Soul-lifting music jam. “Shalom by the Bay,” an evening of uplifting and high-energy secular and Jewish music, will feature Danny Carnahan of “Wake the Dead,” a jam band that creates Celtic-style interpretations of Grateful Dead songs, along with other local musicians to help raise money for the Coastside Jewish Community. Appetizers and beverages will be served. 7 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at Rudramandir Center 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. $36-$108; $10 for ages 3-12; free for 2 and younger. www.coastsidejewishcommunity.org
East Bay Jewish Choral Festival. The combined choirs of Congregation B’nai Shalom, Congregation B’nai Tikvah and Temple Isaiah perform Jewish music. At Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road in Lafayette. 4 p.m. Free. (925) 283-8575.
“The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book.” Live musical and multimedia presentation drawing on the musical traditions of a number of European countries. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. $10-$20. www.thecjm.org. (See story, 19)