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1. THE MASTER
Thomas Anderson’s film The Master stars Joaquin Phoenix as a
psychologically damaged war veteran who finds himself working for
Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic figure who is
building his own religion. Also starring Amy Adams and Laura Dern.At selected cinemas throughout the country.
2. NORWEGIAN FILM WEEK
cinema has not only had local success but has also triumphed in the
international arena, receiving praise from critics, film festivals and
Norwegian Film Week will showcase new
works by some of the most prominent filmmakers of Nor-Wave (the
Norwegian New Wave). Films include Joachim Trier’s Oslo, August 31st.
The program offers a variety of subjects and provides a broad
representation of Norwegian culture.
Runs until October 30 at cinematheques throughout the country.
3. ON THE FRINGE
the experimental Tel Aviv fringe theater company, is celebrating a year
of its festivals with a medley of events at the Tmuna Festival from
today until next Thursday.
On October 26 and 27, the theater will
host the Montefiore Music Festival, which will showcase the latest in
avant-garde music. In addition to dance pieces from AGenre and
IntimaDance, there will be three premieres and a piece from Berlin.
There will also be music at the Tmuna bar nightly from 10 during the
festival, with such entertainers as Dikla and Dana Vishinski.www.tmu-na.org.il BALLET
4. TRA LA LA
As far as operas go, they don’t get much bigger or better than Verdi’s La Traviata.
taking on this massive masterpiece, Argentinean choreographer Inaki
Urlezaga strove to keep origin and authenticity in mind with every step.
His ballet rendition of the opera will take the stage at the Tel Aviv
Performing Arts Center this month as part of the 2012-13 dance season.
the ballet version is not as linear as the opera, audiences can expect
to recognize most major plot developments in the dance.
Runs Monday through October 27, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center. For tickets or more information, visit www.israel-opera.co.il.
5. HIGH-BROW ENTERTAINMENT
Zohar, the stepdaughter of musician Ya’acov Rotblit, shifts among world
beats, rock, pop, soul, reggae, jazz and country elements in her music.
uses high-level Hebrew in her lyrics, as well as a smattering of words
from the Bible. Catch this talented musician as she performs songs from
her two albums. Between songs, Zohar will talk about her work, the
musical influence of her stepfather, and her mother’s death.Saturday, 10 p.m., The Zone-Ha’ezor, 13 Harechev Street, Tel Aviv, 054-446-7240.EXHIBITIONS
6. THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM
week, famed dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov will pay his third
visit to Israel. In an exhibition at the Suzanne Dellal Center entitled
“Dance My Way,” Baryshnikov’s photos of numerous international artists
will be on display for several days.
Throughout the course of his
long career in the limelight, he has collaborated with celebrated dance
artists from a wide range of movement genres. In recent years, he has
been known to arrive at the studio with a camera in tow. The exhibition
is open to the public and is free of charge.
Runs Wednesday through October 27, www.suzannedellal.org.il 4 October 18, 2012
7. ANNA’S VIENNA
in Brno, Moravia, in 1894, Anna Ticho lived and studied art in Vienna
until 1912, when she immigrated to Palestine. “Anna’s Vienna” explores
the visual and material culture to which Ticho was exposed during this
impressionable time in her life. On view are works by Anna Ticho
herself, as well as artwork by Joseph Hoffman, Gustav Klimt, Egon
Schiele and Michael Thonet.
Opens next Thursday, www.english.imjnet.org.il
8. STEP INSIDE
from Within is a three-day architecture fest in Jerusalem, offering a
broad range of constructed delights. Taking place all around the capital
next weekend, visitors can indulge their voyeuristic tendencies with
access to private apartments, urban villas, synagogues, churches and
public structures. All will open their doors – free of charge – to give
visitors a glimpse of the city’s various designs and architectural
history. Highlights include the Rockefeller Museum and the Austrian
Runs October 25 through 27, www.batimjerusalem.org
9. IT’S A BIRD’S LIFE
Hotel in the Hula Valley has organized a Bird Migration Festival with
activities for the whole family. Meet migrating birds, learn about the
dangers they face on their journey, and take part in a hands-on ringing
demonstration and bird identification workshops in the field. Other
activities include games, crafts and nature walks.
Runs October 25 through 27, www.hagoshrim-hotel.co.il
10. RUN, TEL AVIV, RUN!
all those sporty night owls out there, Nike is sponsoring a 10-
kilometer nocturnal race on October 30 that begins at Rabin Square in
Tel Aviv and continues south along Ibn Gvirol Street and the center of
town. Similar events will take place in 200 other cities around the
world. The race begins at 8 p.m.
For more info and registration, visit www.nikerunning.co.il.