web analytics
October 7, 2015 / 24 Tishri, 5776
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post

Balabasta Nutty Summer Festival

Balabasta Nutty Summer Festival

Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel /FLASH90

Just in time for its 100th birthday, the ever-evolving Machane Yehuda market has transformed itself once again, this time into one of Jerusalem’s hottest summer cultural venues. On Monday nights throughout August, the shuk hosts “Balabasta” (literally, “come to the shop-stall”), a centennial carnival of sorts, complete with street performances, a collaborative wall-of-origami project, live video art projections, watermelon giveaways, chili eating contests, concerts, giant puppets, sets by DJs and bands, produce carving workshops and the first-ever “Shuk Olympics.”

It’s a veritable cacophony of music, art and food – with many of the cafes and restaurants staying open late to serve the crowds and culinary tours of the shuk’s hottest kitchens. The Hagigit collective, which strives to bring art to a wider public audience, is organizing production-set photo shoots (pictured, with white backdrop) and walking around in costume throughout the Balabasta events.

Read and see more.

About the Author:

If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

One Response to “Balabasta Nutty Summer Festival”

  1. Terrific site……especially like the SAFAM music. They played at my son, Zev Noah's Bar Mitzvah.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Captured terrorist in Petach Tikvah as crowd demands his head.
Arab Terror Attack at Mall Near Beilinson Hospital [video]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/photos/balabasta-nutty-summer-festival/2012/08/06/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: