Out and About: Top 10 things to do

Top 10 things to do the week of April 19, 2012.

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April 18, 2012 16:24

 
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FILM:

1. SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN

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When Britain’s leading fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) is approached by a consultant (Emily Blunt) to help realize a sheikh’s (Amr Waked) vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert, he immediately thinks the project is absurd and unachievable.

At selected cinemas throughout the country.

MUSIC:

2. IN REMEMBRANCE

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra performs a Holocaust Remembrance Day concert tonight, playing Viktor Ullmann’s Symphony No. 2. Ullmann was a successful composer who worked and died in Theresienstadt concentration camp. Guy Feder (pictured) will conduct, and pianist Daniel Gortler will play Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2.



Tonight, 8, Jerusalem Theater, Henry Crown Hall. Call 1-700-70-4000.

3. PIANO DELIGHTS

The Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra hosts renowned conductor Christoph von Dohnányi (pictured) and cellist Marie-Elizabeth Hecker for concerts in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem. On the program are Schuman’s Concerto for Cello and Symphony No. 2 and the Manfred overture. Hecker will also play a chamber concert on Saturday at 5 p.m. in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Tonight, 8:30, and Sunday, 8:30 p.m. at the Haifa Auditorium. Saturday, 9 p.m. at the Smolarsh Auditorium in Tel Aviv. Monday, 8:30 p.m. at Binyenei Ha’uma in Jerusalem.

Call 1-700-703-030 for tickets.

4. JAZZ ITALIAN STYLE

Jazz fans will be introduced to 38-year-old Italian jazz pianist Mirko Signorile, who fronts a trio of compatriots that includes double bass player Giorgio Vendola and drummer Fabio Accardi, with Tel Aviv Jazz Festival veteran saxophonist Roberto Ottaviano as part of the Israeli Opera’s jazz series. The repertoire will incorporate diverse material, such as numbers from Signorile’s 2009 release Clessidra (Hourglass) and some from his forthcoming album La primavera del 2012, as well as Signorile’s readings of songs originally written in Hebrew and Yiddish.

Tomorrow, 9:30 p.m. at the Opera House in Tel Aviv. For tickets and more information: (03) 692-7777 and www.israel-opera.co.il PRAYERS OF OUR FATHERS The Tower of David Museum presents a special concert in which actor and television host Guy Zoaretz, together with his brother, musician Roy, will perform Ladino songs and melodies from their childhood experiences of the synagogue of their father and grandfather. Zoaretz tells their story through much-loved songs and prayers in Ladino and Hebrew, starting with the expulsion of Jews from Spain, continuing until their parents’ arrival in Israel. NIS 60-75 Tomorrow, 1:30 p.m., www.towerofdavid.org.il THEATER BRIDGING DIFFERENCES French writer and dramaturge Valère Novarina, manager of the European workshop for translation, will be the honorary guest of an evening devoted to his master works in and about theater.

The evening, a co-production of the Nissan Nativ Studio and the Jewish-Arab Theater in Jaffa, will be held at the Arab-Hebrew Cultural Center in Jaffa. Actors will read and perform excerpts from his plays in French, Arabic and Hebrew. The evening is sponsored by the French Embassy.

Monday, 8 p.m., Arab-Hebrew Cultural Center, Jaffa DANCE SLATED TO PERFORM The Batsheva Dance Company has added more performance dates to its successful new program, which consists of two works – Tabula Rasa by Ohad Naharin and Lost Cause by Sharon Eyal and Guy Bechar.

April 20-23 at 9 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv and May 3 at the Jerusalem Theater. NIS 130-150. www.batsheva.co.il

5. PRAYERS OF OUR FATHERS

The Tower of David Museum presents a special concert in which actor and television host Guy Zoaretz, together with his brother, musician Roy, will perform Ladino songs and melodies from their childhood experiences of the synagogue of their father and grandfather. Zoaretz tells their story through much-loved songs and prayers in Ladino and Hebrew, starting with the expulsion of Jews from Spain, continuing until their parents’ arrival in Israel. NIS 60-75 Tomorrow, 1:30 p.m., www.towerofdavid.org.il THEATER BRIDGING DIFFERENCES French writer and dramaturge Valère Novarina, manager of the European workshop for translation, will be the honorary guest of an evening devoted to his master works in and about theater.

The evening, a co-production of the Nissan Nativ Studio and the Jewish-Arab Theater in Jaffa, will be held at the Arab-Hebrew Cultural Center in Jaffa. Actors will read and perform excerpts from his plays in French, Arabic and Hebrew. The evening is sponsored by the French Embassy.

Monday, 8 p.m., Arab-Hebrew Cultural Center, Jaffa DANCE SLATED TO PERFORM The Batsheva Dance Company has added more performance dates to its successful new program, which consists of two works – Tabula Rasa by Ohad Naharin and Lost Cause by Sharon Eyal and Guy Bechar.

April 20-23 at 9 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv and May 3 at the Jerusalem Theater. NIS 130-150. www.batsheva.co.il

THEATER

6. BRIDGING DIFFERENCES

French writer and dramaturge Valère Novarina, manager of the European workshop for translation, will be the honorary guest of an evening devoted to his master works in and about theater.

The evening, a co-production of the Nissan Nativ Studio and the Jewish-Arab Theater in Jaffa, will be held at the Arab-Hebrew Cultural Center in Jaffa. Actors will read and perform excerpts from his plays in French, Arabic and Hebrew. The evening is sponsored by the French Embassy.

Monday, 8 p.m., Arab-Hebrew Cultural Center, Jaffa DANCE SLATED TO PERFORM The Batsheva Dance Company has added more performance dates to its successful new program, which consists of two works – Tabula Rasa by Ohad Naharin and Lost Cause by Sharon Eyal and Guy Bechar.

April 20-23 at 9 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv and May 3 at the Jerusalem Theater. NIS 130-150. www.batsheva.co.il 4 April 19, 2012

DANCE

7. SLATED TO PERFORM

The Batsheva Dance Company has added more performance dates to its successful new program, which consists of two works – Tabula Rasa by Ohad Naharin and Lost Cause by Sharon Eyal and Guy Bechar.

April 20-23 at 9 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv and May 3 at the Jerusalem Theater. NIS 130-150. www.batsheva.co.il

KIDS

8. FORCES OF NATURE

In celebration of Independence Day, The Bloomfield Museum of Science presents “On Natural and Supernatural Forces.” The program includes displays of artwork, interactive displays and demonstrations on natural forces, guided activities on animal instincts and building workshops for young children.

In the arts and crafts workshop, children can make rear-view spy sunglasses that allow the wearer to see what’s behind him or her, and then take them home as a souvenir.

Runs Wednesday and Thursday, www.mada.org.il/english ART PAPERWORK The Israel Museum’s Prints and Drawings collection has recently been enriched with works by the German-born British artist Frank Auerbach. A new exhibition that opens on Tuesday exposes these works to the public. On display are 20 portraits of Auerbach’s friends and relatives, including Lucien Freud, Leon Kossoff, R.B. Kitaj and Joe Tilson, painted between 1980 and 1998.

Opens April 24 at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem UPCOMING SUMMER IN THE WHITE CITY Music fans from all over will be arriving in Tel Aviv for the White City Music Festival, featuring an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, folk and rock ’n’ roll concerts by artists from Israel and around the world at the Tel Aviv Port. The festival will be hosted by Grammy Award-winning singer Bobby McFerrin (pictured) and showcase performances by such artists as the Rajasthani Josh Group, Goran Bregovic, Oi Va Voi, Renaud Garcia-Fons and Dr. L. Subramaniam.

Runs May 1 through 10, www.tlvmusic.com

ART

9. PAPERWORK

The Israel Museum’s Prints and Drawings collection has recently been enriched with works by the German-born British artist Frank Auerbach. A new exhibition that opens on Tuesday exposes these works to the public. On display are 20 portraits of Auerbach’s friends and relatives, including Lucien Freud, Leon Kossoff, R.B. Kitaj and Joe Tilson, painted between 1980 and 1998.

Opens April 24 at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

UPCOMING

10. SUMMER IN THE WHITE CITY

Music fans from all over will be arriving in Tel Aviv for the White City Music Festival, featuring an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, folk and rock ’n’ roll concerts by artists from Israel and around the world at the Tel Aviv Port. The festival will be hosted by Grammy Award-winning singer Bobby McFerrin (pictured) and showcase performances by such artists as the Rajasthani Josh Group, Goran Bregovic, Oi Va Voi, Renaud Garcia-Fons and Dr. L. Subramaniam.

Runs May 1 through 10, www.tlvmusic.com


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