Looking for something to do this week? Seek no further — we’ve got a list of events and activities centered around a post-Mardi Gras performance, Tel Aviv arts and aliyah.
Celebrate Mardi Gras with fiddler Michael Greilsammer and the Nonprofit band, which switches in the violin for the electric guitar in their take on indie rock and roll. It’s a great chance to hear them before they head out to tour Berlin, London, Nice and Ottowa this summer. Thursday, March 6, 9 pm, at Jerusalem’s Abraham Hostel, tickets are NIS 30 per person for pre-orders (call 02-650-2200) and NIS 40 at the door.
Visit The ArtPort Tel Aviv, a new arena of The Center for Young Art, a home for emerging artists where every six months six new artists receive a space, a stipend and supervisory help in advancing their work. Supported by the Ted Arison Family Foundation, the space in south Tel Aviv is worth a visit, with rotating exhibits, guided tours and art talks. 55 Ben Tsvi Road, Tel Aviv, Waze address: 3838. See the ArtPort website for information about upcoming exhibits.
Thinking about aliyah? Nefesh B’Nefesh is conducting a week of Aliyah Fairs, from March 2-March 10, in seven major cities across North America in conjunction with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and JNF-USA.
Taking place in Toronto, Montreal, Florida, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York (being held Sunday, March 9), the fairs include workshops and personal consultations, as well as representatives from various Israeli municipalities, high schools and universities, MATI business development for entrepreneurs, real estate developers and agents, financial consultants, insurance agents and shippers will also be present for participants to consult with. For a full schedule of these Aliyah fairs, please visit the Nefesh b’Nefesh site.
When it comes to urban transportation, it’s all about bike riding, and Tel Aviv clearly leads the pack. Check out the best of the British bikes at the British Bike Party in Jaffa’s Port Market, where there will be food, beer, music and, bikes. Thursday, March 6, 7 pm, Jaffa Port Market, free entry.
Remember Lipti T-shirts that were all the rage before most of the current fashion scene was even out of diapers? Creator Ruth Adler drew more than 80 designs showing off the optimistic and happy side of Israel, and now her sketches and artworks will be displayed in Shenkar’s Lorber Gallery. March 20-April 30, Lorber Gallery, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, 8 Yeda Am, Ramat Gan, Sunday-Thursday, 10am-8pm; Friday, 10-1.