Family Friendly: Concert to feature Hanukkah, Christmas songs
Jutta and the Hi-Dukes. Photo by Betina Distler.
Updated: December 6, 2012 3:20PM
Terran Doehrer thinks Holiday Music with Jutta and the Hi-Dukes is perfect family entertainment.
“The band is a family,” said Doehrer, guitarist for the trio which includes his wife Jutta Distler on mandolin and their daughter Zoï on percussion. The Evanston residents will perform an eclectic seasonal concert, 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave.
“We are presenting a blend of Hanukkah and Christmas music done through an ethnic lens,” Doehrer said. “For instance we’ll do a Hanukkah song from Bosnia in Ladino. We try to get everybody to sing along on the chorus because it’s pretty simple and a lot of fun. Then we might follow it by a French-Medieval Christmas song, ‘Noel.’ The idea is to present a different kind of Christmas music experience.”
If there’s room, audience members are encouraged to dance. You can learn more about this group at www.facebook.com/hidukes.
For details, call (847) 965-4220 or go to www.mgpl.org.
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Kids will learn to create a Victorian paper doily cornucopia, which can be filled with small gifts, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Skokie Heritage Museum, 8031 Floral Ave. They make great Christmas tree ornaments. This Sunday Craft Series event is for ages 5 and older accompanied by an adult. Cost is $2 for residents, $3 for nonresidents. Registration is encouraged.
For details, call (847) 674-1500, ext. 3000 or go to www.skokieparks.org.
Children’s entertainer Joel Frankel will sing his original songs at Temple Beth Israel’s Chanukah Party, noon Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie. Come at 11 a.m. for latkes, lunch and games. Cost is $5 for lunch, $5 for the concert.
For details, call (847) 675-0951 or go to www.tbiskokie.org.
Gumdrops, candy canes and icing will make great decorations at the Holiday Gingerbread House Workshop for ages 6-10 with an adult, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at Brickton Art Center, 306 Busse Hwy., Park Ridge. The cost is $35 per couple, $29 for members.
For details, call (847) 823-6611 or go to www.bricktonartcenter.org.