Catch the opening of the Yale Repertory Theatre’s final production of the season. Tori Sampson’s new play dramatizes “the stories of the forgotten leaders who blazed the trail for desegregation and women’s rights.” The production will run through May 18. Tickets: $12-$98. 1120 Chapel St. 8 p.m.
Attend a symposium that will explore the relationship between African and Western musical traditions and highlight “the brilliance of black composers and performers who, against great odds, contributed to the musical culture of the age.” The symposium will be followed by a musical performance. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Listen to a lecture by Jim VandeHei, co-founder of Axios and Politico, and former White House correspondent for The Washington Post, as he discusses his journalism career. Free. Rm. 101, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. 6-7 p.m.
Take a tour of the solar system with renowned astronomer Alice Quillen of the University of Rochester, as she explains the strange forces that mold and control asteroids, moons, and objects such as 2014 MU69, the recent target of NASA’s New Horizons Mission to the Outer Solar System. Free. Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St. 2-3 p.m.
Celebrate World Tai Chi Day by participating in outdoor tai chi and qigong demonstrations and workshops led by local tai chi instructors in the heart of New Haven on the Green. Free. Temple St. 10 a.m-1 p.m.
Experience the poetry of T.S. Eliot in a new dimension, as a group of Yale Divinity School students turn poems into scripts and literary analysis into performance. Free. Niebuhr Hall, 409 Prospect St. 2 p.m.
Join educators and student guides for an interactive tour of the gallery’s history, architecture, and encyclopedic collection. Tours will focus 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.
Enjoy masterpieces of chamber music performed by Yale students. The event will feature works by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Shostakovich. Free. Sudler Hall, 100 Wall St. 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Savor the sounds of Anastasia Antonova and Anna Kiskachi as they perform Saint-Saëns’ “Danse Macabre” and other works. Tickets: $15-$30. Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, 15 Hillhouse Ave. 3 p.m.