2102 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley
Join us for the BIGGEST Latka Jam yet! Celebrate community, make new friends, experience kick ass local entertainment (see acts below) AND support survivors of the devastating fires in Butte County, all while enjoying the best goddamn potato cakes and libations in the Bay Area.
Our goal is to raise $5,000. Help us break potato, break this goal, bring hope to our neighbors to the north in need, and bring warmth to our community as we celebrate the festival of lights!
ABOUT THIS EVENT created by Berkeley-resident David Hermele…..
FOR THE LAST DECADE, I’ve gathered friends and neighbors to celebrate this holiday called Chanukah — which mostly gets me excited about making fried potatoes for friends! I love cooking, but I love community even more. Opening my home to friends old and new is a joy—and serving them up tasty latkas, sauces, and sides each year is one of my favorite passions. Last year, I cooked 150 pounds of latkas in my backyard with two little deep fryers and fed hundreds of people! This year we’re going big instead of going home . . .
HISTORICALLY, this has been a free private potluck, but in light of recent events and inspiration to be of service, an amazing Latkamorphisis has occurred! I’m joining forces with Revival Bar + Kitchen to take these potatoes public and raise funds for the North Valley Community Foundation.
TICKETS are $25 and will include a righteous serving of latkas with homemade sauces and other sides, plus a variety of entertainment (see details below). We’ll have $5 wine, beer, and specialty cocktails available as well. All proceeds will go directly to https://www.nvcf.org/
Leftovers will be distributed to the homeless at People’s Park and other homeless outreach groups (TBD).
Join us for Great food, Great people, and a Great purpose!
LOCAL TALENT ON DISPLAY!!
We have several artists we are thrilled to feature who are donating their time and talents for this event…..
INTERNATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED COMEDIAN ALICIA DATTNER.
Alicia has performed in London, Bali, Hollywood, and New York. She’s been voted Best Comedian in both the SF Weekly & SF Bay Guardian. Her new standup show One Life Stand is headed to New York! Check out her workshops at http://soloshowdown.com/
EXOTIC DANCE TROUPE LED BY ANASTASIA LATTANAND.
AWARD-WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER MARY REDENTE…
Mary is a recording artist, classically trained multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter. Mary’s heartfelt music speaks of hope, healing, & her personal journey of awakening. Her mission with music is to open hearts. It’s through grace and the transformative power of music that she offers her voice and musical craft with healing intention for the world. Mary is currently working on her second album entitled ‘Sleeping Giant’ due for release in Spring 2019.
LOCAL POP-ROCK DUO LAVADIO & SUMATI…
Lavadio is a San Francisco-based composer & multi-instrumental musical artist who has spent a lifetime playing many genres from classic rock, to jazz, reggae & blues. Sumati is a singer, guitarist & lyricist from Oakland.
In addition to their catchy original songs, they love covering recognizable blues-based rock and roll anthems that force their audience to their feet and inspire them to sing along!
the world’s only beatboxing, long distance bicycle touring cellist.
Cello Joe plays the cello while beatboxing, looping, and singing. It’s Classical Hip Hop. He creates fat beats with a cello and his mouth and he does it live!
His lyrics weave together sustainability, environmental justice, and social awareness. They entertain, inspire, and make you wonder.