Capital Calendar: June 17-24

Billy Cobham, the Panamanian American jazz drummer, composer and bandleader, performs music from his new album Palindrome.

Billy Cobham (photo credit: Courtesy)
Billy Cobham
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Information on events in and around Jerusalem may be submitted to INJERUSALEMEVENTS@GMAIL.COM, or mailed to In Jerusalem, PO Box 81, 91000 Jerusalem. Please indicate “Capital Calendar” clearly on all submissions. The deadline for submissions is THURSDAY, 8 DAYS PRIOR TO PUBLICATION AT 4 P.M. Events are in English unless otherwise noted.
FRIDAY 17
MUSIC
Excellence Series – Winners of the piano solo competition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. • 12 noon at the Ein Kerem Music Center. Info and reservations: 641-4250. NIS 25/35.
Rock Kabalat Shabbat – The University Botanical Gardens hosts Israeli rockers Alon Oliarchik and Efraim Shamir. • 4:30 p.m. at the University Botanical Gardens, Givat Ram. Info and reservations: 648-0059. NIS 90/100/110.
Tales of Jerusalem – Stories and music of Jerusalem. • 4 p.m. at the Tower of David Museum, Old City. Info and reservations: 626-5333. NIS 65/80.
Nino Biton – Andalusian music. • 2 p.m. at Café Avram, 97 Jaffa Road. Info: 077-445-0701. No cover.
THEATER
The Phantom Tollbooth – The classic beloved children’s book. • 5 p.m. at the Way Off Theater, 37 Rehov Pierre Koenig (in the AACI building). Info and reservations: 054-688-0281. NIS 40/50.
COMEDY
Kalabat Shabbat – Satirical comedy tied to the weekly Torah portion. With Jackie Levy and the Incubator. In Hebrew. • 12 noon at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Avenue. Info and reservations: 621-5900. NIS 20/40.
DANCE
Three Performances – Enigma, inspired by Bach’s cello suite; CaDance, a silent and precise dance and Kridt (Chalk), an intense and provocative work.• 1 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: *6226; 623-7000. NIS 100/150/180.
TOURS
The Famous Personalities of Rehavia – With Tzvi Hillman, in Hebrew. • 9:30 a.m. Info and reservations: 625-2357. NIS 30/40.
Talbiyeh Walking Tours – See Tuesday’s listings.
MIXED BAG
Cherry Festival in Gush Etzion – Pick delicious cherries, plus many more attractions. • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Kibbutz Rosh Tzurim, Gush Etzion. Info and reservations: 941-0142. NIS 25.
Festive Community Friday Night Dinner – Young adults are invited for dinner, dessert, wine tasting and entertainment provided by comedian Benji Lovitt. • 8:30 p.m. dinner, 10:30 p.m. dessert at Beit Yehudit, 12 Rehov Emek Refaim. Info and reservations: www.jerusalemchallenge.com. NIS 50 for dinner; dessert is open to all.
12th Annual Masorti Women’s Study Day – On “Circles, Cycles and Change: Jewish Women Leading the Way.” • 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. Info: wleague@masorti.org.
18 SATURDAY

MUSIC
Classical Music – David Gregorian, cello; Alexander Sinelnikov, cello and the Jerusalem Festival Orchestra perform works by Schubert, Haydn, Bizet and Vivaldi. • 12 noon at the Latrun Monastery. Info and reservations: 535-6954. NIS 80.
The Best of Chamber Music – Vera Vaidman, violin and viola and Emanuel Krasovsky, piano, perform works by Brahms. • 12 noon at the Ein Kerem Music Center. Info and reservations: 641-4250. NIS 60/75.
Yirmi Kaplan – Discussing his childhood, career and influences. • 10 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Avenue. Info and reservations: 621-5900. NIS 30/50.
Billy Cobham – The Panamanian American jazz drummer, acclaimed as fusion’s greatest drummer, performs music from his new album Palindrome • 9 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: *6226. NIS 100/200/230.
Russian Songs – 30 years of Leah Wizotsky. • 12 noon at the Latrun Armory Museum. Info: 535-6954. NIS 100.
Chen Adiv – Acoustic rock. • 10:30 p.m. at Mike’s Place, 33 Jaffa Road. Info: 054-531-3255. No cover.
Songs from around the World – Featuring Betty Klein, harp, vocals, guitar, and Elisha Avshalom, flute, recorders, pan flute and tin whistle, performing Irish, Ladino and more musical styles. • 12:30 p.m. at Beit Jamal (near Beit Shemesh). Info: 054-474-4799.
Kool Klezmer – Live nigunim of old Yiddish songs and more. With special guests Jaap Mulder (Holland), Ruth Levin and Alexey Belaoussov and Mendy Cahan. • 10 p.m. at Yung YiDiSh, 52 Rehov Yirmiyahu. Info: 500-1395; (03) 687-4433. NIS 40/50.
Acollective – Rock, folk, country and blues with special guest Michael Greilsammer. • 10 p.m. at the Yellow Submarine, 13 Rehov Harechavim. Info and reservations: 679-4040. NIS 45/50/55.
THEATER
Molly Sweeney – The story of a blind woman and her ability to envision without sight. In Hebrew. • 9:30 p.m. at the Khan Theater, 2 Rehov David Remez. Info and reservations: 630-3600.
COMEDY
Jerusalem Blend – With Benji Lovitt, David Kilimnick and more. • 10 p.m. at the Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (down the stairs near Hamashbir). Info and reservations: 050-875-5688. NIS 40/50 (includes a free drink).
TOURS
Mount Zion – Conducted by the Jerusalem Development Authority. • 10 a.m. at Kikar Safra, 20 Jaffa Road. Info: 106; 671-5288. Free.
CHILDREN
The Dream Trackers – Learn to track dreams. In Hebrew, for ages 4 and up.• 11 a.m. at the Yemin Moshe windmill. NIS 40. Info and reservations: 561-8514.
Peter the Hare – The classic tale of naughty Peter Rabbit. In Hebrew, for ages 4 and up. • 11 a.m. at the Train Theater, Gan Hapa’amon. Info and reservations: 561-8514. NIS 45.
Dr. Molecule – Learn about science from Dr. Molecule in a fun way. In Hebrew. • 1 p.m. at the Bloomfield Science Museum. Info: 654-4888. NIS 15.
MIXED BAG
Hebrew Book Week – A wide selection of Hebrew books, children’s shows and special events. • After Shabbat – 12 midnight at Gan Hapa’amon. Info: www.sfarim.org.il.
Jerusalem Light Festival – From the Mamilla Promenade to the Old City, choose a path and see some beautiful light exhibits. • After Shabbat – 12 midnight. Info: www.lightinjerusalem.org.il.
19 SUNDAY
MUSIC
Ari Even Zur – 70’s covers. • 10 p.m. at the Blaze Bar, 23 Rehov Hillel. Info: 054-816-5488. No cover.
Natan Galili – Acoustic rock. • 10:30 p.m. at Mike’s Place, 33 Jaffa Road. Info: 531-3255. No cover.
THEATER
A Warm Family – The Cameri Theatre presents a comedy about a family dinner that becomes a battlefield.
In Hebrew with English surtitles. • 8:30 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: 560-5755. NIS 200.
COMEDY Tour of Funny through the Holy Land – With David Kilimnick, incorporating routines from his Israel-based shows. • 8 p.m. at the OU Israel Center, 22 Rehov Keren Hayesod. Info and reservations: 050- 875-5688. NIS 30/40.
FILMS
Dusk (Bein Hashmashot) – A car accident brings together the fate of protagonists from four different stories as its consequences are gradually revealed during the course of one day. In Hebrew with English subtitles. • 7 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: 560-5755. NIS 37.
CHILDREN
Create-a-Story Workshop – Children create stories inspired by the stories of renowned Israeli children’s author Leah Goldberg. Children aged 3-7 should bring their parents and grandparents. In Hebrew. • 4 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Avenue. Info: 621-5900. NIS 20 per child.
Big Art for Little Artists – Storytelling to inspire children to create their own works of art. With Michal Kerer, in Hebrew. • 4:30 p.m. (ages 4-6) and 5:30 p.m. (ages 7-9). Info and reservations: 670- 8811. NIS 25/30.

MIXED BAG
Essential Components for Optimum Health – A lecture and dinner. • 5 p.m. at Beit Ticho (tour at 4 p.m.), 9 Rehov Harav Kook. Info and reservations: 566-9367.
Hebrew Book Week – 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.; see Saturday’s listings.
Jerusalem Light Festival – 8 p.m. – 12 midnight; see Saturday’s listings.
20 MONDAY
MUSIC
Etnahta – Gil Shaham, violin; Saadia Bar-Lev, viola and Hillel Zori, cello, perform works by Schubert, Beethoven and Mozart. • 5 p.m. (free tickets distributed at the theater from 4 p.m.) at the Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info: 560-5755.
Music on Mondays – Featuring Botz (mud) and their vibrant, minimalist music. • 9 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Avenue. Info and reservations: 621-5900. NIS 20.
Women’s Only Karaoke – Join the jewels of Jerusalem in karaoke. • 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.
Ilia and Friends – Blues, followed by open mic. • 10 p.m. at the Blaze Bar, 23 Rehov Hillel. Info: 054-816- 5488. No cover.
THEATER
Woman Dreamt Man – An original play by Ruth Veeder Magen and Diyola Chakovri, about the search for loved ones after the Holocaust. In Hebrew. • 8:30 p.m. at the Beit Mazia Theater, 18 Rehov Mesilat Yesharim. Info and reservations: 624-4585. NIS 40-80.
COMEDY Comedy Open Mic and Karaoke – All performances welcome. Share in the development of Jerusalem-based expression. • 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 purchase.
TALKS
My Teacher, Nehama Leibowitz – With Peta Jones Pellach, director of educational activities at the Elijah Interfaith Institute. • 8 p.m. at the Fuchsberg Center for Conservative Judaism, 8 Rehov Agron. NIS 20.
Hezekiah, Isaiah and Menasseh – From creation to Obama, a series on the story of the Jewish people, with Rabbi Berel Wein. • 8:30 p.m. at Beit Knesset Hanassi, 24 Rehov Ussishkin. Info: 052-833-9560. NIS 15/20.
Love, Laughter and Meaning, the Things We leave Behind – With writer Andrea Simantov, hosted by the Tamar Chapter of Hadassah-Israel. • 10 a.m. at Beit Frankforter, 80 Derech Beit Lehem. Info: mdfarber@ gmail.com. NIS 10.
TOURS
Tour with Jack, the Southern Wall Excavations – In the shadow of the Temple, a tour with licensed guide Jack Cadranel. • 2:30 p.m. just inside the Dung Gate. Info and reservations (required): 054-647-8955; tourwithjack@ gmail.com. NIS 60 + NIS 30 site entrance fee.
Getting to Know the Shuk – Join Sybil Kaplan as she shows you the insider’s scoop on the shuk. • 9:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. Info and registration (required): 566- 1181. NIS 35/45.
MIXED BAG
Poetry Slam – Those who want to compete must bring at least three poems. All languages welcome. • 8:30 p.m. at the American Center, 19 Rehov Keren Hayesod. Info: 625-5755 ext. 321.
Hebrew Book Week – 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.; see Saturday’s listings.
Jerusalem Light Festival – 8 p.m. – 12 midnight; see Saturday’s listings.
21 TUESDAY
MUSIC
Gershowitz and Gershwin – Showcasing four Jewish American composers of the 20th century: George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and Harold Arlen. • 8 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: 560-5755.
Simply Serenades – The Carmel Quartet presents its fourth explained concert, featuring works by Mozart, Dohnanyi and Wolf. In Hebrew. • 8 p.m. at the Jerusalem Music Center. Info and reservations: 624-1041. NIS 60/70.
Open Mic with Mike Perry – All performers welcome.
Enjoy late-night professional and amateur singing with your friends. • 9:30 p.m. sign up, performances begin at 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 purchase.
Musical Evening – Featuring Efrat Razel, Tal Or, Chen and Halali. • 8:30 p.m. at Reshimu, 8 Rehov Menora. Info: 625-5643. NIS 40.
The Elad Gellert Quartet – Original jazz. • 10 p.m. at the Yellow Submarine, 13 Rehov Harechavim. Info and reservations: 679-4040. No cover.
THEATER
arousel – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical, presented by Encore! Educational Theatre Company. • 8 p.m. at the Hirsch Theatre, Beit Shmuel, 6 Rehov Shama. Info and reservations: 054-578-9006.
Woman Dreamt Man – See Monday’s listings.
TOURS
An Encounter with the Abrahamic Faiths of Jerusalem – Meet with a Muslim imam or sheikh, a Jewish rabbi and a Christian priest or pastor. • 9 a.m. at the Abraham Hostel, 67 Rehov Hanevi’im, Kikar Davidka. Info and reservations: 050-671-0087. NIS 160.
TALKS
Jewish Peoplehood and the Origin of Anti- Semitism – With A.B. Yehoshua. • 8 p.m. at the Shalom Hartman Institute, 11 Rehov Gedalyahu Alon. Info: 567-5337. Free.
Peace, Politics and Plutonium – A Sophie Udin Club Na’amat lecture with Jerusalem Post political correspondent Gil Hoffman. • 12 noon at Beit Hachavera, 10 Rehov Shalom Aleichem. Info and reservations (required): 566-0220. NIS 100 (supports Na’amat daycare centers).
CHILDREN
Puss in Boots – Gal Productions presents a remake of the classic story about a brave cat who manages to turn a family of bakers into kings. For ages 3-9, in Hebrew. • 5:30 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: 560-5755. NIS 75.
Gulliver – Based on the Jonathan Swift classic Gulliver’s Travels, this play tells the story of Gulliver’s adventures in Lilliput, inhabited by small people. In Hebrew, for ages 4 and up. • 5 p.m. at the Train Theater, Gan Hapa’amon. Info: 561-8514. NIS 40.
MIXED BAG
Healthy Husband, Well Wife – A workshop on healthy relationships and healthy holiday cooking. • 7 p.m. in Ma’aleh Adumim. Info and reservations: 566-9367; 052-365-0004.
Fashion Event – The OSFA summer collection’s almost end of season sale, with imported and selected Israeli designer clothing for women. With music and wine. • 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Events Gallery, 28 King David Street. Info: www.osfacollect.com.
Hebrew Book Week – 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.; see Saturday’s listings.
Jerusalem Light Festival – 8 p.m. – 12 midnight; see Saturday’s listings.
22 WEDNESDAY
MUSIC
The Jerusalem Symphony – Conducted by Amos Talmon, with Sivan Goldman, soprano and Tina Guo, cello. Performing works by Strauss, Suppe, Mozart and Waldteufel. • 8 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theatre, 20 Rehov Marcus. Info and reservations: 560-5755.
Light Classics and Israeli Music – Featuring the Atar Trio and Yeela Avital, benefiting Shekel – Community Services for People with Special Needs. • 7 p.m. reception, 8:15 p.m. concert at the Mormon University, Mount of Olives. Info and reservations: 626-5666. NIS 120/180.
Simply Serenades – The Carmel Quartet presents its fourth explained concert, with works by Mozart, Dohnanyi and Wolf. • 8 p.m. at the Jerusalem Music Center. Info and reservations: 624-1041. NIS 60/70.
Classics at Ticho – David Gregorian, cello and Ludmilla Lisovaya, piano, perform works by Haydn, Schubert and Bizet. • 8 p.m. at Beit Ticho, 9 Rehov Harav Kook. Info and reservations: 535-6954. NIS 55.
Frankly, Sinatra – With “The Broadway Rabbi,” Yisrael Lutnick, and Marina Lewisnky on piano, taking a look at the good, the bad and the beautiful of the Sinatra phenomenon. • 8:30 p.m. at the Prima Royale Hotel, 3 Rehov Mendele. Info and reservations: 533-4561; www.israel-theatre.com. NIS 55 (includes a glass of wine).
The Kob – Acoustic rock. • 10:30 p.m. at Mike’s Place, 33 Jaffa Road. Info: 054-531-3255. No cover.
Meir Banai – The legendary musician, in honor of the release of his new live album. • 10 p.m. at the Yellow Submarine, 13 Rehov Harechavim. Info and reservations: 679-4040. NIS 70/75/80.
THEATER
Woman Dreamt Man – See Monday’s listings.
Carousel – See Tuesday’s listings.
COMEDY
Stand-up Marathon with Open Mic – With host Edan Mizrachi. 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 20.
TALKS
he Jewish Wars against Trajan – With Dr. Noah Hacham of the Hebrew University. In Hebrew. • 7:30 p.m. at the Bible Lands Museum, 25 Rehov Granot. Info and reservations: 561-1066. NIS 20-40.
Reframing Menopause in Body, Mind and Spirit – With Ariel Ben-Moshe. • 8 p.m. at Tal Torah, 43 Rehov Emek Refaim. Info: 566-5403.
Zionism’s Attitude toward Immigrants – With author and poet Haim Guri, artist Ori Leshman and singer Mai Israeli. • 8 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Avenue. Info and reservations: 621-5900. NIS 20/40.
FILMS
Changes and Stages in Jewish Family Life – A film and discussion with Rabbi Avi Kannai, Leah Abramowitz, Katie Green and Shlomit Greenfield. Presented by Emunah. • 9 a.m. at Beit Hachavera, 6 Rehov Arlozorov. Info and reservations (required): 563-9963 ext. 104,101; lisa-emunah@bezeqint.net.

MIXED BAG
Hebrew Book Week – 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.; see Saturday’s listings.
Jerusalem Light Festival – 8 p.m. – 12 midnight; see Saturday’s listings.
23 THURSDAY

MUSIC
Matisyahu – Hassidic reggae, with Hadag Nachash. • 7 p.m. at Kikar Safra. Info and reservations: 03-762- 6666. NIS 90/110.
The Heeby Gee Bees – Rhythm and blues. • 10 p.m. at the Blaze Bar, 23 Rehov Hillel. Info: 054-816-5488. No cover.
Matok Li and Miaou – Rock and funk. • 10:30 p.m. at Mike’s Place, 33 Jaffa Road. Info: 054-531-3255. No cover.
Rona Keinan – Israeli folk rock. • 10 p.m. at the Yellow Submarine, 13 Rehov Harechavim. Info and reservations: 679-4040. NIS 65/70/75.
THEATER
The Creature – Based on the Shalom Aleichem story about a boy from a Jewish town and his first encounter with the outside world. In Hebrew. • 8:30 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Avenue. Info and reservations: 621-5900. NIS 30/60.
Woman Dreamt Man – See Monday’s listings.
Carousel – See Tuesday’s listings.
COMEDY
Jerusalem Stand-up with Tel Aviv Friends – Israeli comedians perform with Eidan Mizrachi; in Hebrew. • 10:30 p.m. at the Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (down the stairs near Hamashbir). Info and reservations: 050-875-5688. NIS 35/45.
Tour of Funny through the Holy Land – With David Kilimnick, incorporating routines from his Israel-based shows. • 8:30 p.m. at the Off The Wall Comedy Basement. NIS 40/50.
DANCE
Contra Dancing – With live music by the Hazel Hill String Band. • 8 p.m. (beginners lessons at 7:40 p.m.) at Kehillat Mevakshei Derech, 22 Rehov Shai Agnon. Info: 054-566-5293. NIS 40/50.
TALKS The Love-Honor Connection between Generations in Difficult Times – With Israeli author Michal Shalev. In Hebrew. • 7 p.m. at the Melabev Center , 152 Derech Beit Lechem. Info: 655-5826.
From Alef to Tav – On sound and language with Dr.
Zachi Weiss and Victoria Hanna. In Hebrew. • 8 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George Avenue. Info and reservations: 621-5900.
CHILDREN
English Story Hour – Interactive story-telling for children ages 2-6. • 5 p.m. at ESRABooks, Azrieli Mall, Modi’in, ground floor, opposite Hamashbir Letzarchan. Info: 050-825-1923. Free.
MIXED BAG
Hebrew Book Week – 6 p.m. – 12 midnight; see Saturday’s listings.
Jerusalem Light Festival – 8 p.m. – 12 midnight; see Saturday’s listings.