1. THE WORDS
The Words, a romantic drama, follows young writer Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper), who finally achieves long-sought-after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There’s only one catch – he didn’t write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man’s work and for placing ambition and success above life’s most fundamental three words. With Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde and Zoë Saldana.At cinemas around the country.MUSIC
2. RETURN TO THE BEGINNING
The second installment in the “My First Album” series brings singer/songwriter Korin Alal to the stage with songs from her first and very successful album Motek. The album came out in 1984 and is considered the first Israeli female rock album. Alal will also perform her biggest hits.Tonight at the Reading 3 Club, Tel Aviv Port. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. NIS 79 to NIS 109. 222. reading3.co.il
3. FALL IN LOVE WITH THE DIVA
Briony, an up-and-coming singer who was born in Sheffield, England, and grew up in Jerusalem, has Irish and Jewish roots.
She loves gospel music and will perform an evening entitled “A Woman’s Soul” at Cafe Yafo in the Flea Market area, with Koby Santhouse on keyboard.Saturday at 9 p.m. 11 Olei Zion Street, Jaffa. NIS 40. (03) 518-1988
4. DISCOVER ISRAELI MUSIC
The 15th Israel Music Celebration opens Wednesday at the Jerusalem Theater from 4 p.m. The varied program includes works by leading Israeli composers, expressing the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the composers and the performers. The Meytar Ensemble will open the event with works by Oded Zehavi and Yinam Leef, and later the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert entitled Ma’avarim, with Daniel and Alexander Gurfinkle as soloists.On Thursday the concerts will take place in Haifa at the Rappaport Center, on Friday September 21 at Tel Aviv’s Museum of Art; on Saturday September 22 in Nazareth; and on Sunday September 23 at Beersheba’s Performing Arts Center. All concerts are free.ART
5. FOLLOW THE DONKEY
“Donkey,” a new exhibition at the Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, outlines a syntax shared by artists from various fields and varying backgrounds who create ceramic works and installations in diverse materials. The artists, Lidia Zavadsky, Hila Amram, Itamar Levy, Uri Shapira and Roy Na’aman, were inspired by the spirit of a donkey named Ephraim. This apparition from the past, a specter, a faint flicker, furnished the conceptual and material foundation for the exhibition.Benyamini Center, 17 Ha’amal Street, Tel Aviv, (03) 518-2257. Until November 24. www.benyaminiceramics.org
6. GET IN ORDER
A solo exhibition of artist Dana Levy, “World Order,” opens at the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, tonight at 8. The two galleries of the CCA will exhibit three new video works and two series of photographs done by Levy in the past year, which will be shown in Israel for the first time. As in many of Levy’s other recent works, she explores a space that presents and represents, appropriates and defines objects.The Center for Contemporary Art, 5 Kalisher Street, Tel Aviv. Monday to Thursday, 2 to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday:, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. www.cca.org.il SPORTS
7. CELEBRATE SUMMER’S END
The Tel Aviv Port invites locals to end the summer with the final four games of the Corona footvolley 2012 league. The game of footvolley started in Rio de Janeiro and became popular in South America. The colorful event will take place on Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m., with Israeli and Brazilian players, music with DJ Barak Weiss and lots of beach fun. Free.KIDS
8. DO WHATEVER YOU WANT
“King, Vagabond and Artist Do What They Want” is the name of the new active exhibition for kids at the Nahum Gutman Museum of Art. The exhibition follows the different points in Gutman’s life, inviting all members of the family to become, for a day, travelers in his magical, colorful world.
Children are invited to take an active part and enjoy creative learning experiences.Opening Saturday at 10 a.m. NIS 12 for kids up to 18. At 21 Shimon Rokah Street, Neveh Tzedek, Tel Aviv, (03) 516-1970, www.gutmanmuseum.co.il
The London-based Sadler’s Wells dance troupe comes to Israel with its tribute to the greatest manga artist, Osamu Tezuka. Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui was inspired by the Japanese comics artist. In his work TeZuka, he brings together nine dancers, three musicians, two martial arts fighters and a calligrapher on one stage.Next Thursday, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center. (03) 692-7777, www.israelopera.co.il. NIS 149 to NIS 299.EXHIBITION
10. SEE THE STARS
A rare photo exhibition of the legendary rock stars of the 1960s and 1970s opens at the Minotaur Gallery in Tel Aviv next week. The exhibition includes photos of John Lennon, Mick Jagger, David Bowie and others taken between concerts, at rehearsals and relaxing during festivals. All the works on show will be for sale.September 20 to 30 at 100 Ben- Yehuda Street, Tel Aviv.
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