Kite-flying Festival at the Israel Museum’s Billy Rose Art Garden..
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
1. MURDER MOST FOUL
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Crooked House is a new British mystery film directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, based on Agatha Christie’s novel of the same name. The story follows private detective Charles Hayward who is invited to solve a gruesome crime where nobody is above suspicion, including Sophia, his client and former lover. Starring Max Irons, Glenn Close, Gillian Anderson, Terence Stamp and Christina Hendricks.
2. FORBIDDEN FRUIT
BBC’s latest TV thriller series Apple Tree Yard follows the story of Carmichael, an unhappily married 40something scientist (Emily Watson) who begins an affair with Costley (Ben Chaplin), being unaware of his true identity. Adapted from the novel by Louise Doughty.
3. ABOVE THE NORMA
The Metropolitan Opera is coming to Jerusalem in the form of a high-definition screening of Bellini’s Norma at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. The tragic opera details the rivalry between Druid priestesses Norma and Adalgisa in their quest for love. Sondra Radvanovsky portrays Norma, and Joyce DiDonato plays Adalgisa. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover. Conducted by Carlo Rizzi.Saturday, 8 p.m. For tickets: www.jer-cin.org.il
4. SCI-FI, FANTASY FESTIVAL
The Tel Aviv Cinematheque plays host to the 21st annual Icon Festival, a celebration of science fiction and fantasy. The festival features a variety of scientific and literary lectures and panel discussions, with an array of activities designed for longtime science fiction fans and newcomers alike. The festival will include screenings of science fiction and fantasy films.Saturday through Tuesday. For more info: www.icon.org.il
5. IT’S THE REAL THING
Coca-Cola Israel presents Coca-Cola Always Classic, a multimedia and theater experience, combined with unique collectors’ displays, interactive experiences and live performances. Visitors can stroll along a reconstructed street from the 1930s, participate in a spectacular 1950s American diner show, get a glimpse of the US in the 1960s, and maneuver in time and space. Runs through to October 14, Federation House, Tel Aviv Port. For more info: www.cocacola.co.il
6. REASON TO RHYME
Poetry Place, a Jerusalem-based nonprofit literary organization, invites the public to join more than 70 poets and musicians for three days of performances in the biggest Jerusalem poetry festival yet. The event will feature the largest-scale interdisciplinary poetry reading performances and writing workshops in Israel, a video documentation project of poets reading from their works, as well as photography and poetry exhibitions. Sunday through Tuesday at 5 p.m., Beit Alliance, 5 Kiah Street, Jerusalem. For info: www.poetryplace.org
7. FLYING HIGH
Children and adults alike can enjoy the colorful 32nd annual Kite-flying Festival at the Israel Museum’s Billy Rose Art Garden. The festival draws a crowd of thousands who come for the spectacle of beautiful kites of all shapes and sizes, kite-making workshops, the opportunity to meet a fascinating family of professional kite-flyers, as well as kite-flying for amateurs and professionals.Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Israel Museum, Jerusalem. For more info: www.imj.org.il 8. COMEDY GOLD
Jewish American comedian Elon Gold returns to Israel to play three benefit shows for StandWithUs. Gold specializes in poking fun at the intricacies of observant Jewish life. His riff on what would happen if Jews had Christmas trees is one of his most popular. The comedian is known for his impressions, including those of Jeff Goldblum, Howard Stern and Jay Leno. He also has a Netflix stand-up special called Elon Gold: Chosen and Taken.Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m., Beit Shmuel, Jerusalem; October 14, 8:30 p.m., Herzliya Performing Arts Center. For tickets: standwithus.co.il/ comedy.9. IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING
The Belgian band Oscar and the Wolf first gained international attention with the single “Orange Sky” in 2013, which got them support slots for the likes of Lou Reed, but won critical acclaim with the 2014 debut album Entity. The band describe their sound as “electronica with a childlike melancholy and imagination.” Catch them as they perform their hits, as well as songs from their latest album Infinity.Thursday, 9 p.m., Hangar 11, Tel Aviv Port. For tickets: www.eventer.co.il 10. THE LANGUAGE OF DANCE
The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company will perform choreographies by the company’s director, Jacopo Godani. He brings three pieces: Metamorphosis, based on the chamber work of Bela Bartok; Echoes from a Restless Soul, which explores two fragments from Ravel’s triptych Gaspard de la Nuit; and Moto Perpetu, a piece that involves powerful physicality and mathematical precision.
October 13 at 1 p.m.; October 14 at 4 p.m. & 8 p.m., Opera House, Tel Aviv For tickets: www.israel-opera.co.il