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Balkano - Klezmer Brunch - 12/9
at City Winery Chicago
- 10:00 AM
- 10:30 am
- 1:30 pm
CELEBRATE THE FIRST AND LAST DAYS OF HANUKKAH AT CITY WINERY’S SPECIAL-EDITION KLEZMER BRUNCH BUFFET
Fill up on the Ever Lasting Build Your Own Latke Bar, a scramble station and bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas, December 9 and 16
For the first day of Hanukkah on December 9 and the last day of Hanukkah on December 16, City Winery will set out a special Hanukkah Klezmer Brunch Buffet complete with tantalizing sufganiyot (traditional jelly doughnuts), rugelach, kugel, challah French toast, cheese blintzes with berry sauce, an “Ever Lasting Build Your Own Latke Bar” and a scramble station that includes herbs, pastrami and house-cured salmon.
Admission of $30 includes bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys in addition to the concert ticket and food (half price for 12 and under). 10am-1pm
A Chicago Klezmer band with a Balkan Twist
Chicago-based Balkano (rhymes with Volcano), founded by bandleader Bryan Pardo, melds the soul of traditional Klezmer, the energy of Bulgarian wedding music and the melodies of Turkish Gypsy music into an exciting original mix. The group melds meld the influences of artists like Naftule Brandwein, Selim Sessler, Yuri Yunakov, and John Zorn into a new synthesis that mixes the Old World and the New. Since its inception in 2005, Balkano has played through Chicagoland and the Midwest. Events and venues include the Chicago World Music Festival (2010, 2012), the Taste of Chicago Festival (2008), The Berman Center for the Performing arts (Detroit area), Martyrs, the Bottom Lounge, Reggies Rock Club, Temple Beth Emmeth (Ann Arbor, MI) and many more.