Attend a screening of the American-New Zealand drama, directed by Jake Mahaffy, followed by a question-and-answer session with producer Mike Ryan and Yale faculty member Katie Lofton. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 7 p.m.
Hear John Walsh, former director of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, discuss a well-known American painting in Yale’s collection as he examines the similarities and differences between the depiction and reality. Free; seating is limited. Robert L. McNeil Jr. Lecture Hall, Yale University Art Gallery. 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.
Listen to the Yale Concert Band and Yale Jazz Ensemble perform the classic wind orchestra version of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” and Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn’s big band arrangement of the same piece. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 2 p.m.
Experience the dramatization of Richard Wright’s renowned novel about oppression, freedom, and justice. Performances continue until Dec. 16. Tickets: $12-$90. Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Savor the sounds of Yale Camerata as they perform Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in C Major for Two Trumpets, Strings, and Continuo, RV 537, Arvo Pärt’s “Berliner Messe,” Ottorino Respighi’s “Lauda per la Natività del Signore,” and more. Free. Battell Chapel, 400 College St. 7:30 p.m.
Get in the holiday spirit as the choirs of the Episcopal Church at Yale and the University Church in Yale lead an Advent/Christmas service with choir anthems for the seasons, the Advent/Christmas story in nine lessons, and plenty of carols for everyone to sing — concluding with candles and “Silent Night.” Free. Battell Chapel, 400 College St. 5 p.m.
Interact with Project: Music Heals Us, which presents classical music performances to diverse audiences to provide encouragement, education, and healing, with a focus on elderly, disabled, rehabilitating, incarcerated, and homeless populations. Free. Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, 80 Wall St. 5 p.m.