The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 14-16

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


Frank Morelli

Yale Concert Band

Enjoy the artistry of bassoonist Frank Morelli, associate professor of music, as he joins the Yale Concert Band in a performance of Stephen Gryc’s “Guignol: Concerto for Bassoon and Small Wind Orchestra” and Herbert L. Clarke’s “From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific,” among other pieces. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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A painting of Adam and Eve, the latter biting an apple that is fed to her by a serpent.

‘Promiscuous Knowledge’

Attend a symposium that examines “how we think about fact, image, and knowledge, centering on the various ways that claims to truth are complicated by both being passed on to the public and new modes of circulation.” Free. Lecture hall, Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High St. 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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The silhouettes of two young males in a darkened room.


Experience the Yale Cabaret’s latest production, which dramatizes the story of two Nicaraguan brothers who are at odds when their views on identity and the American Dream collide. At the expense of their relationship, each makes conflicting decisions to pursue their dreams. Performances will be also be held on Saturday. Tickets: $12-$25. 217 Park St. 8 p.m. & 11 p.m.

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Benjamin Verdery

Guitar Extravaganza

Immerse yourself in all things guitar at the 10th annual Guitar Extravaganza, featuring internationally celebrated artist David Russell. The event will include concerts, workshops, demonstrations, and more. Tickets: $5-$45. Morse Recital Hall, 470 College St. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

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A poster for the movie ‘L’Avventura,' depicting two female characters and a male character.


View a screening of a 35mm print of director Michelangelo Antonioni’s classic drama about the disappearance of a young woman during a boating trip in the Mediterranean, and the subsequent search for her by her lover and her best friend. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 8 p.m.

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An eye looking through jungle foliage.

‘Florencia en el Amazonas’

Attend a production that connects operatic tradition to the sounds of the story’s South American jungle setting. A new presentation of the first Spanish-language opera commissioned by celebrated U.S. opera companies. Sung in Spanish with English supertitles. A performance will also be held on Sunday. Tickets: $19-$54. Shubert Theatre, 247 College St. 8 p.m.

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A Victorian painting depicticting a young man playing a lute.

‘Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement’

Explore the work of Ford Madox Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, and John Everett Millais, among other artists. This exhibition represents the spectrum of avant-garde practices of the Victorian period through a selection of paintings, drawings, watercolors, and decorative art. On view through May 10. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. Noon-5 p.m.

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A still from ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin,’ depicting a husband and wife sitting on a couch.

‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’

Catch Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly in director Lynne Ramsay’s story of a family reeling from a son’s unthinkable violence. Adapted from the novel by Lionel Shriver, much of this psychological thriller was filmed in Stamford, Connecticut. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 2 p.m.

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Visitors in an art gallery.

Highlights Tour

Take an interactive tour of the Yale University Art Gallery’s history, architecture, and encyclopedic collection. The tours focus on a handful of objects chosen to showcase both the permanent collection and special exhibitions currently on view; no two tours are the same. Free. 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

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