Dig out your dancing shoes, throw on your finest classical concert-viewing attire or simply tuck in for a good night’s rest and save energy for daytime events. Either way, there’s something to do in Israel this month for every person. From outdoor festivals to indoor entertainment, Time Out’s got you covered with the hottest happenings this month. Start your month off with a bang and keep the good times rolling with our picks of the very best things to do in Israel this month.
What's on this month
The pride parade may be an annual event, but gay pride happens year round. In anticipation of TLVFest, the only LGBTQ film festival in the Middle East, the people behind the cinematic magic are putting on a series of films honoring LGBTQs internationally. From newly discovering lesbians to 70-year-old drag queens, the Tel Aviv Cinematheque's March lineup is dangerously exotic, scandalously exciting and all-round beautiful. That's Gila That's Me (Israel 2010) - Dir: Alon Weinstock © PR This documentary screening follows the fascinating life of Gila Goldstein, Tel Aviv icon turned living legend as one of the first Israeli transgendered individuals. Gila was born male in the 50s in Haifa and she always knew she was a woman. In her 20s she moved to Tel Aviv to fulfill her dream as an exotic dancer and today, she continues to fight for social justice. Mar 9 (opening night), 21:00 - Cinematheque 3 (HEBREW WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES) Below Her Mouth (Canada 2016) - Dir: April Mullen © PR Who knew the country of peace and quiet could whip out one of the year's most daring and sexy dramas. This film dives into an unexpected affair that turns into a heart-stopping reality when Jasmin and Dallas meet at a party. The passionate connection leads to a fantastic romance between the two, who need to deal with the consequences. This exciting film was produced by an all-female crew and it shows in the delightfully daring final product. Mar 10, 22:00 - Cin
There's nothing more culturally stimulating than viewing a theater performance in a foreign country. However, sometimes language barriers can bog down incentive, repelling the most loyal theater buffs. U.S. born Meirav Zur recognized this issue and after making Aliyah in 1997, she decided to share her passion for English theater with Israeli audiences. In 2005, she founded English on Stage, an English-speaking traveling theater troupe producing original stage productions in Israel.
Bob Dylan is a man of many layers. Throughout his life, he has taken on many personas: folk singer, rock star, radio personality, lover, family man, Jew, poet, painter, legend. Peeling away at those layers reveals the true depth of his personas. Here lies the mission of Amitai Achiman and Asaf Galay, exhibition curators of Forever Young – Bob Dylan at 75.
While completing Israman – Isreal's answer to the American Ironman triathlon – is more than an impressive physical feat, this winter, fitness is being pushed to even great extremes with The Ultra Challenge. It has been said that the effort required for this 'Ultimate Endurance Challenge competition' is three times the amount required for any triathlon, and for the first time, Israel plans to be graced with its presence.