1. RELIVE A CLASSIC
Anna Karenina, the British film directed by Joe Wright and adapted by Tom Stoppard from Leo Tolstoy’s 1877 novel, tells the tragic story of married aristocrat and socialite Anna Karenina and her affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. Keira Knightley stars as Karenina, with Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Alexei Karenin and Vronsky.
In theaters around the country
2. DON’T CRY FOR HER
For the first time in English in Israel, Israel Musicals present Evita, the award-winning musical opera that tells the riveting story of Argentinean political leader Eva Peron.
Starring Saphira Tessler-Greenberg as Eva, with Kfir Levy and Samuel de Beck Spitzer.
Tonight at Heichal Hatarbut Or Akiva at 8:30; Sunday at Heichal Hatarbut in Netanya; Wednesday at Heichal Hatarbut in Neveh Yarak. For tickets and full schedule, call 077- 450-6012 until 7 p.m. daily.
3. CATCH A FAMILY DRAMA
The Haifa English Theatre presents Paul Zindel’s And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little. The award-winning drama intersperses humor with pathos in a story that revolves around three sisters and how they deal with the death of their mother.
Opening night next Thursday at 8:30, Beit Hagefen Auditorium, 33 Hatzionut, Haifa, (04) 872-7940. Tickets are available at the door for all performances.
4. SAVOR SOME TURKISH DELIGHTS
Jerusalem vocalist Hadas Pal Yarden presents a medley of songs, stories and anecdotes from the six years she spent in Istanbul. With Yaniv Ovadiah, zurna, baglama and vocals; Eliyahu Digmi, baglama and guitar; Moshe Nuri, percussion; Yochai Barak, saz.
January 24 at 8:30 p.m., Confederation House, Jerusalem, (02) 624-5206 www.confederationhouse.org. NIS 70
5. GO CLASSICAL BUT CASUAL
Venezuelan conductor and violinist Gustavo Dudamel is a guest in one of a series of January concerts performed by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tonight at 10 as part of the Philharmonic in Jeans series at Tel Aviv University’s Smolarsh Hall. Tomorrow at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at Smolarsh Hall. For tickets and more details. call 1-700-703-030 or go to www.ipo.co.il
6. ENJOY A CENTURY OF GREEK MUSIC
Singer-musician Natalie Orion and her ensemble open this year’s Culture and Community series with an evening dedicated to 100 years of Greek music, from the Rebetico until today. This will mark the series of the open music shows held by The First International Bank of Israel, which focuses on ethnic music this year.
Tonight at 8, FIBI Auditorium, 42 Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv. To reserve seats, call (03) 513-0001.
7. PEEK INSIDE THE SUITCASE
Multimedia artist David Tartakover, winner of the Israel Prize for design, takes baggage to a whole new level in his latest multimedia exhibition, “I Packed Alone.”
Until February 23, the Contemporary by Golconda art gallery, 117 Herzl Street, Tel Aviv
8. DIVE IN
A new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Haifa, “Song of the Sea,” brings a host of Israeli artwork dealing with marine life. Among the artists whose works are on display are Nahum Gutman (photo), Reuben Rubin, Naftali Bezem, Dganit Brest, Pamela Levy, Alex Kremer, Avraham Ofek and Larry Abramson.
Until April 1, National Maritime Museum, 198 Allenby Street, Haifa, (04) 853-6622, www.nmm.org.il
9. COMBINE DANCE AND RELIGION
The Nehara Dance Company, consisting of four religious female dancers, embarks on a short tour, performing for a mixed audience. On the program are three works created by members of the group about the daily dilemmas of a religious woman’s life.
Intriguing and beautiful.
Monday at 8:30 p.m., Gerard Behar Center, Jerusalem; January 29 at 8:30 p.m., Inbal Dance Center, Tel Aviv
10. PLANT A TREE
Join KKL-JNF in a walk and a tree-planting for Tu Bishvat tomorrow at the Ben- Shemen Forest with KKL-JNF guides. The three-hour walk is for those who are not afraid of muddy trails and some digging.
Free with pre-registration at 1-800- 350-550.