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“Israel Story Live: 68 and Counting.” Live multimedia radio show with the creators of “Israel Story,” presented in the style of “This American Life.” Sponsored by OFJCC Israeli Cultural Connection. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 7:30 p.m. $28-$34. www.paloaltojcc.org


“Lightning in the Brain.” Opening night of Corey Fischer music-theater piece about identity and memory. Through July 19. At Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia St., S.F. 8 p.m. $20-$100. www.themarsh.org


Soprano Caitlyn Lynch in “Out of Darkness” photo/music of remembrance

Memories in music. “Out of Darkness,” a new opera by composer Jake Heggie with librettist Gene Scheer, commissioned by Music of Remembrance, will make its Bay Area premiere with two performances. The first act, “Krystyna,” tells the true story of a Polish poet whose defiant work inspired her fellow prisoners at Auschwitz, while “Gad” explores the love between two young men trapped in Nazi-controlled Berlin.

7:30 p.m. May 25 and 26 at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St. $60-$75. www.musicofremembrance.org