■ Author: Claire Dederer
Tonight (Jan. 11) at 7 p.m. Claire Dederer does her best forward-facing-author pose as she gives a free talk about her book "Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses." The event is at Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, and Dederer's book traces her yoga journey over 10 years of poses and growth. Call 650-324-4321 or go to keplers.com.
■ Film lecture: Mark Berger
"Listening to Film Sound: Screening, Lecture and Q&A with Mark Berger" is the title of tonight's (Jan. 11) free 7 p.m. event at Stanford University's Cubberley Auditorium. Berger is an Academy Award-winning supervising rerecording sound mixer who has worked on films including "Apocalypse Now" and "The Right Stuff." He's also an adjunct professor at the University of California at Berkeley. For more about the talk, call 650-723-3404 or go to events.stanford.edu.