Your Communities. Your Traditions. Your Folklife.

Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.

Together, we can continue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.


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Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird w/ Geoff Berner & More

November 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


DANIEL KAHN & THE PAINTED BIRD: Revolutionary Klezmer-punk anthems for the Apocalypse 


Geoff Berner: Vancouver’s punk rock whiskey rabbi

The Debaucherauntes (SEA): Klezmer fusion with a cabaresque twist

Brivele (SEA): Klezmer folkpunk trio in 3 part harmony

Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird (Berlin) take Seattle by storm for the first time, in celebration of their new album, The Butcher’s Share.

Headed by viral sensation punk Yiddishist, actor, and singer songwriter Daniel Kahn–known as much for viral Yiddish version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” as for his role in Broadway-bound, Yiddish language reboot of Fiddler on the Roof–their new album is garnering rave reviews from the Yiddish world and abroad, selling out multiple East Coast debuts. The Seattle stop is a lineup for the ages: supported by Kahn’s longtime friend, whisky rabbi Geoff Berner (Vancouver), and Seattle pillars of the PNW klezmer and Yiddish scene with the neo-vaudevillian flair, The Debaucherauntes, it also includes new local up and coming klezmer antifascist folkpunk trio with incredible harmony, Brivele.


November 20, 2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tractor Tavern
5213 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107 United States


Tractor Tavern