Your Jerusalem Guide

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Your Jerusalem Guide

Looking for things to do this week? There’s always something cool happening in the holy city so here’s my guide to the week ahead:

Sunday, August 13,

Rooftop Hop is Going to the Shuk, 9:30 pm at Roasters:
What could be better than coffee, live swing music, and dancing? Come to this party at Roasters Café in Mahane Yehuda, i.e. the Shuk, for a swinging evening!

Monday, August 14

Nir Hasson, 9 pm at Hamiffal:
Come hear this Haaretz journalist talk about his most recent book and give an interactive tour of Jerusalem.

Understanding Your Pay Check and Free Beer, 9 pm at Mike’s Place:
Navigating the work place can be hard –especially for immigrants. Luckily, this English-language lecture will guide you to understanding your monthly pay slip. Free beers on the house.

Tuesday, August 15

“Yona” Screening, 9 pm at Hansen House:
This screening, part of Hansen House’s summer series, explores the life and legacy of Israeli feminist poet Yona Wallach.

Jazz and Wine – Zvulun Tecotzky in Concert, 8 pm at the J-Town Playhouse:
The title is pretty self-explanatory. Good music and wine make for a chill evening.

A-WA, 8:30 pm at Beit Avichai
Come hear this international Israeli-Yemenite sensation in concert with Israeli music legend Yoav Kutner.

Wednesday, August 16

The Solomon Brothers, 9 pm at Mike’s Place:
Come hear this all-male talented bluegrass band of Anglo olim.

Nylon: White Night, 8 pm at the Tower of David Museum:

 This event invites Jerusalem’s arts graduates to create exhibits, artifacts, and performances in a variety of genres, in an exploration of what art means today. As the evening goes on, it turns into an all-night party open to the sky, as the Tower’s citadel and moat become dance floors with DJs and a live performance by Carolina.

Anderalamusa, 7:30 pm at the Bible Lands Museum:

This series of night-time activities features a wide array of events, ranging from poetry slams to dance performances, eventually morphing into a wild dance party.

Thursday, August 17

Dana Burger, 7:30 pm at Nocturno:
This famous Israeli singer will give an intimate concert at one of Jerusalem’s hippest cafes.

The Opposite of Alive, 8 pm at the Nature Museum:
Hazira Performance Art Arena’s unique tour of the Nature Museum will make you think twice about its collections, and the interactions between people and animals.

Black Box Opening, 7:30 pm at Yaffo 97:
The opening of this new street gallery, dedicated to exhibiting works by Jerusalem’s up-and-coming artists, will feature cutting-edge art and awesome DJs –not to be missed!

Ziv Yechezkel and the Piano, 8 pm at the Museum for Islamic Art:
If you want to hear an ultra-Orthodox Jew playing Arabic music hits, surrounded by Islamic art, this is the concert for you.

Friday, August 18:

Bab el Bar, 11 am at the Jaffa Gate:
This street-fair dance-party will focus on Yemenite music and second-hand furniture, with DJ Amir Peer.

Jane Bourdeaux, 2 pm at the Yellow Submarine:
This popular Israeli band, who got their start at the Yellow Submarine, return home for a magical afternoon concert.

Children’s Rave, 12 pm at Hamiffal:
Don’t worry –it’s not really a rave! But there will be plenty of musicians and artists providing concerts and DIY activities for the younger set.


Hutzot Hayotzer, Nightly, 9:00 pm at the Sultan’s Pool:
This crafts fair brings goods from around the world to Jerusalem, along-side concerts from Israel’s most popular singers.

The Taming of the Shrew, Selected Evenings, 5:30 pm at the Bloomfield Garden:
This production of Shakespeare is a casual affair: The audience is invited to bring chairs