Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Go Bananas in Houston

Don't miss Go Bananas at the J, the 34th Annual Jewish Book &Arts Fair Family Day, Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Jewish CommunityCenter, 5601 S. Braeswood.

Fun activities for the whole familytake place throughout the day. Beginning at 9:15 a.m., as soon aspeople walk in the door, children will have an opportunity tomeet Curious George™, take a photo with him, and participatein art activities. Direct from New York, the FunkeyMonkeys makea much-anticipated return engagement for two live performances at10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. FunkeyMonkeys is the brain-child ofJosh Sitron, former composer for Dora the Explorer. Their livelyconcert will entertain and connect with kids, their parents andgrandparents.

Author Diane Levin Rauchwerger will speak abouther new book, Dinosaur on Hanukkah at 11:45 a.m. andHouston’s own Ellen Leventhal and at 1:30 p.m., Ellen Leventhal and Ellen Rothberg will speak on their first release, Don’t Eat the Bluebonnets.In addition to the concerts and author talks, Dan “Dante”Gordon will tell tales, Nitsana Lazarus will sing with herpuppets, and the Mad Science of Houston folks will entertain andeducate. To buy tickets for the concert or for information visit or call713-551-7255