Midnight East Oracle: May 25 – June 4, 2011


American poet Mark Strand is in Israel this week, with poetry readings in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Tel Aviv University Department of English and American Studies will host a poetry reading in Hebrew and English at 16:00 today, Wednesday, May 25, 2011 in room 001 of the Webb Building, with greetings by Professor Shirley Sharon-Zisser and an introduction by Professor Karen Alkalay Gut. Mark Strand will read his poems in English, translator Uzi Weill and Israeli poets Ori Bernstein, Raquel Chalfi, Mordechai Geldman, Amir Or and Rafi Weichert will read translations in Hebrew.

The American Center will host the poet tomorrow, Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 20:30, 19 Keren Hayesod Street, Jerusalem. The poet’s visit is made possible by the U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Public Affairs Office.

MUSIC – May 26 – Mark Rashkow Blues at the Shablul, 21:00; Non-instrumental festival at Zimmer, 5 HaGdud HaIvri Street.

May 27 – Sons of Moriah return to perform at the Mitzpe Ramon Jazz Club after their first US performances at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis this past February – Eyal Ben Ha’moria, Galor Tait, Lidor Lalena and guest performer Ronit Ben Ha’moria, performance at 21:00.
May 29 – The Brothers Yares at MyBar on 26 Bugrashov at 21:30.

Mulatu Astatke

May 31 –Ethiopian jazz musician Mulatu Astatke in Israel for one performance only at the Barby in Tel Aviv, 21:30!

Israeli Piano Quartet

June 2 – The Israel Piano Quartet: Revital Hachamoff – piano, Gilad Hildescheim – violin, Shuli Waterman – viola, Ira Givol – cello. The program for the evening: Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55. “Eroica” (arr. for Piano Quartet by Beethoven’s Student, Ferdinand Ries); followed by Brahms: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60. 20:30 at the Einav Cultural Center, Tel Aviv.

Eddie Henderson

The Center for Jazz Studies, Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv will host jazz trumpeter Eddie Henderson. Henderson will conduct master classes at the Jazz Studies Center and perform two concerts: June 2, 2011 at the Shablul Jazz Club, doors open at 20:00 and the performance starts at 21:00; June 4, 2011 at the Einav Cultural Center, 21:00. Performing with Henderson will be: Jack Gluttman, piano; Yonatan Riklis, piano; Assaf Yuria, saxophone; Yonatan Wolchok, trombone; Gilad Abro, contrabass; and Shai Zalman, drums.

June 4 – Woodsrock Hurshata – a great lineup of music amidst the eucalyptus trees entrance from 14:00 onwards at Hurshata (near Tivon, click here for map). Performances start at 16:00 – Eyal Altberg & the Sons of Moriah, Bootsman, TREE, and at 21:00 – Acollective! 50 NIS in advance, 70 NIS at the entrance. 054-7300806. Link to Hurshata website & Woodsrock facebook page.

FILMCinema South Film Festival – May 29, 2011 – June 2, 2011. The festival – 5 days of Israeli and International features, docs, animation and student films, workshops and discussions, with all festival events FREE and open to the public occupies a special place on the Israeli cultural scene. The festival has been coordinated by the Film and Television School of Sapir College since its initiation in 2002 by Avner Faingulerent, the festival’s executive director. To quote Faingulerent, “The Cinema South Festival is a cinematic weltanschauung that advocates a richly humanistic cinema operating on a shoestring budget.” All the information is available in English on the festival website. Check it out. South – it’s more than a festival, it’s a statement, and a state of mind.

May 25 – FREE screening of “My Family’s Pizza” a documentary film by Ronen Amar – at the First National Bank of Israel, 42 Rothschild Blvd Tel Aviv, 20:30. Maksim, a pizza wizard addicted to sleep, asks his parents to help him buy a pizza place he co-owns. As soon as he becomes the sole owner, his parents realize they will have to invest in it a whole lot more than the money…
May 26 – Wacky Film Club presents the Coen Brothers and Big Lebowski at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, 21:00; May 28th at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, 13:00.
May 29 – Prix Jeunesse One Day Workshop at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, 10:00 – 16:00. A workshop on creating quality children’s films, with screenings of films in different genres, presented by Prix Jeunesse International in cooperation with the Goethe Institute, Copro and the Children’s Department of Channel One. Participation is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Please write to: info@copro.co.il, or call 03-6060506, 03-6850315.

ARTLife/Art events at Bezalel, Yaffo 23, Jerusalem. June 2 at 20:00 –  The Lottery – Saar Székely and Keren Sheffi conduct a performance/social experiment in the gallery space. All visitors entering the site become subject to a set of rules creating a parallel social reality, receiving instructions selected randomly via computer. The computer generated instructions will create the framework for all interactions in this temporary community, blurring the distinctions between will and action, private and public. FREE and open to the public.

Musrara Mix – thru May 26 – a multi-disciplinary interaction between the arts school and its environment, that takes place throughout the Musrara neighborhood. The focus of this year’s festival is the local music scene of the 80s….a full program in English can be found on the festival site.

Uri Katzenstein, The Word is Vroom Vroom, 1979, Color photograph
The exhibit AD_DRESS: Thoughts on Garments will be open at the Artists’ House in Jerusalem through August 20, 2011. Curator Sophia Dekel-Caspi has selected works which explore the way contemporary artists use garments. There will be a gallery talk on June 11th at 12:00.



May 26 – Gallery talk with Yuval Yairi on his exhibit “Work” , 19:00 at the Zemack Gallery; New Olds Exhibit opens at the Design Museum Holon; Contact Combat, a new exhibit by Keren Shpilsher opens at the Urban gallery, 12 Beit Eshel Street, Jaffa at 20:00.

May 27 – Group exhibit opening at 12:00 – Recipients Ministry of Culture Awards for Art and Design at the Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan; Liat Elbling solo exhibit curated by Merav Zaks opens at 13:00, Elemento, 15 Hazorfim Street, Jaffa
June 2 – Paper Taste, exhibit opening at 20:00, Design Space, 26 Elifelet Street, Tel Aviv

ONGOING –Rappaport Prize winners Sharon Poliakine and Oren Eliav at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; 6th Ceramics Biennale at the Eretz Israel Museum; William Kentridge: Five Themes at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem through June 18, 2011 – which should give visitors the opportunity to see this fascinating exhibit several times. The intersection of the different media – animated films, drawings, prints, theatre models, sculptures and books in an excellently designed exhibit offers an opportunity to engage with the work of South African artist William Kentridge.

DANCE/MOVEMENT – May 25 – 27, 2011 – Sadeh21, a new work by Ohad Naharin premieres at the Israel Festival, Sherover Theatre, Jerusalem.

Tai Chi in front of the First International Bank on 42 Rothschild Blvd in Tel Aviv – FREE
May 25 & 26 – Yasmeen Godder, Storm End Come at Suzanne Dellal, 21:00.
May 26 – Ronit Ziv, With Subtitles at the Inbal Ethnic Theatre, Suzanne Dellal Centre, 21:00.
May 27 – Vertigo Dance Company, Mana at Suzanne Dellal;

Rashomon by Shlomi Frige/Photo: Gadi Dagon

Poetry, music and dance come together in a performance of Natan Zach’s poems with music composed by musician/choreographer Shlomi Frige, performed by Frige on contrabass, with Alexandra Gretzner on piano and Assaf Bari on oboe; actor Alex Ansky will read poems by Natan Zach, and the second part of the evening will feature a performance of Frige’s dance “Rashomon” which premiered at the Curtain Up Festival 2010. The unique event will take place at 14:00 Inbal Ethnic Theatre in the Suzanne Dellal Centre.

May 28 – Net Work by Maya Levy and Anando Hanan Mars at Tmuna Theatre.
June 1 – Shlomit Fundaminsky’s My Enchanted One, 20:30, Tmuna Theatre

Toros - Inbal Pinto Avshalom Pollak Dance Company/Photo: Gadi Dagon
June 3 – Toros by the Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company, 14:00 & 22:00.





THEATRE – May 25 and 29th – Gush Lekha at Tzavta, 20:30

June 3 – Treats at Hasimta Theatre in Jaffa at 21:00, June 4th at 20:30.

*Unless otherwise noted, events take place in Hebrew

Check out Secret Tel Aviv on facebook for more things to do, parties and places to go in the city Midnight East loves – Tel Aviv.

Alon Segev Gallery, 6 Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv, 03-6090769
Barby, 56 Kibbutz Galuyot Street, Tel Aviv
The Beat Club, 124 Sderot Hanassi, Haifa, 04-8107107
Beit Tami, Shenkin Garden aka 16 Merkaz Ba’alei Hamelacha Street, Tel Aviv
Cameri Theatre, 19 Shaul Hamelech Boulevard, Tel Aviv, 03-6060960
Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art, 4 Mazeh Street, Tel Aviv
Design Museum,  8 Pinhas Eilon Street, Holon, 073-2151515
Dvir Gallery, 11 Nahum Street, Tel Aviv; 11 Nitzana Street, Tel Aviv
Einav Cultural Center, 71 Ibn Gvirol Street, Tel Aviv, 03-5466228
Eretz Israel Museum, 2 Haim Levanon Street, Tel Aviv, 03-6415244
Ferrate Art Gallery, 6 Habarzel Street, Tel Aviv, 03-7581163
Haifa Cinematheque, 142 Sderot HaNasi, Haifa, 04-8104299/302
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
Herzliya Cinematheque, 29 Sokolov Street Herzliya, 09-9513361
Herzliya Museum of Art, 4 Habanim Street, Herzliya, 09-9551011
Holon Cinematheque, 6 Golda Meir Street, 03-5021555
Holon Theatre, 11 Kugel Street, Holon, 03-5023019
Inbal Multicultural Ethnic Center, 6 Yehieli Street, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv. 03-5166333
Inga Gallery of Contemporary Art, 7 Bar Yohai Street, Tel Aviv, 03-5181812
The Israel Museum, Ruppin Boulevard (near the Knesset), Jerusalem, 02-6708811
The Israeli Museum of Caricature and Comics, 61 Weizmann Street, Holon,  03- 6521849
Jerusalem Cinematheque, 11 Hebron Road, Jerusalem, 02- 5654356
Khan Theatre, 2 David Remez Street, Jerusalem, 02-6303600
Levontin 7, Tel Aviv, 03-5605084
Mamuta, El-Dan House, Habikur Stairs, 58 – Ein Karem, Jerusalem, 02-774310485
Mann Auditorium, 1 Hoberman Street, Tel Aviv, 03-5289163
Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, 02-6292212
Mitzpe Ramon Jazz Club is located in the Darkei Habsamim neighborhood, on 8/2 Har Boker Street. For additional information call: 050-5265628
Museum of Israeli Art, 146 Abba Hillel Street, Ramat Gan, 03-7521876/7
Nahmani Hall, 4 Nahmani Street, Tel Aviv
Pub Hapara, Moshav Shavei Zion, 04-9525250
Ra’anana Performing Arts Centre, 2A HaPalmach Street, Ra’anana, 09- 9457773
Reading 3, 3 Hata’arucha Street, Tel Aviv, 03-7624000
Rosh Pina Cinematheque, 32 David Shuv Street, Rosh Pina, 04-6801453
Rothschild Fine Art Gallery, 140 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv, 077/5020484
Sderot Cinematheque, 4 HaDekel Street, Sderot, 08-6849695
Shablul Jazz Club, 13 Port of Tel Aviv, 03-5461891
Suzanne Dellal Centre, 5 Yehieli Street, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv, 03-5105656
Tel Aviv Cinematheque, 2 Sprintzak Street, Tel Aviv. 03-6060800
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 27 Shaul Hamelech Boulevard, 03-6077020
Tmuna Theatre, 8 Soncino Street, Tel Aviv, 03-5611211
Tzavta Theatre, 30 Ibn Gvirol Street, Tel Aviv, 03-6950156/7
Uganda, 4 Aristobolus Street, Jerusalem, 02-6236087
Yafo 23 Gallery, 23 Yafo Street, Jerusalem, 02-6249367
Yellow Submarine, 13 Erkevim Street, Talpiyot Industrial Area, Jerusalem, 02-6794040
Zadik Gallery, 16 Shimon HaZadik Street, Jaffa 077)495-6981
Zappa Herzliya, 85 Medinat Hayehudim Street, Herzliya, 03-7626666
Zappa Tel Aviv, 24 Raoul Wallenberg Street, Tel Aviv, 03-7626666


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