Pair of live performances on tap at SJCC

Live, in-person performances will return to the Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC) with world-renowned juggler and comedian Mark Nizer 4D taking the stage at 1:30 p.m. on May 1 and Ethiopian Israeli jazz funk musician Gili Yalo plugging in at 7 p.m. on May 5.

Nizer’s all-ages show features juggling, comedy, laser technology and mind-bending tricks. 3D plus live performance = 4D, and the audience can fully experience the action while wearing 3D glasses.

Yalo’s music comes from a deeply personal place: he and his family fled Ethiopia to neighboring Sudan during Operation Moses, a covert evacuation of Ethiopian Jews during a 1984 famine. His performance is presented in partnership with the SJCC and the Hillel UW and Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.

Tickets are on sale now at Audiences purchasing Yalo tickets can choose to attend in person or watch the livestream. SJCC is located at 3801 E Mercer Way.

“SJCC Arts + Ideas is thrilled to return to playing a vital and unique role in showcasing outstanding Jewish and Israeli talent in the region,” said Pamela Lavitt, SJCC Arts + Ideas and festivals director. “Gili Yalo’s story, sound, and lyrics celebrate and paint a complex portrait of Israeli culture as we mark the country’s birthday with this concert.”