The Week Ender: Happenings Oct. 4-6

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


Ahmed Albasheer

An Evening of Comedy with Ahmed Albasheer

Enjoy an evening of comedy and a conversation with Ahmed Albasheer, 2019 World Fellow. Albasheer is an Iraqi comedian, journalist, director, and host of “The Albasheer Show,” a weekly political satire program that humorizes Iraqi politics. Refreshments and Middle Eastern dessert will be served. Free; open to the Yale community only. Rm. 101, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. 7-8 p.m.

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Cartoon of Queen Caroline of England.

Trial by Media: The Queen Caroline Affair

Attend a conference that examines the trial for adultery of Queen Caroline of England in 1820, which provoked an unprecedented media frenzy. The Lewis Walpole Library and the Lillian Goldman Law Library are marking the bicentennial of the trial with a joint exhibition. Free. Rm. 121, Sterling Law Buildings, 127 Wall St. 1:30-5:15 p.m.

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Yale Concert Band in performance.

Women in Music

Join the Yale Concert Band’s celebration of Yale’s Year of Women in a program that will feature “Labyrinth of Love,” “Suite Française,” and “Mambo Furioso,” among other works. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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An abstract graphic of two heads in a swirling fire.


Experience a new theatrical work that is “part movement, part puppetry, and pure imagination,” from dramaturg Jisun Kim and playwright Benjamin Benne. Tickets: $12-$25. Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St. 8 p.m. & 11 p.m.

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A young female guide discussing a painting to a tour group in a gallery.

Family Weekend Open House

Visit the Yale Center for British Art as it participates in the campus-wide Yale Family Weekend celebration. Learn about the collections and exhibitions from student guides and curators, enjoy festive refreshments, and mark the occasion with souvenir photographs. Free. 1080 Chapel St. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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A still from an animated movie depicting a young female with pink hair.

New York Japan Cinefest

View the work of some of the most exciting new voices in cinema. This program will feature short films by emerging Japanese and Japanese-American filmmakers. Free. Auditorium, Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. 7-10 p.m.

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Two flappers from the 1920s.

Sex, Satire, and Song: Inside the Broadway Revue

Take a look inside the Broadway revue through an exhibition of rare items that reveals insights into an iconic stage form which revolutionized the American musical in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. On view through Dec. 20. Free. Gilmore Music Library, 120 High St. 1-8:45 p.m.

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An art gallery displaying photographs.

1950s Photography of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

View nine historic photographs chosen from an archive of over 10,000 images collected by the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design. These photographs, on display for the first time outside of China, provide a visual documentation of the construction process of the Great Hall of the People. On view through Dec. 24. Free; register in advance. Yale-China Association, 442 Temple St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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A painting by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye depicting a young black man resting his head against his right hand.

The Hilton Als Series: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Join a docent-led tour of the special exhibition that features recent paintings and prints by the London-based artist, focusing on her portrait-like studies of characters drawn from the world of fiction, found images, and imagination. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 1-2 p.m.

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