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What to do this weekend and beyond.

August 6, 2016 11:03
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Disney on Ice

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In Matt Ross’s heart-warming new film Captain Fantastic, Viggo Mortensen plays a father determined to raise his children on his own terms. In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, he is devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education. But he is forced to leave his arboreal paradise and enter the “real” world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.


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Australian singer and songwriter Sia will perform her first concert in Israel. Sia has been active in the music industry for almost two decades, writing songs for the likes of Madonna, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Celine Dion and Rihanna, for whom she wrote the smash hit “Diamonds.”

She gained international success with her 2014 album 1,000 Forms of Fear, which featured the hits “Chandelier,” “Elastic Heart” and “Big Girls Cry.” She recently released her seventh album, This Is Acting, which she co-wrote with Adele.

August 11 at 7 p.m., Ganei Yehoshua Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv


As part of his Awake world tour, Julian Marley, the son of reggae legend Bob Marley, will perform with his band in Tel Aviv. Julian Marley’s fame has reached new heights with the success of his Grammy-nominated album Awake.

August 9 at 8:30 p.m., Barby Club, 52 Kibbutz Galuyot Street, Tel Aviv.


After winning the Tokyo International Competition, virtuoso pianist Ran Zemach returns to Israel with a series of piano recitals featuring works by Brahms. On the program: Brahms Handel Variations; Paganini Variations; 9 Intermezzi Op. 117 and 118.

August 6 at 8:30 p.m., Tel Aviv Museum of Art; August 11 at 8:30 p.m., Mishkenot Sha’ananim Music Center, Jerusalem.

For tickets, call *3221 or go to

5. FLAMENCO FUSION Ballet Flamenco Carlos Chamorro brings the hottest flamenco to Israel, a fusion of various flamenco approaches. Using their unique talents and technique, the company brings together the different movements and rhythms to produce a powerful performance.

August 6 at 9 p.m. as part of Danza Espana, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv


Through the Eyes of the Maja transports viewers to an artist’s studio, where a woman dwells surrounded by paintings, music and legend. Flamenco Diva, Sara Calero and famed flamenco singer Gema Caballero take the audience into a mysterious and sensual woman’s world where dance is not the only tool the artist has at hand.

August 9 and 10 at 9 p.m. as part of Danza Espana, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv


Shekel – Community Services for People with Special Needs, together with the Bezalel Academy of Art and the School of Visual Theater, launch the 12th annual “Dialogue through Art.” The art exhibition is the product of a program that creates cultural inclusion for people with disabilities through projects that bring together artists and aspiring artists with and without disabilities.

Opens August 11 at 7 p.m., Barbur Gallery, 6 Shirizli Street, Nahlaot, Jerusalem. The exhibition will run until August 26.


Virtual reality games, Lego movies viewed with special Lego goggles, Omega Nexo Knights, an eight-meter high bridge challenge and a 60-meter omega, an electric train ride, a Lego Star Wars laser maze and so much more are featured at this summer’s Lego Fun for the whole family. Little children will love the life-size Lego characters.

Until August 28. For ages 2 to 12. Saturday to Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at Tel Aviv’s Exhibition Ground, building 2.


Hutzot Hayotzer, the annual outdoor international Jerusalem arts & crafts fair, features scores of stands of local and international artisans’ work, from jewelry and paintings to toys and hammocks. The fair also includes nightly concerts and dance performances.

Opening concert, Shalom Hanoch and Shlomi Shabbat on August 15 at 9 p.m.

August 15 to 27, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (except Shabbat), Sultan’s Pool, Jerusalem


Celebrating 100 years of Disney magic, Anna and Elsa from Frozen, Snow White, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Aladdin, the Little Mermaid and many other Disney darlings will perform in an ice spectacular for the whole family. Breathtaking choreography, with more than 300 colorful costumes and more than 30 favorite songs of all time, starring Disney’s top 50 favorite characters. The largest production in the history of Disney on Ice, it is one of the most successful shows in the world.

August 13 to 20, Menora Mivtachim Arena, Tel Aviv. For tickets, call *2207.

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