music & dance
saturday/1Oakland “Old World” dance party. Celebration marking launch of “Klezmerotica Sweethearts,” a new CD from local klezmer group Hernandez Hideaway. Also featuring performances by the Bodice Rippers and Carne Cruda. At Legionnaire Saloon, 2272 Telegraph Ave ., Oakland. 9 p.m. $10. http://www.hernandez-hideaway.com (See story, 32)
wednesday/5Ellis 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
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 at Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F. $8-$20, students with ID free. www.commonwealthclub.org
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
Through Aug. 2 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. http://www.theatreworks.org
8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 at Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. $37-$69. http://www.tinyurl.com/marc-cohn-yoshi
film & video
5:05 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F. Free. http://www.sfjff.org
lectures & workshops
“Top Five Suggestions for a Successful and Thriving Marriage.” Lecture by Rabbi Zalman Levin of Chabad of Palo Alto on five components and skills to enhance marriage. Proceeds to benefit Mikvah Society of San Jose. At Chabad, 3070 Louis Road, Palo Alto. 7 p.m. $12 suggested donation. (408) 264-3138
Panel on human trafficking. South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking presents a panel discussion and updates by speakers Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen and county Supervisor Cindy Chavez. At Levy Family Campus, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 6:15 p.m. Free. (408) 357-7504 or http://www.jvalley.org/endslavery
“Justice and the War on Terror.” First in a two-part series examining the legal, ethical and emotional ramifications of dealing with terrorists. At Chabad Richmond Torah Center, 423 10th Ave., S.F. 7 p.m. Also Aug. 16. $15, $20 for both sessions. http://www.tinyurl.com/chabadRTC-justice
benefits & social events
Hike in Garin/Dry-Creek Pioneer Park. Hilly six-mile hike with Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. Meet at left-hand parking lot off Garin Avenue, Hayward. 2 p.m. $1. (408) 817-5686
Torah Flora in San Francisco. Biblical and talmudic walking tour of the Botanical Garden led by Jon Greenberg. Meet at the entrance on Ninth Avenue near Lincoln Way, S.F. 11:30 a.m. $10, plus admission to the garden. Also Aug. 4: “Spices: Sacraments, Medicines, and Symbols” lecture on spices in Judaism and Jewish history, with related refreshments. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $20-$25. http://www.torahflora.org/events
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
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 will also 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
“A Tale of Two Citizens.” Elyce Wakerman discusses her new novel about the battle of wills between a desperate Jewish immigrant and the American official determined to keep him out. Signing to follow. At Book Passage Marin, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 4 p.m. Free. http://www.bookpassage.com
Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave., Berkeley
“Fiddler on the Roof.” Performed by Berkeley Playhouse. Closes Aug. 2. http://www.berkeleyplayhouse.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. “In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art.” Fourth installation of the collaborating-artist project with Bay Area artist David Wilson and Magnes Collection curator Francesco Spagnolo. Through Jan. 3. 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
July 31, 2015 / Av 15, 5775
Light candles at 8:01 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 9:02 p.m.
Aug. 7, 2015 / Av 22, 5775
Light candles at 7:54 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 8:54 p.m.