New York, NY: Who was the world’s first drunkard? Can wine serve us as a stairway to heaven? What did our holy rabbis really think about those who abstain from drinking? All this and much more in DRUNK 2016, a night devoted to art, humor and some serious drinking!
You’ve had wine paired with food. Now try wine paired with texts. LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture at the 14th Street Y is holding DRUNK, an evening of wine and text tasting on January 21, 2015 at 7:30pm.
Held in the Theater at the 14th Street Y, guests will study texts on the theme of intoxication from the Torah and Talmud with LABA teacher Ruby Namdar, while drinking and learning about wines selected to match those specific texts by a professional sommelier.
Throughout the night, LABA artist fellows will explore altered states, intoxication, grapes, tastes and the mysteries of fermentation. LABA fellows are Gal Beckerman, Gon Ben Ari, Lital Dotan, Lainie Fefferman, Joshua Max Feldman, Jessica Gross, Shanti Grumbine, Rebecca Margolick and Maxx Berkowitz, Kendell Pinkney, Hanan Elstein, Lior Zalmanson. To learn more, visit www.labajournal.com/fellows/.
The event will run from 7:30pm to 9pm, at 344 E 14th Street, New York, NY, 10024. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To purchase tickets go to http://www.labajournal.com/drunk, or call 646-395-4322.
LABA is a laboratory for Jewish culture in which we use classic Jewish texts to inspire the creation of new art. Developed by the 14th Street Y in 2007, LABA programming includes a house of study, artist fellowship program and LABAlive, a series of performances, public events, and gallery shows for children and adults.
This year LABA’s theme is BEAUTY. Through the study of the ancient Jewish canon, we explore the intersection of beauty and equality. Each artist will have an individual response to beauty, which is expressed through their artistic process and unique aesthetic.
About The 14th Street Y
The 14th Street Y serves over 20,000 people annually with a variety of community programs. The 14th Street Y is proud to be a part of Educational Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a 126-year history of serving New Yorkers downtown.