Holidays & spiritual

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“Gender Schmear.” Keshet’s LGBTQ adult Purim party. Dress in drag or costume. Live music, raffle, photo booth, costume contest, dancing. With MC Shechina Weena. At 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St., S.F. 7 to 11 p.m. $10-$72.


Purim with Tri-Valley Cultural Jews. Secular celebration with skit, hamantaschen, games and crafts for kids. Costumes welcome. At Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 Eighth St., Livermore. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $10.

JCC East Bay Purim carnival. Community celebration with games, crafts and mask-making, a costume parade and Purimspiel. At JCC, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 2 to 5 p.m. Free, but donations and canned goods welcome.

Purim carnival. Bouncy house, carnival games, jugglers, food for sale, face painting. At Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.


“Purim Palooza.” Costume party with open bar, live music, dancing and a multimedia Megillah reading. Presented by Chabad of S.F. At San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking, 925 Mission St., S.F. 7 to 11:30 p.m. $15-$20.

“Purim Palooza.” Family carnival with swimming, arts and crafts, games, food and live music. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free.

“Purim at Ashkenaz.” Aquarian Minyan party includes Megillah reading, Purimspiel, dancing with Adama and late-night drum circle. At Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. 7 p.m. $15-$20.


“Purim in the Jungle.” Family event with dinner buffet and dessert bar, live animal show, children’s activities and Megillah reading. At Congregation Chevra Thilim, 751 25th Ave., S.F. 5:30 p.m. $12-$30.