HANNUKA STREET FESTIVAL - Trendy Emek Rafaim Street hosts a coffee, books and hot chocolate themed street festival complete with poetry readings, musical performances, fire-eating and juggling sketches. Wed and Thurs evenings.
SCIENCE MUSEUM - Winter show: "Matzav Haruah." New exhibit: Adding Machines. Demonstrations, building corner, hands-on activities. Permanent exhibits: Meet Math, Toys and Physics, Sounds of Science, House on Mars, Medicine, What's the Connection?, Discovering Levers, Einstein. Bloomfield Science Museum, Givat Ram, today, 10 a.m.-2; Sat., 10 a.m.-3; Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 & 654-4888
I AM A HASMONEAN! - Guided activity tour: a journey in time turns children and parents into Hasmoneans for a day to discover how Hasmoneans lived and what they defended. Tower of David Museum, Sun.-Thurs., activity starts at 11 a.m., 12, 1 and 2 & for Museum opening hours: 626-5333/www.towerofdavid.org.il
BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM - Actors lead children through a journey following the lost oil jug, for ages 5-9 (11 a.m.-1:30). Innovative creative workshops (11 a.m.-2:45). Bambino's Magical Show (10 a.m. and 3). Self-guided tours, for ages 9+. Bible Lands Museum, Sun.-Thurs. & 561-1066
PETER AND THE WOLF - Marionnettes accompanied by shadow theater. Train Theater, Liberty Bell Garden, Sat., 11 a.m.
SABA TUVIA AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL - Heads of State and others come to life as portrayed by Saba Tuvia. Herzl, Golda, Ben Yehuda, Baron Rothschild, pioneers. For ages 2+. Jerusalem Theater, Sun., 10 a.m., 12:30 and 3:30
ABOUT THREE BEARS AND ONE GOLDILOCKS - Novel puppet theater adaptation of the Grimms' fairy tale. With Naomi Yoeli. Train Theater, Liberty Bell Garden, Sun, 11 a.m.
HANUKKA WORKSHOPS Kaleidoscope a game of light and color. Oil Candles as in Olden Times paper lanterns. Israel Museum, Sun.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-2
ADERABA - Interactive, humoristic show for kids. Based on Miyumana. Jerusalem Theater, Sherover, Mon., 11 a.m., 1:30, 4 and 6:30
HANUKKEF - Candle making, face painting, raffle, bingo and more. For ages 4-12. Beit Payis, Talpiot, Mon., 12-5 & 673-5338
PYROMANIA International Theater Troupe. Visual theater combining dance, acrobatics and more. For the whole family. Israel Museum, Tues.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m., 12 and 2 & 677-1300
CINDERELLA - M.M. Productions. A musical with Ilana Avital and others. Jerusalem Theater, Sherover, Wed., 10 a.m.
OHR BAHEICHAL - The Triumph of Jewish Culture. Jewish theater for children and adults, educational program. Ticket for 5 hours, choice of plays and activities. Heichal Shlomo, Sun. and Mon. & (03) 620-5183
TOY FRIEND - Clipa Movement Theater. For ages 3-7. Beit Shmuel, Sun. and Mon., 11 a.m. and 4:30
THE ISRAEL BALLET Cinderella, choreographed by Berta Yampolsky. Jerusalem Theater, Sherover, Tues., 11:30 a.m.
YOUNG KIBBUTZ CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY - Cinderella's dance. Beit Shmuel, Wed., 11:30 a.m.
THE RAIN BIRD - A unique style of theater incorporating origami figures. Ages 5+. Train Theater, Liberty Bell Garden, Mon, 11 a.m.
STORY THEATER - With Naomi Polver. Train Theater, Liberty Bell Garden, Mon., 4:30 [age 2+]; 5:30 [age 4+] & 561-8514
BAMBI - Classic story, for ages 4-7. Beit Halochem, Mon., 5
TWO LADIES AND A PEPPER - Train Theater, Liberty Bell Garden, Tues., 11 a.m. & 561-8514
SPNI HANUKKA TOURS AND ACTIVITIES - Greeks, Oil and Menoras, with Yossi Landau (Tues., 2). Green Story Hour for ages 5-12, with children's author Shmuel Olitzky (Tues., 4). From the Olive Tree to the Menora, olive oil workshop (Wed., 2:30). Judah Maccabee Songs (Wed., 4:30). Into the Light, Jewish Quarter Tour (Thurs.). Society for Protection of Nature & 625-2357
THE KING AND THE MOON - Stories and antics with Naomi Polver and Yonatan Ben-Haim. For ages 3-10. Train Theater, Liberty Bell Garden, Wed., 11 a.m. & 561-8514
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS - Family musical produced by Semadar Shir and Moshe Datz. Jerusalem Theater, Thurs., 10 a.m., 12:30, 4, 6
SILLY GOOSE - ("Pazizon Ha'avazon") Puppet theater with Yitzhak Pecker about a sly fox who kidnaps a gosling. For ages 3+. Train Theater, Liberty Bell Garden, Thurs., 11 a.m. & 561-8514
A TOUCH OF LIGHT - The story of Louis Braille, inventor of the alphabet for the blind. Kfar Adumim, Thurs., 5 & (02) 535-4855
TOWARDS THE LIGHT - A series of educational, guided family tours around Jerusalem neighborhoods. Beit Shmuel, Mon., afternoon (Nahlaot). Tues., afternoon, Thurs., evening (Jewish Quarter alleyways) & 620-3461
Tel Aviv area
BUBA - Arts and crafts fair. T.A. Port, Hangar 26, today, 10 a.m.-4; Sat., 11 a.m.-8
FESTIGAL 2006 - Annual Hanukka music extravaganza. This year's theme: Heroes of the Lost Kingdom. With Yisrael Katurza, Ran Danker, Margol, Hashminiya stars, Miri Bohadna, Tal Musri, Rivka Michaeli and many others. T.A., Mercaz Hayeridim, Sat.-Thurs., 10 a.m., 1:15, 4:30 and 7:30 & (03) 521-5222
HANUKKA CHILDREN'S THEATER FESTIVAL - Performances of Bald Land, The Emperor's New Clothes, and Alladin and the Magic Lamp. Givatayim, Theater, Sat.-Thurs. & (03) 732-5340
THE WIZ Hangar 11, T.A. Port, Sat., 5:30 and 8; Sun., 10 a.m., 12:45 and 3:30; Mon., 9:30 a.m. and 3:45; Tues., 12:45; Wed., 10 a.m., 12:45, 3:30 and 6:30; Thurs., 6:15
SABA TUVIA AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL - See Jlm. Ness Ziona, Heichal Hatarbut, Sat., 10 a.m. and 1; Beit Lessin, Tues. and Wed., 10 a.m., 12:30, 3
THE GIANT AND HIS GARDEN - A new musical for Hanukka. Starring Lior Calfon and FunTazi Kids. Many actors, dancers and the voices of Avraham Mor and Hanna Meron. Beit Lessin, Sat., 10:45 a.m., 1, 6; Sun., 10 a.m., 12:30, 3; Rishon Lezion, Heichal Hatarbut, Thurs., 10 a.m., 12:30, 4:30 & (03) 966-6141
PLAY THINX Program includes storytelling in English and Hebrew. Educational Center for Games, Hatabor 32, Sun.-Tues., 9:30 a.m.-1; Hanukka activity Wed., 5 &629-4151
ZLILEI KESEM Music appreciation series with Nitza Shaul. The life story of Strauss, the son. Habama, Wed. and Thurs., 3, 5 and 6:30
PLAYSTATION FIFA 2007 championships, prizes. Dizengoff Center, Mon., 12-9
"HAMEFUZAR MI-KFAR AZAR" MEETS UNCLE SIMCHAPINOCCHIO - The well-known story about a wooden puppet who longs to be a real boy. Holon, Mediatheque, Sat., 11:30 a.m.
STORY HOUR - Holon, Mediatheque, Golda Meir 6, Sat., 12; Mon., 5 & (03) 502-1555
DUET IN JAFFA - Colors, sounds, and tastes of three religions and three holidays. Jaffa, Jewish-Arab Center, Sat., 12 (bazaar, children's activities), 8:30 (music)
ORR BA'EINAYIM - Actresses Tzipi Mor and Galia Yishi engage children in a program including music, art and theater. Permanent exhibits. Holon, Gova Einayim, Sun.-Tues., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. & (03) 503-9139
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS - Family musical produced by Semadar Shir and Moshe Datz. Rishon Lezion, Heichal Hatarbut, Sun., 4:30
PLAYTHINX - For the whole family. Games, storytelling in English and Hebrew. Candlelighting and sufganiyot, Wed., 5. Educational Center for Games, Hatabor 32, Sun.-Tues., 9:30 a.m.-1 & 03-629-4151
THE WIZARD OF OZ - Authentic production based on the classic story. Michal Amdursky, Zachi Noy, and Meir Suissa. For ages 3-10. Ness Ziona, Heichal Hatarbut, Sun., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 4:30; Beit Hahayal, Tues., 10 a.m., 12:30, 4 and 6
TARARAM KIDZ WITH HANOCH ROSEN - A musical combining songs, drumming and movement, beat and pantomime. Beit Lessin, Mon., 10 a.m., 12:30, 3, 5:30; Rishon Lezion, Heichal Hatarbut, Wed., 10 a.m. and 12:30
ZLIL EITAN - Children become acquainted with classical music through humor, with percussionist Ziv Eitan. T.A. Museum, Mon., 11:30 a.m. & 607-7000
YAEL'S HOUSE - Yael looks for a place that she can call her very own. Darom Hasharon, Heichal Hatarbut, Mon., 5
PUPPET THEATER FOR ADULTS - Hands-on workshops and classes in the field of puppetry. Performances. Holon, Theater, Tues. and Wed., 10 a.m.-6 & (03) 651-6848
CHILDREN'S MINI FESTIVAL - Dr. Doolittle, for ages 3-8 (Tues. and Thurs., 10 a.m. and 5). Efrohim, for ages 2-6 (Wed., 10 a.m. and 5). Yad Lebanim, Shine Auditorium & (03) 546-7404
THE STORY OF PUSS IN BOOTS - A new musical for kids. Directed by Yaron Kafkafi, starring Lior Pauker, Hila Brieir and Ido Gonen. Teatron Goshen production. Ramat Aviv, Rosen Auditorium, Tues., 5:30 & (03) 641-8262
MOTHER TOLD ME DANNY - Musical show for young children. Dramatization of songs and stories by Miriam Yellin-Stekelis. For ages 4+. Holon, Mediatheque, Tues., 5:30
CINEMA KIDS - Activity in cooperation with Hate'atron Shelanu followed by screening of film. For ages 4+. Cinema City, Tues., 5:30
OTZ LI GOTZ LI - Rumpelstiltskin. Grimms' fairy tale about a poor miller's daughter who weaves gold from straw with the help of a dwarf -- but she has to guess his name. Cameri 1, Wed., 11 a.m., 3 and 5:30
ERETZ LEHADAM - Best loved Naomi Shemer songs. Teatron Goshen production. Suzanne Dellal Center, Thurs., 11:30 a.m. & 510-5656
RINAT IN WORDLAND - Magical musical starring Rinat Gabai. Herzliya, Arts Center, Thurs., 5:30
ORR BAHEICHAL - The Triumph of Jewish Culture. See under Jersalem Wohl Auditorium, Thurs. & (03) 620-5183
ISRAEL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM - Creative workshops and special activities. Nature, life and thinking and feeling pavilions. Special events for Hanukka: scented candles, ceramic jugs and other workshops (workshops Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-3). Holon, Mifraz Shlomo, Peres Park & 1599-585858 [reservations required]
FESTIGAL 2006 - See Tel Aviv. Haifa, Heichal Hasport Romema, today, 3 and 6:15 & (04) 868-6622
Beersheba and south
MAHOLOT ARTZI FESTIVAL - Over two thousand dance students from 40 schools across the country participate in performances around Eilat, promenade, hotels. Admission free to all performances. Israel Dance Moadon. Eilat, Sun.-Tues.
BAMBI - Classic story, for ages 4-7. Beersheba, Youth Center, Sat., 10 and 11:30 a.m.
LIGHTING UP THE NEGEV - JNF/KKL event. Tours, laser and firework displays, entertainment with the Giraffes, Shuti the Prophet, Dorbonim and much more. & 1-800-350-550
THE WIZARD OF OZ - Musical based on the classic story. Michal Amdursky, Zachi Noy, and Meir Suissa. For ages 3-10. Eilat, Royal Garden Hotel, Mon., 10 a.m., 12 and 3
THE GIANT AND HIS GARDEN - A new musical for Hanukka. Starring Lior Calfon and FunTazi Kids. Many actors, dancers and the voices of Avraham Mor and Hanna Meron. Beersheba, Heichal Hatarbut, Mon., 12:30 and 4:30
THE WIZARD OF OZ - Musical based on the classic story. Michal Amdursky, Zachi Noy, and Meir Suissa. For ages 3-10. Karmiel, Heichal Hatarbut, Sat., 11:30 a.m.; Yagur, Wed., 10 a.m.; Nazareth, Heichal Hatarbut, Thurs., 5 and 7
TARARAM KIDZ WITH HANOCH ROSEN - A musical combining songs, drumming and movement, beat and pantomime. Givat Brenner, Sat., 4:30 and 6:30; Ashkelon, Heichal Hatarbut, Thurs., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30
GRANDMA WEAVES STORIES - Shlomi, Community Center, Sun., 5:30; Tiberias, Heichal Hatarbut, Mon., 5; Kfar Blum, Tues., 10 and 11:30 a.m.; Mevo'ot HaHermon, Wed., 1
SABA TUVIA AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL - See Jlm. Ashkelon, Heichal Hatarbut, Mon., 10 a.m. and 12:30; Gan Shmuel, Thurs., 10 a.m., 12:30 and 3
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS - Family musical produced by Semadar Shir and Moshe Datz. Nahariya, Heichal Hatarbut, Mon., 10 a.m., 12:30, 4, 6; Afula, Heichal Hatarbut, Tues., 10 a.m., 12:30, 4, 6; Givat Brenner, Wed., 11 a.m.
THE GIANT AND HIS GARDEN - See Tel Aviv. Kibbutz Yagur, Tues., 11 a.m.; Ashkelon, Heichal Hatarbut, Wed., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30
ITAMAR WANDERS OVER WALLS - Puppet theater, with Sharona Shapira, based on David Grossman's story about a boy with the ability to enter the paintings on his bedroom wall. For ages 3-8. Shoham, Tues., 5 & (03) 972-3001
STORY HOUR WITH LIMOR - Beit Hashmonai, Wed., 4:30 & (08) 927-4047
THE LION WHO LOVED ONLY STRAWBERRIES - Based on the story in rhyme by Tirtza Atar. Acre, Auditorium, Wed., 5:30
JNF/KKL HANUKKA TIYULIM - Trips to the Maccabees' graves. "Ness Gadol Haya Po". Park Aayalon Canada, Thurs., 10 a.m. & 1-800-350-550
ACROBATICS - Ein Dor Museum, Thurs., 6 & (04) 652-0082
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