Nigunim Community Chorus

A musical Hanukkah. The Nigunim Community Chorus will sing in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and English at the JCC East Bay’s fifth annual Hanukkah celebration. Other performers include the Adama Duo, the All-Star Dancing Band and Mama Loshn. With dancing, a menorah lighting and plenty of Hanukkah-themed food. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. $15; children free.

Ellis Island Old World Folk Band. Musical performance celebrating Hanukkah. At farmers market at the Marin County Mart, 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 12 p.m. Free. (510) 529-8753.


Kugelplex concert brunch. The klezmer group plays during an afternoon of holiday treats and dreidel spinning. At Salle Pianos and Events, 1632C Market St., S.F. 1 p.m. $10-$20.


Sam Glaser. The musician performs for the last night of Hanukkah. At Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. 7 p.m. $3-$10.


It’ll be a scream. Celebrate forgotten mash-ups of Jewish, Latin, Yiddish and Spanish music from the early 20th century forward. The Contemporary Jewish Museum celebrates the double-CD record release of “It’s a Scream: How Levine Does the Rhumba,” featuring Latin-Jewish songs from Tito Puente, Carole King, Herb Alpert and others. The Idelsohn Society will team up with DJ Oro11 and DeeJay Theory to turn the gallery into a dance hall. With a cash bar, plus small bites provided by Wise Sons Deli. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. Included with museum admission.

“Hodaya Hoedown.” Jewgrass music from Tayvat Teva, plus drinks, desserts and dancing. For 18 and older. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 7 to 10:30 p.m. $18.

“Lior Tsarfaty and the Prayer Songs Project.” The Israeli musician performs music in different languages representing diverse traditions. At La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $20. (See story, 26)


Cellist Maya Beiser. The Israeli musician performs in “Linked Verse,” a fusion of sound and image that blends Japanese and Western styles of music. At Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. 2:30 p.m. $10-$75.