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1. TAKE THIS WALTZ
Michelle Williams plays 28-year-old Margot, happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), a good natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable. Warmly human, funny and bittersweet, the film deftly avoids romantic clichés and paints an unusually true and unsentimental portrait of adult relationships. With Sarah Silverman. MUSIC
2. CELEBRATE THE END OF SUMMER
Five DJs, four bands, four stages and four streets – that is how Jerusalem youth will celebrate the end of summer tomorrow, with Reef Cohen (pictured), Perfect Strangers, Loud, Trance Nation, Rhythm Stage and more. The event will take place in Jerusalem between Heleni Hamalka and Horkanus streets, starting at 3:45 p.m. Free admission.
3. GET ZAPPED
Brass virtuoso Amir Gwirtzman and vocalist Mano Galo of Zap Mama (from The Ivory Coast) present a concert of their new Duo Project. Gwirtzman, a one-man band who plays more than 20 instruments, is a longtime collaborator of Galo’s (pictured), a vocalist, bassist and composer. Together, they promise an evening of “two opposites who create a whole.”
Next Thursday at 9:30 p.m., Shablul Jazz, Tel Aviv Port, Hangar 13 (03) 546- 1891. (Joe Voets) CLASSICAL
4. FOLLOW THE FLUTE
World-renowned flutist Emmanuel Pahud returns to the opening concerts of the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival for the 15th time for two concerts, playing works by Debussy, Tchaikovsky and others.Saturday at 8:15 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the YMCA. The International Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival takes place September 1 to 15 at the YMCA auditorium.For a full program, go to www.jcmf.org.il THEATER
5. DISCOVER SECRETS FROM JAPAN
A kabuki theater show, lecture and demonstration will be performed within the framework of the Israel Museum’s exhibition “Crossplay: Male Actors, Female Roles in Kabuki Theater.”
A troupe of male kabuki actors demonstrate the distinctive style of kabuki acting dressed in magnificent costumes and made up to look like women, exposing the secrets behind this form of theater. At the end of the performance, there will be a tour of the exhibition.The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, the Springer Auditorium. Today at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m. Museum members NIS 75; nonmembers NIS 85 ART
6. INSPIRED BY KABBALA
Artist Ester Genasia devotes her time to studying Kabbala. Her new exhibition, “Colorful Language,” is devoted to the Hebrew letters, including Kabbala combinations and quotes from the Holy Scriptures.The exhibition is open weekdays from September 6, at the Shimshon Center Beit Shmuel, Jerusalem.DANCE
7. SPIRALING INTO CONTROL
The Vertigo Dance troupe has returned from a successful international tour to perform Mana, the company’s new work, at the Suzanne Dellal Center.
Choreographed by Noa Wertheim, the work is focused on the line separating in and out, reframing the place of the individual in his or her life framework, using the spiral shape as a way to cleanse energies and enhance self-acceptance.Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. Tuesday at 9 p.m. (03) 510-5656. NIS 100-120.KIDS
8. MEET THE WITCH
A fun-filled adventure, “The Witch Across the Street” is a story about three kids who decide to fight the neighborhood’s witch and end up discovering truths about friendship and prejudice.September 1 at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Holon Mediatheque, (03) 502-1555 UPCOMINGFUND-RAISER
9. DANCING TO HELP OUR CHILDREN
Dozens of choreographers and dancers of flamenco and Eastern dance will perform in a gala evening dedicated to raising funds for underprivileged children in Israel. The Mediterranean Journey of Dance for the kids of Bama Lehaim is held under the auspices of the Moving in Peace organization, September 20 at 8:30 p.m., The Jerusalem Theater. For more details, go to www.movinginpeace.org KIDS
10. UNLEASH YOUR IMAGINATION
The acclaimed theater group Ruth Kener performs its first play for children, The Way There (Haderech Leshama). In their very special way, they present stories from the Israeli classics, including Bialik, Shlonsky and Dalia Rabikovich. The performance expresses children’s longing to follow their dreams and explore their boundaries, discovering what lies beyond the familiar world.September 29 at 11 a.m. at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, (03) 607-7020.