Bombino (Niger) will perform at ‘Sunbeat’..
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RUMMAGE AND RUN
In Trash, a Brazilian-American thriller set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the police and trying to right a terrible wrong. With Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura.
‘THE BARBER’ RETURNS
The Barber of Seville opens the 30th season of the Israeli Opera in an all-new production directed by Katherina Talbach and conducted by Omer M. Wellber. An international cast of singers, including Italian Mario Cassi as Figaro alongside top local talents, will perform Rossini’s popular opera.
It will be sung in Italian with English and Hebrew surtitles.November 21 to December 7 at the Opera House, Tel Aviv. For more details, go to www.israel-opera.co.il or call (03) 692-7777.
3 SHORT AND SANGUINE
The Haifa Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of two short operas: Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni and Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo – stories of love, honor and murder. The operas will be performed by a cast of local and international singers, including Ira Bartman (pictured), Svetlana Sandler, Bingbing Wang, Ron Zilberstein, Richard Wolfgang Bauer, Oded Reich and Kamie Hayato. Conductor Romani Stefano (Italy).Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 p.m. at the Haifa Auditorium. (04) 833-8888.
4 BAROQUE MUSIC
A concert in the Ensemble Barrocade series features the ensemble and violinist Andres Mustonen (pictured), oboist Shai Kribus, sopranos Claire Meghnagi and Ye’ela Avital, countertenor Alon Harari, tenor Doron Florentin and bass Guy Pelc. The program includes Purcell’s Gloria Patri, Handel’s Gloria for soprano and strings, Pergolesi’s Salve Regina, Vivaldi’s Filiae Maestae Jerusalem, Bach’s Cantata 196 Der Herr denket an uns.Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
5 FOLLOW THE SUNBEAT
The global music and beat festival Sunbeat presents its desert edition. The festival took place in the North for the past four years. This year’s performers include ensembles from the heart of the Sahara, such as Bombino (from Niger), Atri N’Assouf (from Mali and Niger), alongside Israeli Yossi Fine, the Kutiman orchestra, Isaia and more. There are camping facilities on site, food stands, artists market and an area for children.November 21 and 22 at the Desert-Ship Khan compound. For more information go to www.sunbeatfestival.com
6 CONNECTING CULTURES
The Sigd, or Grouping Day, will be celebrated in Jerusalem. The Jewish Ethiopian holiday of Beta Israel will introduce the connection between Israeli and Ethiopian Jewish traditions.
Among the artists performing are Ariel Zilber, Omri Mor, Rudi Baneson and Avta Brihon. Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai. Free.
PARTY AT THE PORT
The Friday Live series at the Tel Aviv Port takes place every Friday afternoon. There is live music, dancing and food. The first event takes place this Friday at Yarid Hamizrach in the northern part of the port, and local restaurants will dish out special menus at special prices. Free entry.
For more information, go to 222.yaridhamizrach.
The international exhibition of art Salon d’automne returns to the Hangar in the Tel Aviv Port. The Salon first opened in Paris after the end of WW II and was called Salon de la liberation, displaying the works of artists such as Picasso. This year’s edition of the exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Jewish artists who perished during the war.Opens next Thursday at 7 p.m. until November 23. For hours and more information: http://www.salon-automne.com/en/
9 HONORING IMMIGRANTS
The fourth annual Oleh Week will be celebrated in Jerusalem this week with a host of events, such as the openingnight concert that salutes soldiers on Monday at 6 p.m. at the AACI; a cultural and art event arranged by AACI I Talpiot (Tel: (02) 566-1181); a Kulanu Olim event for English-speaking haredi women in English (052-762-7715); a Rock N’ Yerushalayim concert at Abraham Hostel (054-312-2892); and the international jazz festival Jazz Globus at Harmonia Hall on November 26 (www.jazzglobus.com).
10 FILMS FROM THE EMERALD ISLE
Irish Film Week takes place at the Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa cinematheques from November 24 to 30. The openingnight film at the Jerusalem Cinematheque is Mister John, written and directed by Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor. The critically acclaimed film tells the story of Gerry (Aiden Gillen), a man who discovers his wife’s infidelities just as his brother in Singapore dies.
For the full program, go to www.jer-cin.org.il and www.cinema.co.il