Friday, December 8, 2023

Khanike 2023 - A Few Last Minute Listings and a New Music Video!

It's khanike/xanike/hanukah/chanuka and we all need a little more light (and a little more joy.) 

I've put together some very last minute Klez-Yiddish listings for the next few days, mostly in NYC and environs, but a few beyond, too. Also, make sure to check out the awesome new video from the ever-brilliant Frank London. (Make sure to read to the end...)

Saturday December 9 

3-8 pm, L’chaim to Light: A Hanukkah Celebration. Wine tastings, food, music. Sideways Bar Ellenville (Hudson valley)

7:30 pm, Lauren Brody (accordion) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl) at Old Broadway Synagogue, 15 Old Broadway (at 125th Street)

6 pm Eleonore Weill and Friends: a “deviant tribute” to Chet Baker at Barbes and then another show at 11 pm at Jalopy as part of Roots and Ruckus

Sunday December 10 

1:00pm (online) Workers Circle Yiddish Khanike Party: with music, skits, and songs to sing along

Monday December 11

7:30 pm Michael Winograd & the Honorable Mentshn, with special guest Sasha Lurje at Flatbush Jewish Center, Brooklyn.

Tuesday December 12

9:00 pm  Branches of Light: The Sway Machinery's Holiday Ball (Jeremiah Lockwood), with Kohenet Shamira and Eleonore Weill. At NuBlu, tickets here

BONUS Sunday December 17

1:00 pm  We Are Here: A Yiddish Meet and Greet, with performers Miryem-Khaye Seigel and Zisl Slepovitch. At the Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center, 3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx. More details here.

8:00 pm Isle of Klezbos release party for "Yiddish Silver Screen," at Joe's Pub. More details here.

ON TOUR: Throughout the 8 days of khanike, Michael Winograd & the Honorable Mentshn will be on tour in cities up and down the East Coast including New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Check for more details on his website ...

I'm very excited to share the first video from Frank London's new Klezmer Brass All Stars album, a new khanike banger: GREEKZ (Yevonim)


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