The Week Ender: Happenings April 26-28

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


A stylized graphic of the rear end of a car and a sign, "Cadillac Crew," held up by two hands.

Cadillac Crew

Catch the opening of the Yale Repertory Theatre’s final production of the season. Tori Sampson’s new play dramatizes “the stories of the forgotten leaders who blazed the trail for desegregation and women’s rights.” The production will run through May 18. Tickets: $12-$98. 1120 Chapel St. 8 p.m.

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Drawing of musical instuments from the 18th century.

Black Music: Its Circulation and Impact in Eighteenth-Century London

Attend a symposium that will explore the relationship between African and Western musical traditions and highlight “the brilliance of black composers and performers who, against great odds, contributed to the musical culture of the age.” The symposium will be followed by a musical performance. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Journalist Jim VandeHei

The Politic Presents: Jim VandeHei

Listen to a lecture by Jim VandeHei, co-founder of Axios and Politico, and former White House correspondent for The Washington Post, as he discusses his journalism career. Free. Rm. 101, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. 6-7 p.m.

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A concept illustration of the object in space titled 2014 MU69.

Cracking Moons, Splashing Rubble Asteroids, and Tipping Satellites

Take a tour of the solar system with renowned astronomer Alice Quillen of the University of Rochester, as she explains the strange forces that mold and control asteroids, moons, and objects such as 2014 MU69, the recent target of NASA’s New Horizons Mission to the Outer Solar System. Free. Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St. 2-3 p.m.

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Individuals on a lawn performing tai chi with red fans.

New Haven Celebrates World Tai Chi Day

Celebrate World Tai Chi Day by participating in outdoor tai chi and qigong demonstrations and workshops led by local tai chi instructors in the heart of New Haven on the Green. Free. Temple St. 10 a.m-1 p.m.

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A montage of headshots of poet T.S. Eliot.

T.S. Eliot: ‘A Soul Stretched Tight’

Experience the poetry of T.S. Eliot in a new dimension, as a group of Yale Divinity School students turn poems into scripts and literary analysis into performance. Free. Niebuhr Hall, 409 Prospect St. 2 p.m.

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Highlights Tour of the Yale University Art Gallery

Join educators and student guides for an interactive tour of the gallery’s history, architecture, and encyclopedic collection. Tours will 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.

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Members of a chamber orchestra performing.

Chamber Music Celebration

Enjoy masterpieces of chamber music performed by Yale students. The event will feature works by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Shostakovich. Free. Sudler Hall, 100 Wall St. 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.

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Anastasia Antonova and Anna Kiskachi, musicians known as A&A Harpsichord Duo.

A&A Harpsichord Duo

Savor the sounds of Anastasia Antonova and Anna Kiskachi as they perform Saint-Saëns’ “Danse Macabre” and other works. Tickets: $15-$30. Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, 15 Hillhouse Ave. 3 p.m.

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