1. AN UNLIKELY WARRIOR
Dallas Buyers Club is an uplifting biographical film about the early years of the AIDS crisis. Ron Woodroof (Matthew Mc- Conaughey), a Texas redneck, becomes an unlikely warrior on the front lines of the battle against the disease. With Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner.
2. HUMAN WEAKNESSES
Able and The Man Upstairs, two works by choreographer Rachel Erdos, are at the center of a dance evening with an all male troupe.
Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 510-5656.
3. UNIQUE COLLABORATIONS
The winter edition of the Red Sea Jazz Festival opens next Thursday in Eilat, with a jam-packed international array of ensembles and unique collaborations, such as the Juan Carmona Quintet with Larry Coryell, the Samuel Yirga Quartet, Anat Fort and Amos Hoffman. Jamming at night will be held every night at Mike’s Place. Performances will be held at several venues.
For more details, go to www.redseajazzeilat.com/en/.
4. ART AND THE CITY
The streets of Jerusalem will be transformed into art and music venues every Monday evening through the month of February as part of the Shaon Horef Festival. Dozens of events, such as video works screened on buildings, night tours, alternative concerts, street theater and dance classes, will take place in the city center and Ein Kerem.
For more details, go to young-city.co.il.
5. THROUGH THE NIGHT
The Einav Cultural Center in Tel Aviv is holding its annual White Night event next Thursday and Friday, with a marathon of avant-garde music and numerous musical ensembles from Israel and abroad, such as Austrian percussionist Lukas Ligeti.
February 6 and 7 from 7:30 p.m. For details: www.einternightfest.com.
6. BIG IN EUROPE
Blackfield, a collaborative project between singer-songwriter Aviv Geffen and Steven Wilson, along with special guests, open their third world tour celebrating the release of their fourth album.
Sunday at the new Zappa Herzliya Club at 9 p.m. (03) 762-6666
7. BODY OF WORK
A new exhibition “Body Traces” by Alina Szapocznikow (1926-1973), one of Poland’s foremost artists, opens next week at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Szapocznikow’s artistic activity was short-lived but yielded a cycle of radical, reflexive works that embodied the artist’s traumatic biography – life in concentration camps and terminal illness – while resonating with surrealist aesthetics, nouveau réalisme and pop art.
Opens next Thursday at 8 p.m. Until May 31 in the main building of the museum.
8. NOT ONLY CHAMBER MUSIC
The ninth annual Eilat Chamber Music Festival, one of Israel’s leading international festivals, attracts audiences from all over the country and around the world. This year, the festival brings leading soloists and international premieres in a celebration of cuttingedge performances of chamber and orchestral music, jazz and world music, as well as dance, theater and multimedia.
February 24 to March 1, Dan Hotel, Eilat
9. RAY CHARLES’S SONGS
American jazz singer-pianist Joe Mac-Bride, one of the most popular jazz musicians today, is the guest at the next Hot Jazz series. He will perform the songs of Ray Charles together with American saxophonist Kenny Blake and local musicians Assaf Hakimi (bass) and Aviv Cohen (drums).
February 8 at 9 p.m. at the Rehovot Conservatory; February 10 at 9 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater; February 11 at 10 p.m. at Zappa Herzliya; February 12 at 9 p.m. at Einan Hall in Modi’in; February 13 and 14 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; and February 15 at Beit Abba Khoushy House in Haifa.
10. FAIRYTALES AND ECONOMICS
A new exhibition at the Holon Digital Art Center, “Over and Over the Rainbow,” examines how the reality of our lives is dictated by the basic themes of children’s fairy-tales. Eleven local and international artists, such as British artist Jeremy Deller and Danish art group Superflex, examine the connection between fairytales and neo-liberalism in economics.
February 15 to June 21 at the Holon Digital Art Center, 4 Amora’im Street. Free entrance.
For details: www.digitalartlab.org.il