White Night 2013
By Natalie Hurvitz (06/17/2013)
In 2003 Tel Aviv's white city was chosen by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as a world heritage site. Tel Aviv's white city was chosen by UNESCO for its white, distinctive, archetectural, Bauhaus-style buildings that were built from 1925 to 1950. Since then, Tel Aviv's municipality has been organizing the White Night annual event. The upcoming 2013 event, which will take place on June 27th, is the 8th White Night event held in Tel Aviv.
Due to the municipality's intiation of this event, many clubs, shops, culture and art centers and restaurants around the city will be open throughout the night, and not only will they be open, but many of them will be free, and some will offer discounts and special events. Among the centers are Tel Aviv Museum, Eretz Israel Museum, Beit Ariela, The Cinematheque, Beit Hatfutsot (Museum of the Jewish People), Tel Aviv University etc.
Tel Aviv at Night; Photo: Ron Almog, CC
The events of the White Night include music concerts, mostly in parks and on the beach, dance and theater events, film screenings, video art, different exhibitions and more.
This year's White Night events will open in the Tikva Market, with a Balcan group performing, street actors, human statues, the orchestra Marsh Dondurma, which will give the market a jazz and gypsy feel and a teenagers group will perform hip hop dance and breakdance.
In the early evening, a jazz musical performance for children will be held in Kiryat Sefer Park, as well as a solo performance by Tamar Eisenman, who will perform songs from her three albums, both in English and in Hebrew.
More of the music concerts include a sunrise show on theTzuk Beach with Yehudit Ravitz and Metropolin at 1:30 AM and a show with Boom Pam and Trifonas at the Barby club. There will be Indie Rock concerts In old Jaffa, in the Summit Garden, with Geva Alon, Electra, Reines Girls, the Angelcy and the French band the Brisitte.
There will also be a free concert at the Israeli Opera at midnight, a tribute show for Shmulik Kraus at the Third Ear and 40 years celebrations at Tel Aviv Cinematheque with free movie screening marathons.
Art shows and performances will take place in the Flea Market, as well as a Shenkar's graduates exhibition called Textile IT 2013. The biggest graffiti street art exhibition will be displaying on the 7th floor of Tel Aviv's Central Bus Station.
Throughout the night, there will be many eclectic tours around the city with the purpose of getting to know Tel Aviv better as well as its history. Among the tours: storytelling houses on Nachlat Binyamin, across Rothschild Boulevard - the first kiosk and street light, Neve Tzedek - the gossip and nostalgia of its magical alleys, around Dizengoff Square - modern 1930s architecture styles, Trumpeldor Cemetery - stories and secrets, Jaffa in the moonlight - old Jaffa and Jaffa's Harbor etc.
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