“Eddie Muller on L.A. Noir.” Gallery talk by local writer on the “ominous beauty” of Los Angeles as depicted in the CJM exhibit “Night Begins the Day.” At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 12:30 p.m. Included with museum admission.


“Greil Marcus and the Interpretive Genius of Amy Winehouse.” Rock critic delivers gallery talk about Winehouse’s unique interpretations of rock classics. In conjunction with the exhibition “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait.” At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 12:30 p.m. Included with museum admission.


“Shakuf.” Opening of exhibit of glass art by Israeli artist Sarit Khen. At the Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Through Nov. 30. Free.


“Art With the Artist.” Painting workshop with Scott Switzer, creator of “The Torah Series.” At PJCC, 800 Foster City Blvd. Foster City.10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $40-$48. (650) 212-7522 or Also Aug. 20 at Addison-Penzak JCC, 14588 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 7 to 9 p.m. $55-$65. (see story, 26)