April 2012 Events Tel Aviv News In The City That Never Sleeps
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Tel Aviv is the center for Israel arts, music, dance, cinema and theater all year round, but April is an especially exciting month here.
Spring is in the air and locals and tourists celebrate Passover and Israel Independence Day. Tel Aviv is in a holiday spirit and loads of international artists come to perform in the area.
The Tel Aviv News and Calendar for April is packed full of exciting events! Here’s our listing of some of the best April happenings - dj's, classical music, dance, film, art and events just for kids.
Tel Aviv News - Music Events in April
International DJs come to Tel Aviv in droves this month!
Some of the best DJ’s worldwide play in Israel in the holiday month of April. I’ve been to clubs and DJ’s in the U.S. and Europe and I can assure you that it’s worth hearing your favorite DJ play in Israel. Telavivians know how to party. If you want to read more about what to do at night in Tel Aviv, visit our page on
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World’s #1 DJ Armin van Buuren plays on Independence Day!
When: April 27, 12 AM - 6 AM Where: Israel Convention Center (Ganei HaTaarucha), 101 Rokach Boulevard Cost: 200 Shekel or 250 Shekel for VIP tickets Tickets: Call Dan at 050-9378497 or Efrat 050-572-5920 or Sivan at 054-5293559
Ashley Wallbridge from London plays at the Cat & Dog!
When: April 2, 12 AM - 6 AM
Where: Cat & Dog Club, 23 Carlebach Street
Cost: 70 Shekel
Tickets: Call Dan at 050-937-8494 or Sivan at 054-5293559
Come hear Nick Warren at Zizi Club!
When: April 5, 12 AM – 6 AM Where: Zizi Club, 7 Carlebach Street Cost: 60 NIS Tickets: http://misterticket.co.il/en/party/nick-warren-pass-over-feast
Legendary Daniel Miller Plays Maxim Club on Passover
When: April 6
Where: Maxim Club, Fetish
When: 12 AM - 6 AM
Cost: 50 – 70 Shekel at the door
Tickets: At the door or call 052-6242454
Steve Lawler hosted by FFF Shirazi Gay-friendly events at Haoman 17
When: April 13 Where: Haoman 17 Club, 88 Abarbanel Street When: 12 AM - 12 noon (party and after party!) Cost: 120 – 140 Shekels Tickets: 03-6813636
Tel Aviv News – Classical Music
Tel Aviv News – Opera
Come see Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Israel Opera
Where: Israel Opera House, 19 Shaul Hamelech St. When: Weekdays April 12, 15, 16, 17, 19 at 8 PM Friday matinee April 20t at 1 PM Saturday: April 14, 21 9 PM Weekdays April 22, 26 at 9 PM Tickets: 03-6927777 or http://www.israel-opera.co.il/eng/ Cost: 175 to 428 Shekel depending on the seat 15 shekel surcharge for Saturday night performances
World famous Israel Philharmonic Orchestra plays Schumann and Haydn
Come hear Christoph von Dohnanyi conduct Schumann with solo Cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker and conductor Yoel Levi and child piano prodigy Maya Tamir play Haydn.
Where: The Smolarz Auditorium, Tel Aviv University CampusTickets: 1-700-703030 or 03-6211777Cost: 190-460 NIS per concert
Haydn: Symphony no. 60 ("Il distratto") Haydn: Piano Concerto in D major Haydn: Symphony no. 104 ("London") When: April 29th, April 30th and May 1st at 8:30 PM
Tel Aviv News - Art in April
Our Body as a Canvas!
A fascination Body Art competition in which artists will have up to 6 hours to draw and present their final body painting The winner will represent Israel in the World Body Painting Festival in July 2012 in Austria.
Besides seeing the body painters at work, you can stroll around the entire square which will be full of attractions for adults and kids - supervised drawing, nail and makeup booths, street artists and plays.
When: April 11th, between 11 AM – 9 PM Where: Atarim Square, 169 Hayrakon Street Cost: 70 Shekel. Call Dan at 050-937-8494 or Sivan at 054-5293559
Ash Layla Exhibition – Magical Old Jaffa Art Route at Night
Walk along the a marked art route at night in magical old Jaffa. 25 contemporary Israeli artists display their paintings, video art and sound. and sculpture along narrow alleys, in art galleries, on roofs and in corners along the way.
When: April 9, 10, 11, 6 PM – 10:30 PM Cost: free of charge
Where: In and around Jaffa’s streets and selected art galleries. Mazal Dagim Alley, Mazal Arye Alley, Horace Richter Gallery, Taj Mahal restaurant in 12 Kdumim Square, Jaffa.
Tel Aviv News - Dance in April
World renown Batsheva dance Ensemble performs Tabula Rasa
World renown Batsheva dance Ensemble performs Tabula Rasa
Choreographed by Ohad Naharin for 10 dancers, Tabula Rasa is considered a classic and is performed around the world by modern dance repertoires. You’ll love it!
Where: Suzanne Dellal Dance Center, 5 Yehieli Street, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv When: April 8, 9 PM April 9, 7 PM April 20-21, 10 PM, ,April 22-23, 9 PM Cost: 150 Shekel Tickets: 03-5105656
Tel Aviv News – Film Festivals
Enjoy the Chinese Film week and Indian Film week at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque
Where: Cinematheque Film Center, 2 Shprintzak Street
China Film Festival When: April 2, 9 PM, Stand Still, the last Grace Wall (China 2009) April 3, 9:30 PM, Messages (China 2010) April 4, 7:30 PM Bodyguards and Assassins (China 2010) April 5, 7 PM Forever Enthralled (China 2010) April 7, 1:15 PM Hua Mulan (China 2010) April 8, 7:15 PM Confucious (China 2010)
Indian Film Festival April 27, 6:30 PM, Raja Hindustani (India 1996) April 28, 1:15 PM Koi Mil Gaya (India 2003) April 28, 9 PM, 3 Idiots (India 2009) April 29, 8 PM, Don 2 (April 2011) April 30, 6 PM, Muquardar Ka Sikander (India 1978)
Tel Aviv News - Kids Activities in April
Kamoyot - A Dance Piece Just for Kids
Choreographed by Ohad Naharin for children, you and your kids will enjoy this fun and alternative dance show. The audience sits in a square around the dance area. The Dancers emerge from within the audience and return to the audience.
Where: Suzanne Dellal Dance Center, 5 Yehieli Street, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv When: April 4th and April 5th 11 AM and 12:30 PM Cost: 70 Shekel Tickets: 03-5105656
Bird Festival and Activities at the Jaffa Port
Art and creativity stands for kids, photo exhibits of birds in the city, ecological tours, movies and storytelling for kids (Hebrew).Competition of bird photography with 3 prices – anyone can participate, including tourists!
Where: Jaffa Port, Building 2 When: April 8-9th, 10 AM to 6 PM Cost: Free
Passover Fun at HaChava (the Farm)
Besides the regular activities which include visiting the farm area, bird-watching tours, nature tours, petting zoo, obstacle course and maze, HaChava has planned special Passover related activities and booths: Biblical and Egyptian-style jewelry making, pottery, mock archeological dig for finding pottery pieces, rings and sweets, Find the afikoman, paths for ‘crossing the Red Sea.’
When: April 4 – 14, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM (except Friday when the ‘farm’ is closed) Where: HaChava, 74 Rokach Street (Ramat Gan entrance of Park Yehoshua) Cost: 49 Shekel (includes all the activities) Telephone: 03-6138286
Passover Animation Festival for Kids
Tel Aviv’s second annual Animation Festival provides unique fun and learning for kids and Adults. You’ll find booths, Films and Cartoons, 60 minute animation workshops for kids and adults .
Where: Cinematheque Film Center, 2 Shprintzak Street When: April 8-11, 10 AM – 7 PM Cost: 25 Shekel Telephone: 03-6482345
Our Festival (Hachagiga Shelanu) at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
This year’s theme at Passover festival at te Tel Aviv Museum of Art is fairytales and legends and your young kids will love it! The entire museum pavilion will be decorated, fairly tale characters will take part in parades, plays, events and fun booths for the kids. Each play runs 3 times a day: Hansel and Gretel, Goldilocks, and more. (in Hebrew)
Where: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 27 Shaul Hamelech Street Telephone: 03-6077020 When: April 8-11, 10 AM – 2 PM Cost: 60 Shekel per play
Children’s Workshops at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Older kids between 7 – 12 years old can participate in 1 hour hands-on workshops in sculpture or painting. The workshop revolves around some of the best pieces in the museum galleries.
Telephone: 03-6077020 When: April 2 - 6, 10 AM – 2 PM, Cost: 70 Shekel per workshop
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