The Week Ender: Happenings Jan. 24-26

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

Friday

‘Beethoven Choral Fantasy’

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with an evening of performances of three of the composer’s works: “Choral Fantasy,” “The Triple Concerto,” and “Eroica.” Performers will include the Yale Philharmonia, the Yale Glee Club, faculty pianists Boris Berman and Melvin Chen, faculty cellist Paul Watkins, and violinist Sunmi Chang ’09 A.D., ’08 M.M. Tickets: $8-$12. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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‘Manahatta’

Catch the opening performance of the Yale Rep’s new play, which “illuminates an interlocking legacy of commercial exploitation and attempts to eradicate the culture of Native people, giving rise to the America we know today.” Performances will run through Feb. 15. Tickets: $20-$79. Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St. 8 p.m.

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‘Henry James on Film’

View screenings of three experimental films inspired by the work of celebrated author Henry James: “What Maisie Knew,” “The Golden Bowl, or Repression,” and “Henry James’ Memories of Old New York.” Followed by a panel discussion with Yale faculty members. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 6 p.m.

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Saturday

‘Elon Musk and the Plan to Blow Up Mars’

Experience the Yale Cabaret’s latest production, described as “a music-filled romp through humanity’s greatest existential threat.” Tickets: $12-$25. 217 Park St. 8 p.m. & 11 p.m.

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‘The Prehistory of Congregationalism’

Listen to Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson deliver the Simpson-Hewett Lecture on Congregational History. A reception will follow the lecture. Free. Marquand Chapel, 409 Prospect St. 4 p.m.

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Arthur Haas & Friends

Enjoy faculty harpsichordist Arthur Haas and his ensemble Glitter and Gold in a performance of works by Meder, Couperin, Rameau, C.P.E. Bach, Signor Bach, and Telemann. Free. Morse Recital Hall, 470 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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Sunday

‘The Kings at Yale’

Explore photographs and records documenting the visits of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. to Yale in 1959 and 1964, as well as that of his wife Coretta Scott King in 1969. The exhibition will be on display through Feb. 28. Free. The Nave, Sterling Memorial Library, 120 Wall St. Noon-11:45 p.m.

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‘Godzilla’

See how it all began, with the classic 1954 version of “the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies.” Made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific, the rampaging radioactive beast has become a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning over 30 sequels. In Japanese, with English subtitles. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 3 p.m.

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‘Sing Lullaby’

Listen to Yale Schola Cantorum perform nativity-themed works by Tallis, Poulenc, Howells, Tavener, and others. Free. Christ Church, 84 Broadway. 4 p.m.

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