Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Brooklyn Purim parties

Get your costumes ready! The Jewish holiday of Purim is this weekend, and Brooklyn's throwing a lot of parties.

3rd Ward
195 Morgan Ave., Bushwick
Saturday, February 27
9 pm-4 am
$10 tickets until Friday; $15 at the door

Dust off your costumes, shine your dancing shoes and get ready to guzzle. From the organizers: "When the Jews of ancient Persia avoided extinction, God commanded them to celebrate by getting so drunk they couldn't tell their friends from their enemies. Sounds good to us! Jewish or not, put on a costume and join us!"

The night features Team Facelift, The Shining Twins, Dirty Fences, Cowboy Mark, DJ Drew Heffron, and DJ Kook Jew.

Purim Dance Party
114 Troutman St., Bushwick
Saturday, February 27
11 pm

During its grand opening weekend of CastleBraid, an artist-focused support system of facilities, classes, and professional services, is holding a Purim-theme dance party, so grab a costume and enjoy two floors of DJs, dancing, drinks and more.

Jewish Music Cafe
401 9th St., Park Slope
Saturday, February 27
8:45 pm

Mark the holiday with a traditional megillah reading, following by a performance from Soulfarm.

Purim Live
Chabad North Brooklyn
132 N. Fifth St., Williamsburg
Saturday, February 27
8 pm
$10, $5 if you're in costume

They brought you the Lecha Dodi remix of Akon, then the Shir HaShirim Moroccan beat meditation, now they are onto Israeli party music. Brody & Diwon will be joining the party fresh from their Israel and West Cost tour.

Purim Party
Death By Audio
49 S. Second St., Williamsburg
Monday, March 1
8 pm

Rachel Coleman, aka "Pop Jew," aka the worst cook in America, hosts this bash, featuring the So So Glos, Beachniks, Tough Knuckles, and Sundelles. Costumes encouraged.


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