The Week Ender: Happenings May 3-5

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


Yale Schola Cantorum

Ascensio Domini

Listen to the Yale Schola Cantorum perform the world premiere of Paweł Łukaszewski’s “Ascensio Domini,” Bach’s “Grand Overture (Symphony) in D major,” and Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass.” Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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A bobblehead doll of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Wobbling Justice: An Exhibition of Supreme Court Bobbleheads

View a rotating selection of the United States Supreme Court Justice Bobbleheads, including Justices Harry A. Blackmun, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Clarence Thomas, David J. Brewer, Benjamin R. Curtis, and Louis D. Brandeis. Exhibition continues through Aug. 28. Free. Law Library Reading Room, Sterling Law Buildings, 127 Wall St. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

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Patrons examing printed works at the Yale University Art Gallery.

Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study Room Tour

Join curatorial staff for a discussion on a selection of the Yale University Art Gallery’s 66,000 works on paper. Tour themes draw from new acquisitions, recent class and scholar visits to the Duffy Study Room, art-world current events, and other curatorial interests. Free; space is limited. 1111 Chapel St. 3:30 p.m.

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Baseball player Jackie Robinson seen from the rear.

Democracy in Action

Spend the afternoon attending screenings of three documentaries and talkbacks with their directors. Films will include Caspar Gonzalez’s “A Long Way from Home: The Untold Story of Baseball’s Desegregation,” Zareena Grewal’s “By the Dawn’s Early Light: Chris Jackson’s Journey to Islam,” and John Lucas’ “The Situation.” Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 4-7 p.m.

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Rukmini Vijayakumar

Talattu: A Classical Indian Dance Performance

Enjoy a performance by renowned dancer Rukmini Vijayakumar that will depict the bond between a parent and child and the bond between two lovers. Free. Mary S. Harkness Memorial Auditorium, 333 Cedar St. 7-9 p.m.

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A graphic poster of two hands holding a sign in front of a vintage car.

Cadillac Crew

Experience Tori Sampson’s new play, which 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. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

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Indian dancers performing.

Performing Bhakti: An Artistic Array

Attend a conference that will focus on an interlocking set of performance practices associated with bhakti, a term emphasizing devotion. Free. Rm. 203, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. 9:30 a.m.-noon.

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Organist David von Behren

Student Recital

Listen to organist David von Behren perform the works of Maurice Duruflé, including “Scherzo, Op. 2,” “Suite, Op. 5,” and “Prélude sur l’introït de l’epiphanie, Op. 13.” Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 5 p.m.

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Edward Lear's painting, titled "Plains of Bengal."

Art in Focus: Blue

Visit an exhibition that uses the color blue to trace a visual and material history of British exploration, trade, and colonialism. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. Noon-5 p.m.

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