NEW: Saturday, July 20, 4:00pm, Anthony Russell presents The Sidor Belarsky Songbook. Part of JCC San Francisco’s Oneg Shabbat, 2:00-5:00pm. Similar events are taking place every Saturday, through August 24. Many activities for all ages. No charge. More info: 415.292.1286 jccsf.org/onegshabbat.
Saturday, July 20, 7:30-10:00pm, Mama Loshn in “A Mit-Zumer Nakht Cholem,” A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream Dance Party. Yiddish, Ladino, and English-language music. Mama Loshn will welcome other musical guests, including Reb Irwin Keller, Laurie Le’ah Lippin, and dance leader Bruce Bierman. At Congregation Ner Shalom, Cotati. Wine and beer available for purchase. Tickets: $20 advance /$25 door. More info: 707.528.5538, jccsoco.org .
Sunday, July 21, 6:00pm (music begins 6:30pm) Klezmer Night with Saul Goodman‘s Klezmer Band, featuring Mike Perlmutter (clarinet), Dave Rosenfeld (mandolin, violin, percussion), and Jack Hanly (poyk, mandolin). Dancing led by Bruce Bierman. Incorporating post-immigrant sounds rooted in klezmer tradition, Saul Goodman’s music moves the spirit and the dance! At Tannourine Restaurant, San Mateo. $10 cover + order off the regular menu of delicious Lebanese food. Co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia. More info: 650.638.1960, tannourinecuisine.com.
NEW: Monday, July 22, 6:00-8:00pm, Klezmer Mondays at Saul’s, featuring Orchestra Euphonos. At Saul’s Restaurant & Delicatessen, Berkeley. Entertainment free with minimum $10 purchase. More info: 510.848.3354, Facebook.com/SaulsDeli/events.
NEW: Wednesday, July 24 – Sunday, July 28, The Resonant Rogues on tour. Their own compositions, plus traditional Balkan & klezmer, Gypsy & hot jazz, and old-time mountain standards. One night gigs at venues in Sacramento, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Francisco. More info: theresonantrogues.com.
NEW: Sunday, July 28, 10:00am, “An American Tail” film screening. At the Castro Theatre, San Francisco. This animated film tells the story of Fievel Mouskewitz and his family of Jewish mice, who escape from Russia in the late 1800s and immigrate to the U.S. At the time of its release in 1986, it became the most successful non-Disney animated feature Part of S.F. Jewish Film Festival and co-presented by KlezCalifornia. Tickets: Individual tickets: $11-$12. More info: 415.621.0523, sfjff.org.
NEW: Sunday, July 28, 12:00pm, “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy” film screening. At the Castro Theatre, San Francisco. From Rodgers and Hammerstein to the Gershwins, Leonard Bernstein to Stephen Sondheim, the roll call of composers who defined musical theater reads like a synagogue board of directors’ list. An documentary about the Jewish composers who essentially invented the Broadway musical. Part of S.F. Jewish Film Festival and co-presented by KlezCalifornia. Individual tickets: $11-$12. More info: 415.621.0523, sfjff.org.
Monday, July 29, 6:00-8:00pm, Klezmer Mondays at Saul’s, featuring the Red Hot Chachkas. At Saul’s Restaurant & Delicatessen, Berkeley. Entertainment free with minimum $10 purchase. More info: 510.848.3354, Facebook.com/SaulsDeli/events.
NEW: Tuesday, July 30, 5:30pm and throughout the evening, Orchestra Euphonos. At the Oakland Athletics Jewish Heritage Night, O.co Coliseum, Oakland. The band will be near the clubhouse bar before the game and in the stands performing between innings. The baseball game begins at 7:00pm. Special Plaza Infield seating area, Jewish Heritage yarmulkeh and a traditional food item for those purchasing a ticket HERE for $26. More info: 510.563.2205, firstname.lastname@example.org.