Hanukkah started Friday night, but due to the sabbath, Matisyahu (and his non-Jewish openers) kicked off his annual eight-night run on Thursday night (12/10). He continues tonight (12/12):

12/10 @ Webster Hall (w/ Glitch Mob)
12/12 @ Webster Hall (w/ John Brown's Body)
12/13 @ Webster Hall (w/ Cage)
12/14 @ Webster Hall (w/ Brothers Past)
12/16 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Rana)
12/17 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Kid Koala)
12/19 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Travis McCoy)
12/20 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Kevin Divine)

Tickets for all shows are on sale.

Yo La Tengo often plays eight Hanukkah shows too, but unfortunately not this year. Grab a shirt from their 2008 shows HERE.

City Winery is celbrating "Hanukkah Three Ways" with three separate shows in a row on Sunday (12/13).

12/13 {12pm} $5/$10/$25 GA
The Macaroons
Special family show

12/13 {3:30pm} $20 - GA
Yehonatan Geffen
The writer/lyricist/playwright performs his works

12/13 {9pm} $15 GA
Keren Ann
Join the chanteuse for a rare New York show.

The Keren Ann show may be sort of rare, but it's actually just one of two she has scheduled in NYC during Hanukkah. Grab a Macaroons MP3 above.

Union Hall hosts some holiday-themed burlesque on Thursday, December 17th ("Hanukkah Hotness, Solstice Sexiness, Xmas Exploits, Yuletide Yumminess, and New Year Nudity, courtesy of your host GiGi La Femme with Anita Cookie, Jonny Porkpie, Nasty Canasta, Sizzle Dizzle, and Doc Wasabassco!"). Flyer below.

Speaking of Hanukkah Hotness, "Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad" is running at the Bleecker Street Theatre.

-"Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad" is a night of comedy, music and burlesque, told by the gals who learned to smoke at Hebrew School, got drunk at their Bat-Mitzvahs and would rather have more schtuppa than the chupah. These badass chosen chicks boldly dare to deconstruct years of tradition, expectations and guilt in a fast-paced vaudeville extravaganza.

Menorah HorahSouthpaw in Brooklyn also gets in on the action with the Menorah Horah feat. Golem & burlesque by The Schlep Sisters. Tickets and more info HERE.

Also tonight/Saturday (12/12), but at the new Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, it's the Major League Dreidel 2009 Tournament. Gods of Fire will be performing songs from their new album, Hanukkah Gone Metal.

Also at Southpaw, but not until Christmas Eve (12/24), BrooklynVegan is proud to be a sponsor of Jewltide 7, brought to you by JDub and Jewcy with "Boogaloo, Funk, Soul, Menorah Lighting, Soul Clap, Brooklyn Rhythms, Donuts". Dan Saks (aka DeLeon) will be performing with a DJ set by Jonathan Toubin. Tickets are on sale. Heebonism goes down the same night at Fontana's.

And as previously noted, you can also catch DeLeon Wednesday night (12/16) at Knitting Factory. Pharaoh's Daughter is also on the bill, and it's part of the The 5th Annual Sephardic Music Festival which runs from December 12th through the 19th with events at 92YTribeca, Union Hall, Joe's Pub and other places. Full schedule below...

What else?







December 12, 2009
• Opening Night
with Smadar Levi, Sarah Aroeste
& Galeet Dardashti's "The Naming"
@ 92Y Tribeca
200 Hudson Street, Tribeca NY
Doors 8pm | Show 9pm | $15Adv | $20Door

December 13, 2009
• Ladino Night
Rivka Amado & Elie Massias
@ Spanish and Portuguese synagogue
3 West 70th St. at Central Park West
7pm | $15 adv or $18 door | all ages
212-873-0300 x221

December 14, 2009
event one
the legendary Yair Dalal
with Asefa and Michelle Webb
@ Union Hall
702 Union St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
7pm | $10 | 21+

December 14, 2009
event two
the legendary MATISYAHU
with Diwon spinning original Sephardic remixes
@ Webster Hall
125 E 11th St
7pm | $35 | 18+
New York, NY 10003
(Buy Tickets)

December 15, 2009
• Sephardic Scholar Series
A performance by Ladino-flamenco duo Aviva and Dan followed by audience-interactive panel discussion on Sephardic music with filmmaker Lisa Katzman and ethnomusicologist Samuel R. Thomas.
Hosted by The American Sephardi Federation (ASF)
@ the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th St, NYC
6:30pm | $15 | $12 ASF members
* curated by Samuel R. Thomas
(Buy Tickets)

December 16, 2009
Pharaoh's Daughter, DeLeon & Levi Mordechai
@ Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
7pm | $12 adv | $15 Door

December 17, 2009
daytime event
Shemspeed Rappers Live at Best Buy
an in store performance with Kosha Dillz, Y-Love, Eprhyme, DeScribe, Diwon and guests.
@ Union Square, Best Buy
52 East 14th St.
1-2:30pm | Free

December 17, 2009
nighttime event
Electro Morocco & Diwon
@ Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette St., NYC
11pm | $15 adv
(Buy Tickets)

December 18, 2009
SMF Night Off (Shabboth Sholem)

December 19, 2009
• Balagan Boogaloo (Closing Night Warehouse Party!)
with DJs Diwon and special guests
@ 171 Lombardy
171 Lombardy St, Greenpoint/Brooklyn, NY
10:30pm till 7am | $8
(RSVP to get in for only $5 / email: rsvp@shemspeed.com)
* expect special guest Shemspeed artists throughout the night.

Check out some Chanukah videos HERE.

upcoming JDub Events
12/12 @ Southpaw, Menorah Horah feat. Golem & The Schlep Sisters (Burlesque)
12/12 @ Sixth St. Synagogue, The Sway Machinery (fundraiser for Festival Au Desert, Mali Africa)
12/12 @ Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco - Girls in Trouble do Super 8 Hanukkah
12/13 @ City Winery, The Macaroons (JDUB KIDS) Hanukkah Brunch (http://www.citywinery.com/events/44881)
12/20 @ Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, Golem does Hanukkah
12/24 @ Southpaw, JEWLTIDE 7 feat. Mr. Jonathan Toubin and Dan Saks & The Funkadeli All Stars

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