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Thursday, February 25, 2016

As If!: The Jewish Museum's Clueless-Themed Purim Party

Posted By on Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 4:30 PM

click to enlarge GRACE MALLEY
  • Grace Malley

Isn't the Contemporary Jewish Museum classic? The giant blue cube dates all the way back to 2005!

click to enlarge BRUCE DIAMANTE
  • Bruce Diamante
On March 24, to celebrate Purim, the CJM's Night at the Jewseum will be Clueless-themed. Queen Esther will be dressed as the inimitable Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) from Amy Heckerling's brilliant and timeless 1995 retelling of Jane Austen's Emma. It's a carnival-style event, which means plaid power suits, purple clogs, and dresses by Calvin Klein and Alaia. There will be ska by the band Monkey — filling in for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, we're guessing — and DJ Jamie Jams.

On top of that, there will be cocktails, a crafting station where you can make your own pink fluffy feather pen, a lip gloss bar, and access to the current exhibit on San Francisco's powerhouse impresario, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution. You'll definitely want to ditch that Val party and come here instead.

There might be a ceremonial reading of the Scroll of Esther, and also strongly argued debate points about why we should like totally let more Haitians party with us. It'll fun for the devout as well as for fashion victims and the ensemble-ly challenged alike.

And while a good number of people in attendance are waiting patiently for the Messiah, let's all hope the Messiah of the DMV doesn't show up.

Night at the Jewseum: Clueless, Thursday, March 24, 6-9 p.m., $5, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission, 415-655-7800.

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Peter Lawrence Kane

Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.


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