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
Starts today at cinemas around the country.
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
Tonight at 8:30 at the YMCA, Jerusalem, (02) 624-1041. NIS
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.
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.
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
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
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
Call (02) 620-3461.
FOLLOW THE 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
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.
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
Saturday at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Tel Aviv Museum
of Art, (03) 607-7020
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
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