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Tel Aviv Events & Highlights - October 2011

Tel Aviv Highlights – October 2011

Tel Aviv Highlights – October 2011


This year, several of the Jewish High Holidays take place in October. Yom Kippur is the day on which Jews atone for their sins by fasting. It begins on Friday, October 7th, in the afternoon and ends about an hour after sunset on October 8th. All public places as well as shops, restaurants, cafes and bars will shut down early on Friday and remain closed throughout the weekend.

Sukkoth, or the Feast of Tabernacles, is a holiday that marks the Israelites' pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Traditionally, Jews spend the 7-day holiday in a Sukkah, which is a type of walled structure. The end of the holiday marks the beginning of Torah reading at synagogues.

Icon Festival
The Annual Icon Festival for Science-Fiction, Fantasy and Role-Playing will be held for the 15th time. The Festival, which celebrates everything science-fiction, lasts for three days and includes hundreds of events such as: lectures, musical shows, panel discussions and professional workshops. At the end of the festival, special awards are presented for best translated or Hebrew science fiction book of the year (October 16th-18th, the Pais compound, 4 Shprinzak st., Tel Aviv).

The Swedish duo, mostly remembered for their string of hits at the end of the 80’s ("Listen to Your Heart", "The Look", "It Must Have Been Love"), is coming to Israel for a single show. Not having performed together for several years, the band has reunited and is now in the midst of a successful comeback tour that became one of the fastest selling shows of 2011 (October 22nd, Tel Aviv Exhibition Grounds, gates open at 18:00).

James Abbott McNeill Whistler Prints at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
A series of prints by renowned American painter, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, is on display at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Whistler (1834-1903) was active in Paris, like many of his compatriots, in the middle of the 19th century. His prints depict scenes from the modern cities, focusing on industrialization and the working lives of the working class (through October 31st, Tel Aviv Museum of Art).

Fanfare Ciocărlia
If you are into Romani music, then you would be happy to know that Fanfare Ciocărlia is coming to Israel. Fanfare Ciocărlia is a 12-piece Romani brass band, originating from a small Romanian village. It was discovered back in 1996 and since then had made a shift from wedding band to a world touring band. It features numerous brass instruments as trumpets, horns, tubas, clarinets and saxophones. Although their style is mainly influenced by Romani and Romanian music, the band also borrows from Turkish, Bulgarian and Serbian music styles. Often featured in Emir Kusturica films, the band has also won a BBC world music award (October 17th, Reading 3, 22:00).


Past Events

Tel Aviv Highlights – September 2011 events

Tel Aviv Highlights – November 2011 events

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