SEIU, 26 West St, 2nd Floor, Downtown Boston
*Costume Party 
Live Music * DJ * Political Theater * Cash Bar * Photobooth*
~8-9PM: Live Klezmer Band
~10-10:30PM: PurimShpil: A Radical Retelling of the Purim Story
~10:30-10:45PM Costume Constest
~10:45PM-1AM: DJ Lady Spindrift 
Like an old-school mic check, the gragger is a Jewish noisemaker traditionally used to lift up our voices in the name of liberation and justice.
On March 19th, Boston Workmen's Circle is hosting its 9th annual raucous, radical Purim extravaganza, featuring local DJs, a live band, and a creative retelling of the Purim Story (Purim Shpiel) based on social justice issues today. Gragger is a chance to dress in costume, dance the night away, and celebrate your favorite Biblical feminists!
Find out more about our Hamantaschen Baking Parties and Volunteer Opportunities below!
Cover is $10-20, sliding scale. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. 
All ages, 21+ to drink with ID. Event is wheelchair accessible
Come dressed in costume*! Your zaniest, truest iteration of self! Check out pictures from last year for inspiration.
*Racist costumes will be denied entry. Purim is often a time when people experiment with gender presentation. Gender play in the spirit of joy is encouraged, but not in the spirit of misogyny and bigotry against trans/GNC people. Not sure about your costume? Ask Liz!
Buy your tickets online or pay at the door. Find the event on Facebook.
~Cosponsored by Moishe Kavod House~
Hamantaschen Baking Parties!
BWC is proud to provide all of our hamantaschen homemade, and we need you to help make that happen! Come bust out some hamantaschen for the big day! You've got two chances on two sides of the river. RSVP to Liz.
~Wednesday, March 16th, 7:00 PM
Moishe Kavod House, 165 Winthrop Rd, Brookline
~Thursday, March 17th, 6:00 PM 
Roz's house, Teele Square, Somerville (RSVP for address)
Volunteer Opportunities

Join the crew to help make this event happen! Sign up here.

  • Help with set up or clean up! 
  • Be a part of the Purim Shpiel! You can rehearse with the cast, make a puppet, or get a part as a extra the day of!
  • Pick up donations to bring to the event on the 19th
Email Liz to be a mensch.