“The Afro-Semitic Experience.” Seven-piece band plays fusion of Jewish, jazz and world music. Part of the Jewish Music Festival. At Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $30-$32. www.thefreight.org.
“Love, Loss and Latkes.” Local klezmer trio Veretski Pass teams up with the San Francisco Choral Artists for a show about Jewish culture. At St. Gregory’s Church, 500 De Haro St., S.F. 8 p.m. $12-$30. Also March 23 at Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland, 4 p.m. $12-$30. www.sfca.org.
Anthony (Mordechai-Tzvi) Russell and Veretski Pass. The Yiddish singer joins the klezmer trio on stage. Part of the Jewish Music Festival. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7 p.m. $22-$25. www.jewishmusicfestival.org.
Linda Hirschhorn. The cantor and composer plays music based on Jewish prayers. At Congregation B’nai Tikvah, 25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek. 4 p.m. $15. www.tikvah.org.
The Maccabeats. The Israeli a cappella group performs a mix of Jewish, American and Israeli songs. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 5 p.m. $25. www.jccsf.org.
“Passover Community Choir Concert.” Choir members from Peninsula Temple Sholom and De Anza College perform a story about Passover through song. At the synagogue, 1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame. 3 p.m. $10. www.sholom.org.
“A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff.” Biblical scholar, poet and singer-songwriter Alicia Jo Rabins performs a chamber-rock operatic show about spirituality, finance and responsibility based on Madoff and his crimes. Part of the Jewish Music Festival. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $22-$25. www.jewishmusicfestival.org. (See story, 26)
Alicia Jo Rabins and Girls in Trouble. The indie-rock band will perform music about women of the Bible. Part of the Jewish Music Festival. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $22-$25. www.jewishmusicfestival.org.
“The Jewish Music & Poetry Project.” New music to texts by Jewish poets and female composers, as well as ostracized 20th-century composers. At Trinity Chapel, 2320 Dana St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $10-$15. www.trinitychamberconcerts.com.
“Jews and the Great American Songbook.” Jazz pianist, singer and NPR radio host Ben Sidran plays music based on his book “There Was a Fire: Jews, Music and the American Dream.” Part of the Jewish Music Festival. At St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave., Berkeley. 7 p.m. $22-$25. www.jewishmusicfestival.org. Also April 1 lecture and short performance at San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, 100 Larkin St., S.F. Free. 6 p.m. www.sfpl.org. (See story, 26)
“To Sing Away the Darkest Days.” Brother and sister duo Norbert and Linda Hirschhorn perform music from their latest book inspired by Yiddish folk songs. At Afikomen Judaica, 3042 Claremont Ave., Berkeley. 6 p.m. $5-$10. www.afikomen.com.