Author Archives: Ely Hailman

Celebrate the holidays with a stand-up show like no other, as some of Montreal’s funniest Jewish and Muslim comedians unite in laughter during their loneliest time of year – Christmas!

Satrangi, which means rainbow in Hindi, explores the kinds of light that come around this time of the year. Montreal has many faiths that celebrate light. Satrangi at Infinite Theatre is a mulit-faith, mulit-media dance extravaganza.

Confabulation is a storytelling series hosted by Matt Goldberg. Just in time for the holidays, stories will be presented under the broad theme of family. Check it out at Mainline Theatre.

They’ve taken Michel Tremblay’s Quebecois classic and translated it into Yiddish! See the beloved “Les Belles Soeurs” at The Segal Centre.

So Hanukkah has passed, your friends are home for the holidays. Your family doesn’t want you back after you dropped the menorah and refused to replace the carpet. No time for Chinese food and Woody Allen at the Rialto like X-Mas for Jews!

Acclaimed columnist Josh Freed celebrates the release of his first collection in over a decade, “He Who Laughs, Lasts.” Freed is most recognized locally for his humour column every week in the Montreal Gazette. Atwater Library tomorrow.

The best way to describe The Damn Truth: The Black Keys but with powerful female vocals. They draw on the rock n’ roll sounds of The Kinks as well as the more psychedelic Jefferson Airplane.

Bezmozgis is best known for Natasha his collection of short stories about Latvian Jews in suburban Toronto.This writer and filmmaker will give a free talk about his most recent novel The Free World. It has received some great reviews while Bezmozgis himself was named on the New Yorkers ‘20 under 40’ list.

What can we say? We can’t get enough of these guys! Check out this Yiddish, Cambodian, Rebetika gangster-singing crew at L’Escogriffe.

Having released their self titled, fourth studio album this year, we’re excited to see these veterans’ live show once more. For those out of the loop their sound draws from klezmer, gypsy, latin and jazz, to name a few.