If you are, you probably belong at Heebonism…I have to admit that Christmas Carol Karaoke does intrigue me (while strip dreidel does not, actually)…and Heebonism is happening in five cities, so all y’all who are always like, “only New York has cool things, no fair!”, just go…and if you go, report back to Jewlicious!

Heebonism New York will take place at the Knitting Factory and start with an hour-long open bar from 9:00-10 p.m. The 21+ blowout will feature live sets by Original Hamster, Terry Diabolik (Finger on the Pulse), June D (White Dove) and DJ Krowd Pleezr, Christmas Carol Karaoke, “Strip Dreidel” led by Kinkyjews.com and all sorts of other Semitic salaciousness. The event runs from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. (open bar courtesy of LinLin Vodka for the first hour) and will be held at the Knitting Factory (74 Leonard Street, New York, NY). Tickets are $20 in advance (Knittingfactory.com) or $25 at the door. (The event is 21+)

Heebonism Los Angeles will take place at the Clothing of the American Mind Headquarters in Echo Park (1284 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026) and run from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The night will feature DJ Lillyanne of FUTUREHO– USE fame and, yes, Strip Dreidel. Tickets are $15 at the door with proceeds to benefit Clothing of the American Mind’s 2008 Cross Country Voter Registration Campaign.

Heebonism Denver will take place at The Loft Denver (821 22nd Street, Denver, CO 80205) and feature a live performance by Team Facelift, plus the music of DJ Klaw. The event runs from 8:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and is presented by Midnight at the Merage. Tickets are $25 in advance (Midnightatthemerage.com) or $36 at the door.

Heebonism Chicago will take place at Stone Lotus (873 N. Orleans Street, Chicago, IL 60610) and run from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. The event is being masterminded by an all-star heeb lineup and will feature tasty treats from our home away from home, the Eleven City Diner and a DJ set by Jay Diamond. There will also be a drink special called the “Oy Bomb” (Bicardi O and Red Bull). Tickets are $10.

Heebonism Portland will take place at the Ace Hotel (1022 SW Stark, Portland, OR). The party runs from 9:00 p.m. to 1 a.m and will feature Manishevitz cocktails, ping pong and vintage video games, plus DJ Hanukkah Miracle, HR Paperstacks, DJ Solomon and Never Forget & DJ Safi ($5), but you can also show up for a delicious Chinese dinner beforehand ($30) and spend the night at the hotel after the shindig ($100). Proceeds from the event will benefit the Oregon Jewish Musuem. If you’re down for the 6:30 p.m. dinner, please email [email protected] as space is limited. Oh yeah, almost forgot. The event is 21+

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  • I’ll be on a train coming home from my sister’s and have to miss it (and all other hip Jewish things that night in Chicago).

    If I was in tow, I’d probably be at Knishmas instead, but I’m just one person, I’m sure they’ll all rock.

  • I’ma be there in NYC. Pleased inform the usual suspects because I will be drunk, surly and lookin’ for trouble. For serious.

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