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This week in Jerusalem

by michael August 28 2008
This week in JerusalemArtFor the kidsThings to do
Nikolai Gogol's Marriage, this week at the Khan

It may not quite feel like it yet, but summer is winding down. And with festival season ending and the nonstop fall blowout of Jewish holidays still a month off, the late-summer doldrums have descended on the Holy City. But even during these languorous days, Jerusalem still offers plenty of ways to keep yourself entertained:

  •  Tonight is your last chance to give a toast to Jerusalem at the Beer Festival. By Friday, all the beer vendors will be gone, and it'll be nothing but Goldstar and Tuborg 'til next summer.
  • Even the Municipality is on the end-of-summer tip, and they've organized a free outdoor concert to commemorate it tonight in Independence Park. Sagol 59, HaYehudim and other big names will perform.
  • Introduce your kids to the magic of larger-than-life chimpanzee puppets on Sunday with Trained Animals, another winning Train Theater production.
  • Of all man's institutions, none is as ripe for parody as marriage. Nikolai Gogol knew it, and so does the Khan Theater, currently staging a Hebrew adaptation of his famous comedy Marriage. See it Monday night.
  • Let the Israel Museum mess with your head a little Tuesday by checking out Secrets and Ties, an avant-garde exhibit slapped together from the museum's deep archives.
There's plenty more where that came from in the Events section. Keep cool out there.
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