You’ve got this week covered. But how about next week? Why not stay ahead of the game and mark down the cool events and things to do in Israel coming up in the near future before they’re sold out. From free art exhibitions to spending your shekels at unique markets and craft fairs that span the country, get out those daytimers and start planning because our editors have recommendations for everything. You won’t regret it. After all, we’re here to keep you in the know and away from the “FOMO.”
What's on next week
The Pop-Up TLV event will be held in Israel for the second time, featuring over a hundred artists with a focus on street art and graffiti. The project is taking over a four-story building in Tel Aviv with 15 apartments. For six days, the building will become a temporary museum just before its demolition, as part of an urban renewal awareness-raising project. Street artists, painters, illustrators, graphic designers, art directors, decor designers, installation artists, and art exhibitors will be presenting and creating at the event.
Sarona Market continues with its popular series: "Market Chef Kids", an experiential culinary complex for children with a variety of cooking workshops. With "taste the world" workshop, kids will make a famous and special dish of the chosen country. Children will receive an interesting explanation about the country and the signature recipe.
December 2-31, Admission is free!
The Zappa Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary by hosting some of the best Israeli artists who have changed the face of music in Israel. Among the musicians who take part in the exciting festival: Nathan Goshen, Aviv Geffen, Amir Dadon, Benaia Barabi, Keren Peles, Shaigetz, Elai Botner & The Outside Kids, Idan Haviv, Yehuda Poliker, Hadag Nahash, Yuval Dayan, and Ravid Plotnik (Nechi Nech).
With such a politically, religiously, and socio-economically complex country, Israel is a photojournalist's dream. Local Testimony is the International and Israeli Photojournalism Exhibition to view. Local Testimony is Israel's most important annual event for press and documentary photography. The exhibition offers an overview of the events of the past year, through the lenses of the best photo-journalists in Israel and around the world.
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.
Get your bellies ready for a variety of simmering soups to keep you warm during Jerusalem's winter days. Out of great love for soups and the culinary abundance of raw materials that Jerusalem offers, a seasonal tradition called the "Winter Soup Festival" was created at the Inbal Hotel for its fifth year now. During the festival, six different types of soups will be prepared on a daily basis at the hotel.
Throughout December, Inbal Jerusalem Hotel, Jerusalem
The Design Museum of Holon & the Holon Mediatheque presents 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. Ten years later, the State of Extremes exhibition describes the condition of a world that has drastically changed since then, and with it, contemporary design practice.
December 12 - May 28
The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra plays music in periodical instruments, and using techniques and performance methods to suit. The orchestra has a new fall concerts that will make you wish to you could dive back in time. When: September-December
From Ancient Greece to Neverland: these upcoming exhibits at the Israel Museum are a great way to spend some time indoors and away from the heat.
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. It’s time to add some scat and sax into your life, folks.