Out and About: Top 10 things to do

With an exciting lineup, the 26th annual Red Sea Jazz Festival will open on Monday.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
July 25, 2012 14:24
4 minute read.
Christian McBride

Christian McBride. (photo credit: Courtesy)

FILM

1. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

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FESTIVAL

2. RED-HOT JAZZ

The 26th annual Red Sea Jazz Festival opens on Monday. The lineup of 20 acts includes jazz bands and bands that touch on the periphery of the genre. Jazz fans will be excited by the inclusion of American pianist Geri Allen. Bassist Christian McBride (pictured) returns as leader of a trio, which includes Christian Sands on piano and Ulysses Owens on drums. Other jazz imports include trumpeter Sean Jones and saxophonist Kenny Garrett, while Craig Adams will infuse the proceedings with a high-energy and highly entertaining gospel program.

For tickets and more information: (08) 634- 0253 and www.redseajazzeilat.com

DANCE

3. MIXED MEDIA

Till We See Blood, a new work by Odelya Kuperberg, will premiere as part of the Hot Dance Festival at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv. The performance features four musicians and five dancers in a performance of rock and dance.

Tonight at 9. (03) 510-5656 or www.suzannedellal.org.il

ART

4. ORIGINAL FLOWERS

La Culture – Flowers, modern art at affordable prices, an initiative of the Tel Aviv municipality together with a group of young upcoming artists, will take place for the second time. The exhibition gives young artists a platform to display their work to potential buyers and give art lovers a chance to buy originals for under NIS 500. With flowers as the subject of this year’s exhibition, there will be prints, paintings, photographs, installations and more on that theme.

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 9 Mazeh Street, Tel Aviv

5. MYSTICAL MOMENTS

The new photography exhibition by French-born photographer Jean Noel Begard at the Bar’am Museum in Kibbutz Bar’am is entitled “Rashi’s Tomb.” It includes 16 images taken at the Lag Ba’omer celebrations held near the tomb of Shimon Bar-Yohai at Meron.

July 27-August 27, Kibbutz Baram, Upper Galilee.

MIXED BAG

6. THE UNIVERSAL CAPITAL

Under the Mountain – a Festival for New Public Art, part of the Jerusalem Cultural Season, will take place between July 30 and August 4. It will include artistic events such as political karaoke, provocative tours, demonstration workshops and red fountains at Safra Square, all under the slogan “Everybody has a city called Jerusalem.”

For more information about the events and a full program, go to www.jerusalemseason.com

MUSIC

7. FIRST IN LOVE

A celebration of Hebrew love for Tu Be’av will be held at the new Entertainment Complex in Rishon Lezion. There will be special menus, movies, music and dancing all about love, and at midnight a concert by Berry Sakharof (pictured). Entrance to all the activities is free.

Wednesday from 8 p.m. Entertainment district, old industrial area, Rishon Lezion.

8. SWEETER THAN WINE

Opera Love and Wine is the title of the Ra’anana Symphonette’s summer concert with Italian tenor Francesco Damoro, Israeli Opera soloists and wine expert Yair Haidu (pictured) as host. On the program are Italian love songs, famous love arias from various operas and wine from the Golan Winery.

The concert, marking Tu Be’av, the Jewish festival of love, will take place on August 4 at Ra’anana’s Amphipark. For tickets: *9066; (03) 745-7773; or www.eventim.co.il.

DANCE

9. DANCE FRENZY

The Karmiel Dance Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary next month with a host of international dance troupes, such as the Brazil Ballet, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, the Guandong Modern Dance Company and Ballet Metz from France (pictured). From August 7 to 9 there will be more than 100 shows, with over 10,000 dancers and an expected audience of more than 250,000.

For more information and tickets, call (04) 988-1111 or go to www.karmielfestival.co.il

FESTIVAL

10. CITY OF THE DOLLS

The largest International Puppet Festival to date will take place in Jerusalem from August 5 to 10. More than 100 shows, featuring top puppeteers from around the globe, will be performed for children and adults in venues throughout the city, among them nine premieres and awardwinning presentations.

For more information, go to www.traintheater.co.il/puppets


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