‘THE GUILT TRIP’
As inventor Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) is about to embark on
the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mother’s house turns into an
unexpected cross-country journey, with Mom along for the ride. The Guilt Trip,
Anne Fletcher’s new comedy, with Barbra Streisand as the Jewish mother, is a
At theaters around the country.
ENJOY BRITISH HUMOR
One of the highlights on the roster of this year’s British
Film Festival (January 31-February 10) is A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue
Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, an intricately crafted animation work by
Ben Timlett, Jeff Simpson and Bill Jones as a salute to the late
At cinematheques around the country – Tel Aviv, Jerusalem,
Haifa, Sderot and Herzliya. www.ukfilmisrael.britishcouncil.org
Dutch pianist Mike Del Ferro comes to Israel for the Hot Jazz series. Del
Ferro teams up with saxophonist Amikam Kimmelman, bassist Simon Starr and
drummer Eitan Itzkovitz as part of the nationwide series.
Monday at 9
p.m. at the Gerard Behar Center in Jerusalem (02) 523-7000; Tuesday at 10 p.m.
at Herzliya Zappa Club (1-700- 500-039); Wednesday at 10 p.m. at Einan Hall in
Modi’in (03) 737- 5777; February 7 and 8 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art at 9 p.m.
and 9:30 p.m., respectively (03) 573- 3001; and February 9 at Beit Abba Khoushy
in Haifa (04) 822-7850.
LEND AN EAR
Virtuoso guitarist Emmanuel Segre,
considered one of the world’s foremost classical guitarists, will be the guest
star at the Ra’anana Symphonette’s next concert, entitled “Beethoven and Guitar
Classics”. On the program: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4; Rodrigo’s
Concierto de Aranjuez and Castlenuovo-Tedesco’s Concerto in D Major.With Carlo
Goldstein (Italy) conducting.
February 6, 7 & 9 at 8:30 p.m. at the
Arts and Music Center, 2A Hapalmah Street Ra’anana, (09) 745-7773;
TAKE THE LEAD
The Schubertiada goes on its annual
Winter Trip in eight venues around the country. This year Graham Johnson
(pictured), a leading authority on German lieder, will be a guest of the
festival dedicated to this form of music.
Johnson will participate in
three concerts and present master classes.
KIDS MEET AN ANGEL
The Angel (Hamalach), based on a book by Ephraim Sidon, is a
play for children aged five and up about an angel who escapes from heaven and
comes to Earth as a baby.
Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the
Mediatheque Theater, Holon. NIS 70. For tickets, call (03)
7. MIXED BAG
INDULGE IN FRENCH CUISINE
French So Good is the first festival of French gastronomy, with 11 leading chefs
cooking together with their local colleagues. There will also be a
discussion forum, chef master classes and workshops and food tours around the
country. Other attractions include the “Food & Art” photography exhibition
at the French Institute, a book fair, a wine tasting, a premiere screening of
the film Les Saveurs du Palais about chef Danièle Delpeuch, who will be a guest
of the festival, and much more.
February 4-8 at restaurants in Tel Aviv
and Jerusalem. For the full program and reservations, go to
www.ambafrance-il.orgTonight at 8:30 at the Striker
Conservatorium, Tel Aviv; Saturday at 8:30 at Rapaport Hall, Haifa; and next
Thursday at 8 p.m. at the YMCA, Jerusalem
LEARN ABOUT BEADING
A gallery talk by curator Dorit Shafrir will take place
at the Israel Museum at the exhibition “Beaded Ceremonial Art of the Ndebele,” a
display of ceremonial body ornaments and initiation dolls made by the Ndebele
women of South Africa.
Tuesday at 7 p.m. Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Free
with museum entry.
BUY ART FOR A GOOD CAUSE
The 14th annual Israeli
art exhibition to raise funds to fight AIDS, hosted by Bank Hapoalim, will take
place next Saturday. Some 800 works by leading artists and art students will be
on display. The artists will receive 17% of the proceeds, and the rest will go
to the Fight AIDS committee in Israel.
Next Saturday at 7 to 11 p.m. at
the Bank Hapoalim central management building, 63 Yehuda Halevi Street, Tel
CELEBRATE CHINESE SPRING
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with
the Chinese Spring Dance Festival organized by the Suzanne Dellal
Two dance companies will present their work. The Beijing Modern
Dance Company (BMDC) will present an evening of classical Chinese dance and
contemporary dance. The Chengdu National Company will present colorful
traditional dance mixed with ancient martial arts.
February 18-24 at such
venues as the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv, Heichal Hatarbut in Karmiel,
the Arts Center in Ashdod and the Haifa Auditorium. For details, go to