Explore the world of avant-garde filmmaking in a festival that will feature lectures as well as screenings of works by innovative directors. Festival continues through Saturday. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 9:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m.
Learn about the artist’s drawings and paintings that depict life in the rural fringes of the Netherlands, his sojourn in The Hague, and his brief time as an art student in Belgium, before he moved to Paris. The first of six lectures. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.
Experience a Yale Dramat production that depicts the 1881 Washerwomen Strike in Atlanta, Georgia. Six black women tell their stories collectively and in small vignettes, bringing to life themes of camaraderie, womanhood, the Jim Crow South, and the will to fight back in the face of stratified institutions and conditions. Tickets: $3-$12. Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Celebrate Family Weekend at a concert featuring Yale College’s three official undergraduate performing ensembles: the Yale Glee Club, the Yale Concert Band, and the Yale Symphony Orchestra. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 p.m.
View a School of Drama production of Anton Chekhov’s classic play that explores the range and capacity of human behavior, particularly when a group of individuals — each self-absorbed but charming — finds themselves suffocated by stifling heat and family drama. Free; seating is limited. Frederick Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St. 4 p.m.
Visit Erector Square, a hub of artistic activity in Fair Haven, that features a high concentration of artist studios. Explore the personal studios of hundreds of local artists. Artspace volunteers will be on hand with maps, schedules of demonstrations, and directions for visitors. Free. Erector Square, 315 Peck St. Noon-6 p.m.
Join educators and student guides for an interactive tour of the gallery’s history, architecture, and encyclopedic collection. Focusing on a handful of objects chosen to showcase both the permanent collection and special exhibitions currently on view, no two tours are the same. Free. 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.