FILM

DON’T PROMISE ANYTHING

Promised Land tells the story of Steve Butler (Matt Damon), a salesman for a natural gas company that specializes in obtaining natural gas trapped underground. Butler and his partner Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand) arrive in an economically struggling Pennsylvania farming town whose citizens are proud of having family farms passed down from generation to generation.



In theaters around the country.

CHILDREN

FOLLOW THE LIFE OF HEROD

Join the Makom Theater on a fascinating journey through the life of one of Jewish history’s most controversial figures in The Life and Times of King Herod.

March 28 at 11 a.m., Springer Auditorium. For ages 6 and up.

For tickets, call (02) 677-1302 or visit the museum website.

COME TO HAIFA

The three-day Children’s Theater Festival in Haifa features more than 200 performances, a large number of which will be presented free of charge in the streets.

The festival takes place from March 27 to 29 in and around the Municipal Theater complex, as well as at the Carmel Center.

For a full program, go to www.haifakids.co.il or call (04) 860-0500.

DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF ANCIENT EGYPT


'The Secret of Eternal Life, Mummification and the Magical Spells of the Ancient Egyptians' will be the focus of a family fun activity offered by The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. Other activities include making personal amulets and papyrus. Free entrance, including the theatrical tours in the galleries, sponsored by Bank Hapoalim. The tour starts every half an hour.

March 27-28. Museum opening hours during Passover: Sun.-Thurs. 9:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Fri., Sat., holiday eve. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Holidays: closed. www.blmj.org (02) 561-1066


MUSIC

PEEL THE ORANGE

American band Firewater, which plays an eclectic mix of music with influences from klezmer and Gypsy tunes, will perform two shows in Tel Aviv after a four-year absence from the Israeli stage. The band will perform in Israel as part of its European tour celebrating their new album International Orange.

Ozen Bar, 48 King George Street, Tel Aviv, March 26 & 27, 9:30 p.m. NIS 99. Tickets: www.ozenbar.com/he/15984/firewater

GO CLASSIC

Singer/songwriter Avraham Tal performs his songs with the Israel Chamber Orchestra at the Israeli Opera tonight as part of the Classi-Rock series. The special arrangements were written by musical director Ilan Mochiach.

At 9 p.m., The Arts Center, Opera House, Tel Aviv, (03) 692-7777

FESTIVAL

PICK A POTATO OR TWO

The Potato Festival will take place in the Besor region on March 28. Activities for the whole family include tours to the potato fields, cooking workshops, creative corners, plays and a farmer’s market.

At Mitzpe Gvulot (Route 222) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each family will receive a complimentary bag of potatoes.

For more information, call 072-251-0271 or visit www.habsor.co.il.

MIXED

WATCH THOSE BIRDS

The bird-watching center at Ramat Hanegev offers many activities during the holiday, such as marking migrating birds, bike tours and hikes following birds, a bat night, jeep tours and much more.

For a full program, call 050-571-5946 or visit www.rng.org.il

BE CRAFTY

The international sculpting festival Even Bagalil (Stone in the Galilee) takes place in Ma’alotTarshiha during the holiday. There are plenty of arts and crafts activities for the whole family, boating competitions, concerts and more. Free entrance.

Monfort Lake, March 27-30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ART

BE ILLUMINATED

An illuminated Haggada and Shir Hashirim fair, sponsored by Kol HaOt, will feature artwork by Israeli artists such as Mati Grunberg, David Moss and Avner Moriah.

March 28 from 5 to 10 p.m., Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

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