The Week Ender: Happenings Oct. 12-14

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


A stack of books on a shelf

LiSA Book Swap

Refresh your bookshelves — bring in books you’ve read or would love to pass on, and browse the volumes brought in for replacements. Book swap carts will be located at Haas Arts Library, Bass Library, CSSSI, Divinity Library, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Sterling Memorial Library, and 344 Winchester Ave. Free. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Phorograph by Xyza Cruz Bacani of Filipena women eating a meal.

Documentary Works in Digital Era

Listen to Xyza Cruz Bacani, an award-winning Filipina street and documentary photographer, discuss her work to raise awareness about under-reported stories, particularly at the intersection of labor migration and human rights. Free. Yale School of Art, 353 Crown St.1:30 p.m.

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Charles Le Brun's painting, titled "Alexander Entering Babylon."

Alexander’s Feast

Enjoy the sounds of Yale Schola Cantorum performing Handel’s “ode to the power of music.” Free. Trinity Lutheran Church, 292 Orange St. 7:30 p.m.

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Trees in a New Haven park.

New Haven Day of Caring

Take part in the first-ever New Haven Day of Caring, dedicated to bringing people together to tackle beautification projects across the city. Volunteers will work at parks throughout the city, rain or shine. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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College students in formal wear performance in a ballroom dance competition.

Yale Ballroom Dance Competition

Cheer on the Yale ballroom dance team as they compete with hundreds of college students from across New England in 19 different dances, including waltz, tango, foxtrot, cha cha, swing, and mambo. Free. Wilbur Cross High School, 181 Mitchell Dr. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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The student dance group Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Yale.

Fiesta Latina!

Join the Peabody Museum’s annual celebration of Latin American cultures. Enjoy performances of traditional and contemporary Latin American music and dance, along with games, live animals, crafts, face painting, and other activities for the whole family. Free. 170 Whitney Ave. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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A painting depicting a deer sitting on a floor inside a room suffused with red light.

City-Wide Open Studios Private Studios in Focus

Visit artists in their private studios throughout New Haven, West Haven, North Haven, and Hamden. Artspace will offer guided bike tours to many of the studio locations. Free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Children and parents studying 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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Members of the Yale Russian Chorus performing.

Yale Russian Chorus and Alumni 65th Anniversary Gala Concert

Celebate the 65th anniversary of the chorus at a gala concert with over 100 Yale Russian Chorus alumni. Performers will include Denis Mickiewicz, the chorus’ founder, and the Yale Slavic Chorus. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 2 p.m.

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