Chutzpah! Festival 2011

Comments 22 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Chutzpah! Festival is currently underway presenting dozens of performances from dance and blues to plays and classes.


The diversity and high calibre of the performances from across Canada and internationally will continue to inspire audiences with their artistry, skill and dedication. We continue to throw open the doors to welcome artists from around the globe featuring performers from 6 different countries this year; Israel, Yemen, USA (New York), Italy, Poland and Canada. [source]

Tickets are currently available for this international showcase of Jewish performing arts that runs until February 27th and I have a pair available for each of the following events:

Yemen Blues
What: The fascinating voice of Ravid Kahalani brilliantly evokes the musical universe of his ancestors in a luscious mix of jazz tonalities, funk, African grooves and ancestral rhythms.
Where: Venue on Granville
When: Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 8:00pm
Tickets: Available online

Closing Party
What: The closing party of the Chutzpah! Festival features the exotic sounds of the Middle East with urban electronic grooves and hip-hop beats courtesy of Balkan Beat Box with special guests, Klezmafour.
Where: Commodore Ballroom on Granville
When: Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 8:00pm
Tickets: Available online

The shows are reasonably priced and you can also purchase a Chutzi Pack to attend 4 shows of your choice (excluding the features above).

Here’s how you can enter to win two tickets to either Yemen Blues or the Closing Party:

  • Leave a comment on this post stating which you would like to attend (1 entry)
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  • I entered to win tickets to @ChutzpahFest from @Miss604

    I will draw one winner for each event at 4:00pm Monday, February 21, 2011.

    Update Winners are Lucie (Closing Party) & Alysha (Yemen Blues) congratulations!

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    22 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. VanessaThursday, February 17th, 2011 — 4:10pm PDT

      I would love to attend the closing party!

    2. MaryanneThursday, February 17th, 2011 — 6:13pm PDT

      I’d love to see the Closing Party first but Yemen Blues also sounds fantastic!

    3. JessicaThursday, February 17th, 2011 — 7:42pm PDT

      I would absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE to see Yemen Blues! What an intriguingly unique and dynamic group.

    4. EricaThursday, February 17th, 2011 — 9:16pm PDT

      Yemen Blues for sure!

    5. DeeAnnFriday, February 18th, 2011 — 8:20am PDT

      I’m interested to see Yemen Blues!

    6. AnneFriday, February 18th, 2011 — 10:37am PDT

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    7. gilFriday, February 18th, 2011 — 1:33pm PDT

      I would love to see the B.B.B

    8. SusilawatiFriday, February 18th, 2011 — 4:04pm PDT

      I would love to attend the Closing Party with my guest. Thank you.

    9. Teresa KFriday, February 18th, 2011 — 5:03pm PDT

      Closing party

    10. MilieuFriday, February 18th, 2011 — 5:03pm PDT

      I’m going to a play in Chutzpah tonight at Presentation House theatre. I didn’t even know what this festival was until a few days ago.

      You’ll probably be busy this weekend with the festival, but if you’re free on Sunday, you should come to the fundraiser the OneDance Creative Arts Centre is holding. Check out my blog for more info!

    11. RonnieFriday, February 18th, 2011 — 6:35pm PDT

      Closing party.thanx

    12. LucieFriday, February 18th, 2011 — 8:42pm PDT

      The closing party with B.B.B. will surely be a blast!

    13. Michelle WilliamsonSaturday, February 19th, 2011 — 8:47am PDT

      Yemen Blues sound really cool! I’d love to see them!

    14. SarannaSaturday, February 19th, 2011 — 9:15am PDT

      Definitely I want to see Balkan Beat Box,so gotta say the closing party.

    15. RebeccaSunday, February 20th, 2011 — 10:49am PDT

      I would love to attend the closing party!

    16. GiselaSunday, February 20th, 2011 — 11:23am PDT

      This sounds fabulous! I could really do with a break from job hunting and a bit of a treat, would love to attend the closing party and surprise my roommate with a ticket (psht!). Thanks 🙂

    17. AlyshaMonday, February 21st, 2011 — 11:26am PDT

      I would LOVE to see Yemen Blues!

    18. SanazMonday, February 21st, 2011 — 2:48pm PDT

      Would be a cool party to attend!

    19. HannibalTuesday, February 22nd, 2011 — 9:34am PDT

      Closing Party!!””

    20. MariusTuesday, February 22nd, 2011 — 11:05am PDT

      I do not want to miss the closing party with B.B.B.! I am Eastern European and loooove dancing to Balkan beats and brass!

    21. AlyshaTuesday, February 22nd, 2011 — 11:06am PDT

      Thanks so much! I cant wait!

    22. FemiTuesday, February 22nd, 2011 — 11:07am PDT

      I would love to get tickets for the closing party so that I can bring a friend along to discover one of my favorite band: B.B.B. I bought a ticket for me but most of my friends are broke students.

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