Capital Calender

Find out what is going on in Jerusalem this week (December 17 to 23)

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
December 22, 2010 10:59
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17 FRIDAY
MUSIC
Metal at the Submarine – The Rotted (UK), The Fading, Phantom Pain and Fearless Integrity. • 8:30 p.m. at the Yellow Submarine, 13 Rehov Harechavim. Info: 679-4040; www.yellowsubmarine.org.il.

NIS 65/70/75.

Excentra – Rock and blues standards from Jerusalem. • 10 p.m. at the Blaze Live Rock Bar, 23 Rehov Hillel. Info: 054-816-5488. No cover charge.

Music at the Zoo – Upbeat rock and swing with Sherock at the Biblical zoo. • 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Info: 675-0111.

Classics at Castel – The new Moshe Castel Museum hosts a concert in conjunction with the center for the absorption of immigrant artists, featuring works by Grieg, Dvorak and Neapolitan songs. • 12:30 p.m. at the Moshe Castel Museum, Ma’aleh Adumim. Info and reservations: 054-474-4799; 535-7000. NIS 60 (includes entrance to the museum).

Excellence – Piano masterpieces performed by young master pianists. • 12 noon at the Ein Kerem Music Center. Info: 641-4250; www.einkeremusicenter.org.il. NIS 25/35.

COMEDY Kalabat Shabbat – Jacky Levi and friends satirize current events while connecting them to the weekly Torah portion. • 11 a.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Avenue. Info: 621-5900. NIS 20/50.

TALKS Cultural Encounters – A discussion with Prof. Avigdor Shinan and Prof. Yair Zakovitch about their new books. In Hebrew. • 10 a.m. at the Rivka Crown Hall, Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il. NIS 125.

FAMILY Botanical Gardens – The University botanical gardens invites the public to tour the gardens and participate in an array of activities. • From 9 a.m – 3 p.m. Info: 679-4012/3. Free.

Where is Mrs. Gabbai? – This unique show takes children through the streets of Yemin Moshe in search of Mrs Gabbai. For ages 4 and up. In Hebrew. • 1 p.m. at 5 Rehov Emille Botta in the parking lot next to Yemin Moshe (on the side of the King David Hotel). Info: www.traintheater.co.il/english/program; 561-8514.

Elephant Show – Come and see the elephant trainers as they introduce you to the zoo’s elephants and let you feed them from your hands. Weather permitting. • 1:30 p.m. at the Biblical Zoo.

Info: www.jerusalemzoo.org.il/len/apage/11021.php; 675-0111.

18 SATURDAY MUSIC The Magical Mystery Tour – A salute to the Beatles, with Oron Korichuner, vocals and guitar; Ofer Pop, bass and vocals; Chico Feldman, guitar and vocals; Kobi Sandhaos, keyboard and vocals; and Aspis Reys on Drums. • 10 p.m. at the Yellow Submarine, 13 Rehov Harechavim. Info: 679-4040; www.yellowsubmarine.org.il.

NIS 50/55/60.

Din Din Aviv – One of the most colorful performers in Israel presents a rich experience in rhythm and movement, and will discuss her influences and background. With Harel Shachal, wind instruments; Yaniv Taichman, guitar. In Hebrew. • 10 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Ave. Info: 621-5900.

Musical Winter at Abu Ghosh – Handel’s “Messiah” with Hadas Faran, soprano; Avital Deri, alto; Eitan Drori, tenor; Yair Polishook, bass; and the Upper Galilee Regional Choir and an instrumental ensemble. • 12 noon at Kiryat Ye’arim Church, Abu Gosh. Info: 623- 7000. NIS 120.

Brahms – Vera Vaidman, violin and viola, and Emanuel Krasovsky, piano, perform three Brahms sonatas. • 11 a.m. at the Ein Kerem Music Center. Info: 641-4250; www.einkeremusicenter.org.il. NIS 60/75.

Latin Music – The Bilongo Band plays divers Latin music. • 12 noon at the Latrun Monastery. Info and reservations: 535-6954; 052- 326-5915. NIS 80.

James – Country, rock and folk hits. • 10 p.m. at the Blaze Live Rock Bar, 23 Rehov Hillel. Info: 054-816-5488.

No cover charge.

Kool Klezmer – Live nigunim of old, hassidic melodies, Yiddish songs, Carlebach nigunim and more. • 9 p.m. at Yung YiDiSH, 52 Rehov Yermiyahu. Info: 500- 1395; 03-687-4433. NIS 30/40.

D 3 Redikalz – Rock. • 10:30 p.m. at Mike’s Place, 33 Jaffa Rd. Info: 054-531-3255. No cover charge.

COMEDY Jerusalem Blend – With Benji Lovitt and Kandi Abelson. • 9 p.m. at the 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 (includes a free drink).

THEATER The Track to Damascus – On the backdrop of Mandatory Palestine a twisted plot unfolds about a story of betrayal, forbidden love and the underground. In Hebrew with Russian subtitles. • 8:30 p.m. at the Sherover Theater, Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il. NIS 200.

Metuko’s House – A surreal show full of longing, song, clowning and physical theater based on the best of the Ethiopian-Israeli Hulogab Theatre tradition. • 8:30 p.m. at The Lab, 28 Derech Hebron. Info: 629-2000. NIS 48-60.

TALKS From Creation to Obama, The Story of the Jewish People – Rabbi Berel Wein discusses King David. • 8 p.m.

at Beit Knesset Hanassi, 24 Rehov Ussishkin. Info: 052- 833-9560. NIS 15/20; free for students.

DANCE Contra Dancing – Line-dancing to live Irish, British and Appalachian music provided by the Hazel Hill String Band. No experience or partner needed, all ages welcome.

• 8:30 p.m. at the east Talpiot Matnas, 13 Rehov Olei Hagardom. Info: jerusalemcontra@yahoo.com; http://www.myspace.com/hazelhillstringband. NIS 40/50.

FAMILY Marzipan Fairy – Come and see the Train Theater production of Marzipan Fairy, a puppet theater production.

For ages 3-7, in Hebrew. • 11 a.m. at the Train Theater, Liberty Bell Park. Info: www.traintheater.co.il/english/program; 561-8514. NIS 40.

Magical Store – Screening of the Natalie Portman and Dustin Hoffman movie about toys that come to life, as well as a workshop about the secrets of making movies.

• 11 a.m. at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, 11 Derech Hebron. Info: www.jer-cin.org.il; 565-4333. NIS 36.

MIXED BAG Memorial Event – Amit Women pay tribute to Blossom Reutlinger z”l, past co-president of Amit Women. The evening will feature speeches by Rabbi Chanoch Yeres, Mrs. Gloria Menzin Taubes and members of Blossom’s family. • 8 p.m. at the Israel Center, 22 Rehov Keren Hayesod. Info and reservations: 673-8360.

19 SUNDAY MUSIC Classics on a Personal Level – A concert with explanation, featuring pianist Estherit Beltzan and the Ra’anana symphony orchestra, conducted by Daiv Zaveh. In Hebrew. • 8 p.m. in the Henry Crown Auditorium, Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il. NIS 120.

Sounds in Ardon – Nurit Galron and Gil Shohat perform classical pieces along with Israeli classics. • 8:30 p.m. at the National Library, Givat Ram. Info: www.nli.org.il; 658-5072. Free.

Open Jam Session – Rock and roll. • 10 p.m. at the Blaze Live Rock Bar, 23 Rehov Hillel. Info: 054-816- 5488.

THEATER The Dance Caller – A one-man play, starring Eitan Harari about a dance caller trying to make a name for himself. Followed by a discussion with Dr. Gadi Lubin on psychological and ethical dilemmas that face soldiers in the army. In Hebrew. • 8:30 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Ave. Info: 621-5900. NIS 30/60.

Judge! The Song of Devora – A musical by Raise Your Spirits Theatre, for women only. • 8:15 p.m. at the Gush Etzion community center. Info and tickets: www.raiseyourspirits.

org; 052-771-0659; 052-790-6864. Buses: 054- 944-8249. Repeat performance on Dec.26.

DANCE The David Parson Dance Company – The US dance group is a hot name in the New York dance scene, and will be performing six works of the group’s repertoire with diverse musical themes. • 8:30 p.m. at the Sherover Theater, Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il. NIS 169/229.

FAMILY Festigal – Musical comedy for children. Meet characters from Arutz Hayeladim. • 3:45 and 7 p.m. at the Jerusalem International Convention Center. Info and tickets: 655-8558; *6226; www.iccjer.co.il. NIS 210 (special offers for HOT customers).

20 MONDAY MUSIC Andralamoussia – The Jerusalem-based international ensemble combines several musical styles – Jewish, Balkan, Arab, rock, jazz, and more – to create a unique sound. • 9 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Ave.

Info: 621-5900. NIS 20/50.

Etnahta – The National Kibbutz Choir and others.

Featuring Ramirez’s “Our Christmas” and South American folk songs. • 5 p.m. (tickets distributed from 4 p.m.) at the Henry Crown Auditorium, Jerusalem Theatre. Info: 560-5757.

Afternoon Classics – Pianist Dorel Golan performs works by Chopin and Liszt. • 1:15 p.m. in Room 2715 of the humanities building, Mount Scopus campus of Hebrew University. Free.

Music Workshop – Workshop for violinists and chamber ensembles with György Pauk (UK). • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Jerusalem Music Center, Mishkenot Sha’ananim. Info: 624-1041. Free.

COMEDY Comedy and Poetry Open Mic – This is your chance to be on stage or just have a good time and enjoy the performers. • 10 p.m. at the Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, near Hamashbir). Info and reservations: 050- 875-5688. One drink minimum.

THEATER Trat Trat – Meaning “I’ll tell a story” in Amharic, is a performance made up of folk tales from the perspective of the immigrant and the foreigner. • 8 p.m. at The Lab, 28 Derech Hebron. Info: 629-2000. NIS 48-60.

TALKS Cultural Encounters – On joy and the meaning of life, with Dr. Tamar Eilat-Guri, discussing Kierkegaard. • 7:30 p.m. in the Rivka Crown Auditorium, Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il. NIS 125.

TOUR Tour With Jack – Rebuilding Jewish Jerusalem, from 1267-1860. With licensed guide Jack Cadranel. • 1:30 p.m. just outside the Zion Gate. Info and registration: 054-647-8955; tourwithjack@gmail.com. NIS 60 plus NIS 10 site fee.

Getting to Know the Shuk – Join Sybil Kaplan as she shows you the insider’s scoop to the Shuk, and the best places to get sufganiyot. • 9:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. Info and registration (required): 566-1181. NIS 35/45.

FAMILY Nature Museum Story-Time – Stories about nature, a petting zoo and an art workshop. For ages 3-7. In Hebrew. • 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Nature Museum, 6 Rehov Mohaliver. Info: 563-1116.

Big Art for Little Artists – A series of meetings with Michal Kerer; with storytelling to inspire children to create their own works of art. • 4:30 p.m. ages 4-6; 5:30 p.m. ages 7-9 at The Israel Museum. Info: 670-8811. NIS 25/30.

Festigal – See Sunday’s listings.

MIXED BAG Women’s Only Karaoke – Monday is girl’s night out.

Join the jewels of Jerusalem in karaoke, kumzits, and creativity. • 7 p.m. at the Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, near Hamashbir). Info and reservations: 050- 875-5688. NIS 15 (includes a free drink).

21 TUESDAY MUSIC A Sea of Sounds – The Israeli Camerata Orchestra, conducted by Avner Biron, performs works by Haydn, Beethoven and others. • 8:30 p.m. in the Henry Crown Auditorium, Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il. NIS 165.

Jazz at the Submarine – Featuring Kedulah, a combination of western jazz and blues music with oriental motifs. • 9:30 p.m. at the Yellow Submarine, 13 Rehov Harechavim. Info: 679-4040; www.yellowsubmarine.org.il. Free.

Evyatar Banai – Banai gives new life to familiar songs and will also premier five new songs. • 10 p.m. at The Lab, 28 Derech Hebron. Info: 629-2000. NIS 95/105.

Violin Recital – Violinist Yehonatan Berick performs works by Paganini. • 8 p.m. at the Jerusalem Music Center, Mishkenot Sha’ananim. NIS 50/60.

Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra – Works by Telemann and Bach. • 8:30 p.m. at the Jerusalem YMCA, 26 King David St. Info: 623-7000. NIS 105/125.

Open Mic – With Mike Perry, Jerusalem’s King of the Open Mic. Enjoy late night professional and amateur singing with your friends. • Sign up at 10 p.m., show begins at 10:30 p.m. at the Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, near Hamashbir). Info and reservations: 050- 875-5688. One drink minimum.

Botz – Israeli Rock. • 10 p.m. at the Blaze Live Rock Bar, 23 Rehov Hillel. Info: 054-816-5488. No cover charge.

THEATER Six Characters Search for a Creator – Six characters burst onto the stage and demand to have the director and actors perform their personal drama. • 8:30 p.m.

in the Sherover Hall, Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: www.jerusalem-theatre.

co.il. NIS 200.

DANCE Red and Black Flamenco Festival – An evening of original works that combine flamenco with a variety of art forms. With Tania Vinokur, Carmel Natan Sheli, the Israeli Flamenco troupe Compas, Neta Shizef, Sharon Sagi and Segal Ziv. • 8:30 p.m. at Beit Shmuel, 6 Rehov Shama. Info and reservations: 620-3461.

TALKS The Slaughtered Cow – Parapsychology: The cow finds her sixth sense, associates with soothsayers, and sees the future. With Yair Lehman and Inbal Lori. In Hebrew. • 10 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Ave.

Info: 621-5900.

Historical Events Through the Eyes of the Camera – World War I and its memory in French culture, with Dr. Dennis Shavit. In Hebrew. • 10 a.m. in the Rivka Crown Auditorium, Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: www.jerusalem-theatre.

co.il. NIS 120.

FAMILY Wonders of the World – A workshop that helps children appreciate the wonderful world we live in. For children ages 5 - 9 (without parental accompaniment).

• 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. at the AACI, 2 Rehov Poalei Tzedek (corner of Pierre Koenig, opposite Hadar Mall).

Info and registration (required): 566-1181. NIS 20/25.

The Spiffiest Giant in Town – Shachar Marom’s object-theater enactment of Julia Donaldson’s book.

For ages 4 -8. In Hebrew. • 5 p.m. at The Israel Museum.

Info: 670-8811, NIS 15.

MIXED BAG Aliya Celebration – A full dairy lunch, with a musical performance by Robert Binder. • 12:30 p.m. at Bet Hachavera, 10 Rehov Shalom Aleichem. Info and reservations (required): 625-7962. NIS 100 (proceeds go towards Na’amat daycare centers).

22 WEDNESDAY MUSIC The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra – Conducted by Daniel Cohen, performing works by Mozart, Strauss and Schumann. • 8 p.m. in the Henry Crown Auditorium, Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il. NIS 170.

Classics from Italy – The Giovanile Italiana Orchestra will perform a special concert with guest singer Mira Awad, featuring Nicola Paszkowski as conductor.

With works by Rossini, Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, and more. • 7 p.m. at the Jerusalem International Convention Center. Info and reservations: 054-719- 4177; concerticc@gmail.com. Free admission.

Jazz from Addis Ababa, New York and Jerusalem – With Anat Fort, piano; Abate Berihun, saxophone and vocals; and Hiwet Mekonen, vocals and percussion. • 9:30 p.m. at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, 11 Derech Hebron. Info: www.jer-cin.org.il; 565-4333. NIS 49/56/70.

Live TV Broadcast – A musical television series introducing young and original music makers in Israel. With Onili and All the Studs are with Me. In Hebrew. • 9 p.m.

at the Yellow Submarine, 13 Rehov Harechavim. Info: 679-4040; www.yellowsubmarine.org.il. Free.

Shira Z. Carmel – Mixed music styles of a fresh and original Jerusalem band. • 10 p.m. at the Blaze Live Rock Bar, 23 Rehov Hillel. Info: 054-816-5488. No cover charge.

Kobs – Acoustic rock. • 10:30 p.m. at Mike’s Place. 33 Jaffa Rd. No cover charge.

COMEDY Stand-up Marathon with Open Mic – Host Edan Mizrachi takes the new comedians of Israel to the stage.

In Hebrew. • 10 p.m. at the Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, near Hamashbir). Info and reservations: 050-875-5688. NIS 20.

THEATER Promises – A play based on the Thomas Mann novel Joseph and His Brothers, which tells the love stories of Jacob and Rachel as well as Joseph and the wife of Potiphar. In Hebrew. • 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Khan Theatre, 2 Rehov David Remez. Info: 671-8281; www.new.khan.co.il.

Six Characters Search for a Creator – See Tuesday’s listings.

TALKS Informal – Israeli artists discuss music and culture.

With Daniel Solomon. In Hebrew. • 9 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Ave. Info: 621-5900. NIS 20/60.

Biblical Figures and their Transformation in Islam – With Prof. Moshe Sharon of Hebrew University. In Hebrew. • 7:30 p.m. at the Bible Lands Museum, 25 Rehov Granot. Info: 561-1066; www.blmj.org. Free with admission to the museum.

Bikur Cholim Hospital Fundraiser – Perrie Nordlicht will speak about the commandments: “0 Mitzvot, 7 Mitzvot, or 613 Mitzvot.” • 1:30 p.m. at the Israel Center, 22 Rehov Keren Hayesod. NIS 15.

TOURS Tour With Jack – The Temple Mount, with licensed guide Jack Cadranel. • 8:00 a.m. just inside the Dung Gate. Info and registration: 054-647-8955; tourwithjack@ gmail.com. NIS 60.

FAMILY Zaza’s Friends – The Holon Mediatheque Theatre performs a Ronit Chacham play based on Five witches went for a walk and Magic Nights. For ages 3-6. In Hebrew. • 5 p.m. in the Rivka Crown Auditorium, Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il. NIS 90.

Community Gardening – Come and play an important role in the upkeep of the Shimrit Gardens. Learn to plant, create paths and tend the beautiful garden. For adults and kids of all ages. • 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. behind 53 Rehov Hizkiyahu Hamelech, next to San Simon Park. Free.

MIXED BAG Furniture Workshop – Create unique, usable furniture out of recycled cardboard. • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Merkaz Edna, 37 Pierre Koenig Street (2 Poalei Tzedek Street), across from the Hadar Mall. Info: 050-7706099.

23 THURSDAY MUSIC Erez Lev Ari – A new performance to mark the release of Lev Ari’s second album, Argaman. • 10 p.m. at the Yellow Submarine, 13 Rehov Harechavim. Info: 679- 4040; www.yellowsubmarine.org.il. NIS 70/75/80.

Makeover – Cover band from Gush Dan performing rockin’ danceable tunes. • 10 p.m. at the Blaze Live Rock Bar, 23 Rehov Hillel. Info: 054-816-5488. No cover charge.

Kabolas Shabbes – The Jerusalem Klezmer Association invites you to an evening of tchulent, klezmer music and a good atmosphere. • 9 p.m. at Yung YiDiSH, 52 Rehov Yermiyahu. Info and reservations: 500-1395; 052-287-9123.

COMEDY Tour of Funny through the Holy Land – What your tour guide didn’t tell you, with David Kilimnick. • 8:30 p.m. at the 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 (includes a free drink).

Stand-up Marathon – Israel ’s Finest comedians perform with Jerusalem’s Eidan Mizrachi, David Kilimnick, Rami Dagan and more. In Hebrew. • 10:30 p.m. at the Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, near Hamashbir).

Info and reservations: 050-875-5688. NIS 35/45 (includes a free drink).

THEATER Six Characters Search for a Creator – See Tuesday’s listings.

TALKS The Greater the Man, the Greater His Drives – On the fear of insanity underlying inner drives and creativity as reflected in Talmudic narratives. With Dr.

Ruchama Weiss and clinical psychologist Avner Hacohen. In Hebrew. • 8:30 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Ave. Info: 621-5900.

ART ViP 12 – An evening of performance and video art. • 8 p.m. at the Ticho House, 7 Rehov Harav Kook. Info: 624-4186; 624-5068. Free.


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