Happy Passover! The holiday of spring cleaning, unleavened bread and strange customs is here. It starts on Monday evening, April 10. Tuesday night to Sunday evening are the middle days and then Sunday eve of the 16th until Monday night of the 17th is the final day of the holiday.

Got it? Basically, the first and last days are sort of like Shabbat, with most shops and restaurants in the Jewish parts of Jerusalem closed and very little going on.

And in between are a few days full of events and things to do. I’m sharing some of the best of it right here.

Events Legend

 Theater

 Music

 Arts & Crafts

 Games/Competitions

 Free to Participate

 Family

 Dance/Party

 Cinema

 Lecture/Storytelling

Tuesday night, April 11

Capital Latina Salsa @ The First Station  
8:30pm | Free entrance
Info in English

Cinema night @ Hamazkeka 
9:30pm | Free (so it seems)
Trailer | More info in Hebrew

Wednesday, April 12

Picnic for the family @ Gey Ben Hinom Valley 
10am-5pm
12:30pm Performance for the kids
2pm Dance party for parents and kids
And other treats
Free
More info in Hebrew

Game On @ Hansen House 
Days of games and technology
April 12-15
All the info in English

Girls’ skateboard competition @ the Skatepark, Liberty Bell Park 
4-9pm
More info in Hebrew

Theatrical experiences in the alleyways of the Old City  
April 12-13, 4-9pm | Free
A play every 20 minutes in Hebrew. And one at 6pm starting at Jaffa Gate in English!
More info in Hebrew

Jerusalem Double backgammon tournament @ Hansen House  
7-10pm | Free
Info in Hebrew

The Solomon Brothers @ YesPlanet Jerusalem  
8:15pm | Free
Info in English

Ryskinder & The White Screen @ Pergamon 
9pm | 30NIS
Info in Hebrew

Thursday, April 13

Game On @ Hansen House 
Days of games and technology
April 12-15
All the info in English

Baduk Tournament 2017 @ The Korean Cultural Center 
April 13-14 | 12-4pm
Info in Hebrew and registration here

HaMiffal Arts & Crafts Fair 
April 13-14
Thursday from noon into the night
Friday from noon until Shabbat candle lighting
An art and design fair accompanied by DJ music and food from the local kitchen
Info in Hebrew

Theatrical experiences in the alleyways of the Old City  
April 12-13, 4-9pm | Free
A play every 20 minutes in Hebrew. And one at 6pm starting at Jaffa Gate in English!
Info in Hebrew

Kol HaOt Illuminated Haggadah Fair @ Inbal Hotel 
5-10pm
Info in English

De-Colonizing Art Institutions? with Dorothee Richter @ Artists’ Studios, Talpiot
6pm | Free (so it seems)
This event is in English. Learn about Dorothee’s project where she’s travelling the world to speak to curators to figure out where art institutions should and could be going.
Info in English

Benefit Concert for the Interfaith Encounter Association @ 25 Shivtei Yisrael St. 
7pm | 100NIS (or more – proceeds go to the Faith in Music project)
Info in English

Freedom and Slavery in Sexuality with Moshe Mordechai van Zuiden @ Holzer Books  
7:30pm | Free
Info in English

Rosenblatt & Gershwin @ Khan Theatre 
The King of the Cantors & the King of Broadway
8pm | 75 NIS
Tickets | Info in English

Hebrew improv @ Alliance House 
8:30pm | 40NIS per person or 60NIS per couple
Info in Hebrew

Voices from the World @ Bet Hagat, Ein Karem  
This international concert with music by composers from Croatia, Holland, Germany and Israel, is a spectacular voyage between the sounds and stories that inhabited ancient and modern times in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
8:30pm | Free
Info in English

Shefita @ The Yellow Submarine 
9pm | 50-80NIS
Clip | Tickets | Info in Hebrew

Echo & Tito @ Nocturno 
9pm | 40NIS
Clip | Tickets | Info in Hebrew

Prof. Dan Ariely Hosting Shlomo Gronich @ Zappa Jerusalem  
Show starts at 10pm | 120NIS
Tickets | Info in Hebrew

Dark Lager @ Besarbia   
Live blues and folk music
10:30pm | Free
Clip | Info in Hebrew

Friday, April 14

English Gallery Hop: Introduction to Jerusalem’s Contemporary Art Scene 
11am | 90NIS per person, 150NIS per couple
Tickets | Info in English


Saturday, April 15

Naama Women’s Choir @ Beit Jimal near Beit Shemesh 
12:30pm | 50/60NIS
Info in Hebrew

Eldad Zitrin @ Nocturno 
8pm | 40/50NIS
Clip | Tickets | Info in Hebrew

Magid – English Storytelling Night @ The Homestead  
8:30pm | Free
Info in English

Yuri Naumov @ Besarabia 
9pm | I think entrance is free
Clip | Info in Russian

Lazer Lloyd @ The Yellow Submarine 
10pm | 50-70NIS
Clip | TicketsInfo in Hebrew

The Work of the Priest @ Nissan Nativ Acting Studio  
A Hebrew musical and theatrical performance about Leonard Cohen
10pm | 40/50NIS
Tickets: 050-675-8295 | Info in Hebrew

Sunday, April 16

The Traditional Klezmer Parade  
From Mishkenot Shaananim neighborhood to King David’s tomb
12pm | Free
Info in Hebrew

Monday, April 17

Mimouna: Monday night Passover ends and, as was the custom in North Africa, people get together to festively eat leavened bread for the first time in eight days. In other words, they get together to party.

Mimouna in electronic ethnic hafla style with AnnaRF @ Nocturno    
8:30pm | 55/65NIS
ClipTickets | Info in Hebrew

Mimouna @ Abraham Hostel   
9pm | Free
Info in English

Tuesday, April 18

Mimouna @ Lev Ha’ir, Nachlaot
4:15pm | Free
Info in Hebrew

Phew! Feel free to leave comments with info about other events, either here or on the Facebook post. Happy Pesach!! חג פסח כשר ושמח!