Three Great Ways to Purchase Tickets and Enjoy JAAMM Fest!

1. Buy tickets online

  • For Individual Events — use the “Buy Now” buttons — after of each listing on this page
  • Buy a Scholar-in-Residence Package and attend all three SIR events for the price of two! (Save $18!)
  • Through the online JAAMM Calendar, use the “Buy Now” buttons inside each event listing
  • Through the Festival Overview page that showcases the JAAMM events with images

2. Buy tickets through the MACC Box Office: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. & one hour before all events 

  • Call the MACC Box Office at (303) 316-6360
  • Or visit the MACC Box Office at 350 S. Dahlia St. Denver, CO 80246.

3. Buy a JAAMM Fest Sampler Package! Ticket Values over $90 for just $75!

  • One Signature Author or Community Read
  • One Author from Author Series
  • One Showcase Concert
  • One Salon Concert
  • & One Film!

Attention: JAAMM Fest Sampler Package must be purchased and specific seats chosen through the MACC Box Office. Purchase of package does not guarantee a seat until individual events are chosen with the box office staff.


JAAMM Fest Schedule

ART EXHIBIT

CHOSEN: JEWISH ARTISTS FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. WAYNE F. YAKES
Opening Thursday, October 23 (with a reception from 5-7:30 p.m.) through Sunday, December 21
Sponsored by Wayne F. Yakes, With additional support from Carol and Larry Levin.
Learn more here!
Free Admission

COMMUNITY READ AUTHOR

MICHAEL CHABON
Sunday, November 2, 6:30 p.m., Elaine Wolf Theatre
Sponsored by Ellen Beller
Don’t miss New York Times Best-Selling Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, and Telegraph Avenue. Lecture followed by a conversation with DU Professor and author Adam Rovner.
Learn more here!

$18 Adult, $15 Student/Senior

SIGNATURE ISRAELI AUTHOR

ARI SHAVIT
Wednesday, November 19, 7:30 p.m., Elaine Wolf Theatre
Sponsored by Gay & Barry Curtiss-Lusher, Barbara Mellman Davis & Lee Davis, Marc & Claudia Braunstein, and Recht Kornfeld PC, Attorneys at Law
With additional support from Kathi & Steve Cramer and Ruth & Warren Toltz
Shavit served as a paratrooper in the IDF and studied philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Shavit is also a leading commentator on Israeli public television. His New York Times bestseller My Promised Land is an authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel.
Learn more here!

$25 Orchestra, $20 Balcony

SIGNATURE AMERICAN AUTHOR

AYELET WALDMAN
Sunday, October 26, 2 p.m., Philips Social Hall
Sponsored by Elaine and Arnie Tinter
Ayelet Waldman is the author of Love and Treasure, Red Hook Road and The New York Times bestseller Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace.
Learn more here!

$18 Adult, $15 Student/Senior

AUTHOR SERIES

NANCY SHARP, “Both Sides Now”
Thursday, October 23, 7 p.m., Philips Social Hall
Moderated by The Denver Post’s Suzanne Brown
Sponsored by Harold and Sue Cohen in memory of Leah Cohen
Learn more here!

$10 Adult, $8 Student/Senior

GABRIELLE SELZ, “Unstill Life”
Friday, October 24, 11 a.m., Philips Social Hall
Moderated by Timothy J. Standring, Gates Foundation Curator, Painting & Sculpture, Denver Art Museum
Sponsored by Irwin and Carol Wagner
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$10 Adult, $8 Student/Senior

ANDREA JACOBS & PAULA BURGER, “Paula’s Window”
Sunday, October 26, 10:30 a.m., Philips Social Hall
Sponsored by David Zapiler
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$10 Adult, $8 Student/Senior

CHARLES DENNIS, “The Magiker”
Sunday, October 26, 12:15 p.m., Philips Social Hall
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$10 Adult, $8 Student/Senior

DEBRA FINE, “Beyond Texting”
JCC South Location: 9625 East Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village, Colorado, 80112
Sunday, October 26, 1 p.m.
Learn more here!

$10 Adult, $8 Student/Senior

SCOTT COWEN, “The Inevitable City”
Monday, October 27, 7 p.m., Philips Social Hall
Sponsored by Kathy and Arthur Judd
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$10 Adult, $8 Student/Senior

GAIL SHEEHY, “Daring: My Passages”
Friday, October 31, 11 a.m., Philips Social Hall
Sponsored by Boomers Leading Change in Health
Learn more here!

$10 Adult, $8 Student/Senior

ASSAF GAVRON, “The Hilltop”
Thursday, October 31, 12:30 p.m., Philips Social Hall
Sponsored by Udi, Etai and the Baron Family
In-Kind Sponsored by University of Denver Department of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Learn more here!

$10 Adult, $8 Student/Senior

HEIDI S. HYDE, “Elan, Son of Two Peoples”
Sunday, November 2, 11 a.m., Philips Social Hall
Heidi S. Hyde is the children’s author of Elan, Son of Two Peoples. Children’s programming with dance, crafts, and games included. Sponsored by JEWISHcolorado. In-Kind Sponsored by JCC Family Programs and JCC Youth Programs.
Learn more here!

$5 per child, accompanying adults free

DAVID KERTZER, “The Pope and Mussolini”
Sunday, November 2, 4 p.m., Philips Social Hall
Sponsored by Dottie and Steve Resnick
Learn  more here!

$10 Adult, $8 Student/Senior

DON BURRIS LECTURE & DOCUMENTARY FILM
Friday, November 7, 11 a.m., Elaine Wolf Theatre
Sponsored by Udi, Etai and the Baron Family
Lecture, “Following in the Footstep on the Monuments Men” and Documentary “Jacques Jaujard, The Man Who Saved the Louvre”

$10 Adult, $8 Student/Senior

ARI GOLDMAN, “The Late Starters Orchestra”
Sunday, November 9, 11 a.m., Philips Social Hall
Sponsored by Terry and Arthur Heller
Learn more here!

$10 Adult, $8 Student/Senior

HESH KESTIN, “The Lie”
Sunday, November 9, 4 p.m., Philips Social Hall
Sponsored by Friends of Sheldon Fisher
Learn more here!

$10 Adult, $8 Student/Senior

ADAM ROVNER, “In the Shadow of Zion”
Sunday, November 9, 6 p.m., Philips Social Hall
Sponsored by Charlie Gwirtsman and Nancy Reichman
Learn more here!

$10 Adult, $8 Student/Senior

SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

Buy a 3 pack here (and save $18!) for $36 and attend all three Scholar-in-Residence events for the price of two!

YEHUDA KURTZER
Tuesday, November 4, 7 p.m.,
BOOK TALK: “The Future of the Jewish Past” (Philips Social Hall, JCC)
Learn more here!

$18 Adult per event, Students free with current ID


Wednesday, November 5, 10:15 a.m.
TEXT SEMINAR: “The Past, Present, and Future of Jewish Memory: Reconsidering Holocaust Memory” (University of Denver)
Sponsored by the Denver Jewish Learning Collaborative, a project of the Department of Jewish Life and Learning, Robert E. Loup JCC, the University of Denver’s Center for Judaic Studies, and Kabbalah Experience.

$18 Adult per event, Students free with current ID

Thursday, November 6, 11 a.m.
TEXT SEMINAR: “Jewish Identity in a Boundary-less Age” (MACC Board Room, JCC)

$18 Adult per event, Students free with current ID

Buy a 3 pack here (and save $18!) for $36 and attend all three Scholar-in-Residence events for the price of two!

E-3 Events at MACC’s Chai Life XII: The Startup Life
Tuesday November 4, 2014. 7pm-10pm, Galvanize : 1062 Delaware St Denver, Co 80204
Learn more here!

$10 admission

MOVIE SERIES

BROADWAY MUSICALS: A JEWISH LEGACY
Tuesday, October 28, 7 p.m., Elaine Wolf Theatre
Sponsored by Rosie and Harold Grueskin
Learn more here!

$10 Adult, $8 Student/Senior

MUSIC SERIES : All Seats reserved through the MACC Box Office

SHOWCASE CONCERTS

THE BIG PICTURE FEATURING DAVID KRAKAUER
Saturday, October 25, 8 p.m., Elaine Wolf Theatre
Sponsored by Terri and Gary Yourtz
David Krakauer, one of the greatest clarinetists, comes to us with his project, “The Big Picture” the most adventurous to date. With an all-star crew of fellow musical renegades, Krakauer is re-imagining familiar themes and interpreting melodic gems that have appeared in popular films.
Learn more here!

$36 Adult, $30 Student/Senior

A CELEBRATION OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Wednesday, October 29, 7 p.m., Elaine Wolf Theatre (Mixed Genre)
Sponsored by Peter and Gabriella Gottlieb
MACC and Colorado Symphony Orchestra present a celebration of the legacy of acclaimed American composer and pianist Leonard Bernstein with a lecture by noted British author Nigel Simeone, The Leonard Bernstein Letters, and music performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
Learn more here!

$36 Adult, $30 Student/Senior


KINKY FRIEDMAN

Saturday, November 1, 8 p.m., Elaine Wolf Theatre (Mixed Genre)
Sponsored by Paul and Alison Gillis
Learn more here!

$36 Adult, $30 Student/Senior

MESSAGES AND LETTERS
Presented by Wonderbound Dance Company and Confluence String Quartet featuring Clarinetist Joseph Lukasik
Thursday, November 6, 7 p.m., Elaine Wolf Theatre (Mixed Genre: Dance & Music)
Learn more here!

$36 Adult, $30 Student/Senior

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
Saturday, November 8, 8 p.m., Elaine Wolf Theatre
Sponsored by TriCuzz Productions
The 9-Time Grammy Winning Kings of Texas Swing, Asleep At the Wheel, perform their classic hits.
Learn more here!

$36 Adult, $30 Student/Senior

SALON CONCERTS

A TRIO OF TRIOS—MUSIC OF THREE GENERATIONS
Thursday, October 30, 7:30 p.m., Elaine Wolf Theatre
Sponsored by Libby Bortz and Michael Altenberg
Learn more here!

$18 Adult, $15 Student/Senior

ZALMEN MLOTEK: THE MAGICAL WORLD OF YIDDISH SONG
WITH SPECIAL GUEST AVRAM MLOTEK
Sunday, November 2, 2 p.m., Elaine Wolf Theatre
Learn more here!

$18 Adult, $15 Student/Senior

FIDDLER at 50 IN CONCERT!
Monday, November 3, 6:30 p.m., Elaine Wolf Theatre (Mixed Genre)
MACC and Boulder’s Dinner Theatre present a celebration of Fiddler on the Roof’s 50th Anniversary with a concert version of music from the magnificent show. Hear it like never before! Learn more here!

$18 Adult, $15 Student/Senior

THEATRE

KINDERTRANSPORT by Diane Samuels
Produced by Theatre Or* and MACC
Directed by Richard H. Pegg
A Performance Honoring Denver Local Kindertransport Participants on the 75th Anniversary of the Kindertransport: Wednesday, October 22, 6:30 p.m. This is Special performance with a tribute to Denver Kindertransport participant and long-time Denver theatre producer Henry Lowenstein. Dessert reception and post-performance talkback with artists and Henry. Tickets $35, Elaine Wolf Theatre

Kindertransport Showings: October 30 – December 7, 2014, PLUSS Theatre, Tickets $25-28; New This Year-all Seats reserved. Preview October 29, Tickets $14

Sunday, November 9, 2 p.m. Kindertransport performance and post-performance talkback with artists and Kindertransport participants Harry Karplus, Peter Ney, and Doris Small. Also commemorating Kristallnacht. Tickets $25-28., PLUSS Theatre

LECTURE

12th ANNUAL FRED MARCUS MEMORIAL HOLOCAUST LECTURE
Sunday, October 26, 4 p.m., Elaine Wolf Theatre
$18 Adult, Free to Holocaust Survivors and Students
MACC and the Holocaust Awareness Institute at The University of Denver’s Center for Judaic Studies present the premiere performance of Miep Gies, A Beacon of Hope; a one woman play by Judy Winnick that explores one of the unsung heroes of the Holocaust. Please join us for kosher hors d’oeuvres and dessert after the program. Sponsored by the Holocaust Awareness Institute at the University of Denver’s Center for Judaic Studies in cooperation with JAAMM Fest. Learn more here!