The Week Ender: Happenings Nov. 30-Dec. 2

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


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Twenty Years of Peace

Attend a conference that will bring together architects of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement that marked a formal end to the conflict in Northern Ireland. Political and community leaders, and academics will discuss current challenges that hamper the full realization of peace in Northern Ireland and possible paths forward. Free; registration required. Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center, 391 Prospect St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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A close-up of the helmeted head of an actor portraying astronaut Neil Armstrong.

First Man

View a screening of director Damien Chazelle’s film about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. The film will be introduced and followed by a Q&A session with Josh Singer ’94 who wrote the screenplay. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 7:30 p.m.

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A stylized graphic of computer data banks.

Yale Day of Data

Join researchers and data experts from across disciplines who will gather to share experiences, challenges, and best practices related to data-intensive research. This year’s theme, “Data on Earth,” showcases the ways that Yale researchers explore questions that have a global impact and engage in worldwide collaborations to solve problems. Free, but register in advance. Lecture Hall, Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High St. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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The Yale Concert Band in performance.

Side by Side: The Nutcracker Swings!

Enjoy Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, presented in two arrangements: the Yale Concert Band will perform Mayhew L. Lake’s classical wind band version and the Yale Jazz Ensemble will perform the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn “big band” version. Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” will also be featured. Free; donations will be collected to support Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 2 p.m.

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Rock Egg Spoon

Experience “an anachronistic dark comedy about privilege, deafness, and giving credit where credit is due” as part of the School of Drama’s Langston Hughes Festival of New Plays. Free; limited seating; register online. Frederick Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St. 8 p.m.

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The Yale Camerata in performance

Advent Concert

Hear the Yale Camerata perform seasonally appropriate music by Tomaso Albinoni, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Goss, and Josef Rheinberger. Free. Battell Chapel, 400 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter . . . and Spring

Immerse yourself in a movie set entirely at a floating monastery. The film, which chronicles the life of a Buddhist monk from childhood to old age, has been described as “the purest and most transcendent distillation of the Buddhist faith ever rendered on the screen.” Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 2 p.m.

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Singers in an ensemble holding candles in a darkened environment.

Service of Lessons and Carols

Celebrate the Advent and Christmas seasons with choir anthems, congregational carols, and the Christmas story in nine Bible readings, concluding with candlelight and “Silent Night.” The Choirs of the Episcopal Church at Yale and the University Church will join the Luther House Campus Ministry to celebrate this service. Free. Battell Chapel, 400 College St. 5 p.m.

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