1. FILM
CATCH THE BAD GUYS

The Sweeney is a British action film based on the characters of a 1970s television series of the same name. London’s Metropolitan Police Flying Squad officers Jack Regan (Ray Winstone) and his partner George Carter (Ben Drew) arrive at the scene of a warehouse robbery, where four armed men are attempting to steal a stash of gold bars. Regan and Carter manage to capture all four suspects, but Regan takes some of the gold bars from the stash to give to his informant.

At theaters around the country

2. MUSIC
PLAY LIGHTLY


In the upcoming concert series of Liturgi-kal the choir, accompanied by the Barocade ensemble performs Handel’s oratorio The Messiah. With soloists Yeela Avital (soprano), Avital Drif (mezzo-soprano), Alon Harari (counter tenor), Eitan Drori (tenor) and bass singers Guy Pelz and Yair Polishook.

Tonight at the Scottish Church in Jerusalem. March 20 at the Weil Auditorium in Kfar Shmaryahu. March 21 at Heichal Hatarbut in Or Akiva, all at 8:30 p.m.


3.
GET NOSTALGIC


Singing the Dudaim is an evening of old Hebrew songs, adapted by Assaf Amdursky, who takes to the stage to celebrate a new album of the beloved oldies. Israel Gurion and Assaf Amdursky perform new versions of the songs as a tribute to Assaf’s father, Benny, who was the other half of the legendary Dudaim duo with Gurion.

Tonight at the Zappa Club, Jerusalem

4. FESTIVAL
SAMPLE A VARIETY OF SOUNDS


Experience music from Jewish, Christian, Armenian and Arabic sources, all represented at Jerusalem’s musical extravaganza, the Sounds of the Old City Festival. Participating musicians play a unique sampling of Jerusalem’s endemic music in various venues in all four quarters of the Old City, which gives listeners a feel for Jerusalem’s 3,000-year-old history within the Old City’s intricate passages and open courtyards. The festival consists of solo and group performances, as well as special multimedia screenings.

March 19 to 21 from 6 to 11 p.m. Free. For more information, go to www.sounds-ofjerusalem.org.il or call (02) 531-4600.


5. DANCE
SEE CHAGALL'S ART DANCE


As part of The Jerusalem Arts Festival, the Studio for the Dancing Arts under the directorship of Arina Belozor presents I Lived Expecting a Miracle – A Portrait of Marc Chagall, a dance show based on the biography of brilliant artist Marc Chagall entitled This Is My Life. The show will be accompanied by a viewing of the artist’s paintings. Suitable for the entire family.

Tonight at 7 at the Gerard Behar Center, Jerusalem, (02) 625-1139, www.arts-festival.jerusalem.muni.il. NIS 50

6. EXHIBITIONS
GAIN PERSPECTIVE ON THE MANDATE

In 1929, British high commissioner John Chancellor appointed Zvi Oron (Oroshkes) as provider of photography services to the British administration in Palestine. Thanks to this position, Oron was able to move freely between British military facilities and remain outdoors during curfew. The exhibition displays Oron’s perspective of the British Mandate years – construction of Jewish settlements, events of the British administration and the lifestyle of the Arab population.

Opens March 21 at the Eretz Israel Museum, Ramat Aviv

7.
EXPERIENCE THE SHIFT

“Shift – Ceramics in Academies of Art and Design,” the new exhibition at the Benyamini Center, examines the assumption that significant changes in curricula at design and art academies signify a broad cultural shift, and the expansion of ceramics programs in these academies serves as an indication of the developing interest in the field.

March 14 to April 28 at the Benyamini Center, 17 Ha’amal Street, Tel Aviv, (03) 518- 2257, www.benyaminiceramics.org

8.
TAKE A LITTLE LOOK

“Mini Art,” a fascinating encounter with the miniature worlds of art and design, science and technology, archeology and collections, theater and animation opened last week at the Old Jaffa Museum of Antiquities. Among the exhibitors is Willard Wigan, one of the world’s most esteemed micro-miniature artists, featuring masterpieces on the tip of a pin and in the eye of a needle.

Until June 30 at the Old Jaffa Museum of Antiquities, Saraya House, 10 Mifratz Shlomo St., Old Jaffa. For details, contact the Old Jaffa visitors’ center, (03) 603-7700, www.oldjaffa.co.il

9.
TUNE IN TO THE MAGIC


The Magic of Sasha is an exciting meeting between the music of one of Israel’s greatest songwriters, Alexander Argov, and one of the greatest jazz pianists of his generation, Steve Kuhn. In his Israeli debut, Kuhn will perform special arrangements of the Argov classics with an ensemble featuring strings and oboe.

March 22 at 10 p.m. at the Opera House, Tel Aviv

10.
FILL THE DAYS WITH SONG


The Yemei Zemer (Days of Song) festival returns to the Holon Theater during the week of Passover, presenting four days of events with some of Israel’s greatest performers. There will also be many free street shows and activities for the whole family.

March 27- 30 at 11 Kugel Avenue, Holon, (03) 502-300,1 www.hth.co.il