“Hope into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears.” Author-activist Penny Rosenwasser discusses and reads from her book, followed by Q&A. At a private home in Oakland. 10:30 a.m. Free. Contact the author for locations.


Judy Blume and Molly Ringwald. The Jewish young-adult author will discuss her latest book, her career and her favorite stories with the former “brat pack” actress. At Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. $20-$80.


“Leonardo’s Brain” and Six-Word Memoirs. Bay Area filmmaker Tiffany Shlain talks to JCC East Bay CEO Amy Tobin about her late father’s book about Leonardo da Vinci. Followed by a Six-Word Memoir exercise. Co-sponsored by Reboot. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $8-$10.