1. Take the Monet and run Gambit
the Coen brothers’ latest film, is a remake of the 1966 film of the
same name that starred Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine. An art
curator decides to exact revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into
buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and
unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
Starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci.In theaters around the country.
2. Celebrate Verdi’s birthday
celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi on
October 10, the Israeli Opera is showcasing the composer’s three best
loved operas, Otello, La Traviata and Luisa Miller. Otello is
particularly noteworthy with its libretto, written by Arrigo Bonito,
based on William Shakespeare’s play. Conducted by Omer Meir Welber, the
opera is sung in Italian with English and Hebrew surtitles.There will be 12 performances starting on April 6.
The Arts Center, 19 Shaul Hamelech Blvd., Tel Aviv. (03) 692-7777; www.israel-opera.
3. Listen with both ears
violinist cum conductor Andres Mustonen conducts the Israel Camerata
from April 4 to12, playing both contemporary and Baroque music.Tonight and April 6, 8 and 12 at The Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
April 9 at the Jerusalem Theater. April 10 at the Kiryat Sapir Auditorium, Kfar Saba.
April 11 at the Wix Auditorium, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot.THEATER
4. Honor the brave
Yiddish- Shpiel Theater and the Tel Aviv Municipality are holding a
special ceremony for Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking 70 years since
the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Actors of the theater will read excerpts from the diaries of the fighters, along with songs from those days.
at 7:30 p.m. at the ZOA Hall, 1 Daniel Frisch Street, Tel Aviv. Monday
at 9:50 a.m. at the Jerusalem Theater. In Yiddish with Hebrew surtitles.
5. Sing to remember
fourth annual Remembering and Singing project on Remembrance Day will
feature leading artists, media figures and others, including Rabbi
Benjamin Lau (pictured). The participants will sing with the audience
and share their personal stories.
Sunday at 9 p.m. at the Gerard
Behar Center, 11 Bezalel Street, Jerusalem. Free admission with
pre-registration. E-mail tickets@ gmail.com or call 058-706-0600.DANCE
6. Join the fantasy
Acre Dance Hothouse, together with Ido Tadmor, presents new works by
choreographers Merav Cohen and Ran Ben Dror. Cohen’s When the Beast
Returned portrays a dialogue between slayer and the slain. It is a solo
performance by Tadmor, as is Ben Dror’s 'Fantasizing' (pictured).Tonight at 9 p.m. Dance Stage of the Jaffa Port, Hangar 2. (03) 902-1563.TOUR
7. (Re) Discover Tel Aviv
an English-language tour with the Shalom Tower Center Tour guides and
learn how it all started, who the people were, what dreams they had, and
how a Zionist jeweler from Poland changed the course of history.April 6 at 11 a.m. Shalom Tower Center, Tel Aviv. Call (03) 510-0337. NIS 408. Expect Miracles
Miracle Worker, the eternally amazing story of the triumph of the
blindand- deaf Helen Keller with the help and inspiration of her teacher
Anne Sullivan, will be staged for young people from age 12 and up at
the Mediatheque theater next month. The play by William Gibson, based on
the diary of Anne Sullivan, is directed by Ziv Meyer.
at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and on June 29 at Mediatheque Theater, 6 Golda
Meir Ave., Holon. NIS 70. For reservations call (03) 502-1552 DANCE
9. Take this waltz
Sheinfeld, known as the first lady of Israeli dance, brings a new show
entitled Waltz at Five Thirty to songs of Shlomo Artzi. Sheinfeld and
her dance company have incorporated video clips of Yoav Shapiro and
Hagar Ben-Yishai’s choreography.April 25, June 3 and June 17 at 9 p.m., Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. For reservations, call (03) 510-5656.
10. Feel at home this summer
Jerusalem Art Season opens in July with four days of open doors in the
At Home Festival, where private homes are opened to the public, hosting
artists who create works inspired by the home.
Another popular event, Touch Point at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, will take place on July 27.
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