The long awaited Tel Aviv Centennial festivities begin this week. The main event is the Centennial Opening Concert this coming Saturday night (April 4th, 20:30) in Kikar Rabin. Based on what T in Tel Aviv saw this week in Rabin Square, the concert is going to be quite a production. The reported figures are: 5 tons of sound equipment, 20 tons of lighting equipment and 1700 feet of projection screens.
Scheduled to perform are popular Israeli artists including Miri Mesika, Matti Caspi, Shlomo Gronich, Berry Sakharof, Monica Sex (yes, that’s the name of the band) and the Israel Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta. Also on the program are 100 roller bladers, dancers from 12 community centers throughout the city, theater groups etc. At the end of the event, Mayor Ron Huldai will light 100 candles on a giant birthday cake. (wonder if it’s chocolate or vanilla???) Such an event would not be complete without a fireworks display.
A young Tel Avivian holds a Tel Aviv 100 flag
T in Tel Aviv will provide updates of most of the Centennial events so check www.tntelaviv.com often. Better yet, subscribe and receive updates by e mail. To subscribe simply click here or on the link located above the Tel Aviv 100 logo to the left.
In Tel Aviv This Week:
Revealing the Hidden City – A joint project of the Centennial Committee, Yad Ben Zvi ( Hebrew site) and volunteers from community centers around the city. Thousands of pictures from private albums have been scanned and are already displayed on major streets such as Ben Gurion Blvd. in Tel Aviv. To see some of the photos click here.
Tel Aviv Time at the Tel Aviv Museum - A photography and video exhibit by artists from the last decade. Now through May 2nd.
The Tel Aviv Municipality has opened an information center where information about tours, sightseeing and maps are available. The center is located at 46 Herbert Samuel Street and is open from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. on Fridays. Tel: 03-516-7188