Aerial artist Vivian Tam. Photo courtesy of experienceRedmond.com

Aerial artist Vivian Tam. Photo courtesy of experienceRedmond.com

Don’t Miss List

Three events in May you can’t miss on the Eastside.

Laugh | YidLife Crisis: YidLive! Comedy Show & Dance Party

YidLife Crisis, viral web series sitcom that follows the shenanigans (or rather, mishegas), of two bilingual, 30-something, Yiddish-speaking liberal Jews, will soon perform live. The show’s creators, Eli Batalion (Leizer) and Jamie Elman (Chaimie), best friends and debating adversaries, discuss the show and tackle life, love, and lactose intolerance in this live version of their web show. Their short films have also been featured at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival. Early attendance will get patrons a DJ mixer: drinks and dancing.

When: 8 p.m., May 5

Where: Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island

View | Art Gallery of SnoValley — Cinco de Mayo and 2nd Anniversary Party

The Art Gallery of SnoValley will host a Cinco de Mayo party in conjunction with their second anniversary celebration. Music, margaritas, food and festivities will be available for guests.

When: 5-9 p.m., May 5

Where: 8130 Railroad Ave., Snoqualmie

Watch | Aerial Arts & Champagne Pour

Aerial performances will be led by critically-acclaimed, aerial artist Vivian Tam and accompanied by clarinetists Michael Gordon and Eva Moon. The performers will be improvise to music as the night progresses. Patrons should come dressed in their best black and white attire, take in the performances, nibble on light bites, and stay for the finale: A special aerial champagne pour.

When: 7-9 p.m., May 5

Where: Vala Art Center, 7525 166th Ave. NE, Redmond


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