Sid Yiddish’s Unstoppable Summer

Third-year Interdisciplinary Arts & Media student Sid Yiddish is a blur of activity!


First, his music group, Sid Yiddish And His Candy Store Henchmen (with Chad Chambers on recorders/kitchen utensils and Yitn Mitn Fidl on violin) appeared on Sunday June 15 on the talk show Talk Hard (The Rebellion Network), hosted by Chicago comedian Jamie Campbell . Click here to watch the recorded broadcast.


This weekend Sid Yiddish And His Candy Store Henchmen have a full docket. They will be performing on Saturday June 21 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m at the Humboldt Park Boat Pavilion, 1440 North Sacramento Drive in Chicago, as part of Make Music Chicago 2014 festival. This is the Henchmen’s second appearance in the city and suburban-wide free music festival, having performed last year at the University of Chicago’s International House. For further information, click here.  Catch them again on Sunday June 22 from 1:00 -2:00 p.m at Maxwell Street Market, 800 South Des Plaines Avenue in Chicago.


Also on Sunday, Yiddish will appear between 10:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. on After Hours radio program, hosted by Chicago Tribune columnist Rick Kogan, on WGN-AM 720.  Yiddish will be  discussing his new film documentary, Sid Yiddish, joined by film director Ryan Buckley and  film cinematographer Zach Mehrbach. Both Buckley and Mehrbach are 2014 Columbia College MFA film graduates. The documentary took nearly three years to complete, and  follows Yiddish around Evanston and Chicago  as well as New York City during Fall 2011. To listen to the radio program stream live on Sunday, click here.  (For more information on Kogan’s show go to:

The first official screening of the Sid Yiddish documentary will be Wednesday June 25 at Multikulti, 1000 North Milwaukee Avenue, fourth floor. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Short films, including commercials, music videos & other films featuring Yiddish will be shown before the documentary, which screens at 8:30 p.m. Discussion of the film afterwards will include bothYiddish and the film’s director. Free pizza will be provided, courtesy of Bella’s Pizza, Pasta, Chicken, B.B.Q and MORE in Chicago. Donations for the documentary will be accepted.

Yiddish hints that soon there will be more news about upcoming events. Stay tuned!