On stage


“Curren$y.” A work-in-progress reading of a new hip-hop show, based on Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” All-female cast, rapping and live beats. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $8.


“You’re Funny, But You Don’t Look Jewish.” Four Jewish comedians from nontraditional backgrounds perform stand-up. Part of Under One Tent book/arts fest. At Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette. 7:30 p.m. $36.


“The Brain, the Mind, Magic and Music.” Combination lecture, magic show and jazz concert about understanding and coping with Parkinson’s. At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 10 a.m. $18-$23. Also Dec. 12 at Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 1 p.m. $15-$25. Also Dec. 13 at Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 1 p.m. $15. (See story, 14)

“Chicks with Shticks.” Benefit show for Congregation Ner Shalom with Kinsey Sicks drag “beautyshop quartet.” Not advised for under 16. At Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati. 7:30 p.m. $30-$45.