Things to do in Israel next month

Let go of the “FOMO.” Plan ahead for the wildest events in Israel coming up next month with our early bird list

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By Jennifer Greenberg
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Save the date! There are tons of big events on the calendar next month. It’s time to mark them down, purchase tickets, and let the anticipation swell over you while waiting for theatre performances, comedy festivals, and concerts to come to town, and new museum exhibits, designer boutiques, and restaurants to open their doors. After tackling the top attractions in the Holy Land, it’s time for some good ole’ fashion entertainment. You deserve the break and you’re bound to save on early bird specials and presale tickets.

What's on next month

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The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra
News, Music

The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra

The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra plays music in periodical instruments, and using techniques and performance methods to suit. The orchestra has a new fall concerts that will make you wish to you could dive back in time. When: September-December

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Agnon House © Baruch Gian
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Cultural Events at The Agnon House

Agnon House celebrates 80 years for the publication of the book “A guest for the night”; one of Agnon’s best works and one of the top literary works in the Hebrew language in general. When: September-October

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The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra
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The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra

The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra plays music in periodical instruments, and using techniques and performance methods to suit. The orchestra has a new fall concerts that will make you wish to you could dive back in time. When: September-December

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Shvil Hatzukim © Guy Yitzhaki
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The Annual Open Houses Festival Returns to Jerusalem

The Open Houses event returns to Jerusalem with dozens of welcoming houses, architectural gems and special events The project, already a tradition, is high on the list of the most intriguing and fascinating events in the city. As it is every year, the event has an exciting eclectic program that includes rare visits and tours of buildings that have never been opened to the general public. When: October 31 through November 2.

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The Estonian Choir © Kaupo Kikkas
Music, Music festivals

Abu Ghosh Festival

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For 28 years now, vocal music lovers have been making pilgrimages to Kiryat Yearim in Sukkot and Shavuot, to take pleasure in the wonderful sounds and special atmosphere of the picturesque villages of the Jerusalem Mountains.

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Two hundred Jerusalem stories © Yaal Herman
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Old Yishuv Court Museum

The Old Yishuv Court Museum, located in the Jewish Quarter, opens fall season with an exhibition called “From Crisis to Revival – The Story of the Old City Evacuees”, which tells the story of the residents and fighters of the residents of the Jewish Quarter in 1947. When: October-November 

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Abraham Hostel

Abraham Hostel

The Jerusalem hostel has long since stopped being only a hostel, and is a lively meeting place for locals and tourists with lots of parties, shows and special events. Fall festivities at the hostel will open with a huge party to end the summer on the roof of the building (October 3), with a show by the house band, BBQ and treats. Also on the program: Flamenco Nights (October 24), a huge show with dancers and musicians from Spain and Israel; a crazy Halloween party with the house DJ in a scary set, green cocktails, costumes, witches and other monsters; market disco (November 15) with Chef Nadav Malin, who will be coming to the hostel as part of an open-air restaurant festival for an event that is all about Slow Food and luxurious brunch with loads of gourmet options.

When: October-November Where: 67 Hanevi’im, Details: www.facebook.com/Abraham.Hostels

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Piano Festival

Jerusalem Theater celebrates the fall with four days of classical, jazz and world music in a festival that centers almost exclusively on the piano, in various styles and modes of expression. The festival has been held for its seventh consecutive year and will be dedicated to the Polish composer Frederick Chopin and his piano works. The program will also include piano concerts by Chopin, most of his works for piano and orchestra, as well as concerts by other Polish composers. Performers will include pianists from Israel and the world, orchestras from Israel and Poland, and a piano trio focusing on the interface between classical music, jazz, groove and folklore.

When: November 13-16 Where: 20 David Marcus Details: www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il

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Itai Ben-Nun © Shira Abulafia

International Oud Festival

The International Oud Festival returns to Jerusalem with a rich and varied repertoire that combines Arabic music with world music from Andalusia, Armenia, Kurdistan and Israel. The festival celebrates 20 years, and the shows feature cross-border musical traditions and cultures from countries from North Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans, which enrich each other and hold fascinating interactions. As in every year, the festival will host international and Israeli artists, who create with love and passion for the ancient musical instruments and the authentic and traditional sounds. Participants include: Omar Faruk Tekbilek and Brian Keane in an exciting opening performance, the Madrasa Ensemble, Ara Dinkijian and Borju Yildiz with a performance of Armenian songs, singer Ilana Elia in a new show “Love in Pleasure”, and the Divan Saez Ensemble in a show dedicated to Turkish-Sufi soul music.

When: November 21-30, Where: In the halls around the city Details: *6226

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Jazz Show © Shutterstock
Music, Jazz

7 Hot Spots to Catch a Jazz Show Every Single Night of the Week

Snap your fingers, tap your feet - because Tel Aviv is alive with beautiful be-bop and cross-rhythm from the jazz genre. As we see more and more special jazz nights popping up on the regular, we have rounded up our favorites, giving you the opportunity to take a hit of the stuff any night of the week. 

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