The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 1-3

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


A man sitting at an open fire in a village under a starry sky in Africa.

My Star in the Sky

View a screening of a documentary film that depicts a story of survival, friendship, and love between two child soldiers abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army during the conflict between Uganda and Sudan. Following the screening, filmmakers Michael Mulroy and Eric Oehlerich will discuss the documentary. Free; register in advance. Rm. 103, Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Ave. 5:30 p.m.

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A man standing against a yellow ambulance in a Nort Korean barren landscape.

1K for NK Benefit Concert

Enjoy an evening of music at a benefit concert to raise funds for the fight against tuberculosis in North Korea. All proceeds will go to the Eugene Bell Foundation. Performers will include the Yale Undergraduate Jazz Collective, Movement, Hangarak, Bo Bae Lee, and other artists. Tickets: $5. Sudler Hall, William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. 7:30 p.m.

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Detail from the binding of an historic legal textbook.

Legally Binding: Fine and Historic Book Bindings from the Yale Law Library

Examine historic volumes that are significant not only for their texts, but for bindings renowned for their beauty, craftsmanship, functionality, and historical importance. Exhibition runs through May 30. Free. Lillian Goldman Law Library Annex, Rare Book Exhibition Gallery, 127 Wall St. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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A stylized poster depicting a black woman holding pages of a play script.

Trouble in Mind

Attend a performance of Alice Childress’ drama about members of a theater company who are forced to confront “the painful truth about how race is portrayed in the American theater.” Tickets: $15 with student I.D.; $20 with Yale faculty/staff I.D. University Theatre, 222 York St. 8 p.m.

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A logo depicting text for Yale students' painting/printmaking M.F.A. thesis show.

Painting/Printmaking M.F.A. Thesis Show Group #1

Explore the work of 10 student artists as they present their master’s theses. A reception will open the exhibit, which will continue through Feb. 8. A second cadre of students will display their work Feb. 15-22. Free. Yale School of Art Green Hall Gallery, 1156 Chapel St. 6-8 p.m.

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A ballroom dancing duo, with a male holding a reclining woman.

Yale Ballroom Dance Team’s Winter Ball

Celebrate the Yale Ballroom Dance Team’s 30th anniversary at a night of food and dance. Refreshments, including a chocolate fountain, will be available at 8 p.m., followed by a show at 9 p.m. Alumni from the team will perform special routines, including a dance by world champion couple David and Liva Wright. Formal dress is requested, but not required. Free. Davenport College, Common Room, 248 York St. 8 p.m.

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An anique map of Asia.

Instruction and Delight: Children’s Games from the Ellen and Arthur Liman Collection

Join a docent-led tour of the special exhibition that features games and books from the 18th and 19th centuries. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 1 p.m.

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The recorder ensemble Boreas Quartett Bremen.

Il flauto magico

Savor the sounds of the recorder ensemble Boreas Quartett Bremen, with guest artist Han Tol, as they perform a program of works by Tallis, Byrd, Bach, and others. Tickets: $30; Yale staff & seniors & museum associates, $25 (must call or visit box office); students, $15. Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, 15 Hillhouse Ave. 3 p.m.

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Detail of a stylized poster for "The Ancient Law" depicting a woman lighting a candelabra.

The Ancient Law

Experience director Ewald André Dupont’s silent film, accompanied by a live, newly composed score by renowned musicians Donald Sosin, on piano, and Alicia Svigals, on klezmer violin. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 2 p.m.

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