The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 8-10

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


African-American convicts with raised axes working in a field.

Inaugural Black Sound & the Archive Symposium

Attend a symposium that will feature Yale faculty members Michael Denning, Anthony Reed, and Michael Veal, as well as presenters from educational institutions nationwide. Following the symposium a keynote event, “Black Sounds & the Carceral State: The Wooster Group’s ‘The B-Side,’” will take place at 5:30 p.m., featuring Eric Berryman ("The B-Side" performer) & Bruce Jackson (State University of New York) in conversation with Yale professors Brian Kane and Daphne Brooks. Free. Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, 120 High St. 8:45 a.m.-7 p.m.

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A poster for "Umbrella Diaries: The First Umbrella," depicting an image of a yellow umbrella being held above black umbrellas.

Umbrella Diaries: The First Umbrella

View a screening of James Leong’s documentary, which charts the origins of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement through the eyes of the activists and ordinary people who made the democracy movement happen. Rm. 101, Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. 4 p.m.

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A text poster displaying "Yale College Arts" in white type against a purple background.

Yale Playwrights Festival

Listen to five new student-written plays at their reading debuts. Readings will continue on Saturday. Free. Off Broadway Theater, 41 Broadway. 2:30 p.m.

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Professor Ian Shapiro

Politics Against Domination

Attend a book symposium with Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science, and guest commentators Brooke Ackerly (Vanderbilt University), Harry C. Boyte (Augsburg University), James S. Fishkin (Stanford University), Peter Levine (Tufts University), and Georgia Warnke (University of California-Riverside). Free. Rm. 203, Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. 9:30 a.m.-noon.

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The Yale Glee Club in performance.

Yale Symphony Orchestra & Yale Glee Club

Listen to the Yale Glee Club and the Yale Symphony Orchestra perform Francis Poulenc’s “Gloria,” a setting of the Gloria text from the mass ordinary. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 8 p.m.

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Poster for the play "Good Faith," depicting a fire hose in a container on a wall.

Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department

Experience a play that was inspired by the 2009 Supreme Court ruling that the City of New Haven violated the civil rights of a group of firefighters. Play runs through Feb. 23. Tickets: $12-$98. Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

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Children standing and sitting in an art museum listening to a teacher.

Family Program: Stories and Art

Travel with children of all ages to distant times and faraway lands through artworks at the Yale University Art Gallery. Teaching staff will tell folk tales, myths, and stories from around the world that highlight unique features of selected objects in the collection. Drawing materials are available for older children. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1 p.m.

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Victorian Idyll

Join a docent-led tour of an exhibition that features the work of a group of artists who, despite being known as the Idyllists, frequently portrayed scenes of poverty, homelessness, and labor unrest. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 1 p.m.

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An image of the earth 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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