The Graduate Center Elebash Hall
365 Fifth Avenue
(bet. 34th and 35th Streets)
Trains: B,D,F,M to 34th St.; 6 to 33rd St.
Tickets $25; $20 for Graduate Center Members and Students (contact 212-817-8215 for discount information)
Budapest Bar, the hugely popular and original Hungarian Gypsy band, breathes new life into cabaret and chanson songs from the '20s-'50s, re-creating the lively atmosphere of Budapest's long-forgotten cafés. Leader Robert Farkas, an extraordinary violinist, guitarist, and arranger, is known for his work with Gypsy bands Besh o drom and Romano Drom and the quirky rock group Little Cow. He will be joined by his superb quartet on cimbalom, accordion, piano, double bass, and drums, with vocal collaborators from the rock, jazz, and underground music scenes. A U.S. debut.