Out and About: Top 10 things to do

New York indie rockers Interpol will be making their Israel debut this week at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds.

By COMPILED BY SHAWN RODGERS
August 26, 2011 10:13
4 minute read.
New York indie rockers Interpol

New York indie rockers Interpol 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

FILM

1. COWBOYS AND ALIENS

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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.

FESTIVAL

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.

www.jcmf.org.il


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