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The Chosen Ones

Events for every member of the family this Hanukkah season.

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Matisyahu and Yo La Tengo love latkes.   

Latkes & Applesauce
Merkin Concert Hall ; 12/5 at 11 a.m.; 129 W. 67th St., at Broadway; 212-501-3303
A delicious-sounding vaudeville-style revue, complete with skits and songs celebrating the lighter side of the Festival of Lights. Look for the Hanukkah version of A Christmas Carol, and the Harry Potter skit.

Light x Eight
The Jewish Museum; 12/5 at noon.; 1109 Fifth Ave., at 92nd St.; 212-423-3200
Puppet performances, a concert by kid-pop band the Macaroons, an art workshop, and guides to museum exhibitions. Check out the installation “A Hanukkah Project: Daniel Libeskind’s Line of Fire,” where the architect chose 40 menorahs made by artisans modern (Richard Meier, Karim Rashid) and historical.

Matisyahu
Music Hall of Williamsburg; 12/4-12/5 at 8 p.m.; 66 N. Sixth St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg; 718-486-5400
There are two dates left when the Hasidic reggae artist plays our little shtetl for his fifth annual Festival of Lights residency.

Hanukkah Extravaganza
The Center for Jewish History ; 12/5 at 1 p.m.; 15 W. 16th St., nr. Fifth Ave.
A full afternoon of family fun with an examination of Hanukkah lamps from the Museum's collection, a holiday scavenger hunt, a stained-glass panel design workshop, and a “Hanukkah cabaret” of Yiddish and Sephardic songs and stories.

Menorah Horah
Highline Ballroom; 12/4 at 7 p.m.; 431 W. 16th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-414-5994
Nothing says celebration more than ladies taking their clothes off. Which is exactly what Hebrew hotties the Schlep Sisters will do with their comedy, burlesque, and musician friends at their fourth annual holiday bacchanalia. Hosted by Seth Herzog.

Yo La Tengo
Maxwell's; 12/5–12/8 at 8:30 p.m., 12/3–12/4 at 9 p.m.; 1039 Washington St., at 11th St., Hoboken, New Jersey; 201-653-1703
The indie stalwarts once again light up Hoboken with their Hanukkah residency, with each night featuring a musical and comedy guest. It’s currently sold out, but there’s always a possibility of a Hanukkah miracle.

Lighting of the Hanukkah Menorah
Grand Army Plaza; thru 12/8 at 5:30 p.m.; 59th St. at Fifth Ave.
The world's largest menorah—a 32-foot-high, 4,000-pound steel structure—is an honored tradition, with a lighting ceremony held every evening at 5:30 p.m. during the holiday.


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