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art

thursday/28

“Ned Kahn: Negev Wheel.” Unveiling of kinetic sculpture containing sand from the Negev desert by sculptor Ned Kahn. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. Through Jan. 8, 2017. Included with museum admission. http://www.thecjm.org

“In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art.” Latest installation in the long-running CJM exhibit featuring collaboration between local artist Kota Ezawa and contemporary dancer James Kirby Rogers. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. Through Jan. 17, 2017. Included with museum admission. http://www.thecjm.org

friday/29

“Kubrick’s Camera and Lenses.” Gallery chat on Stanley Kubrick’s style, by filmmaker Mark de Paola. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 12:30 p.m. Included with museum admission. http://www.thecjm.org

sunday/31

PJCC Community Art Show. Reception and awards presentation for a showcase featuring more than 80 amateur and professional local artists. On display through Sept. 25. At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 2 p.m. Free, but RSVP appreciated. http://www.pjcc.org/arts/art-show.html

thursday/11

“Stanley Kubrick, Futurist.” A 90-minute talk about Kubrick’s prescient observations about the future, with psychologist Fernando Castrillon, film professor Rodney Hill, author Chris Noessel and artist Binta Ayofemi. In conjunction with Kubrick exhibit. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. $5-$10. http://www.thecjm.org



kids & family

sunday/25

“Space Odyssey” drop-in art studio. Workshop for children (and their parents) to design rocket ships and space stations. Based on Stanley Kubrick exhibit and Kubrick’s film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 11 a.m. Included with museum admission, children under 18 free. http://www.thecjm.org

sunday/7

“Art of Sand” drop-in art studio. Workshop for children (and their parents) inspired by Ned Kahn’s rotating sand sculpture “Negev Wheel.” At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 11 a.m. Included with museum admission, children under 18 free. http://www.thecjm.org

tuesday/9

The Hebrew letters are a transliterated “Athletics.”  photo/mlb.com
The Hebrew letters are a transliterated “Athletics.” photo/mlb.com
Baseball with a bonus. Join your family, friends and maybe even your rabbi at the Oakland A’s sixth annual Jewish Heritage Night. The promotional ticket will get you a free falafel sandwich and drink, plus an A’s Jewish heritage blanket. The opponent is the Baltimore Orioles, and it’s a free-parking Tuesday.

7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Oakland Coliseum. $33. http://m.athletics.mlb.com/tickets/info/jewish-heritage


on stage

friday/22

“The Gathering.” Opening of playwright Arje Shaw’s drama chronicling a family’s turmoil caused by President Reagan’s controversial visit to Bitburg cemetery in 1985. Runs through Aug. 20. At Live Oak Theater, 1301 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $35. http://www.thegatheringplay.com


film & video

saturday/23

“Film and Feast.” “In Search of Israeli Cuisine” screening with star-chef Michael Solomonov and director Roger Sherman, followed nearby by a meal of Solomonov-inspired dishes prepared by local chefs. Part of the S.F. Jewish Film Festival. At Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F., 3:50 p.m. and Aaxte, 2174 Market St., S.F. 6:15 p.m. $90-$100. http://www.sfjff.org

wednesday/27

“Wrestling Jerusalem.” Film based on one-man show about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by East Bay actor and playwright Aaron Davidman, who will be in attendance. Part of S.F. Jewish Film Festival. At Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F. 6:20 p.m. Also July 28 at CineArts@Palo Alto Square, 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto; July 31 at Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley. http://www.sfjff.org

saturday/30

Mel Brooks in “The Last Laugh”  photo/courtesy sfjff  photo/courtesy sfjff
Mel Brooks in “The Last Laugh” photo/courtesy sfjff photo/courtesy sfjff
Big Night, big question. The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival takes on a big topic at its Berkeley Big Night with “The Last Laugh,” a documentary that examines the question of whether the Holocaust and humor can be mixed. Jewish comedians Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman and others, as well as survivors, offer their opinions. Director Ferne Pearlstein and film subjects Renee and Claire Firestone will be in attendance. The Big Night party, with food and drink, follows the July 30 screening.

7:10 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley. $20-$25. Also 2:55 p.m. July 31 at the Castro, 429 Castro St., S.F. http://www.sfjff.org

sunday/31

SFJFF San Francisco closing night. Documentary “For the Love of Spock” with director Adam Nimoy in attendance, followed by a post-finale celebration on mezzanine. Part of S.F. Jewish Film Festival. At Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F. 7:45 p.m. $22-$25. http://www.sfjff.org (See story, 20)



lectures & workshops

monday/25

Middle East discussion group. A member-led, informal roundtable discussion about current events. At Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F. 5:30 p.m. Free, but registration required. http://www.commonwealthclub.org

thursday/28

“The Jews and the Catholics: Trends in Dwindling Religious Affiliation.” Lecture by Irish Jesuit Padraig Swan and his wife, Colleen Brown. Preceded by breakfast. At Congregation Ner Tamid, 1250 Quintara St., S.F. 10 a.m. Free, but RSVP requested. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

friday/29

“Take Action Day.” S.F. Jewish Film Festival presents five documentaries and post-film panels focusing on social justice issues. Films and topics cover LGBTQ issues and the right to marry, art as a tool of social change, abortion, income inequality and violence against girls in the age of social media. Part of the S.F. Jewish Film Festival. At Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F. 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. $14-$15 per movie, $30-$36 day pass. Panels free. http://www.sfjff.org (See story, 20)

thursday/11

“Breakfast at Goldie’s: Jewish Morning Delicacies.” Cooking Round the World class on Jewish breakfast recipes, including Israeli shakshuka, matzah brei and New York coffee cake. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $55-$60. http://www.jccsf.org


benefits & social events

friday/22

“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

saturday/23

“Stay Amazed.” Celebration featuring some 20 artists from Berkeley to New York, hosted by Berkeley artist Susan Duhan Felix. Live klezmer music and light refreshments. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $8-$10. http://www.jcceastbay.org

 

jewish calendar

Shabbat

July 22, 2016 / Tammuz 16, 5776

Light candles at 8:08 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:10 p.m.

July 29, 2016 / Tammuz 23, 5776

Light candles at 8:02 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:03 p.m.