News in Brief

Tel Aviv theater festival to honor Hanoch Levin

The Cameri Theater is launching the first Hanoch Levin International Festival from June 17-26. Twenty performances will be staged, both at the Cameri and at the Gesher and Habima theaters in Tel Aviv. Among the performances will be several versions of the same Levin plays in different languages, performed by theater troupes from France, Poland, Russia and Slovenia, as well as troupes from local theaters, including Gesher, Beit Lessin, Yiddishpiel and Habima. The festival will feature a festive tribute to Levin’s works that will include readings from plays never staged, an exhibit of photographs from Levin’s plays by Gadi Dagon in the Cameri’s portico and other events.

‏(Shir Hacham‏)

Adoni to open two new Catit restaurants

In two months the popular Catit restaurant will be moving right near the Mizlala restaurant in Nahalat Binyamin in Tel Aviv. The two restaurants, owned by chef Meir Adoni, will be cooperating with each other, but will maintain different menus and separate kitchens. In addition, the Catit Group will be opening two new chef’s restaurants in the Carlton Hotel in Tel Aviv. The first, to be designed by Gad Halperin, is scheduled to open in May on the hotel’s roof on the 15th floor. The second is to open two months later on the shore. Both will be kosher. ‏

(Dafna Arad‏)

Rada, Acollective, head for Glastonbury

Two Israeli acts, singer Ester Rada and the band Acollective, are scheduled to perform this year at the annual Glastonbury Festival, one of the world’s largest music festivals, taking place June 26-30 in Pilton, England. Major acts slated to appear at the festival include the Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons, and Nick Cave. Acollective will be appearing this Saturday at the Barby Club in Tel Aviv and will then set out for a series of performances in Europe. Rada, who recently toured the United States and Canada, will appear at Zappa in Tel Aviv on April 19.

‏(Ben Shalev‏)