CAPITAL CALENDAR / DECEMBER 24 – 30

Ruddigore – Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, presented by Encore! Educational Theatre Company.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
December 27, 2010 13:44
Ruddigore

Ruddigore 521. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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The deadline for submissions is THURSDAY, 8 DAYS PRIOR TO PUBLICATION AT 4 P.M. Events are in English unless otherwise noted.

24 FRIDAY

MUSIC

Hallelujah Concert and Tour – In honor of Christmas, the Musica Aeterna Choir will perform a combination of liturgical music and texts from the New Testament, together with Russian folk music. Following the concert there will be a guided tour through the Old City focused on Christmas. • 11 a.m. at the Tower of David Museum, Old City. Info and reservations: 626- 5333. NIS 65/80.

Hullegeb Ethiopian-Israeli Arts Festival – Kudus Kudus: The sacred songs of Ethiopian Jewry. • 11 a.m. at the Confederation House, 12 Rehov Emil Botta. Info: 624-5206. NIS 49/56/70.

Classics at Castel –The Millennium Ensemble plays Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.” • 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).

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

Ofer Golani’s Band – Achotcha (Your Sister), rock and blues. • 10 p.m. at the Blaze Live Rock Bar, 23 Rehov Hillel. Info: 054-816-5488. No cover charge.

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.

TOURS

JPOST VIDEOS THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU:


Old Katamon – An introduction to the people, places and events that shaped the neighborhood, with Helen Cohn. • 9:30 a.m. outside the “OneFamily” building on Rehov Kovshei Katamon. Info and registration (required, no later than Thursday): 054-308-1150. NIS 60.

CHILDREN

Behind the Scenes at the Zoo – A behind the scenes tour of the monkey area. In Hebrew. • The Biblical Zoo. Info and reservations (required): 675- 0130; www.jerusalemzoo.org.il/len/apage/11021.php.

25 SATURDAY

MUSIC

Christmas Classics in Ein Kerem – Yevgeni Shatzky, double bass and Marianna Sorkin, harpsichord, perform works by Bach, Handel, Corelli and Vivaldi. • 11 a.m. at the Toya Elias Hall, Ein Kerem Music Center, Ein-Kerem. Info: 641-4250. NIS 60/75.

Jazz – Leonid Ptashka and the Jazz Stars. • 12 noon at the Latrun Monastery. Info: 535-6954; 052-326-5915. NIS 100.

Vivaldi – Works by Vivaldi with Maria Joffee, soprano; Naama Goldstein, mezzo; the Israel Chamber Choir (of Tivon) and the Jerusalem Festival Orchestra, conducted by Yael Wagner- Avital. • 12 noon at the St. Vincent de Paul Church. Info: 535-6954; 052-326-5915. NIS 120.

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

Fishiboom – Christmas party with funny covers and original material. • 10 p.m. at the Blaze Live Rock Bar, 23 Rehov Hillel. Info: 054-816-5488. No cover.

Yehu Yaron – Up and coming Israeli basist, with Ruth Dolores Weiss. • 10 p.m. at the Yellow Submarine, 13 Rehov Harechavim. Info: 679-4040. NIS 30/35/40.

Noam Rotem – Acclaimed star of the underground rock scene and former lead singer of Kerah 9 serves up a new performance combining songs from his previous albums with a glimpse of his forthcoming album, and discusses his musical influences. In Hebrew. • 10 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Avenue. Info and reservations: 621-5900. NIS 30/50.

COMEDY

Jerusalem Comedy Blend – Hani Skutch, Pinchas Levinson and more. • 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).

TALKS

From Creation to Obama, The Story of the Jewish People – King Solomon, with Rabbi Berel Wein. • 8 p.m. at Beit Knesset Hanassi, 24 Rehov Ussishkin. Info: 052- 833-9560. NIS 15/20; free for students.

CHILDREN

The Little Mermaid – The spectacular Israeli production of Disney’s delightful musical. For ages 3-8. In Hebrew. • 6:30 p.m. at the Sherover Hall, Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il. NIS 189.

Cubes Circus – How many cubes does the princess wear? Is the clown’s nose round or square? And how would you train a cube dog? An inventive performance without words combining puppetry, plastic art and Dance Theater. Ages 4+. In Hebrew. • 11 a.m. at the Train Theater, Liberty Bell Park. Info: www.traintheater.co.il; 561-8514. NIS 40.

MIXED BAG

Not Final – Television personality and writer Yair Lapid joins with singer/song-writer Rami Kleinstein and Tamir Harpaz in an evening of monologues and songs from their broad ranging repertoires. In Hebrew. • 9 p.m. at the Rebecca Crown auditorium, Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info: www.Jerusalem-theatre.co.il. NIS 129.

26 SUNDAY

MUSIC

Guests at the Centre – Master classes for pianists with Arieh Vardi. • 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Jerusalem Music Center, Mishkenot Sha’ananim. Info: 624-1041. Free.

THEATER

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 reservations: www.raiseyourspirits.org; 052-771-0659; 052-790-6864. Buses: 054-944-8249.

TALKS

Vegetarian Ideology and Compassion for Animals in Jewish Sources – With Dr. Yael Shemesh of Bar-Ilan University. In Hebrew. • 7 p.m. at Ginger, the Vegetarian Community Center, 8 Rehov Balfour. Info: 566-5737. NIS 15.

CHILDREN

The Little Mermaid – See Saturday’s listings. • 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

27 MONDAY

MUSIC

Monday Afternoon Classics – The Jerusalem piano quintet: Anita Kamien, piano; Yevgenia Pikovsky and Elyakum Salzman, violins; Dmitry Rattoush, viola and Kirill Mihanovsky, cello. Works by Brahms. • 1:15 p.m. in room 2715 in the Humanities Building, Mount Scopus campus of Hebrew University. Free.

Etnahta – Pianist Alon Goldstein performs works by Schumann, Brahms and others. • 5 p.m. (tickets distributed from 4 p.m.) at the Henry Crown auditorium, Jerusalem Theatre. Info: 560-5757.

Na’am – Original music created through improvisation, listening, and multidimensional dialogue among the Arab, Jewish, and Western worlds. With Nour Akkawi, oud; Mati Bobek; clarinet and Adva Schwebel, guitar. • 10 a.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Avenue. Info: 621-5900. NIS 20/40. Guests at the Centre – See Sunday’s listings. • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

THEATER

Madame Rosa – Based on the novel by Romain Gary (Emile Ajar), about an aging, retired Jewish prostitute and Auschwitz survivor, who takes care of Momo, a young Arab boy on the verge of adolescence. In Hebrew. • 8:30 p.m. at the Sherover Hall, Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info: www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il.

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.

TALKS

Celebrating Agnon – Stories about S.Y. Agnon, with journalist Hanoch Daum and psychologist Dr. Yitzhak Harari. With music by the Atar Trio. In Hebrew. • 8:30 p.m. at the Yellow Submarine, 13 Rehov Harechavim. Info: 679-4040. NIS 40/50.

The Mythic Story of Exodus – With Rabbi Prof. David Hartman, on how the different interpretations of the mythic story of the Exodus shape our vision of Jewish history. • 8 p.m. at the Shalom Hartman Institute, 11 Rehov Gedalyahu Alon. Info and reservations: www.hartman.org.il; shi@shi.org.il; 567-5337. NIS 10/20.

Conspiracies Throughout History – Was there a connection between the assassinations of Lincoln and JFK? • 4 p.m. at the AACI, 2 Rehov Poalei Tzedek (corner of Pierre Koenig, opposite Hadar Mall). Info and registration: 566-1181. NIS 30/40.

TOURS

Tour With Jack – The Via Dolorosa and church of the holy sepulcher. A tour with licensed guide Jack Cadranel. • 1:30 p.m. just inside the Dung Gate. Info and reservations: 054-647-8955; tourwithjack@gmail.com. NIS 60.

FAMILY

Nature Museum Storytime – Stories about nature, with a petting zoo and art workshop. For ages 3-7. In Hebrew. • 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Nature Museum, 6 Rehov Mohliver. Info: 563-1116. NIS 20.

Big Art for Little Artists – A series of meetings with Michal Kerer. • 4:30 p.m. ages 4-6, 5:30 p.m. ages 7-9 at The Israel Museum. Info: 670-8811. NIS 25/30.

MIXED BAG

It’s a Bargain – Sybil Kaplan tells you about the best bargains in Jerusalem. New bargains each month! • 9:30 a.m. Info and registration: 566-1181. NIS 30/40.

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).

28 TUESDAY

MUSIC

Youth at the Center – The Fragment Ensemble performs works by Schoenberg, Leo Smit and Beethoven. • 5 p.m. at the Jerusalem Music Center, Mishkenot Sha’ananim. Free.

Avishai Darash – Jazz. • 9:30 p.m. at the Yellow Submarine. 13 Rehov Harechavim. Info: 679-4040. No cover.

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 beings 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.

THEATER

Ruddigore – Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, presented by Encore! Educational Theatre Company. • 8 p.m. at the Hirsch Theatre, Beit Shmuel, 6 Rehov Shama. Info and reservations: www.Encore-etc.com; 620-3463.

The Odd Couple – The Neil Simon comedy about two divorced men who try sharing an apartment. With Eli Yatzpan, Shmulik Levi, Yacov Cohen and more. In Hebrew. • 8:30 p.m. at the Sherover theatre, Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il. NIS 200.

TALKS

Historical Hebrew Journalism – To mark the establishment of the historical Hebrew journalism website, Nahum Barnea, Yoram Peri, Prof. Zohar Shavit, Ido Disontzik, Gil Hovav and Prof. Yaron Tzur will discuss Hebrew journalism. In Hebrew. • 7 p.m. at the National Library, Givat Ram.

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.

Talking Poetry – A poetry reading organized by Itai Akirab and Amir Menasheof, with poets Odeia Ganor, Meytar Moran, Eliaz Segal and Amir Sagiv. Music by Yehonatan Yehuda. In Hebrew. • 7 p.m. at Tmol Shilshom, 5 Rehov Yoel Solomon. Info: 623-2758.

The Dead Sea Scrolls – A temple library, a Jerusalem library, or a sectarian library? With Dr. Adolfo Roitman. • 5:30 p.m. at the Shrine of the Book Auditorium, Israel Museum. Free.

CHILDREN

Wonders of the World – A workshop that helps children appreciate the wonderful world we live in. For 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.

Cinderella – Story and recycled art with Telma Schultz, inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale. Ages 4 – 8. • 5 p.m. at The Israel Museum. Info: 670-8811. NIS 15.

MIXED BAG

Communal Vegan Potluck Meal – Join our monthly vegan potluck dinner. Bring a vegan dish (no meat, fish, eggs, milk, or honey) or just yourself and your friends for an evening of eating and socializing. • 8 p.m. at Ginger, the Vegetarian Community Center, 8 Rehov Balfour. Info: 566-5737. Free.

29 WEDNESDAY

MUSIC

Jerusalem Symphony –Conducted by Yeruham Scharovsky, with works by Berlioz, Fauré, Saint-Saëns and Rimsky-Korsakov. • 8 p.m. at the Henry Crown Auditorium, Jerusalem Theater. Info and reservations: 1-700-70-4000, 561-1498/9.

Viva Eterna – Soloists of the Aeterna Opera perform works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and others. • 8 p.m. at the Harmony Hall Cultural Center, 27 Rehov Hillel. Info: 621-1777; 054-474-4799.

Ben Draima – Acoustic performance of modern rock ballads. • 8 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 25 (includes a drink).

Elastic Band – Rock, reggae, folk, blues, jazz and funk tunes. • 10 p.m. at the Blaze Live Rock Bar, 23 Rehov Hillel. Info: 054-816-5488. No cover charge.

Chen Adiv – Acoustic rock. • 10:30 p.m. at Mike’s Place, 33 Jaffa Road. Info: 054-531-3255. No cover charge.

THEATER

Ruddigore – See Tuesday’s listings.

The Odd Couple – See Tuesday’s listings.

COMEDY

Woman, Food, Drinks and a Man – Sexologist Dr. Tzachi Ben Zion presents his program about sex, our small and large issues, and how to cope with them, in a serious yet funny event. In Hebrew. • 9 p.m. at the Rebecca Crown auditorium, Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: www.jerusalemtheatre. co.il. NIS 150.

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.

TALKS

Jesus of Nazareth – His many images in early Christianity and modern research. With Dr. Serge Ruzer of the 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.

Synagogue Art – Rabbi Dr. Ari Zivotofsky and Dr. Ari Greenspan on “The synagogues of your grandparents: A view of shuls of a forgotten world.” • 7 p.m. at the Israel Center, 22 Rehov Keren Hayesod. Info: synartres@gmail.com; 052-734-6326. NIS 10.

Seniors Lecture – Popular speaker and political commentator, Art Braunstein, will speak on the “Chosen People Against Anti-Semitism.” • 11 a.m. at the AACI, 2 Rehov Poalei Tzedek (corner of Pierre Koenig, opposite Hadar Mall). NIS 5.

TOURS

Tour With Jack – The battle for the Jewish quarter: 1948 and 1967. A walking tour with licensed guide Jack Cadranel.• 9:30 a.m. just outside the Zion Gate. Info and registration: 054-647-8955; tourwithjack@gmail.com. NIS 60 plus NIS10 site fee.

FAMILY

Community Gardening – Come and play an important role in the upkeep of the Shimrit Gardens. Learn to plant, creates paths and tend to 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.

30 THURSDAY

MUSIC

Italy in Jerusalem – Concert arias from Rossini’s operas accompanied by a screening of the short film “La Gazza Ladra,” an opera overture animated by Emanuele Luzzati. • 8 p.m. at the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art, 27 Rehov Hillel. Info: 624-1610.

Chamber Music – Yaron Rosenthal, piano; Roi Shiloah, violin and Ariel Tushinsky, cello; with Avery Levitan on viola, perform works by Schubert and Schumann. • 8:30 p.m. at the Jerusalem YMCA, 26 King David Street. Info: 623-4347. NIS 110/130.

Moshe Lahav – The Big Tisch: Israeli songs and the inspiration behind them. • 10 p.m. at the Yellow Submarine. 13 Rehov Harechavim. Info: 052-599- 9244. NIS 60/70.

Tirtza Atar: Ode to a Woman – Marking the publication of All the Lights Went Out at Once, the show gives a glimpse into the world of a diverse artist who, in her short life, wrote and published poetry, children’s books, and translations of plays. Musical direction and piano: Yochai Bloom. In Hebrew. • 8:30 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Avenue. Info: 621-5900. NIS 20/50.

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.

Ritalin – Rock covers. • 10 p.m. at the Blaze Live Rock Bar, 23 Rehov Hillel. Info: 054-816-5488. No Cover Charge.

THEATER

Ruddigore – See Tuesday’s listings. • 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

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).

TALKS

From Dating to Marriage – Create more love in your life. A workshop for singles with Rabbi Yehoshua Rubin, M.S. dating coach. • 8 p.m. at Tal Torah, 43 Rehov Emek Refaim. Info: 566-5403; taltorah@ gmail.com; www.taltorah.org.

“I Came Upon Trouble and Sorrow and Invoked the Name of the Lord” – Talmudic narratives and psychological theories trace the connection between melancholy and creativity. • 8:30 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Avenue. Info: 621-5900.

DANCE

Kyr/Zina 2010 – Choreographed by Ohad Naharin, the performance marks Naharin’s 20th year in the Batsheva Dance Company, and includes 16 dancers of the ensemble. • 8:30 p.m. at the Sherover theatre, Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il. NIS 160.

Boogie – DJs Tomer OptiMystic and Noa Zulu play live didgeridoo and trance music. • 9:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. at the Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info: 052-860-8084; www.boogienights.co.il/. NIS 40/50.

MIXED BAG

Food and Music – Vegan pizza and sausages plus a musical jam session. • 7 p.m. at Ginger, the Vegetarian Community Center, 8 Rehov Balfour. Info: 566-5737. NIS 25 or individual donation.

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