Out and About: Top 10 things to do

By COMPILED BY SHAWN RODGERS
September 16, 2011 13:59

4 minute read.



Fashion designer Nomi Ma’aravi's pieces

Nomi Maaravi designs. (photo credit: Courtesy of Shir Dekel)

1. FILM

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS

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A New York headhunter (Mila Kunis) enters into a no-stringsattached relationship with her latest client (Justin Timberlake) but finds things getting unexpectedly complicated when emotions enter the picture.

At selected cinemas throughout the country.

2. MUSIC

ANALYZING AYA

Aya Korem is considered one of the country’s most promising singer-songwriters, composing the music to her songs in addition to writing the texts. She continues to prove her songwriting ability with punchy songs about daily life, love and Israeli reality.

Catch her as she performs her many hits, as well as songs from her latest album, Taming Horses.

Tonight, 9:30, Cafe Bialik, 2 Bialik Street, Tel Aviv, (03) 620-0832.

3. FESTIVAL

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW

Beit Avi Chai presents the third Piyyut Festival.

This year’s performances highlight ancient, unique traditions that are not well known to the general public. The festival includes concerts, workshops and tours. In addition, throughout the festival the art exhibit “Piyyut, Emotion and Thought” will be displayed in the Beit Avi Chai gallery.

Runs Monday through next Thursday, 44 King George Avenue, Jerusalem, www.bac.org.il

4. MIXED BAG

ELUL EDUCATION

Gear up for the High Holy Day season with The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, which is currently running its Elul program.

Highlights include special evening classes with Menahem Leibtag, as well as first night slihot. There is also a wide range of interesting weekly morning courses. The program runs until October 6. In English.

Pardes, 29 Pierre Koenig Street, Jerusalem, (02) 673- 5210 or www.pardes.org.il

5. CLASS IN A GLASS

Wine typically conjures up images of high culture and sophistication – which makes a museum the perfect venue for a wine fair.

On Wednesday and next Thursday, Israel’s wineries – both boutique and mainstream – will set up shop in the garden of Tel Aviv’s Eretz Israel Museum. The fair, run in conjunction with Wine, Gourmet and Alcohol magazine, will show off hundreds of locally produced wines, including some new ones.

Alongside the wine offerings will be a gourmet set-up with fancy cheeses, sushi, olive oil, chocolate and more. Entrance is NIS 59.

6 p.m.- 11 p.m., 2 Haim Levanon Street, Ramat Aviv, www.winet.co.il

6. AUTUMN NIGHTS

Every Monday and Thursday throughout September and October, Jerusalem’s Old City will play host to a nocturnal celebration of theater, music and tours. Highlights include musical performances by the best troupes and ensembles in ethnic world music, an a capella concert at the Wall Promenade, as well as a Hebrew sing-along bus tour.

From 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., www.jerusalem-oldcity.org.il

7. EXHIBITION

HOLON HAS DESIGNS

This year’s Design Season in Holon will cover a wide range of genres and areas of creation over the next six months.

The season launch will take place on Saturday with the opening of five new exhibitions at various galleries around the city, and there will be an openair exhibition on Dov Hoz Boulevard. Highlights include the “From Sands to Holon” show, which incorporates items from architects, designers and artists from Israel; and the “Butterflies in the Stomach” exhibition in November, which will focus on small versions of works from around the Western world during the 20th century.

www.holon.muni.il

8. IT’S ALL IN THE FOLD

Keep those scissors at bay as origami expert Paul Jackson explores how generic techniques of folding paper can be adapted for use by designers and artists not only on paper but with other sheet materials such as fabric, plastic and metal. Jackson’s folded artworks have been exhibited around the world. With his wife, origami artist Miri Golan, Jackson has helped establish “origametria” as a method for teaching curriculum geometry through the teaching of origami. NIS 60.

Tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wilfrid Israel Museum, Kibbutz Hazorea, www.wilfrid.org.il or (04) 989-9566.

9. BALLET

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

For more than 30 years, choreographer Boris Eifman has led his company from spotlight to spotlight around the world.

His St. Petersburg-based troupe is the most successful contemporary ballet company in Russia. The union of Eifman’s dark, angst-driven choreography with his cast of technically brilliant artists has thrilled ballet lovers from Tokyo to New York. This week, the Boris Eifman Ballet will make its 11th trip to Tel Aviv in 12 years. The company will present two works: Onegin and a new interpretation of an old work, entitled I, Don Quixote.

Runs Monday through September 24, TAPAC, visit www.israel-opera.co.il.

10. UPCOMING FESTIVAL

DESERT PHAZE

The Isrotel hotel chain management and the Batsheva Dance Company have once again decided to stage the Isrotel Phaza Morgana Festival in Timna Park in the Negev. Highlights include a special performance entitled Panorama, created by Batsheva Dance Company house choreographer Ohad Naharin, as well as a performance by international artist Rafael Amargo.

In addition, there will be a special production of Idan Raichel’s Within My Walls.

Runs next Thursday through till September 25, www.phazamorgana.com


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