Top 10 things to do

Best outings to look out for in the week to come.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
June 8, 2015 11:42
3 minute read.
Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil

Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil will perform in Israel.. (photo credit: PR)

1 FILM GROWING PAINS In the action film Barely Lethal, orphaned Megan was raised in a secret government program that trains youth to be assassins.

The teenager manages to escape through a student exchange program but discovers that the complexities of adolescent life aren’t much different from her previous lifestyle, with a love triangle and a rival from the past who is looking for revenge.

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With Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba, Samuel L. Jackson.

2 THEATER TWISTING SHAKESPEARE Italian avant-garde director Romeo Castellucci and his group Societas Raffaello Sanzio present an exceptional theatrical experience of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, creating a sharp human paraphrase of demagoguery, politics and authority in ancient and modern times.

Thursday at 7 p.m. at the YMCA, 26 King David St., Jerusalem. For tickets, call *3761.

3 DANCE BODY INFINITY In the world premiere of Last Work, Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company continue to explore the body’s motion as the most stirring expression of performing arts and synthesize the infinite spectrum of emotions and sentiment into performance.

Thursday through July 25 at 9 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 517-1471; www.batsheva.co.il.

4 MUSIC VEGAS COMES TO TOWN Unforgettable is a Las Vegas-style musical that combines innovative video art of the stars of yesteryear with live performances of their hit songs performed by three singers.

The trio is bolstered by an eight-piece band, backup vocalists and eye-popping costumes, presenting music by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and more.

Saturday at Hof Hacarmel Cultural Center, Haifa. For tickets, call *8780; (04) 837-777.

5 PAST YEARNINGS The Israel Festival 2015 presents performance of various cultures, ethnicities and languages, as well as a market stall of watermelons (referencing Jerusalem of the 1970s). The 10-day event features performers such as A-Wa Trio, Liron Amram and the Panthers, West El Tariq and more.

Thursday through June 13 from 5 to 11 p.m. in various locations in Jerusalem.

For more information, call (03) 624-4600; 054-795-0386.

6 BACH ON HEELS In high heels and a Mohawk haircut, the bad boy of the pipe-organ world releases the ancient musical instrument from the confines of church and religion. Cameron Carpenter will play the unique handmade pipe organ in a program that features compositions by Bach and original arrangements.

Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Elma Arts Complex, Zichron Ya’acov. For tickets, call (04) 630-0123.

7 LOST IN THE OPERA The Camera Opera group presents two short 20th-century operas written in Europe and the US: The Human Voice and Knoxville. Director Dani Erlich’s unique interpretation connects the two pieces through the theme of loss.

Soprano Merav Barnea will sing both operas alongside actress Roni Yaacobovich. Piano accompaniment by conductor Yuval Zoran.

Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 9 p.m.

at Hateva, 19 Jerusalem Boulevard, (Floor -1), Jaffa. For tickets, call (03) 682-2403.

8 ART FOUNDATIONS A wide-ranging exhibition debuts for the launch of the Basis for Art and Culture site. Teachers, artists and graduates will present an outline of principles expressing the practical and theoretical content of the Basis school through works of art and personal interpretation. The exhibition will focus on the theme of foundation and building.

Opens Tuesday until June 27 from 5 p.m.

to 10 p.m. at Basis for Art and Culture, 14 Hamada St., Herzliya Pituah. For more information, call (09) 866-3004.

9 INDIVIDUAL FOCUS The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design presents the 2015 Graduate Show exhibition of 21 projects. Rather than a concept or a theme, the exhibition is based on a structure which attempts to find a balance between 21 individual projects.

Following this structure, each student project was conceived in accordance with the given space and the desire to push art to a new level.

Until June 20 at the Bezalel MFA (Master of Fine Arts), 60 Salame St., Tel Aviv.

Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m. For more information, call (02) 589-3333.

10 TWO FRIENDS, HALF A CENTURY Acclaimed musicians Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their joint career and friendship with a one-time show in Israel, performing Latin-pop at its finest.

July 28 at 9 p.m. at the Menora Mivtahim Arena (Yad Eliyahu), Tel Aviv. For tickets, call *2207; www.2207.co.il.


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