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Hanukkah Family Festival
December 14, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm$10
This year’s Hanukkah Family Festival highlights two major themes of the holiday—light and freedom (luz y libertad)—through the lens of Latin American culture. Enjoy live performances, storytelling, art making, and a host of other family-friendly activities. families of all backgrounds welcome!
Please note: Advance tickets to Noah’s Ark will not be available on Sunday, December 14. On that day, limited one-hour Noah’s Ark tickets will be available to Hanukkah Family Festival attendees only on a first-come, first-served basis.
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.; 1:00–1:45 p.m.
Nine-piece band Pasatono Orquesta blends Mexican folk and Dixieland jazz with African and European influences. Listen and dance to unique renditions of Hanukkah songs and energetic tunes from the group’s latest album, Maroma, inspired by the one-man Mexican circuses of the past
12:15–1:00 p.m., 1:45–2:45 p.m.
Led by Pablo Sandoval, this beloved Los Angeles–based group livens up the festivities with classic mariachi tunes and holiday standards with a twist.
Cap off the day at a grand finale celebration of the festival’s themes! Actress and storyteller Anna Dresdon delivers an engaging retelling of the Hanukkah story, and local band Moshav plays Jewish music infused with rock, folk, and reggae.
Workshop: “Light Is Life”: Celebrate light with specialists from learning design lab The Exploratory. Make your own “light activators” to illuminate Latin American plants and animals and a giant Hanukkah lamp onto a 3-D paper mural. Then add your own words and drawings to the mural.
Workshop: “Freedom Shines”: Artist group Sorbet invites families to explore the theme of freedom through a project inspired by Mexican folk art traditions. Create tin art paintings and add them to a collaborative installation.
Adjusted hours for Noah’s Ark on this day:
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Adjusted hours for the Museum and Audrey’s Museum Store:
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Discounts, coupons, and other ticket promotions are not valid on festival day.