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Jerusalem fills local stages with headlining artists for weekend fest

Free tickets for music, dance, song and film events each weekend, through March 11

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

Yoav Kutner (left) and Danny Robas at the February 25, 2022 event of Cultural Streams Festival in Jerusalem, continuing March 3-4 and March 10-11, 2022 (Courtesy Cultural Streams)
Yoav Kutner (left) and Danny Robas at the February 25, 2022 event of Cultural Streams Festival in Jerusalem, continuing March 3-4 and March 10-11, 2022 (Courtesy Cultural Streams)

Jerusalem is celebrating performances and art of different stripes this and next weekend with the Cultural Streams festival, with free events each Thursday night and Friday afternoon.

This weekend’s events began Thursday, March 3, with Israeli Opera singers and Vertigo dancers at the Rockefeller Museum, singer Amir Benayoun at Shalva and Dana Berger at Nocturno.

The party continues with more free events on Friday, March 4 at 12 p.m., including opera singers at Zion Square, filmmaker Shlomi Elkabetz and a screening of “Black Notebooks” at the Jerusalem Cinematheque and Moni Moshonov doing standup at the Bible Lands Museum.

Next weekend’s free performances begin Thursday, March 10, with Shai Tsabari at Shalva, Vertigo dancers at Gerard Behar, the Toy Orchestra at the YMCA, conductor Chen Zimbalista at the Rockefeller Museum and culinary host Hila Alpert with chef Israel Aharoni in the role of DJ, at the Crown Theater, all performances at 8 p.m.

Friday, March 11, the final day of the series, brings Ehud Banai and the Jish band to the Jerusalem Theater, DJ Carmi Wurtman with the Malox Band and Portrait Troupe at Zion Square, and Elisha Banai at Hansen House, all at 12 p.m., all free.

More details and registration for free tickets are available at the Cultural Arenas website.

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