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Asaf Avidan. The Israeli singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set. At Bimbo’s 365, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F. 9 p.m. $25.


“Di Megileh.” Itzik Manger’s classic Yiddish Purim musical with English supertitles. Also March 9-10. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $20-$22.


“Melody.” Performance of classical piano and Yiddish songs by composer Mark Warshawsky. Part of “Music in the Mishkan” series. Wine and cheese reception follows. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., S.F. 4 p.m. $15-$20. (415) 861-6932.


Conductor Boguslaw Dawidow
Conductor Boguslaw Dawidow
From Israel, strings attached. Since 1950, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra has been the cultural heart of Israel’s north. Now it is touring the United States for the first time, including a stop in San Rafael. Recent winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for its original Israeli compositions and led by conductor Boguslaw Dawidow, the orchestra will present Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, among other pieces. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. $20-$60.


“Erev Shira.” Sing-along of traditional Israeli songs with Dahlia Blech and local musicians. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 8 p.m. $5.


Dudu Tassa and the Kuwaitis. Israeli rocker Tassa performs for the 29th annual Jewish Music Festival. At Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F. 8 p.m. $30.


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