Arts Desk

Washington Jewish Music Festival Lineup Announced

The Washington Jewish Music Festival, now in its tenth year, caters to all sorts of musical tastes, and every year there's usually something for everyone. Last year was a particularly grand experience, as the festival dovetailed with a huge Israel@60 Celebration that featured a free Regina Spektor concert on the Mall (pictured above). This year's event is scheduled to run from June 4-11 at various venues, but most of the concerts will take place in the Washington DC Jewish Community Center's Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater.

For myself, this time around the main draw is Pitom, the experimental jazz/rock outfit whose 2008 album on Tzadik's Radical Jewish Culture series made it to my top 10 list for the year. I also had a chance to see them at Galaxy Hut last December, and can confirm that their live show is satisfyingly smokin'.

Check out the full schedule after the jump, visit the official WJMF website, or see a photo gallery from last year's festival.

Tuesday, June 2 | Pre-Festival Special Event
8:00 pm
Ivri Lider
9:30 Club
815 V Street NW

Thursday, June 4 | Opening Night
8:00 pm
Andy Statman Trio
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC

Friday, June 5 | Family Shabbat Service & Dinner
6:00 pm
ShirLaLa
Ina and Jack Kay Community Hall, Washington DCJCC
Dinner: The Tauber Foundation Gymnasium, Washington DCJCC

Saturday, June 6
9:00 pm
The Kinsey Sicks
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC

Sunday, June 7
10:30 am
Screening of Overture to Glory & Bagel Brunch
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC

Sunday, June 7
7:30 pm
The Sway Machinery
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC

Monday, June 8
8:00 pm
Pitom
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC

Tuesday, June 9
7:30 pm
Feinsmith Quartet
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC

Wednesday, June 10
8:00 pm
Electro Morocco and DJ Balagan
Station 9
1438 U Street NW

Thursday, June 11 | Closing Night
8:00 pm
Miri Ben-Ari: The Hip-Hop Violinist
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC

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