Great Events For The First Week of September

Jerusalem is now in the thick of the Hebrew month of Elul, which means that we’re counting down the days remaining until the fall holiday rush. So take this as a good week to enjoy Jerusalem’s cornucopia of cultural and entertainment opportunities.
Tonight, 5th of September-  Jerusalem’s Old Train Station hosts the Ma’alot Tarshicha Andalusian Orchestra, with special guests including Micha Shitrit (pictured) and Kobi Oz. The concert, entitled Adon Haslichot explores traditions of pre-Rosh Hashana prayer-poems expressing the individual’s longing for forgiveness. Also, Pedigree-laden pop star Evyatar Banai, Meir’s brother, brings his Until Tomorrow show to the Jerusalem Theatre , showcasing newer and older material alike, with a focus on ballads driven by piano and guitar.
Also tonight, a cappella theatrical comedians the Voca People (pictured) create a wide range of musical effects to recreate Earth’s musical canon. Eight friendly aliens from the planet Voca perform rhythmic, vocal adaptations of nearly 70 hits, from classical music to popular tunes and movie soundtracks. The performance takes place at the Israel Museum.
Tomorrow, Thursday- head downtown to the crafts booth showcase that is the Bezalel Arts Fair, Jerusalem’s answer to Nachalat Binyamin in Tel Aviv.
On Saturday night, the Uganda alternative performance space welcomes Same World Trio’s entrancing rhythmic dronw-chants.
 Sunday night will have a time slot to ponder the future of democracy in the rapidly changing Middle East. Channel 2 news anchor Ohad Hemo shares his take on the matter as part of Beit Avi Chai’s wide-sweeping A Year Gone By lecture series.

 This Monday, for the first time, the original Irish dance troupe Riverdance comes to Israel for eight performances across the country, including a Jerusalem stop at Binyanei Hauma. Fifty dancers, singers and musicians (along with five tons of equipment) present the classic Irish tap dance, a tradition from the culture of Celtic tribes.

On Tuesday- As part of its “Notes for Jerusalem” concert series, the Tower of David Museum hosts its annual cantorial concert. This year’s performance is a tribute to Cantor Moshe Gentshof and is led by musical director and accompanying pianist Raymond Goldstein.

And Wednesday, Wake up extra early to see Christian Marclay’s The Clockan astonishing 24-hour video pastiche exploration of the significance of measured time, in its entirety, for free no less.

Hope there is enough intell as too what could be done this week,

Have a great week!