Listen to author Sally Wen Mao read from her book of poetry “Oculus,” which was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2019, among other accolades. Mao will also deliver a talk prior to the reading. Free. Rm. 100, 220 York St. 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy the Yale Philharmonia, led by School of Music conducting student Ryan Tani, in a performance of Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, Op. 25, Kevin Puts’ Marimba Concerto, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36. Percussionist Ji Su Jung will accompany the orchestra. Tickets: $8-$12. Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St. 7:30 p.m.
View a screening of Nissim Mossek’s documentary, which depicts the story of born-again Jew Yochanan Sharet who became notorious for his harassment of Palestinians, and Alon Sahar’s short film about a young man who uses his camera as a psychological weapon. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 2 p.m.
Attend a symposium that focuses on women in ancient Mesopotamia as authors and scholars, businesswomen, priestesses, and regents. The symposium will feature talks, discussions, and museum displays, and will include a light breakfast and lunch, as well as a newly published book and exclusive tours of related exhibits. Tickets: $15; registration required. Kline Geology Laboratory, 210 Whitney Ave. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Experience a multimedia performance featuring some of Yale’s most creative musicians in an immersive 30-minute musical narrative complemented by visuals on the Leitner Planetarium’s domed ceiling. Free. Leitner Observatory and Planetarium, 355 Prospect St. 7 p.m.
Explore the work of Ford Madox Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, and John Everett Millais, among other artists. This exhibition represents the spectrum of avant-garde practices of the Victorian period through a selection of paintings, drawings, watercolors, and decorative art. On view through May 10. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Listen to Cecilia Chung deliver the keynote address for Pan Asian American Heritage Month. An Asian transgender woman living with HIV, Chung is an internationally recognized civil rights leader and pioneer who has dedicated herself to ending stigma, discrimination, and violence. Free. Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. 4 p.m.
Join a docent-led tour of a special exhibition that features the work of noted bookbinding designers, including George Kirkpatrick, Susan Allix, Hannah Brown, and Gabrielle Fox, among other artists. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 1 p.m.
Attend a lecture by Fr. Brian Pierce, a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Martin de Porres. In the 1990s Pierce was part of the team sent to Honduras to found a new community of preachers. There he worked in barrios and mountain villages with men and women living with HIV-AIDS. Dinner will be served prior to the lecture. St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel & Center, 268 Park St. 6 p.m.