1.FILM: THE MAGIC OF LOVE
Romance blossoms in Woody Allen’s latest film, Magic in the Moonlight, with ravishing Cote d’Azur vistas and the genuinely reactive chemistry of stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone. In the film, celebrated magician Wei Ling Soo, who in real life is Stanley Crawford (Firth), a grouchy and arrogant Englishman, is persuaded to go to the Côte d’Azur to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant Sophie Baker (Stone) who is staying there with her mother.
2. FESTIVALS: CRAFTS IN JERUSALEM
Check out Jerusalem’s finest handmade works at Huzot Hayotzer, Jerusalem’s 39th annual arts and crafts fair. Stroll among artists’ booths, enjoy open-air concerts and attend hands-on workshops.
Through August 23, every evening from 6 to 11 p.m., except Fridays. Hutzot Hayotzer Artists’ Colony, Mitchell Gardens and Merril Hassenfeld Amphitheater. For a complete program, go to itraveljerusalem.com/he/events/ hutzot-hayotzer-intl-arts-and-crafts-fair
3. KLEZMER IN SAFED
The largest Jewish music festival in the world features contemporary and classical hassidic, soul and Israeli music. Performances are held at historic synagogues and outdoor venues throughout the picturesque old city of Safed. There will also be food stands, art exhibitions and many activities for children.
Monday to Wednesday. www.klezmerf.com
4. MIXED: MAKING A SPLASH
The TLV Water Show, a spectacle of water fountains, music and lights, opens at the Tel Aviv Port this week and will be shown free of charge every evening until the end of August. In collaboration with Magnum ice cream. An ideal way to spend a relaxing evening with the kids.
Weeknights from 7 to 10. Saturday night after Shabbat ends.
5. THEATER: COME HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY
Cabaret is the well-known musical that tells the story of Sally Bowles, set against the backdrop of the Nazis’ rise to power in 1930s Berlin. With English surtitles.
Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Cameri Theater, 19 Shaul Hamelech Blvd., Tel Aviv. (03) 606-0900.
6. DANCE: TRIBUTE TO A FRIEND
Over half a century ago, two young dancers, German Pina Bausch and Israeli Rina Schenfeld, met during an audition in New York City. Both had traveled far from home with the hope of being offered a spot at the Juilliard School. The dance piece Notes to Pina Bausch by the Rina Schenfeld Dance Theater is based on the close relationship that developed between the two over the years and is a tribute to Bausch, who was one of the most prominent and influential creators in the world of modern dance.
Tonight at 9, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv
7. LOOKING AT US
Choreographer Dana Ruttenberg presents two of her latest works, Private I and Armed, in one evening as part of Suzanne Dellal Center’s Hot Dance summer festival.
Both works examine different aspects of life in Israel with humor and color.
Next Thursday at 9 p.m. For tickets, call (03) 510-5656.
8. ME AND MY FAMILY
Hot Dance, the summer festival at the Suzanne Dellal Dance Center in Tel Aviv, continues with more exciting local dance troupes. This week check out Wose: The Beta Band, celebrating Ethiopian dance. Wose builds on abstract compositions around the relationship between family and the individual. The performance is divided into four chapters, each based on a different Ethiopian rhythm.
Wednesday 9 p.m. suzannedellal.org.il
9. ART: URBAN PROJECT
The Cartel street art project opens this weekend, offering a rich lineup of cultural events in downtown Haifa.
A fascinating urban art project, The Cartel is the first product of cooperation between artists, architects and the municipality.
In the first in a series of artistic weekends, the exhibition “Sex Picnic” by graffiti group Broken Fingaz will be presented tonight until Saturday, alongside many DJs.
Starts tonight at 7. Free entrance. 10 Hanamal Street, Haifa.
10. UPCOMING JAZZ: HEADING SOUTH
The 28th annual Red Sea Jazz Festival will take place in Eilat from August 24 to 27.
Joint artistic directors Eli Degibri and Dubi Lenz have lined up a program that features some of the biggest names in the global jazz community, as well as our own leading artists, with ethnic music slots thrown in for music fans looking for entertainment outside the confines of the jazz genre.
For tickets and more information, go to redseajazzeilat.com; *9066; and eventim.co.il.