation between Tony Kushner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Angels in America,” and Daphne Brooks, professor of theater studies. Free; seating based on availability. Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St. 4:30 p.m.

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Violinis Sirena Huang

Recital by Sirena Huang

Listen to violinist Sirena Huang perform a recital for her Artist Diploma degree. Free. Morse Recital Hall, 470 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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A group of young actors performing a scence.

Draghi’s ‘Judith’

Attend a performance of, and lecture on, composer Antonio Draghi’s “Judith,” staged by the Academy of Sacred Drama. The academy is a society of amateur and professional writers, artists, and musicians and their advocates who explore history, music, and culture through the philosophical and storytelling lens of Baroque-era sacred dramatic music. Free. Marquand Chapel, 409 Prospect St. 7:30 p.m.

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An artist painting a vase and flowers.

Artist Demonstration: Still-Life Painting

Learn from the artist Frank Bruckmann as he demonstrates painting techniques depicted in the exhibition “The Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World.” Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 2 p.m.

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An abstract graphic of the sea and the moon.

The Guadalupes

Experience a “meta-theatric exploration” in which a young playwright, trying to come to terms with what it means to share a history with a family he barely knows, hires two actors to roleplay as himself and his dead grandmother. Tickets: $12-$20. Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St. 8 p.m. & 11 p.m.

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Pillars of a ruined building in Pompeii.

Pompeii: Photographs and Fragments

Explore an exhibition that highlights the changing representations of Pompeii over time. The exhibition centers on two projects by William Wylie and An-My Lê, consisting of large-scale photographs and an artist’s book featuring views of the Bay of Naples and images of the reliefs, frescoes, paintings, and sculptures that make up the hidden erotica collection of Pompeii. Exhibition continues until Aug. 19. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Children sitting on the flooor of an art gallery making artworks.

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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Elks descending a snowy mountain in Yellowstone National Park.

Invisible Boundaries: Exploring Yellowstone’s Great Animal Migrations

Visit an interdisciplinary exhibition that combines art and science to explore the meaning of wildlife migrations to the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Exhibition continues until March 25. $6-$13. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. 170 Whitney Ave. Noon-5 p.m.

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Photo of stained glass windows of Christ Church, New Haven, from the interior.

Compline at Christ Church

Contemplate the ancient monastic office of Compline as sung by members of the Christ Church Choir. Candles will offer the only illumination, and the choir will sing from an unseen loft at the north end of the crossing. Free. 84 Broadway. 9 p.m.

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