The Week Ender: Happenings Jan. 25-27

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


A young woman looking at a painting in an art gallery while listening with earphone to a phone.

Yale Art Museums Appy Hour

Explore the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery in a fun new way. Both museums have launched mobile apps that offer visitors an in-depth guide to the architecture and collections. Celebrate the app launch with refreshments and tech guidance at the center (1080 Chapel St.) and the gallery (1111 Chapel St). Free. Noon-5 p.m.

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Jason McLennan

Using Clarity, Beauty, and Inspiration to Inspire Change: A Leadership Exploration

Listen to a lecture by Jason McLennan, considered one of the world’s most influential leaders in architecture and the green building movement, who works with politicians, Fortune 500 companies, leading NGO’s, and others in the pursuit of a world that is “socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.” Free. Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, 409 Prospect St. 7:30 p.m.

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Poster from the documentary "The Price of Everything," showng a middle-aged man without a coat walking through a snowy landscape

The Price of Everything

View a screening of Nathaniel Kahn’s documentary about the contemporary art world. Followed by a discussion with Kahn, Jock Reynolds, former director of the Yale University Art Gallery, and others. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 7 p.m.

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The undergraduate a cappella group Mixed Company of Yale posing on a lawn.

Snow Job 37: Sins & Virtues

Take in the 37th annual jam by the undergraduate a cappella group Mixed Company of Yale. Tickets: $5-$20; free for Yale students and alumni. Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, 1 Prospect St. 7 p.m.

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A graphic of the Earth seen from space.

Navigating the World: Geospatial Approaches at Yale

Examine historical maps on vellum and images gathered by drones and satellites that highlight current geospatial projects at the university, including the work of scholars from an array of schools and departments. Exhibition continues through April 1. Free. Center for Science and Social Science Information, Kline Biology Tower, 219 Prospect St. Noon-8 p.m.

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A stack of books at the Yale Beinecke Library.

Saturday Introductory Tour

Visit the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and discover its mission, history, architecture, collections, and services. Free. 121 Wall St. 1:30 p.m.

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Painting of 15th-century composer Guillaume Du Fay.

Du Fay’s Waffle Iron (and other things he left behind)

Immerse yourself in the musical works of 15th-century composer Guillaume Du Fay, performed by the New Haven ensemble Elm City Consort, with commentary on Du Fay’s life and legacy by Yale Ph.D. candidate William Watson. Free. Sudler Hall, 100 Wall St. 4 p.m.

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A stylized graphic using abstract mathematical shapes depicting a family of parents with two children.

Family Day

Bring the entire family to the Yale University Art Gallery and discover its many treasures. The afternoon will include special art-making activities, storytelling in the galleries, and tours for children of all ages. Free. 1111 Chapel St. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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A stylized poster depicting four Yale students.

Student Research at Yale University Library

Check out the research performed in the library collections by four students, each of whom has curated one section of the exhibit. Topics include “Blanche Knopf: Publishing the Harlem Renaissance” and “Femininity, Feminism, and the Fight Over Smoking.” Exhibition continues through May 4. Free. Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High St. Noon-11:45 p.m.

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