Out and about: Top 10 things to do

By NERIA BARR
February 6, 2011 22:24

The Pecha Kutcha is back to Tel Aviv port for the 11th time, and this time there will be two rounds in the same evening, allowing more people to experience the performances, displays, music and fun.

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The Pecha Kutcha is back to Tel Aviv port.

pecha kutcha 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

1. FILM

THE KING’S SPEECH (UK)

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Based on the true story of the relationship between Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush), and Albert, the Duke of York (Colin Firth), who was forced to confront his debilitating stammer in the years leading up to his 1936 coronation as King George VI. Both actors give a masterclass in acting in this historical drama (111 min.) Rated R for language.

At selected cinemas throughout the country.

2. ART

THE LIVING ROOM

Opening night of “Salon 22 – The Home Front,” an installation by Ofer Berezowsky. He exhibits his body of work in a homelike atmosphere, letting you evaluate the artwork in the environment in which it should be hung. Musicians Ofer Tal (Schoolmaster) and Avi Adaki will perform on opening night.

Tonight, 7, Salon Studio, Rehov Yehuda Hayamit 22, Jaffa. (052) 591-1329

3. KUTCHI MUTCHI

The Pecha Kutcha is back to Tel Aviv port for the 11th time, and this time there will be two rounds in the same evening, allowing more people to experience the performances, displays, music and fun. The Pecha Kutcha, a rare opportunity to showcase current, contemporary performance and avant-garde art in Israel, promises to be even more exciting this year with artists such as Fingaz Broken, Merav Merodi, Ofer Tal and Uri Vertheim, Shay Golan, URBEX Israel, Rutho Modan, Shelly Satat and Eilon Kombur (Couple of), and more.

Wednesday, February 9 at 7:30 and 10:15 p.m., Hangar 11, Tel Aviv Port. (NIS 20) www.pechakutchatlv.com

4. LAND OF THE BIBLE

Meet the heroes and heroines of the Bible in the new exhibition at Jerusalem’s Mamilla Mall. This show is all about the Bible stories and characters: Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Sarah, Leah and Rebekah, Lot and his daughters, and other heroes, seen through the eyes of local and foreign artists. The works, made of stone, bronze and other media, will be shown in the beautiful scenery of Mamilla, bringing new and modern interpretation to the bible stories.

February 8 to end of October, free admission.

5. MUSIC

EILAT DELIGHTS

Israeli-born star pianist Alon Goldstein performs with members of the Israeli Chamber Music Orchestra, at the Classicameri Festival in Eilat. Goldstein performs Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 under Roberto Paternostro in the opening concert of the second weekend of Classicameri festival, a combination of great music and vacation that takes place every winter in Eilat.

February 3 and 4, Classicameri, Isrotel Royal Beach Hotel, Eilat. www.isrotel.co.il/events/classicameri.

6. OH! CAROL

Carolina, one of the most fascinating new local musicians, that together with her band Funset and the lovely Bnot Nehama, had a few of the hottest hits in the past year, will join forces with Geva Alon, a rising star here and abroad in an acoustic concert that promises to be no less than magical.

NIS 90. Saturday, 8:30, Zappa Herzliya, Rehov Medinat Hayehudim 85, (03) 762-6666.

7. LOVE POTION NUMBER 10

The Israeli Opera continues in its mission to expose kids to the art of opera, this time with Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, the story of Nemorino, the village boy, and Adina, the landlord’s beautiful daughter of the landlord. Translated by David Sebba, an almost full version of the opera will be performed with costumes in the foyer of the theater, great fun for parents and kids. In Hebrew.

Tuesday, February 8, at 5 p.m., NIS 30. (03) 692-7777

8. MIXED BAG

HAPPY DAYS

Lovers of nostalgia will be very pleased with the Vintage Sale. Fifteen leading designers take up to 30 percent off their label prices on vintage-like fashion items such as shoes, bags, accessories and more, with prices ranging from NIS 10 to NIS 500. The winter vintage sale, organized by producers of T-Market and Dress Code, promise to have on display also original items from the 1920s and 1940s.

Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, (NIS 10) at Lima Lima, Rehov Lilienblum 42, Tel Aviv.

9. WALK

THE BIRTH OF A CITY

Neveh Tzedek is the first neghborhood built outside the walls of Jaffa in 1887. Over the years it has embraced a significant cultural nature with poets, artists, writers and journalists as its inhabitants. The tour, in English, will pass through the picturesque alleys of this lovely gem of Tel Aviv. Guide Paole Rekover.

Saturday, 2 p.m. (03) 510-0337.

10. TELEVISION UPCOMING

OSCAR LIVE

YES will broadcast the Oscars live on the night of February 27. The red-carpet event will be broadcast live starting at 1 a.m. followed by the Oscars at 3:30 a.m. If you are one of those who must watch it live, get ready for a long and sleepless night.

February 27, Yes 1


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