Izabo: despite appearances, not a Jewish knockoff of Sly and the Family Stone
July is on its way out, but don't be sad: August brings with it yet another fully-loaded month of Jerusalem culture, which you'll probably need to take advantage of in order to distract yourself from that baking desert sun. The heat may be on, yes, but Jerusalem, as always, remains unassailably cool.
- Do you like frumpy thirtysomething Israeli men? Do you like the mystical Druids-meet-Blind Lemon Jefferson-meets-impeccable golden curls oeuvre of Led Zeppelin? Then you should love the Blues Messengers' Zeppelin tribute concert tonight at the Yellow Submarine.
- Those who tend more towards the classical tradition should find much to enjoy Friday afternoon at Ein Kerem's Targ Music Center, where young piano masters Anna Kavalerova and Nimrod David Pfeffer will run through a Chopin- and Beethoven-heavy recital called, simply enough, "Excellence."
- Everybody loves a story, even the somber aesthetes at the Israel Museum. Bring the kids for a day of storytelling Friday (or any other day in August) - admission for children is 100% free throughout the month.
- Tel Avivi sensi-rocker Amit Erez, known in a non-solo capacity as the guitarist for unfortunately-named indie band Eatliz, will play a show in the intimate surroundings of HaTaklit Sunday evening.
- Soak up the jazz stylings of Russo-Israeli pianists Lev Liplevak and Gil Stein with the cool accompaniment of a martini or caipirinha at Birman, also Sundy evening.
- And don't miss Tel Aviv indie darlings Izabo next Thursday at HaMa'abada. They've got a major label release and have played all over Europe - but this, incredibly, will be their debut performance in Jerusalem. Tel Aviv people.
And that ain't all, folks. Check out the full listings for the week
, only in the Jerusalemite Events section
. Stay cool, hepcats and kitties.