ART: Berkeley Center for New Media presents a lecture entitled, Fear and Fun, by San Francisco based artist Kal Spelletich, who builds interactive machines, robots and installations, putting people in touch with intense real life experiences in order to empower them. (7:30 p.m., Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley)

MUSIC: Dynamo father and son jazz duo The Rileys take the stage at Yoshi's tonight, featuring dad Terry Riley, who "launched what is now known as the Minimalist movement with his revolutionary classic IN C in 1964," on piano, synth, and vocals, and son Gyan Riley, who was the first full-scholarship graduate guitar student at the San Francisco Conservatory, playing classical and electric guitars. (8 p.m., Yoshi's San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore Street)

THEATER: Theatre of Yugen presents SORYA! A Minor Miracle (Part 1), a collection of plays that explore the meeting between the stories and songs of childhood and ancient Japanese cultural traditions, featuring The Dwarfs are for The Dwarfs, St. Matthew's Fair, and Boshibari (Tied to a Pole). (7 p.m., NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa Street)