Laugh with ‘The Millers’
For some light summer fare, We’re the Millers is a comedy about a veteran pot dealer who creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of marijuana into the US from Mexico. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter.
Czech out this festival
The Fourth Czech Film Week, one of the highlights of Israel’s cinematic calendar, opens Saturday at the Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa cinematheques. This year’s program features new films by established directors such as Jan Hrebejk and Bohdan Slama, as well as up-andcoming directors making their debuts.
Rock all night
British rock group Skunk Anansie will perform at the Zappa Club in Shuni Binyamina on Tuesday and Wednesday. The cult rock heroes from the 1990s, here as part of their European tour, will perform their greatest hits such as “Weak,” “Hedonism,” “Charlie Big Potato” and “Secretly.”
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Concert starts at 9 p.m.
Listen to Branford
One of the jazz fraternity’s brightest stars and clearest thinkers, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis will bring a wealth of life experience, as well as scintillating musicianship, when he and his quartet perform at this year’s Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat on Tuesday and Wednesday.
For information: (08) 634-0253 and www.redseajazzeilat.com.
Play it cool
Jerusalem’s funk-hip hop group Coolooloosh celebrates its 10th anniversary with a stellar lineup of dance and rock artists at the opening night of the Jerusalem Theater Summer Festival Tuesday at 9 p.m. www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il
The annual Arad Festival attracts some of the biggest names in the local music industry such as Shlomo Gronich and Sarit Hadad. In addition to the musical entertainment, there will be street parties, community singing, poetry readings, an abundance of child-oriented shows and activities and trips to some scenic spots.
Monday through Thursday. For more information: (08) 995-4160 and www.arad.muni.co.il
Connect with reality
Celebrating 18 years of its iconic album Separate Reality, The Yehudim band will hold an evening at the Zappa Club Tel Aviv.
Sunday. Doors open at 8:15 p.m. Concert at 10 p.m. Info: *9080 or www.zappa-club.co.il
Choose the blues The second Intimidbar Festival returns August 22-23 to Mitzpe Ramon’s Spice Route neighborhood. This year, the twoday festival focuses on blues, with guest stars L.C. Ulmar and a host of local big names such as Yossi Babliki, Alma Zohar, Yair Dallal and Punch. There will also be a photo exhibition, special screenings, street shows and much more.
For a full program, go to http://intimidbar.co.il/ or call 058-588-4882.
Unravel the mystery
The Mystorin Theater Group presents a three-day festival of place-related street shows at the First Station compound in Jerusalem. There will be many different performances for the whole family, as well as workshops and art installations.
Tonight 8 to 11; Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Saturday 4 to 7 p.m. For more details, www.mystorin.com
Fly a kite
Jerusalem’s annual Kite-flying Festival at the Israel Museum offers many free attractions for the whole family, such as kite-making workshops, a kite parade, meeting with professional kite-flyers and kite-flying in the Art Garden on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission for children. Kite workshops NIS 30to NIS 40.
Another attraction at the museum that same evening is a Marsh Dondurma concert as part of the A Little Night Music series. Musical performances under the sky from 7 p.m.
Free with museum admission fees.