“The Cantor’s Couch.” Cantor Jack Mendelson sings and tells stories about being a “yeshiva kid” in the 1950s. At Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. 7:30 p.m. Free. Also March 7: “Hazanos: Jack Mendelson’s World of Cantorial Music.” At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 8 p.m. $22-$28.

“Shir LaShalom–Song of Peace.” Kol Truah Jewish Choir performs folk songs and Jewish liturgical compositions. At Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda. 7:30 p.m. Also Feb. 1 at Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley. 3 p.m. $10-$15. (510) 981-2705 or canto­[email protected]

“Stories in Song: Sephardic Romances Reimagined.” Musical storytelling by the ensemble Gryphons Wild, plus discussion of the role of Sephardic women in preserving their musical heritage. At Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Mona Golabek in “The Pianist of Willesden Lane” photo/creative commons

‘Pianist’ comes back for Berkeley encore. Mona Golabek is returning to the Berkeley Rep stage with her hit one-woman show “The Pianist of Willesden Lane.” Golabek recounts the story of her mother, a young concert pianist in Vienna who escaped Nazi-occupied Austria on a Kindertransport to England, leaving her entire family behind. Golabek, a pianist herself, performs interpretations of classical works by such masters as Bach and Debussy.
8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 premiere at Roda Theater, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley. $35-$87. Through Feb. 22.