Jews About Town: Shahs of Shabbat, YidLife Crisis, Mardi Gras, and More
Jews About Town is a new weekly column that will feature the hottest Jewish social events, parties, and networking opportunities for young professionals. To suggest a future event or write about one of these events, email us . Follow us on Twitter at @JewAboutTown.
The Week Ahead: February 27 – Sunday March 5
Los Angeles — Join the executive director of JOFA for a pop-up coffee salon. A first person guide to women in Orthodoxy for the price of a latte? It’s a yes from me. Men and women welcome.
7:00 p.m. Email [email protected] for more info.
Boston — February 28 is Mardi Gras, and while New Orleans may hold a monopoly on the holiday, Beantown yopros should head over to Bill’s Bar Boston for Gin & Jews Bar Night: Mardi Gras Edition. Beads, booze, and king cake — what more do you need?
7:00-11:00 p.m. $7 online; $10 at the door.
Boston — Hebrew-speakers with a sense of humor should check out Israeli comedian Meni Ozeri, performing in Newton this week.
8:00-11:00 p.m. General seating $50; Front row $65
Anywhere — Binge watch GIRLS with the Forward’s official Season 6 drinking game this humpday; you’ve earned it.
NYC — Join the American Sephardic Federation (ASF) Young Leadership for their first happy hour at Cupping Room Cafe. Cash bar, drink specials, and our inside sources promise it’ll be lit A(s)F.
6:00 p.m. Free; suggested donation of $36.
NYC — Kick off Shabbat with a jazz soirée and delicious Mediterranean dinner with OneTable in Chelsea.
Feeling more traditional? Can’t wait until Purim for a taste of Persia? Join the Manhattan Jewish Experience for Shas Shabbat: expect marble, lots of gold, kaftans, and mustaches galore.
Chicago — Join JCC 20s & 30s for an unforgettable night with comedy group YidLife Crisis as they make their windy city debut at Old Crow Smokehouse.
8:00 -11:00 p.m. $10-15
London — Leave your phone at home and join an intimate night of acoustic music featuring Starsailor frontman James Walsh, Swedish-Iranian R&B artist Ayelle and folk-pop singer/songwriter Joe Jury.
8:00 p.m. £12
To suggest a future event or write about one of these events, email us! Follow us on Twitter at @JewAboutTown.
Laura E. Adkins is the Forward’s contributing network editor. Contact her at [email protected] or on Twitter, @Laura_E_Adkins.