Benefits & social events

saturday | 28

“Inventing Tradition: New Jewish Performance.” For film-in-progress by Michelle Blair. With Yuri Lane, Amy Tobin, Daniel Hoffman and Naomi Newman. At Traveling Jewish Theater, 470 Florida St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. $25.

sunday | 29

Veggie Jews vegan lunch. At Shangri La, 2026 Irving St., S.F. 12 p.m. RSVP by Aug. 28 to [email protected].

Israeli folk dance party. Benefit for Dance Library of Israel. Sponsor: Ruth Browns Gundelfinger. Music by Allen King. At Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. 1:30-5:30 p.m. $10. (510) 525-5054.

Kosher community BBQ. At Contra Costa Jewish Community Center, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 5-7:30 p.m. $8-$19. (925) 938-7800.