“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)
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.
“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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.
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