April 2012 Events
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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 Tel Aviv's roaring nightlife .

World’s #1 DJ Armin van Buuren plays on Independence Day!

tel aviv news armin van buuren tel aviv april 2012 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
Call Dan at 050-9378497 or Efrat 050-572-5920 or Sivan at 054-5293559

Ashley Wallbridge from London plays at the Cat & Dog!

tel aviv news in april ashley walllbridge at cat and dog club passover

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!

tel aviv news nick warren plays at zizi club tel aviv april passover

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

tel aviv news daniel miller plays maxim fetish club april 2012 passover

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

tel aviv news madame butterfly at tel aviv opera april 2012

Where: Israel Opera House, 19 Shaul Hamelech St.
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/
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

Schumann Program:

tel aviv news in april cellist hecker plays schumann israel philharmonic

Schumann: Manfred Overture
Schumann: Cello concerto
Schumann: Symphony no. 2

When: April 16th, , 17 and 18 at 8:30 PM

Haydn Program:

tel aviv news april at israel philharmonic haydn child prodigy maya tamir

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.

tel aviv news ash art event in jaffa april passover 2012

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

tel aviv news batseva dance ensemble tabula rasa in april

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
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

tel aviv news april chinese and indian film festivals

Where: Cinematheque Film Center, 2 Shprintzak Street

China Film Festival
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)

Tickets: 03-6060800

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 AvivWhen: April 4th and April 5th 11 AM and 12:30 PMCost: 70 ShekelTickets: 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.’

tel aviv news april at hacava for kids passover 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

tel aviv news museum of art festival for kids passover 2012

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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