The Week Ender: Happenings March 30-April 1

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


The first page of "The Winter’s Tale" from Shakespeare's First Folio.

The Winter’s Tale

Attend a Yale School of Drama performance of Shakespeare’s classic comedy in which long-lost daughters, hapless clowns, and freewheeling agents of chaos collide in a world where bears run wild, and all are offered a seemingly impossible chance at reconciliation and forgiveness. Free. Frederick Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St. 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.

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Four female dancers performing.

The Future is Female

Enjoy Groove Dance Company’s spring showcase, featuring choreography that pays special tribute to women. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to a local women’s shelter. Tickets: $5. Stiles-Morse Crescent Theater, 304 York St. 9 p.m.

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A graphic of two African-American Civil War soldiers.

Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2, & 3

View Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks’ play in which the protagonist, Hero, is offered his freedom from slavery in exchange for joining his master in the ranks of the Confederacy. Play continues through April 7. Tickets: $12-$90. University Theatre, 222 York St. 8 p.m.

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Filmmaker Kevin B. Lee.

THEORY/PRACTICE: Expanding Scholarship in the Age of Digital Media

Experience the “desktop documentaries” of Poynter fellow Kevin B. Lee, a filmmaker, journalist, and critic who has made over 360 video essays exploring film and media. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 1 p.m.

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Yale faculty guitarist Benjamin Verdery .

Benjamin Verdery on Guitar

Listen to faculty guitarist Benjamin Verdery performing music by Bach, Boccherini, Villa-Lobos, Seymour Bernstein, Ingram Marshall, and former student Bryce Dessner ’99 M.M., as well as an original composition. Free. Morse Recital Hall, 470 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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Pillars of a wrecked 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 artworks 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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Detail from the painting known as "The Paston Treasure."

The Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World

Let a docent guide you on a tour of the exhibition which features a painting that “defies categorization because it combines several art historical genres: still life, portraiture, animal painting, and allegory.” Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 1 p.m.

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Stained glass windows behind the altar of a church.

Compline at Christ Church

Contemplate the ancient monastic office of Compline as it is 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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Visitors viewing an artwork at the Yale University Art Gallery.

Highlights Tour of the Yale University Art Gallery

Join educators and student guides for an interactive tour of the gallery’s history, architecture, and encyclopedic collection. Tours focus on a handful of objects chosen to showcase both the permanent collection and special exhibitions currently on view; no two tours are the same. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.

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