Recommendations for the Perfect Fall Weekend


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Recommendations for the Perfect Fall Weekend

Congratulations! Sukkot is over, and real life finally begins ; with the work-week, comes the week-end –the two go together like rainbow sprinkles and vanilla  ice cream. So here to usher you into post-holiday normalcy, are my recommendations for the perfect fall weekend in Jerusalem:

Thursday, October 19th, 7:45 pm-  NanoWriMo Kick-Off Party at Mike’s Place:

If you, like me, have been working on a never-ending novel since your 15th birthday, have no fear: National Novel Writing Month is here! Kick it off in style with this literary party, where alcohol, inspiration, and emotional support will combine to help you start your month-long writing adventure.

Thursday, October 19th, 9:30 pm – Shimon and Levi Concert at Gola Culture Terminal at First Station:

Shimon and Levi does not refer to Jacob’s sons, but rather, to two members of Israel’s famous hip-hop group, Shotei Hanevua.

Thursday, October 19th, 8:30 pm - African Fusion Concert at Beit Hagat:

Mu Ambane, from Guinea-Bussau, a poet and musician, performs a wide array of African instruments, inspired by religious  women’s musical traditions. Sasha Agronov, a Russian-Israeli cellist, currently based out of Catalonia, joins Mu for an special concert that fuses African and Western music. The concert is free of charge, and part of a day-long arts and sciences fair that Beit Hagat will be hosting throughout Thursday.

Thursday, October 19th, 10 pm - Shlomi Shaban at the Yellow Submarine:*

This concert combines famous Israeli singer Shlomi Shaban, whose style encompasses both rock and classical traditions, with the Yellow Submarine’s renowned jazz ensemble, “The Non-Standards”.

Thursday, October 19th 8 8 pm -  Outline Festival Launch at Hansen House:*

This unique concert pairs illustrators and spoken word artists for a magical multi-disciplinary performance that serves as the launch of the  Outline Festival, a series of exhibits and performances throughout the city focused on the art of print, in all of its mediums –from the written word to the drawn image.

 Friday, October 20th, 10:00 amExceptional at Muslala’s The Terrace at the Clal Center:*

This event, free of charge, encompasses what Muslala’s all about: art, cooperation, community, and creating a space for young families. The event is truly exceptional featuring: yoga, concerts, tours of the Clal Center, kids’ outdoor activities, and a bar run by a local eco-cooperative –what could be better?

Friday, October 20th, 2:00 pm –Social Beer at Sirah Bar:

Come to the launch of “Birah Kadima”, a new beer made by adults with physical disabilities, at one of the city’s hippest drinking spots. All proceeds will go to help adults with physical disabilities.

 Saturday, October 21; 4:30 pm –Shabati at Beit Yehudit:

One of Jerusalem’s greatest treasures is her diversity; Shabati provides programming on Saturdays that both observant and non-observant Jews can enjoy, creating a platform for shared experiences between these two communities. This weekend’s lineup includes pluralism activists, local artists, and yoga teachers, alongside open board games, conversation circles, and plenty of snacks.

Saturday, October 21, 8 pm – Poetry Slam at Nocturno:

Come hear some of Jerusalem’s best up-and-coming poets and spoken word artists at this end-of-season performance, at this unique café, which serves as a major hub for the city’s student population.

Saturday, October 21, 8 pm – Aliza at Hamiffal:*

Mashu-Mashu’s play, focused on the character “Aliza”, a North African immigrant, uses place-based theater to explore the complex topics of gender identity, Jewish heritage, and Israeli society.

Saturday, October 21, 9 pm –Aveva at Hamazkeka:*

Come hear this rising Israeli-Ethiopian singer, who performs in English and Amharic, at one of the city center’s hottest nightspots.

*indicates a project, institution, or place that receives support from the Jerusalem Foundation