Wednesday, Mar. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Marines’ Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St.)
Primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions, telling the story of Mama, a dying 59-year-old chimpanzee, who shared a heartfelt final meeting with biologist Jan van Hoof. De Waal explains the new ideas and findings about animal emotions, based on his own studies of the social and emotional lives of chimpanzees, bonobos, and other primates. $10–$60, 415-597-6705, commonwealthclub.org