1. BOSTON BOMBING
Peter Berg’s film Patriot’s Day tells the harrowing story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the intense aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it. With Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan.
2. BURGER KING
The film The Founder recounts the true story of how Ray Kroc maneuvered himself into the position to buy the 1950s burger operation of Mac and Dick McDonald and create the billion-dollar fast food empire McDonald’s. With Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch.
3. A CHORUS LINE
Preaching to the Choir is a series of live events presented throughout the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The cycle of events by Israeli singer, composer and performance artist Noam Enbar is a combination of ritual theater and ecstatic public singing. Enbar is known for creating musical-ritual works charged with a mythical local energy, and this series offers an object that is the human voice – the voice of the singers and, at times, the voice of the audience.
Until July 6 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
4. EYE OF THE TIGER
The Israman competition is one of the most demanding tests of human strength. This year’s competition will feature a 3.8-km. swim, a 180-km.
bike ride and a 42-km. run in the mountains around Eilat. Athletes may also participate in the Half Israman competition, which consists of a 1.9- km. swim, a 91-km. bike ride and a 21-km. run.
Next Friday, 6:15 a.m., at the Royal Beach Hotel in Eilat. Info: www.israman.co.il
5. TURNING THE TABLES
Dutch award-winning dance DJ Hardwell will get the local population moving as he performs at Tel Aviv’s Exhibition Ground this week. Also known as Robbert van de Corput, Hardwell started his DJ career at age 13. He was voted the World’s No. 1 DJ in DJ Mag in 2013 and again in 2014. He is currently ranked at No. 3 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs 2016 poll. His hits include remixes of Avicii (“Levels”), Rihanna (“Where Have You Been?”) and The Wanted (“Chasing the Sun”).
Thursday, 11 p.m. in Tel Aviv. Tickets: https:// megatickets.co.il
6. ALL DOLLED UP
The exhibition “Dolls Art #3,” dedicated to doll sculpture in contemporary art, will be held in Jaffa for the second year. The exhibition displays works by more than 20 artists from Israel and abroad. Inspired by foreign cultures, literary classics, Gothic inspirations, Greek mythology, dreams and fantasies, the works create a unique connection between the worlds of childhood and adulthood.
On display until March 25 at the Old Jaffa Museum.
For info: www.jaffamuseum.com
7. BEYOND WORDS
The Artport 2017 Book Fair returns to Tel Aviv for the third time with the art world’s version of Hebrew Book Week. For one weekend, artists will display and sell unique artist’s books and allow a glimpse into printed projects that did not make their way to the regular book stores. The fair will feature more than 30 new artist’s books published in the last year, alongside more than 100 other books. Some of the books are an extension of a project displayed as an exhibition, many are art projects that only live in print, but all are art objects that stand in their own right, expanding the artist’s practice.
Thursday through next Saturday. Artport, 55 Derech Ben-Zvi, Tel Aviv. For info: www.artportlv.org
8. SECRETS AND LIES
An encounter of two unconventional writers: Israeli author and poet Avner Shats and American Nell Zink (pictured), a new star in the international literary world.
The two, each noted for having a unique voice, will talk with Noa Menheim about dead white men, cultural climate changes, and conspiracies in the world of literature and outside of it. Israeli musicians Shlomi Shaban and Asaf Roth will perform their own original work, as well as versions of songs by Leonard Cohen, The Beatles, Elvis and others. The event will be in English.
Tuesday at 8 p.m., Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem.
For info: www.mishkenot.org.il
9. TAKE A SPIN
The Israeli production of the musical Billy Elliot is back by popular demand for a number of shows at Gliliot Cinema City this month and in February. Based on the 2000 film, the musical version, composed by Elton John to story and lyrics by Lee Hall, revolves around a motherless boy who trades boxing gloves for ballet slippers. The story of his personal struggle and fulfillment are balanced against a counter-story of family and community strife caused by the UK miners’ strike (1984–1985) in County Durham in northeastern England.
For tickets and dates: www.billyelliot.co.il
10. SADDLE UP
Legendary Parisian cabaret act Crazy Horse Paris will perform 12 sizzling shows in Tel Aviv. Entitled Forever Crazy, the show is a tribute to the founder of the original Crazy Horse cabaret, Alain Bernardin, who opened the famed Parisian nightspot in 1951. The show combines a rich repertoire of seductive acts and relic images with colored nude bodies and textured lighting design.
February 6 to 18 at Redding 3, Tel Aviv Port. For more info and tickets: www.eventim.co.il