Neil Diamond in concert

Free Diamond

The one-hour film “Neil Diamond: Solitary Man” documents the beginning of the singer’s career as he grew up in a humble Jewish household in Brooklyn. It’s an interesting film, and as an added bonus, you can view it for free — courtesy of the 33rd annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival! Preceded by the six-minute short “Paddle-Ball,” about the Israeli craze of paddleball on the beach.

2:20 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 at Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F. Free.


“Klezmer Mondays at Saul’s.” Red Hot Chachkas. At Saul’s Restaurant and Delicatessen, 1475 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. 6 p.m. $10 minimum food purchase.


The Vinaccesi Ensemble. Bay Area Baroque group performs madrigals and songs by Jewish composer Salamone Rossi Hebreo. At Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley. 3 p.m. $5-$