Doors @ 8pm
Official Website: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09003D54F964E4E6?artistid=1083559&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60
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PJA, JDUB RECORDS, & REBOOT
PRESENT VODKA LATKA: A FESTIVAL OF RIGHTS
A Hanukkah Extravaganza featuring Golem, High Stakes Charity Dreydl, and a Unique Social Justice Candle-Lighting
PJA, JDub Records, & Reboot invite you to the 10th annual Vodka Latka: A Festival of Rights party with many a twist this year. Celebrate the holiday in a night of revelry featuring folk –punk rockers Golem, a social justice menorah-lighting ceremony (including Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa), and a spectacularly
entertaining reading of the Hanukkah tale featuring Jill Soloway, Executive Producer and Writer for Six Feet Under.
Golem, Heaping Hanukkah w/ Jill Soloway, Yuri Lane, DJ Anaan, and Special Guests. Candle lighters in the Festival of Rights menorah lighting are:
• Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
• Daniel Sokatch, Executive Director, Progressive Jewish Alliance
• Rabbi Sharon Brous, Ikar
• Mitch Kamin, Executive Director, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
• Edina Lekovic, Communications Director, Muslim Public Affairs Council
• Kent Wong, Director, UCLA Labor Center
• Michael Garces, Artistic Director, Cornerstone Theater
• Representative from Community Health Councils
Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
8:00pm – Cocktails & Latkas
9:00pm – Festival of Rights menorah Lighting
9:45pm – Heaping Hanukkah
10:30pm – Golem
The El Rey Theater
5515 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90036
$12 advance at Tickemaster.com / $15 day of show
For the 10th year of Vodka Latka, we’ll turn the Festival of Lights into the Festival of Rights with a unique menorah-lighting by local social justice activists, during which they’ll share a “right” they fight for. Past lightings have included Los Angeles City Council President, Eric Garcetti, Edina Lekovic from the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Reverend Ed Bacon of All Saint’s Church in Pasadena, Ramona Ripston of the ACLU-SC, and Daniel Sokatch, Executive Director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance.
Eastern European folk-punk auteurs Golem (named after the legendary Jewish Frankenstein of Prague) will then take the stage with a live performance reputed to whip crowds into a singing, dancing frenzy. Golem’s racked up early raves for their electrifying sophomore LP Fresh Off Boat (released August 22nd on JDub Records), a motley, multi-lingual brew of Jewish, Slavic, and Gypsy music played with the abandon of a New York punk band. “The group’s sultry bounce practically insists that you dance along” -Time Out NY
Heaping Portions, or for this special occasion, Heaping Hanukkah, will take Hanukkah’s tale and spin it through the minds of today's coolest comedians, writers, magicians and performers—interpreting pieces with wit, quirk, and depth, for your holiday pleasure. The presentation will be hosted by Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo’s Ronna and Bev featuring Jill Soloway (Exec. Producer/Writer Six Feet Under) and other special guests.
Throughout the night, revelers will have the opportunity to get in on some high stakes charity dredyl.
If you don't have a tree, you don't have an excuse!
Advance tickets: ticketmaster.com
About the Sponsors:
Progressive Jewish Alliance is a new model for Jewish grassroots urban activism. www.pjalliance.org
JDub Records is a not-for-profit record and event production company building community through innovative Jewish music and cross cultural dialogue. www.jdubrecords.org
Reboot provides an open space for participants to question, explore and reclaim Jewish identity and community on their own terms. www.rebooters.net