Benefits & Social Events

Lisa Geduldig photo/cathleen maclearie

Kung Pao lives

Lisa Geduldig told j. last week that she founded the venerable Kung Pao Kosher Comedy as a one-time thing. But 20 years later, there’s still demand for mu shu and Jewish humor at this time of year. From Dec. 22 to 25, comedians Judy Gold, Scott Blakeman, Mike Capozzola and Geduldig herself will take the stage at the New Asia Restaurant in Chinatown. Warning: Chew your dumplings first before you laugh.

Friday, Dec. 22 through Tuesday, Dec. 25 at New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific St., S.F. $44-$64.


Latke Ball. Annual young adult party. At Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St., S.F. 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. $30-$40.


Standup comedy and cocktail party. New Year’s Eve show featuring Mark Cordes. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 9 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. $35-$55.


Master puppeteer Jen Miriam. Performs with her puppets. Part of Under One Tent Contra Costa Jewish Book Festival. At Contra Costa Jewish Day School, 955 Risa Road, Lafayette. 3 p.m. Free.

Benefit for Hurricane Sandy recovery. Featuring Jewish performers including Allan Richards, Jeff Applebaum, Lauren Mayer, Lynn Ruth Miller. At Villa D’Este Restaurant, 2623 Ocean Ave., S.F. 2 p.m. $20 cover and $20 food minimum.