The Week Ender: Happenings Oct. 11-13

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


People touring Sterling Memorial Library at Yale.

Founders Day

Celebrate the founding of Yale 318 years ago with an all-day event that will include drop-in visits to departments and schools by President Peter Salovey, tours, and open houses. Note: Due to inclement weather, the midday celebration on Cross Campus has been cancelled. Free.

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A gold-colored typewriter with miniature soliders in different poses upon it.

Beyond Words: Experimental Poetry & the Avant-Garde

See how experimental poets and artists have utilized typography, layout, color, paper, canvas, wood, iron, and magnetic tape to push the boundaries of poetic expression. On view through Dec. 15. Free. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 121 Wall St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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A poster depicting a silhouette of a praying nun behind the words "Agnes of God."

Agnes of God

Experience John Pielmeier’s Broadway hit, in which a court-appointed psychiatrist is summoned to a convent and charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Tickets: $3-$15. Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St. 8 p.m.

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The student singing group Ballet Folkloriko Mexicano de Yale.

Fiesta Latina!

Take part in the annual celebration of Latin American cultures at the Peabody Museum. Enjoy performances of traditional and contemporary Latin American music and dance, along with games, live animals, crafts, and other activities for the whole family. Free. Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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A still from the film "Peterloo," depicting a man giving a speech outdoors to a group of people.


View a screening of Mike Leigh’s historical film, which dramatizes the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, in which British forces attacked a crowd of 60,000-80,000 peaceful demonstrators in Manchester, England, who were rallying for Parliamentary reform and an extension of voting rights. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 2 p.m.

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Poster for a Yale Symphony Orchestra concert.

William Boughton’s inaugural YSO concert

Attend the Yale Symphony Orchestra’s first concert conducted by its new director. The program will include Joan Tower’s “Sixth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman,” Augusta Read Thomas’ “Brio,” Florence Price’s “Ethiopia’s Shadow in America,” and Camille Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 “Organ.” Tickets: $3-$17. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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A woman addressing a group of children at an art gallery.

Family Program: Stories and Art

Travel with children of all ages to distant times and faraway lands through artworks at the Yale University Art Gallery. Teaching staff will tell folk tales, myths, and stories from around the world that highlight unique features of selected objects in the collection. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1 p.m.

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Three young women sitting on a beach beneath a large white umbrella.

Daughters of the Dust

View a 35mm print of Julie Dash’s film, which depicts three generations of Gullah women on an island off the South Carolina coast. This was the first feature film by an African American woman to get national theatrical distribution and the first selected for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 2 p.m.

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Carol Jantsch, tuba

Enjoy faculty tubist Carol Jantsch in a performance of music by Brahms, Fauré, Korngold, Scott, and Giancarlo Castro D’Addona. Jantsch will be accompanied by pianist Amy Yang ’10 A.D. Free. Morse Recital Hall, 470 College St. 3 p.m.

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