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music & dance

saturday/1

Oakland “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/5

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

wednesday/12

Jake Heggie
Jake Heggie
Keeping the music alive. Music of Remembrance is a project dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust through music, both old and new. Founder Mina Miller and contributing composer Jake Heggie will talk about the project with moderator Kip Cranna of the San Francisco Opera, sharing musical examples and a preview of Heggie’s new opera “Out of Darkness,” debuting next year.

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

saturday/1

“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


theater

sunday/2

Vincenzo (Zachary Prince) reaches for Sarah (Megan McGinnis) in “Triangle”
Vincenzo (Zachary Prince) reaches for Sarah (Megan McGinnis) in “Triangle”
Past roars up to the present. After discovering his lab is on the site of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, a high-tech scientist tumbles down a rabbit hole of discovery and memory as he unearths his own strange connection to several Jewish immigrants who perished there. “Triangle,” a dramatic musical from TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, will complete its run this weekend.

Through Aug. 2 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. http://www.theatreworks.org

tuesday/11

Marc Cohn  photo/jaime vedres-marccohn.net
Marc Cohn photo/jaime vedres-marccohn.net
Walking in Oakland. Marc Cohn, the Grammy Award–winning singer and songwriter (“Walking in Memphis”), will bring his folk-rock repertoire to Yoshi’s in Oakland for one night. Premiere ticketholders will get priority seating and the opportunity to meet the artist before the show.

8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 at Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. $37-$69. http://www.tinyurl.com/marc-cohn-yoshi


film & video

saturday/1

Scene from Laura Bialis’ “Rock in the Red Zone”  photo/courtesy sfjff
Scene from Laura Bialis’ “Rock in the Red Zone” photo/courtesy sfjff
‘Bridges and Barriers.’ Who better to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian situation than filmmakers from both sides of the divide? A panel discussion moderated by Middle East analyst Janine Zacharia will frame the conflict from different points of view as the filmmakers discuss their work, all featured at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

5:05 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F. Free. http://www.sfjff.org



lectures & workshops

tuesday/4

“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

wednesday/5

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

sunday/9

“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

saturday/1

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

sunday/2

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

tuesday/4

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

saturday/8

Café Shalom. Monthly Israeli folk dancing event. Dance requests and children welcome. At St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1399 43rd Ave., S.F. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. $5-$8. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Facebook page


spiritual & holiday

saturday/1

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



books

sunday/2

“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


ongoing

on stage

Julia Morgan Theater

2640 College Ave., Berkeley

“Fiddler on the Roof.” Performed by Berkeley Playhouse. Closes Aug. 2. http://www.berkeleyplayhouse.org

art

Addison-Penzak JCC

14855 Oka Road

Los Gatos

“Related Paintings: An Exhibition by Scott Switzer.” Expressionist paintings focusing on iconic biblical imagery. Through Oct. 7. http://www.apjcc.org

Congregation Emanu-El

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

 

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