1. MAGICAL MEDICINE MAN
In the Marvel Comics-based film Doctor Strange, former neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange embarks on a journey of healing, only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts. After a car accident robs him of the use of his hands and traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing and hope in a mysterious enclave.
He soon learns that the enclave is at the forefront of a battle against dark forces bent on destroying reality. Strange must choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.
With Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams.
In cinemas around the country.
2. A WORLD WITH NO PRIVACY
In the film I.T., Mike Regan is a self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter and a state-of-the-art smart home. But he soon finds himself in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. consultant starts using his skills to stalk Mike’s daughter and endanger his family, his business and his life. In a world where there is no privacy, Mike must rely on his old connections to defeat a new kind of nemesis. With Pierce Brosnan, Jason Barry, Karen Moskow.
Starts November 10 in cinemas nationwide.
3. CYCLING FOR THE CHILDREN
Wheels of Love, the annual Alyn bicycle fund-raising event for the children of Alyn Hospital, Jerusalem, takes place next week. More than 700 international and Israeli cyclists will take part in the five-day event. For the first four days, the cyclists will ride along several routes, starting from the Dead Sea and continuing to the 100-mile route between Sde Boker and Netivot. On the last day, the participants will cycle to Jerusalem via Beit Shemesh.
November 6 to 10. For details and registration: www.
4. THE ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s upcoming series with conductor Alexander Briger and pianist Paul Lewis opens with a gala concert. On the program are Neuburger’s Aube; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4; and Brahms’s Symphony No. 1.
November 9 at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium (Heichal Hatarbut) in Tel Aviv. November 10 at the Haifa Auditorium. For tickets and more dates, call *3766.
5. GOING FOR BAROQUE
Virtuoso violinist Enrico Onofri will open the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra’s concert season with Baroque Decadence. Onofri will conduct the JBO and perform in a program dedicated to violin music of the High Baroque. The program features Telemann’s Ouverture des Nations Anciennes et Modernes; Corelli’s Ciaccona, Sonata No.12; Handel’s Concerto Grosso No. 1; and Vivaldi’s Sinfonia for Strings.
November 13 at 8 p.m. at the Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv; November 14 at 8 p.m. at the International YMCA, Jerusalem. For tickets, call (02) 671-5888 ext. 1
6. MAJESTIC MUSIC
Andres Mustonen will conduct the Latvian State Choir and The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Lezion in a concert of Verdi’s Requiem. With soprano Asta Krikšciūnaite (Lithuania); alto Monica Liiv (Estonia); tenor Alejandro Escobar (Colombia); and bass Gennadi Bezubenkov (Russia).
November 14 at 8 p.m. at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center (The Opera House). For tickets, call (03) 948-4840.
7. SWING BACK TO THE 1930S AND ‘40S
The international series Hot Jazz hosts leading artists and bands from the global jazz scene, who are joined by Israel’s top jazz artists. The current series opens with The Swing Dance Orchestra from Berlin, which plays American music from the 1930s and 1940s, featuring hit tunes by Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and others. The show, called Swing Craze, is a retro journey with the music and sounds of the Swing era, enhanced by authentic costumes, microphones and instruments of the period.
November 14 at 9 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater
8. THE OUD FESTIVAL RETURNS
The annual International Jerusalem Oud Festival opens with a concert of Peretz Eliyahu’s compositions for texts from The Song of Songs. Also on the program are musicians Daniel Zamir, Shem Tov Levi, Shlomi Shaban and Shlomo Gronich, performing psalms to their own original compositions. The festival is hosted by the Confederation House. This year, the concerts will take place at various venues in Jerusalem such as Confederation House, The Jerusalem Theater, Yellow Submarine, Beit Shmuel and Beit Mazia.
November 17 to 26. For details and tickets, call (02) 624- 5206.
9. SHOWCASING LOCAL TALENT
The International Music Showcase Festival opens next week at Jerusalem’s Yellow Submarine. The festival includes a four-day showcase of jazz and world music performances (November 16 to 20) and four days of rock, indie and electronic music (November 23 to 27), performed to representatives of the global music industry, including, directors of festivals and cultural institutions, agents, buyers, promoters, producers, label representatives and international press. The concerts are open to the public.
November 16 to 26 at venues in Jerusalem such as Yellow Submarine and Hamifal; and The Barby Club and The Zone (Ha’ezor) in Tel Aviv. For tickets, call Yellow Submarine: (02) 679-4040.
10. A BREATH OF FRESH AIR SUPPLY
Australian soft rock duo Air Supply returns to Israel for three concerts. The duo – guitarist and singer-songwriter Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock – had hits in the 1980s such as “Making Love Out of Nothing at All,” “The One That You Love” and “All Out of Love.”
Today, they continue to record and perform to huge crowds around the world.
November 24 at Menora-Mivtahim Arena, Tel Aviv; November 25 at Haifa’s International Convention Center; November 26 at Jerusalem’s International Convention Center (Binyenei Ha’uma)