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WEDNESDAY

Fox’s Bill O’Reilly might think that American Jews who don’t like having Christmas forced on them should “go to Israel,” but Sean Altman and Rob Tannenbaum have a different response. In 1999, these members of the tribe started a musical revue in New York (where else?) titled What I Like About Jew. Altman, who wrote the theme to Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, and Tannenbaum, an editor at Blender, offer pop and rock material filled with self-deprecating, satirical, politically incorrect, and occasionally uplifting lyrics about being American Jews. Alternately clever, cutesy, and angry, they rail in “Jews for Jesus” that “it’s like being a vegetarian for meat,” and in “Hot Jewish Chicks” they lust over a gal who puts the “‘whore’ in ‘hora.’” It’s that time of year, so expect to hear the no-longer-so-timely “Hanukkah with Monica” (“that’s Manischewitz on my dress”) and “Reuben the Hook-Nosed Reindeer.” The show starts at 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $12. (703) 255-1566. (Steve Kiviat)