Hardly Strictly Klezmer Chanukah Kickoff

Thursday November 29, 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).