The Week Ender: Happenings March 1-3

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


Detail from a painting depicting a hand holding a blue jar.

Songs of Shakespeare

Enjoy songs from selected works of William Shakespeare, performed by undergraduate singers and pianists under the direction of Professor Richard Lalli. Songs will include “Who is Sylvia?” from “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” “Sigh no more, ladies” from “The Merchant of Venice,” and “Full fathom five” from “The Tempest,” among others. Free. Sudler Recital Hall, 100 Wall St. 5 p.m.

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Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas

Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen

Attend a Poynter lecture by Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and a leading voice for the human rights of immigrants. Free. Rm. 114, Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, 1 Prospect St. 5 p.m.

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Pianist Renee Rosnes

Renee Rosnes Quartet

Listen to pianist and composer Renee Rosnes performing selections from her two most recent albums, “Written in the Rocks” and “Beloved of the Sky.” Tickets: $10-$34. Morse Recital Hall, 470 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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Cartoon-like graphic of an entire city on a small plot of land.

MOSAIC: Utopia … Imagine a Perfect City

Join Bryan Garsten, professor of political science, graduate students, and others as they conduct a “thought experiment,” imagining what would constitute a perfect city if built from scratch. Free; register in advance. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 11 a.m.

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A still from the film "Redoubt," depicting a malhunter holding his outspread hands on a female hunter's head indicating antlers.


View a screening of Matthew Barney’s experimental film, which traces the story of a wolf hunt, intertwining the theme of the hunt with those of mythology and artistic creation. A conversation with Barney will follow the 1:30 p.m. screening. Free; space is limited. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m. & 6 p.m.

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A caricature of an individual pulling the chord of an overhead lamp.

Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights

Experience “an absurd, tragicomic and avant-garde send-up of the Faust myth — a postmodern riff on religion, morality, and identity in the 20th century — an opera libretto never officially given a score.” Free. Whitney Theatre, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

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An older male and two younger females handling crops on the Yale Farm.

Yale Sustainable Food Program Art Gallery

Be among the first to discover the Yale Sustainable Food Program’s art gallery on its opening day. The program will showcase food science, agriculture, and cross-cultural cuisine, as well as members of its community. Free. Jonathan Edwards College, 68 High St. 7-9 p.m.

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A still from the film "The Circle," depicting a woman looking through a windown.

The Circle

View a 35mm print of Jafar Panahi’s film that weaves together tales of women’s daily struggles in Iran. Banned in that country, “The Circle” won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2000. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 2 p.m.

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A poster with the words "Much Ado About Nothing," adorned with ivy.

Much Ado About Nothing

Experience one of Shakespeare’s best-known comedies in an undergraduate production. Free; reservations required. Lighten Theater, Pauli Murray College, 130 Prospect St. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

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