Out & About: Top 10 things to do

Wolfgang Staehle is known for his real-time video streaming recording of collapse of World Trade Center.

By COMPILED BY SHAWN RODGERS
April 10, 2012 15:06
4 minute read.
Photos of New York

Photos of New York. (photo credit: Wolfgang Staehle)

 
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FILM

1- IN DARKNESS

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A modest Polish sewer-worker becomes a hero after rescuing a group of Jews from certain death during the Holocaust.

Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska and Kinga Preis star in this inspirational World War Two drama, from two-time Academy Award nominee Agnieszka Holland.

At selected cinemas throughout the country.

MUSIC

2- BANG YOUR HEAD

Popular heavy metal band Hayehudim’s lead vocalist and guitarist Tom Petrover started out in a Nirvana and Metallica cover band, until he met guitarist/vocalist Orit Shahaf. In 1995 the two married, established the band, and cut their first disc, Separate Reality, which hit gold status in 1998. Singing mainly in Hebrew, the band is known for its fast, upbeat songs and loud vocals. Catch them as they perform all their hits at Binyamina’s Zappa Shuni Amphitheater. NIS 139.



Tomorrow, 9 p.m., (03) 762-6666

ART

3 - SIGNS OF THE TIME

Tel Aviv’s Givon Art Gallery is pleased to present works by Wolfgang Staehle. Staehle is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of net art and new media-based art.

He is known for his real-time video streaming works including Untitled 2001, the recording of the attack and collapse of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001. On display are three large projections of time-lapse photographic sequences of the urban landscapes of Berlin and New York, as well as a group of photographic prints.

Ongoing, 35 Gordon Street, (03) 522-5427 or givonartgallery.com

MUSIC

4 - THE SONGS OF THE LAND

The Gevatron, a choir made up of residents of Kibbutz Geva and the Jezreel Valley, first appeared 60 years ago, and is still going strong. The ensemble performs in Israel and around the world, singing a vast repertoire of old and new Israeli songs. Now the Gevatron is launching its new triple album, From Then and Forever, and this Saturday will perform an evening of songs from the album in Jerusalem as part of a tour.

5 - REMEMBERING ALMA

“From Vienna to Auschwitz,” a special concert for Holocaust Remembrance Day presented by the Ra’anana Symphonette, will be dedicated to the Jewish conductorviolinist Alma Rosa, who was Mahler’s niece and a renowned musician in her own right, heading a women’s orchestra, Waltzmaedeln, and later the Mädchenorchester von Auschwitz, an orchestra she led until she died in 1944. Nitai Zerri, conductor and solo violin; Karin Shifrin, mezzo-soprano; Yaki Reuven, mandoline; Or Nakash, violin.

Monday 6:30 p.m. at Beersheba Arts Center, 41 Rager Avenue. NIS 60. (08) 626- 6422. www.symphonette.co.il

THEATER

6 - A ROSE IS A ROSE

Oscar-winning movie star Olympia Dukakis performs Rose, her long-running one-woman show about a hammy Jewish matriarch by Martin Sherman at the Cameri Theater in Tel Aviv, for three evenings only. The play chronicles Rose as she is sitting shiva for an unnamed character. Over the course of the show, it is revealed that Rose is a Holocaust survivor, having been pitched from country to country in a fight merely to stay alive. Now inhabiting the weathered skin of a South Florida matron, she finds those experiences all but dismissed by her family.

Monday 8:30 p.m., Tuesday 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. (NIS 260 to NIS 300).

EXERCISE

7 - SPINNING AROUND

The helicopter-launch pad of Tel Aviv’s Azrieli Towers is the site of the annual 24-hour spinning marathon. From 5 p.m today until 5 p.m. tomorrow, the event also features massage corners and advice on spinning. Participants can take part in the marathon for a maximum of two hours.

1-700-700-305 or www.shvoong.co.il for details.

KIDS

8 - MAGIC HAT

The Israeli Camerata Orchestra performs a new program in the “Generation to Generation” series – The Magic Hat (in Hebrew), with songs by Leah Goldberg. The theatrical-musical show presents two actor/singers, Avi Greinik and Noa Kashpizky (pictured), as kids who spend time playing in their backyard.

Sime of the songs were composed for the evening by musical director and conductor of the show, Moshe Zorman.

Sunday, 5:30 p.m., Kibbutz Kabri; Monday, 5:30 p.m., YMCA, Jerusalem. For tickets call 1-700-55-2000.

MIXED BAG

9 - REAL HEROES

“My Brother’s Keeper,” a service for Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Yiddish Spiel Theater will be dedicated to the idea of Jewish solidarity.

The theater ensemble members will read stories and sing songs about incidents of hessed and self-sacrifice during the Holocaust. The service will be held in Yiddish with Hebrew translation.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., at ZOA House, 26 Ibn Gvirol Street, Tel Aviv with Mayor Ron Huldai, (free); Thursday, 9:50 a.m., Rebecca Crown Hall, Jerusalem Theater (NIS 10).

DANCE

10 - DANCE OF A WOMAN

Nashi-Yah, an evening of dance pieces created by two of Israel’s best female choreographers, Rachel Ardus and Meirav Cohen, focuses on the female “voice” in dance.

The first half of the evening will be Cohn’s work Dreams in Aspamia, and the second half, Her Own Words, will be performed with musical ensemble Monti-Fiore.

Monday, 9 p.m., at Suzanne Dellal Center, at 9 p.m. (03) 510-5656


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