This Sunday, April 11th in honor of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco is FREE all day! I usually like going to museums solo so I don’t feel rushed by my companions, but this seems like an event best spent with friends and loved ones. At 2:00 PM the Bridge Players will present Tales from Terezin, “combining string chamber music and spoken word to tell the story of Jewish composers who wrote and performed in the Terezin concentration camp.”
The official word is that “families” can make a special art project together, creating tissue-paper collages inspired by actual poems written by children living at Terezin. I’m sure you and your friends would be considered a family in this case. Just be on your best behavior and quit hitting your sister!
It’s hard to be Broke-Ass-style snarky about the Holocaust (OK, like totally inappropro), but this looks like a cool event and it’s got that whole FREE thing going for it! So, Jew or not Jew go get your remembrance on with some chamber music and DIY tissue paper collages.
Free Day at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Museum hours: 11 AM-5 PM
Art making activity for families: 1-3 PM
Tales from Terezin performance: 2-4 PM
736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets) [SOMA]
Photo from: maxgiani‘s flickr