Sunday, October 18, 2009

Quick hit: DC JCC lits up the night(s)

Performance: Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival
Theater: DC JCC, 1529 16th Street, NW
Metro stops: Red Line, Dupont Circle
Genre: Jewish
Cost: Various, as low at $8 for under 25
Dates: Oct 18-27
We're going: Oct 22 and Oct 27, Wanna Come?

We say: My friend and fellow blogger, Reading the District, told us about this festival. He recommends Dara Horn, the Heeb Storytellers, and the slam poetry. Since he's an English major and reading teacher, I always turn to him for recommendations for literary festivals. Also, everyone I know has been recommending the book All Other Nights, so it's awesome that the DC JCC is hosting Dara Horn as part of the festival. I'm definitely going to see her and might hit up a couple more. 20Something is intrigued to learn more about Jonathon Keats's
new book of modern Jewish folklore so we may go hear him speak on the 22nd. The list of low-cost events is below and the full calendar is available here. If you want to come to any of the events, send me an email.

FREE PROGRAMS

  • Volunteer for the Festival and attend any event for free! Click here.
  • Melvin Urofsky, Louis D. Brandeis, A Life, The Bernard Wexler Lecture on Jewish History 2009, Monday, October 26, 7:30pm. Click here.

LOW-COST PROGRAMS

  • Melissa Ford, Navigating the Land of IF: Understanding Infertility and Exploring Your Options
    Sunday, October 18, Noon. Click here.
  • Screening of Adam Resurrected
    Monday, October 19, 7:30pm. Click here.
  • Robin Gerber, Barbie and Ruth
    Tuesday, October 20, Noon. Click here.
  • Zoë Heller, The Believers
    Tuesday, October 20, 7:30pm. Click here.
  • Shana Liebman, Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish: The Heeb Storytelling Collection
    Wednesday, October 21, 7:30pm. Click here.
  • Morris Dickstein, Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression
    Wednesday, October 21, 7:30pm. Click here.
  • Past Imperfect: New Jewish Fiction
    Thursday, October 22, 7:30pm. Click here.
  • SLAM! An Evening of Spoken Word Poetry
    Saturday, October 24, 9:00pm. Click here.
  • Sefer Safari: A Children's Book Event
    Sunday, October 25, 10:30am. Click here.
  • Joy Ladin, Transmigration Poems
    Sunday, October 25, 11:30am. Click here.
  • Neal Bascomb, Hunting Eichmann
    Sunday, October 25, 7:30pm. Click here.
  • Dara Horn, All Other Nights
    Tuesday, October 27, 7:30pm. Click here.

1 comment:

  1. I went to Opening Night last night, a Salute to Phillip Roth. Full house, awesome production. If other events are as good as this, this festival rocks.

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