Out and about: Top 10 things to do

Hyde Park on Hudson sheds light on a hidden affair; Fatoumata Diawara performs her concert Mali to Paris in Holon.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
February 28, 2013 09:05
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Hyde Park on Hudson

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1. FILM
GET SMITTEN




Discover the little-known story of the love affair between Franklin D. Roosevelt and his distant cousin Margaret “Daisy” Suckley, in the comedy-drama Hyde Park on Hudson . The events center around the weekend in 1939 when King George VI of England and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, visited the US president’s country estate in Hyde Park, New York. Starring Bill Murray and Laura Linney.

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2. MUSIC
DON’T DESERT THE BLUES


Yair Dalal, internationally renowned as an outstanding oud and violin player, per- forms Blues for the Desert – songs and instrumental segments inspired by the desert, the Middle East and the blues.

Thursday at 8:30, Confederation House, 6 Emile Botta Street, Jerusalem, (02) 624-5206

3.
BECOME INFATUATED WITH THE AFRICAN BEAT


Fatoumata Diawara performs her concert Mali to Paris at the annual International Women’s Festival in Holon. Diawara, who was born and raised in Mali, became a leading international musician with her debut album Fatou in 2011, performing African rhythm combined with contemporary jazz.

Friday at 10 p.m. at the Holon Theater


4.
JOIN THE ZUCKERMANS




Renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman will be joined by his daughter, soprano Arianna Zukerman, for the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra’s next series, starting Tuesday. On the program are works by Mozart, Mahler, Schubert and more.

March 5,6 and 7, Smolarsh Hall, Tel Aviv. March 8 at noon, Jerusalem Theater. March 10, Haifa Auditorium. For more concert dates, information and tickets go to www.ipo.co.il or call 1-700-703-030


5.
GET INTO A HEALTHY RHYTHM


Asaf Avidan, I Got the Hotties, Izabo, Marina Maximilian and Shai Dibo will appear in this year’s Take Me to the Riots, the annual rock con- cert for the Dolev Founda- tion, which pro- motes medical rights of the general public in Israel and provides free legal representation to patients struggling with the health system.

March 3 at 8 p.m., the Barby Club, Tel Aviv. Tickets available at the concert. Info: www.dolevfoundation.org

6.  ART
EXPLORE MIRÓ’S INSPIRATION


A new exhibition at the Israel Museum explores the recurring motif of Joan Miró’s Spanish Dancer . The exhibition takes as its starting point two works: Joan Miró’s Painting (Spanish Dancer), 1927 and his drawing Unti- tled (Spanish Dancer), 1924. The 15 works on display, from the museum’s collection and on loan from international institutions and private collections, draw on symbols and imagery recurrent in Miró’s body of work and are rendered through a profu- sion of artistic styles.

On view through June 29.

7. THEATER
TRAVEL BACK TO OLD JERUSALEM


The Axelrods plan a relaxing vacation in Cancun but some- thing happens, and instead they find themselves in ancient Jerusalem. Ah, Jerusalem is an original musical written and directed by Bernie Kukoff.

Sunday at 8 p.m., in English, at Beit Shmuel, Jerusalem, (02) 620-3461.

8. KIDS
JOIN THE TREASURE HUNT


The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem invites families to go on a treasure hunt that will take them through the museum’s exhibi- tions, ending in the Family Activity Room. The program is appropriate for the Shabbat observant by purchasing tickets in advance.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for ages 4+. In Hebrew: NIS 20; NIS 18 for museum members. Free admission for children under 18 on Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays. Museum Row, 25 Avraham Granot Street, Jerusalem, (02) 561- 1066; www.blmj.org

9. ART
PARTICIPATE IN THE ART OF SUPPORT


Lehem Veshoshanim (Bread and Roses), a spe- cial art sale for International Woman’s Day, will take place in Tel Aviv. Now in its 10th year, the annual art exhibition raises funds for Ma’an, an organization that promotes fair employment of Arab women in Israel. Some 700 works by some of Israel’s top artists will be sold at a 10 per- cent reduction.

March 8 and 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kastiel As Is art space, 2 Moshe Maor Street, Tel Aviv.

10. KIDS
OPEN THE VOICE BOX


The Opera Hour for Children, in the foyer of the Opera House, con- tinues with Mozart’s Magic Box , where two sisters enter a magical forest and discover the world of opera. For ages three to eight.

March 10 at 5 p.m. March 28 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., the Opera House, Tel Aviv, (03) 692-7777.



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