Drawing on her Persian roots, Israeli pop singer Rita has made a cultural statement for peace by singing in both Hebrew and Farsi, gaining popularity in Israel and Iran. Since her career launched in 1980, Rita has had continued success as a recording artist, actress and performer. Come see what all the excitement is about when she performs at Stanford.
8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Dinkelspiel Theater, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. $10-$60. www.jewishfed.org/event/rita-concert-stanford
Stop, rock ‘n’ roll
Israeli multiplatinum and award-winning musician David Broza blends the musical styles of Israel, Spain and England to create flamenco-tinged folk-rock and rock ’n’ roll songs. Broza, who often performs with a band in front of large crowds, will present a more
intimate solo show at the JCC of San Francisco.
4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. $40-$50. www.jccsf.org
Middle East peace concert. Five Middle Eastern musicians perform. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 8 p.m. $15-$25. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/266957. Also Oct. 28 at First Congregational Church, 900 High St., Santa Cruz. 7:30 p.m. $15-$25. (831) 426-2010.
“Fill as Desired.” Performance of Amy X Neuberg’s song cycle, inspired by Jewish recipes collected and preserved by women in Theresienstadt concentration camp. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $35-$40. www.jcceastbay.org.
Vocolot reunion concert. Jewish world music vocal ensemble celebrates 25 years. At Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $26.50-$28.50. www.thefreight.org.