Pick That Ban-Jew

“The world’s only Rocky Mountain Jewgrass band” will take over Lannie’s 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.

Bandleader Saul Rosenthal jokes that the premise behind the celebration is basically, “They tried to kill us, the Jews won, let’s 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 Band’s 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

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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