1. A BIBLICAL ETHIC
Russell Crowe stars in the title role of Darren Aronofsky’s epic Noah. The visionary director’s movie presents a modern interpretation of the biblical story of courage, sacrifice and hope. With Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson.
2. SOUNDS IN THE STREET
The Jerusalem Sound in the Old City festival returns March 31 to April 3, bringing numerous musical ensembles to the streets of the Old City between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Among the highlights are Red Band, Evyatar Banai, Danny Robas, Aharon Raz-El, Ariel Zilber and many ethnic musical groups. Free entrance.For a full program, go to www.itraveljerusalem.com.MUSIC
3. CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE Y
The Mandelring Quartet (Germany) with Tomer Lev will perform a concert in Jerusalem in the framework of the Music at the Y series. On the program are Haydn’s String Quartet, “The Bird”; Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E minor; and Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G minor.Next Thursday at 8:30 pm. at Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, (02) 623-4347
4. CAMERATA CELEBRATES 30
The Israel Camerata Orchestra celebrates its 30th anniversary with a gala concert in Tel Aviv. Conductor: Avner Biron; violins: Arik Kobiliansky, Natasha Sher, Matan Dagan, Etienne Meneri; oboe: Muki Zohar; French horn: Alon Reuven. With soprano Keren Hadar (pictured), countertenor Yaniv D’Or and The New Israeli Vocal Ensemble.Sunday at 7:15 p.m. at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. For tickets, call 1-700-552-000 or visit www.jcamerata.com.KIDS
5. A MUSICAL FAIRY TALE
Cinderella – How do you play a story? An animation/concert for children will be presented as part of the Felicja Blumental International Music Festival. The magical show is set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev, with animation and the Revolution Orchestra.April 5 at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. For tickets, call (03) 541- 0167 or visit www.blumentalfestival.com.
6. HOLA, LADIES!
The Flamenco Days Festival at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special program. The festival opens on April 3 at 9 p.m. with a show by Spanish flamenco star Marco Flores in an evening titled DeFlamencAs, an homage to female flamenco artists For more shows and tickets: (03) 510-5656 or www.suzannedellal.org.il.ART
7. MIXED TECHNIQUE
the first solo exhibition in Israel of Igor Skaletsky, opens tonight at 8 at the Artstation gallery. Skaletsky is one of the most interesting young artists today. In his exhibition, the artist presents a fascinating combination of old and new, classic and contemporary, combining traditional painting techniques with digital collage. Until May 3, Artstation gallery, Hatahana Compound, Cabin 14, Tel Aviv, www.artstationgallery.com. (03) 620-1515
8. PARTY IN THE PARK
Tel Aviv celebrates the 70th anniversary of its public park Gan Meir. There will be tours, films, children’s theater, horseback riding, workshops and a concert featuring old Tel Aviv songs with Dafna Armoni.
Free entrance.Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gan Meir, Tel Aviv.
9. FOOD FOR THE SEDER
Several of Israel’s top chefs will get together to cook a gala dinner sponsored by the Shorashim organization to raise funds to buy groceries for the Seder for Holocaust survivors. NIS 370 per person. Not kosher.Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Duplex, 1 Ha’etzel Street, Herzliya. For reservations, call 052-360-3608.
10. LIKE A BIRD
Singer Patricia Kaas will perform in Haifa and Tel Aviv as part of her tour titled Kaas Chante Piaf, meaning “Kaas sings Piaf.” The chanteuse focuses on 21 of Edith Piaf’s iconic songs, arranged by Abel Korzeniowski. NIS 179-700.April 6 at 8:30 p.m. at the Congress Center in Haifa and April 7 at 8:30 p.m. at the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 602-3619. www.israstage.com