Jerusalem's top events for the week of March 20thWhether you're running, cheering from the sidelines, or trying to avoid the blocked roads, Friday's Jerusalem Marathon is Jerusalem's main event of the week. Other highlights in this week's lineup include lots of great live music, exhibits and more - read on for this week's top picks!
On your marks!
What: "If you can't beat them, join them," would be a good motto for dealing with the mayhem in Jerusalem tomorrow thanks to the annual Jerusalem Marathon. Many roads across the city will be closed off, but if you're not running, you can cheer from the sidelines and participate in family activities taking place in key cheering spots, such as the Haas Promenade. The Jerusalem Winner Marathon is a spectacular one which challenges the runners while exposing them to magnificent views and Jerusalem's unique culture.
When: Friday morning March 20
Ariel Zilber Tribute:
What: Elad Gabbai together with a five piece ensemble take the stage at Beit Avi Chai on Thusrday night for Smoke Screen: A Tribute to the Mythological Album by Ariel Zilber. The performance offers special arrangements for Zilber's songs, and will instill new life to the pieces using both eastern and western instruments.
When: Thursday March 20 at 20:30
Afternoon entertainment for the older kids:
What: Every Thursday kids are in for a treat at the Jerusalem Mall (Malcha) with a new and different live performance each week. This week's performance is dedicated to older kids, with an exciting performance by kid celebrity Don Leni Gabbai) of the Kid's Channel.
When: Thursday March 20 at 18:00
Soul music at the Begin Center
What: Udi Davidi takes the stage at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center at Saturday night with a new acoustic show "Waiting for Quiet" - a show with ethnic touches which combines songs from his new album alongside hits from his rich repertoire.
When: Saturday night at 21:00
Music meets art at Colony
What: Colony presents "Africa": an exhibit of artist and musician Dudu Balilti's paintings. The exhibit features 27 acrylic and oil paintings and four photographs. Balilti's art has already been displayed in small shows in Tel Aviv, and some of his works are on display currently in a gallery in London.
When: On display at Colony from March 19th
Purim Scrolls on display
What: Purim may be behind us but the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art's exhibit of decorative scrolls of the Book of Esther from the museum's collection will be on display until March 26th. The illustrations depict Purim celebrations with dances and costume balls, inspired by stage adaptations of the Esther story.
When: Until March 26th. See the museum's mini site for opening hours.
Keren Busin at Nocturno
What: Nocturno's spring "Live Music on Wednesday Nights" series continues with a live show by Keren Busin next week on March 26th. Singer-songwriter Keren Busin performs a one time only, intimate live piano show at Nocturno - Designers in the City compound featuring original material in Hebrew.
When: Wednesday night at 21:00
Idan Reichel: A Quarter to Six in Jerusalem
What: Idan Reichel's takes the stage at Binyanei HaUma next Wednesday night as part of his winter tour promoting his new show "A Quarter to Six." The new show continue's Reichel's musical journey of the last decade with the beloved members of his project, and features songs from the latest album as well as older favorite hits.
When: Wednesday March 20th at 20:30
Lavan at the Cinematheque:
Lavan at the Cinematheque: Going out for a movie at the Cinematheque, or just happen to be in the area? Be sure to check out Lavan ("White"), a bistro ensconced within the Jerusalem Cinematheque. Naturally, the curvy modernist interiors are, like Scandinavia, adult contemporary radio and car sports, possessed of an overwhelming whiteness in hue - but the real attraction is the stunning view out the windows of the peaks and valleys of Jerusalem. Like in most Jerusalem bistros, the kitchen churns out Italian fare (focaccia, pizza, pasta, risotto), meat dishes, full Israeli-style breakfasts, Continental baked goods, salads, fish and sandwiches. Open from mid-morning until the last customer shuffles out, Lavan's convenience for Cinematheque-goers can't be beat.
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