The Week Ender: Happenings Nov. 15-17

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


Jazz drummer Louis Hayes

Louis Hayes: Serenade for Horace

Enjoy renowned jazz drummer Louis Hayes in a performance that will pay tribute to the music of hard-bop pioneer Horace Silver, whose band Hayes joined as a teenager in 1956. Tickets: $10-$22. Morse Recital Hall, 470 College St. 7:30-8:30 p.m.

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A still from the film "Inocencia," depicting a Cuban soldier.

Latino & Iberian Film Festival

View screenings of a wide variety of films from countries where Spanish and Portuguese are spoken, and talk with filmmakers, actors, and producers. All films will be screened with English subtitles. The festival continues through Sunday. Free. Various times and locations.

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Giovanna Di Chiro

Global Environmental Justice Conference

Attend a conference that will explore pressing environmental topics, including extractive industries and human rights and migration, displacement, and adaptation in response to climate change. Giovanna Di Chiro, professor of environmental studies at Swarthmore College, will deliver the keynote address at 4:15 p.m. Free. Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Artwork for the dance piece "Rubberneck," displaying a human head from different angles.


Experience the Yale Cabaret’s presentation of a new dance piece, choreographed by New York-based artist Mattie McGarey. “Rubberneck” observes and comments on “our humanity, grappling with the understanding of both our insignificance within the universe and the magnitude of impact our habits have on each other and the environment.” Tickets: $12-$25. 217 Park St. 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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Simidele Adeagbo

Women in Sports

Join Simidele Adeagbo, 2019 World Fellow, Olympian, and former marketing director of Nike Africa, for a conversation as part of Yale’s Africa Week events. Adeagbo will speak about the the power of sports to move Africa forward, its role in developing the next generation of female leaders, and her Olympic journey. Free. Afro-American Cultural Center, 211 Park St. 11:35 a.m.-12:35 p.m.

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Indigenous face mask

Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art

Visit an exhibition that presents a wide variety of Indigenous voices and experiences through more than 75 artworks dating from the early 19th century to the present. On view through June 21. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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U.S. Coast Guard Band

U.S. Coast Guard Band and Yale Concert Band

Listen to the Yale Concert Band perform “Dragon Rhyme” and “Fanfare Ritmico,” followed by the Coast Guard Band’s rendition of “Early Light,” “Knoxville: Summer of 1915,” “Gallant Seventh March,” and “Armed Forces Medley.” The bands will then combine to perform James Barnes’ “Symphony No. 3,” inspired by his personal emotional journey following the death of his infant daughter. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 2 p.m.

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A scene from the film "Home for the Holidays," with the cast members placed on and around a couch.

‘Home for the Holidays’

View a 35mm print of alumna Jodie Foster’s film about a Thanksgiving family reunion, starrring Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, and Charles Durning. Free. Whitney Humanties Center, 53 Wall St. 2-4 p.m.

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Pamphlets and posters from Afro-American events that took place at Yale Divinity School over the past 50 years.

Down Through the Years: The Legacy of the Yale Black Seminarians

Explore an exhibition that focuses on the group that has served as a voice for black students at the Yale Divinity School and in the broader community. For 50 years, the Yale Black Seminarians have mobilized the presence of black students at the school through advocacy, faith, and the pursuit of justice. On view through Dec. 20. Free. Yale Divinity School Library, 409 Prospect St. 2-10:50 p.m.

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