Looking for something fun to do this week? Jerusalem has a lot to offer:
Debut Albums Festival, June Sunday, June 17-Friday, June 22 at Beit Alliance, times vary: Literary Magazine “Highway 1” is debuting this new music festival, which invites contemporary musicians to reimagine to the debut albums of six famous Israeli singer-songwriters: Meir Ariel, Arik Einstein, Naomi Shemer, Inbal Parlometer, Gavriel Balchassan, and Meir Banai.
Handel’s Messiah, Monday, June 18, 8 pm at the Jerusalem Theatre: Come hear this classic piece performed by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
Drawn and Quartered, Monday, June 18 7:30 pm at Mishkenot Shaananim: Famous Times of Israel blogger Sarah Tuttle Singer will launch her new book about living in Jerusalem and becoming acquainted with the city’s different communities
On Bees, Tuesday, June 19, 6 pm at Muslala (Top Floor, Binyan Clal): Ever wondered what the world looks like from a bee’s point of view? Come to this lecture to find out; stay to see Muslala’s organic beehive.
WeWork Creator Awards, Wednesday, June 20, 6 pm at the Payis Arena: This spectacular awards ceremony includes a jobs fair, a pop-up market, and performances by Aviv Geffen and Eurovision winner Netta Barzilai.
The Big Dream, Thursday, June 21, 6 pm: Millions of people dream about Jerusalem. Now, in honor of International Yoga Day, these dreams will be illustrated on yoga mats in Ben Hinnom Valley.
Intensity with Ilana Blumberg, Thursday, June 21, 9:30 am in Talbiyeh: Part-reading, including excerpts from Jamaica Kincaid and Virginia Woolf, part writing workshop, this is an opportunity for those who love creative writing in English to work on their craft.
Old Flutes, New Music, Saturday, June 23, 9:30 pm, at Hamazkeka: Come hear cutting-edge flute melodies that incorporate electronic music, in an innovative twist on this classic instrument.
All week long:
Hamsa, Hamsa, Hamsa, at the Museum for Islamic Art, times vary: The Hamsa, the hand-shaped good luck symbol, is ubiquitous throughout the Middle East. This exhibition displays 555 Hamsas, exploring their history in Jewish and Muslim cultures.
London in Jerusalem, at the Tower of David Museum, times vary: The Tower of David’s latest exhibit takes a look at the impact of the British mandate on Jerusalem’s history.
(Header photo by Idobartal)