Entertainment for the older kids
What: Restock your home with the necessary staples post-holiday at the Jerusalem Mall (Malcha)-Mall/) while you let the older kids enjoy some afternoon entertainment. This week's free live Thursday afternoon performers are Limor Atias, "Shminiya" star, model and actress, as well as children's TV stars Noy and Hadar.
When: April 24 at 18:00
Anya Bukhstein sings Lea Goldberg
What: At Beit Avi Chai's Culture.Points series, rtists and educators encounter texts by select Jewish-Israeli poets in a program that attempts to bridge the sacred and the profane, and substance and music with simple faith. This Thursday, Anya Bukshtein sings Leah Goldberg, with an introductory lecture by Prof Haviva Fadia.
When: April 24 at 20:30
Passover around the museum circuit
What: Throughout the Passover break Jerusalem's many museums will offer special activities and attractions for families. Experiment with building at the Bloomfield Science Museum, learn about ancient customs at theMuseum of Italian Jewish Art, and create arts and crafts and watch live performances at the Museum of Islamic Art.
When: April 13-23, check each event page for dates and times.
What: The Incubator Theater presents original and innovative theater, which is both entertaining and thought-provoking, for broad and perse audiences. This Thursday, the company presents Babel: three stories of one family are woven together and reveal its dark secrets in a concoction of family drama, fantasy, and science fiction.
When: April 24 at 20:30
What: The Ah, Jerusalem! weekly Friday Matinee at the Tower of David Museum kicks off this Friday! The English-language musical, performed by an outstanding cast of seven singer-actors, tells the story the Axelrod family who, on the eve of a trip to Cancun, change their plans and visit Jerusalem thanks to a dreamlike visit by a family ancestor.
When: April 25 at 15:00
Longing for a Hug
What: Longing for a Hug: a new exhibit at Ammunition Hill is an unprecedented project initiated and organized by the One Family Organization, which gives light to the stories of family members of victims of terror. Thirty five artists participated in the project to commemorate the children’s stories through works of art now displayed in the exhibit - check it out on Monday, Yom Hashoah.
When: April 1-30
Noa Ben Sa'adya at Nocturno
What: Nocturno's spring "Live Music on Wednesday Nights" series continues next Wednesday with an original folk-rock show by Noa Ben Sa'dya. The twenty-seven year old singer-songwriter and musician has been playing guitar since age 5 and writing songs for as long as she can remember.
When: April 30 at 21:00
What: “Orient Express” is Nevet Yitzhak’s new video art exhibit designed especially for and inspired by the Museum of Islamic Art. The exhibit showcases video and animation art based on colorful reproductions of objects from the museum’s collection, which the artist succeeds in imbuing with eternal life.
When: ongoing at the Museum of Islamic Art
Weekend Buffet Breakfast at Adom
New at Adom: Treat yourself to a weekend buffet-style breakfast, every weekend (Friday and Saturday) from 8:00-11:00, featuring a rich spread of cheeses, breads, salads, fish, antipasti and other surprises, in addition to coffee, fresh juices, and your choice of eggs. All for 69 NIS per person.
Opened in 2005 in a sizable lot located adjacent to the capital's defunct train station, and part of a growing restaurant/bar empire in the city, Colony has emerged as a Jerusalem hot spot, so much so that it has seduced other bars into planting themselves nearby and transforming the area into the city's most popular bar compound. Colony certainly raises the bar, so to speak, of nightlife quality in the Holy City. It preserves the rough, industrial space and feel of the former oil hanger it took over by leaving the brick and metalwork, while wooden furniture and stained glass windows add warmth. The restaurant-lounge-bar is pided into four main components to offer something for everyone: a dining area, a sophisticated bar, a cushioned relaxation area, and upstairs seating area for more secluded feasting. Private party rooms seat up to 12 revelers, and 80 diners can take in the air on the balcony. Dining options hew closely to the classy pan-Med style in vogue across Jerusalem, upscale versions of regional comfort food with plenty of smaller finger-food-style options for everyone dancing too hard to sit down for a minute. During the day, a variety of business lunch specials are on offer.