Pianist-historian Ian Scarfe plays American classics, some composed by George Gershwin, in honor of the Fourth of July. With a Q&A. Presented by Osher Marin JCC. $10-$15, with registration.
Helene Wecker talks about the sequel to her 2013 debut novel, “The Golem and the Jinni.” The new historical fantasy is set in New York City and the Middle East before World War I. $5, free for Commonwealth Club members, with registration. $28.99 includes book.
In-person event with Urban Adamah and Never Again Action includes brunch and teachings on ecological benefits of shmita, land ownership, immigration and border violence. At Urban Adamah, 1151 Sixth Street, Berkeley. Sliding scale, with registration.