The Week Ender: Happenings Nov. 16-18

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


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Yale Day of Instrumentation

Discover the array of instrumentation utilized throughout the university at this annual celebration. Topics of discussion will include “Education and Training in Instrumentation” and “Instrumentation in the Arts and other Disciplines,” among others. Free. Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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it’s not about my mother

Attend a performance of “a bittersweet memory play about coming to terms with the death of a person you might not entirely miss.” Tickets: $12-$25. Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St. 8 p.m. & 11 p.m.

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A stylized graphic tobacco advertisement depicting a woman louning in a red chair.

Selling Smoke: Tobacco Advertising and Anti-smoking Campaigns

Visit an exhibit that features a wide selection of tobacco advertising alongside anti-smoking campaign materials, drawn from the William Van Duyn collection of magazine advertisements, ephemera, articles, and pamphlets related to tobacco and cigarette-smoking. The exhibit will continue through Feb. 22. Free. Memorabilia Room, Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High St. 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

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Yale Professor Paul Kennedy,

Memorializing War: British and American Monuments to the Great War

Listen to a lecture by renowned historian Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 1 p.m.

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Dino-Snore Sleepover!

Grab your pajamas and sleeping bags and head to the Peabody Museum for a night under the dinosaurs. The evening will include a scavenger hunt, fun natural history activities, hands-on specimens, and snacks. Continental breakfast will be served on Sunday morning. Tickets: $49.50 per person for museum members; $55 per person for non-members. There must be at least one adult for every three children. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave. 6 p.m.-10 a.m.

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A still from the film "Paths of Glory," depicting Kirk Douglas and other actors in a WWI trench.

Paths of Glory

View a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s classic antiwar film. It will be followed by a conversation with Jennifer Orth-Veillon, Brianne Bilsky, and Peter Molin about how the novels and memoirs of WWI shaped the rest of war literature in the 20th century. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 2 p.m.

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Navigating the World: Geospatial Approaches at Yale

Explore an exhibit of historical maps on vellum and images gathered by drones and satellites that highlights current geospatial projects at the university, including the work of scholars from an array of schools and departments. Free. Center for Science and Social Science Information, Kline Biology Tower, 219 Prospect St. 1-11 p.m.

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Artist George Shaw's painting, "It’s All The Same to Me," depicting row houses.

George Shaw: A Corner of a Foreign Field

Join a docent-led tour of an exhibition of artworks by leading contemporary British painter George Shaw that focuses on the suburban community where he grew up. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 1 p.m.

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British virtuoso organist Thomas Trotter.

Great Organ Music at Yale: Thomas Trotter

Enjoy a performance of music by Bach, Widor, Ginastera, Elgar, and others performed by British virtuoso Thomas Trotter, Birmingham City organist, as well as organist at St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 pm.

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