The author of XKCD (along with a lot of other amazing works) Randall Monroe is doing a tour for his newest book, “How To”. His stop in Berkeley will also have Adam Savage (Mythbusters, etc.).
You should check it out.
His last book, “What If”, was absolutely amazing. I let a friend borrow it, and she refused to give it back. Bought another copy, let another friend borrow it.... Ditto. That friend bought me a new book because she “didn’t want to wait a day for delivery”.
Here’s a link for an excerpt from the new Book Randall is touring for
And some bonus comics