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FILM: FAIR GAME
CLASSICAL: MYSTERIOUS MOZART
Valerie Plame and her husband face the fallout when her cover is blown as a covert CIA agent. Plame’s status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq. Starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. Directed by Doug Liman.
At selected cinemas throughout the country.
MUSIC: THIS SIDE OF THE MOON
The Yellow Submarine presents Shlichei Hablues: Pink Floyd Tribute. The band is celebrating 17 years of activity and is considered one of Israel’s most successful cover bands. With a rich repertoire and original arrangements they bring classic rock, soul, and blues of the ’60s and ’70s back to life. NIS 50 to NIS 60.
Saturday, 10 p.m., Rehov Harechavim 13., Talpiot, Jerusalem, (02) 679-4040.
Mozart’s unfinished Requiem has long been shrouded in mystery. The Requiem was his last composition, although how much of the music Mozart managed to complete before his death and how much was later composed by others is still being debated. Join the Israeli Opera Chorus featuring Sharon Rostorf-Zamir, soprano, Shira Raz, mezzo-soprano, and Eitan Drori, tenor, as they perform the Maestro’s legendary piece as part of the Galilee Music Festival.Saturday, 12:30 p.m., www.galileemusic.org.il DANCE: NOT THE WOOLY KIND
Batsheva Dance Company’s choreographer Ohad Naharin is known for challenging the audience to think beyond the conventional. In Mamutot
(Mammoths), the audience is seated on all four sides of the room in full light. Nine dancers circle the edge of the crowd, occasionally grasping hands with the viewers while silently staring into their eyes.Runs today through Saturday, Suzanne Dellal Center, Rehov Yehieli 5, Tel Aviv, (03) 510-5656 COMEDY: THE BEST MEDICINE
Laugh tracks won’t be necessary as three Hollywood comedians perform in support of the Koby Mandell Foundation. Comedy Central veterans John Caponera, Gregg Rogell and Dwayne Perkins (pictured) join comic forces with Israeli-born Avi Lieberman. The tour will again perform in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ra’anana, Beit Shemesh, Modi’in and Gush Etzion. and for the first time Zichron Ya’acov.Runs Wednesday through December 16, www.comedyforkoby.com MIXED: BAG TOUR OF LIGHTS
If you can stand the cold Jerusalem nights and just can’t get enough of those Hanukka flames, Beit Shmuel’s moonlight tours are for you. Roam the city’s most picturesque neighborhoods by candlelight and learn about festive customs throughout the ages. Tours in English are available.Monday to Thursday, through Beit Shmuel, Jerusalem. (02) 620-3461.FESTIVAL: CINEMA JUDAICA
This Saturday marks the opening of the 12th annual Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. During the festival, more than 50 films from Israel and around the world will be screened. Themes explored include Jewish faith and practice, history, music, and contemporary life in Israel and the Diaspora. Besides the festival’s premiere screenings, the program includes a short film competition, lectures, exhibits and live performances.Runs Saturday through December 10, www.jer- cin.org.il.THEATER: RETURN TO NEVERLAND
In time for Hanukka, The Haifa Theater presents its musical production of J.M. Barrie’s beloved tale of Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up. Watch as the adventures in Neverland are brought to life through choreographer Eldar Groisman and musical director Zvia Huberman. In Hebrew.Runs tomorrow till next Thursday throughout the country, www.ht1.co.il KIDS: FUN DOWN UNDER
Come spend some quality time in the company of several types of
kangaroos, an assortment of cockatoos, flying foxes, laughing
kookaburra, wallabies and emus, to name a few, as Gan Garoo Australia
Park offers a wide variety of Hanukka activities for the kiddies.
Included will be the traditional music and stories of Australia’s native
Aborigines as well as training on how to throw a boomerang correctly.
Runs throughout Hanukka, Kibbutz Nir David. (04) 648-8060 or www.nirtours.co.il FESTIVE FOLLY
The Tower of David Museum is organizing festive Hanukka activities for
the whole family. Join costumed actors in search of the lost Temple
treasures and hear the story of Hanukka during the Festival of Lights.
Also see the ballista stones from the times of the Maccabees and
participate in a huge snakes-and-ladders game, art and crafts,
storytelling, spinning tops, games and music.
Runs Tuesday through next Thursday, www.towerofdavid.org.il