Funk, sex, and science-based self-help. It’s Tuesday!
1) CONFESSIONS OF A SEX SURROGATE
Cheryl Cohen Greene, the real-life sex surrogate whose relationship with a paralyzed client in Berkeley became the basis of the recent Hollywood movie The Sessions, discusses her memoir, An Intimate Life: Sex, Love and My Journey as a Surrogate Partner. At Books Inc. Berkeley; 7 p.m., free
2) ZERO DARK DIRTY
Everyone’s got an opinion on the controversial movie Zero Dark Thirty. Where does author/journalist Larry Everest (Oil, Power, and Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda) stand? Well, his lecture is titled “Zero Dark Thirty, or How a People Lose Their Humanity.” Hear him at Revolution Books; 7 p.m., free.
3) A MOTHER’S LOVE
As part of PFA’s ongoing showcase of films from the African continent comes the screening of Monica Wangu Wamwere: The Unbroken Spirit, a documentary about a Kenyan woman who takes up the cause that resulted in the jailing of her son, human rights activist Koigi wa Wamwere. 7 p.m., $9.50
4) FACTS OF LIFE
Ever-popular self-help books often spout off statements as if they were facts, but Sonja Lyubomirsky backs up her life lessons with empirical data. The UC Riverside psychology professor discusses “how to find opportunity in life’s thorniest moments” at a lecture at the Hillside Club. 7:30 p.m., free.
5) POWER OF FUNK
It’s hard enough for a band to make it through one year, let alone FORTY-FIVE, but Tower of Power has done just that. See the legendary funk/soul band rip up the stage at Yoshi’s, part of a five-day run. 8 & 10 p.m., $40.