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Mostly Kosher

It sounds kosher. Mostly Kosher is a Jewish cultural revival band serving soul for the spirit, a mishmash of Yiddish and klezmer, spiced with Latin, Afro-Cuban, jazz and shtick. Gaucho Gypsy Jazz will join in at the Berkeley performance at Ashkenaz.

7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Beth Israel in Carmel ($15),; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco ($10-$15); 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at Ashkenaz  in Berkeley ($10-$15),; 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at Kol Shofar in Tiburon; and 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Saul’s Deli in Berkeley (dinner show), Full performance schedule at

Ehud Banai. One-night performance by Israeli rock musician during his U.S. tour. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 8 p.m. $60-$150. Sold out, but waiting list link at


Qadim Ensemble. Middle Eastern music ensemble performs with Miriam Peretz and the Nava Dance Collective. Proceeds to benefit nonprofit Madre and its Yazidi women’s shelter project. At Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. Doors open 7 p.m. $15-$30 sliding scale.