Tel Aviv Events & Highlights - April 2012
Passover commemorates the story of the ancient Israelites Exodus from Egypt and the liberation from slavery. It is one of the most important holidays in Israel. The holiday starts with a ritual feast - the Passover Seder. During the 7 days of Passover, Chametz (food made of grain) is not allowed, so during the holiday you won’t find any bread, pasta, beer, and so forth in supermarkets and in kosher restaurant. Though there are enough non-kosher restaurants where you’ll find Chametz as usual.
Passover concludes with a traditional North African Jewish celebration called Mimouna. During the Mimouna eve, Moroccan and Algerian Jews open their homes to all visitors and offer traditional cakes and sweets. On the next day (the day of the Mimouna) the celebration continues with BBQ’s and picnics .
Roundabout: Face to Face exhibition
(Until April 14th, Tel Aviv Museum of Art)
Check out the Tel Aviv Museum of Art for the Roundabout exhibition which closes on April 14th. The exhibition showcases works by artists from the Far East, Australia and New Zealand, and reflects the separation and the union of the global community. A special focus is put on portraits expressing different points of view which encourage visitors to explore a journey within themselves .
Independence Day (Yom Ha'atzma'ut)
This year, Israel will mark its 64th year of independence, on April 26th. The Celebrations start the night before so expect to see many people out on the streets and firework displays in every big city. The next day, you can take part in a Yom Ha'atzma'ut tradition: BBQ’s (Mangal, in Hebrew) all over the country.
Medeski Martin & Wood in concert
(April 26th, Barby Club)
John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood make up Medeski Martin & Wood (MMW, for short) - an American jazz trio. MMW released their first album 20 years ago and became one of the most popular bands in New York jazz. The trio combines different styles into one unique style of their own, described as “avant-groove”. So if you’re in the mood for something a little out of the ordinary, don’t miss out on this concert.
Armin van Buuren in concert
(April 27th, Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center)
The Dutch DJ and producer Armin van Buuren will give a concert in Israel this April as part of the Blue 4 Dance festival. Buuren was ranked as the number 1 DJ in the world throughout the year 2007 to 2010. If you’re not one to say "no" to a party, be sure to check out this concert.
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