Jerusalem's top events for the week of October 11th
The fall Jewish holiday marathon has finally come to a close, but
Jerusalem keeps the good times rolling: the winter season's cultural
calendar gets off to an exciting start this week with concerts, theatre
performances, parties and more in venues both large and small, central
and peripheral, throughout the city.
- Boogie is back! The 2012-2013 Boogie season opener takes place tonight at its new location in the Gerard Bechar Center
with Boogie's World Music DJs as well as guest DJs Naor Gruber and
Yotam Elion in two separate halls. In addition, there will be a dance
workshop with Chananel Amitai, improv workshops, and a chill out corner.
- The AACI's J-Town Playhouse presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee," a 2 time Tony award winning musical comedy chronicling
the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling
championship of a lifetime. The show kicks off an eight night run beginning tonight, with additional shows this week on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night.
- Blaze Bar
in downtown Jerusalem offers a great rotation of live bands plus an
unparalleled assortment of domestic and foreign beers. This week brings a
different musical act each night,
including 2 Israeli rock bands on Saturday night, world class guitarist
Yossi Piamenta's weekly Sunday night gig, open mic night on Monday, and
original blues on Tuesday.
- Flute is the theme of the day at the Eden Tamir Music Center's Saturday morning concert
in Ein Kerem. The concert, the second performance of the center's 43rd
concert season which began last week, boasts two flute quartets by
Mozart, Oedoen Partos' "Maqamat" for Flute and String Quartet, and A.
Borodin's string Quartet N.2 in D major.
- This week is your last chance to check out "Colorful Language," an exhibit at Beit Shmuel
displaying the works of artist Esther Ganasia. In her colorful oil
paintings she explores the lovely shapes of the letters with quotes from
the Hebrew Bible and Zohar in Torah scribe calligraphy. The paintings
come together in a full circle, a symbol of complete wholeness in
- Percussionist Noa Wachs invites the audience to accompany her on a rhythmic musical journey from the past to the present, from Turkey to Israel this Tuesday at Beit Avi Chai.
The show incorporates recordings and video clips of Wach's Grandma Mami
and blends original works and new arrangements with songs and melodies
from the Turkish tradition.
- SAVE THE DATE: The third annual Old City Knights Festival kicks off on October 18th and
will run for four consecutive Thursdays. This year's theme is knights
and dragons.The whole Old City area will be flooded with kings,
princesses, knights, and dragons in breathtaking performances of battle
scenes between knights and fire spitting dragons, as well as interactive
shows and activities.
And see our full events section for plenty more.