SONGS AND POEMS OF BERTOLT BRECHT
Jerry Kuderna and Norah Martin, the dynamic duo, will preside over a program of Hanns Eisler’s Cycle of 18 Songs on Poems by Bertolt Brecht at 8 p.m. Friday. $10.
Fidelity Bank Building, 2323 Shattuck Ave. 665-9496. www.berkeleyartsfestival.com.
Journalist and and literary critic Christopher Hitchens, noted for his iconoclastic wit, outspoken anti-theism and fiery political temperament—not to mention his abrupt abandonment of both a Trotskyist youth and, more recently, the progressive left—joins journalist Chris Hedges in conversation under the title, “Is God... Great?” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at King Middle School. $20. The event is sponsored by KPFA and will be introduced by and moderated by Sasha Lilley, formerly co-host of Against the Grain, and presently KPFA’s interim program director. 1781 Rose St.