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by michael August 07 2008
This week in JerusalemFor the kidsThings to do

 

The woman is actually portraying an enormous Salieri.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as a tiny puppet: this week only

 

It's August. It's hot. And what's the best way to get one's mind off the sticky days? A national period of mourning, of course. Yes, religiously mandated mellow-harsher Tisha B'Av is this week, and nowhere feels it harder than Jerusalem. But don't be sad: there's still plenty of fun to be had.

  • From Mingus to Pastorius on down, everybody loves a jazz bassman. Bassist Fernando Knopf, specializing in that most accessible of jazz genres, Latin, will be appearing with his sextet at Brigham Young University tonight, for free.
  • Follow the path of the IDF paratroopers who triumphantly reclaimed the Western Wall in 1967 on a Nine Days-themed tour Friday morning put on by the City of David.
  • Get the official angle on Jerusalem neighborhood Abu Tor on Friday with a free, Shabbat-observant, English-language Municipality tour.
  • You know what's hilarious? Divorce. Or at least Israelis think so. Take in their latest comic paean to today's most hallowed institution at the Jerusalem Theatre Monday evening with a performance of the play Get for Two.
  • Can fashion save the world? No. Of course not. Don't be silly. But still, don't miss Re-Use, a fashion show Tuesday evening at the Merkaz in which pro Israeli designers deck models with green, progressive, presumably organic raiment.
And just like every week, if that's not enough for you, check out the full listing of this week's events in the Jerusalemite Events Section.
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