What’s it all about, Alfie? Find out below.
Q: What is The Chanukah Party?
Now in it’s second year, The Chanukah Party is an annual multi-media community celebration featuring live standup comedy, musical performances, a dance party, and a boatload of delicious food. This year’s Chanukah Party is at The Russian Community Center of Seattle on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 8pm.
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).
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?
Dinner will be available buffet style as doors open. Comedian Wilfred Padua will get the evening going with a set of standup. Then Portland’s Brown Calculus will bring their brand of intergalactic soul to the stage. Next, the luxury bedroom dreamscapes of Irene Barber’s Nearby, followed by the cinematic noir-pop of Hotels to close the live music portion of the evening. Deep partiers can burn off the fried rice and Matzoh ball soup by dancing to the sounds of KEXP DJ Atticus until close.
Q: Wow. Sounds Great. Where can I get tickets?
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?