Jerusalem's top events for the week of May 3rd
As the days grow longer and the evenings become warmer, take to the
streets and enjoy the never-ending plethora of events the Holy City has
to offer. Independence Day excitement has passed, Shavuot and the Israel Festival are yet to come, but in the mean time, the fun
continues in Jerusalem this week, with extended hours and evening music at the Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem style culinary weekends at the famous, historic American Colony Hotel, an Indian Music Festival, and Lag BaOmer bonfires. Read on for our top picks.
- Take advantage of the pleasant spring weather in Jerusalem and head over to the Tower of David Museum on Thursdays in May. The museum extends its opening hours, offering an afternoon of family activities followed by an evening visit to the museum combined with a musical performance under the stars featuring the "Trio Mikan" jazz ensemble.
- Treat yourself to a luxurious culinary weekend and experience Jerusalem's magical atmosphere at the historic American Colony Hotel.
For the first three weekends in May, the hotel is offering a special
deal which includes a rich oriental buffet dinner accompanied by live
ethnic music, a glass of wine on the house, and free Wi-Fi and parking.
- Due to its wild popularity, the Ice Festival at Jerusalem's Old Train Station Plaza has been extended for another month. If you haven't done so already,
take this opportunity to experience Jerusalem as never before: slide
down an icy version of the famed "mifletzet" slide, take in the
breathtaking ice sculpture exhibit and sip cocktails at the ice bar.
- Dream Tracker, the Train Theater's
new travelling street show for children and families, will teach you
the tricky, elusive art of tracking your dreams. In this workshop you'll learn
how to tread so stealthily the dream won't notice you're there, how to
be in several places at once, so as to not miss any dream details, and
to evaluate and interpret dreams. The workshop takes place in the dreamy alleyways of Jerusalem's Yemin Moshe neighborhood.
- Dror Daum's "Dead Leds" exhibit opened this week at the Israel Museum. The artist filmed segments of large electronic billboards mounted in different
public places around the country. The billboards are composed of
thousands of minuscule LED bulbs that go on and off at set intervals,
producing the darting image. Daum shatters the realistic, alluring image
of the billboard, focusing on the abstract and the arbitrary and
perpetuating the missing, dead bulbs.
- Composer and flautist Hadar Noiberg offers her arrangements of songs by the fathers of twentieth-century Hebrew song and
sing-along, Emanuel Zamir and Yedidya Admon, who searched for the
musical roots of the songs of nomads and shepherds, at this week's
installment of the "Hebrew Jazz" series at Beit Avi Chai on Monday.
- Dr. Lakshminarayana Subramaniam, renowned Indian violinist, composer, and conductor opens this year's Indian Music Festival on May 8 at the Rebecca Crown Hall in the Jerusalem Theatre, playing music from southern India. The festival, a Confederation House production, features three nights of Indian music by acclaimed musicians.
- Wednesday night is Lag Baomer (unless it gets postponed by a day, which many believe it ought to be). Follow the smoke and head to the hills where thousands are going to be celebrating the ancient mystical holiday with bonfires and parties.
And check out everything else going on via perusal of our full events section, here.