Experience Yale Opera’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” a treatment of Pushkin’s verse novel about “youthful passion, heartless dismissal, and lasting regret.” Performances will also be held on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $19-$54. Shubert Theatre, 247 College St. 8 p.m.
Visit an exhibition that explores how the idea of the Deluge has been represented and interpreted by British artists and writers from the end of the 18th century to the present day. Exhibition continues through March 24. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Be among the first to enjoy the world premiere of a double percussion concerto by Ted Hearne. Arx Duo, featuring percussionists Garrett Arney and Mari Yoshinaga, will perform the piece. The Yale Concert Band will also perform works by Christopher Sainsbury and Chris Brubeck, among other composers. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30 p.m.
Watch and cheer on the Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Lion Troupe, dragons (built by Greater New Haven students), partners, and sponsors as they dance and march their way up Whitney Avenue and then down Audubon Street. Free. 442 Temple St. 9:30 a.m.
Shake off the winter chill and spend Presidents Day weekend at the Peabody Museum on a trip to the tropics. Discover the museum’s hidden collection of tropical wonders, excavate seashells and shark teeth, meet scientists from Yale, and enjoy engaging crafts and games. The event continues on Sunday and Monday. Tickets: $6-$13. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Listen to a Greek-Cuban jazz concert, featuring guitarist Spiros Exaras and pianist Elio Villafranca. The musicians have performed with such artists as Shirley Bassey, Mark Murphy, Randy Brecker, Pat Martino, and Terell Stafford, among others. Free. Sudler Hall, 100 Wall St. 6 p.m.
Explore an exhibition that takes its name from the history of “arrant book-lovers” written by Thomas Frognall Dibdin in 1842. It follows these lovers through four case studies, observing the relationships of books with their readers, owners, authors, collectors, and creators. Exhibition continues through April 21. Free. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 121 Wall St. Noon-4 p.m.