Get Farkakt Till You Plotz at the Mazel Tov Ball

According to modern tradition — or perhaps it’s just a cliché? — persons of the Jewish persuasion usually hit up movie theaters and Chinese food restaurants on Christmas Day. Super fun. But if you happen to be young, single, and Jewish, maybe standing in the world’s longest Chinese food buffet line is not the way you’d like to spend any holiday — Christian, pagan, or otherwise. Besides, clichés are perilously close to stereotypes and that’s just not how we roll at New Times. So, while your poor Christian brethren are wrapping a dozen last-minute gifts, being forced to sing carols with mom, and trying to sleep on Gramma’s sofa bed, you can be partying, dancing, and drinking at the Mazel Tov Ball at Gryphon Nightclub from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. And who knows, maybe you’ll meet a nice single Jewish doctor. (Sorry, we couldn’t resist that one.) Le chaim! Admission to the Mazel Tov Ball is $20 at the door or $15 online. Call 954-845-9537, or visit mazeltovball.com. Gryphon Nightclub is located in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at 5711 Seminole Way in Hollywood. Parking is free.
Fri., Dec. 24, 9 p.m., 2010
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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