Attend the opening of a new exhibition that showcases 158 photographs by 20 photographers from the Beinecke Library collections made since 1960. Exhibition continues through Dec. 16. Free. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 121 Wall St. 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy the music of virtuoso trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, who has earned multiple Grammy Awards for performances that cross and defy genres, and who in 2013 received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to American culture. Tickets: $14-$27. Morse Recital Hall, 470 College St. 7:30 p.m.
View a screening of two documentaries about the art and artists that came out of the Los Angeles art scene in the 1950s. Robert Irwin, the American installation artist known for working with light, is a major figure in these stories. Two works by Irwin are currently on view in the gallery. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.
Attend a conference that will bring together speakers from diverse disciplines to discuss the meaning and evolution of the Christian idea of freedom. Lectures will consider the theme from the perspective of Augustine, Origen, Ambrose, Dante, Thomas Aquinas, Nicolas of Cusa, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Servais Pinckaers, and John Paul II. Free. William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
See Frances McDormand’s Academy Award-winning performance in Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1996 black comedy. Followed by a discussion led by a member of the Yale Film Society. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 7 p.m.
Celebrate the diversity of New Haven through activities, performances, and food at the sixth annual family-friendly event for members of the Yale and New Haven communities. Free. Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, 409 Prospect St. Noon-3:30 p.m.
Listen to a conversation with the Grammy Award-winning band from Ciudad Satélite, Mexico. Its music has been heavily influenced by that country’s indigenous population and folk music traditions, but also by punk and electronic music and other bands on the Mexico City scene. Free. Sudler Hall, 100 Wall St. 3 p.m.
Let a docent guide you on a tour of the exhibition that focuses on the experience of prisoners in the 18th and 19th centuries and the structures that confined them. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 1 p.m.