Adults invited to fun night out
By JEWISH REVIEW
article created on: 2010-12-15T00:00:00
Four Broads Entertainment presents Portland’s First Annual adults-only Hanukah Bash, featuring New York City’s critically acclaimed live musical act, “Good for the Jews.” The evening’s festivities begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at The Blue Monk, Portland’s premier eastside jazz club.
Good for the Jews, a nationally renowned duo who sing about all aspects of modern Jewish life, have appeared on “The Today Show” and National Public Radio, and have played in rock clubs and synagogues across the U.S. They have an especially strong appeal with young Jews, though their following extends to anyone with an unorthodox sense of humor.
After the Good for the Jews’ performance, a live D.J. will cap-off the night by providing the soundtrack for dancing and additional fun and entertainment with the latest jewish review
Organizers hope attendees will support Jewish Family and Child Service of Portland’s Adopt-a-Family Holiday Gift Program by bringing a $10-$30 gift card to Fred Meyer, Target or any other Portland-area store, to help brighten the holidays for those in need.
Four Broads Entertainment consists of four Jewish women in the Portland community (Edie Rogoway Van Ness, Janet Unitan, Marisa Brown and Deborah Reynolds) who want to create a fun, casual evening for Jewish couples and singles in the community to socialize, meet new people and have fun.
“We are all such busy people and many of us rarely get the opportunity to just ‘hang out’ without the constraints of toddlers pulling at our pants, etc.,” said Van Ness. “We titled the event First Annual with the hope that it will be a big success and that people will want more of these social events in the future.”
Brown was contacted by Rob Tannenbaum of Good For the Jews about doing a show in Portland since the duo had planned to be on the West Coast in early December.
“I happen to know Rob and saw the band when they were here a few years back,” said Van Ness. “Marisa and I started talking an instantly knew that we should try to put something together.”
The event is open to all adults and organizers encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to attend. But the Four Broads said that they believe there is a lack of purely social events for the 30s and 40s crowd.
“Most events like this are geared towards 20somethings or singles and those of us a bit older, who love to socialize and dance, don’t get a lot of opportunities to do so with our friends in the community,” added Van Ness.
Good for the Jews were named one of “New York’s Best Emerging Jewish Artists” by the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Samples of the duo’s music can be heard at GoodForTheJews.net or at MySpace.com/GoodForTheJews.
Tickets for the event are $10 at the door: The Blue Monk, 3341 SE Belmont, 503-595-0575. For more information about the party, contact Van Ness at 503-750-3480.