The Week Ender: Happenings June 21-23

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

Friday

Image from a poster depicting a bloody hand and arm raised in the air.

The Conduct of Life

Experience María Irene Fornés’ new play, which explores how state violence can invade the home. In an unknown Latin American city, Orlando, a low-ranking military officer, satisfies his desire for status by subjugating others. Performances will also be held on Saturday and Sunday. $16-$29. Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St. 8 p.m. & 11 p.m.

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Two men and one woman that constitiute the musical group Olive Tiger.

Olive Tiger

Discover the sounds of a nontraditional trio hailing from New England that combines electronics with elements of chamber-pop. International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Free. New Haven Green. Noon-1 p.m.

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Artists Sarah Xiao and Nicole Pun

Collision: Hong Kong Art in New Haven

Join Yale-China arts fellows Sarah Xiao (dance) and Nicole Pun (visual art) as they share how their residency in New Haven has shaped their work. International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Free. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, 100 College St. 5:30-7 p.m.

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Saturday

The logo of the Juneteenth Coalition which features a white star against a background of blue and red.

Juneteenth Coalition

Celebrate the emancipation of African Americans through dance performances, live music, a mini-dance party with a live DJ, line dances and soul train line, spoken word, storytelling, historical theatrical reenactments, singers, steppers, bands, an enslavement exhibition, and more. International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Free. New Haven Green. 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

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A tea-kettle and two cups on a small table.

The Tea House of Many Stories

Enjoy a lecture-performance by Ian Leung, who will share how far a cup of Chinese tea “can take us to where stories are told, exchange are made, and ideas are born.” Free. International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Free. New Haven Green. Noon-1 p.m.

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Writers Duke Porter and Keona-Mari

Words Reclaiming Worlds

Listen to poets and other creative writers from the Northeast — including Keona-Marie, Duke Porter, and Paul Hudson — as they share poems and conversation about the shifting relationship between identity and place. International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Free. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, 100 College St. 1-2:30 p.m.

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Sunday

A watercolor of the Colorado River running between two mountain rangers.

Tony Foster: Watercolor Diaries, Cornwall to Colorado

Join a docent-led tour of the special exhibition that features the work of British artist Tony Foster which he completed while traveling down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 1-2 p.m.

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Ancient Mesopotamian face masks.

Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights of the Yale Babylonian Collection

Explore an exhibition that celebrates “the Land Between the Rivers” — the birthplace of writing, urban culture, the state, and many other concepts and institutions that shape the world to this day. Tickets: $6-$13; free for members of the Yale community. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave. Noon-5 p.m.

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