Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 • 6:30–9pm
ADMISSION: Free with Museum admission, $5 after 5pm; 21+
Folktales and The Days of Awe mash-up! Join the golem and dybbuk and other folkloric monsters in the museum. Thriller dance drop-in; monster movie cave ping-pong; spooky theramins; pose at Reboot’s Horrible Regrets Photobooth, craft monster paws or bloody-eyeball pins, and of course signature cocktails by Tonic. Squad Golems!
Look for master folklorist Howard Schwartz, and live performance of Reboot’s NO REGRETS with Rebecca Garza-Bortman (Love, Jerks; Advice From Mom) Josh Healey (Snap Judgement, Hammertime) and Karen Leibowitz (The Perennial, Mission Street Food)!
Rebecca Garza-Bortman is a designer, singer and host of the podcast Advice from Mom. She was the first employee and designer of MasterClass. She also redesigned YouTube back in 2011. Most days, you can find her somewhere in San Francisco designing for start-ups, collecting advice, or making music with her husband in the band Love Jerks.
Josh Healey is an award-winning writer, performer, filmmaker, and creative activist. A regular performer on NPR’s Snap Judgment, Healey’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Huffington Post, and his 13-year-old nephew Brian Silverstein's YouTube page—where it has at least 27 "likes." Most recently he wrote and produced the web series The North Pole, a political comedy about gentrification, global warming, and gluten-free donuts. Born and raised in DC, Healey these days eats his daily bagel in Oakland, CA.
Karen Leibowitz is a writer and a restaurant person whose most recent project is The Perennial, an environmentally sustainable restaurant and bar in San Francisco. She's also a partner in Mission Chinese Food and Commonwealth and co-author of Atelier Crenn: The Metamorphosis of Taste (2015), with Chef Dominique Crenn; and Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant (2011). Her writing has been published by Food & Wine, The New York Times, Lucky Peach, Modern Farmer, Cherry Bombe, and other publications.
A wild night of fun and games held in conjunction with the delightfully funny Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show exhibition. The evening included a drag meghilla starring LOL Mcfiercen and Black Benatar; backflips and pyramids with CHEER San Francisco; gallery games and crafts; “Ask the Scribe” with Julie Seltzer; noshes by Let’s be Frank and specialty cocktails by Tonic; DJ More Da High, Purim games and activities with Keshet, Reboot, and Sha’ar Zahav.
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All photos by Gracie Malley.
The Night at the Jewseum program series is made possible by the Koret Foundation.
Major support for The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s Jewish Peoplehood Programs comes from the Koret Foundation.