Browse books for sale from small independent publishers that focus on art, architecture, photography, and design; rare and limited-edition books and zines; and artists’ books by students and alumni of the Yale School of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Experience a drama, set in 651 Persia, which depicts the story of a miller condemned to death for the apparent murder of Emperor Yazdgerd III. The miller’s wife and daughter offer wildly conflicting accounts of what transpired in an effort to confound his accusers and save his life. Tickets: $15-$25. Frederick Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St. 8 p.m.
Listen to the Greater New Haven Community Chorus perform a holiday choral celebration featuring Mendelssohn’s “Vom Himmel hoch,” with selections from Randall Thompson’s “Frostiana,” and works by Bach, Gjeilo, and others. Tickets: $15 in advance (at www.gnhcc.org); $20 at the door. Battell Chapel, 400 College St. 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate South Asian culture through Roshni, one of the largest cultural showcases at Yale. The event will feature performances from Yale Jashan Bhangra, Yale Rangeela, Monst-RAAS-ity, the Yale Kalaa, and Yale Sur et Veritaal, along with acts performed by members of each class. A reception will be held in the Schwarzman Center rotunda. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 6-9 p.m.
Enjoy a “darkly comic examination of the way capitalism underscores identity politics.” Lette is a brilliant engineer, with only one thing standing in the way of his career: He is astoundingly ugly. After a revolutionary operation, he discovers that the privilege of beauty unlocks a door to a whole new world. Tickets: $12-$20. Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St. 8 p.m. & 11 p.m.
Attend the 20th anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s drama, based on events that took place in New Haven. Historian Joseph Yannielli will introduce the film, which is a 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 2 p.m.
Travel with children of all ages to distant times and faraway lands through artworks at the Yale University Art Gallery. Teaching staff will tell folktales, myths, and stories from around the world that highlight unique features of selected objects in the collection. Drawing materials are available for older children. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1 p.m.
Join in the holiday spirit with the Yale Glee Club and the Yale Symphony Orchestra as they present the annual “Messiah” Audience Singalong. Suggested donation: $5 (a portion of proceeds will benefit New Haven’s homeless). “Messiah” scores will be available for purchase for $10. Battell Chapel, 400 College St. 1:30 p.m.