The Week Ender: Happenings April 13-15

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


Jazz musician Nicholas Payton

Sixth Annual Jazz Festival at Yale

Take in one of the performances at the three-day, student-organized celebration of jazz at Yale. Scheduled artists include Steve Wilson & Pete Malinverni (Saturday) and the Melissa Aldana Quartet (Sunday). The Nicholas Payton Trio will lead off the festival on Friday. Free. William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. 8 p.m.

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Exaggerated cartoon of a medieval pharmacist.

The Early Modern Pharmacy: Drugs, Recipes, and Apothecaries, 1500-1800

Check out what a pharmacy looked like in Europe between 1500 and 1800, and the kind of activities that took place within its walls. Exhibition continues through July 5. Free. Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, 333 Cedar St. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Logo with the words "Rikers An American Jail"

Rikers — An American Jail

View a screening of Bill Moyers’ documentary about the controversial prison, which will be followed by a panel discussion about the making of the film, the experience of incarceration, and the legal action that has been taken to close the facility. Free. Yale Law School, 127 Wall St. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

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Two characters, a black male and a white female, in the play "To Buy the Sun."

To Buy the Sun: The Challenge of Pauli Murray

Attend a performance of an original play by Lynden Harris, which explores the life of the civil rights activist, lawyer, educator, and Episcopal priest for whom Pauli Murray College is named. Tickets: $15. Lighten Theater, 130 Prospect St. 8 p.m.

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Photojournalist Neo Ntsoma

Yale Conference for African Peace and Development

Listen to photojournalist Neo Ntsoma discuss issues affecting peace and development on the African continent with Nicholas Opiyo, human rights activist and lawyer, and Fatima Akilu, executive director of the Neem Foundation. Topics will include the criminalization of homosexuality in various countries, issues of ethnic conflict, and the prevalence of religion-based terrorism. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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Christian a cappella group Living Water

Living Water Spring Jam

Enjoy the sounds of Living Water, Yale’s only Christian a cappella group. The ensemble’s repertoire includes alternative rock, hymnal, indie, and gospel music in several languages. Free. Sudler Hall, 100 Wall St. 8 p.m.

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Members of the Yale-New Haven Regular Singing group in a performance.

New Haven Sacred Harp All-Day Singing

Join the Yale-New Haven Regular Singing group in an all-day singing of the Sacred Harp tunebook, which embodies a tradition of non-performative community singing that reaches across the globe. Newcomers may drop by at any time to listen or participate. Free. Faculty Rm., Connecticut Hall, 344 College St. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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John Goto’s ‘High Summer’

Let a docent guide you on a tour of the exhibition “John Goto’s ‘High Summer,’” which comprises a portfolio of 15 digital prints depicting composite scenes in which contemporary figures disrupt the landscape gardens of 18th-century British country estates. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 1 p.m.

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A graphic of a dolphin jumping from the ocean.

Big Fish & Begonia

View a screening of a Chinese animated epic fantasy film, which will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the directors, Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 7 p.m.

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