Things to do in Israel this week

Discover the very best things to do over the next seven days, from cultural events to live music and more

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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

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News, Art

Design Week 2019

Hansen's flagship project returns to a week full of events, exhibitions, installations and fascinating collaborations. About 150 designers from all over the world will present their works in more than 40 projects during International Design Week, which will operate under the concept "East" this year, and will deal with the differences between East and West from varying perspectives. In addition to the exhibitions, there will be lectures on design manners, workshops and inspirational meetings with designers from various fields. © Roni Shvarts When: June 13-20 Where: Hansen House, 14 Gedalyahu Alon. For details: jdw.co.il © Idan Sidi, Gal Sharir

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Things to do, Markets and fairs

Hebrew Book Week

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Get familiar with original literature, translated books, children's books and youth books. In addition, the fair will include a wealth of experiential activities for children and youth, such as plays, storytime, creative workshops, theatre, and musical performances. Entrance is free to all stands, events and shows.

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Cultural Events at The Agnon House

The Agnon House in the Talpiot neighborhood is the historic home of the writer S.Y Agnon, which has become a literary museum that conducts local cultural activities. During the reading month (June) the Agnon House will hold encounters with public figures and intellectuals, who will talk about the books and texts that accompanied them and outlined their path in life. Among the participants: Robi Namdar, Ariana Melamed, Yankele Rotblit and more. Amos Oz, courtesy of Keter In July there will be a series of meetings with the best researchers in Israel on the work of writer Amos Oz and the cultural heritage he left us. Participants: Bilha Ben-Eliahu, Avraham Balaban, Nitza Ben Dov, Matan Hermoni and Nurit Gertz. When: June-July. Where: Agnon House, Klausner 16, Talpiot. For details and meetings: agnonhouse.org.il

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A Place for Poetry

“Makom Leshira” (a place for poetry) is a house for poets, established by Jerusalem poets in order to promote poetry in Israel in general and in Jerusalem in particular Makom Leshira includes the school for the art of the word (Amanuyot Hamila), literary events, writing workshops, publishing and more. 

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News, Art

New exhibitions at the Israel Museum

From Ilan Ramon’s journal and the Enoch Scroll from Qumran to Peter and Pan: 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. 

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News, Theater & Performance

Summer Events at The Incubator Theater

The Incubator Theater serves as a home for an original Jerusalem work, with a special emphasis on excellence in the classic and modern acting and theater arts, and their uniqueness as a legitimate entertainment, educational, and cultural element in our digital age. Gidi – a daydream musical and poetry slam.

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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. It’s time to add some scat and sax into your life, folks.

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