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. www.mayabeiser.com.
“The Klezmatics.” The Jewish-roots band plays. At Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $26.50-$28.50; half off for under 30. www.thefreight.org.
Taking it to the streets. The Israeli community Beit Tefilah Yisraeli, committed to Jewish spirit, culture and social action, has turned the Port of Tel Aviv into Israel’s hippest outdoor synagogue with its Kabbalat Shabbat experience. Musicians from the liberal, egalitarian urban group will combine poetry and music to explore the pioneering spirit of early kibbutz culture for a Bay Area audience. 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. Included with museum admission; 18 and under free. www.thecjm.org
“Hardly Strictly Klezmer.” Performances by several klezmer bands, including the Red Hot Chachkas, Klezmer Playboys, Reich & Goldberg. At Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $20.50-$22.50; half off for under 30. www.thefreight.org.