This ain’t your grandmother’s Chanukah party. Yes, you can gorge yourself on mouthwatering kosher goodies from local restaurants, but it won’t be to the drone of your uncle’s accordion. Rock out at Matzah Bowl, the inaugural tribal music festival featuring the illest bands straight out of the homeland. Israeli rockers Days Like Months, who mix ethnic beats with jazz, Latin, and indie rock, have the chutzpah to keep the crowd dancing. Pey Dalid, Matisyahu’s original band, celebrate the release of their latest Hasidic reggae record. So what if Chanukah’s already over? With bowling and drink specials all night long and other surprise musical guests, this might be the best night of your holiday.
Thu., Dec. 24, 8:15 p.m., 2009