On Saturday, Feb 23, and Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 the Aftselokhes Spectacle Committee and a coterie of celebrity brass bands, rock stars, Yiddishy supernovas, activists, children, and jesters of all stripes will present a very ancient, yet totally contemporary Purim masquerade Ball.
A quieter, sober afternoon performance for kids, families,
and other lovers of the daylight with Yiddish Princess and Aidge from the Aesthetics Crew Adults $12-25 Kids $ 5-10 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of cash or costume, Includes mask and gragger making by Kolot Chayenu / Voices of Our Lives
220 36th St, Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn D/N/R to 36th St.
The Purim Ball I SEE WHAT YOU’RE DOING: PURIM, PUPPETS, POLITSEY! is an original work of art grounded in the traditional pan-Jewish practice of dressing up and staging transgressive folk plays in the coldest days of winter. The plays or “shpiln,” often re-enact the scroll of Esther but remix the ancient plot and characters to deliver a slightly drunken but profound contemporary critique of power. At the heart of the The Aftselokhes Spectacle Committee event is an original handmade Purim Shpil created by a community of 100 participants.