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Now booking lecture tour 2016/2017

Ahoy there, readers! Rhapsody in Schmaltz comes out in a week and Wex is gearing up to go to the States, Europe and beyond. Okay, maybe not beyond Europe, but definitely Europe. We are now planning his lecture schedule for spring/summer in Europe and North America in the fall/winter. Please share this blog post freely and get […]

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Bobe Mayses: Yiddish Knights and Other Impossibilities

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2016 seeks puppeteers, performers, actors, dancers, musicians, singers, story tellers, circus folk, drag performers, costume designers and more for the creation of a new interdisciplinary puppet theater/performance piece called “Bobe Mayses: Yiddish Knights and Other Impossibilities” written by none other than Michael Wex. “The project will take place in the OMA (Other […]

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Yiddish: German to spite the Germans

Tomorrow night Wex is giving a lecture at the Mid Manhattan Library as part of Yiddish New York. A look at how and why Jews living in German-speaking areas turned a thoroughly Christianized language into a vehicle for Jewish ideas and values. Although Yiddish shares most of its vocabulary with German, it was never really […]

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Yiddish New York Cabaret

They want me to appear as a Yiddish-speaking Christ child. Come out and see if it happens. Shpet & Shmutsik Kosher Kabaret (Pork Half Off!) presents: Tsu Dayn Geburtstog — A Big Birthday Bash for Yoyzl with Shane Baker and Miryem-Khaye Seigel Special guest: Michael Wex Piano Marilyn Lerner Nothing screams Kratsmekh like a good […]

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Wex and Greenbaum take the Bronx

This Sunday in The Bronx, with Rayhan Pasternak. This 1/2 hour program will follow the great humor of the great Yiddish humorist, Michael Wex. Both portions of your afternoon will satiate your EEF, Entertainment Enjoyment Factor! Michael Wex will speak in Yiddish on Yiddish idioms. Master flutist Adrianne Greenbaum and fiddler Rayhan Pasternak will perform. […]

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Eating Jewish in Canada

Anthony Rose of Toronto’s Fat Pasha and Schmaltz Appetizing; Ruthie Ladovsky of United Bakers Dairy Restaurant; and food writers Michael Wex and Bonnie Stern; moderated by Jayne Cohen, Jewish Holiday Cooking From schmaltz-fried rice to Nutella babka bread pudding with maple syrup to classic gefilte fish– the Jewish cuisine of Canada is white-hot. Join us for a […]

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Shut Up and Eat

Call now to make sure there’s something left for you at Shut Up and Eat, a February 8 of Jewish food, music and words at the Windup Bird Cafe, 382 College Street, Toronto, featuring poet Ronna Bloom, musician Jonno Lightstone and sexagenarian heart-throb Michael Wex. The show starts at 6:30 and features a $30/person prix […]

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Koffler Rocks!

Wex is really looking forward to this. On Thursday May 2nd he will be hosting this amazing concert at the Artscape Wychwood Barns. There’s a dinner reception at 6.30pm followed by the concert itself which has been curated by Randy Bachman (Wex is a big fan of Randy’s Vinyl Tap show on the CBC). The Sadies and Melanie […]

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