Out and about: Top 10 things to do
The Israeli Opera is set to perform a haunting rendition of The Turn of the Screw from February 12 through 22.
The Turn of the Screw Photo: Yossi Zwecker
JOIN THE HUNT
Kathryn Bigelow’s riveting film Zero Dark Thirty is a
chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaida terrorist leader Osama bin Laden
after the September 11, 2001, attacks and his death at the hands of Navy SEAL
Team 6 in May 2011. Starring Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt.
A Israeli original opera in Hebrew will premiere this
weekend at the unlikely venue of the central bus station in Tel Aviv. Ivone, by
Gilad Philip Ben-David, is set in Berlin in 2009, where a secondgeneration
religious Israeli young man meets the beautiful Ivone, who lures him into a
world of violence and eroticism.
Friday at 9 p.m. and Saturday at noon,
central bus station, Tel Aviv, NIS 80. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
HAVE A HAUNTING EXPERIENCE
Britten’s centennial, the Israeli Opera’s next production, in English, is the
composer’s opera The Turn of the Screw, based on the novella by Henry James.
This 20th-century English opera premiered on September 14, 1954, and was
described as one of the most dramatically appealing English operas. The story
revolves around a young governess who battles ghosts in an old English mansion
in an attempt to protect two young children.
February 12 to 22 at the
Opera House, Tel Aviv, (03) 692-777, www.israelopera.co.il
Well-known romantic arias from popular operas will be performed by solo
singers of Eterna Opera, the Jerusalem Chamber Opera as part of the Art Rainbow
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. at the Beit Jamal Monastery. NIS 60 (NIS 50
for residents of the area. Free for children under 10). For tickets, call
HEAD FOR THE METROPOLIS
The Third Metropolis, a group
of talented performers, will premiere in Tel Aviv at the Zappa Club with guest
singer Micha Shitrit. The stellar ensemble includes Efrat Gosh, Dana Adini, Zlil
Danin and Barak Gabizon. The production, which began as a recorded project by
Ofer Meiri, has already spawned two successful CDs and is now returning with a
third album. Songs from all three albums will be performed in the
Wednesday at 10 p.m. at Zappa Club Tel Aviv. NIS 99. Call
*9080. Saturday at 9 p.m. at Beit Shmuel, Jerusalem
Ha’aretz, an association devoted to the preservation of Israeli songs,
celebrates its fifth anniversary with a series of sing-along evenings saluting
the fathers of Israeli song, combining old and new. Based on the audience
joining in the singing with leading hosts, guest singers and musicians, the
series opens with Gila Hassid, Uzi Rosenblat and Esther Rada.
HONOR THE KING
”Herod the Great, the King’s Final Journey” is the world’s first
exhibition about the life and legacy of the controversial King Herod. Featuring
rare archeological finds, the display includes the monumental burial chamber
discovered in 2007. Guided tours are offered in English and Hebrew.
Tuesday at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
HELP FIGHT BREAST CANCER
The Hamashbir Latzarchan chain is holding the
annual Fight Breast Cancer event Red Lipstick Day, during which red lipsticks
will be sold for NIS 15. All the proceeds will be donated to the Israel Cancer
Association’s project Look Better, Feel Better, inspired by a similar event held
annually at Harrods of London.
Sunday till next Saturday at all Hamashbir
DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF THAILAND
Sixteen dancers and nine musicians will be making
their way to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to present traditional Thai music and dance
in a show that has wowed audiences around the world. Performing the ancient Khon
style originating in 1400, the show incorporates singing, dance, theater
acrobatics and instrumental music.
February 27 at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at
Habimah Theater, Tel Aviv, 072-222-2515. February 28 at the Gerard Behar Center,
Jerusalem at 8:30 p.m. (02) 625-1139.
GET INTO THE GROOVE
player Avishai Cohen joins drummer Jorge Rossi for four concerts with pianist
February 28 at Zappa Club Jerusalem. March 1, 2
and 3 at Zappa Club Tel Aviv. For tickets, call *9080 or go to