The Week Ender: Happenings Nov. 9-11

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


Cover of a Yale-Princeton glee club program.

Yale-Princeton Joint Glee Club Concert

Enjoy the annual concert by the Yale Glee Club and the Princeton Glee Club as they perform folk songs, spirituals, motets, and college songs. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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Professor Thomas J. Christensen of Columbia University.

China’s Rise and the Security of East Asia

Listen to a lecture about the challenges posed by China’s ascent to a global power by Thomas J. Christensen, professor of public and international affairs and director of the China and the World Program at Columbia University. Free. Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center, 391 Prospect St. 4 p.m.

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A single stalk of plant against a black background.

Spring Awakening

Experience the haunting story of a group of German teenagers whose lives are irreversibly shattered by the very adults who seek to protect them. The play is a winner of eight Tony Awards and a Grammy Award. The Yale Dramatic Association production continues through Sunday. Tickets: $3-$15. University Theatre, 222 York St. 8 p.m.

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Carmen Cozza, Yale’s longtime head football coach, holdng the head of a football player.

Memorial Celebration to Honor Coach Carm Cozza

Celebrate the life and legacy of Carmen Cozza, Yale’s longtime head football coach, who died in January at the age of 87. President Peter Salovey will provide the ceremonial greeting before others — including former players — add remembrances. Following the celebration, the Bulldogs will take on the Princeton Tigers at 12:30 p.m. Free. Coxe Cage, 257 Derby Ave., West Haven. 9:30 a.m.

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Alex Magaisa, a Zimbabwean academic, and Camilla Nielsson, a  documentary filmmaker.

My Africa is Political: Navigating Democracy in Zimbabwe

Attend a Poynter Lecure by Alex Magaisa, a Zimbabwean academic, activist, and lecturer of law at the University of Kent, and Camilla Nielsson, an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Free. Pauli Murray College, 130 Prospect St. 1:30 p.m.

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Musicians playing in an orchestra.

Transcendent Worlds

Enoy the Yale Symphony Orchestra performing Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis” and Gustav Holst’s “Invocation for Cello and Orchestra” and “The Planets.” Tickets: $3-$17. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 8 p.m.

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A still from the film "The Wicker Man," showing Christopher Lee holding up his arms.

The Wicker Man

View a screening of the classic horror film that follows a policeman from the Scottish mainland who arrives on a remote island to investigate the disappearance of a young girl. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 2 p.m.

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The Yale Concert Band in performance.

Yale Concert Band Veterans Day Matinee

Join the university’s celebration of Veterans Day as the Yale Concert Band performs Leonard Bernstein’s “Three Dance Episodes from ‘On The Town,’” Jodie Blackshaw’s “Twist,” Walter Piston’s “Tunbridge Fair,” and a collection of patriotic songs and marches to commemorate the band’s centennial and the signing of the Armistice to end World War I. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 2 p.m.

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Children studying artworks at the Yale Art Gallery.

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 folk tales, 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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Four men standing on a beach looking out to sea.

Latino and Iberian Film Festival

Catch the closing night film of the festival that aims to increase awareness of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking cultures. Director Raúl Marchand’s “Broche de Oro” will be screened, followed by a reception featuring music by El Pulpo Loco. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 7 p.m.

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