Out & About: top 10 things to do

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
April 26, 2015 15:08

Events from around Israel

4 minute read.



International Dance Day

All About Dance, International Dance Day, at Mahsan 2.. (photo credit: PR)

1 FILM SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET

In the comedy-drama My Old Lady, Mathias (Kevin Kline) plans to sell a Parisian apartment he inherited from his father but finds an old woman, Mathilde (Maggie Smith), living there with her daughter (Kristin Scott Thomas). Mathias discovers that Mathilde’s antiquated “viager” lease prevents him from completing the sale while the woman is alive. As he struggles through the bureaucracy with the help of a French realtor, new details regarding his father are revealed to him.

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2 DANCE ALL ABOUT THE DANCE

On April 29 the Choreographers Association will celebrate International Dance Day, an annual event that has taken place since 1982. The evening will include a display in the foyer by Israeli choreographer Idan Cohen, along with British artist Jacqueline Nicholas; two short performances – one from Cyprus and one from Israel; the screening of a Norwegian film and a documentary; a panel discussion and talks with choreographers; and more.

Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at Mahsan 2, Jaffa Port. For tickets, call (03) 902-1563.

3 MUSIC MIDNIGHT CELEBRATION

Carl Cox, one of the world’s Tel Aviv to participate Independence Day. The event will also feature renowned Israeli band Balkan Beat Box and a host of Israeli DJs in a grand celebration that will last until midnight under the sky.

Thursday from 2 p.m. to midnight at the Tel Aviv Convention Center. For tickets and more information: 052-449-9188; www.carlcox.co.il.

4 DYNAMIC TUBA & PIANO DUO

A new program for a tuba and piano duo offers original arrangements to music by Beethoven, Gregson, Stevens and Shlomo Gronich. Tuba player Avital Handler and pianist Raviv Leibzirer recently released an album that has received high acclaim.

Handler is considered to be one of the best tuba players in the world, and Leibzirer has performed with symphony orchestras across the country.

Saturday at noon at the Felicja Blumental Music Center, Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 620-1185.

5 ART STRENGTH AND BEAUTY

Polish artist Pawel Kowalewsky and danger during World War II. Kowalewsky will display 10 large prints of portrait photographs of women who survived the Holocaust, created families and died, leaving a second generation to deal with the traumas of the war.

Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Artist House, 9 Alharizi St., Tel Aviv. For more information, call (03) 524-6685; 054-555-2244.

6 CHILDREN CREATIVE AUTONOMY

Beit Agnon will host two main activities for Independence Day. (1) Author Yanz Levi will talk to children about the essence of writing, the sources of creativity, and his own sources of inspiration and their connection to Israel. (2) Jerusalem artist Shlomi Charka will present a caricature illustration session in the spirit of the holiday. In Hebrew.

Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Beit Agnon in Jerusalem. For more information: (02) 671-6498; office@agnonhouse.org.il.

7 DIMENSIONS OF DIALOGUE

The Israel Children’s Museum will be open on Independence Day, with all its activities and workshops. These include the exhibition “Dialogue with Time,” which creates an intergenerational dialogue and strives to change preconceived notions about old people and aging, a unique project by the creators of “Dialogue in the Dark” and “Invitation to Silence.”

Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Israel Children’s Museum in Holon. For information and reservations (required), call (03) 650-3000.

8 TOUCHING ON GENIUS

The Bloomfield Science Museum will hold various activities for Independence Day under the theme of “thinking with your hands.” The activities include “Machines and Smiles,” an exhibition honoring Didi Vardi that displays dozens of fun machines that teach physics phenomena; an acrobatic performance of mysterious theater; and Sesame Street characters with diverse missions, activities and an opportunity for selfie-Sesame.

Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem.

For more information: (02) 654-4888; mada.org.il.

9 FREE TO EXPLORE

The Bible Lands Museum will open its doors for the whole family on Independence Day, free of charge. At 11 a.m.

there will be a sing-along with Saraleh Sharon. In addition, the public can participate in the tour “From Jerusalem of Gold to Jerusalem of Babylon” and visit the numerous galleries and various displays throughout the museum, including the exhibition “By the Rivers of Babylon.”

Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem. Free. For more information, call (02) 561-1066.

10 MIXED BAG BBQ AND SPORTS

The Yatir Forest is the largest planted forest in Israel, a huge green lung in the heart of the Yatir region. On Independence Day, there will be diverse sports activities throughout the forest, such as wall climbing, zipline and rope bridges; a circle of drums, bows and arrows for children; natural art works; food stands; and plenty of room for barbecuing.

Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Yatir Forest. For more information: 1-599-507-517; ww.goyatir.co.il.


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