Hanukkah, Novy God (the Russian New Year), Christmas and New Year’s all fall out in the same week this year! So, what is your wish? Hanukkah parties? Xmas concerts? New Year’s celebrations? Every day in this calendar has a mish mash of the best events happening in Jerusalem throughout the last week of 2016. We hope you enjoy and, most importantly, get on out there! Check the calendar for events on other days.
Jewish Film Festival begins
8pm, 80NIS, Hebrew
Christmas tour in the Old City
More info and to sign up
7 hours of Jerusalem metal at Blaze Bar
Choir concert at the YMCA (King David St.)
1. Jerusalem Oratorio Choir – Bell Canto & Chamber Choir || conducted by Salome Rebello and Dor Magen
Piano – Rina Schechter
Soprano – Maria Liyubman
2. The Armenian Seminary Choir || conducted by Varuzhan Margaryan
3. The YMCA Youth Chorus || conducted by Micah Hendler
Order tickets at: 02-569-2684 or email@example.com
Party for women in Tekoa
Yeah, I know that Tekoa isn’t in Jerusalem but DJ Miri Petel rocks so if you have a way to get there, it might be worth your while.
More info (Hebrew)
Film, live music, party
Ethiopia Night at Nocturno (Bezalel St.)
Watch the film Summer of 89 about the experience of an Ethiopian family immigrating to Israel. Screening is in the presence of the director, Esti Almo-Wexler, who will speak afterwards. The screening and talk are followed by live music by Gili Yalo, a popular Israeli musician who combines his Ethiopian roots with soul, funk, groove and reggae. The night closes with African dance music. Throughout the night enjoy Ethiopian specials from the kitchen and the bar.
The film is in Hebrew and Amaharic with Hebrew subtitles. The talk is in Hebrew.
Order tickets: 050-305-75820
9pm, free (so it seems)
Kleizmer music & Hanukkah stories at Burstein’s Klezmer Basement
I think the storytelling is in Hebrew.
Marsh Dondurm wandering concert at Mahane Yehuda Shuk
Follow Marsh Dondrum as they play their music, stop for drinks at the local bars, and then continue on.
First stop: Shuka. Then moving on to Rosters and Beer Bazaar.
Yossi Fine live music at Hamazkeka
10pm, free until 11pm
Christmas party at The Place
Raash Hour at Sira
Without rehearsals, a two-digit number of groove musicians will meet in Jerusalem for a night of improvisation. If necessary, the jam will continue through the night. Come expecting nothing, hoping that the powers are with you.
Live concert by Eran Zamir at Little Pinkas
Eran plays the oud and the sirena, an instrument he invented which combines an oud and electric guitar.