Electric blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker.
(photo credit: PR)
1. FILM: WHEN HOLLYWOOD SAW RED
2. MUSIC: CLEAN-CUT CROONER
The biopic Trumbo tells the story of Dalton Trumbo, a top Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted for refusing to cooperate with the US Congress’s anti- Communist witch-hunt during the Cold War. With Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, John Goodman.
Legendary pop crooner Pat Boone has been to Israel often as an evangelical supporter of the country, but next week the 81-year-old American icon will make his musical debut here. Boone is ranked as the highest selling artist of the 1950s after Elvis. His hits include “Speedy Gonzales,” “Ain’t That a Shame” “The Exodus Song” and “April Love.”
Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv. Tickets: www.eventim.co.il 3. MUSIC: SINGING THE BLUES
Electric blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker, one of the preeminent bluesmen of his generation, isn’t afraid to mix things up, with generous dollops of gospel, r&b and rock ’n’ roll. In 2013, he was inducted into The Blues Hall of Fame.
Performing both acoustically and electrically, the 66-year-old musician will be accompanied by local barnburners The Blues Rebels.
Friday, 10 p.m., Hemdat Yamim, Upper Galilee; Saturday, 9 p.m., Shablul Jazz Club, Tel Aviv Port. Tickets: www.shabluljazz.com
4. MUSIC: LOCAL QUEEN OF SOUL
Known as Israel’s First Lady of Soul, Ester Rada has a savvy mix of Ethiopian jazz, R&B and funk that has captured hearts around the globe. Her debut 2013 EP “Life Happens” showcased her powerful, soulful voice. Her recent EP, “I Wish,” features her interpretation of four songs associated with Nina Simone.
Saturday, 8:15 p.m., Zappa, Tel Aviv. Tickets: www.zappa-club.co.il
5. DANCE: THREE’S THE CHARM
Eleven years after its premiere, Ohad Naharin’s Shalosh (Three) is still attracting audiences. The renowned choreographer of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company devised the ballet in three parts: Bellus, Humus and Secus, in which 17 dancers explore the stage with an almost animal physicality. The music includes selections by Brian Eno and The Beach Boys, as well as Bach’s Goldberg Variations.Tonight, 9 p.m. and Friday, 2 p.m., Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. Info: www.batsheva.co.il 6. BALLET: FROM RUSSIA WITH IRINA
The Ballet Theater of St. Petersburg presents two classical productions, Swan Lake and Giselle, featuring Irina Kolesnikova, one of today’s leading ballerinas. The company has earned a following all over the globe. Tuesday through March 10 around the country. Tickets and info: www.israelopera.co.il 7. OPERA: YOU CAN HANDEL IT
The Estonian National Opera performs Handel’s Rinaldo, conducted by Andres Mustonen. Composed in 1711, Rinaldo was the first Italian-language opera written for the London stage. The story of love, battle and redemption set in the time of the First Crusade is loosely based on Torquato Tasso’s epic poem Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered).Monday, 8 p.m., Opera House, 19 Shaul Hamelech, Tel Aviv. Tickets: www.israelopera.co.il 8. EXHIBITIONS: THE ART OF FOOD
“Colorfood” is an artistic project by Israeli food photographer Dan Lev, using food to display the creativity of chefs, inspired by color, the ingredient that best represents it. The aim of “Colorfood” is to represent through images the creative process behind each dish that will be served: the inspiration, the experimentation, the mixing – and the tasting. Sponsored by Galil Mountain Winery, the event features popular Israeli chefs such as David Frenkel, Yossi Shitrit and Yuval Ben-Neriah.
Today through Saturday, Hangar 6, Hatachana Complex, Tel Aviv 9. EXHIBITIONS: UNEARTHING HISTORY
The Israel Museum’s exhibition “Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story” tells the story of the rich cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. The exhibition features more than 680 ancient artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt, such as royal victory steles, anthropoid coffins, scarabs and amulets, revealing the traditions, rituals and esthetics of the two cultures and theira mutual influence.Opens March 4, Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Info: www.imj.org.il 10. FESTIVAL: WOMEN TO THE CORE
This year’s Holon International Women’s Festival takes place March 10 through 12 in various locations in the city. The theme, Identity and Otherness, is expressed through theater, dance, cinema, music and more. HIWF opens with a free gala performance on the Mediatheque Plaza that incorporates music, video art and more. The performers include the Ra’anana Choir from Jaffa, flamenco artist Adva Yirmiyahu and Spanish singer Alicia Acuna. Highlights include appearances by Gila Almagor, Lea Koenig and Liora Rivlin.Info: www.womanfestival.co.il