Alef List: Happenings for Hip Jews

From a new Jewish Culture Showcase to a Passover-Safe Wine Tasting, there’s definitely no shortage of awesome events for hot, fun Jews in the next few weeks.
Here’s the Alef List from March 9 – March 22:
The new Jewish Arts Showcase begins tonight at the Acadia Cafe. Starting at 7:30 and free/open for all ages, the inaugural show features Levittrio, local comedienne/actress Amy Salloway, singer/songwriter and recent Carleton graduate Aaron Kaufman, Cherrie & Shon Cobbs from local alternative rock favorites Days of Rae, comedienne Annie Zimbel, and an unnamed special guest. Organizer Matthew Levitt hopes this monthly series “will serve as an incubator for Jewish artists, a conduit for building community, and an inexpensive way to spend an entertaining evening.” Sure sounds like a great way to spend every second Tuesday of the month.
Nothing says I just made it through hump day like rocking out to 80’s music. So join the Beth El Young Adults for Shout! at the Shout House in Block E. Cover is free before 9pm and only $4 after, and drinks will be cheap. Find the group’s reserved section and have fun with some fellow Jews. Need I remind you how insanely fun the Beth El-hosted Casino Night after-party was? These folks know how to have a good time!
U of M Hillel takes the cake for it’s awesome Adar Grand Finale: a night with Andrew Zimmerman and Rudy Maxa. Starting at 7pm at the Humphrey Center, the free event promises to get you psyched with demos (including some bizarre foods) and recipes to help make over a college kitchen. Not that my own Hillel experiences weren’t cool, but wow – this one sounds downright awesome.
(Note: This is the 2nd Beth El event to show up in this week’s Alef List. I promise that I haven’t been bribed by Rabbi Olitzky to mention their awesome events.) Join Beth El for Pesach Uncorked, a pre-Passover wine tasting that may have you thinking about which wines should show up on your seder table. Enjoy a little wine education from Star Tribune wine columnist, Bill Ward paired with a little learning from Rabbi O. The evening begins at 8:15 p.m. with light hors d’oeuvres & dairy dessert.  Cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door.  Pre-registration is requested.
Save the Date:
4/8/10: The Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival kicks off and runs through 4/18/10
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