FILM 1. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Andrew Garfield stars in the new version of Spider- Man, with Rhys Ifans as his striking adversary.
Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young.
His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. With Emma Stone. At cinemas around the country.CULTURAL EVENT 2. INSPIRED BY ART
As part of the Jerusalem Season of Culture, the art-meets-performance event ‘Contact Point’, at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, returns tonight. A host of one-time encounters between art and artists will take place for one night only, beginning at 9 tonight.Fee is included in museum admission. For tickets: (02) 677-1300; www.jerusalemseason.com FESTIVAL 3. STREETS AHEAD
The country’s first International 3D Pavement Drawing Festival takes place this weekend on Bialik Street in Ramat Hasharon. Dozens of artists from Israel and abroad create artwork based on 3D techniques on the sidewalks. There will also be topnotch musical entertainment provided by Rita, the Umma Gumma rock band and groups from the local Rimon School.Today 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tomorrow 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information: www.ramathasharon.muni.il EXHIBITION 4. ABSENT AND PRESENT
“The Absent Body – Body Imagery between Judaism and Christianity” is the exhibition at Beit Hatfutsot opening today.
Eight Israeli artists, with works from the 1970s to the present, deal with the subject of body and divinity, revealing the complex critical relations between Jewish and Christian thought. The featured works deal with the tension between the immateriality of God in Judaism and His concrete material existence in Christianity, while addressing a range of aesthetic and theoretical concerns pertaining to visual representation and its place in Israeli culture.MUSIC5. ELECTRIFYING
The Electro-Swing trio Dirty Honkers debuts in Israel this week, bringing its cheeky hot music (and attitude) to various venues around the country. The group, consisting of Israeli Gad Baruch Hiniks, Canadian singer-saxophonist Andrea Roberts and French singer-saxophonist Florent Manate, is one of the hot names on the Berlin music scene.Tonight at 10 at the Pitriya in Kibbutz Dan. Tomorrow at midnight at Levontin 7 in Tel Aviv. Tuesday at 10 p.m. at Doug & Tony in Netanya. For tickets, go to www.misterticket.co.il 6. MAGICAL VOICES
The mysteries of the Russian voice – romances and vocal a cappella works for choir – are the focus of the final installment of the Choir Sounds series at the Israeli Opera. Works by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and other Russian composers will be sung by the opera’s choir, with pianist Alexander Ivanov and conductor Yishai Schtekler.Monday at 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center in Tel Aviv. NIS 115 to NIS 196 (03) 692-7777.7. ENCHANTING EVENING
After receiving a very warm welcome when he was here in 2009, rock ’n’ roll star Chris Cornell returns for two solo concerts, and tickets are selling fast. Cornell provides a moving and intimate evening, performing his repertoire from his long and rich career, in addition to cover hits.Monday at the Shuni Amphitheater at 9 p.m. and Tuesday at Nokia Hall in Tel Aviv at 9 p.m. NIS 235. www.zappa-club.co.il; *9080.DANCE 8. DINNER DANCE
The premiere of Kmehin (Truffles), a new work by Amir Kolben and his company Kolben Dance, will take place Tuesday as part of the Hot Dance festival. The work examines different aspects of food and our relation to it and to eating.July 17 and July 23 at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv. NIS 90 to NIS 130. For more details and tickets, call (03) 510-5656.ART 9. FORBIDDEN ART
The Israeli Museum of Caricature and Comics, Holon, presents “Visual Words – Comics from China” as part of the cultural exchange between Basel’s Caricature Museum and the Holon museum.
The show takes viewers on a journey from the origins of ancient Chinese literature, through the times of the revolution and until today, focusing on 20thcentury Chinese comics. Aside from the show at the Basel museum, this is the first time these works are shown in the Western world.Opens Tuesday. For more information: www.cartoon.org.il.
UPCOMING 10. OPERA IN THE PARK
The popular summer opera event returns next Thursday as the Israeli Opera brings Verdi’s Rigoletto to the park for a free openair performance.
The production, which was hailed by the audience at the Opera House in the past few week, will be performed before an audience of more than 60,000 people, so plan to arrive early.Thursday, Ganei Yehoshua, Tel Aviv. Gates open at 7:30 p.m; concert starts at 9 p.m.