What’s it all about, Alfie? Find out below.
Q: WTF is The Chanukah Party?
A multi-media celebration happening at Fred Wildlife Refuge in Seattle on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 8pm (21+).
Q: Why a Chanukah Party?
A: Why not? No one thinks twice when you say you’re throwing a Christmas Party. I (Blake) just happen to be a Jew.
Q: Oh, so this is like a religious thing???
A: Absolutely not! This party is completely secular; all are welcome. It’s really just an excuse to throw a great party, but if you need to know, I’ll tell you I agree with comedian and semi-famous Jew Marc Maron in that I identify as “culturally Jewish”–I love a big meal with family and friends. I love great entertainment and comedy (really these things could describe any culture). If there were some way to shoehorn basketball-related activities into this event, I’d probably do that, too.
Q: Who are ‘Blammer & Wong’?
A: ‘Blammer’ is me, Blake Madden, and ‘Wong’ is my friend and associate Mike Wong. We throw a once-a-month dinner party in Seattle at revolving locations. The Chanukah Party will be like one of our dinner parties, but on steroids. Read more about the Blammer & Wong history here.
Q: So what can I expect from the evening?
A: Enter and enjoy a spread of delicious traditional Chinese and Jewish food, followed by a puppet show by Portland’s Award-winning Night Shade Dynasty, then a set of standup by comedian Brett Hamil (voted Seattle’s best comedian of 2017 by Seattle Weekly readers), then musical performances from Adra Boo, and Hotels. Cap off the night with a “BASE TAN” dance party led by DJ Silk Safari aka Taryn Rene Dorsey.
Q: Wow. Sounds Great. Where can I get tickets?
A: Via Brown Paper Tickets right here. You can also walk up the night-of for a DOS price of $20
Q: Anything else we should know?
A: It’s sad that in this day and age we still need disclaimers and reminders that various ‘isms’ are not welcome at parties, but we’ll go one better even: Not only should you leave any hate, bigotry, and othering at home, you are required to bring some love as well. This event is by and for people of different cultures, colors, and faiths. Be ready to hug a stranger, or dance with them, or discuss the Talmud and Sephardic history at length (maybe not the last part, but you get it). Nobody leaves till all the bread gets broken, dig?