Enter the War Zone
World War Z is a 3D horror film about a United Nations
employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) who traverses the world in a race against time
to stop the zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and
threatening to destroy humanity itself. With Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz and
See the Imprint
The Seventh Biennale for Israeli Ceramics opened at the
Eretz Israel Museum in Ramat Aviv this week. Imprinting on Clay – Cultural
Memory in Israeli Ceramic Art focuses on a wide range of cultural, social and
political issues, as well as matters of a tactile and aesthetic nature.
information about Imprinting on Clay – Cultural Memory in Israeli Ceramic Art:
(03) 641-5244 and www.eretzmuseum.org.il.
Explore Other Cultures
Vibrant oil paintings, African fabric, collages and
hanging paper sculptures are on display at Tanya Fredman’s solo exhibition at
PICO Jerusalem titled “Into the Light.” Fredman explores cross-culture
connections, drawing from her experience of volunteering in Rwanda.
Jerusalem, 2 Poalei Tzedek Street, 4th floor (corner of Pierre Koenig) Talpiot,
Jerusalem. Exhibition closes September 30. www.TanyaFredman.com.
Cross the Border
In a new exhibition at the Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics
Center, artist Rina Peleg crosses the border of traditional pottery in her show
“Comiceramics, The Flintstones against the Powerpuff Girls.”
Ceramics Center, 17 Ha’amal Street, Tel Aviv, (03) 518-2257,
Focus on Flamenco
The annual Madridanza festival kicks off at the Suzanne
Dellal Center in Tel Aviv this week, bringing the best and brightest Spanish
performances to Israeli audiences. There will be three major productions
in the festival: Titanium by flamenco bad boys Rojas and Rodriguez; The Way to
Sing Flamenco by lawyer turned singer Maria Toledo; and Adali by Spanish dance
company Aida Gomez, which will close the festival on July 21 and 22.
more information, visit www.suzannedellal.org.il.
Attend a Class
Keshet Eilon’s 23rd summer master course for string players opens on July 21 at
Kibbutz Eilon in the western Galilee. The master course offers young musicians
lessons by the world’s finest teachers and artists, as well as performance in
evening concerts at the kibbutz. Most of the activities are open to the public.
Some are free, and others cost a small fee.
For more information and
detailed schedule of the Keshet Eilon activities, visit
www.keshetei.org.il or call (04) 985-8191; (04) 985-8131.
Indulge Your Inner Child
The ninth International Children’s Film
Festival takes place this week at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, focusing this year
on films based on books, Asian films and Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. The
festival also features films made by children, films for toddlers, workshops and
many Israeli premieres.
Get Into the Spirit
The Lo Bashamaim (not in the sky) festival takes place this week at the
Tel Hai College Upper Galilee, featuring talks, classes, movie screenings and
live shows, all dealing with Jewish spirituality. The Shem Tov Levy ensemble
will open the festival Sunday night with a concert at the historic Tel Hai
courtyard at 8:30 p.m. A hassidic evening will follow on Monday at Kfar
For tickets and more information, call (04) 681-6570.
Spend the night at the museum at this year’s Contact Point
event at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. For the fourth year, artists in a wide
range of media engage with artworks throughout the campus, creating singular
“contact points” with the museum, its artworks and the audience.
from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. NIS 60/NIS 40 for students, seniors and children. Free for
Play with Puppets
The 22nd edition of the Train Theater
Puppet Festival will take place at the beginning of August in Jerusalem,
offering a rich and varied program for the whole family, such as intriguing
foreign productions like the Thai puppet theater and numerous shows for
For more information, go to
www.traintheater.co.il/puppets_festival/english. For tickets, call
*6226, (02) 623-7000.