Hanukkah at the Skirball

This year Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 1st and ends on December 9th.  Without a doubt one of the most wonderful ways to commemorate this holiday which celebrates religious freedom is to visit the amazing Skirball Center and partake of their various offerings and their Hanukkah special events.

On Thursday December 2 at 1pm and continuing on Friday December 3 and Saturday December 4 the Skirball will offer their Lights of Hanukkah Family Tour.  Part of their Focus on Visions and Values series, this gallery talk features the history and significance of this special Jewish holiday and is included free with Museum admission.

On Sunday December 5th the Skirball Center will celebrate Down Home Hanukkah! This exciting event features American Folk Art, live music, hands-on arts and crafts projects, circus arts, Hanukkah treats and open woodworking and quilting demonstrations.  It is a full day of events starting at 11am and continuing until 4pm.  Tickets for this event are $10 and do not include Museum exhibits.

Children under the age of 12 are free and welcome at the event but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Performers featured at the event include Peter Himmelman, The Witcher Brothers, The Kinetic Theory of Circus Theatre, and drop in workshops are offered in the Candlemaker’s Craft, Zat Gezunt! Handkerchief Dolls, And Bookmark Ribbon Weaving.

Gallery exhibits featured at The Skirball Center in the month of December include: The Pieces of Me: L.A. GOALThe 1000 Journals Project , Maira Kalman: Various, Illuminations (of a Crazy World) and the world famous Noah’s Ark at the Skirball which if you haven’t seen, you should!  Be advised that Noah’s Ark tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis only.

For more information on events at The Skirball visit www.skirball.org

 

Hanukkah Family Festival

This year Hanukkah will begin at sundown on Sunday Dec.dreamstime_6176350 21st but the annual Hanukkah Family Festival  at the Skirball Center will take place on Sunday Dec. 14th.  This yearly event offers an entire day of activities for the entire family.

For a $10 General admission (children under 12 are Free) the entire family can celebrate the lighting of the candles and remembrance of religious freedom. Activities featured through out the day include Balloon Art, Holiday Storytelling with Bookpals, a Hanukkah Puppet Show and an interactive Hanukkah Play entitled Be A Star!
There will also be workshops on Handmade Hanukkah Lamps and Dreidel Game Making.

Admission to the festival includes entrance into all exhibitions except Noah’s Ark, which will be closed during the festival.