The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 7-9

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


Isaac Julien

A Conversation with Isaac Julien

View a screening of Isaac Julien’s film “The Leopard,” which will be followed by a discussion featuring Julien and Courtney J. Martin, director of the Yale Center for British Art. Based on the celebrated novel of the same name by Giuseppe di Lampedusa, the film explores the movement of people across the Mediterranean Sea, specifically African refugees making the crossing by boat to reach Europe to escape war and famine. Free. 1080 Chapel St. 5:30 p.m.

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Shakespeares first folio, opened to the first page of "Measure for Measure."

‘Measure for Measure’

Enjoy Shakespeare’s classic play, which explores “the fine lines that sometimes separate extremes like justice and self-interest, mercy and coercion, comedy and tragedy.” Sold out; a waitlist will begin 30 minutes prior to each performance at the box office. Frederick Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St. 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.

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The logo of The Yale Review, displaying the letters "T," "Y," and "R" in white type against a black background.

The Yale Review 200th Anniversary Festival

Learn about writers and writing at a series of conversations held as part of The Yale Review’s celebration of its 200th year. At 11:30 a.m., Sheila Heti will discuss “Innovative Writing” (Rm. 207, William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St.). At 1 p.m., Cathy Park Hong will conduct a conversation with Meghan O’Rourke about her book “Minor Feelings” and being an Asian-American writer (Rm. 101, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St.). At 3 p.m., Heti will talk with Noreen Khawaja about existentialism, how to be a writer, and more (Rm. 101, Linsly-Chittenden Hall). All events are free and open to the public.

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Two red dragons on a New Haven street during Lunarfest.

Lunarfest 2020

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a day of activities that will include cultural programs for adults and children of all ages. Lunarfest kicks off at 10 a.m. with the traditional lion-dance parade on Church Street and Whitney Avenue, between Elm and Trumbull streets, then moves indoors for special activities and programs featuring food, art, music, literature, and dance. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Yale Schola Cantorum

‘Fountains of Israel’

Listen to Yale Schola Cantorum perform 13 sacred madrigals composed by Johann Hermann Schein, and eight of Heinrich Schütz’s motets. Free. Trinity Lutheran Church, 292 Orange St. 7:30 p.m.

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Stylized logo of Manhattan skyscrapers, seen from street level.


Experience 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. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

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A man speaking about art to children seated on the floor of 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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A screen shot from "Dr. Strangelove," depicting an actor wearing a cowboy hat sitting on a nuclear bomb.

‘Dr. Strangelove’

View a screening of a 35 mm print of Stanley Kubrick’s classic comedy, featuring an insane general who triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 3 p.m.

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Harold Attridge

Interfaith Panel on Scripture

Attend a discussion by renowned Yale Divinity School scholars from different faiths who will share insights on Scripture. Speakers will include Harold Attridge, Sterling Professor of Divinity; John Collins, the Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation; and Joel Baden, professor of Hebrew Bible. Dinner at 6 p.m. will precede the discussion. Free. Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel & Center, 268 Park St.

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