Written by: [29 Aug 2015 ]

Cowboy is a sexy swagger and a cry of pain; Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor’s new work is bold, outspoken and full of tenderness. Taking the cowboy, a potent image of gay iconography with intriguing political overtones (think Wild West and see where that leads you), as their point of origin, Niv and Oren blaze a trail that dances far out of the comfort zone. Not for the meek and faint-hearted, challenging themes and excellent performances make this an emotionally charged, and very entertaining evening.
As the audience walks in four …

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Written by: [22 Aug 2015 ]
Celebrate The Zone’s 4th Anniversary!

The Zone has been filling the night with sound and good vibes for four years and going strong! Come celebrate with founder & master of ceremonies Jeremie Horgen and all the people who make this venue great – musicians, crew & YOU –  on Thursday, August 27th & party all night! It’s going to be huge. HUGE. Admission free.
Doors open at 22:00, there will be an exhibition of concert flyers – designed by Eyal Teller.
New cocktails offered at 40% off – sounds good to me!
Music!!! Starting at 23:30 mega-jam till …

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Written by: [20 Aug 2015 ]
Ester Rada – Free Concert at Jaffa Port

Join the summer fun at Jaffa Port! Ester Rada will be performing a free concert this Friday, August 21st at 15:00!
She’s got the love, she’s got the music, she’s the queen!!! Ester Rada is a powerful woman, a performer who draws you in with her fantastic energy, a voice that is as tender and intimate as it is strong; a writer with songs that reverberate in your body and soul. (from the album launch review)

Friday fun at Jaffa Port starts at 10:00, with an open-air urban designer’s market, art activities …

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Written by: [10 Aug 2015 ]
Midnight East Top Ten: August 2015

1. Take a vacation! That’s what I’ll be doing this August, at least part of the time: disconnecting from my computer, cell phone, and all other digital accessories, pulling on my hiking boots and heading for the mountains with my backpack on my back for fresh air and a fresh perspective. Vacations are the best, but if you are not going away this summer, there are so many ways to enjoy a mini-vacation right here! This is the list of my top ten recommendations for August, I’m sure you have …

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Written by: [30 Jul 2015 ]
Israel Museum: Contact Point 2015

Run through the museum, transform yourself into a colorful rainbow, make music with Damien Hirst’s dots – these are just some of the intriguing possibilities that await you at Contact Point, a night of different encounters with the Israel Museum. The Jerusalem Season of Culture and the Israel Museum’s hot collaboration, Contact Point will take place this year on Thursday, August 6, 2015. Starting at 20:00, visitors are invited to experience the museum through the multitude of performances, installations and activities created by a cohort of artists engaging with the …

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Written by: [27 Jul 2015 ]
Animix 2015: Art from the Big Apple

If you read The New Yorker for the cartoons, then you will want to mark your calendar for the screening of Very Semi-Serious at the Animix International Animation, Comics and Caricature Festival 2015. Directed by Leah Wolchok, the documentary looks behind the scenes at the making of those quirky single-panel cartoons, with Bob Mankoff, New Yorker cartoon editor leading pitch meetings, as well as quick tour of the department’s history since 1925, its legends – James Thurber, William Steig, Charles Addams; and ample cartoons. As Bob Mankoff says in the …