Take a tour of the new Leslie P. and George H. Hume American Furniture Study Center at the Collection Studies Center at Yale West Campus. See more than 1,300 examples of American furniture and clocks from the 17th century to the present in this newly opened facility, as well as a collection of contemporary wood art. Free. 900 West Campus Dr. 12:20 p.m.
Experience a contemporary spin on the classic Greek tragedy, “The Bacchae,” with a DJ, dance music, and live-streaming video. The Yale Rep production continues through Oct. 26. Tickets: $12-$99. University Theatre, 222 York St. 8 p.m.
Visit an exhibition that celebrates the first 150 years of the Yale School of Art. Through items such as early photographs, departmental records, and student work, this exhibition illustrates moments in the evolution of the school. On display through Jan. 18. Free. Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, 180 York St. 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Enjoy a day of art and entertainment in celebration of the local community in the heart of downtown New Haven. The Shops at Yale invites all professional and amateur artists, students, and artist groups to participate in the chalk art festival. The event will include exclusive offers to retailers and restaurants, raffles, giveaways, and more. (Rain date: Oct. 20). Free; register in advance. Broadway Island, 56 Broadway. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
View a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, one of the largest civil protests in American history. Largely remembered for Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the march was a turning point in the civil rights movement. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 2 p.m.
Visit nearly 100 artists at the historic Erector Set factory, now a studio complex, during Citywide Open Studios. Pick up a map and schedule at the Artspace welcome tent and find studio locations for each artist in the complex, plus information about additional events, including demonstrations, talks, and more. Free. Erector Square, 315 Peck St. Noon-6 p.m.
Explore a media wall exhibit that examines the past, present, and future of innovation at Yale, through highlights of Tsai CITY’s “Intensives” for students and their many collaborations with campus partners, as well as some of the novel combinations of ideas and concepts that have occurred at Yale across time periods, disciplines, departments, and schools. On display through March 31. Free. Center for Science and Social Science Information, 219 Prospect St. 1-11 p.m.
View nine historic photographs chosen from an extensive archive of over 10,000 photographs collected by the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design. These photographs, on display for the first time outside of China, provide a visual documentation of the construction process of the Great Hall of the People from 1958 to 1959. On view through Dec. 24. Free; register in advance. Yale-China Association, 442 Temple St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.