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Concert to benefit residents of North
In an effort to bring together Jerusalem residents and displaced residents of the North, Torat Reva Yerushalayim has organized a special concert featuring the music of Simply Tsfat. The show is set to take place Thursday at 8 p.m. at Kehillat Yedidya in Jerusalem's Baka neighborhood, and costs NIS 30 for members of the general public. Admission will be free for residents of the North upon presentation of valid I.D., with all proceeds raised from the concert directed toward helping families in northern Israel.
Simply Tsfat is a band made up of three Breslev Hassidim, two Israeli and one American. The band hopes to "spread the joy and inspiration of Breslev Hassidim and to bring a breath of fresh air â€¦ from our home, the mystical city of Safed," an organizer said. - Nathaniel Rosen
Children's theater at Suzanne Dellal
Now in its 16th year, the Kessem shel Agada (Magical Myths) children's theater festival will present 24 performances August 22-24 in all three halls of the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv. Among the 12 plays on offer are four premieres. Yoffy and Toffy from the Shaketak company tells the story of a little boy who recovers his lost drumming gifts with the aid of two dream friends just in time for the school show (for children three to eight years of age). The Matmon Theater will present Eretz Giborei Hapereh, based on Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, about a naughty little boy whose imagination peoples a fantastical world (ages three to nine). Dina Telem will stage Lama Ze v'Eyfo (Why and Where), a dance theater piece about a naturalist who's lost her trousers (ages three to 10). Aba Taraf Namer (Daddy Ate the Tiger) is one of three puppet plays from Jerusalem's Train Theater (ages four to eight). Other shows on offer include Two Ladies and a Pepper (ages four to seven) and The Marzipan Fairy (ages three to seven). There's also storytelling and lots of free shows on the Dellal Center plaza that include circus acts, songs from the Young Tel Avivians and appearances by stars from children's TV. - Helen Kaye
New sounds at Tower of David
The Tower of David Museum has launched its latest project, an unconventional outdoor event called Soundscapes. Staged in the museum's courtyard, Soundscapes mixes colorful art, lighting and the sounds of 30 instruments to create an ever-changing environment in which patrons can stroll the museum grounds. Set against the ancient backdrop of the museum and the Old City, the installation is the creation of local artists Yaal Tevet and Roy Roth, with the music specially created by Didi Fire. Soundscapes is open to the public Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings between 7 and 11 p.m., and on Saturday evenings between sundown and 11 p.m. Tickets range in price between NIS 20 and 40. - Nathan Burstein