Enjoy the ﬁnal event of this year’s Windham-Campbell Literary Festival: a staged reading of new works by Lucas Hnath and Suzan-Lori Parks. Hnath will direct scenes from his play “The Thin Place.” Oskar Eustis, artistic director of the Public Theater, will direct scenes from Lori-Parks’ drama “White Noise.” Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 7:30 p.m.
Explore an exhibit representing a collective initiative of a group of architects from Ahmedabad, India, that highlights the historical and architectural response to the problem of providing drinking water while touching upon the tangential social, ecological, and cultural aspects of stepwells. Exhibition continues through Oct. 6. Free. Paul Rudolph Hall, 180 York St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tour an exhibition featuring sculptures by Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh that pay homage to some of the first three-dimensional representations of the female form ever discovered: figures created by Upper Paleolithic hunters and gatherers between 40,000 and 15,000 BCE. Exhibition continues through March 17. Tickets: $6-$13. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Experience an a cappella concert that commemorates all those lost to gun violence, in particular the children and adults from Sandy Hook Elementary School. Free; donation welcome. Marquand Chapel, 409 Prospect St. 7:30 p.m.
Attend a performance of a play originally published in 1928 and credited as the first known experimental work written by a black American woman. It combines biblical imagery and political allegory to disrupt what the author called “the thin-skin-of-civilization.” Tickets: $12-$25. Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St. 11 p.m.
Take a tour of the one of the world’s largest libraries devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts, and see treasures such as a Gutenberg Bible and John James Audubon’s “Birds of America.” Free. 121 Wall St. 1:30 p.m.
Learn about the myths and folktale traditions of the British Isles with the professional storyteller Tom Lee. This program will highlight one painting from the center’s collection, using it as a touchstone to connect listeners with the ancient oral traditions of England, Scotland, or Wales. Appropriate for children ages 6 and older. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 3 p.m.