Saturday May 20th Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour brings the exceptional qualities of traditional Yiddish and Klezmer to Russian House. Come and drink some vodka & dance! Doors at 8pm, shows 9-midnight. Free! 21+ after restaurant closes.
Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour – Best Klezmer band this side of the Pecos – invites you to an old world Yiddish Dance Party! Please bring your circle-dancing-shoes. Free admission with purchase, family freindly space. 9-11pm @ Radio Coffee and Beer on Manchaca just north of Ben White in ATX.
Stary Olsa coming all the way from Belarus in Eastern Europe will be performing Tuesday March 28th at Flamingo Cantina in downtown Austin! Only $5! 9-10:30 The Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour (Austin’s own!) 11-12:30 Stary Olsa *STARY OLSA is a medieval Belarusian music band with a repertoire including Belarusian folk balladry and martial songs, national dances, works of Belarusian Renaissance composers, compositions from aulic music collections, Belarusian canticles of the 16th – early 17th centuries, as well as European popular melodies of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. (STARY OLSA also plays rock music on medieval instruments — eg. the Beatles, Metalica, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, et cetera.) STARY OLSA uses for its performances maximal exact (in appearance, technology and materials) copies of old aged Belarusian instruments such as Belarusian bagpipe, lyre, gusli (Baltic psaltery) , svirel (reed pipe), jew’s-harp, ocarina, Belarusian trumpet, birch bark trumpet, hudok (Belarusian rebec), tromba marina and drums. The purpose is to completely reconstruct (whenever possible) musical traditions of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania where Belarus was the main cultural and geopolitical part in the 13th – 18th centuries, and where there was a unique combination of Belarusian folk and aulic music with European musical
Yiddish dance parties continue! 2nd Fridays of the month at Radio Coffee & Beer. All ages welcome, free show. Please bring donations for the band & your dancing shoes! RADIO Coffee & Beer is located on Manchaca, just north of Ben White, in Austin TX. 2nd Friday Yiddish Dance Parties are always Free & All ages are welcome! 9-11pm.
AUSTIN, TX – Tuesday the 17th of January, 2017, The finest klezmer band this side of the Pecos, Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour plays Stay Gold Bar. Join us in East Austin as we open up for cabaret lounge blues from Blue Squeezebox. Also on stage will be the lovely, often shimmering SVETLANA, who will dazzle your eyes and ears. Please bring donations for the bands. Stay Gold is a 21+ venue.
AUSTIN, TX – Saturday the 14th of January, 2017, The finest klezmer band this side of the Pecos, Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour plays uber-hip Radio Coffee & Beer. Join us in South Austin as we welcome the charming, the talented RABBI NEIL BLUMOFE to join us during the first set! Also on stage will be the lovely, often shimmering SVETLANA, who will dazzle your eyes and ears. The show is FREE (with purchase; please bring donations for the band!) and ALL AGES are WELCOME!
AUSTIN, TX – Friday December 9th, 2016, Traditional Jewish music ensemble Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour plays top-rated Radio Coffee & Beer. Join us in South Austin as we get ready to celebrate Chanukah later this month! RADIO is located on Manchaca, just north of Ben White in South Austin. The show if FREE (with purchase; please bring donations for the band!) and ALL AGES are WELCOME! 9pm-11pm.
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Jewish Folklore in the Twenty-First Century: A Symposium Nov. 20-21, 2016 Glickman Conference Center, CLA 1.302B. Closing celebration at Texas Hillel with Robert H. Abzug, Itzik Gottesman, Dan Ben-Amos, Michael Wex, Jason Roberts, Jillian Gould, Suzy Seriff, Simon J. Bronner, Galit Hasan-Rokem, Dov-Ber Kerler, Amy Horowitz, Steve Zeitlin, Elliot Oring, Naomi Lindstrom, Emily Socolov, Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour (Eta Wrobel, Dylan M. Blackthorn, Jennifer Marshall, David Ansel and Friends).