1. FILM
GO TO THE WEDDING


The Big Wedding is a star-studded American remake of the 2006 French film about a long-divorced couple who pretend to still be married as their family unites for a wedding. Starring Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Amanda Seyfried and Topher Grace.

Starts today at cinemas around the country.

2. MUSIC
LISTEN TO MENDELSSOHN

The renowned Leipzig String Quartet performs with violinists Stephen Erzberg and Tillman Bonynge, violist Ivo Bauer, cellist Matias Hosdorff and piano duo Yaara Tal and Andreas Grotaoizn in a concert called Mostly Mendelssohn.

Tonight at 8:30 at the YMCA, Jerusalem, (02) 624-1041. NIS 110-130

3.
TRACK THE SOUNDS


The sixth production of the Hot Jazz series is dedicated to filmdom’s musical giants Henry Mancini and Michel Legrand. Jazz pianist Tamir Hendelman, who has been working with Barbra Streisand, will perform with American jazz vocalist Angela Hagenbach and others.

Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Rehovot Conservatory. Monday at 9 p.m. at the Gerard Behar Center, Jerusalem. Tuesday at 10 p.m. at the Herzliya Zappa Club. Wednesday at 10 p.m. at Einan Hall in Modi’in. Other concerts will take place at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art on May 2 &3 and Beit Abba Khoushy in Haifa on May 4.

4. FESTIVAL
HAVE A BALL


The three-day eco-rock festival Ye’arot Menashe returns with 70 shows that include top Israeli rock, reggae, electro and indie bands, as well as the FastFood Orchestra and Niceland from Czechoslovakia, dance performances, art and music workshops, talks and more.

At the KKL Bio-Sphere area of Ramat Menashe, from May 2 at 2 p.m. until May 4. For a full program, as well as tickets and information about accommodation, go to www.yearot.com. Ticket prices include transportation from Tel Aviv.

5. TOUR
GET ALL FIRED UP


Beit Shmuel offers special tours for Lag Ba’omer this week. Join the City on Fire tour following the haredi communities in Jerusalem (Saturday at 8:30 p.m.) or the First Haircut tour (Sunday at 11 a.m.).

Call (02) 620-3461.


6. DANCE
FOLLOW THE FLAMENCO


Flamenco Natural performs its evening of flamenco and beyond. The music and dance performance entitled Toma Q Toma focuses on the interaction between classical flamenco and modern dance interpretations. Five dancers and five musicians create an intimate and powerful evening.

Tuesday at Hangar 2, Jaffa Port, (03) 902-1563

7. KIDS
JOIN THE CIRCUS


How do you balance a chair on your nose? Easy. It’s physics. Amir Porat leads a circus-inspired science workshops for kids at the Man and the Living World Museum, National Park Ramat Gan, with artist Michal Korenfeld. For ages 5-10.

April 28 at 10 a.m. NIS 35 includes entrance fee. Pre-registration necessary at (03) 631-5010.

8.
PAINT THE SOUNDS


The Bama Orchestra, together with the Ramat Hasharon Campus Orchestra, pianist Sonja Tirin and actress Hagar Rish, present the story of Maurice Ravel, who simply had to “color” Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, originally written for piano, giving each picture its own orchestration.

Saturday at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, (03) 607-7020

9. MUSIC
DON'T WEAR A BLACK TIE

The Israeli Opera goes to the Zappa Club for an evening of opera hits accompanied by piano. The genre of opera is gaining popularity among younger crowds around the world, and the Israeli Opera joins the trend with a series of light opera shows at the Zappa Club Tel Aviv. At the opening evening, May 7 at 10 p.m., soprano Na’ama Goldman will perform arias from Bizet’s Carmen.

NIS 140. Call *9080.

10. MUSICAL
SHALL WE DANCE?


Israel Musicals and JEST are staging Rodgers and Hammerstein’s all-time favorite musical The King and I next month. With Sandy Cash as Anna and Zvi Goldfeld as the King. Directed by Yisrael Lutnick; musical direction by Amy Bart.

May 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Heichal Hatarbut, Modi’in. May 12 at 8 p.m., May 13 at 6 p.m., May 20 at 8 p.m. and May 21 at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Gerard Behar Center, Jerusalem. Call 077-450-6012.



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