The Good News Bears perform improv comedy Thursday at The All Asia in Central Square, part of the 7th Night Hanukkah party. (Photo: Marc Levy)

The Good News Bears perform improv comedy Thursday at The All Asia in Central Square, part of the 7th Night Hanukkah party. (Photo: Marc Levy)

Hot Molasses performs, one of three bands that played the Thursday event hosted by the Boston Workmen's Circle. (Photo: Marc Levy)

Hot Molasses performs, one of three bands that played the Thursday event hosted by the Boston Workmen's Circle. (Photo: Marc Levy)

That noise you may have heard Thursday night coming from The All Asia was 7th Night, a Hanukkah party and fundraiser thrown by the Boston Workmen’s Circle.

There were three bands — Hot Molasses, with the incongruous sight of a black-clad country-western Jewish bass player Andrew Cohen and a terrific cover of Jonathan Richman’s “Pablo Picasso Was Never Called an Asshole”; The Doctors Fox, who play Toad on Wednesday; and The Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band — two DJs, comedy by The Good News Bears and a three-woman dance group that only revved up the audience further.

It was plenty loud, lively and crowded. The group of secular, progressive Jews — committed to social justice in the Middle East, for immigrants and sweatshop workers, among other things — packed in about 200 people over the course of the night and raised between $1,500 and $1,800, said Leah Madsen, program and membership organizer.

For the young adult members of the Workmen’s Circle who organized and ran the event, it proves “we’re able to pull our weight,” Madsen said amid the din of the Central Square nightclub. “We want to give back — and party at the same time.”