1. ‘THE FACE OF LOVE’
Five years after the death of her beloved husband, Garrett, Nikki meets a man who seems his exact duplicate. Not only does this stranger possess the same deeply lined face and startling blue eyes, he also shares Garrett’s kindness, humor and passion for art. And yet he is a stranger. Romance blossoms, but she can’t bring herself to tell him the truth about what drew her to him. With Annette Bening, Robin Williams, Ed Harris and Amy Brenneman.
2. CHAGALL’S WORKS
Five works by Marc Chagall have been restored and preserved by the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and are now on display. The works, The Musician with the Red Beard (1919), Jew with Torah (1925), Lovers (1929), The Wailing Wall (1932) and Solitude (1933) are exhibited next to a concise video documentary describing the complex work on the painting Solitude. At the Simon and Marie Jaglom Pavilion for Impressionist and Post- Impressionist Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Main Building. Through October 30.
3. ROCKIN’ POETRY
The Inbal Ethnic Arts Center in Tel Aviv will host the Rock Be’ezrat Nashim (which can mean either “Woman-Supported Rock” or “Rock in the Women’s Section”) show tonight at 8:30. The show features material written by poet Avivit Levy, who put her own words to music. The show also features singer Michal Soncino.
For tickets and more information: 072-275- 3221 or *3221.
4. CONCERT AT THE ACADEMY
On the eve of a trip to Italy, the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance’s orchestra is holding a special concert hosting Pei Wen Liao (20), a violinist from Taiwan, who will play Taiwanese folk songs as well as Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto. Already a famous solo violinist, Pei Wen Liao has played with orchestras around the globe.
Sunday at 7 p.m., free entry with reservations, call (02) 655-0422.
5. JAZZ GIANTS RETURN
Jazz pianist-keyboardist Chick Corea and bass player Stanley Clarke will be teaming up at the Zappa Herzliya club on July 17 at 10 p.m. (doors open 8:15 p.m.), and the Shuni Amphitheater in Binyamina on July 18 at 9 p.m. (doors open 7:30 p.m.). The veteran twosome will perform their program “The Songs of Return to Forever.”
For tickets and more information: (03) 762-6666, *9080 or www.zappa-club.co.il.
6. IN THE CIRCLE
The International Bank Culture and Community project’s next installment takes place next Thursday, and this time the Kibbutzim Dance Troupe presents for the first time a new work, 360 degrees, next Thursday at 8 p.m., at the square next to the Bank’s Headquarters in Tel Aviv, 42 Rothschild Ave.
Free entry with preregistration at (03) 513-0001.
7. DANCING ON WALLS
Dancer-choreographers Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak will unveil their new work, Perahkir (“Wallflower”), at the Tel Aviv Museum’s sculpture gallery Tuesday.
The Perachkir run encompasses 10 performances at the museum, ending on July 22. The new creation incorporates the work of three musicians from Japan and features French lighting designer Yan Tivoli.
For tickets and more information: (03) 607-7020.
8. FLY HIGH
“To Play with the Wind,” is the name of a new exhibition at the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv. Hundreds of kites from around the world and from different eras are on display.
Kids who will visit the exhibition will receive a kitebuilding kit and will be invited to experience a virtual game that simulates the flight of a kite.
Tuesday through November 5, 2 Haim Levanon Street, Ramat Aviv, (03) 641-5244, www.eretzmuseum.org.il.
9. AFTER ANDY WARHOL
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art offers many parents and kids (or rather grandparents and grandkids) activities, in conjunction with the exhibitions at the youth wing.
One of the highlights of this year’s activities is the ongoing screen-print workshop, conducted at workshop adjacent to the “Andy Warhol Toy” exhibition. Kids are asked to bring a favorite toy along for inspiration. The next workshop takes place Saturday at 10 a.m. and at 12 noon.
For ages 8-12, NIS 90, tickets should be ordered in advance at (03) 607-7020.
10. STEPPING OVER HERE
Legendary crooner Tony Bennett has announced he will be performing in Israel for the first time this September. The 87-year-old singer will play a show on September 14 at Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv. Famous for his hits “Steppin’ Out With my Baby” and “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” Bennett has been recognized for his philanthropic efforts. He raised millions of dollars for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
For more info visit www.shuki.co.il.