By Steve Weinstein
By Bryan Bierman
By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
12.24 Jewltide teamed with Balkan Beat Box at Southpaw.
12.24 & 25 Sixth annual "What I Like About Jew," featuring Jackie Hoffman, Cindy Kaplan, Tammy Faye Starlite, and others at the Knitting Factory.
12.24ï¿½31 The first annual Sephardic (Spanish and North African Jewish) Music Festival. Sat 24:Opening night party with Heeb magazine: Y-Love and dj handler at Happy Valley. Sun 25: Chavlaz; Israeli hip-hop night with Y-Love, Jake Break, DJ Equal, and dj handler at Leopard Lounge. Mon 26: Raquy and the Cavemen and guests at Mo Pitkin's. Tue 27:Sarah Aroeste, Smadar & Pharaoh's Daughter at Makor. Wed 28: Yoel Ben-Simhon with the Sultana Ensemble and Divahn at Joe's Pub. Thur 29: Anthony Coleman's Sephardic Tinge at Tonic. Sat 31: The Boys of Balagan Boogaloo (DJ Shonez of BBB and dj handler of Juez and Modular Moods) at Makor. See sephardicmusicfestival.com for more details.
12.26 The LeeVees celebrate their Jdub/Reprise debut CD at Bowery Ballroom on the first night of Hanukkah.
12.27 The Elias Ladino Ensemble and Yardena y Son Ladino at Congregation Shearith Israel, the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue; Sarah Aroeste Band, Smadar, and Pharaoh's Daughter at Makor.
Every Monday in December The wickedly hilarious Jackie Hoffman puts on her annual Hanukkah cabaret at Joe's Pub.