The worlds only Rocky Mountain Jewgrass band will take over Lannies Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe Street, at 7 p.m. tonight for The Purim Show, an evening of singing, dancing, drinking and the celebratory consumption of hamentaschen. In fact, we'd like to point out that the three-pointed pastries will not only be on hand, but they'll be free! There will also be songs about food -- as well as Jewish history and traditions -- set to fiddle compositions and banjo breakdowns.
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Bandleader Saul Rosenthal jokes that the premise behind the celebration is basically, They tried to kill us, the Jews won, lets go eat! And so the carnival-style party will be serving plenty of appetizers and booze (for a price), and in addition to the Jewgrass Bands festive performance, there will be a Purim costume contest -- with prizes including a big bottle of Manischewitz. Tickets are $18 and available through www.lannies.com or by calling the box office at 303-293-0075.
Sun., March 20, 7 p.m., 2011