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“If I Had a Hamentash … The Folk Megillah.” Purimspiel based on the folk music revival and coffeehouses of New York’s Greenwich Village. Followed by a party with hamantaschen, wine and music by the Megillah Band. At Congregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. 7:30 p.m. $30, children under 12 free. Also March 20 at 2 p.m. $10, children under 12 free. www.bethamisr.org


Purim Palooza. Family carnival with food, games, craft activities and live music. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. www.marinjcc.org

Purim parade and festival. Hamantaschen, costumes, mask-making and live music. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 4 p.m. Free. www.paloaltojcc.org

“Purim Unmasked.” Community festival with live music, belly dancers and puppet shows. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St. 11 a.m. Free. www.jccsf.org

JCC East Bay Purim Fest. Family fun with grogger making, face painting and a Purim puppet show. Presented with Camp Tawonga and Jewish Gateways. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 2:30 p.m. $8. www.jcceastbay.org

Purim carnival. Afternoon of family fun with costumes, homemade food, activities and games for children and a raffle. At Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central, Richmond. 12:30 p.m. Free. www.tbhrichmond.org


Purim @ Copperfield’s Books. Storytelling and hamantaschen. Costumes encouraged. Co-sponsored by B’nai Israel Jewish Center, Gan Israel Preschool and PJ Library. At Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 10:30 a.m. Free. www.bnaiisrael.net


Aquarian Minyan Ultimate Purim Extravaganza. Dance party, theater performance by the Purim Shpielers and music by Adama. At Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. 7 p.m. $15-$20. www.tinyurl.com/aquarian-purim-2016

Grateful Yid Purim Palooza. Kosher noshes, children’s activities, costume contest with prizes and a musical lineup. At Social Hall SF, 1270 Sutter St., S.F. 8 p.m. Free.  www.socialhallsf.com/events/detail/307343

Gender Schmear. LGBTQ Purim celebration with hors d’oeuvres, drinks, Megillah reading and a drag show. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., S.F. 8 p.m. $20-$25. [email protected]

Purim celebration. Megillah reading and costume pageant. Sponsored by B’nai Israel Jewish Center and Congregation Ner Shalom. At B’nai Israel, 740 Western Ave., Petaluma. 6 p.m. Free. www.bnaiisrael.net

Beatles Purimspiel. Performance accompanied by Beatles music. At Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. 6:15 p.m. Free. www.cstsr.org

“Purim Like It’s 5776.” Puppet show and costume parade, followed by Megillah reading and dance party with music by Shamati. Co-sponsored by Urban Adamah and Kehilla Community Synagogue. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 6 p.m. pre-party family activities, 7:15 Megillah reading, 8:30 p.m. dance party. $6-$15. www.urbanadamah.org


Purim in the Wild West! Western-style buffet, multimedia Megillah reading, country music and raffle. Sponsored by Chabad of Petaluma. At Hotel Petaluma, 106 Washington St. 5 p.m. $5. www.jewishpetaluma.com/wildwest

Purim in the Shtetl. Family event with klezmer music, Megillah reading, kugel bakeoff, petting zoo and more. At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 4:45 p.m. $5, or $15 per family. (650) 341-4510 or [email protected]

“Night at the Museum: Clueless.” Special Purim edition of Night at the Jewseum featuring cocktails, craft stations, dance contests and ska band Monkey. For 21 and older. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 6 p.m. Included with museum admission, $5 after 5 p.m. www.thecjm.org

Purim in Hawaii. Hawaiian-themed party with dinner and hamantaschen, Megillah reading, kids’ activities, prizes for costumes and dancing with music by Saul Kaye. Sponsored by Chabad of Berkeley. At the Ferris home, 2942 Claremont Blvd., Berkeley. 6 p.m. $10, $36/family. www.chabadberkeley.org