Out and About: Top 10 things to do

ByJERUSALEM POST STAFF
October 16, 2012 14:59

For all those sporty night owls out there, Nike is sponsoring a 10- kilometer nocturnal race on October 30 in Tel Aviv.

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FILM

1. THE MASTER



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Paul Thomas Anderson’s film The Master stars Joaquin Phoenix as a psychologically damaged war veteran who finds himself working for Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic figure who is building his own religion. Also starring Amy Adams and Laura Dern.



At selected cinemas throughout the country.

2. NORWEGIAN FILM WEEK

Norwegian cinema has not only had local success but has also triumphed in the international arena, receiving praise from critics, film festivals and commercial distributors.

Norwegian Film Week will showcase new works by some of the most prominent filmmakers of Nor-Wave (the Norwegian New Wave). Films include Joachim Trier’s Oslo, August 31st. The program offers a variety of subjects and provides a broad representation of Norwegian culture.

Runs until October 30 at cinematheques throughout the country.

FESTIVAL


3. ON THE FRINGE

Tmuna, the experimental Tel Aviv fringe theater company, is celebrating a year of its festivals with a medley of events at the Tmuna Festival from today until next Thursday.

On October 26 and 27, the theater will host the Montefiore Music Festival, which will showcase the latest in avant-garde music. In addition to dance pieces from AGenre and IntimaDance, there will be three premieres and a piece from Berlin. There will also be music at the Tmuna bar nightly from 10 during the festival, with such entertainers as Dikla and Dana Vishinski.

www.tmu-na.org.il

BALLET

4. TRA LA LA

As far as operas go, they don’t get much bigger or better than Verdi’s La Traviata.

When taking on this massive masterpiece, Argentinean choreographer Inaki Urlezaga strove to keep origin and authenticity in mind with every step. His ballet rendition of the opera will take the stage at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center this month as part of the 2012-13 dance season.

Though the ballet version is not as linear as the opera, audiences can expect to recognize most major plot developments in the dance.

Runs Monday through October 27, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center. For tickets or more information, visit www.israel-opera.co.il.


MUSIC


5. HIGH-BROW ENTERTAINMENT

Alma Zohar, the stepdaughter of musician Ya’acov Rotblit, shifts among world beats, rock, pop, soul, reggae, jazz and country elements in her music.

She uses high-level Hebrew in her lyrics, as well as a smattering of words from the Bible. Catch this talented musician as she performs songs from her two albums. Between songs, Zohar will talk about her work, the musical influence of her stepfather, and her mother’s death.

Saturday, 10 p.m., The Zone-Ha’ezor, 13 Harechev Street, Tel Aviv, 054-446-7240.

EXHIBITIONS

6. THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM

Next week, famed dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov will pay his third visit to Israel. In an exhibition at the Suzanne Dellal Center entitled “Dance My Way,” Baryshnikov’s photos of numerous international artists will be on display for several days.

Throughout the course of his long career in the limelight, he has collaborated with celebrated dance artists from a wide range of movement genres. In recent years, he has been known to arrive at the studio with a camera in tow. The exhibition is open to the public and is free of charge.

Runs Wednesday through October 27, www.suzannedellal.org.il 4 October 18, 2012


7. ANNA’S VIENNA

Born in Brno, Moravia, in 1894, Anna Ticho lived and studied art in Vienna until 1912, when she immigrated to Palestine. “Anna’s Vienna” explores the visual and material culture to which Ticho was exposed during this impressionable time in her life. On view are works by Anna Ticho herself, as well as artwork by Joseph Hoffman, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Michael Thonet.

Opens next Thursday, www.english.imjnet.org.il.

MIXED BAG

8. STEP INSIDE

Houses from Within is a three-day architecture fest in Jerusalem, offering a broad range of constructed delights. Taking place all around the capital next weekend, visitors can indulge their voyeuristic tendencies with access to private apartments, urban villas, synagogues, churches and public structures. All will open their doors – free of charge – to give visitors a glimpse of the city’s various designs and architectural history. Highlights include the Rockefeller Museum and the Austrian Hospice.

Runs October 25 through 27, www.batimjerusalem.
org

9. IT’S A BIRD’S LIFE

Hagoshrim Hotel in the Hula Valley has organized a Bird Migration Festival with activities for the whole family. Meet migrating birds, learn about the dangers they face on their journey, and take part in a hands-on ringing demonstration and bird identification workshops in the field. Other activities include games, crafts and nature walks.

Runs October 25 through 27, www.hagoshrim-hotel.co.il


SPORTS


10. RUN, TEL AVIV, RUN!

For all those sporty night owls out there, Nike is sponsoring a 10- kilometer nocturnal race on October 30 that begins at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv and continues south along Ibn Gvirol Street and the center of town. Similar events will take place in 200 other cities around the world. The race begins at 8 p.m.

For more info and registration, visit www.nikerunning.co.il.



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