Thought you’d sneak in a relaxing week? Well, think again. Israel’s got loads of culture-packed activities this week, and we’ve rounded up the best of the best. From new art exhibitions and restaurant openings, to the hottest musicians both visiting and local and secret speakeasies off the beaten path, you’ll be crawling to work come Sunday. See how many things to do in Israel over the next seven days you can check off your bucket list. After all, YOIO — “you only Israel once.”
What's on this week
After winning praise for her central role in the successful musical "Saturday Night Fever" at the Cameri Theater, the Israeli groove queen, Karolina continues to redefine the Israeli musical scene with a new show featuring the best songs from her diverse and illustrious career in Israel and abroad. Her virtuoso stage presence and rare vocal ability make each one of her concerts an unforgettable experience.
Touring the globe for her “50” World Tour, celebrated Belgian-Canadian singer Lara Fabian, known internationally as one of the most beautiful female voices of contemporary music and vocal pop, arrives in Israel for a unique concert on December 14th. The international tour, which celebrates the songwriter and performer's 50th birthday, is also a celebration of her 25-year musical career, and will include performances of classic French and English songs, alongside new material from her latest album, “Papillon". The “50” World Tour includes Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London; Brussels, Moscow, Kyiv, Athens and more.
Sarona Market continues with its popular series: "Market Chef Kids", an experiential culinary complex for children with a variety of cooking workshops. With "taste the world" workshop, kids will make a famous and special dish of the chosen country. Children will receive an interesting explanation about the country and the signature recipe.
December 2-31, Admission is free!
Get your bellies ready for a variety of simmering soups to keep you warm during Jerusalem's winter days. When the temperatures (finally!) plummet, there is nothing like the Jerusalem winter to enjoy a rich, comforting soup. Out of a great love for soups and the culinary abundance of raw materials that Jerusalem offers, a seasonal tradition called the "Winter Soup Festival" was created at the Inbal Hotel for its fifth year now.
The festival takes place Sunday through Thursday until the end of winter
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
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.
From Ancient Greece to Neverland: these upcoming exhibits at the Israel Museum are a great way to spend some time indoors and away from the heat.
In one of the oldest districts in Tel Aviv, adjacent to the Carmel Market, Nahalat Binyamin Street has a wonderful now-not-so-well-known secret, which makes itself known twice a week.