Out and about: Top 10 things to do
The Studio for the Dancing Arts is set to put on a stellar performance at The Jerusalem Arts Festival.
The Jerusalem Arts Festival Photo: Enzo Gosh
CATCH THE BAD GUYS
The Sweeney is a British action film based on the
characters of a 1970s television series of the same name. London’s Metropolitan
Police Flying Squad officers Jack Regan (Ray Winstone) and his partner George
Carter (Ben Drew) arrive at the scene of a warehouse robbery, where four armed
men are attempting to steal a stash of gold bars. Regan and Carter manage to
capture all four suspects, but Regan takes some of the gold bars from the stash
to give to his informant.
At theaters around the country
the upcoming concert series of Liturgi-kal the choir, accompanied by the
Barocade ensemble performs Handel’s oratorio The Messiah. With soloists Yeela
Avital (soprano), Avital Drif (mezzo-soprano), Alon Harari (counter tenor),
Eitan Drori (tenor) and bass singers Guy Pelz and Yair Polishook.
at the Scottish Church in Jerusalem. March 20 at the Weil Auditorium in
Kfar Shmaryahu. March 21 at Heichal Hatarbut in Or Akiva, all at 8:30
Singing the Dudaim is an evening of old Hebrew songs,
adapted by Assaf Amdursky, who takes to the stage to celebrate a new album of
the beloved oldies. Israel Gurion and Assaf Amdursky perform new versions of the
songs as a tribute to Assaf’s father, Benny, who was the other half of the
legendary Dudaim duo with Gurion.
Tonight at the Zappa Club, Jerusalem
SAMPLE A VARIETY OF SOUNDS
Experience music from Jewish, Christian,
Armenian and Arabic sources, all represented at Jerusalem’s musical
extravaganza, the Sounds of the Old City Festival. Participating
musicians play a unique sampling of Jerusalem’s endemic music in various venues
in all four quarters of the Old City, which gives listeners a feel for
Jerusalem’s 3,000-year-old history within the Old City’s intricate passages and
open courtyards. The festival consists of solo and group performances, as well
as special multimedia screenings.
March 19 to 21 from 6 to 11 p.m. Free.
For more information, go to www.sounds-ofjerusalem.org.il or call (02)
SEE CHAGALL'S ART DANCE
As part of The Jerusalem Arts
Festival, the Studio for the Dancing Arts under the directorship of Arina
Belozor presents I Lived Expecting a Miracle – A Portrait of Marc Chagall, a
dance show based on the biography of brilliant artist Marc Chagall entitled This
Is My Life. The show will be accompanied by a viewing of the artist’s paintings.
Suitable for the entire family.
Tonight at 7 at the Gerard Behar Center,
Jerusalem, (02) 625-1139, www.arts-festival.jerusalem.muni.il. NIS 50
GAIN PERSPECTIVE ON THE MANDATE
In 1929, British high commissioner
John Chancellor appointed Zvi Oron (Oroshkes) as provider of photography
services to the British administration in Palestine. Thanks to this position,
Oron was able to move freely between British military facilities and remain
outdoors during curfew. The exhibition displays Oron’s perspective of the
British Mandate years – construction of Jewish settlements, events of the
British administration and the lifestyle of the Arab population.
March 21 at the Eretz Israel Museum, Ramat Aviv
EXPERIENCE THE SHIFT
“Shift – Ceramics in Academies of Art and Design,” the
new exhibition at the Benyamini Center, examines the assumption that significant
changes in curricula at design and art academies signify a broad cultural shift,
and the expansion of ceramics programs in these academies serves as an
indication of the developing interest in the field.
March 14 to April 28
at the Benyamini Center, 17 Ha’amal Street, Tel Aviv, (03) 518- 2257,
TAKE A LITTLE LOOK
“Mini Art,” a fascinating encounter with the miniature worlds
of art and design, science and technology, archeology and collections, theater
and animation opened last week at the Old Jaffa Museum of Antiquities. Among the
exhibitors is Willard Wigan, one of the world’s most esteemed micro-miniature
artists, featuring masterpieces on the tip of a pin and in the eye of a
Until June 30 at the Old Jaffa Museum of Antiquities, Saraya
House, 10 Mifratz Shlomo St., Old Jaffa. For details, contact the Old Jaffa
visitors’ center, (03) 603-7700, www.oldjaffa.co.il
TUNE IN TO THE MAGIC
Magic of Sasha is an exciting meeting between the music of one of Israel’s
greatest songwriters, Alexander Argov, and one of the greatest jazz pianists of
his generation, Steve Kuhn. In his Israeli debut, Kuhn will perform special
arrangements of the Argov classics with an ensemble featuring strings and
March 22 at 10 p.m. at the Opera House, Tel Aviv
FILL THE DAYS WITH SONG
The Yemei Zemer (Days of Song) festival returns to the Holon Theater during
the week of Passover, presenting four days of events with some of Israel’s
greatest performers. There will also be many free street shows and
activities for the whole family.
March 27- 30 at 11 Kugel Avenue, Holon,
(03) 502-300,1 www.hth.co.il