on stage

“The Lyons.” Darkly comedic play about a dysfunctional Jewish family with a dying patriarch. At Aurora Theatre, 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. Through March. 8. Ticket prices vary. (See story, 20)

“The Pianist of Willesden Lane.” One-woman show with classical musician Mona Golabek telling the story of her mother’s escape from Nazi-occupied Austria via Kindertransport. At Roda Theater, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley. $35-$87. Through Feb. 22.


Congregation Kol Shofar

215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon

“The Yiddish Alphabet.” Exhibit of illustrations by Bonnie Stone for “The Yiddish Alphabet Book” by Frederica Postman. Free.

Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St., S.F.

“J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch.” Exhibit on Bay Area children’s book author and illustrator. Through March 8. “In That Case: Havruta — Helena Keefe and Jessica Prentice.” Second installation of collaborating-artists project, featuring artist and organizer Keefe in discussion with chef, author and local-foods activist Prentice. Through April 14.

Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis St., S.F.

“reCOVER.” Works by Sasha Mosalov, combining the art of bookmaking with Jewish imagery and symbolism. Through March 8.

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

“The Future of Memory: Jewish Culture in the Digital Age.” Interactive installation featuring objects, images, film reels and oral histories from the archives. Through Dec. 18. “The Secret Language of Flowers: Botanical Drawings from Israel, 1949-1950.” Exhibition of drawings and rudimentary maps made shortly after the formation of Israel by Ukraine-born artist Shmuel Lerner. Through June 26.

Oshman Family JCC

3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

“Cuba: View from the Street.” Photographs by Steve and Ellen Konar, participants in a 2011 Jewish humanitarian mission. Through March 31.

Petalum Museum

20 Fourth St., Petaluma

“From Generation to Generation.” Exhibit showcasing Petaluma Congregation B’nai Israel’s 150-year history. Through April 26. Free.

San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin St., S.F.

“Alive! A la Vie! Children of Buchenwald.” Photo exhibition featuring Jewish refugee children saved from Buchenwald, as well as life before, during and after the war. Through March 15. Free.


jewish calendar

Feb. 13, 2015

Shevat 24, 5775

Light candles at 5:29 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 6:27 p.m.

Feb. 20, 2015

Adar 1, 5775

Light candles at 5:36 p.m.