The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 21-23

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


Secretary Kerry and Saad Omer

‘Foreign Policy, Politics, and Global Health’: A Conversation with John Kerry

Listen to former Secretary of State John Kerry and Saad Omer, director of the Yale Institute for Global Health, discuss efforts to raise awareness, funding, and support for global health, including the impact of climate change. Free; register in advance. Mary S. Harkness Memorial Auditorium, 333 Cedar St. Noon.

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A stylized drawing of Peter Pan hovering outside a window.

‘Lost Girl’

Experience Kimberly Belflower’s new play, which continues the story of Wendy Darling, J.M. Barrie’s character from “Peter Pan,” the girl who had to grow up. Performances will also be held on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $3-$15. Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St. 7 p.m.

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Wurtele Study Center, containing dozens of artworks in display cases.

Wurtele Study Center Tour

Take a tour of the state-of-the-art educational and research facility that offers immediate access to over 42,000 objects from the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection. Free; register in advance. 900 West Campus Drive, West Haven. 11:20 a.m.

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A photo montage of Missy Mazzoli, Bohuslav Martinu, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

‘Heavenly Bodies’

Enjoy the Yale Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by oboist Alec Chai and the Yale Glee Club, in a performance of works by Missy Mazzoli, Bohuslav Martinu, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Tickets: $3-$17. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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An African-American woman with her left arm rasied above her head.

‘A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer’

Support Yale students and members of the New Haven community as they perform in a benefit for the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence. The event will feature a collection of monologues by renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Molly Doyle. $15-$20. United Church on the Green, 270 Temple St. 7:30 p.m.

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A painting depicting an African-American family in a house with the Ku Klux Klan lynching a young black man outside.

‘Reckoning with “The Incident”: John Wilson’s Studies for a Lynching Mural’

Explore artist John Wilson’s preparatory sketches and painted studies for a mural titled “The Incident,” which depicted a scene of a lynching at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, as witnessed by a young African American family. On view through May 10. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Poster from the documentary "The Atomic Cafe," depicting a boy on a bicycle with a nuclear blast in the background.

‘The Atomic Cafe’

View a screening of a documentary film that features archival material from the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s, meant to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety. The material includes government-issued propaganda films, news footage, and advertisements. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 3 p.m.

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Judge John G. Koeltl

‘Religion & Judging’

Listen to a lecture by Judge John G. Koeltl of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and former member of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force. Dinner will be served prior to the lecture. St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel & Center, 268 Park St. 6 p.m.

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Sarah Noble

Sarah Noble, choral conductor

Enjoy the Yale Recital Chorus, conducted by School of Music choral conducting student Sarah Noble, performing a program of music by Dominick Argento, J.S. Bach, and Aaron Copland. Free. Marquand Chapel, 409 Prospect St. 5 p.m.

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