The Week Ender: Happenings March 6-8

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

Friday

Bernie Williams

The Bernie Williams Collective

Catch the former New York Yankees center fielder and guitarist as he leads his group in performance as part of the Ellington Jazz Series. Williams, a classically trained musician, was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for the album “Moving Forward.” Tickets: $10-$22. Morse Recital Hall, 470 College St. 7:30 p.m.

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Detail from a poster for the play ‘The Van Gogh Cafe,’ depicting a cup of coffee and a plate of pancakes.

‘The Van Gogh Cafe’

Experience the Yale Cabaret’s adaptation of the children’s novel by Cynthia Rylant. The play will explore “loss, absence, love, and the particular pains of growing up.” Additional performances will be held on Saturday. Tickets: $12-$25. 217 Park St. 8 p.m. & 11 p.m.

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Art gallery patrons viewing prints and drawings.

Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study Room Tour

Join curatorial staff in the James E. Duffy Study Room for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs for a discussion on a selection of the Yale University Art Gallery’s 66,000 works on paper. Tour themes draw from new acquisitions, recent class and scholar visits, art-world current events, and other curatorial interests. Free. 1111 Chapel St. 3:30 p.m.

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Saturday

The Cushing Center at Yale University.

Cushing Center Tour

Browse the brains, view the videos, open the drawers, and light up the vitrines on a guided tour of the Cushing Center. Dedicated to the work of Dr. Harvey Cushing, the center includes more than 400 specimen jars of patients’ brains and tumors, personal diaries, patient photographs, and historical anatomical and medical materials. Free. Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, 333 Cedar St. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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A man looking at stacks of books at Beinecke Library.

Introductory Tour of Beinecke Library

Take a tour of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and discover its mission, history, architecture, collections, and services. The library holds more than one million books, many millions of manuscript pages, and tens of thousands of papyri, photographs, maps, posters, paintings, and art objects. Free. 121 Wall St. 1:30 p.m.

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Sunday

A tour guide explaing artworks to a group of children at an art gallery.

‘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. 1111 Chapel St. 1 p.m.

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