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By NERIA BARR
February 26, 2011 11:13

While most markets close as night approaches, the Farmers’ Market in the Tel Aviv Port heats up every Wednesday.

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Tel Aviv Farmers Market

Tel Aviv Farmers' Market 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Film

1. TRUE GRIT
Brothers Ethan and Joel Coen’s new masterpiece, nominated for no fewer than 10 Oscars, is a remake of an old western that won John Wayne an Oscar. It’s the story of a stubborn young girl who hires a tough US marshal to help her track down her father’s killer. With Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld.
At selected cinemas throughout the country

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2. 9000 NEEDLES
At the age of 40, Devin Dearth, a successful businessman, father of three and champion bodybuilder, living the “American dream” in Kentucky, suffered a devastating stroke which paralyzed his right side and left him unable to walk or care for himself. The film follows his unconventional journey to find treatment in China. The trials he and his family endure along the way remind us that the human spirit can transcend any boundaries while exploring a universal community of healing and transformation. The film will be screened at the third congress of Chinese medicine. The congress takes place in the Givatayim Theater between February 27 and Match 2.
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., NIS 20. All proceeds will be donated to the Devin Dearth Fund.

Theater

3. THE ARISTOCRATS
Edna Mazya’s play about an Israeli family during the first years of the state. The father, Yair Ben-Cnaan (Gil Franck), is devoting himself to building the army and is unaware of the needs of his family. Directed by Omri Nitzan, with Limor Goldstein, Dina Sanderson, Helena Yarlova, Ido Rosenberg, Yehezkel Lazarov and others. (In Hebrew with English translation).
Saturday, 8:30 p.m., The Cameri Theater. www.cameri.co.il

MUSIC

4. VOCALDENTE
Visitors from Germany, the renowned Vocaldente a-cappella ensemble, are here as part of the “A-Cappela in the Museum” concert project, which presents international top ensembles at several locations around the country. The five bring a new and humorous approach to vocal art, combining songs from the 20s, rock, pop and more.
Friday, 1 p.m., Tel Aviv Museum. (03) 607-7020.

5. FAST FORWARD
A rare opportunity to discover Misa Shimomura, a composer-improviser from Japan, who will perform in the Studio- Salon 22 in Jaffa. Shimomura, a multidiscipline performer, is known for her many projects with film-makers, contemporary dancers, painters, sound artists, poets, DJs, Kyogen performers (Japanese traditional theater) and musicians from around the world. During the past few years her works are focused on solo improvisation, and vocal music.
Saturday, 9 p.m., Rehov Yehuda Hayamit 22, NIS 30. 052-591-1329, www.studiosalon22.wordpress.com

KIDS

6. BIG AND SMALL
The Haifa Orchestra, together with the Moran Choir, presents the great composers as small children in a concert with works written for kids. In the program works by Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Mozart. Naomi Faran conducts. In Hebrew.
Monday, 5 p.m., Krieger Center for the Arts, Haifa.

7. THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
The Orna Porat Theater for Children brings the famous story of Aladdin in an original production, including oriental music and dance, great costumes and lots of fun. In Hebrew.
Tuesday, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Tel Aviv Museum. (03) 607-7020, NIS 70.

MIXED BAG

8. HAPPY HOURS
While most markets close as night approaches, the Farmers’ Market in the Tel Aviv Port heats up every Wednesday. As soon as the potatoes and carrots are packed away, in comes the music, the alcohol and lots of good food. Sheri Ansky serves up her delicious herring sandwiches, the new (and excellent), Tortuga tapas bar has new creations every week, Delicious deli offers meat dishes and the pasta stand has fresh Italian dishes. But no party is complete without lots of cheap alcohol, and there will be plenty of drinks at very special prices. The musical side is directed by Assaf Amdursky, and he promises many happy hours.
8 p.m., Hangar 12, Tel Aviv Port

TELEVISION

9. AND THE WINNER IS...
Oscar night is between Sunday and Monday. Don’t miss all the dresses and glitter, the rich and famous as they parade down the red carpet and accept their awards, very graciously, not forgetting to thank everybody. Live from the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, with Ann Hathaway and James Franco as hosts.
Monday, 2 a.m., HOT Gold.

UPCOMING KIDS

10. THE CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN!
The legendary Circus of Moscow – The Golden Circus, is arriving in time for Purim. Moscow Circus, considered one of the best in the world, will be traveling around the country between March 18 and April 5. Clowns, trapeze artists, acrobats, talking cats and much more, with some of the most respected circus artists in the world in a show for the whole family. Brace yourselves…
For information and tickets, 050-823-6061.


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