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June 22, 2015 18:41
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Asad Azi

Exhibition by artist Asad Azi. (photo credit: PR)

1 FILM 1 HOLOCAUST FOR ADOLESCENTS In the film Once in a Lifetime, Anne Gueguene is a history teacher in France in a mixed high school of Christian, Muslim and Jewish students. She tries to bring them together by entering them in a competition focusing on “children in the Nazi concentration camps.” As the competition draws near, the classmates find themselves opening up to the subject and to one another.

2 DANCE HOMECOMING LIBERATION The new dance group Ness Ziona Ballet, founded under the artistic direction of dancer and choreographer Eli Lazar, opens its season with a world debut of the neoclassic work Freedom. The piece symbolizes Lazar’s return to Israel after working for 30 years in the United States, celebrating the beginning of a new journey.

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Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Ness Ziona Culture Hall. For tickets, call (08) 930-4020/4; 3 MUSIC SPECTACLE OF LOVE The Italian comic opera The Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti presented in a Mediterranean adaptation under the direction of Omri Nitzan. The production features Israeli and international soloists and The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, led by Italian conductor Francesco Cilluffo, as well as The Israeli Opera Choir and dancers and actors of the Israeli Opera.

Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Sultan’s Pool in Jerusalem. For tickets, call *6226;

4 GREEK FEST Three voices from Greece will sing together for the first time in Israel. Dalaras, Eleni Vitali and Glykeria will perform in the summer’s biggest concert of Greek music.

The rich program consists of the singers’ greatest hits by Greece’s best composers, accompanied by a 13-piece orchestra.

Thursday at 9 p.m. and Friday at 10 p.m.

at the Amex Music Arena in Tel Aviv. For tickets, call *9066;

5 MUSIC IN THE ORCHARDS In the heart of the orchards in the center of Kibbutz Na’an, there is a quiet, intimate place that once a month becomes a chamber music salon, hosting leading ensembles from Israel and abroad. In June, the American String Quartet presents a concert with works by Mendelssohn and Brahms.

Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Beit Galili, Kibbutz Na’an. For tickets, call Ya’acov at 052-223-2556.

6 THE CULTURE STAGE Bama Tova (Good Stage) supports building bridges between different sectors within Israeli culture and between Israeli cultures and world cultures. Bama Tova’s celebratory concert Be Prepared combines classics from countries such as Azerbaijan, Iran, India and the Caucasus. The performance is an experience of sounds, cultures, past and present.

Next Thursday (June 25) at 9 p.m. at the Bat Yam Culture Hall, 6 Hadadi St. For tickets, call (03) 508-0031.

7 CHILDREN PAJAMAS IN THE MUSEUM For the traditional annual Tel Aviv White Night, the Eretz Israel Museum invites children on an exciting night journey through the spaces and exhibitions of the museum. The magical experience includes tours, nighttime stories, a creative workshop for late-night hours and watching films in the planetarium. It is recommended to come in pajamas.

Next Thursday (June 25) at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv. For more information, call (03) 641-5244.

8 ART PERSONAL JUNCTION The exhibition “Wandering Rider” is a retrospective, presenting 120 works by artist Asad Azi, who has been painting for more than 30 years. His painting is a junction of styles, sources of inspiration, techniques and themes. In his works, the artist interweaves autobiographical details, Arab culture and characteristics of popular culture, East and West.

Exhibition opens at the Ein Harod Art Residence and the Umm el-Fahm Art Gallery. Ein Harod on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m.

to 4:30 p.m. Umm el-Fahm on Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Yisrael at 054- 555-2244. 9 THE SEVEN TENORS The successful international project The Tenors of the 21st Century is coming to Israel. The project brings together leading vocalists from Moscow’s major opera houses. The group consists of seven tenors who have performed together at Carnegie Hall, San Carlo, Covent Garden, the Bolshoi and more. Accompanied by a symphonic orchestra and dancers, they will perform Neapolitan songs and French chansons, as well as hits by The Beatles and Queen and more.

July 17 at 8 p.m. at the Auditorium in Haifa. For tickets, call (04) 841-8411. July 18 at 8:30 p.m. at the Opera House in Tel Aviv.

For tickets, call (03) 696-0990.

10 LIVE ROCK The Live Park in Rishon Lezion is hosting a rock festival, sponsored by the car brand MINI. The one-day festival will present a summit of Israeli rock: Mashina hosting Berry Sakharoff, Monica Sex, Eifo Hayeled and Elisha Banai and the 40 Thieves, all on one stage full of guitars and energy. An event reminiscent of the big rock festivals of the past.

July 2 at 8:30 p.m. at the Live Park in Rishon Lezion. For tickets, call *9080;

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