The Week Ender: Happenings April 6-8

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


A gathering of vehicles in a field.

Environmental Film Festival at Yale

View films that highlight environmental storytelling from the past year at one of the premier student-run environmental film festivals in the country. Celebrated directors and creative individuals from past festivals will return for discussions. Festival continues through April 7. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 1 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

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Leslie Jamison

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath

Hear Leslie Jamison, bestselling author of “The Empathy Exams,” discuss her new book “The Recovering” with Yale psychiatry professor Jeanne Steiner. Free. Connecticut Mental Health Center, 34 Park St. 10:15 a.m.

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A graphic of an aerial photo of Manhattan.

Mapping LeWitt

Explore artist Sol LeWitt’s “100$ Drawings” series, which includes maps with large geometric shapes imposed on them through actions such as cutting, tearing, and folding, which complicates and disrupts the information that maps can (and cannot) share. Free; registration required. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.

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A female performing a Mexican folkloric dance.

Ballet Folklórico Mexicano o de Yale: 20 Years of Folklórico

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Yale, a student group dedicated to the expression of Mexican folkloric dance. The group will showcase music and dance from the regions of Jalisco, Sinaloa, Veracruz, Nayarit, and Chiapas, among others. Free; register in advance. Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School, 177 College St. 7 p.m.

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Addy Sterrett,

Addy Sterrett, soprano

Listen to School of Music student Addy Sterrett perform works by Juliana Hall, Kaija Saariaho, and Franz Schubert. Free. Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St. 4:30 p.m.

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A poster depicting a curved road.


Experience the Yale Dramat’s production of Melanie Marnich’s play, in which time and emotion pass in a warped instant. Protagonist Lucy crosses state lines and fault lines, exploring the geography of the human heart on a quest for the “big love.” Tickets: $3-$15. Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

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Painting of a woman playing a lute.

Paston Musical Treasures

Savor the sounds of lutenist Nigel North as he explores some of the musical interests of the Paston family, particularly those of Edward Paston, who was an accomplished lute player and collector of a wide range of music. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 2 p.m.

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Children seated at desks painting 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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A photo of actor Leonardo DiCaprio from "The Aviator."

The Aviator

View a 35mm print of Martin Scorsese’s five-time Oscar-winning look at the life of Hollywood mogul Howard Hughes, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 2 p.m.

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