Out and About: Top 10 things to do

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Israel next month.

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater (photo credit: Courtesy)
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
(photo credit: Courtesy)
FILM
1. ARBITRAGE
A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Directed by Nicholas Jarecki. Starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon.
KIDS
2. DARE TO DREAM
In Ananuza, a new dance-theater work for children by choreographer Noa Dar, imagination and dreams draw a world in which all borders are as elusive as the outlines of a cloud, forever changing from the real to the imagined, from the mundane to the magical.
Original music by Daniel Salomon and text by Shira Geffen. For ages five and up.

Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv, NIS 75. Additional performances on October 6 and 13.
3. LISTEN TO THE ANIMALS
The Man and Nature Museum in the Ramat Gan National Park hosts a story hour every fourth Saturday. Dana Digidana moves through the world with her horse and her guitar, telling stories and singing songs.
This Saturday the story is about choosing a color for the elephant – will it be gray or maybe blue? Based on a book by Paul Kor. At 11:30 a.m., for children three to six. NIS 25. NIS 20 for parents, including entrance fee to the museum. (03) 631-5010, www.adamvechai.org.il

FESTIVAL
4. CHILL OUT IN THE DESERT
The Reggae in the Desert Festival returns for the fifth time tomorrow, with many bands and DJs, including Shabak S, Carolina, Los Caparos with Dori Ben-Zeev and more. Two days of jam-packed concerts and parties for reggae lovers of all ages.

Friday and Saturday at Khan Hashayarot.

Gates open Friday at 4 p.m., Saturday 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at NIS 180. Free for children under eight. There will be organized transportation. www.reggaedesert.co.il
MUSIC
5. RING THE BELLS
Works by Bach and Handel, as well as English folk songs and musicals, will be performed by the 12 members of the Inbalim ensemble, who play hand-held bells. Their repertoire also includes Jewish and Israeli folk songs, adapted by Idit Schechtman.

Saturday at the Armored Corps Museum in Latrun at 1 p.m. (02) 535-6954. NIS 100.
ART
6. CROSS ART WITH SCIENCE
Some 34 renowned artists from around the world join in a group exhibition entitled “Intersections” at the Weizmann Institute of Science, dealing with the moment when art and science meet.
All proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to the institute.

From Saturday evening until December 7, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot. Free entrance with advance registration. Call (08) 934-4505. The exhibition will be closed on weekends and holidays.
MIXED BAG
7. RECYCLE YOUR SHOES
Timberland has opened a booth where one can discover ways to recycle shoes and other fashion items.
The first location is the Tahana Compound in Neveh Tzedek, Tel Aviv. After one month, the booth will be moved to other locations in the country. Learn about recycling and receive a NIS 100 voucher for new winter items.
DANCE
8. GET SWEPT OFF YOUR FEET
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Israel next month and, as always, tickets are selling out. Starting October 2, the troupe will have seven performances of two different programs as part of the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center’s series Dance at the Center. There will be one performance in Jerusalem on September 29 at 9 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater. All programs will end with the company’s sweeping work Revelations.
MIXED BAG
9. LEARN TO LOVE CAROB
Join a special tour with the Jewish National Fund-Keren Kayemeth L’Israel that examines the mysterious carob tree in the Ben-Shemen carob patch near Tel Hadid. The tour includes stories and legends about the tree and its qualities, picking the fruit and activities for the kids, such as a play, a creative workshop and preparing carob dishes.

September 27 at 4 p.m., tour lasts about three hours. Free with advance registration.

Call 1-800-350-550
10. RUN FOR THE CHILDREN
Next Friday, the second annual Bat Yam Run for Elem – the organization that helps youth in distress – will take place. Businesspeople, professional athletes and celebrities will participate in the run, which takes place along one of Israel’s most attractive beaches. All proceeds will go toward helping children in need.
September 28. Gathering at 6:30 a.m. at Gan Ha’ir, Bat Yam. For more details, see www.shvoong.co.il