The Week Ender: Happenings Jan. 18-20

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


Coretta Scott King visits Yale University in 1969.

The Kings at Yale

Examine the materials that document the visits to Yale by the renowned civil rights leader and his wife. The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. first came to campus in 1959 and returned in 1964 to receive an honorary degree. Coretta Scott King was named the first Frances Blanshard Fellow at Yale in 1969. The exhibition will continue through March 1. Free. The Nave, Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High St. 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

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Yale Philharmonia in a performance.

Yale Philharmonia

Listen to the Yale Philharmonia perform Shostakovich’s 11th Symphony, “The Year 1905,” a musical portrait of resistance to tyranny. Tickets: $3-$12. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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British director and actor Guy Masterson performing in "Under Milk Wood."

Under Milk Wood

Enjoy British director and actor Guy Masterson’s award-winning solo performance of Dylan Thomas’ classic play. Masterson, nephew of the late actor Richard Burton, will bring to life all 69 characters who live in Llareggub, a fictional sea town somewhere in Wales. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 3 p.m.

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Members of the Yale Schola Cantorum ensemble

O magnum mysterium

Savor the sounds of the Yale Schola Cantorum performing a concert of music for Epiphany. The program will include Gustav Holst’s “Ave Maria,” Edvard Grieg’s “Ave maris stella,” and Francis Poulenc’s “O magnum mysterium,” among other works. Free. Christ Church, 84 Broadway. 7:30 p.m.

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A still from the film "Vagabond," depicting a young woman in a field.


View a screening of director Agnès Varda’s drama that depicts the story of a young woman who wanders through French wine country one winter. Introduced and followed by a discussion with members of the Yale Film Society. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 7 p.m.

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Children playing drums.

Annual Celebration of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

Join the celebration as the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History opens its doors once again in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice among all people. Activities will include performances, community open mics, and educational activities for visitors of all ages. The event will continue on Monday. Free. 170 Whitney Ave. Noon-4 p.m.

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Artworks on the wall of the Yale University Art Gallery.

Highlights Tour

Take an interactive tour of the Yale University Art Gallery’s history, architecture, and encyclopedic collection. Focusing on a handful of objects chosen to showcase both the permanent collection and special exhibitions currently on view; no two tours are the same. Free. 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.

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A representation of the female form created by Upper Paleolithic hunters and gatherers.

The Artist’s Eye

Explore 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. Tickets: $6-$13. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave. Noon-5 p.m.

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