In Jerusalem

Capital Calendear / September 7-14

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A Palestinian plays a drum at the Damscus gate
Photo by: REUTERS/Ammar Awad
FRIDAY 7
MUSIC Ever Green – The Ever Green band takes you on a journey through the green landscapes of traditional Irish and original Celtic music. The concert combines the best of Irish songs, along with original instrumental compositions, that showcase a wide picture of the world of Celtic music. • 12:30 p.m. at Yad Hashmona Hotel (10-minute drive from Jerusalem).

Info and reservations: 594-2000; www.yadha8.co.il.

NIS 90-175.

Nino Biton – The singer, oud and banjo player performs Andalusian music with accompanying musicians.

• 2 p.m. at Avram Bar-Café, 97 Jaffa Rd. Info: 077-445-0701. Free.

Drunken Donuts – Irish and other drinking songs.

• 11 p.m. at the Blaze Bar, 23 Hillel St. (across the Dublin pub). Info: blazejerusalem@gmail.com. Free.

ART Leaves: Cutting Landscapes – A new exhibition at the Botanical Gardens, where the public is invited to see the unique art form of cutting leaves, with guest Spanish artist Lorenzo Duran. The exhibition will be open through October 31. • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens, Givat Ram. Info: 679-4012. NIS 20/30.

SATURDAY 8 MUSIC Jerusalem Folk Music Evening – September features: Caanan Country – Judi & Lynn, Dvir & John (blues, Beatles and ballads). The Heeby Gee Bees – Guy Dagan & Assaf Barak (blues and classic rock music). Also with Tamar Elkamias, Ron Kean and Jordan Zell. Including light refreshments. • 8:30 p.m. at Beit Yehudit, ICCC, 12 Emek Refaim St. Info: Philippa 054-752-1239. NIS 35.

Marsh Dondurma & Berry Sakharof – A first time joint show on Beit Avi Chai’s stage, where Marsh Dondurma will host Berry Sakharof. Their collaboration began two years ago while recording Shalom Hanoch’s children’s song “Wind Wind.” Now, two years later they will perform together. • 10 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George St. Info and reservations: 621-5300. NIS 30/70.

Makam Yerushalem: A Musical Fantasy – A musical journey between different cultures and into a new sound, new Israeli culture. Ancient and contemporary, a circle of Israeli composers and producers, along with 18 musicians, vocalists, a group of paytanim, singing in different languages connected to Jerusalem of the heavens and of the earth. • 10 p.m. at the Tower of David Museum, Old City (near Jaffa Gate).

Info and reservations: *6226. NIS 30/70.

The Jerusalem African Rave – The Jali Ensemble in an Afro-Jerusalem celebration. Original music that combines Hebrew, English and Mandincan (West Africa) in a cry for unity and return to the simple joys of life. Five musicians on stage in an exciting, rhythmic, moving and colorful show. Also enjoy the after party with DJ Dabadi. • 10 p.m. at the Yellow Submarine, 13 Harechavim St., Talpiot. Info and reservations: 679-4040. NIS 40/45/50.

Kool Klezmer – Live nigunim of old Hassidic melodies, Yiddish songs, Carlebach nigunim and more treasures from the klezmer repertoire, accompanied by a le’chaim. • 10 p.m. at YUNG YiDiSH, 52 Yermiyahu St. Info and reservations: 500-1395. NIS 35.

COMEDY Stand-up: Kandi Abelson – David Kilimnick, Jerusalem’s comedian, performs with Israel’s top talent. Starring: Kandi Abelson, Canadian, American, Israeli comedienne, headlining comedy clubs from Las Vegas to London to Tel Aviv.

Lineup may change and other comedians may be added. • 10 p.m. at Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, near Hamashbir). Info and reservations: 050-875-5688. NIS 40/50.

SUNDAY 9
THEATER Play It Again, Sam – Play by Woody Allen, translated and adapted by Eli Bijawi. The play’s protagonist, Alan, is a neurotic film critic and diehard Humphrey Bogart fan. Hurt and depressed after his wife leaves him, Alan’s good friends do their best to set him up with all sorts of women. In Hebrew. • 8:30 at the Jerusalem Theater, 20 Marcus St. Info and reservations: 560-5755. NIS 200.

ART Holiday Offerings: Paintings to Nourish Heart and Soul – Featuring artists Sara Sefton Shore and Ivan Goldstein. The gallery will be open during September and October with a festive opening day. • 6 to 9 p.m. at the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig St., Talpiot.

Info: 566-1181.

TOURS Shuk Mahaneh Yehuda – Take a one-hour fun walk to learn the ins and outs of shopping and saving money with Sybil Kaplan, knowledgeable shuk shopper, food writer and cookbook author. • 11:30 a.m. Info, registration and meeting place: 671-5135.

NIS 40.

MIXED BAG Exercise 50+ – Led by Marilyn Cohen, graduate of the Wingate Institute with certification in physical activity for seniors. Wear closed shoes and comfortable clothing. • 11 a.m. at the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig St., Talpiot. Info: 566-1181. NIS 35/45.

Israel & US Tax Review – Reviewing tax-related oleh rights, how the Israeli tax system works, and what to report here and in other countries; Issues for those with additional exposure to other countries such as Canada, France and the UK. • 6 p.m. at the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig St., Talpiot. Info and registration: 580-7013; info@isrenet.com. NIS 25/35.

MONDAY 10
MUSIC Sounds from the East – A concert that combines classic compositions from across the Middle East with melodies and piyutim of Jewish composers presented by the Eastern Music Center Ensemble of Musrara. Musical guide and manager: Elad Gabai. • 10 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai’s courtyard, 44 King George St. Info and reservations: 621-5300. Free (based on available space).

THEATER Collected Stories – Collected Stories is set in New York City. Jewish professor Ruth Steiner reluctantly allows her student, Lisa Morrison, into her barren social life. Steiner has enjoyed success as a short story writer, which brings on adulation from Lisa. Over the four years of their relationship, Lisa progresses from fan to protégé to colleague and to friend, resulting in an explosive conclusion. • 6 p.m. at Kibbutz Ramat Rahel. Info and reservations: JEST 642-0908; lstoller@netvision.net.il. NIS 80.

Osnat Shir-Vishinsky – A benefit event for WIZO Jerusalem for at-risk girls. A musical, comical, intimate, funny, and moving performance. In Hebrew. • 7 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater, 20 Marcus St. Info and reservations: 560-5755. NIS 110.

COMEDY Women-Only Karaoke – Monday is girls’ night out. Join the jewels of Jerusalem with DJ Simone. • 8 p.m. at Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben- Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, near Hamashbir). Info: 050-875-5688. NIS 15.

TALKS Sefer Yonah – In preparation for the High Holy Days, the AACI invites the public to read the complex book of Yonah (Jonah), including insights from the classical commentaries. There will also be a discussion on its themes and the questions it raises. With Rabbi Avraham Fischer. Please bring a copy of Yonah. • 4 p.m. at the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig St., Talpiot. Info: 566-1181.

Iran – The biggest exercise in verbal guerrilla warfare and spin since the Cold War, with Jim Lederman, political and economic analyst. • 8 p.m. at the Fuchsberg Center for Conservative Judaism, 8 Agron St. Info and registration: 625- 6386 Ext. 22. NIS 20 (donation).

MIXED BAG Feldenkrais for Healthy Backs – In each Feldenkrais class, Shoshanna will guide participants through a sequence of movements to discover ways of moving that are easier and give relief from aches and pains. The goal is to achieve greater flexibility, while reducing pain and limitations. • 10:30 at the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig St., Talpiot. Info and reservations: 566-1181. NIS 40/50.

A Financial Guide to Aliya and Life in Israel – Baruch Labinsky’s time-tested and proven approach is finally available in written form. Come and hear his insights into Israel’s financial system and the major financial concerns facing potential and veteran olim living in Israel. • 7 p.m. at the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig St., Talpiot. Info: 566-1181. Free.

TUESDAY 11
MUSIC From India to Israel – An evening of psalms from the Bible with original compositions based on the principles of classical Indian music, special singing from Rajasthan and ancient Jewish piyutim from Afghanistan. Musician Yaron Pe’er will be accompanied by a group of musicians and unique singers and will integrate between the Hebrew word to Indian music, starting with a deep Jewish prayer and ending with a sweet celebration. • 7:30 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George St. Info and reservations: 621-5300.

NIS 30/60.

Rock Brings Peace: Orphaned Land – A powerful show that integrates East and West, heavy rock, psalms, tunes and Koran verses. The Israeli metalrock band Orphaned Land has garnered countless fans throughout the Arab world. The band gained success and exposure from playing death-metal, progressive metal and authentic Middle-Eastern music combined with verses from Psalms and the Koran. In honor of this event, there will also be special guests Kobi Aflalo and the Amram Brothers. • 9:30 p.m. at Zappa at the Lab Jerusalem, 28 Derech Hebron St.

Info and reservations: 621-5300; *6226. NIS 50/100.

Jazz in the Submarine: Kaze – Israeli debut of Kaze, a Japanese-French quartet of piano, trumpets and drums. Their free-flowing, unexpected and uncompromising attitude blends well with their virtuosity, creativity, inventiveness and sense of humor.

• 9:30 p.m. at the Yellow Submarine, 13 Harechavim St., Talpiot. Info and reservations: 679-4040. Free.

To the Sounds of the Baglama – A moving musical project that centers around the baglama, a stringed instrument used mostly in Turkey, Kurdistan, Eastern and Central Asia. With the baglama, the performance will take the audience through a journey of hundreds of years of Jewish traditions, songs and piyutim, various rhythmic tunes and for the peak, a crescendo of eight baglamas playing together. • 10 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George St. Info and reservations: 621- 5300. Free (based on available space).

THEATER Collected Stories – See Monday’s listings (8 p.m.).

ART Wise at Night: Unique Nighttime Event – Expand your horizons through study sessions and creative activities with artists, lecturers, curators and instructors. Context: guided tours of the galleries.

Talking culture: gallery talk on the subject of remembrance and forgetfulness in the exhibition “Beuys/Kantor: Remembering.” Meet artist Naomi Leshem in the “Good Night” exhibition. Lecture in the Springer Auditorium. • 7 to 11 p.m. at the Israel Museum, Ruppin Blvd. Info: 677-1300. Museum admission fees.

Traveling Artist Series: Jerusalem Is Our Palette – Explore the creativity that Jerusalem has to offer and be inspired to create your own works of art. Site visits will be followed up by a creative arts workshop using various media, with a theme connected to what we saw. With teaching artist Avigayle Adler, director of the Open Studio, who teaches art and English literacy.

For ages 16 and up. This session: Workshop, glass painting. • 7 p.m. at the AACI. Info and registration: 566-1181. NIS 290/350 + site fees (cost for two sessions).

COMEDY Open Mic: Music with Comedy – Music with Mike Perry (Jerusalem’s King of the Music Open Mic). All performers welcome. Later at night, English comedy with guest Shachar Chason (from Israeli TV). • 9 p.m.

(sign up 8:45 p.m.) at Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, near Hamashbir). Info and reservations: 050-875-5688. Free (one drink minimum purchase).

TOURS Mahaneh Yehuda & Beit Ya’acov – What started out as a dusty plot between two 19th-century neighborhoods has turned into the beloved shuk Mahaneh Yehuda of today. Tour the two historic neighborhoods bordering the market that gave the market its name. Learn about the history, trials and tribulations, and many interesting personalities of the shuk throughout the years. • 9:30 a.m. in front of Bank Discount outside the shuk, 121 Jaffa Rd. Info and registration: Miriam 054-521-6933. NIS 50.

TALKS Breast Care, Breast Health and the Center – With Dr. Tamar Sella, director Marlene Greenbaum Multidisciplinary Breast Center of Hadassah Ein Kerem, sponsored by Nachama Hadassah-Israel. • 7:30 p.m. at Ramot Zion Synagogue, 68 Bar Kochba St., French Hill. Info and registration: 673-0533.

CHILDREN Tuesdays in the Illustration Library – A Happy and Illustrated New Year: Explore the Illustration Library’s collection of Rosh Hashana cards and make one of your own, with artist Michal Kerer. For ages 4- 8. In Hebrew. • 5 p.m. at the Israel Museum, Ruppin Blvd. Info: 677-1300. NIS 20.

Micky – Micky is a funny girl who lives in a magical room with her beloved dog Punch. In her Grandpa Natti’s toy store she finds a special sign that, when pressed, sends her on a series of adventures. For ages 2-8. In Hebrew. • 5:30 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater, 20 Marcus St. Info and reservations: 560- 5755. NIS 75.

WEDNESDAY 12
FILMS All Star Film Club – The AACI All Star film club is proud to invite you to the first movie in the series of Jewish in America with The Jazz Singer, directed by Alan Crosland. Preceded by an erudite introduction by Gary Levine, a longtime movie buff. • 7:30 p.m. at the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig St., Talpiot. Info: 566- 1181; gary@thelevines.com.

MIXED BAG Exercise 50+ – See Sunday’s listings (9:30 a.m.).

Light Ballet – Enjoy yourself while working on posture, balance, coordination, strength and flexibility.

Practice easy classical ballet exercises standing and moving with Dr. Michal Rambau. Open for men and women. • 1 p.m. at the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig St., Talpiot. Info and registration: 566-1181. NIS 35/40.

THURSDAY 13
 MUSIC Not Twins!!! – Sister duo Shiranne and Meytal Radzinski are Not Twins. With a guitar and their folkstyle harmonies, Not Twins play original songs and a mix of obscure and better-known covers. Currently residing in Jerusalem, the two enjoy sharing their love of music and explaining to people that they are not twins. • 8 p.m. at the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig St., Talpiot. Info and reservations: 566-1181. NIS 35/45.

Amir Benayoun in Concert: Tree on Water – Accompanied by a new group of musicians, this performance celebrates the release of Amir Benayoun’s latest album, Songs of Faith, which deals with self-discovery and love in his simple, moving way. Seated performance. Warm clothing recommended. • 8:30 p.m. at the Billy Rose Art Garden, Israel Museum.

Info and reservations: 677-1300. NIS 140/150.

Rocking Town – Jeremiah Lockwood and the Sway Machinery band present a debut show in Israel.

Lockwood, the grandson of a well-known Ashkenazi cantor, member of the international Balkan Beat Box ensemble, is on a musical tour that brings together classic Ashkenazi cantorship with the world of blues, rock and New York jazz. Be prepare for an energetic performance of progressive rock and Jewish music from Western and Eastern Europe with special guests Daniel Zamir and Tomer Tzur. • 10 p.m. at the Yellow Submarine, 13 Harechavim St., Talpiot. Info and reservations: 679-4040; 621-5300. NIS 30/60.

THEATER Stempenyu – Stempenyu, a talented fiddler and leader of a klezmer band, is unhappily married to Friedl. He falls in love with the beautiful but (alas) married Rochaleh. But Rochaleh is also unhappy.

When she hears Stempenyu play, a forbidden love is ignited. At the same time, in a sort of malicious mirror, another impossible love story unfolds between Rochaleh's friend Ethel Haya and the worldly Binyamin. With English subtitles. • 9 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater, 20 Marcus St. Info and reservations: 560-5755. NIS 200.

ART Rescue: Opening Exhibition, Wall Work III – Consisting of a suspended sculpture and a video work, “Rescue” at the Israel Museum represents an additional stratum in Aya Ben-Ron’s ongoing artistic investigation of the modern apparatus of medical care and rescue. Ben-Ron’s steel sculpture hangs in mid-air, between life and death, as in a rescue operation or, alternately, as in depictions of heavenly ascension. • Open during museum hours at the Israel Museum, Ruppin Blvd. Info: 677-1300. Museum entrance fees.

COMEDY Frum from Birth: Religious Manifest – In response to the need for change in the Jewish community, David Kilmnick pulls out the rabbinic hat. Rabbi David will address the issues of your community, being frum (religious) and how painful it can be to sit in shul for 12 hours. He will also share some of his rabbinic insights as he recounts his religious childhood to move to the Holy Land. • 8:30 at Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, near Hamashbir). Info and reservations: 050-875-5688. NIS 40/50.

TOURS Hanevi’im Street and Environs – Explore the streets where Zionist thinkers, poets, artists, doctors, fascinating women, Hebrew revivers, Ethiopian royalty and European hospitals and consulates lived and mixed. • 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Hanevi’im and Shivtei Yisrael streets. Info and registration: Miriam 054-521-6933. NIS 50.

MIXED BAG Feldenkrais for Healthy Backs – See Monday’s listings.

FRIDAY 14
MUSIC Nino Biton – The singer, oud and banjo player performs Andalusian music with accompanying musicians.

• 2 p.m. at Avram Bar-Café, 97 Jaffa Rd. Info: 077-445-0701. Free.


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