10 Things To Do In Jerusalem in January 2016

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10 Things To Do In Jerusalem in January 2016


Looking for a fun way to start off 2016? The first month of the new year is full of exciting events happening in Jerusalem. With such a wide variety to choose from, it can be hard to decide  what to attend – but luckily, we’ve already narrowed down the list for you. So here are our recommendation of 10 things to do in Jerusalem this January. All events listed below  involve institutions and projects that receive support from the Jerusalem Foundation:


January 6, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, by the Incubator Theater, Beit Masie, 9 PM:

This  Hebrew language musical adaptation of the Shakespearian tragedy by the Incubator Theater incorporates music and spoken-word poetry.


January 7, “Discussions”, by the Pandora Collective, Beit Masie,  8 PM:

This piece of performance art centers on a discussion between two women about their memories of the Gulf War, highlighting key issues in the formation of gender identities in Israeli society.


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January 9, “Cindyrella” Catalogue Launch,  Barbur Gallery, 7  PM:

This festive event will launch the catalogue for the gallery’s “Cindyrella” exhibit, providing a chance to learn more about this unique exhibit’s interesting twist on the classic princess theme. The event is open to the public free of charge. For more information, go to: http://barbur.org/


January 11, Carmel Quartet Concert, by the Jerusalem Music Center, YMCA, 8 pm:

This prestigious chamber quartet will perform classical music, with explanations andbackground information in English. For more information, go to: http://www.jmc.co.il/?CategoryID=143&ArticleID=499


January 13, My Ex-Step-Mother-in-Law, Gerard Bahar Center, 8:30 PM:

This intimate performance features a staged encounter with a family figure as she sculpts, cooks, and goes along her daily routine, while dispensing comedic monologues, as well as words of wisdom.


January 18, “Birthday to Elephants”,  the Train Theater, 4:30 PM:

This children’s play tells the story of elephants having a birthday party. For more information, go to: http://www.traintheater.co.il/english/program/


January 20, “The Crazy History of Jerusalem” by the Psik Theater, Beit Masie, 8:30 PM:

This Hebrew-language performance about one man’s time travels through Jerusalem’s history features encounters with key Biblical figures, including  King David, King Solomon, and the prophet Jeremiah. For more information please see: http://www.bmz.org.il/show.php?id=2142


January 21, “Cowboy” by Machol Shalem Dance House, Karnaf Dance Hall, 8:30 PM.

This dance performance, choreographed by Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor, offers a playful meditation on power dynamics.


January 28, A-WA Concert, the Yellow Submarine, 10 PM:

This performance will feature the popular Yemenite-Israeli band, A-WA, in an evening that combines classic Yemenite traditions with modern Israeli music.


January 29, Youth at the Center, Gershwin and More, by the Jerusalem Music  Center, YMCA,  12 pm:

This concert will feature some of the center’s rising talent in a performance of Gershwin tunes and other modern classics.  The concert is free of charge. For more information, please go to: http://www.jmc.co.il/?CategoryID=143&ArticleID=553