Babel-unraveling family mysteries
What: The Incubator Theater presents original and innovative theater, which is both entertaining and thought-provoking. This Thursday catch "Babel,": three stories of one family are woven together and reveal its dark secrets in a concoction of family drama, fantasy, and science fiction. In Hebrew.
When: May 8 at 21:00
Alternative theater and dance
What: The Jerusalem Foundation, New Spirit and Gerard Bechar presents Fringe: a series of independent dance and theater performances, on Fridays throughout the rest of May at the Gerard Bechar Center. On the program for this Friday is a fascinating and unique shadow-theater performance called "A Man With a Suitcase." In Hebrew
When: May 9 at 13:00
Jerusalem's Medical History
What: The Tower of David Museum's new exhibit "Jerusalem: A Medical Diagnosis" examines at the "medical record" of Jerusalem, the human struggle for a healthy life in the unique context of the holy city. A series of Friday walking tours accompanies the exhibit - the subject of this Friday's is "Outpatient - Hospitals in the Old City." Tours are in Hebrew.
When: May 9 at 10:00
Young builders in action
What: The theme of the month of May at the Bloomfield Science Museum is building, with lots of activities for young and grown-ups, scientific demonstration and funny science theatre show by Dr. Molecule. New activities include a sand brick factory (clean up station included), blue bricks - huge blue sponge bricks, sandal crafting, and more.
When: throughout May, see the Bloomfield Science Museum's page for opening hours
Israel from above
What: "Israel Skyview," Ron Gafni's new photography exhibit at Ammunition Hill, is a a unique exhibit of aerial photographs which present a rare birds-eye view of Israel in pictures, highlighting beauty, contrasts, past, present, color, urban and rural scenes and more. The photographs are also available for sale.
When: May 2-31
Yemen Blues at Beit Avi Chai
What: Ravid Kahalani and the Yemen Blues take the audience on a musical journey to Africa at "Sheva Prayer: The Yemen Blues host Shai Tzabari" next Monday at Beit Avi Chai, to the piyyutim and centuries-old prayers from Yemen, Ethiopia, and primarily from the traditions shared by both.
When: May 12 at 20:30
The Classical Series
What: The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra presents The Classical Series (2013-14). Classical No. 8 - Saint-Saëns & Friends will take place next Wednesday with Frédéric Chaslin conducting. The program includes Korngold - Much Ado About Nothing, Beethoven - Violin Concerto, and Saint-Saëns - Symphony No. 3, Organ.
When: May 14 at 20:00
Stevie and Yotam Mahler at Nocturno
What: Nocturno's spring "Live Music on Wednesday Nights" series continues next Wednesday with a an orginal, electronic rhythm and blues show by the Stevie Band -Stevie (a.k.a. Sivan Bar Lev), known as Queen of the iPhone and Yotam Mahler. The duo is due to release their debut album shortly.
When: May 14 at 21:30
Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda Market has no shortage of places where you can grab a falafel or shwarma to go, but the newly opened Jacko's Street, the market's first chef restaurant, brings the level of dining in the "shuk" to a new level. The decor and ambiance of the restaurant is half the experience at Jacko's Street. From the warehouse-chic style brick walls that line the restaurant with old street signs from the city to the modern classy upbeat Israeli music (that even though you don't know the words, you try singing to), Jacko's is truly a full on warm Jerusalem experience. You can sit in booths, high bar stool tables, upstairs in the gallery with spacious sofas, or at the bar itself, which is considered the best seat in the house. As Jacko's Street boasts an open kitchen, watching the four chefs work as unit to prepare your dish is true entertainment. The wait staff all dressed in plaid and free shots of Arak for all patrons liven up the mood even more. Jacko's Street also boasts an extensive wine list, top shelf alcohol and cocktail menu. Jacko's Street's own world-renowned chef Zakai Hooja is out and about in the market every morning, hand-selecting produce, fish and meat for that day's cooking, and the restaurant's proximity to the market's bounty of fresh ingredients speaks for itself in the quality of the end result served on your plate.