Out and about: Top 10 things to do

Music, dance, theater, museums and more- there is a lot to do this weekend.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 26, 2015 15:54
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Ballet company Boris Eifman

Russia’s leading neoclassical ballet company Boris Eifman. (photo credit: PR)

1. FILM ON THE ROAD TO THE END

The documentary Amy shows the life, success and untimely death of British singer and soulful songwriter Amy Winehouse. The film follows her musical career, the complex relationships she had, and her addiction to drugs and alcohol until her death at age 27. The film features never-before-seen archival footage and unreleased tracks.

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2. DANCE TOTAL MOVEMENT

The Batsheva Dance Group presents Climax by Yasmeen Godder. The groundbreaking dance piece adapts to any kind of space, while inviting the audience to actively participate in movement. After 15 years of artistic research, the three-hour piece builds upon the six dancers, the audience and the space.

Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center (Studio Varda), Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 517-1471; www.batsheva.co.il.

3. ABOUT CHOREOGRAPHY

The Paris Opera House Ballet performs as part of the Tel Aviv Dance Festival. The evening is a collection of short works focusing on the act of creating dance and choreography.

Monday to Wednesday at 9 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv.

4. TENDER BALLET

Russia’s leading neoclassical ballet company Boris Eifman presents the company’s newest creation Up and Down, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel Tender Is the Night, set to music by Gershwin, Schubert and Alban Berg.

The company will also perform the work Rodin, about the life of the famed French sculptor. This is the Boris Eifman Ballet’s 15th visit to Israel.

Thursday at 8 p.m; Friday at 1 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Opera House in Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 692-7700; (03) 692-7777.

5. ART FROM HERE TO THERE

The exhibition “Ibid” is part of a three-week event that presents works that strive to change direction from the here and now to an alternative of imagined utopia, religious redemption, state of yearning.

The events include a jam session with Gilad Kahana (of the Giraffes), a writing workshop, Torah study, reggae, Carlebach, dance, video art and more.

Exhibition opens Tuesday July 28 at 8:30 p.m.) until Thursday August 13 at Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem. For times of events and more information, call (02) 621-5300.

6. SHEEP OF LIFE


A homage to Menashe Kadishman’s paintings and sculptures will be on display at the Montefiore Gallery.

Kadishman’s famous sheep are a symbol of the Israeli essence. They celebrate life and have garnered the artist worldwide acclaim and recognition.

Until August 1. Open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Montefiore Gallery, 36 Gordon Street, Tel Aviv. For more information, call (03) 566-8838.

7. MUSIC LIVE AT THE MUSEUM

The celebrations of the Israel Museum’s 50th anniversary continue with five stellar concerts in the Billy Rose Art Garden. The roster begins on Monday with a performance of local rock band Mashina – the first 30 years. On Wednesday, Achinoam Nini and soloists of the Israeli Opera perform renditions of arias from beloved operas, accompanied by the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Lezion.

Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Performances start at 9 p.m. For tickets, call (02) 677-1300.

8. TWO TITANS

Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, two of the most prominent and respected musicians in the world, present a unique joint performance.

It has been 21 years since the two performed together on their 1994 European tour. The remarkable Brazilian singers, guitarists, composers and political activists are on a much-anticipated world tour.

Tuesday at 9 p.m. at the Menora Mivtahim Arena (Yad Eliyahu) in Tel Aviv. For tickets, call *2207; www.2207.

UPCOMING

9. POLIKER IN CONCERT

Yehuda Poliker will perform at the Barby on Tu Be’av. The concert celebrates Poliker’s musical career, from the early days of Benzine to his latest solo recordings. His electric guitar and bouzouki, along with his talented ensemble of musicians, channels his music through Greek feast territory to loose rock parties.

Thursday, July 30, at 10 p.m. at the Barby, Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 518-8123; www.barby.co.il.


10. HEBREW PARTY

Efraim Shamir and Alon Olearchik, two members of the legendary band Kaveret and both with impressive careers as singers-songwriters, join forces for a joyful performance as part of the outdoor Hebrew Music party. On the program are songs from Kaveret and from their albums.

Thursday, July 30, at 8:30 p.m. in the Yatir Forest, at the edge of the pool in Livne. For tickets and more information, call 1-599-575-758; www.goyatir.co.il.


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