Yom Ha'atzmaut 2011: Events in and around Jerusalem

The capital will be alive with events ranging from street parties to open mic nights as well as museums opening their doors for free.

Jerusalem food festival 311 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Jerusalem food festival 311
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Streets are alive with the sound of music
On the main stage at Zion Square Sarit Hadad, Aviva Avidan and Meital Hochman will be performing. Joining them will be DJ Elad spinning the decks. At Kikar HaHatulim there will be a street party for young people with Silan, Regev Hod as well as Funk music and Israeli music. At Mahane Yehuda market, an electronica party will be held.
Monday May 9, most events beginning at 8:30 p.m.Admission free.
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Magnificat Open Music
Teachers and students of the Magnificat Institute in concert.
Tuesday May 10, 6:00 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Monastery, Old City, New Gate (just inside the gate, first left). Info: 626-6609. Free.
Open Mic with Mike Perry
Enjoy late-night professional and amateur singing with your friends. All performers welcome.
Tuesday May 10, 9:30 p.m. sign up; shows 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.
Living Museum
A special Independence Day event for the whole family, including ceramics, mosaics, pita baking, a petting zoo and a paper workshop.
Tuesday May 10, 10:00 a.m.till 4 p.m. at Ein Yael. Info and reservations: 645-1866. NIS 35/40.
Museums Open to the Public
The Israel Museum, the Bloomfield Science Museum and the Old Yishuv Court Museum in the Old City are open free of charge. Call for hours.
Israel Museum: 670- 8811. Science Museum: 654-4888. Old Yishuv Court Museum: 627-6319.
We are interested to know how you plan on celebrating Yom Ha'atzmaut.
Please send us pictures of any barbecues, street parties or concerts that you will be attending to lifestyle@jpost.com.