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Friday, July 26, 2019 through Friday, August 23, 2019 Joe and Joshua Comedy and Music Show
1078 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA
Following the success of their fringe shows, Sacred Fools is now presenting a late-night residency of THE JOE & JOSHUA SHOW! Almost every last Friday of the month at 10pm, comedy duo Joe Hernandez-Kolski & Joshua Silverstein will tackle a new topic with their brazen sense of comedy.

Sunday, June 2, 2019 The F Word: A Foster to Adopt Story (season 2)
The Roxie Theater, San Francisco, CA
The F Word is an honest yet humorous story of queer couple, Nicole and Kristan’s, journey into parenthood as they seek to adopt a child from foster care in Oakland. They introduce us to many voices in the foster care world including birth families, foster youth, and adoptees, learning from them as they wrestle with the systemic racism and classism they discover along the way. Cosponsored by Jewish Film Institute, Bay Area Video Coalition.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Being Deborah: The History of Jewish Women Creating Change in Los Angeles
Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Please join the City of Los Angeles and Jewish Leaders from across Southern California for this year's Jewish American Heritage Month celebration "Being Deborah." Celebrating the history of Jewish Women creating change in Los Angeles. Enjoy performances by the Jewish Women's Theatre and The Shalhevet Choir Hawks and a special reception in City Hall. Cosponsored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles The Jewish Historical Society of Southern California The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 Kehila Kedosha Janina 5th Annual Greek Jewish Festival
280 Broome St., Lower East Side, New York, NY
Experience authentic kosher Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries, traditional Greek dancing and live Greek and Sephardic music, an outdoor marketplace full of vendors, arts and educational activities for kids, and much more!

Sunday, May 19, 2019 What’s in a Name? A Case Study of (Re)discovering Jewish Identity on (and off) an Unlikely African Archipelago
Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St., New York, NY
What happens when Christians today learn that some of their long-ago relatives were Jewish? The West African island nation of Cabo Verde offers an especially compelling place from which to explore this intriguing process because of the unexpected convergence of Jews and Africans on a remote archipelago in the North Atlantic. Cosponsored by American Sephardi Federation.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 Songs of Seder: Celebrating Queer Sexuality
Urban Adamah, Berkeley, CA
ALL are invited to kick off Pride season with the National Queer Arts Festival's JeWitchy event celebrating queer sexuality. Leisurely wander through a garden savoring sensual delights and interactive performances. Feel empowered in this delicious embodied, participatory, joyful ritual. Rabbi Eli Cohen and Akiva Bankole lead us in queering the Song of Songs, an ancient erotic biblical poem. Renowned musicians Jewlia Eisenberg and Debbie Fier help us get our groove on. Bruce Bierman and Gilberto Melendez lead ecstatic Middle Eastern dancing. Discount tickets available with code BL. Cosponsored by JeWitch Collective and The Aquarian Minyan.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 The Qadim Ensemble CD Release Concert! w/ all star band
Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
After their last CD, Eastern Wind reached #7 on Billboards World Music Charts, Rachel Valfer and Eliyahu Sills have poured their passion and artistry into creating their best recording yet. Come celebrate and drink the sounds with this all star band! Rachel & Eliyahu’s much awaited CD release featuring The Qadim Ensemble w/ Dan Cantrell, Faisal Zedan, Rachel Valfer, Eliyahu Sills Josh Mellinger & special guest Ali Paris

Saturday, May 18, 2019 Bay Area Multicultural Family Group
Sue Bierman Park (Washington and Drumm), San Francisco , CA
Join us for the first meeting of Be’chol Lashon Bay Area Multicultural Family Network. Our goal is to provide a space for families to explore ethnic and racial identity in a Jewish context. The Network will provide a welcoming space for Jewish families of diverse backgrounds to come share ideas and experiences.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 Handful Players Presents : The Frisco Kid
The African American Arts and Culture Complex, San Francisco, CA
Join Handful Players for our latest musical theater production, “The Frisco Kid” by Bay Area hip-hop artist, Rahman Jamaal. Starring the talented students of Rosa Parks Elementary School, “The Frisco Kid” is based on the life of Lonnie “PopTart” Green a.k.a. “The Fillmore Kid,” a legendary dancer from the Fillmore District’s strutting scene. Steeped in the rich cultural history of the Fillmore, the production celebrates how the performing arts can both inspire youth and strengthen community. “The Frisco Kid” recreates pivotal moments from Lonnie’s childhood, when he embraced dance at the age of 11. A tribute to the Fillmore’s vibrant past, performed by its future, “the Frisco Kid” is a testament to the value of looking back while moving forward.