1. IS IT A LADY OR A GENTLEMAN?
Albert Nobbs, starring Glenn Close and directed by Rodrigo García, is based on a short story by Irish novelist George Moore. Albert Nobbs (Close) is a woman living as a man in order to find work in the harsh environment of 19thcentury Ireland. After living as a male for 30 years, Albert, working as a hotel waiter, is shaken by the arrival of Hubert Page (Janet McTeer), a house painter hired by Mrs. Baker (Pauline Collins), the hotel owner. Close and McTeer were nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Oscars respectively for their performances in the film.
2. WALK FOR WOMEN
The traditional women’s walk Athena Walk Far, for the promotion of women in sports, will take place on Friday morning along the Reading promenade in Tel Aviv. This year the theme is the Olympic Games in London, and the massive Group Hug will be for the women on the Israeli Olympic team, sending them wishes for success.
Ilanit Levy will be hosting, and dancer Anna Aronov will get the women warmed up with Latino dance. Ninet will perform, and there will be other celebs at the DJ post.
Tomorrow, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Free.
3. INDIE INDEED
American singer/songwriter and instrumentalist Lisa Germano comes to Tel Aviv for two performances. Fans of her unique vocal style, confessional lyrics and virtuoso violin can catch the top indie musician at the Ozen Bar tonight at 8. NIS 139 to NIS 189.
4. MAKE THE CONNECTION
The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra presents a family concert that aims to bring younger listeners closer to classical music. “Victor Can’t Take It Anymore” is the title of an evening hosted by conductor Roni Porat and actor Immanuel Hannun, which explains the connection between the world of storytelling and music through the story of Victor, a barber whose store is located next to where the orchestra has its rehearsals. In Hebrew.
Today, 5 p.m., at the Jerusalem Theater, Henry Crown Hall, 1-700-70-4000.
5. GET INTOXICATED
The Batsheva Dance Company returns from an international tour with its acclaimed evening of two works – The Toxic Exotic Disappearance Act by Yasmeen Godder and Summer Job by Sharon Eyal and Guy Bachar.
Tonight at 9 and tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv.
6. HEAVY METAL
The Scorpions, one of the most popular heavy metal bands, return to Israel for one concert on Monday night. They will perform their ballads that are very popular with local fans. With nearly 30 albums and numerous hits to their name, including “Wind of Change” and “Send Me an Angel,” the German band promises to deliver an exciting performance.
May 7, Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv
7. MUSIC ENJOY THE SIGHT (AND SOUND)
Renowned Dutch violinist Janine Jansen will perform two gems of the chamber music repertoire – Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht and Schubert’s String Quintet in C major – at the closing concert of the International Stars series of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
She will be joined by Boris Brovtsyn, Amihai Grosz, Maxim Rysanov, Jens Peter Maintz and Torleif Thedeen.
Wednesday at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, (03) 607-7070. The concert will be preceded by a 30-minute lecture (in Hebrew), starting at 7:40 p.m. Thursday May 10 at the YMCA in Jerusalem, (02) 623-4347; Saturday May 12 at the Rappaport Concert Hall in Haifa, (04) 835-3506.
8. LISTEN TO THEM
The MICHA Tel Aviv Multidisciplinary Center for Children with Hearing Loss is holding a fundraising event tomorrow at the Einav Center in Tel Aviv. The musical event with the Ra’anana Symphonette, actor Shlomo Bar-Abba, singers Roni Genosar and Arik Sinai, will take place at noon.
All proceeds go towards the center.
NIS 300. Tomorrow at noon. For tickets, contact (03) 699-4777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. COINS OF THE ANCIENT REALM
A new exhibition at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, entitled “White Gold: Revealing the World’s Earliest Coins” puts on display the first coins ever minted, issued in Western Asia Minor (modernday Turkey) from the seventh century BCE. Made of an alloy of gold and silver known as electrum or white gold, these coins were exquisitely fashioned. Their story opens yet another window into the wonders of ancient Greek art and culture, revealing that great masterpieces can also be found on small, everyday objects. The 500 coins in the exhibition, from two private collections, are presented to the public for the first time.
Through March 30, 2013.
10. OPERA CRY WITH ORPHEUS
The Israeli Opera’s muchanticipated production of Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice, with renowned Polish director Mariusz Trelinski, starts on May 11. Based on the myth of the poet Orpheus, who attempts to retrieve his wife, Eurydice, from the underworld, this is Gluck’s most famous and best-loved opera.
NIS 175 to NIS 428. Friday May 11 at 1 p.m; May 12 at 9 p.m.; Sunday May 13 at 9 p.m. and more. For reservations, go to www.israel-opera.co.il; (03) 692-7777