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This week in Jerusalem

by michael August 21 2008
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Not Stomp at all.
Like Stomp, but Israeli: the Jerusalem Theatre's end of summer party

As the high holidays become visible on the horizon (they're closer than it seems), summer festival season continues in earnest in the city, with Jerusalemites trying to cram in as much freewheeling good times as possible before the rigor of days of rest and days of fasting. Weather aside, it's a good time to be out and about, because, as it so happens, there will be beer...

  •  X chromosomes go wild at Zimrat Isha, a one-night women-only mini-festival of religiously-inclined music tonight way out in the wilds of Har Nof.
  • If you want to sing in classic old-school Israeli fashion - that is, in a large group and in homage to greatness of the Land of Israel - head down to Mamilla tonight for the first session of Singing in Mamilla, a Municipality series of public singalong concerts.
  • If you haven't been to Chutzot HaYotzer yet, Saturday night is your last chance 'til next year.
  • Help the children learn about the magic of puppets with Quick Goose, a sort of meta-puppet production at the always reliable Train Theater.
  • And all that was only a lead-up: the real fun this week begins Wednesday night when the Jerusalem Beer Festival opens its gates. Barrels of good beer, live music, fascinating demonstrations and, uh...barrels of good beer. More on that later this week. 
Not enough? Nonsense. But if you want to see more, here's everything that's going down in the city this week, courtesy of the Jerusalemite Events section. You best have fun out there.
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