Annotation: While we make it our duty to constantly update you on what’s going on in Israel each week, we would never want you to be bored. That’s why Time Out has assembled a list of weekly events that keep you up to date in the Israeli culture scene. From live music and jams at the local ice cream parlour near HaKerem, to concerts at Jerusalem’s hottest Jazz club and fall-off-your-chair laughing improv, we challenge you to make it out to each of these recurring sets at least once. Skip the Netflix and go have some fun; we promise you won’t regret it.
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Rooftop Hop - Jerusalem Swing and Blues is a nonprofit organization offering swing dancing lessons to the public. Under the direction of Shikma Zaarur, Itai Rosenfeld Cohen and Lihi Karni (teacher at the Media Hop swing community in Tel Aviv), you'll Lindy Hop, jive and high five your way into the 1920s for a night of hip-swinging fun. So bring a date or come meet your soul mate on the rooftop of the Prizma Center this Sunday. Don't forget comfy shoes! check out their facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1669653216689668/?__mref=message_bubble
“Tel-Aviv Improv Workshop” creates a comfortable environment where every level of comedian—from new comer to veteran—can assemble to improve their improv. Each week, a different member of the community hosts a themed workshop in Dubnov Garden. The hands on workshops encourage participants to take part in as many skits as possible, forcing them to step out of their comfort zones and tap into their creativity.
On top of being a funky underground bar off of the beaten – Carmel Market – path, every Tuesday, The Space is transforming into an out-of-this-world Jazz club. Witness Gil Livni jam out on his guitar alongside Amit Friedman on the sax, or sip mojitos and enjoy the Brazilian beats made by Salit Lahav on the flute and Oded Aloni on pandero. Each week brings a new understanding to the word 'jazz', from contemporary to bebop to the indefinable. Enjoy some midweek musoc to get you through to Thursday – because after a night of delicious drinks at dirt cheap prices, you may miss Wednesday all together.
After an extended hiatus, the Yellow Submarine has re-welcomed their famous weekly free Jazz show. Every Wednesday, the best musicians from Israel and abroad come to Jerusalem's No. 1 Jazz club for an exciting performance...and it's free! Come enjoy this year's lineup of young promising talents, world music groups, guest ensembles and the best of Israeli Jazz. With names like Yogev Shitrit, Mosaico, Rotem Sivan and more, we challenge you to find a reason not to swing by the Yellow Submarine this Wednesday.
“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” Pop into Arte Glideria and treat yourself to this Sicilian slice of heaven on Nachalat Binyamin. Arte Glideria’s staff are wonderfully friendly, and, if you can catch them at the right moment, are keen to show you their “laboratory”” at the back of the shop where they concoct their signature flavors. Staff picks are “Marco’s cake,” a creamy base topped with fruit coulis and rich almond crumble, their Mojito Granita, made in true Sicilian fashion by reducing the temperature of the ingredients to produce a snow-like texture, plus an array of vegan water-based flavors.