The 2015 Atlanta Jewish Music Festival opens March 12, closes March 23 and consists of 10 events.
Thursday, March 12
What: AJMF Opening Night. The sixth annual festival begins with Montreal-based klezmer/roots/rock group Jump Babylon.
Where: Steve’s Live Music, 234 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs.
When: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:30.
Tickets: $20 general admission and $80 for a reserved table for four for the 7:30 show; $15 general admission and $60 for a reserved table for four for 9:30 show
Friday, March 13
What: Shabbat service. Ahavath Achim Synagogue and Congregation Bet Haverim musicians celebrate Jewish music through sacred Kirtan chanting.
Where: Ahavath Achim Synagogue, 600 Peachtree Battle Ave. NW, Buckhead
When: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14Zale Performs at Steve’s March 14.
What: “Fortress” release show for Georgia songstress Zale with her debut solo album
Where: Steve’s Live Music, 234 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs
When: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general admission and $60 for a reserved table for four
Sunday, March 15
What: Atlanta Community Food Bank Hunger Walk/Run. AJMF will produce a stage at the 31st annual Hunger Walk/Run with artists including the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer OrchestraThe 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra
and singer-songwriter Tony Levitas.
Where: Turner Field.
When: Noon; walk/run begins at 2 p.m.
What: Red Heifers concert. The Macon-based Red Heifers perform a modern take on klezmer, zydeco and other world music styles.
Where: Congregation Beth Shalom, 5303 Winters Chapel Road, Dunwoody
When: 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 20
What: Shabbat ruach (spirit) celebration. Local musicians will help bring in Shabbat with a special celebration featuring timeless melodies, new creations and soothing grooves from Rabbi Brian Glusman, Rabbi Mark Zimmerman, Cantor Lauren Adesnik, Sammy Rosenbaum and more.
Where: Congregation Beth Shalom, 5303 Winters Chapel Road, Dunwoody.
When: 6:15 p.m.
Optional Shabbat dinner available following the service. $15 / Adult and $10 / Child (9 and under). RSVP for dinner: http://tinyurl.com/q8ao5tw
Saturday, March 21
Where: Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave., Atlanta.
When: 8:45 p.m.
Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 the day of the show; ages 13 and up
Sunday, March 22
What: Interfaith dialogue. Members of festival headliner Diwan Saz will converse with Atlanta community leaders about their lives in the Middle East and how they use music to promote peace.
Where: Emory Center for Ethics, 1531 Dickey Drive, Decatur
When: 10 a.m.
What: Cantorial showcase. Cantors Lauren Adesnik, Deborah Hartman, Nancy Kassel and Barbara Margulis will join to celebrate sacred music from across the ages.Kennesaw State University School of Music composer in residence Laurence Sherr has composed a cello sonata based on Holocaust-era music and poetry.
Where: Temple Emanu-El, 1580 Spalding Drive, Sandy Springs
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Monday, March 23
What: Holocaust remembrance concert featuring Laurence Sherr and the Summit Trio. This event featuring music of resistance and survival will create connections to the lost and forbidden voices of composers, songwriters and poets lost during the Holocaust.
Where: The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St., Midtown
When: 8 p.m.