The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 28-March 1

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


Sally Wen Mao

Book Talk and Reading with Sally Wen Mao

Listen to author Sally Wen Mao read from her book of poetry “Oculus,” which was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2019, among other accolades. Mao will also deliver a talk prior to the reading. Free. Rm. 100, 220 York St. 4:30 p.m.

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The Yale Philharmonia in concert.

Philharmonia in Sprague

Enjoy the Yale Philharmonia, led by School of Music conducting student Ryan Tani, in a performance of Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, Op. 25, Kevin Puts’ Marimba Concerto, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36. Percussionist Ji Su Jung will accompany the orchestra. Tickets: $8-$12. Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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Still from the documentary ‘Wild West Hebron,’ showing a man with a rifle strung on his shoulder, standing on a ridge.

‘Wild West Hebron’ and ‘Out’

View a screening of Nissim Mossek’s documentary, which depicts the story of born-again Jew Yochanan Sharet who became notorious for his harassment of Palestinians, and Alon Sahar’s short film about a young man who uses his camera as a psychological weapon. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 2 p.m.

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Sculptures of the heads of two women from ancient Mesopotamia.

‘Women at the Dawn of History’

Attend a symposium that focuses on women in ancient Mesopotamia as authors and scholars, businesswomen, priestesses, and regents. The symposium will feature talks, discussions, and museum displays, and will include a light breakfast and lunch, as well as a newly published book and exclusive tours of related exhibits. Tickets: $15; registration required. Kline Geology Laboratory, 210 Whitney Ave. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Black ink in water.

Double Quartet: Multimedia Performance

Experience a multimedia performance featuring some of Yale’s most creative musicians in an immersive 30-minute musical narrative complemented by visuals on the Leitner Planetarium’s domed ceiling. Free. Leitner Observatory and Planetarium, 355 Prospect St. 7 p.m.

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A painting by John Everett Millais which depicts two itinerant beggars, one of whom is a blind musician.

‘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. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Cecilia Chung

‘View from the Intersection: How Race and Gender Impact My American Life’

Listen to Cecilia Chung deliver the keynote address for Pan Asian American Heritage Month. An Asian transgender woman living with HIV, Chung is an internationally recognized civil rights leader and pioneer who has dedicated herself to ending stigma, discrimination, and violence. Free. Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. 4 p.m.

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A detail from a Victorian bookbinding depicting a man and a woman playing chess.

Contemporary Designer Bookbindings from the Collection of Neale and Margaret Albert

Join a docent-led tour of a special exhibition that features the work of noted bookbinding designers, including George Kirkpatrick, Susan Allix, Hannah Brown, and Gabrielle Fox, among other artists. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 1 p.m.

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Fr. Brian Pierce

The Jeanie Graustein Lecture on Environmental Justice

Attend a lecture by Fr. Brian Pierce, a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Martin de Porres. In the 1990s Pierce was part of the team sent to Honduras to found a new community of preachers. There he worked in barrios and mountain villages with men and women living with HIV-AIDS. Dinner will be served prior to the lecture. St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel & Center, 268 Park St. 6 p.m.

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