Hanukkah Hits 

Severance Hall hosts two holiday shows.

Find out what winter animals and wrapping paper have in common at All Wrapped Up!
  • Find out what winter animals and wrapping paper have in common at All Wrapped Up!
12/12-12/17Each of the songs featured in The Music of Hanukkah is about the festival of lights -- the lamps and candles that are traditions of the Jewish holiday. Violinists Stephen and Carolyn Warner perform tunes including "Ocho Kandelikas," for which audience members are chosen to join the musicians onstage. "We invite a bunch of kids up to take rhythm instruments and keep the syncopated beat," explains Joan Katz Napoli, the Cleveland Orchestra's education director. The program is part of the orchestra's Musical Rainbow series for children under 10, which also presents the dance ensemble Dance Afrika Dance in The Legend of the Nguzo Saba (Seven Symbols), a musical lesson about unity, self-determination, and purpose. The Music of Hanukkah is at 10 a.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. The Legend of the Nguzo Saba is at 11 a.m. Wednesday. All performances are at Severance Hall's Reinberger Chamber Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue. Tickets are $6. Call 216-231-1111 for more information. -- Cris Glaser

That's a Wrap

SAT 12/13

What do winter animals and wrapping paper have in common? Absolutely nothing, other than Saturday's All Wrapped Up!, where kids learn about cool critters and make gift-wrapping. It happens from 10 a.m. to noon at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, 28728 Wolf Road in Bay Village. Free admission; call 440-871-2900. -- Michael Gallucci

Tot Shop

SAT 12/13

Solon Center for the Arts believes that kids are never too young to give loved ones fabulous homemade presents. Saturday's Holiday Gift-Making Workshop shows tykes how to create ornaments, cards, and picture frames. It starts at 12:45 p.m. at Solon Center for the Arts (6315 SOM Center Road in Solon). Fee (including materials) is $25; call 440-337-1400. -- Michael Gallucci

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