The Week Ender: Happenings June 14-16

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


Two male actors performing a dance on a stage.

No Kids

Watch real-life, same-sex couple George and Nir as they portray characters in a drama that addresses the dilemma of whether or not to have children. The play continues on Saturday. International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Tickets: $35 & $55. Frederick Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St. 8-9 p.m.

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Photo-portraitist Michael Childers

Conversation with Michael Childers

Listen to photo-portraitist Michael Childers share anecdotes about his work and interactions with notable writers. International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Free. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 121 Wall St. 5-6 p.m.

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Bobblehead doll of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Wobbling Justice: An Exhibition of Supreme Court Bobbleheads

View a rotating selection of 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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Dancer and choreographer Sara Xiao

From/To Nothing: A Work-in-Progress by Sarah Xiao and Liam Bellman-Sharpe

Enjoy dancer and choreographer Sara Xiao and composer and musician Liam Bellman-Sharpe as they perform an experimental work that is constantly in flux. International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Free; register in advance. Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, 149 York St. 2-2:45 p.m. & 4:30-5:15 p.m.

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Supreme Easy A.D.

Keepers of the Culture

Listen to Supreme Easy A.D. of the Legendary Cold Crush Brothers and Nikki D, the first female emcee signed to Def Jam Records, engage in an in-depth conversation about the birth of hip hop as a culture & their inside perspectives of hip hop’s contribution to the world and the music industry. International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Free. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, 100 College St. 3:30-5 p.m.

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R&B performer Vivian Green

Vivian Green with Force MDs

Enjoy a performance by contemporary R&B performer Vivian Green, whose hit songs include “Gotta Go Gotta Leave (Tired)” and “Emotional Rollercoaster.” International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Free. New Haven Green. 7:30-9:45 p.m.

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Two women dancing a tango.

Dancing with Life: Tango Todo Terreno

Be part of an audience-participation event when Tango Todo Terreno leads a series of dance exercises, creating a collective and spontaneous experience. International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Free. New Haven Green. 12:45-1:45 p.m.

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A woman on tightrope in a city street, juggling hoops with her arms and her right leg.

The Flyin’ Hawaiian Show

Discover Sister Fun, the all-female band that has been described as a combination of “a three-ring circus and a Hawaiian vacation.” International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Free. New Haven Green. Noon-12:45 p.m., 1:45-2:30 p.m., and 3-3:45 p.m.

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Singer Gina Chavez

Gina Chavez with The Carrie Ashton Band

Groove to the sounds of Gina Chavez as she integrates Spanish lyrics and Latin-inspired rhythm into her music. International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Free. New Haven Green. 7-8:30 p.m.

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