The Week Ender: Happenings Sept. 21-23

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


‘Eye on the West’: Lecture & Opening Reception

Attend the opening of a new exhibition that showcases 158 photographs by 20 photographers from the Beinecke Library collections made since 1960. Exhibition continues through Dec. 16. Free. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 121 Wall St. 4:30 p.m.

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Ellington Jazz Series: Arturo Sandoval

Enjoy the music of virtuoso trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, who has earned multiple Grammy Awards for performances that cross and defy genres, and who in 2013 received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to American culture. Tickets: $14-$27. Morse Recital Hall, 470 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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‘The Cool School’ and ‘A Few Things about Robert Irwin’

View a screening of two documentaries about the art and artists that came out of the Los Angeles art scene in the 1950s. Robert Irwin, the American installation artist known for working with light, is a major figure in these stories. Two works by Irwin are currently on view in the gallery. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.

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Christianity and Freedom

Attend a conference that will bring together speakers from diverse disciplines to discuss the meaning and evolution of the Christian idea of freedom. Lectures will consider the theme from the perspective of Augustine, Origen, Ambrose, Dante, Thomas Aquinas, Nicolas of Cusa, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Servais Pinckaers, and John Paul II. Free. William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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See Frances McDormand’s Academy Award-winning performance in Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1996 black comedy. Followed by a discussion led by a member of the Yale Film Society. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 7 p.m.

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Experience Tanya Saracho’s play that explores race, class, and the politics of belonging within the Latinx community. Tickets: $12-$25. Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St. 8 p.m. & 11 p.m.

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Multicultural Block Party

Celebrate the diversity of New Haven through activities, performances, and food at the sixth annual family-friendly event for members of the Yale and New Haven communities. Free. Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, 409 Prospect St. Noon-3:30 p.m.

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A Conversation with Café Tacvba

Listen to a conversation with the Grammy Award-winning band from Ciudad Satélite, Mexico. Its music has been heavily influenced by that country’s indigenous population and folk music traditions, but also by punk and electronic music and other bands on the Mexico City scene. Free. Sudler Hall, 100 Wall St. 3 p.m.

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Captive Bodies: British Prisons, 1750-1900

Let a docent guide you on a tour of the exhibition that focuses on the experience of prisoners in the 18th and 19th centuries and the structures that confined them. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 1 p.m.

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