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Techno electronic whiz Moby is among the international luminaries that have been booked to perform at this year’s Pic.nic 2011 music festival.

By COMPILED BY SHAWN RODGERS
July 8, 2011 08:27
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Moby. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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FILM

1. ‘BRIDESMAIDS’

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Director Paul Feig and producer Judd Apatow team up again for this comedy that stars Kristen Wiig as Annie, a romantically unattached failed bakery owner who fears she’s losing her BFF, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), the best thing in her life, when Lillian announces she’s gotten engaged.

At selected cinemas throughout the country.

DANCE

2. MEET ‘BILL’

With a strong character, a quirky sense of humor and a big heart, Bill makes a memorable first impression. But Bill is not a man.

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Bill is the Batsheva Dance Company’s criticallly acclaimed production by house choreographer Sharon Eyal. Bill is strongly empowered by close collaboration with top lighting designer Avi Yona Bueno and musician Ori Lichtig, a renowned DJ and one of the founders of the local techno scene.

Tonight, 9, Suzanne Dellal Center, Rehov Yehieli 5, Tel Aviv, (03) 510-5656.

KIDS

3. CHILDREN’S GAMES

The Noa Dar Dance Company is staging a production based on Flemish artist Pieter Brueghel’s masterpiece Children’s Games.

The performance focuses on and magnifies the microcosms of the playground. The atmosphere shifts rapidly between violence, friendship, fantasy and humor. This multidisciplinary production involves dance, live music, acting, circus and video. A must for children of all ages, as well as for adults.

Saturday, 11:30 a.m., Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv, (03) 510-5656.

THEATER

4. ETHICS OF A FATHER

The Haifa Theater presents its production of Arthur Miller’s classic American play All My Sons. Initially seen on Broadway in 1947, the play was Miller’s first Broadway hit. It concerns businessman Joe Keller whose factory supplied defective cylinder parts to the military, resulting in the deaths of 21 pilots during World War II. Yet it was his business partner who went to jail for the mistake. In Hebrew.

Starts Saturday and runs through July 23, www.ht1.co.il

MUSIC

5. DECKING IT OUT

Singer/actress Yael Deckelbaum has adapted her rich alto voice to a blues/country style, which has lent itself to many songs originally sung by Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, as well as jazz/soul numbers from the likes of Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday.

However, her favorite is Janis Joplin, and she never gives a performance without including at least one Joplin song. Catch Deckelbaum as she performs some original material, as well as many popular folk/country songs. NIS 60.

Tonight, 10:30, The Third Ear, 48 King George Street, Tel Aviv, (03) 621-5220.

6. MAD ABOUT MOBY

Techno electronic whiz Moby is among the international luminaries that have been booked to perform at this year’s Pic.nic 2011 music festival. A true musical eclectic, his 1999 album Play sold more than 10 million copies, and a slew of his songs have appeared in film soundtracks and TV commercials.

After lying low for a while, Moby’s on the comeback trail with a new album, Destroyed, and a tour that will bring him to Israel, along with famed DJs Kruder and Dorfmeister.

Tuesday, Tel Aviv Exhibition Grounds, www.shuki.co.il

EXHIBITION

7. PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Employing a multitude of media, Canadian artist Rodney Graham’s works reflect his fascination with the cultural and intellectual environment of the 19th century.

His wide-ranging art frequently engages with technologies of the past: literary, psychological, and musical texts, optical devices, and film. This exhibition brings together four consummate examples of Graham’s work, representing different disciplines (video, photography, and drawing).

Ongoing at Ticho House, Rehov Harav Kook 9, Jerusalem, (02) 624-5068.

MIXED BAG

8. TRAIN OF THOUGHT

A two-week run of The Jewish Theater of Sweden’s unique production of Steve Reich’s Different Trains will take place in the Tower of David Museum’s Kishle, an impressive 450-meter arched structure, which served as a prison during Ottoman times. Different Trains is a piece in three movements written for a string quartet and interwoven with recorded spoken voices.

The Fleshquartet will perform this piece amid an original glass installation by artist Ann Wahlstrom that will feature large glass drops and special lighting units.

Runs through July 21, www.towerofdavid.org.il

UPCOMING

9. KING OF THE STRINGS

Kaki King is a feisty, fivefoot, funny, outspoken Atlanta transplant who now lives in New York, a city whose energy is almost equal to her own. She also happens to be one of the most exciting solo guitarist/composers to have come along in decades.

Named the first female on Rolling Stone’s “guitar god” list, catch King as she plays one concert at Tel Aviv’s trendy Barby Club.

Next Thursday, 10 p.m., Rehov Kibbutz Galuyot 52, (03) 518-8123.

MIXED BAG

10. A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

Contact Point presents an amazing line-up of exciting one-time encounters between artworks and artists, in conjunction with the Jerusalem Season of Culture. Throughout the night, Israel Museum-goers will have the opportunity to experience artistic encounters in dance, music, word and performance that respond directly to the museum’s art and architecture. The evening culminates in a magical Wi Party – a wireless headphone party in complete silence under the open sky.

Next Thursday, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., www.jerusalemseason.com

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