(photo credit: courtesy)
Thrown into hell for his crimes, brutal felon John Milton
(Nicolas Cage) escapes from the fiery pit after cultists murder his daughter and
take her baby. Intent on rescuing the child, Milton joins forces with a waitress
(Amber Heard), who gives him her ex-lover’s firered muscle car. In it, the two
pursue the cult leader, who plans to sacrifice the infant and unleash hell on
Earth.At selected cinemas throughout the country
THE JOYS OF
ADG Europe and TNT Britain present their stage version of Ken Kesey’s
bestselling 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Upon arrival at a mental
institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients together to take on the
oppressive Nurse Ratched, a woman more a dictator than a nurse. In English.
Directed by Paul Stebbings.Runs Tuesday through March 25 throughout the
country, www.zoa.co.il or www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il
3.GO GREASED LIGHTNING
Experience a blast as Merkaz Hamagshimim Hadassah’s Center Stage Theater
together with Encore Theater Company presents its production of Grease, the
classic Broadway musical and film from the 1970s that paid tribute to Chicago
teen culture from the 1950s. So go TBirds and Pink Ladies! In
English.Runs Tuesday through March 30, Masorti School, Rehov Betar 8,
Arnona, Jerusalem, 052-6039115.
4. MIXED BAG FEELING GREEN
Over at Mike’s
Place they are saving their Purim costumes for the weekend, and honoring St.
Patrick today, with green beer, fun, and and a DJ playing traditional Irish
music. Come celebrate the luck of the Irish with staff dressed in green as well
as makeup artists from Guinness.Tonight, 33 Jaffa Road, Jerusalem,
5. IT’S A BIRD’S LIFE
Eilat plays host to the fifth annual
International Spring Migration Festival. The program is timed to coincide with
the peak week of Israel’s spring migration. Activities include free guided daily
tours to the best birding hot spots in the southern Arava, a hands-on ringing
demonstration and bird identification workshops in the field.
through March 27, www.eilatbirdsfestival.com.
6. PURIM ADLOYADA
country’s largest Purim celebration takes to the streets of Holon once again.
This year’s Adloyada parade has “love your neighbor as yourself” as its theme.
Thousands of flowers and balloons sculpted and shaped as animals, insects and
plant life; 4,000 marchers from across the country; hundreds of entertainers,
including acrobats, jugglers, dancers, drummers, gymnasts, musicians, street
actors and graffiti artists; and an array of giant floats are just some of the
antics in store.Sunday at noon. Visit www.holon.muni.il or call (03)
501-1111 for details.
7. MOSHAV MADNESS
What happens when you combine Bob
Dylan, Shlomo Carlebach, and Neil Young? The answer is The Moshav
The band’s blend of rock, folk, reggae and Middle Eastern music has
achieved success not only in Israel but also in America, where the group was
recently on tour. Brothers Yehuda, Meir and Yosef Solomon, as well as friend
David Swirsky, grew up in Moshav Mevo Modi’im, the birthplace of many popular
To date the band has appeared with the rapper Matisyahu,
among others, and has drawn comparisons to Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews Band.
Join these talented musicians for a special Purim concert at Jerusalem’s The
Lab. NIS 80/90.Sunday, 10 p.m., Derech Hebron 28, www.maabada.org.il
8. PURIM RHYTHM
The Tower of David Museum invites parents and children to a Purim
celebration of rhythm and music, creativity and humor in a workshop led by the
Mayumana performing arts group.
The ancient citadel will be brought to
life with Mayumana rhythm and dance, movement and music from sticks, buckets,
cans and percussion performed using your own body as the instrument! Monday,
10:30, 12, 2 and 3, www.towerofdavid.org.il
will swoon over the return of the National Dance Company of Spain, which under
the artistic leadership of Nacho Duato during this decade has become one of
Europe’s top dance ensembles. The Spaniards will perform three of Duato’s most
prominent works including Forms of Silence and Emptiness.
Don’t miss this
Iberian treat.Runs Tuesday through next Friday, TAPAC,
10. UPCOMING SPORT
ON YOUR MARKS...
The city of
Jerusalem is proud to host the first Jerusalem International Marathon. Thousands
of runners from Israel and abroad will take part in the sports celebration
shared by the city’s residents and guests. The marathon track will cross the
city from north to south in three races and will pass through the city’s main
traffic arteries.Next Friday, www.jerusalemmarathon.co.il