Works by New Poets: an Omnidawn reading. Poets George Albon, Sarah Gridley, Angela Hume, Michelle Taransky, Brien Teare and Lynn Xu read from their new works of poetry, published by Omnidawn. Come early, have some refreshments and meet the poets. 7:30 p.m. March 22. Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave. Free. 510-849-2087, www.moesbooks.com.

Prescott Circus Theatre 2013 Spring Showcase. The Prescott Circus Theatre presents its Spring Student Showcase, featuring a cast of over 100 talented Oakland children in an upbeat and inspiring show, guaranteed to knock your socks off and melt your heart. 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 23. Oakland Technical High School Performing Arts Center, 4351 Broadway, Oakland. Free. 510-967-0355, www.prescottcircus.org.

Knitting Hour. Learn how to knit, knit with others and be inspired. All skill levels welcome. Bring the whole family, for ages 8 and up. 3 to 4:30 p.m. March 23. Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. 510-981-6278, berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

Author Carly Anne West. Author Carly Anne West reads from "Murmurings." 7:30 p.m. March 23. Mrs. Dalloway's, 2904 College Ave. 510-704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com.

Stories and Songs. Songs, lullabies and stories geared for young children and their families. 6:30 p.m. March 26. Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. 510-524-3043. ccclib.org.

Authors Flynt Leverett & Hillary Mann Leverett. Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett discuss their new book, "Going to Tehran: Why the U.S. Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran," answer questions, and sign books. Hosted by Philip Maldari. 7:30 p.m. March 27. St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. $12 advance. $15 door. 510-967-4495, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/338972.

Authors Lisa Baso and Sharon Draper. Not Your Mother's Books Club presents Because Random is Awesome featuring Lisa Baso, author of "A Shimmer of Angels," and Sharon Draper, author of "Panic." 6:30 p.m. March 28. Books Inc, 1760 4th St. Free. 510-525-7777, www.booksinc.net.

Home Energy Efficiency Workshop. Learn how to lower utility bills, improve indoor air quality and reduce drafts by conducting a home energy efficiency upgrade. 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 28. Truitt & White Conference Room, 1817 Second St. Free. 510-891-6553, eucworkshoptw.eventbrite.com.