This is our big annual show in Berkeley, very highly recommended. Hope you can make it.
Hardly Strictly Klezmer Chanukah Kickoff
Thursday November 29th, 8pm
This year's “Hardly Strictly Klezmer Chanukah Kickoff" is -- you guessed it -- right before Chanukah. Three bands will take the stage at the world-class Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse (2020 Addison St. near Shattuck, Berkeley): Charming Hostess, at the intersection of voice, text and diaspora consciousness; Kugelplex, shtetl-rockin' klezmer and old-world soul music; and the Red Hot Chachkas, new American klezmer from Old World roots. Special event produced by the Red Hot Chachkas in association with the JCC of the East Bay's 28th Jewish Music Festival, and KlezCalifornia. Or watch live online stream at ConcertWindow ($3)
The Red Hot Chachkas have a couple of performances coming up in the East Bay: a dance-party on Friday night, June 8, and an afternoon outdoor concert on Saturday June 9, both in great venues. These will be our first shows welcoming our extraordinary new drummer, Aharon Wheels Bolsta. We're sorry to see Michael move on, but also excited to have Aharon join. We're getting a whole new feeling for how a drummer can shape a band. It should be interesting how our sound, so come hear for yourself!
Friday June 8 (7:30pm), concert/dance with Kabbalah (HOT klez-rock band from Marseille, France) at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. (near Gilman), Berkeley CA [map]. Klezmer dance lesson with Bruce Bierman at 7:30pm. Concert starts 8:30pm.
Right after Passover, the Red Hot Chachkas have a show in Palo Alto, and followed by some other interesting public performances this spring. If you know anyone in the Atlanta area, tell them to say hello when we go there in May.
Saturday June 9 (3pm), outdoor House Concert at the lovely Wisteria Ways, 383 61st St. (near Claremont), Oakland CA [map]
Sunday April 15 (7pm)
, Concert/Dance at the Oshman Family JCC
, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto CA [map
Friday June 8 (8:30pm), Concert/Dance with Kabbalah (HOT klez-rock band from Marseille, France) at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley CA [map]. Klezmer dance lesson with Bruce Bierman at 7:30pm.
Saturday June 9 (3pm)
, outdoor House Concert at the lovely Wisteria Ways
, 383 61st St, Oakland CA [map
February 2012The Red Hot Chachkas have an unusual gig at an NBA basketball game this coming weekend, and some other dates in varied locales spread across the calendar.
Julie will be leading some sessions at the KlezCalifornia 2012 Yiddish Culture Festival on President's Day Weekend, February 18-20, at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St. (at Presidio Ave.). That Festival will include a reunion concert by The Klez-X on Saturday Feb.18, and Klez-X musicians will be leading workshops on Sunday and Monday. Register now!
Then coming soon will be the Jewish Music Festival.
Here are our shows:
Sunday February 12 (6pm)
, Jewish Heritage Night with Golden State Warriors
NBA basketball game, Oracle Arena, Oakland CA. Free yarmulke & hear the Chachkas! We'll play a set before the game (starting around 5:20) and during a timeout sometime in the first half.
February 12th @6pm
FREE commemorative Jewish Heritage Night Yarmulke included with every ticket! Lower Level tickets available for only $48 or secure Club 200 tickets starting at only $17! Click on the link below for more event details and ticket information: