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Klezbos to swing at JCC

For an irreverent take on an ancient musical tradition, be sure to catch Isle of Klezbos. This six-woman band formed in 1998 in New York and has toured the world from Vienna to Vancouver with its trademark blend of rambunctious folk dance, traditional Yiddish melodies, Soviet-era drinking songs, and swing- and tango-inspired ditties, plus originals that won’t be confined to one genre.
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 and 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at JCC of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. $10-$20.


“Cantor Unplugged.” Cantor Sharon Bernstein and musicians perform show tunes and classics from the American Yiddish songbook. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., S.F. 8 p.m. $10-$15, children 12 and younger free.

Peter Yarrow. Performance by Jewish singer-songwriter and activist, formerly of Peter, Paul and Mary. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 8 p.m. $42-$55.


“Cantor’s Cabaret.” Includes performances by Cantor Leigh Corn of Temple Isaiah in Lafayette and Cantor Sharon Bernstein of Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco. At Temple Isaiah, 3800 Mount Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. 7:30 p.m. $36.

Israeli Chamber Project. Ensemble of classical Israeli musicians. At Sunset Center, Carmel. 3 p.m. $30-$43.


Heather Klein’s Inextinguishable Trio. Concert and CD release party for “Shifreles Portret: A Yiddish Art Song Project.” At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 5 p.m. $10. Also Feb. 12 with Cantor Lauren Bandman and pianist Russell Norman. At Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. 7 p.m. Free.