■ Author: Bree Despain
Bree Despain, author of the young-adult, paranormal-romance "Dark Divine" series, gives a free talk tonight (Jan. 13) at 7 p.m. on her novel "The Lost Saint." The event is at Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321 or go to keplers.com.
■ Theater: 'No Good Deed'
The new police-drama play "No Good Deed" previews tonight (Jan. 13) at 8 p.m. at the Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Unit K, Mountain View. After this "pay-what-you-can" preview, the play runs through Jan. 30, with shows Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2. Tickets are $15-$30. Call 650-254-1148 or go to thepear.org.