Things to do in Israel next month

Let go of the “FOMO.” Plan ahead for the wildest events in Israel coming up next month with our early bird list

Lionel Richie, courtesy of PR
By Jennifer Greenberg
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Save the date! There are tons of big events on the calendar next month. It’s time to mark them down, purchase tickets, and let the anticipation swell over you while waiting for theatre performances, comedy festivals, and concerts to come to town, and new museum exhibits, designer boutiques, and restaurants to open their doors. After tackling the top attractions in the Holy Land, it’s time for some good ole’ fashion entertainment. You deserve the break and you’re bound to save on early bird specials and presale tickets.

What's on next month

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Van Gogh - The Exhibition © Ivanov Christinean
News, Art

Van Gogh-ing to Israel: World-renowned exhibition to arrive in Herzliya this January

Millions of visitors in more than fifty cities around the world have got to watch the wonder that Van Gogh - The Exhibition and now it has arrived in Israel this January. Vincent van Gogh has been celebrated for more than 150 years as one of the world's most influential modern artists of all time. Having been exhibited in the most prestigious museums throughout the world, van Gogh's latest showcase will be in the arena complex of Herzliya this January. 

January - April 2020

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Lionel Richie © Shutterstock
News, Music

Lionel Richie in Israel

Legendary musician Lionel Richie will perform in Tel Aviv on March 2 at the Menora Mivtachim Arena  Musical icon Lionel Richie will make his debut performance in Israel this March. All tickets purchased for a show in Live Park in Rishon Lezion are valid for the show in Menorah Mivtachim, according to the seating arrangement. He is set to perform his favorite hits of his entire career including 'Lady', 'Truly,'Say You Say Me', 'Hello' and 'All Night Long', as well as hits from his legendary time with the Commodores, in the funk/soul band where he started his prolific career.  

March 2

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A night at the museum © Igor Kaplunovich
Art

Duchamp’s Games

Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod

In Duchamp's most famous work and essential point of study in the field of art history, L.H.O.O.Q, a cheap reproduction of the Mona Lisa breaks the boundaries of the classical art world, and conservative values of the past by adding male attributes to da Vinci's famous female portrayal and consequently evoke explicit sexual implications. The Duchamp’s Games exhibition has invited 18 Israeli artists to respond to the Duchamp's works in an open discussion on gender fluidity. 

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Oswaldo Romberg © Ofrit Rosenberg
Art

Osvaldo Romberg: a look into one of Israel's most influential artists

The Israel Museum, Neve Sha'anan

Although originally born in Argentina, Osvaldo Romberg quickly rose through the ranks of new Israeli immigrants to become one of the country's most beloved and respected artists. While teaching in the fine arts department of Jerusalem's Bezalel Academy, Romberg created a vast collection of art that has helped to conceptualize Israeli art. Romberg is known for his fundamental approach to Conceptual art by constantly breaking down the artistic act into most basic components: form and color. This exhibition will examine Romberg's scientific investigations, architectural sketches and theoretical framework incorporated into his art. 

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Tomko Fuse © Octai Agronov
Art

Tomko Fuse - Origami Installation

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Hadar-Carmel‏

Tomoko Fuse's beautiful work draws the viewer to think about the relationship between tradition and innovation. Fuse first became famous in the eighties and in recent years, has created pure art from single sheets of paper, a series of spiral shapes and surfaces of seemingly complex textiles. In her contemporary creations, Fuse constructs large-scale installations reminiscent of Japanese gardens made of gravel and rocks.

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Jun Kamei, Amphibio © Jukan Tateisi
News, Art

'State of Extremes' at the Design Museum of Holon

The Design Museum of Holon & the Holon Mediatheque present an exhibition surrounding the past decade in the face of time, ten years after the museum's first-ever exhibition A decade ago, in 2010, the Design Museum of Holon presented The State of Things, an exhibition that featured more than 100 objects that reflected the issues of consumption culture and its impact on international design. 

December 12, 2019, Closing: May 28, 2020

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Emoglyphs © Israel Museum
Art

Emoglyphs: from Hieroglyphs to the Emoji

The Israel Museum, Neve Sha'anan

During the succeeding millennia, these crude and limiting symbols were replaced by roughly 20 signs representing sounds rather than ideas, evolving into today's much more dynamic alphabet used by most of Western society. But oddly enough, the reemergence of picture writing has made a comeback in the Cyber Age in an unexpected way: the Emoji. By presenting the metamorphosis of picture writing from Antiquity through modern times, Emoglyphs illuminates the timeless power of the picture to act as a complex and sophisticated system of communication. The exhibition is designed by Shirley Yahalomi, who uses film and multimedia projections to showcase a wealth of archeological finds from ancient Egypt within the context of contemporary Emoji use. 

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Jazz Show © Shutterstock
Music, Jazz

7 Hot Spots to Catch a Jazz Show Every Single Night of the Week

Snap your fingers, tap your feet - because Tel Aviv is alive with beautiful be-bop and cross-rhythm from the jazz genre. As we see more and more special jazz nights popping up on the regular, we have rounded up our favorites, giving you the opportunity to take a hit of the stuff any night of the week. 

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Art market
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Shopping, Markets and fairs

Nahalat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Fair

Nachalat Binyamin

In one of the oldest districts in Tel Aviv, adjacent to the Carmel Market, Nahalat Binyamin Street has a wonderful now-not-so-well-known secret, which makes itself known twice a week. 

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