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 https://sjcc.org. 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.”