1. CATCH .44
The action drama, starring Bruce Willis, Forest Whitaker, Malin Åkerman and Nikki Reed, tells the story of three friends who work for an enigmatic crime boss.
Action heats up when what starts out as simple instructions for stopping the competition turns into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, with large guns pointed at everyone.
In cinemas around the country.ART
2. MAKE LOVE
The Making Art/Loving Art festival graces the streets of Tel Aviv for a onenight event of art and dance.
The happenings will be divided into two programs: Loving Art will host artists in public spaces, and Making Art invites audiences into artists’ studios. This year, Loving Art will host a selection of local choreographers. All the performances will take place outdoors in various unusual locations throughout the city. In addition, galleries will be open late, inviting passersby to take a gander.
Loving Art takes place tonight from 7 to 11.
Making Art will run through the weekend in studio and gallery spaces around the city. For more information, visit http://www.tel-aviv.gov.il
3. FOR THE LOVE OF ART
“121 Reasons to Love Art” is a group show that opens as part of the Loving Art event in Tel Aviv. A hundred and twenty-one artists take part in the exhibition, among them veteran and newcomers, offering select pieces at reduced prices.Opens tonight at 8, 121 Herzl Street, Tel Aviv. Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Until September 22.
4. FOLLOW HIS FLUTE
Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson hasn’t lost his touch as a consummate showman and entertainer. His shows this weekend are not Tull performances per se but Anderson leading his band through the entire 1972 concept album Thick As a Brick and its 2011 sequel.Tonight at the Train Station in Jerusalem. On September 7 at the Congress Center in Haifa. On September 8 at the Ra’anana Amphitheater.
5. OPEN THE SEASON
The Ra’anana Symphonette opens its new season with pianist Boris Giltburg playing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 under the baton of the orchestra’s musical director Omer Velber (pictured). Another highlight of the program is Dvorak’s Ninth Symphony.Tuesday to Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Ra’anana Arts Center.
6. GRAB THE CHILI
The much-anticipated concert of The Red Hot Chili Peppers takes place at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv on Monday as part of their world tour. The park will get heated up with such hits as “Monarchy of Roses,” “Can’t Stop,” and “Otherwise Higher Ground.” The warm-up entertainers will be Riff Cohen (6:30) and Fool’s Gold (7:30).
Gates open at 5 p.m. Pick up your tickets from 1 p.m. Monday. For tickets, call *8965 or visit www.tkts.co.il
7. CHANT THE PIYUT
The Piyut Festival of liturgy-oriented music based at Jerusalem’s Beit Avi Chai returns with a rich lineup. It includes Ehud Banai and Kobi Aflalo; jazz saxophonist Daniel Zamir; and Jewish New York blues-infused rock guitarist-vocalist Jeremiah Lockwood and his Sway Machinery band. Concerts will take place at various locations across Jerusalem, such as the Yellow Submarine, the Gerard Behar Center, the National Library, Zappa Club and Hazira, the Interdisciplinary Arena.Monday to Thursday. For tickets and more information: (02) 621-5900; www.bac.org.il; and www.piyut-festival.co.il
8. GET CREATIVE
Create your New Year greeting cards at the Beit Shmuel Saturday morning activity for children and parents. Learn about the holiday’s traditions, create table decorations and make your own Rosh Hashana cards.Free. Pre-registration required. Saturday, 11 a.m. at Beit Shmuel, Jerusalem, (02) 620-3463.
9. MOSAICS AT MASADA
A new exhibition of the leading mosaic artists in Israel opened at Masada, setting new horizons for the ancient art form. The artists in the exhibition, who regard mosaic as a personal means of expression, try new techniques and use unconventional materials to create work in two or even three dimensions.
At Masada until November 31. A special event will be held on September 14 at 11:30 a.m.
10. CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON
“Tasting the holidays” is a new exhibition presented at the Acre Otzarot Bahoma Museum, inside the eastern wall of the Old City of Acre, which displays rare collections of Ottoman treasures from the late 1800s. The current exhibition focuses on nostalgic symbols of the High Holy Days, such as Rosh Hashana greeting cards, Simhat Torah flags and succa decorations.
From Monday until December 31. For more information, call (04) 991-1004.