Top 10 things to do

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
August 10, 2017 18:01

This week's top ten attractions.

3 minute read.



Soul of the Land

Passage to Israel. (photo credit:AMMAR YOUNIS)

1. MIDNIGHT COWBOYS
Based on a series of fantasy books by Stephen King, the film The Dark Tower follows Roland Deschain, the last of the Gunslingers, who is locked in an eternal battle with Walter Padick, also known as the Man in Black. With Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba.

2. ESCAPE ROUTE
Returning to Israel as part of the Tel Aviv Dance Festival, the Beijing Dance LDTX presents Cold Arrow Game of Go (Weiqi). The performance is inspired by the ancient game of Go, in which the player is trapped inside a fortress and must find a strategy to escape. The 14 dancers of the company depict instances from everyday Chinese life and folklore in a dynamic and engaging show.

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Saturday, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv

3. GUSHING OVER GOSHEN
Popular Israeli singer Nathan Goshen will perform in Haifa in celebration of the release of his critically acclaimed fourth album, 30. The concert features popular singles from his newest album, such as “26” and “It’s Ours,” as well as hits like “Thinking About It,” the best-selling single from his 2015 album Talk to Me More.

Wednesday, 8:15 p.m., Zappa Haifa

4. SLEEP AT THE CITADEL
After sundown, a knight’s camp will take place in the moat at Jerusalem’s Tower of David Museum, with workshops on the arts and crafts of the Middle Ages, sword fighting, weaponry, spinning, a knight’s feast, music and dancing, fencing and finally a sleepover at the citadel. NIS 150 per person.

Tuesday, next Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. For more info: www.tod.org.il

5. MUSIC ON TAP
Haifa will play host to one of the country’s most established music festivals. On August 16 and 17, some of Israel’s top musicians, such as Hayehudim and Berry Sakharof, will perform as part of the annual Goldstar Beer Festival.

Info and tickets: www.zappa-club.co.il or *9080 6. FROZEN FOLLIES Scintillating Russian ice skating stars will perform Cirque de Glace’s Ice Land in Jerusalem. The performance, at the capital’s Payis Arena, is a combination of skating, dance and acrobatics, telling the story of the creation of the world and its evolution.

August 16 at 7 p.m.; August 17 at 4 p.m. & 7:45 p.m.; August 18 at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.; August 19 at 9:30 p.m.; August 20 at 4 p.m. & 7:45 p.m. For tickets: www.bimot.co.il

7. LET THE OUD TIMES ROLL
Composer-vocalist-guitarist and tar player Hadar Maoz is celebrating the release of her third album, Asian Soul. The musical world of Maoz, who comes from a family of musicians and singers from Bukhara, rests upon the ancient traditions and instruments of Persian and Bukharan classics—tar, oud and doira.

Thursday, 8:30 p.m., Confederation House, Jerusalem

8. TAKING IT TO THE STREETS
The Bat Yam International Street Theater & Art Festival, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, will take place on the Bat Yam boardwalk from August 23 through 26. It will feature Israeli premieres of festival productions and performances from Israel, France, Italy, Spain and Austria. The fun will begin every night of the festival at 8:30 p.m. All events are open to the public and free of charge.

For more info: http://batyamfest.co.il 9. HEADING SOUTH The 31st annual Red Sea Jazz Festival will take place in Eilat from August 27 to 30. The lineup features some of the biggest names in the global jazz community such as American jazz singer Catherine Russell and American trumpeter Christian Scott (pictured), as well as a number of leading Israeli artists.

For tickets and more information: redseajazzeilat.com

10. CELEBRATING THE DIVERSITY
The Passage to Israel photo book announces an exhibition titled “Soul of the Land,” which presents photographs from the 210-page book, comprised of stunning images of Israel that depict the country’s diverse nature, culture, sites and individuals. The book is a visual documentary of the untold stories of Israel, featuring the work of Jewish, Muslim and Christian Israeli photographers. The exhibition features captivating photography from the Golan Heights and the Galilee in the North, to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea and the Judea and Negev deserts in the South.

Until August 31, Jaffa Art Salon, Warehouse 2, Jaffa Port, Jaffa

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