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Vote Kinky!: An evening with Kinky Friedman

Longtime Austin-adjacent satirist, musician, animal welfare advocate and politician Kinky Friedman will drop by the Jewish Community Center (5520 Wyoming NE) tomorrow, starting at 7:30pm. It's a fundraiser performance to benefit the JCC’s arts and culture program. Friedman has worn plenty of hats in his storied career, serving in Borneo with the Peace Corps., recording anti-racist anthems like “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore,” playing in Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue, running for governor of the Lone Star State, writing as a Texas Monthly columnist and literally saving thousands of strays from untimely death through his Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch.

When he’s not busy making with the Tikkun Olam, Friedman is known as a witty, sometimes irascible advocate for truth, justice and the American way. His performance style and the issues he addresses are typically tightly focused and unforgettable. Friedman is irreverent yet honest in his presentation; he's a Jewish cowboy from Texas who's humorously hell-bent on saving the world from greed, oppression and ignorance. Tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime, post-Shabbos event cost $36 and are available through the JCC or at brownpapertickets.com. Jewish Community Center • Sat Dec 6 • 7:30pm • $36 • View on Alibi calendar