It’s time to be entertained: Talent show, jazz concert, art exhibit, story slams, author reading! If you have any energy left, go do a little holiday shopping. I’m so excited!
A Little Song, A Little Dance… ($5—suggested)
Sat. Nov. 14; 6:30 p.m.; Mayim Rabim Congregation; 44th St and York Ave South
The Twin Cities got talent! Come one! Come all! There will also be refreshments and a silent auction, so…yeah!
Twin City ($10)
Sat. Nov. 14; 10 p.m.; Icehouse; 2528 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Get two for the price of one when you catch the duo that NPR labeled “Twin Horns of Joy,” as they take Icehouse by storm with their music. Apparently, brothers Adeev and Ezra Potash were guided by jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. Most importantly, they’re originally from my hometown, Omaha, NE. Wait a second! Does this mean I know a celebrity?! Sweet!! My life has meaning, now!
Pop a Shop (FREE!)
Sun. Nov. 15; 11 a.m.; Sabes JCC; 4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S., Minneapolis, MN
IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN, KIDS!! Yes, the holidays are upon us and all the gift-giving and artifice that comes along with them!! That being said, if you’re going to do a little shopping for friends and family, you could at least shop for a good cause, as this event is benefitting The Mount Sinai Community Foundation. Some of the businesses featured this year include Julia Moss Designs, Thumbs Cookies, Isadore Nut Company, StormSisterSpatique, Goldfine Jewelry (formally SBG Designs), Thirty-One Gifts, Jamberry Nails, Bella Nava Creations, Wowee Wear, Senn & Sons and more!
Tues. Nov. 17; 7 p.m.; HUGE Theater; 3037 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Remember in “8 Mile” where all the rappers came together and did battles in the seedy underground of Detroit? Well, scratch all of that, because this is where Jewish stories will be slammed. The theme? Atonement! Um, guys…I think y’all are about two months late.
Artsy Fartsy ($30)
Thurs. Nov. 19; 1:05 p.m.; St. Paul JCC; 1375 St. Paul Avenue, St. Paul, MN
The new exhibit at the MIA promises to be spectacular, with paintings on show from Delacroix, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Renoir and all those most favorite impressionists. Meet at the St. Paul J first and head to the MIA for a guided docent tour.
Thurs. Nov. 19; 7:00 p.m.; St. Paul JCC; 1375 St. Paul Avenue, St. Paul, MN
Walter Mosley, one of America’s most celebrated, best-known writers, will read from And Sometimes I Wonder About You, his latest work featuring NYC-based private eye Leonid McGill, East Coast foil to the immortal LA-based detective Easy Rawlins. Win Two Free tickets to the event by signing up for TC Jewfolk’s weekly newsletter (on our homepage) by Friday. Huzzah!
Back Pocket…Events to Come! (Or…Events to Come, but we’ll schmooze about them more later!)
- Beyond Brisket and Bagels: 1492 and its Impact on World Cuisine; Mt. Zion Temple; Nov. 20; 7:30 p.m. (FREE!)
- What Makes Jewish Food; Mt. Zion Temple; Nov. 21; 1 p.m. ($65-$95 per person)