A Jewish American treasure
Theodore Bikel is a man of extreme talents. He has been nominated for an Academy Award as an actor, has performed on stage, in film and on TV, is an internationally known folk singer, and was an activist in the Soviet Jewry movement, among other causes. On Nov. 3, the 88-year-old legend will draw upon his musical talents when he performs at the Magnes in conjunction with the Jewish Music Festival and the “Remembering Soviet Yiddish Culture” conference (see Arts & Lectures).
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. $12-$18. www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/theodore-bikel-in-concert
“Sea Turtles.” Play with all-female cast follows family of French Berber Jews who fled from Paris back to Tunisia to escape the Holocaust. At Southside Theatre, Fort Mason Center, Bldg. D, S.F. 8 p.m. Also Nov. 3 at 3 and 8 p.m. Also Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. $20-$35. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/270599.
“Acid Test.” Warren David Keith channels Ram Dass, aka Richard Alpert, a Jewish Harvard professor who dropped acid in the 1960s, found his guru, and coined the phrase “be here now.” Script by Lynne Kaufman. Through Nov. 24. At the Marsh, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. 8pm. Ages 17+. $15-$50. www.themarsh.org.