Arts & Culture


A Century on a Spree: The Whiffenpoofs Centennial Concert
The Yale Whiffenpoofs
(203) 776-7800

The legendary Whiffenpoofs, founded in 1909, kick off their centennial year with a "once-a-century" event: a concert in Woolsey Hall that mixes the traditional harmonies of the 14-member ensemble with comedic input from celebrity hosts John Hodgman '94 (The Daily Show's "Resident Expert" and "PC" from the Mac commercials) and Jonathan Coulton '94. For tickets, see the group's website.

Saturday, January 31, 8:00 p.m.


Tea Culture of Japan: Chanoyu Past and Present
University Art Gallery
(203) 432-0600

A display of nearly 100 objects dating from the ninth century to the present day -- including ceramic tea bowls, bamboo tea scoops, iron kettles, and maki-e lacquer incense containers -- illuminates the significance of Japanese tea culture and how it has evolved over the centuries.

January 20 through April 26


Yale Repertory Theatre
(203) 432-1234

A Mexican immigrant family welcomes Lydia, an undocumented worker, into their El Paso home to care for their disabled daughter. Her arrival leads to an emotional and tragic uncovering of secrets.

February 6 through February 28


Ensemble El Mundo
Collection of Musical Instruments
(203) 432-4158

The California-based Ensemble El Mundo performs Spanish, Italian, and Latin American chamber music from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. Tickets available through the School of Music box office.

January 25, 3:00 p.m.


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