Renny Pritikin on beauty. Lunchtime gallery talk by the CJM chief curator on the inspiration behind “Night Begins the Day” exhibition. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 12:30 p.m. Included with museum admission. http://www.thecjm.org
“In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art.” Opening of the fourth installation of the collaborating-artist project, with Bay Area artist David Wilson and Magnes Collection curator Francesco Spagnolo. Through Jan. 3. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. Included with museum admission, $5 after 5 p.m. http://www.thecjm.org
“Not Forgotten.” Artist reception with Erella Teitler, creator of exhibit about Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. At Jewish Community Federation, 121 Steuart St., S.F. 2 p.m. Free, but RSVP requested. https://my.jewishfed.org/not-forgotten
music & dance
9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at Legionnaire Saloon, 2272 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. $10. http://www.hernandez-hideaway.com
Ellis Island Old World Folk Band. Bay Area group performs traditional klezmer, Yiddish vocals and European folk music. At Le Bateau Ivre Restaurant, 2629 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. http://www.lebateauivre.net
kids & family
“Saturdays Unplugged.” Afternoon of kid-friendly activities, happy hour for adults and live music featuring the Hot Buttered Rum String Band. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 3 p.m. Free. http://www.jccsf.org/unplugged
Go for Gold. Laugh along with Emmy Award–winning comedian Judy Gold at Feinstein’s at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. In addition to her stand-up and theatrical performances, including “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother,” Gold has made multiple TV appearances and hosts the Kill Me Now podcast.
6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30 at Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F. $25-$40 tickets, $20 dining minimum. http://www.hotelnikkosf.com/feinsteins
film & video
8:55 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 at the Castro in S.F. Also 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 at the California in Berkeley. $13-$14. http://www.sfjff.org/2015/films/love-taxes
lectures & workshops
Middle East discussion group. A member-led, informal roundtable discussion about current events. At Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F. 5:30 p.m. Free, but registration required. http://www.commonwealthclub.org
benefits & social events
“HUBad SoMa Shul.” Chabad of S.F. happy hour followed by Shabbat services and dinner. At S.F. School of Digital Filmmaking, 925 Mission St., Suite 108, S.F. 5 p.m. Free, dinner $25 suggested donation. http://www.chabadsf.org
Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club hike. Five-mile Berkeley Marina hike followed by optional dinner. Meet at trailhead off Frontage Road, Berkeley. 2:30 p.m. $1. (408) 817-5686
San Francisco Giants Jewish Heritage Night. Watch the Giants take on the Milwaukee Brewers. Special ticketholders receive commemorative Kiddush cups and entry to a pregame party. At AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F. 7:15 p.m. http://www.sanfranciscogiants.mlb.com
Oakland A’s Jewish Heritage Night. Watch the A’s take on the Baltimore Orioles. Special ticketholders receive a commemorative baseball cap and access to a pregame party with klezmer music by Orchestra Euphonos. At O.co Coliseum, 700 Coliseum Way, Oakland. 7 p.m. http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com
spiritual & holiday
Tisha B’Av program. Screening of “With My Whole Broken Heart,” a documentary about uplifting responses from those who have lost loved ones to terrorism, war and the Holocaust. At S.F. Film School, 925 Mission St., S.F. 9 p.m. Suggested donation $10. http://www.chabadsf.org/TishaBav
Shabbat Va’etchanan. Rabbi Simon Benzaquen of Seattle’s Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation will give the sermon at Shabbat services, followed by luncheon. The rabbi also will teach an evening Torah class. At Congregation Anshey Sfard, 1500 Clement St., S.F. 9:15 a.m. sermon, 7 p.m. class. http://www.ansheysfardsf.org
Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave., Berkeley
“Fiddler on the Roof.” Performed by Berkeley Playhouse. Through Aug. 2. http://www.berkeleyplayhouse.org
Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
“Triangle.” Musical about a scientist who unearths a mysterious connection to multiple Jewish casualties in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Performed by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Through Aug. 2. http://www.theatreworks.org
14855 Oka Road
“Related Paintings: An Exhibition by Scott Switzer.” Expressionist paintings focusing on iconic biblical imagery. Through Oct. 7. http://www.apjcc.org
2 Lake St., S.F.
“Jews and Cartooning.” Exhibit of art by classic Jewish cartoonists, including Bob Singer of Hanna-Barbera, R. Crumb, Yaakov Kirschen and others. Through Sept. 1. http://www.emanuelsf.org
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St., S.F.
“Night Begins the Day: Rethinking Space, Time and Beauty.” Group exhibition examining technological innovation, the concept of time, and expressions of awe and fear. Through Sept. 20. “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait.” Exhibit featuring photographs and possessions of the late Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter. Through Nov. 1. http://www.thecjm.org
Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis St., S.F.
“Up/Down.” Art exhibition exploring the image of Jacob’s ladder and the significance of ladders in Jewish spirituality. Featuring works by painter/photographer Andréa D. Guerra and artist-spiritual director Elyssa Wortzman. Through Aug. 26. http://www.jewishcommunitylibrary.org
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
“The Future of Memory: Jewish Culture in the Digital Age.” Interactive installation featuring objects, images, film reels and oral histories from the archives. Through Dec. 18. http://www.magnes.org
save the date
American Friends of Magen David Adom
Red Star Gala
Sukkot on the Farm
July 24, 2015 / Av 8, 5775
Light candles at 8:07 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 9:09 p.m.
follows end of Shabbat
July 25, 2015 / Av 9, 5775
Light candles at 8:01 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 9:02 p.m.