The Week Ender: Happenings March 29-31

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


The artist Kathryn Hamilton sitting at a table on which a chicken is draped by the American flag.

The Fall — A Performance Lecture

Experience the artistry of Kathryn Hamilton as she performs with her group Sister Sylvester, a gender-fluid, feminist performance group that she founded. Sister Sylvester “works with animals and technology to make cross-species collaborations and cyborg theater.” Free. Rm. 101, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. 8 p.m.

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Three female dancers with their limbs outstretched in front of a large window overlooking a city.

An Architecture of Movement

Check out the moves of A Different Drum Dance Company, which will range in style from modern to contemporary, ballet, and experimental, interspersed with comedic interludes on the theme of “architecture.” Performances will also be held at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday. Free; reservations recommended. Crescent Underground Theater, Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges. 7:30 p.m.

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Artist Kama La Mackerel standing on a palm-fringed beach with her right hand held up in a "halt" motion.

My Body is the Ocean

View a performance by Kama La Mackerel, a multidisciplinary artist, writer, educator and cultural mediator, whose work is grounded in “the exploration of justice, love, healing, decoloniality, and self- and collective-empowerment.” Free. Pierson-Davenport Aud., 248 York St. 6 p.m.

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A drawing of a young boy on top of a desert dune looking down at a crashed airplane.

The Little Prince

Immerse yourself in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic fable about a stranded pilot’s encounter with a young prince who travels from planet to planet in search of knowledge, performed on stage by a cast composed of students of color and queer students. Tickets: $3-$12. Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

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Actress Anne Bancroft holding a cigarette in her left hand.

84 Charing Cross Road

View a screening of a film inspired by the real-life correspondence between an avid bibliophile in New York City and a bookseller at Marks & Co. in Charing Cross, London. The film is one of a series that reflects some aspect of the life or world of the anatomist, physician, early obstetrician, and collector William Hunter. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 2 p.m.

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Saint Thomas More Chapel in New Haven, Connecticut, at dusk.

New Haven Sacred Spaces Performance Tour

Explore three historic churches in downtown New Haven — Christ Church, Trinity Church on the Green, and Saint Thomas More Chapel — during a walking tour that will feature performances by members of the Yale Schola Cantorum. Free. The tour will begin at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery, 180 York St. Noon-3 p.m.

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Jean-Siméon Chardin's painting, "A Lady Taking Tea."

William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum

Join a docent-led tour of an exhibition that features over 300 objects from William Hunter’s original collections, encompassing paintings and works on paper, coins and medals, minerals and fossils, anatomical and zoological specimens, ethnographic material, shells, insects, medieval European and Eastern manuscripts, and rare books. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 1 p.m.

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Yale Law School professor and trumpeter Stanton Wheeler and his wife, Marcia Chambers.

Stan Wheeler and Marcia Chambers Memorial Jazz Concert

Enjoy the sounds of the Yale Jazz Ensemble and the Reunion Jazz Ensemble in a concert honoring the late Yale Law School professor and trumpeter Stanton Wheeler and his wife, Marcia Chambers ’81 M.S.L., senior research scholar at the Yale Law School and award-winning author and journalist. Free. Levinson Auditorium, 127 Wall St. 2 p.m.

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Patrons viewing artworks at the Yale University Art Gallery.

Highlights Tour

Take an interactive tour of the Yale University Art Gallery’s history, architecture, and encyclopedic collection. Tours focus on a handful of objects chosen to showcase both the permanent collection and special exhibitions currently on view. No two tours are the same. Free. 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

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