Upcoming arts, dance, theater, music events and more.

Just don’t call him a drag queen 521 (photo credit: Goni Riskin)
Just don’t call him a drag queen 521
(photo credit: Goni Riskin)
Dome for the holidays
An intriguing exhibition of works by 38-yearold German-born artist Christian Kraemer opened yesterday at the South Tel Aviv Gallery on Ha’aliya Street. In the last decade and a half, Kramer – a.k.a.
Dome – has become one of the world’s best-known street artists, and his giant works adorn building walls all over the world.
Dome’s creations frequently incorporate musical instruments and other figures and elements which appear to be both part of the surroundings and apart from their environment. Dome uses a variety of mediums and techniques, such as spray paint, acrylic, brushes and other implements.
The physical scale of his works also varies, ranging from enormous items that cover entire building walls to much smaller creations on paper or cardboard.
Dome’s figures are frequently taken from the world of shadow theater, and his works feature status symbols that accentuate the shallowness of our everyday milieu. This is Dome’s first one-man show in Israel.For more information: 054-239-7979 and https://
‘Firsts’ for Godder
Jerusalem-born, New York-bred dancer Yasmeen Godder will present her Three Firsts works at the Tmuna Theater in Tel Aviv this evening (8:30) and tomorrow (8 p.m.). The three pieces, which are works in progress, will be performed by Itzik Guili, Dalia Chaimsky and Shuli Enosh, with the physical aesthetic created by designer Yonatan Bar-Or.
For tickets and more information: (03) 561-1211 and
Pussyfooting around
If furry feline creatures are your thing, you should get yourself down to the Royal Cat Club show at the Sharett Center in Holon tomorrow between 10 a.m.
and 6 p.m. There will be a wide variety of cats on display of all sizes, colors and hirsuteness, with breeds that originate from all over the globe. There is, for example, the highly distinctive-looking Ukrainian Levkoy, which has inward folding ears and little to no hair. These cats are of medium size with a longish body and have a muscular and slender appearance.
Meanwhile, the Ragdoll variety, which hails from the United States, is a much furrier creature with blue eyes and a distinct colorpoint coat. It is a large and muscular cat with a soft, silky coat.
For tickets and more information: (04) 951-4279, (04) 955-3428 and 054-919-0260 Australian sounds in the desert
The ninth annual Didgeridoo Festival will take place at the Ashram Bamidbar site in the Arava from September 7 to 9. The three-day program includes a wide range of workshops, parties, dance and tribal music slots for people of all ages and from all walks of life.
There will be two stages on the site, with shows taking place throughout the day. The international performing artist lineup includes 32-year-old Chilean-born Mack Yidhaky, who incorporates Eastern sounds in his work. Meanwhile, Japaneseborn Byon Kay will bring different sensibilities and cultural background to his shows. Kay is not a didgeridoo player, but he uses a range of small instruments, such as the Jew’s harp, nose flute and overtone flute, as well as high technology, to generate numerous sonic strata to great effect. There will also be plenty of shows by local artists, including festival founder Yoram Sivan and overtone singer and Tibetan bowl player Sheer Sofer, together with didgeridoo player Ira Horowitz.
The festival program also features opportunities to gain musical instrument playing experience, musical instrument treatments, a children’s area, pools, arts and crafts vendors and food stalls.
For tickets and more information: 054-720-7762 and On life and death in Jaffa
The Jaffa Theater will put on a performance of Al Hahayim Ve’Ada Mavet on Monday at 8:30 p.m.
The play, whose name is a play on words that references the idea of the life-to-death spectrum and a Holocaust survivor named Ada, was written by Netta Weiner and is performed and directed by Raz Weiner.
The play tells the story of Ada who, while surviving the horrors of World War II, developed skills in spoken-word poetry. The show also utilizes rap to relate Ada’s powerful tale.
For tickets and more information: (03) 518-5563