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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.

7:00 – 9:30 p.m. $30.

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.

6:45 – 10:45 p.m. $36


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.

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