Steven Pinker discusses his book “Enlightenment Now.” In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. This progress is not the result of some cosmic force. It is a gift of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing. 8 p.m. Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: http://booksandbooks.com.