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1. ‘DJANGO UNCHAINED’
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Quentin Tarantino’s new film has already received rave reviews and is nominated for five Academy Awards.
Starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson. At theaters around the country THEATER
2. JOSEPH IS BACK
The Zarkor Theater presents a new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the hit musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Timothy Rice. Directed by Rosa Hauden.
The next performance will be on January 30 at the Gerard Behar Center in Jerusalem.For tickets, call *6226.
3. SATURDAY IN JERUSALEM
What is there to do in Jerusalem on Shabbat? The Mashu Mashu theater group offers an alternative solution for the secular citizens of the city. This weekend, they will stage the cabaret performance End of the World, a musical satire.Saturday at 5 p.m. at Beit Taylor, 23 Zangwill Street, Kiryat Hayovel
4. A SCOTTISH CELEBRATION
The Scottish Hotel in Tiberias is hosting what has become a tradition – the Burns Supper. On the program is the traditional Burns Supper Scottish menu, as well as men in kilts, singing, poetry readings and many bottles of Glenfiddich whisky. Hosts are comedians Guri Alfi (pictured) and Roy Bar-Nathan, as well as the Celtic band Brios.Today and tomorrow. For more details, call (04) 671-0710; www.scotshotels.co.il
5. FASHIONABLE PLANTS
The Ramat Aviv shopping mall is hosting a show for Tu Bishvat that features 40 plants in pots that are made from recycled materials.
The potted plants in the exhibition, sponsored by Kastiel Design, are outfitted in stylish objects, all ready-made, ecological and recycled. In the picture, a pot dressed in remnants from evening wear by Tamar Ziv.
Until February 12 at 40 Einstein Street, Tel Aviv ART
6. JAZZY PAINTINGS
An exhibition entitled The Spectacle of Lea Nikel presents 50 works by the acclaimed Israeli artist from 1953 to 2005, the year she died. The main motif of the show is her jazz-like improvisations. At the exhibition opening, guitarist Yaron Deutsch and the Nikel Ensemble chamber quartet will perform.Opens tonight at 8 at the Chelouche Gallery of Contemporary Art, 7 Mazeh Street, Tel Aviv. Until March 2.
7. IMAGES OF BUENOS AIRES
Gina Gallery’s new exhibition Jorgelina Flores: Heartbeats of a City
presents works by the prominent naïve artist. The paintings in the exhibition concentrate on the everyday life in the streets and port of Buenos Aires.
Characters in costumes often appear in Flores’s works, be they at a massive wedding in a Gothic church, at a chic cocktail reception, on the set of a movie… or at the opening of an art gallery.Until February 15, Gina Gallery of International Naive Art, 255 Dizengoff Street, Tel Aviv. Sunday to Thursday noon to 9 p.m.; Friday and holiday eves 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
8. UNEXPOSED PAMELA
Art lovers will not want to miss the pre-museum show of works by acclaimed American-born artist Pamela Levy, who lived in Jerusalem and died in 2004 at age 55. On exhibit will be many of her works that had never been displayed. This is an opportunity for the artist’s fans to view and purchase works that were kept in the family’s collection.Opens next Thursday at Studio 211, 14 Hat’hiya Street, 2nd floor, Tel Aviv
9. MOTHERS’ ALBUM
A new photo exhibition is the result of work done by 10 mothers of adult autistic children. “I called it a mum workshop,’ as sometimes we feel like shouting ‘Mum!’” says the workshop developer and curator Shai Ginott, the mother of a 17-year-old autistic daughter. “We edited the albums, reselecting the pictures that were significant for us, and each woman created her own ‘motherhood album.’” The hundreds of photographs that were brought to the workshop as products and featured in the personal albums became the raw material for the exhibition.Until March 31, Beit Mizrahi Tefahot, 7 Jabotinsky Street, Ramat Gan. Free.KIDS
10. ILLUSTRIOUS ILLUSTRATIONS
Chihiro Iwasaki (1918-1974), one of Japan’s most beloved illustrators, a prize-winning, widely published artist throughout her 30-year career, not only drew for children, but they were also her favorite subject. She painted with a confidence that reflected her expertise in both Japanese Sumi-e ink painting and Western aquarelle. The exhibition is entitled Observation.Opens tonight at 8 at the Hibino Gallery, 30 Yavne Street, Tel Aviv. Until February 28. Free. www.hibino.co.il