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1. BOOK THE ‘FLIGHT’
South Jet 227 departs from Orlando, Florida, for what should be a routine trip.
Captain Whip Whitaker is at the helm of the Jackson-Ridgefield 88 passenger jet, along with first officer Ken Evans, who is Whip’s polar opposite in every way. But the flight soon encounters heavier than- anticipated turbulence as they fly into a massive storm. Flight is Robert Zemeckis’s latest action film, starring Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly and John Goodman.
At theaters around the country.
2. SAVOR SOME CINEMA CLASSICS
A project of restored European film classics comes to Israel, bringing a selection of outstanding movies to the cinematheques in Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv during January, beginning tonight. It’s a joint project of the European Union and local embassies, the representatives of which see preserving and showing these films as a way to spread awareness of the greatest achievements of European culture and to encourage a better understanding of European life.Check the programs of the individual cinematheques for schedule details and to order tickets.MUSIC
3. ENJOY THE FLAMENCO
Flamenco artist Tania Vinokur and her ensemble Flamenco Fusion Theater return with their second show, Cuadros. The artist combines her talents as a dancer, musician- composer and violinist in a story-driven musical show with her sixmember ensemble.Saturday at 1 p.m., Armored Corps Museum, Latrun. NIS 100. For tickets and more details, call (02) 535-6954.
4. HAVE A LITTLE CHUTZPAH
The a cappella ensemble Chutzpah joins forces with a brass band for an evening of American music with guest soprano Shani Wurman.Saturday at 9 p.m., Beit Shmuel, Jerusalem. NIS 60. For tickets, call (02) 620-3463.
5. WATCH THE ‘GOLDEN’ GIRLS
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 13 in what promises to be one of the better award shows ever. The ceremony will be broadcast in Israel on YES, in the early morning hours between Sunday and Monday.DANCE
6. GET INTO THE IRISH RHYTHM
Irish mega-dance company Lord of the Dance returns to Israel after three years, for a tour of 14 performances around the country. They arrive here with an all-new show, 40 dancers and their boundless energy, beginning Tuesday at the Haifa Congress Hall; from January 18 at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv; and from January 23 at Binyenei Ha’uma in Jerusalem.For more details, go to www.bravo-online.co.il
7. DISCOVER NEW HORIZONS
A group exhibition at Beit Mani in Tel Aviv titled “New Horizons” opens today. The show is comprised of six one-man shows, bringing six stories that outline the horizons of our times. A preserved building that dates back to the early years of the city, Beit Mani hosts local art shows, promoting and advancing both established artists and upcoming ones.Until April 15 at 36 Yehuda Halevi Street, Tel Aviv. Sunday to Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free entrance and audio guide.
8. TAKE AN ART CLASS
As part of the Cargo Cult exhibition at MoBY, the Museums of Bat Yam, there will be a scenery-painting workshop on January 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. The workshop will be led by artists from the New Barbizon group. Art supplies will be provided by the museum.
Participation is free, but the number of places is limited, registration must be done before January 16.(03) 659-1140 or [email protected]
9. CELEBRATE 20 YEARS
The Vertigo Dance Company will present a new evening called Vertigo 20, celebrating 20 years of work. For the first time this Israeli company, with choreographer and founder Noa Wertheim, will perform with a cast that includes international dancers, and together they explore the company’s unique artistic language.Next Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater; January 31 at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. For details and tickets go to www.vertigo.org.il
10. BE COOL IN EILAT
Jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson is one of the highlights of the winter Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat, in the company of bassist Burniss Earl Travis II and drummer EJ Strickland (next Thursday and Friday). All the festival performances will take place at the Isrotel hotels, and the much-anticipated nightly jam sessions will take place at the Three Monkeys Pub on the promenade of the Royal Beach Hotel.Jazz Festival, January 17-20 in Eilat. For reduced room rates during the festival, call 1-800-800-808 or visit www.isrotel.co.il. For a detailed program, go to www.redseajazzeilat.com.