In a show as exuberant as their whimsical name, Octopretzel comes to the JCCSF to celebrate Purim! The band creates engaging music, inspiring curiosity, wonder, and appreciation for the world we live in. Their skilled musicianship and magical way with children guarantees a danceable, sing-able and fun experience for the whole family. Get ready to sing and dance to favorite hits and original tunes. Playful puppets tell the story of Purim and invite you to shout and cheer along. Surprise guests make this a unique and special show! Fun for all ages and all are welcome. Dress up in your favorite costumes!
For six years now, Octopretzel has been delighting young Bay Area audiences with their colorful and inspired performances. Their show features handmade puppets, call-and-response, and at times hula-hooping Kindergartners. They have been known to inspire spontaneous kiddie mosh-pits, while still maintaining focus and interactive participation. Their songwriting presents imagery of things such as spinning tops, roly polies and whimsical imaginary creatures. From unique interpretations of traditional folk classics to fun and catchy originals, this is music that parents love and has kids asking for more! The band's instrumentation features the mandolin, marimba, the middle-eastern tambourine (or riq), African drums, and many other unique sounds from around the world.
Make an afternoon of it!
Join us from Noon – 1:00 pm in the Pottruck Family Atrium for more fun including Purim crafts, Hamentaschen cookies and making hygiene kits for people experiencing homelessness.