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 15 ART Book of Books Exhibition –The Bible Lands Museum, in cooperation with Verbum Domini, is hosting an exhibition tracing 2,000 years of the Bible.• Audio guide in multiple languages. Daily guided tours: English 10:30 a.m., Hebrew 11 a.m. Additional tours on Wednesday: English 5:30 p.m., Hebrew 6 p.m. Saturday: Hebrew only 11:30 a.m. Free with museum admission. Reservations required: kupa1@ blmj.org Just About a Book – A pre-closing program for the “Book of Books” exhibition. Includes a morning tour that focuses on certain elements of the exhibition. • Contact email@example.com or www.blmj.org.Richard Avedon: Family Affairs – The exhibition has been extended to last through November. It includes two monumental projects by Richard Avedon, one of the most influential American photographers. Curated by Noam Gal, Horace and Grace Goldsmith, Noel and Harriette Levine Department of Photography. • At the Israel Museum.See website for more information. Free for children 17 and under during August.TOURS Between Gardens and Palaces – Learn about the architects and residents of the beautiful buildings in this fairytale neighborhood and the mysterious stories behind them. • Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. (until Aug. 31).Seven Species Tour in Arnona – A walking photographic tour of Arnona explores the Seven Species, while learning creative lighting and composition techniques and putting together a photo collection of the biblical fruits and grains.Feedback and follow-up critique via email. • 9 a.m.Meet at the Post Office on Leeb Yafeh Street. NIS 80. Register in advance at yehoshuahalevi.com or 054- 637-2170.CHILDREN Child-Size Obstacle Course – The First Station hosts a child-size obstacle course and climbing walls for kids this summer. Located just outside the Kids Salon. • Sun. to Thu. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the First Station. Call 653-5239 MIXED BAGJourneYard – Under the shade of a hot air balloon, children are invited to travel to Africa, India and Japan and take a voyage through time and space. Activities at each stop lead to an “expedition” to one of the Israel Museum’s corresponding exhibitions. • Through August 28. Sunday, Monday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Israel Museum Youth Wing courtyard; NIS 30; NIS 25 for family membership holders.Journey to Faraway Lands – Discover distant lands and cultures in a guided tour of the Israel Museum’s galleries, with games, special activities and a realistic passport. • Daily throughout August (including Saturdays). 10:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Youth Wing. NIS 15.Time Travel: The Story of the Dead Sea Scrolls – A 20-minute animated journey through time to discover the story of the Dead Sea Scrolls. In Hebrew with English subtitles. • Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book Complex. Free with museum admission.Return the Romance to Your Relationship – Help bring the spark back to your relationship with Yehoshua Rubin, MS, relationship therapist and coach. One-on-one sessions also available. • Every Friday. Women 9 to 11:30 a.m. Men noon to 2 p.m.Registration: 050-425-9191SATURDAY 16 MUSIC Hutzot Hayotzer – The annual summer arts & crafts fair at the Sultan’s Pool. Israeli and international entertainers will perform. There is a different concert every night at 9 p.m., included in the entrance fee.Tonight, Ivri Lider. • 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. NIS 65 adults; NIS 55 Jerusalem children and teens; NIS 30 children ages 5 to 12.The Submarine at the Station – Jazz concert by the 13-member Hoodna Afrobeat Orchestra, playing Afro-beat/Afro punk. • First Station at 9:30 p.m. Every Saturday night in August there will be a different jazz performance . Free.COMEDY Karaoke: Summertime Fun – Jerusalem-style karaoke, where everybody is friendly, especially when they sing poorly. • 10 p.m. at Off The Wall Comedy Basement- 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, under Bank Leumi). NIS 10 for over 18. Call 050-875-5688 CHILDREN Weekend Family Fun – The Bible Lands Museum is hosting several activities for children, including a treasure hunt (ages 6 to 12); self-guided tours for children using booklets (ages 4 to 6); a mummy kit on secrets of ancient Egypt; and an activity set for children. Ideal for Shabbat-observant families (when tickets are purchased in advance). • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum. Contact 561-1066 or www.blmj.org.Free for children; NIS 40 adults; NIS 30 senior citizens; NIS 20 Israeli senior citizens, students, soldiers, the disabled and new immigrants.Petrushka – The adventurous journey of a puppet at the Train Theater. On a black table (similar to a magician’s table), theater sets appear and vanish.Jonathan revives life in little and big figures. During his journey, he befriends everyone he meets on the way until evil appears and forces him to perform in the circus. Created by Agnes Limbos, inspired by Igor Stravinsky. For ages 4 and up. • 11 a.m. at the Train Theater. NIS 42. Call 561-8514 Botanical Gardens Juice and Songs – Creative activities, juice and kids’ sing-alongs, including classic Israeli children’s songs. • 4:30 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens. NIS 30 adults; NIS 20 children.Free entrance for residents of the South and Jerusalem children. Call 679-4012 MIXED BAG Frozen – The Jerusalem Cinematheque is hosting a 40-minute talk by Jacque Peema on pre-Digital Age cinema, followed by a screening of Disney’s Frozen. • 11 a.m. at the Cinemateque in the German Colony.NIS 38. Call 565-4333 SUNDAY 17 MUSIC Summer Season Concerts – The program consists of quartets for flute, cello, piano and percussion performed by flutist Margalit Gafni (RLZO*); cellist Avigail Arad; percussionist Keren Zehavi (JCI*); and pianist Irena Friedland. Works by Bach, Haydn, Piazzolla and Bolling. • 8 p.m. at the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies (Mormon University).THEATER A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theater in the Rough presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream: in motion. Experience a new way of enjoying one of Shakespeare’s most widely performed plays this month. It’s outdoors. For the whole family. In English. • 5:30 p.m. in Bloomfield Park. Contact 052-553-8052 or theaterintherough.co.il. Free (suggested donation NIS 30) TOURS Shuk Walk in Mahaneh Yehuda – For locals, part-time residents, tourists. A one-hour walk with stories and anecdotes, in English, about Mahaneh Yehuda with Sybil Kaplan, who will also talk about the ins and outs of saving money.She is a knowledgeable shuk shopper, food writer and cookbook author. Participants will meet the vendors, see the bars and restaurants, look or shop at the specialty shops. • 10 a.m. NIS 45. Call 671- 5135 to reserve and find out where to meet.COMEDY Karaoke: Summertime Fun – Jerusalem-style karaoke, where everybody is friendly, especially when they sing poorly. • 9:30 p.m. at Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, under Bank Leumi). NIS 10 for over 18. Call 050-875-5688 CHILDREN Tower of David Summer Activity – the Tower of David Museum is hosting several summer activities. For example, A Medical Adventure is a game that takes place throughout the citadel and is inspired by the exhibition “A Medical Diagnosis.” It takes place all day at no additional fee. In Summer Potions, participants create urns, potions and remedies in art workshops. This Is How You Build a Wall is a tour for the whole family. Free museum entrance for children during August. • Tower of David in the Old City. Contact 626-5347 or info@ tower.org.il Israel Museum Library Activity – The Israel Museum has opened its new Youth Wing Library exhibition “The Travels.” Every week, it will run an activity for kids ages 3 to 6 to get to know the exhibition. August 17 to 21: Nikorosun, the Girl from Japan – Puppet Theater. • 11:30 a.m. at the Israel Museum. NIS 15 per workshop. Call 670-8811 MIXED BAG Bird Ringing Workshop – The Jerusalem Bird Observatory will teach visitors how to track bird migration with bird ringing. Learn the technique and learn about the birds that migrate through Israel. • 8:30 a.m. at the Bird Observatory on Rothschild St. NIS 15; NIS 10 for children. Free for JBO members. Call 653-7374 JourneYard – Under the shade of a hot air balloon, children are invited to travel to Africa, India and Japan and take a voyage through time and space. Activities at each stop lead to an “expedition” to one of the Israel Museum’s corresponding exhibitions. • Through August 28. Sunday, Monday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Israel Museum Youth Wing courtyard; NIS 30; NIS 25 for family membership holders. Call 670-8811 Hadar Mall Workshops – In honor of the summer vacation, the Hadar Mall is hosting art workshops during the day. Between Aug. 17 and Aug 21, the theme is TV stars. • At 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.and at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Each week has a different theme. Activities take place on the 1st floor outside Motsesim. Call 672-6660 MONDAY 18 THEATER A Midsummer Night’s Dream – See Sunday’s listing.TALKS Fresh Insights into Literature – Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, segment features “Wife of Bath’s Prologue & Tale.” Facilitated by Dr. Judith Oster, author of Crossing Cultures: Creating Identity in Chinese and Jewish American Literature and Toward Robert Frost: The Reader and the Poet. • NIS 30; NIS 20 for AACI members. At the AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot. Call 566-1181.TOURS Shuk Walk in Mahaneh Yehuda – See Sunday’s listing.COMEDYWomen-Only Karaoke Night – With host & DJ Airy TGIM for the young people who speak in acronyms. The only night just for women (of all ages). • 8 p.m. at Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs). NIS 15 (with NIS 5 discount on your first drink). Call 050-875-5688 CHILDREN Nature Detectives – Hiking and looking for signs of animals, birds and insect life. • 10 a.m. Adults NIS 25; children NIS 20; adult SPNI members NIS 20; children NIS 15. Jerusalem Bird Observatory, Rothschild St., 653-7374. www.jbo.org.il TUESDAY 19COMEDY Karaoke: Summertime Fun – Jerusalem-style karaoke, where everybody is friendly, especially when they sing poorly. • 11:30 p.m. at Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, under Bank Leumi). NIS 10 for over 18. Call 050-875-5688 Open Mic Night – Music with comedy.David Kilimnick and Mike Perry host a night of professional and amateur singing. After the singing, Shachar Hasson will perform a comedy act. • 9:30 p.m. at Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, under Bank Leumi). One drink minimum purchase. Call 050-875-5688 MIXED BAG Photography Workshop in Mahaneh Yehuda – Jerusalem Post photography columnist Yehoshua Halevi leads a two-hour photography tour of Mahaneh Yehuda. Participants will walk through the city’s largest outdoor market, explore back alleys, climb to a rooftop and have a private photo shoot in a back-corner bakery. Tour includes follow-up critique via email. Appropriate for all skill levels. • 10 a.m. at Marzipan Bakery on Agrippas St.NIS 80. Register in advance at yehoshuahalevi.com or 054-637-2170.Big Bambu Nights – In the Israel Museum’s Billy Rose Art Garden, see and even climb the art installation by Doug and Mike Starn, which offers a view of Jerusalem’s skyline. See museum website for visiting instructions. • 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. NIS 10 adults; NIS 5 seniors and children 6 and up.Bird Ringing Workshop – See Sunday’s listing.Butterfly Bonanza – Explore the world of butterflies and the Jerusalem Bird Observatory.Participants will go on a butterfly survey and taste some of the plants that attract them. The activity ends with a butterfly craft project. • 10 a.m. at the Bird Observatory on Rothschild St. NIS 25; NIS 20 children. SPNI members: NIS 20; NIS 15 children.Call 653-7374 WEDNESDAY 20THEATER A Midsummer Night’s Dream – See Sunday’s listing.ART Journey to Toy Land – A tour of the Youth Wing exhibition, which includes a collection of toys, books and games from all over the world. • 3 p.m. at the Israel Museum. Call 670-8811 TALKS Adam Teva v’Din – Israel Union for Environmental Defense – Using the power of the law, science and advocacy to protect Israel’s environment and public health, Hayley Lipshitz will speak about the environmental justice that lies at the heart of Adam Teva v’Din’s efforts to create a safe and healthy environment for future generations. • NIS 10. Beverages and cookies will be served. 11 a.m. at the AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot. Call 566-1181 COMEDYKaraoke: Summertime Fun – Jerusalem-style karaoke, where everybody is friendly, especially when they sing poorly. • 11:15 p.m. at Off The Wall Comedy Basement- 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, under Bank Leumi). NIS 10 for over 18. Call 050-875-5688 Jerusalem Stand-up Comedy – Israel’s finest comedians (changes every week) perform with Jerusalem’s David Kilimnick. Eidan Mizrachi will discuss childhood, friends and more. Gil Rosenberg, Sasi Mato and Elishai Yechezkel, along with Yaron Bony, will also perform. Lineup may change and other comedians may be added. In Hebrew • 9:30 p.m. at Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, under Bank Leumi). NIS 25. Call 050-875-5688 CHILDREN BAC Children’s Song Festival – Beit Avi Chai is hosting a children’s song festival. Hear some of your favorite children’s songs from the 1970s and ‘80s. Starring Avi Grinick and Edan Alterman. For the whole family. • 5 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George. NIS 30 for first childl NIS 20 for additional children. One parent free. NIS 30 for adults. Call 621-5900 Cinema City Theater 4 Kids – Cinema City is hosting a live children’s show called “Benzi,” the story of an elephant that was born multicolored and how he finds a way to be accepted by his other elephant friends. •10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Cinema City. NIS 70 for ages 3 to 8. Call 074-752- 6712 Puss ‘n Boots – Puppet Theater. A new adaptation of the well-known tale by Charles Perrault. The storyteller juggles puppets and characters, creating a unique theatrical event, inspired by the classical wandering European theatre. • 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Train Theater. NIS 42 for ages 4 and up. Call 561- 8514 Power of Noah – Beit Avi Chai presents a show for kids at the Biblical Zoo. The rain is beginning to fall, and Noah is given the task of building the ark. Noah has a noisy and nosy neighbor, the crow. Will they be able to save the world together? Starring Aron Krauss and Sarit Zussman. • 5:45 p.m. at the Biblical Zoo, 1 Aharon Shuluv. Included in zoo entrance. Call 675- 0111MIXED BAG The Neverending Story – The Cinematheque is screening the original film The Neverending Story. • 7 p.m. NIS 25; members free. Call 565-4333Chilling Out at BLMJ – The Bible Lands Museum is hosting a summer event that breaks down into three parts. The first, a tour of an exhibition where visitors discover ancient practices of prayer. The second, watermelon on the grass. The third, music performed by the Alma Ensemble. • 8 p.m. at the Bible Lands Museum. NIS 50; NIS 40 for members. Advance registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.blmj.org Big Bambu Nights – See Tuesday’s listing.THURSDAY 21MUSICThe Jerusalem Woodstock Revival – Music, food and fun for families. Bring your good mood and relaxed attitude and step back in time. • 4:30 p.m. at Kraft Stadium, Ben-Zvi Boulevard. Contact: (03) 613-3556; www.2bvibes.com/tickets; *6226; or www.woodstockrevival.com Zoo Music – Enjoy the afternoon at the Biblical Zoo with live music. Performances on the front lawn near the entrance with the Monkeys. This week, Head to Head jazz. • 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Biblical Zoo, 1 Aharon Shuluv. Call 675-0111 THEATER A Midsummer Night’s Dream – See Sunday’s listing.COMEDY Karaoke: Summertime Fun – Jerusalem-style karaoke, where everybody is friendly, especially when they sing poorly. • 10:45 p.m. at Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, under Bank Leumi). NIS 10 for over 18. Call 050-875-5688 Stand-up One-Man Show: I Am Now Israeli – The Israel comedy experience from the Aliya Monologues series, with David Kilimnick. • 10:45 p.m. at Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben- Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, under Bank Leumi). NIS 35; NIS 30 for students, soldiers and seniors. Call 050-875-5688 MIXED BAG Improv with AACI – Long and short form improvisation games with performers Tobie Harris, Rafael Di, Michael Herman, Raphael Poch, Shalom Tzvi Shore, and the indomitable Ofer Ravid and more. • 8 p.m. at 37 Pierre Koenig St. Talpiot, corner of Poalei Tzedek, 4th floor. NIS 30.Call 566-1181.Big Bambu Nights – See Tuesday’s listing.FRIDAY 22 TOURS Between Gardens and Palaces – See previous Friday’s listing.MIXED BAG Old City Scavenger Hunt – An open scavenger hunt in the Old City. Using missions and clues, participants will be guided around the Old City’s Jewish Quarter. • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. NIS 85; NIS 65 for children. Call 052-835-8072 Kabalat Shabbat at the First Station – Ginot Ha’ir and the First Station jointly host a musical Kabalat Shabbat on Friday afternoons. Meet members of the community, sing, dance and welcome Shabbat in good spirits. • 5 p.m. at the First Station, 4 David Remez.