Purim’s on the way
Purim is kid’s time, with the little ones in costumes and
activities geared toward them on offer everywhere.
The sixth Yaron
Festival, in memory of Yaron Yerushalmi and sponsored by the Orna Porat Children
and Youth Theater, takes place at Yerushalmi Hall in the Suzanne Dallal Dance
Center from February 23-25. There are 13 plays, three of them premieres. These
latter include In Bialik’s Garden, a musical based on our national poet’s
best-loved songs and written and directed by the wonderful Daniella Michaeli, as
well as a new version of the beloved classic, The Princess and the
Some of the other offerings are Moshe Kepten’s The King of Siam,
based on the famous musical, The King and I; a legend in dance from the Inbal
Theater, Rikadena’s Heart Flower; Aladdin, another dance piece, and Button
While most of the plays are for children aged 3-10, Teatron Pitzpon
is aimed at children under three years old.
Each play is performed from
two to four times and the hours are from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost from
NS 40-90, and of course, there are plenty of free shows and activities on the SD
The theme of this year’s Adloyada, the annual Holon Purim parade
that takes place from 12 noon on February 24, is toys and children’s games. As
usual there’ll be gorgeous floats, marching bands, clowns, acrobats,
pyrotechnics and all the exciting components of a parade. Taking part in the
parade are some 4,500 people from all over the country.
Some of the
attractions are: a toy train created from some 20,000 flowers, monster puppets
featuring TV characters such as Dora, Spongebob Squarepants; a great big ‘Angry
Bird’ that opens to reveal more inside it; Gepetto with Pinocchio, and many
Ah, and because politics are never far from our minds, a 12 sq.m.
chessboard (pictured) whose pieces are Tzipi Livni, Yair Lapid, Avigdor Liberman
and so on.
From 11 a.m. to noon, there’ll be street theater performances
along the parade route, which is Sokolov and Weitzmann.
After the parade
there’ll be a humongous party on the municipality plaza with Brazilian samba and
a performance by an African circus.
There’ll also be workshops of all
kinds on the Holon Mediatheque plaza that will extend to February 25 as
• Helen Kaye
A haunting experience comes to TA
shatter the peaceful harmony in a picturesque British manor where two children
try to come to terms with growing up. Benjamin Britten’s mesmerizing opera The
Turn of the Screw, based on a novella by Henry James, is the next production of
the Israeli Opera, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Britten’s birth. Runs
February 12-22 at the Opera House, 19 Shaul Hamelech St., Tel Aviv. The
performance is in English. For tickets, call (03) 692-7777 or
www.israel-opera.co.il. • Jerusalem Post staff Picasso fetches $45m. at
Sotheby’s sale LONDON (Reuters) – A Pablo Picasso portrait of his mistress and
“golden muse” Marie-Therese Walter sold for 28.6 million pounds ($45 million) on
Tuesday, leading an important Sotheby’s auction of impressionist, modern and
The sale was the first of a series held in London this
month by Sotheby’s, Christie’s and smaller auction houses in the latest
barometer of the strength of the high-end art market.
Prices for the most
sought-after works have soared in recent years despite broader economic
concerns, with collectors in China, Russia and the Middle East joining more
established patrons in Europe and the United States.
buyer’s premium of more than 10 percent, the amount realized for the 1932
Picasso was at the lower end of pre-sale estimates of 25-35 million
‘Wild Thing’ singer Reg Presley dies
LONDON – Reg
Presley, the lead singer of 1960s British rock band The Troggs, who scored a hit
with the love anthem “Wild Thing,” was reported to have died at his home in
England on Monday after a battle with cancer.
He was 71.
announced in January 2012 that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer after
falling ill during a performance in Germany. He began chemotherapy and announced
his retirement from the band at the time.
The Troggs catapulted onto the
rock ‘n’ roll scene with “Wild Thing” in 1966, making them one of Britain’s most
successful garage rock acts of the era.
Presley penned hits “With a Girl
Like You” in 1966 and the band’s final big hit, “Love Is All Around,” in
“Love Is All Around” was later covered by the Scottish band Wet Wet
Wet in 1994 and lodged itself at the top of the British charts for some 15