Skirball Cultural Center presents the annual family favorite
HANUKKAH FESTIVAL: LA/LA Sunday, December 10, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Photo by Mercie Ghimire | Courtesy of Skirball Cultural Center
Inspired by the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, the Skirball’s annual Hanukkah Festival explores the themes of Hanukkah through the traditions of Los Angeles’s rich and diverse Latin American communities. Visitors of all backgrounds are invited to revel in the spirit of the holiday through music, dance, art making, storytelling, and other family-friendly fun.
Groove to musical performances by Latin Jewish bands Klezmer Juice and Pan Felipe, and learn salsa, cumbia, mumbo, hip-hop, and more with dance ensembles Versa-Style and Mambo Inc. Create art celebrating light and hope with visual artist Sandy Rodriguez, and learn about Mexican chocolate and decorate chocolate gelt with culinary historian Maite Gomez-Rejón.
Also take part in family-friendly tours of PST: LA/LA exhibitions Another Promised Land and Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day; and join Skirball storytellers in ongoing exhibition Visions and Values as they bring the Hanukkah tale to life in English and Spanish. Discover unique holiday gifts at Audrey’s Museum Store, and nosh on classic Hanukkah dishes like latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts)
Sunday, December 10, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Art activities and storytelling take place throughout the day. Specific times for performances are as follows: 11:00 a.m.: Klezmer Juice 12:00 and 2:45 p.m.: Versa-Style 1:00 p.m.: Pan Felipe 2:00 p.m.: Mambo Inc. 3:15 p.m.: Klezmer Juice & Friend
WHERE: Skirball Cultural Center 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049
HOW: $12 General; $9 Seniors and Full-Time Students; $7 Children 2–12; FREE to Skirball Members and Children under 2 Advance tickets recommended: https://www.skirball.org/programs/festival/hanukkah-festival-lala
Los Angeles-based band Klezmer Juice kicks off and closes the festival with their blend of Jewish klezmer, soul, and Latin music.
High-energy hip-hop and Afro-Latin dance company Versa-Style leads two workshops for dancers of all levels.
Los Angeles-based band Pan Felipe performs their unique mix of ska, klezmer, and Latin cumbia.
Premier Latin dance company Mambo Inc. teaches visitors how to salsa, cumbia, and mambo.
Acclaimed visual artist Sandy Rodriguez leads a workshop inspired by light and hope, in which visitors can create a work of art to take home, as well as contribute to a collaborative Hanukkah menorah installation.
Culinary historian Maite Gomez-Rejón (Art Bites) shares the history of chocolate, from its origins in the ancient cultures of Mesoamerica to its modern forms—including Hanukkah gelt, which visitors can stop by to decorate.
About Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA takes place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America. pacificstandardtime.org About the Skirball Cultural Center The Skirball Cultural Center is a place of meeting guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and inspired by the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality. We welcome people of all communities and generations to participate in cultural experiences that celebrate discovery and hope, foster human connections, and call upon us to help build a more just society.
Visiting the Skirball Cultural Center The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. Museum hours: Tuesday–Friday 12:00–5:00 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays. Admission to exhibitions: $12 General; $9 Seniors, Full-Time Students, and Children over 12; $7 Children 2–12. Exhibitions are always free to Skirball Members and Children under 2. Exhibitions are free to all visitors on Thursdays. For general information, the public may call (310) 440-4500 or visit skirball.org. The Skirball is also home to Zeidler’s Café, which serves innovative California cuisine in an elegant setting, and Audrey’s Museum Store, which sells books, contemporary art, music, jewelry, and more.