DENVER, Colo., February 13, 2020 – The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) is hosting events this winter and spring for adults interested in comedy, playing cards & games, and networking. The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center is also hosting an author series through the Neustadt Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music Festival (JAAMM) with several nationally acclaimed authors.
Highlight events for the upcoming months include the below among many others:
Ester and Eric’s One Woman Show featuring Denver native Noah Gardenswartz – Feb. 22 at 7 pm. Come to the JCC Denver for a night of comedy and lots of laughs. The night kicks-off with a 20-minute stand-up act from Noah Gardenswartz, Denver native and New York-based comedian who is the lead writer of Amazon Prime’s Emmy and Golden-Globe winning show, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” The night continues with “Ester and Eric’s One Woman Show,” a laugh out-loud comedy featuring Ester Steinberg, known for her roles in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Funny Girls on Oxygen, and Eric Williams, known for his roles in Buddy the ELF, BET and Full House the Musical. The show is about an accidental double booking that leads to two best friends being forced to perform their one person shows on the same stage, at the same time. Ester and Eric bring their hit show fresh off the New York Comedy Festival to the JCC Denver.
Wine and Whiskey Tasting with the Wellshire Golf Club – Feb. 25 at 6 pm. Raise your glass and join the JCC Denver and Argonaut Wine & Liquor for a wine and whiskey tasting at the Wellshire Golf Club. The price of admission includes a selection of over 100 wines and a very nice Whiskey selection, along with appetizers prepared by Wellshire Golf Club. Tickets are $55. JCC Fitness Members and J Pass holders receive $5 off admission.
Schmooze and Booze Series – March 5 and May 21, 5:30-7:30 pm. Join the JCC for a drink––the first one is on us! Connect with old friends and make new ones at this fun, laidback series. Ages 21+ only. Free to attend.
Drag Royalty Purim Bingo – March 7 from 7-10 pm. ConDRAGulations! You’re invited to the Purim Party of the year. Join Denver’s Drag Royalty as we play Bingo and party the night away. Costumes strongly encouraged and prizes for the winners (costume and Bingo)! It’ll be fierce. Ticket costs are: $30/participant for J Pass / Fitness Members and includes dinner and two drink tickets or $50/participant for J Pass / Fitness Members for dinner and unlimited drinks. Guest costs are $36/participant for dinner and two drink tickets or $56/participant for dinner and unlimited drinks. Scholarships are available for tickets. Ages 21+
17th Annual Don Kaufmann Hold’Em Poker Tournament at the JCC Denver – May 7, 5:30-10:00 pm. JCC’s annual Don Kaufmann Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, now in its 16th year, has been attracting both novice and veteran players who wish to put their skills and luck against others, in the hopes of ultimate victory and the accompanying bragging rights. The night includes a professionally-managed “hold ‘em” tournament, a hearty dinner, and an open top-shelf bar. All proceeds support children’s programs at the JCC. Ages 21+
Through the JAAMM author series nationally touring authors are visiting the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center speaking on a variety of topics. Authors and topics include:
Author Jamie Metzl, “Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity” March 3 at 6:30 pm. From leading geopolitical expert and technology futurist Jamie Metzl comes a groundbreaking exploration of the many ways genetic-engineering is shaking the core foundations of our lives ― sex, war, love, and death. Post-lecture discussion featuring faculty from CU Center for Bioethics and Humanities. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.
Author Jessica Yellin, “Savage News: A Novel” March 12 at 6:30 pm. The juicy debut novel from Jessica Yellin, the Emmy and Gracie award-winning former Chief White House Correspondent for CNN. A young and hungry reporter named Natalie Savage has to navigate ratings wars, workplace sexual harassment, and an international political crisis in order to prove herself as her network’s White House correspondent. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.
Author Jamie Bernstein, “Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein” April 14 at 6:30 pm. The oldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir that is at once an intimate meditation on a complex and sometimes troubled man, the family he raised, and the music he composed that became the soundtrack to their entwined lives. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.
To learn more about the JCC Denver’s events and to view their community calendar, visit https://www.jccdenver.org/community-calendar/.
ABOUT STAENBERG – LOUP JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
The Staenberg – Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) serves the metro-Denver area through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and other programs that are rooted in Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s mission is to create a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place, guided by these timeless Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s four program areas focus on connection, community and well-being and include: a robust fitness, sports, tennis and aquatic center; Early Childhood Engagement, including an Early Learning School and a variety of programs for families; the Mizel Arts and Culture Center which offers JAAMM Fest (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music), Denver Jewish Film Festival, Wolf Summer Theater Academy and adult art classes; summer camps including Ranch Camp and Camp Shai; jewish life and learning programs and events, active adult programming like the Grandparent Connect Group, and a new LGBTQ program initiative . The JCC Denver is located at 350 S. Dahlia Street in Denver. For more information, visit www.jccdenver.org, like us on Facebook and Instagram @jccdenver or call (303) 399-2660.