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1. FILM: SOMEWHERE
3. ALL THOSE YEARS AGO
Roguish Hollywood star Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) finds his
debauched life of excess unexpectedly interrupted when his 11-yearold daughter
(Elle Fanning) shows up at the Chateau Marmont Hotel for an unscheduled visit.
Later, as father and daughter reconnect, Johnny begins to reassess his sordid
lifestyle. Writer/director- Sofia Coppola teams with brother Roman to produce a
film executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola.
At selected cinemas
throughout the country.
2. MUSIC: MAD ABOUT MOSH
Songwriter, musician and
composer Mosh Ben-Ari’s music is a celebration of groove and spirit, blending
rock, soul, reggae, and world music together with his rich, unique voice. To
date Ben-Ari has released three successful solo albums including 2004’s Israeli
gold album Derech. He also founded the world music ensemble Sheva, which
continues to tour the world, playing at the most prestigious music festivals.
Catch him as he performs many of his hits at Jerusalem’s The Lab. NIS
Tonight, 10 p.m., Derech Hebron 28, Jerusalem, (02)
Beit Avi Chai presents “Saturday Night –
Coming Home”: a concert series in which top Israeli musicians hark back to the
stories and music that have influenced their lives since childhood. With an
intimate ensemble and his unique rock ’n’ roll spirit, Eran Zur presents songs
from all his albums, including hits such as “Hu ve- Hi” and “Parparei Ta’atua.”
NIS 50.Saturday, 10 p.m., 44 King George Avenue, Jerusalem,
www.bac.org.il 4. SHAKE IT WITH SHABAK
Fronted by charismatic and insightful
lyricist Mook E, who went on to have a successful solo career and live for a
time in Jamaica, Shabak Samech dropped its first album in 1995, introducing
Hebrew hiphop to the masses, but disbanded in 2002 after releasing three discs
and a live album. Catch the colossally influential hip-hop/rock/reggae band from
Yavne, often credited for bringing Israeli hip-hop out of the underground, as it
performs at Tel Aviv’s Barby Club.Tomorrow, 10:30 p.m., Rehov Kibbutz
Galuyot 52, (03) 518-8123.5. MIXED BAG: NO CHEN WITHOUT FIRE
oneman band, Chen Zimbalista uses his hands, feet and voice as he works the
marimba, vibraphone, drums, cymbals and numerous other percussion instruments.
His programs are taken from classical, blues, jazz and occasionally from rock.
Catch him as he performs his unique show at the Holon Theater.Saturday,
8:15 p.m., Rehov Kugel 11, www.hth.co.il.
6. FESTIVAL: FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD
Ever wanted to go to a certain restaurant but found it too expensive? Throw that
excuse out of the window this week as 60 of the country’s most popular kosher
restaurants participate in the annual Chef Tochal (a play on the phrase
“sit/chef and eat”) festival. During the festival each restaurant will offer a
special menu, at the delectable price of NIS 79, which includes hors d’oeuvre,
entree and dessert.
Runs Sunday through January 26 throughout the
country, www.chef-tochal.co.il 7. EXHIBITION: WRITING IN TONGUES
The Tower of David
Museum’s latest exhibition, Letters and More: Evolution of the Alphabet, tells
the story of text, its development across the ages, and the connection between
written language and Jerusalem. Although the exhibition looks back to the
dawn of written language, the technology used to tell the story is fully 21st
century, with highlights including an animated movie and a
create-your-own-hieroglyphic computer game.
Ongoing at Tower of David
Museum, www.towerofdavid.org.il 8. MOSTLY MOZART
The Israel Stage Orchestra presents a special children’s
production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, a fantasy tale of a prince who is given
a magic flute to aid him in his quest to save the queen’s daughter. Conducted by
Roni Porat. NIS 70.
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Tzoraa Music hall, (02)
9908676.9. UPCOMING DANCE: LET THERE BE LIGHT
Referring to an instrument of
light mentioned in the mystical text the Zohar, Vertigo Dance Company’s Mana is
a deeply theatrical piece involving two dancers. Musician Ran Bagno has created
an original score that blends elements of jazz with sounds from the Far
Next Thursday, 8:30 p.m., Ganei Tikva, (03) 737-5777,
10. UPCOMING SPORTS: EYE OF THE TIGER
The Israman competition
is one of the most demanding tests of human strength. This year’s competition
will feature a 3.8-km. swim, a 180-km. bike ride and a 42-km. run in the
mountains around Eilat. Athletes may also participate in the Half Israman
competition, which consists of a 1.9- km. swim, a 90-km. bike ride and a 21-km.
Next Friday, 8 a.m., www.israman.co.il.