The last weekend of May is here! Celebrate the end of the month and usher in the new one with these snazzy Jerusalem cultural events.
1. The Israel Festival, through June 9, times and places vary
This festival brings some of the best Israeli and international performing arts to Jerusalem, offering a wide array of high-quality performances. Highlights this weekend include a free dance tour of downtown Jerusalem, the premiere of the Batsheva Dance Company’s new work, an Israeli dramatic adaptation of the Little Prince, and a night of interactive performances as part of the opening of the Museum for Islamic Art’s new “Hamsa” exhibit.
2. The Musrara Mix Festival, Thursday, May 31, 7 pm at the Musrara Naggar School
The Musrara Naggar School’s multi-disciplinary festival highlights Jerusalem’s vibrant arts scene, creating a conversation between artists and the fascinating Musrara neighborhood. The festival is open to the public free of charge. Not to be missed: MusraraOpera, a radio opera tour of the Musrara neighborhood.
3. Shai Tsabari Trio, Thursday, May 31 at the Yellow Submarine
Come hear this innovative trio perform songs from their album “Shaharit” alongside never-heard-before melodies.
4. Radius 100, Friday, June 1, from 11 am- 6 pm, Saturday, June 2, 8:30 pm to midnight at Hamiffal
Come visit the latest exhibit at Hamiffal – a visual exploration of the history of the neighborhood, which borders the Old City, by students of the Bezalel Academy.
5. The Greilsammer Duo, Thursday, May 31, 8:30 pm at Confederations House
Looking for talented local musicians who are in love and turn their romance into song? Look no further than this Jerusalemite violin-guitar duo.
(Header Photo by Moshe Milner Copyright © 2018 National Photo Collection)