The Week Ender: Happenings Oct. 19-21

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


A caricature by James Gillray, depicting the Prince of Wales feasting with two women.

Seriously Funny: Caricature through the Centuries

Explore the Yale University Art Gallery’s recent acquisition of several 19th-century French satirical lithographs. The exhibition contextualizes these prints within the larger comedic tradition in Europe and America, demonstrating the enduring appeal and impact of visual humor through a selection of prints, drawings, paintings, and sculpture from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Exhibition continues through Jan. 27. Free. 1111 Chapel St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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A stylized poster of a silhouetted head with a hurriance in the background.

El Huracán

Experience the Yale Rep 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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A caricature of four American soliders of the First World War singing.

‘They Sang and Took the Sword’ — Music of World War I

Visit an exhibition that brings together selected materials from the Gilmore Music Library’s special collections and collection of Historical Sound Recordings pertaining to the First World War. Several of these feature the work of Yale students, alumni, and faculty. Exhibition continues through Dec. 21. Free. Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High St. 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

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A sculpture inspired by the Venus of Lespugue.

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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A detail from a poster titled "Creating Safe Public Spaces."

Creating Safe Public Spaces: Designing Solutions with Communities

Attend a lecture by two of the newest Yale World Fellows: Joy Olivier from South Africa and ElsaMarie D’Silva from India. They will share their work on education about and prevention of sexual violence in their countries. Following that, they will engage students in a design-thinking exercise to identify problems that students face in their daily lives, and brainstorm solutions that can be implemented at the local level. Free. Dwigh Hall, 67 High St. 10 a.m.

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A stack of books at the Yale Beinecke Library.

Introductory Tour of the Beinecke Library

Take a tour of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and learn about its mission, history, architecture, collections, and services. Highlights will include the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed from movable type, and John James Audubon’s “Birds of America.” Free. 121 Wall St. 1:30 p.m.

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A still from the film "Marie Antoinette," showing the French Queen at a party..

Marie Antoinette

View a screening of Sofia Coppola’s historical film that explores conspicuous consumption, extreme income inequality, and the power of celebrity. Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, and Rip Torn star. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 2 p.m.

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Drawings of mythical creaturies, including a phoenix and a unicorn.

Myths and Folktales from Great Britain: Dragons, Kings, and Standing Stones

Explore the myths and folktale traditions of the British Isles with the professional storyteller Tom Lee. This program will highlight one painting from the center’s collection, using it as a touchstone to connect listeners with the ancient oral traditions of England, Scotland, and Wales. Appropriate for children ages 6 and older. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 3 p.m.

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Music conductor Margaret Burk.

Student Recital

Enjoy the sounds of a student ensemble, conducted by Margaret Burk, performing Samuel Barber’s “Summer of Knoxville, 1915,” Owain Park’s “Foosteps,” and Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s “Le Reniement de St. Pierre,” among other works. Free. Marquand Chapel, 409 Prospect St. 5 p.m.

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