by Amy Crocker

BOOKS: San Francisco author Jason Myers discusses his second book, The Mission. It's the story of a young man who moves to San Francisco after his brother is killed in Iraq. He picks up the pieces of his life and then some.

7:30 p.m. // The Booksmith (1644 Haight Street ) // Free

CLUB: As the bills pile up from the holidays, the new year begins frugally. Let the DJ put a new spin on sorrow tonight at The Make-Out Room. There is no cover every Tuesday for 60's soul music. So get on up - ah - and then say it loud - I'm broke and I'm proud.

9:30 // The Make-Out Room (3225 22nd Street) // Free

THEATER: Part circus, part vaudeville, Aurélia’s Oratorio is written and directed by Victoria Thierree Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin's daughter. The apple didn't fall far from the tree, as whimsy and delight permeate the performance. Wee!

8 p.m. // Berkeley Repertory's Roda Theatre (2015 Addison, Berkeley) // $16.50-$71