Midnight East Oracle: February 9 – 19, 2011

The Sixth Biennale for Israeli Ceramics, in the foreground, a work by Esther Beck/Photo: Ayelet Dekel

Midnight East Oracle: an eclectic gathering of music, art, theatre, dance & other future events coming up in the next ten days.

TONIGHTEatliz at Tmuna, Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak’s Oyster at Suzanne Dellal, Broken Baghdad Hearts a jaymrosen dj set at Uganda in Jerusalem, Digital Primitives at Levontin 7, Batsheva Dance Company performs Ohad Naharin’s Mamootot (also on Feb 10)

ONGOINGAndrzej Wajda retrospective at the Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa Cinematheques throughout the month of February

UNUSUAL YouMake ReMake #1 – Stage responses to YouTube clips, February 17 – 19 at the Suzanne Dellal Centre.

MUSIC – just in time for Valentine’s Day, Daniela and Ben Spector launch their new album Love Is…with a series of intimate performances merging folk with electric beats, originals composed by Daniela and produced by Ben. February 12 at 21:00, Hakatze Bar in Jerusalem & February 16 at 20:00, Levontin 7, Tel Aviv

February 10 – 7 musicians, including saxophonist Albert Beger – creating a contemporary voice – local & personal through improvisations & composed pieces at 21:00, Hateiva in Jaffa (30 – 40 NIS); Digital Primitives in Raanana
February 11 – artist, jazz musician and amazing person Harold Rubin and Mark Samulyan 15:00 at Levontin 7; Musica Mundana at the Mitzpe Ramon Jazz Club
February 12 – Izabo at 15:30 at Levontin 7
February 14 – Yael Deckelbaum at 22:30 special Valentine’s Day solo concert, Levontin 7; Yonit Shaked-Golan tribute to Shoshana Damari at 20:30, Tzavta
February 15 – 18, Tel Aviv Jazz Festival at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, with a terrific program of Israeli and International jazz musicians
February 16 – Evgeny Kissin at the Jerusalem ICC
February 17 – Brian “Double Slide” Cober begins his Israeli tour at Mike’s Place, Tel Aviv

February 18 – a multi-star Tribute to Shoshana Damari, the Queen of Hebrew Song, at 11:00 & 13:30 at the Cameri Theatre in Tel Aviv, Yair Yona at the Mitzpe Ramon Jazz Club

 LITERATURE – book launch for A. B. Yehoshua’s new book “Hesed Sfaradi” February 11, at 11:00, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, 02-6292212 (40/50 NIS – the event is in Hebrew)

ART – The 6th Biennale for Israeli Ceramics opens on February 15, 2011 at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv; Ken Kewly solo exhibit at the Rothschild Fine Art gallery


Beijing LDTX/Photo: Wang Xiao


DANCE – Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Rabbit with performances by Beijing Dance LDTX and the Chinese Shaolin Martial Arts Group at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv, February 14 – 19

FILM – Have you seen Black Swan yet?

THEATRE – Goldoni’s Servant of Two Masters with English surtitles at the Cameri Theatre in Tel Aviv on February 15 at 20:30
February 9 –La Mandragola, a musical comedy directed and choreographed by Gilad Kimhi at Beit Lessin (thru Feb 12)
February 11 – the Hebrew adaptation of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at Gesher Theatre; a discussion with Director Yossi Weiler (Rechnitz) at the Cameri at noon
February 12 – Mikro Theatre’s nostalgic musical revue Shirim mehaboydem at 21:00 at the Khan; Rechnitz by Elfriede Jelinek at the Cameri (in German, thru Feb. 14)the Tziporela Ensemble’s new show Derech Hagav at Tzavta at 21:00
February 14 –the Khan Theatre production of Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard (thru Feb 19)
Feb 18 & 19 – a funny satire on the military Mishura Meshahrer Rak Hamavet at Hasimta at 21:00

OTHER EVENTSOpen House IN ENGLISH at Tel Aviv University on February 11, 2011

*Unless otherwise noted, all events are in Hebrew


Beit Lessin Theatre, La Mandragola will be performed at ZOA House, 26 Ibn Gvirol Street, Tel Aviv 03-7255333
Cameri Theatre, 19 Shaul Hamelech Boulevard, Tel Aviv, 03-6060960
Eretz Israel Museum, 2 Haim Levanon Street, Tel Aviv, 03-6415244
Hakatze, 4 Shushan Street, Jerusalem
Hasimta Theatre, 8 Mazal Dagim Alley, Old City of Jaffa, 03-6812126
Hateiva, 19 Jerusalem Boulevard, Hatzrot Yafo, Jaffa (parking level), 03-6822403
Khan Theatre, 2 David Remez Street, Jerusalem, 02-6303600
Levontin 7, Tel Aviv, 03-5605084
Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, 02-6292212
Suzanne Dellal Centre, 5 Yehieli Street, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv, 03-5105656
Tzavta Theatre, 30 Ibn Gvirol Street, Tel Aviv, 03-6950156/7


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