“Shir HaShirim: A Theatrical Presentation.” Jewish Circle Theatre’s modern take on the drama and desire in King Solomon’s erotic poetry. Also Nov. 9. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $20-$25. www.jcceastbay.org. Also Nov. 10 at Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 7 p.m. $20. www.svjcc.org. (See story, 23)
Night of many laughs. A veteran of the Bay Area comedy circuit, Aurora Simcovich comes to Oakland to headline a night of Jewish comedy. The San Jose Improv favorite will be one of four standup performers, including Mumbai native Samson Koletkar, who has shared his brand of satirical Jewish comedy with audiences across India and North America. 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at JCC East Bay, 5811 Racine St., Oakland. $12-$15. www.jcceastbay.org
“Latkes & Laughs.” Comics Cathy Ladman, Jeff Applebaum and Jimmy Gunn perform an evening of “potato pancakes and punch lines.” At Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University Ave., San Jose. 7:30 p.m. $18-$36. www.latkesandlaughs.com.