Chabon’s new adventure
Michael Chabon, author of the Pulitzer-winning “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” and “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union,” has a new book out Sept. 11 — “Telegraph Avenue.”â€ˆSet in Berkeley and Oakland, the novel tells the story of two record-shop owners and their spouses (both midwives) as their shop is threatened by the construction of a megastore. Exploring friendship, race and secrecy, the novel promises to be inducted quickly into the NorCal canon.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F. $22-$27. www.cityarts.net. Also Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Diesel, 5433 College Ave., Oakland. Purchase of book ($27.99)â€ˆnecessary to attend. www.dieselbookstore.com
“When You Grow Up You’ll Understand.” Show in Hebrew on femininity at different stages of life. Acted by Shirley Yuval and Sagit Emet. At Jerusalem Grill & Bar, 1740 S. Winchester Blvd., Campbell. 9 p.m. Also Sept. 9 at Congregation Beth Israel Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way, S.F. 8:30 p.m. $30-$35. www.baysvp.com.