On stage

friday/4

“E-i-E-i-OY!” Vivien Straus’s one-woman autobiographical play about a Jewish farm girl and a Czech refugee. Through May 10. At NOHSpace, 2840 Mariposa St., S.F. 8 p.m. $20. www.vivienstraus.com. (See story, 31)

saturday/5

Jewish American poetry. David Meltzer hosts SFJazz Center’s Jewish American poetry night. Featuring Alan Kaufman, author of “Drunken Angel” and “Jew Boy.” At SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F. 8:30 p.m. $15. www.sfjazz.org.

sunday/6

“An American Tale.” Staged reading of local playwright Noa Silver’s story about a young boy growing up in Brooklyn during the countercultural revolution in the 1960s. At Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. Free. noasilver@gmail.com.

“Feisty Old Jew.” Actor and writer Charlie Varon’s one-man play about an 83-year-old curmudgeon living a 20th-century life in the 21st-century Bay Area. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 2 p.m. $15-$25. www.marinjcc.org.

saturday/12

Ariel Quartet

Plucking along. The Ariel Quartet moved from Israel to the U.S. in 2004 and has performed its critically acclaimed music across the world ever since. Named the quartet-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music in 2012, the young ensemble is in the Bay Area to perform Beethoven and Bartók, among others. The hourlong performance will be followed by a “meet the artists” dessert reception. 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. $25-$30. www.pjcc.org