SCIENTIST-AUTHOR TELLS US “WE ARE THE TRUTH”
Internationally renowned scientist and host of many popular Canadian television series David Suzuki will deliver a lecture entitled “We Are the Earth” at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way. Suzuki is the author of more than 40 books, including The Sacred Balance, Tree, Good News for a Change and the just released David Suzuki, The Autobiography. Tickets are $10-$12 and can be purchased at independent bookstores. 415-255-7296, ext. 253. www.globalexchange.org.
OAKLAND SYMPHONY “MADE IN AMERICA”
Oakland East Bay Symphony will peform “Made in America,” a new work by Joan Tower, as well as works by George Gershwin and Aaron Copeland at 8 p.m. Friday at the Paramount Theater, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. The concert will be preceded by a lecture at 7 p.m. $15-$62. 625-8497. www.oebs.org.
“THE WHOLE WORLD’S WATCHING YOU”
Young performers will participate in “The Whole World’s Watching You,” poetry readings hosted in coordination with Berkeley Art Center’s exhibit of photos from the peace and social justice movement of the ‘60s and ‘70s, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut St., between Eunice and Rose, behind Live Oak Park. 527-9753.