Lea Kalisch & JEWBALAYA – Opening Concert of ‘Klezmer On Ice’

Wednesday, January 31st

  • The Hook and Ladder Theater
  • Doors 6:30 p.m. :: Music 7 p.m. :: 21+
  • GA Seat: $28*
  • Standing Room Only: $22 ADV / $28 DOS
  • *Seating Available On A First-come First-served Basis

Lea Kalisch & JEWBALAYA return to the Hook for a 2-act night of JEWcy entertainment, as the opening concert of Klezmer On Ice. Lea Kalisch gives tradition a facelift, offering a fresh and zesty take on Yiddishkayt. JEWBALAYA is a shmaltzy stew, equal parts New Orleans Jazz and Klezmer. Klezmer on Ice (1/31-2/4) is the Twin Cities’ second annual wintertime celebration of Eastern European Jewish music and culture. More info at klezmeronice.com

From Rap to Rumba, Folk to Feminism, Lea Kalisch blends styles and languages like a smoothie. Lea is a Swiss Jewish international entertainer who gives tradition a facelift. Yiddish Theater, forgotten melodies, original songs, and mashups—all delivered with young, zestful energy. She slips into different characters to make you laugh with one eye and cry with the other. You will meet her alter ego REBBETZIN LEA, so if you need a matchmaker, you better be there!

JEWBALAYA plays a good-time mixture of Klezmer and Traditional New Orleans Jazz. With a horn section, drums, banjo, accordion and vocals, JEWBALAYA offers a shmaltzy stew of funky beats and Yiddish treats. JEWBALAYA has performed recently at the Lake Harriet Bandshell, Mall of America, The Slavic Experience Festival, and more.


January 31
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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