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Food for the cultural soul

Fresh Paint and YerushLIVE offer art, music and victuals for the locals

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

'Sex and Take Out' by Sarah Bahbah at Mika Gallery (Courtesy Fresh Paint)
'Sex and Take Out' by Sarah Bahbah at Mika Gallery (Courtesy Fresh Paint)

Two large-scale, citywide events open this week in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

The Fresh Paint contemporary art and design fair — Israel’s largest annual art event taking place at the Levant Fair near the (northern) Tel Aviv Port and Yarkon Park from April 5 to April 9 — is an opportunity to view emerging and recognized Israeli artists.

This year, Fresh Paint is also hosting international artists, including a large installation from Japanese artist Onishi Yasuaki, a performance by Romanian artist Szilard Gaspar and a photo series by Senegalese artist Fabrice Monteiro.

As always, there are galleries hosting both art and design projects, offering exposure to emerging artists.

In Jerusalem, YerushLIVE will welcome springtime with food and music from Saturday night, April 9 through April 14. Performers include Eyal Golan, Avraham Tal, Gidi Gov with Yehudit Ravitz, Mosh Ben Ari, Shlomi Shabat and Rita.

Held in the Pais Stadium complex, the festival begins at 7 p.m. each night with NIS 50 concerts. With a selection of wineries, beer gardens, restaurants and food stalls, it’s a fun night out.

Call *6226 or the Bimot website for YerushLIVE tickets.

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