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Hershey Felder performs as Irving Berlin (Photo/Samantha Voxakis)

Etgar Keret chats with Ayelet Waldman and other best bets

If you haven’t caught Hershey Felder’s homage to the late great Jewish composer Irving Berlin, this is your last chance. “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin” is the talented musician’s one-man show recalling Berlin’s rise from Lower East Side Jewish immigrant to one of America’s best-loved songwriters. Closes Sunday!


Acclaimed Israeli writer Etgar Keret’s short stories deal with the absurdist humor and surreal elements of daily life. He joins Berkeley writer Ayelet Waldman, who’s written about bad mothers, the criminal justice system and her own LSD microdosing, for “The Dark and the Surreal” — sure to be a provocative conversation. 7 p.m. Sunday at the Osher Marin JCC.


And yet another Sunday event: Wish Israel a belated happy birthday at an Israeli street fair party at Stanford Hillel. Drinks, food and dancing at this 21-and-over celebration presented by Moishe House Palo Alto as well as other Jewish young adult groups. Fun gets underway at 7 p.m. on the patio of the Ziff Center for Jewish Campus Life.

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Liz Harris

Liz Harris is J.'s culture editor. She can be reached at liz@jweekly.com.