The Week Ender: Happenings Sept. 28-30

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


Orchestra conductor  Peter Oundjian.

Yale Philharmonia

Enjoy the Yale Philharmonia, conducted by Peter Oundjian, in a performance of selections from Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and music by Rossini and Vaughan Williams. Tickets: $5-$12. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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Rev. Jennifer Butler

Faith Leadership in an Age of Tyranny

Attend a lecture by the Rev. Jennifer Butler, the founding executive director of Faith in Public Life and former chair of the White House Council on Faith and Neighborhood Partnerships. Butler spent 10 years working in the field of international human rights representing the Presbyterian Church at the United Nations. Free. Common Rm. Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, 409 Prospect St. 7:30 p.m.

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An abstract poster depicting a hurricane and a woman's profile.

El Huracán

Experience the world premiere of Charise Castro Smith’s play, in which an epic hurricane threatens Miami. A mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. Performances run through Oct. 20. $12-$92. University Theatre, 222 York St. 8 p.m.

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Musician Aastha Goswami

Autumn Moon: The Music of Divine Dance, An Evening of Hindustani Music with Aastha Goswami

Savor the sounds of Aastha Goswami, who has performed for more than 20 years all over India, with numerous awards and honors to her credit. While her repertoire showcases traditional classical compositions and Thumris, she also enriches her performances with her rare collection of compositions of the Braj region. Free. Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. 4:30 p.m.

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A still from the film "Medium Cool" showing a camerman filming an overturned vehicle

Medium Cool

View a screening of Haskell Wexler’s acclaimed drama that takes place in Chicago in the summer of 1968. Followed by a discussion with Beverly Gage, the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 7 p.m.

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The Yale Schola Cantorum ensemble of male and female singers.

Yale Schola Cantorum: Choral Evensong

Listen to the ensemble perform Margaret Burk’s “Preces and Responses,” Sebastián de Vivanco’s “Magnificat Octavi Toni,” and Gustav Holst’s “Nunc dimittis,” among other works. Free. Christ Church, 84 Broadway. 5 p.m.

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A woman selling clothes from a table in the open air to two other women.

Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project Fall Fest

Visit the first Fall Fest, a charity celebration of community service in New Haven. The event will open on Cross Campus with a reception of YHHAP and local nonprofit booths, featuring BBQ plates. Ticketed performance featuring Yale undergrad groups will follow. Proceeds will go to a New Haven shelter. Tickets: free for booth reception; $8 for performance; $6 for BBQ pre-order. Cross Campus, 110 Wall St., and Sudler Hall, 98 Wall St. Noon-4 p.m.

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An abstract sculpture of the female form.

The Artist’s Eye

Tour an exhibition featuring sculptures by Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh that pay homage to some of the first three-dimensional representations of the female form ever discovered: figures created by Upper Paleolithic hunters and gatherers between 40,000 and 15,000 BCE. Exhibition continues through March 17. Tickets: $6-$13. Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave. Noon-5 p.m.

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Male and female museum tour guides.

Student Guide Tour

Let a student guide you on a tour of the public art museum and research institute that houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.

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