Halloween Concert with Octopretzel
part of the Silly Sundays Series
Sunday, October 25, 3:00PM
Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, 510-525-5054
Adults $8, Children $6
Our perennially popular Silly Sundays series of kids’ shows concludes with Ashkenaz favorite Octopretzel. A wide array of top family-oriented artists has provided six weeks of engaging afternoon entertainment for young children and parents, playing music from around the world for dancing, jumping, and spinning on the best dance floor in the East Bay!
The wildly imaginative Octopretzel returns to delight a young audience with the quintet’s colorful and inspired performance. An Octopretzel show features handmade puppets, bubbles of all sizes, and at times hula-hooping kindergartners. The band has 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!
Lead singer and guitarist Melita Doostan is Octopretzel’s creator, a former pre-school teacher who is now a music specialist for youngsters. Singer David Doostan is an East Bay emergency room doctor. Lead singer and guitarist Jen Miriam Kantor, a former member of the Sippy Cups and the Puppet Players, sings and plays percussion (by day she’s a doula, artist, and puppeteer). Mandolinist and fiddler David Rosenfeld has worked with the Oakland Symphony and plays in klezmer band Kugelplex.