1) THERE’S HOPE
Sick of bad news all the time? How about this hopeful tidbit: Corporations can be sustainable and prosperous, argues Pamela Gordon, president and founder of Technology Forecasters Inc., who'll present her findings in a lecture at UC Berkeley Extension. 5:30 p.m., free.
2) A DIFFERENT ART WALK
If you're looking for a low-key alternative to Art Murmur, stop by Piedmont Avenue's monthly art walk, which happens every Third Thursday of the month. Check out art and entertainment, and sample some tasty treats, tonight at 6 p.m., free.
3) WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Um, I’m not a sports person, but apparently tonight’s game between the Cal women’s team and USC has some fairly serious ramifications: A Bears win could tie them for second place in the Pac-12. See the drama unfold at Haas Pavilion. 6 p.m., $5 and up.
4) FIRST POSITION
Known for its innovative work, Company C Contemporary Ballet premieres several pieces this winter season, including Brian Reeder’s Being Served (“a dinner party gone wrong”), Patrick Corbin’s For Use in Subhuman Primates Only (set to the music of Massive Attack, exploring “darker undercurrents of the club scene”), and Charles Anderson’s Beautiful Maladies (inspired by jazz icon Chet Baker). At Lesher Center for the Arts; 8 p.m., $23-$45.
5) DANCE TIME
If you’d rather do the dancing, head over to The Rock Steady for a free dance party featuring DJ Miggy Stardust (aka Roberto Miguel Reyes; winner of EBX’s Best DJ reader’s poll award in 2012), spinning a mix of '80s and '90s hip-hop. 10 p.m., free.