Americana Hanukkah—A Celebration of Freedom
Celebrate freedom, justice, and democracy at the Skirball’s annual Hanukkah family festival. This year, the festivities take inspiration from the exhibition Creating the United States. Families of all backgrounds welcome!
Performance and Storytelling
Puppeteer and storytelling troupe Story Pirates bring life to original Hanukkah tales based on stories submitted by Skirball Members and kids from around the country!
Enjoy the big harmonies and irresistible melodies of The Macaroons as they play catchy pop/rock originals like “Hurry Up and Light the Candles” and “Dreidel Bird” along with Hanukkah favorites. Super-fun for all ages!
THE MARCUS SHELBY QUINTET
The Marcus Shelby Quintet performs freedom songs, spirituals, and songs by American Jewish composers who have contributed to the Great American Songbook.
Catch Kalinka performing its fun fusion of klezmer, gypsy tunes, French café music, and vintage swing.
In this artful workshop, create your own version of this ancient symbol using inventive and playful materials.
AMERICANA HANUKKAH PIN
Make your own festive freedom pin. Wear it throughout the festival and around town, too!
Using repurposed materials, invent and decorate your own versions of the delightful Hanukkah spinning top. It’s a “gelt-y” pleasure for all ages.
In the Galleries
Join docents on lively and informative tours of the galleries:
Lights of Hanukkah Family Tour (12:30 p.m.)
Decades of Dissent Tour (1:00 p.m.)
Creating the United States Tour (2:30 p.m.)
Visit family-friendly exhibitions Creating the United States, Decades of Dissent, Free to be U.S., and Noah’s Ark (limited one hour Noah’s Ark tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis).
All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Advance tickets: Available on site at the Skirball, online at www.skirball.org, or by phone at (877) SCC-4TIX or (877) 722-4849. NOTE: Discounts, coupons, and other ticket promotions are not valid on festival day.
Event Price$10 General; $7 Seniors and Full-Time Students; FREE to Skirball Members and children under 12
OrganizationSkirball Cultural Center