The Week Ender: Happenings March 8-10

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

Friday

Poster for the exhibition "Complicit: Erasure of the Body," depicting those words against a pink background.

Complicit: Erasure of the Body

Celebrate the opening of a new feminist art exhibition that will be on display at Yale Divinity School through March 31. The exhibit includes drawing, painting, sculpture, film, and more by over 150 artists. Free. Old Common Room, Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, 409 Prospect St. 6-8 p.m.

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Interior of the Cushing Center, displaying specimens of human brains in jars.

Cushing Center Tour

Browse the brains, view the videos, open the drawers, and light up the vitrines on a guided tour of the Cushing Center. The center includes more than 400 specimen jars of patients’ brains and tumors, surgical illustrations and personal diaries, patient photographs, memorabilia, and historical anatomical and medical materials. Free. Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, 333 Cedar St. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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A graphic of an apple, with a bite-mark, atop the keyboard of a laptop computer.

Avital

Experience “the strange entanglement between Nimrod Reitman, a gay graduate student, and Avital Ronell, his queer dissertation advisor and academia’s reigning queen of deconstructionist theory.” This play explores problematic questions about abuse of power, queer desire, and grad school. Tickets: $12-$25. Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St. 8 p.m. & 11 p.m.

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Saturday

Graphic of a dinosaur skeleton against the background of a starry night sky.

Winter Dino-Snore

Grab your pajamas and sleeping bags and head to the Peabody Museum of Natural History for a night under the dinosaurs. The evening will include a scavenger hunt, natural history activities, hands-on specimens, and snacks. Continental breakfast will be served on Sunday. Tickets: $49.50 per person for museum members; $55 per person for non-members. There must be at least one adult for every three children. 170 Whitney Ave. 6 p.m.-10 a.m.

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A still from the film "Redoubt," depicting a man lying horizontally on a tree branch holding a rope.

Redoubt

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. Free; space is limited. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.

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Exterior of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale.

Introductory Tour of Beinecke Library

Take a tour of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and learn about its mission, history, architecture, collections, and services. A member of the Beinecke Library staff generally leads the Saturday tour. Free. 121 Wall St. 1:30 p.m.

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Sunday

A painting by Turner of people on a beach, with a sailling ship in distress in the sea in the background.

Before the Deluge: Apocalyptic Floodscapes from John Martin to John Goto, 1789 to Now

Explore an exhibition that examines how the idea of the Deluge has been represented and interpreted by British artists and writers from the end of the 18th century to the present day. Exhibition continues through March 24. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. Noon-5 p.m.

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A female instructor teaching sitting children in an art gallery.

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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A woman seen from the rear standing, looking at the book stacks in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Bibliomania; or Book Madness: A Bibliographical Romance

Immerse yourself in an exhibition that takes its name from the history of “arrant book-lovers” written by Thomas Frognall Dibdin in 1842. It follows these lovers of the book through four case studies, observing the powerful and often unexpected relationships of books with their readers, owners, authors, collectors, and creators. Free. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 121 Wall St. Noon-4 p.m.

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