New York indie rockers Interpol 311.
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1. COWBOYS AND ALIENS
A spaceship arrives in Arizona in 1873 to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and native Indians is all that stands in the aliens’ way. Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde. Directed by Jon Favreau.At selected cinemas throughout the country.EXHIBIT 2. IT’S ABOUT TIME
The Israel Museum presents Christian Marclay’s video work The Clock. On loan from the artist, this internationally acclaimed masterwork of video art is composed of thousands of film excerpts illuminating the passage of time. Marclay extracted each of these moments from its original context to form a 24-hour montage that unfolds according to his reconstruction in real time.
The Clock premiered in London last year and has since been presented in New York, Los Angeles, Venice and Moscow.Ongoing at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, (02) 670-8811.3. EUREKA!
In a new exhibition, “Inventions, Inc.,” the Bloomfield Science Museum is spotlighting the most important inventions in Israel’s history. The exhibition features innovations in the fields of alternative energy and energy saving (such as a solar power station and wind turbine), agriculture and food, medicine (robotic surgery) and many other areas, including communications, security and games. Alongside these exhibits and activities, the museum auditorium is featuring Imagination Island, a light-hearted performance produced by the Incubator Theater.THEATER 4. TWO’S COMPANY
Habimah Theater presents Neil Simon’s classic Broadway play and movie The Odd Couple. The plot revolves around two divorced men (played by Eli Yatzpan and Ya’acov Cohen) who rent an apartment together. One leads a wild and disorganized life, while the other is obsessive about order and cleanliness. Their differences and the resulting friction results in a wild comedy that leads to the conclusion that divorce is no picnic. In Hebrew.Tonight, 8:30 p.m., www.habima.co.il MUSIC 5. MIDDLE EAST BLUES
One of Israel’s most respected musicians, Ehud Banai, was one of the first artists to attempt to incorporate traditional Middle Eastern motifs into Western-style rock music. Now catch him as he performs songs from his most recent album, Drops of the Night, as well as hits from previous albums at the Zappa Shuni Amphitheater. NIS 149.Tonight, 8:30 p.m., Jabotinsky Park, Binyamina. (03) 762-6666.6. BIG APPLE BYTES
New York indie rockers Interpol will be making their Israel debut this
week at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds. With their Joy Division- influenced
sound, singer Paul Banks’s deep, somber tones and a penchant for dark,
atmospheric sounds and equally dark suits, the band has at times been
mistaken for being British. The popular quartet has released four albums
since its 2002 debut Turn on the Bright Lights, which was included in
many best-of end-of-theyear lists.Tuesday, 10 p.m., eventim.co.il 7. PLAYING IT LIKE IT IS
Experience the latest musical project from Ben Draiman. Heavily
influenced by the likes of David Gray, Coldplay and Evanescence, his
music is a piano-based ballad-oriented sound. An intense musical
adventure of original rock ballads and familiar covers featuring the
musical talents of Shai Baruch (guitar) and David Flagler (guitar). NIS
35.Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. AACI Building, 37 Pierre Koenig Street. (02) 566-1181.MIXED BAG
8. JUST PLAIN BATTY
Ever wondered about the origin of Bruce Wayne’s alter ego? For one night
only, national parks across the country will illuminate the public
about the way bats live and their needs with presentations, exhibitions
and bat walks, often offering the opportunity to listen to bat sounds
with the support of ultrasound technology. This is part of European Bat
Night, which is taking place in more than 30 countries.Saturday throughout the country (03) 613-5284 or www.eurobats.org 9. SEASIDE SALES
Throughout September, the Tel Aviv Port is hosting a starlit market
every Tuesday and Thursday night. Choose from more than 80 stands
selling everything from crafts, artwork, books and children’s toys to
fashion and housewares. Entrance free.6 p.m. to 2 a.m., Tel Aviv Port, Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
10. CHAMBER MEETING
The 10th annual Chamber Music Festival takes place at Jerusalem’s YMCA.
This year, the festival celebrates many significant music anniversaries,
providing the opportunity to hear, one after the other, the masterworks
of Mahler, Liszt and more. In addition, new works have been specially
commissioned by the festival by German composer Matthias Pintscher
(pictured).Runs September 3 through 16, 26 King David Street.