Monday, January 21, marks the start of “Sheon Choref,” or “Winter Noise,” the second year of the four-week series of mostly free cultural winter events coordinated by the municipality’s Young Jerusalemites department, aimed at exposing all that Jerusalem has to offer to its younger population.

The Sheon Choref events range from gallery showings, food tastings and walking tours to jam sessions, film viewings and drag workshops, taking place in different downtown Jerusalem venues (Monday, January 21 on Havatzelet Street; Monday, January 28 in Nachalat Shiva; Monday, February 4 on Shlomzion Hamalka; and Monday, February 11 along Hillel and Shamai streets).

Highlights for Monday, January 21 include:

  • A traditional Moroccan cooking workshop at Darna (7 pm – 9 pm, NIS 150 per person); a workshop in Eastern European sausages at Hess (7 pm – 9 pm, NIS 100 per person)
  • Street festival on the streets of the Havatzelet complex, 7 pm – 11 pm
  • Learning and tour with the Secular Yeshiva, Anna Ticho House, 8 pm – 10 pm
  • Blues with Bitchin’ Mitch and the Blues Balls, Zusha, 10 pm

It’s about 80 events over the course of four evenings; and no, you don’t have to be young to join in.