Families can cherish favorite memories of
this weekend as Disney on Ice presents Disney/Pixar's
Toy Story 3
at the Wells Fargo Center.
The production, in town through Jan. 2, brings the film to ice, along with moments from Toy Story and Toy Story 2. The show begins with Andy, who is leaving for college, deciding what to do with his childhood pals. Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, and the gang find themselves trapped with unruly toddlers at Sunnyside Daycare, along with an unfamiliar menagerie of toys. They meet characters such as Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear and Barbie's cool bachelor friend, Ken. Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear tries to keep the troupe from leaving. Woody devises an escape plan for Buzz, Slinky Dog, Rex, Bullseye, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Hamm, Jessie, and Barbie to get back to Andy's house.
The National Museum of American Jewish History is holding its "Being Jewish at Christmas" day of fun on Friday, the day before Christmas, to avoid conflict with the Jewish Sabbath.
Jon Nelson's Rockin' Kids Revue will perform its educational and interactive concert. Michael Rosman, who has appeared on Late Show With David Letterman and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, will perform comedy. Ken Fink from Wondergy will bring a high-energy science entertainment show.
Performances will begin at 11 a.m. and repeat at noon and 1 p.m. The museum will also have a kosher food drive for the Mitzvah Food Project, which provides ongoing relief to vulnerable households. Attendees are encouraged to bring kosher, nonperishable packaged food.
"Being Jewish at Christmas" is sponsored by the Robert Saligman Jewish Heritage Fund.
Celebrate Kwanzaa on Sunday at the Garden State Discovery Museum.
Beginning at 1 p.m., Queen Nur will perform interactive storytelling and song for the African American celebration honoring family, community, and culture. Visitors can learn the symbols and principles of the tradition while having a joyous time. Queen Nur will perform again at the museum Tuesday.