Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous six-year relationship between flamboyant pianist Liberace and his (much younger) lover Scott Thorson is recounted in Behind the Candelabra. Starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.
The best of France
Serge Toubiana, the director of the French Cinémathèque, brings a program of eight French films to Israel. The opening film, Van Gogh, will be screened in Jerusalem Thursday and in Haifa Friday. Toubiana will also conduct a master class Thursday at the Sam Spiegel School in Jerusalem.
Cello and friends
American cellist Lynn Harrell gives a recital tonight in Jerusalem.
He will perform Bach’s Suite No. 2 for Cello; Beethoven’s Cello and Piano Sonata, with pianist Saleem Abboud Ashkar; and Brahms’s Trio, with Ashkar and violinist Giora Schmidt.
Thursday at 8, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem.
For tickets, call (02) 624-1041.
Celebration of the human voice
The Choral Fantasy Vocal-Music weekend returns, presenting 10 concerts at the Jerusalem YMCA with leading ensembles and choirs, as well as open outdoor events. The opening concert tonight, “Schubert’s Fourth and More,” will host The Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble (pictured) and the Collegium singers.
For tickets, call *6226. For more details, go to www.ymca-fantasy.co.il.
Variations on a theme
The Ra’anana Symphonette Orchestra’s second concert in this year’s series, entitled “Between Jazz and Classical,” presents new arrangements of classical music, as well as a new work by conductor Yaron Gottfried.
With Yurai Oron and Ronnie Hollen.
November 7 at 8:30 p.m. at the Ra’anana Music Center.
Mayumana comes to Jerusalem for the first time, presenting two performances of Flashback, a summation of the acclaimed dance troupe’s 16 years.
Saturday at 9 p.m. and Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater. For tickets, call *6226.
A tale of one city
The exhibition “Famagusta: A European Ghost Town” presents 40 photographs documenting one of the oldest cities in Cyprus. Once one of the most modern cities in Cyprus, Famagusta became a ghost town after its citizens were deported during the Turkish invasion in 1974. The exhibition is part of an international effort of the Municipality of Famagusta to introduce the unique situation of the city.
Opens November 6 at 7 p.m. at the Einav Center, Tel Aviv. Until November 13. (03) 521-7763
Yoga in the desert
Pack your yoga mattress and go down south for a three-day weekend of yoga practice with masters from around the world. The largest-of-its-kind yoga event starts tonight. A special group practice will take place at sundown near Solomon’s Pillars.
Timna Park in the Arava. For more details and tickets, go to www.yogaarava.co.il
Sandy beach run
The Arena shopping mall has arranged a beach run, which will take place tomorrow between 8:15 and 11 a.m. along the beach in Herzliya. There will be several activities, and some of the proceeds will go to the Lev Ohev organization for children with special needs. Kits for participants will be given out at 8 a.m. in the View Sports Club. A free swimming practice will be held at 6:45 a.m. at the Accadia Beach.
For more details, call (09) 960-5606 or go to www.herzliyarun.co.il.
Follow the lines
Acclaimed American choreographer Alonzo King is coming to Israel as part of the Dance in the Mishkan series of the Israeli Opera. King and his troupe Lines will perform two works: Scheherazade, a tribute to the larger-than-life Russian ballet, performed to Rimsky-Korsakov’s music adapted by Indian musician Zakir Hussein; and Resin, a new work choreographed to Ladino and current music.
November 13-16 at the Israel Opera in Tel Aviv. November 18 at the Jerusalem Theater. For tickets, call (03) 692-7777 or (02) 623-7000.