August 13: Top 10 things to do

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
August 12, 2015 13:34

Our top picks on things to do this weekend.

4 minute read.



Dance shows in Israel

Caídalibre (Free Fall) dance show.. (photo credit: PR)

FILM

1 HEADY SOUNDS


In the early 1960s, teenager Brian Wilson attained meteoric success with his band The Beach Boys. The film Love & Mercy shows how his mental health begins to falter as he retreats to the recording studio. In the 1980s, after further deterioration, he goes to a psychiatrist, who prescribes drugs. Melinda Ledbetter, Wilson’s second wife, tries to save him from his doctor. With Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti.

MUSIC


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2 ALL YOU NEED IS MAGIC

The Magical Mystery Tour, Israel’s big- gest Beatles cover band, will celebrate its 15th anniversary at Zappa, Herzliya, with guests Danny Litani, Eran Tzur and Daniel Salomon. The Beatlemania stage performance of the MMT is known for its nostalgic, energetic format, even emulating The Beatles’ stage clothes of suits and ties.

Friday at 10:30 p.m. at Zappa, Herzliya. For tickets: *9080;
www.zappa-club.co.il.

3 JEWISH SOUL

The 28th annual three-day International Klezmer Festival hosts a string of musical guests from abroad, along with prominent Israeli musicians such as Dudu Tassa, Miri Mesika, Yonatan Razel and Daniel Zamir. The stages will be spread among the ancient alleys of Safed, creating a unique atmosphere for the tens of thousands of visitors.

Tuesday through Thursday in Safed. For tickets and more information: www.klezmerf. com; (04) 697-4403; 1-800-800-106.

4 WHEN TO COME BACK

Ethnix, the band whose songs have become an inalienable part of Israeli music, celebrates its 30th anniversary. The band has released 17 albums and is working on a new one. The group has won countless awards and performed on the biggest stages in the country. Singer Eyal Golan will join them as guest for their big celebratory concert.

Thursday at 9 p.m. at the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv. For tickets: *8780
; www.leaan.co.il.

COMEDY


5 ONE ARAB + ONE JEW = TWO VERY FUNNY GUYS

For the first time, the comedy duo of Reform rabbi Bob Alper and Egyptian-born, California-raised Ahmed Ahmed will take on the Israeli stage with their Laugh in Peace Comedy Tour. The two have performed in synagogues, churches, mosques, theaters and colleges, where Arab and Jewish students co-sponsor their appearances.

Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at the Yellow Submarine in Jerusalem. For tickets, call (02) 679-4040. Sunday at 8 p.m. at Tzavta 3 in Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 695-0156/7. Monday at 8 p.m. at Beit Hagefen Arab Jewish Cultural Center in Haifa. For tickets, call (0 4) 852-9129.

CHILDREN

6 MUSICAL FAIRY TALES

The Israel Stage Orchestra combines classical music and theater for a summer concert for the whole family. The fairy tales Cinderella and The Ugly Duckling depict the maturation and strengthening process of the hero and heroine in a theater-story like fashion. Two actors will play all the characters, accompanied by the orchestra.

Monday at 11 a.m. at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. For tickets, call (03) 607-7020; www.orchestra.co.il.

7 LET THE CHILDREN DREAM

The Theater of Dreams Festival is a huge theatrical celebration for children, providing them with a high-quality, magical experience. A total of 27 plays from all across Israeli theaters for children and teenagers, along with independent theaters and puppet houses, will participate in this diverse, fun-filled season.

August 13 through 23 at Habima in Tel Aviv. For tickets, call: (03) 629-5555;
www.habima.co.il.

MIXED BAG

8 BACK TO BABYLON


The Bible Lands Museum is hosting special evenings that explore Jewish culture from the Babylonian exile to the diversity of present-day Israel. The event includes an audio tour, a dance performance in the style of the cuneiform tablets, a short documentary film, a live animation performance and a concert of traditional Moroccan and Kurdish Jewish music.

Every Wednesday in August at 8 p.m. at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem. For more information, call: (02) 561-1066;
www.blmj.org.

9 GOURMET STYLE


The 12th annual Wine Festival in Jerusalem returns to the Israel Museum. Dozens of large wineries, as well as local boutique wineries, will display their best wines, along with some wineries from abroad for the first time. Visitors can enjoy live music, food stalls, cheese, chocolate, olive oil, literature and more.

Monday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Art-Sculpture Garden of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. For tickets, visit
www.ticketing.imj.org.il; (02) 677-1300.

DANCE

10 SUBJECTIVE CONTACT


Caídalibre (Free Fall), a choreography for six main dancers and 20 local amateur dancers, is a work by the Sharon Fridman Dance Group, formed in 2007 in Madrid. The work process of the group is based on the Contact Method, where unique conflicts reflect the subjective experiences of the dancers, serving as the starting point of the choreography.

Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 510-5656; www.suzanne- dellal.org.il.


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