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The Jerusalem Post's Israeli entertainment and culture guide for the week to come.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
January 5, 2017 18:47
4 minute read.
The Tiberias annual marathon

The Tiberias annual marathon. (photo credit: PR)

 
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1. SOLE SURVIVORS

Not your usual film about surviving in a post-apocalyptic world, Z for Zachariah tells the story of two men and one woman who live through a cataclysm that has killed everyone else. Ann, who somehow survived on her family farm, thinks she is the only person left alive.

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But one day she comes across an ailing scientist and brings him home to recuperate. When the two become closer, another survivor, a roughneck named Caleb, shows up. With Margot Robbie, Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofor.


2. HIGHLY DIVERSE

For this year’s Golden Globes, the 85 voting members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association identified an array of possibilities that include nominating six African-American actors and recognized a wide range of stories that salute movies driven by women, such as Florence Foster Jenkins and 20th Century Women, a poignant look at a freethinking, independent mother.

The Golden Globes will be aired live in Israel on January 9 at 3 a.m. on YES 1


3. DANGEROUS AND SEDUCTIVE


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Based on the Letty Dobesh novels by Blake Crouch, the new TV drama series Good Behavior centers on con artist Letty Raines and her inability – despite good intentions – to live a clean life. Fresh out of prison, Letty attempts to reunite with her 10-year-old son and keep in regular contact with her parole officer, whose motives for helping her are questionable. But after she overhears a hit man being hired to kill a man’s wife, Letty sets out to derail the job and finds herself on a collision course with the killer, entangling herself in a dangerous and seductive relationship.

Starts January 11 at 10 p.m. on HOT Plus


4. A GOOD ADAPTATION


The theatrical adaptation of Mark Haddon’s book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time comes to Jerusalem. The story follows 15-year-old Christopher and his exceptional brain on a Sherlock Holmes-style investigation as he gathers evidence about the death of his neighbor’s dog. Director Gilad Kimchi adopts the wry British humor of Simon Stephens and injects an Israeli personality into the rich script to produce a surprisingly quirky, yet heartwarming product. These performances will have English surtitles.

January 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theatre


5. WHO WANTS TO GROW UP?


Choreographer Tamir Ginz takes a moving look at the classic children’s story of Peter Pan and the desire to remain a child. His new modern dance piece Neverland captures the dreamlike qualities that encompass the fantastic world of the tale, with original and powerful music by Avi Ballilti.

January 11 and 12 at 8:30 p.m. the Jerusalem Theatre


6. SEA OF GALILEE MARATHON

The Tiberias annual marathon is called the lowest marathon on Earth, as the city is some 200 meters below sea level. The marathon starts in the Old City, taking runners through the historic streets of Tiberias before heading south along the shores of the Sea of Galilee towards Kibbutz Ein Gev, where the participants turn around and head back. The week of the marathon is a sports festival in Tiberias that includes many other activities such as hikes, exhibitions and walking tours.

The marathon takes place on January 6.


7. BEER AND BEYOND

The Goldstar Zappa Sound System festival brings together Israel’s leading musicians and bands under the title “Albums.” The focus this year is on musicians performing music from albums that influenced their career the most and will be enhanced by many special collaborations. The lineup includes Aviv Gefen, who will kick off the event with a throwback concert dedicated to his second album, Cloudy Now. Also in the lineup are Ivri Lieder hosting Shlomi Shaban, Ester Rada and Marina Maximillian and more. The event is sponsored by Goldstar Beer.

January 11 to 28 at Hangar 11, Tel Aviv Port


8. PIRATES AND PASSION


The Chinese National Ballet performs an internationally acclaimed production of Le Corsaire (The Pirate), a thrilling ballet about a dashing pirate and his love for a beautiful harem girl. Some 40 virtuoso dancers will perform this work as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of Israel- China relations.

January 21 to 24 at 8:30 p.m., Herzliya Performing Arts Center; January 26 at 8:30 p.m., Beersheba Performing Arts Center; January 28 at 8:30 p.m., Congress Hall in Haifa


9. HEAD DOWN SOUTH I


The annual International Chamber Music Festival in Eilat is one of the country’s most important classical music festivals. The festival hosts acclaimed soloists, conductors and musical ensembles from all over the world, maintaining high levels of performance throughout the event.

February 1 to 6 at the Dan Hotel, Eilat. For a detailed program, go to http://www.eilat-festival.co.il/en.


10. HEAD DOWN SOUTH II

The 2017 Red Sea Winter Jazz Festival follows on the tradition of the summer-time but with a difference, focusing more on world music than pure jazz. The festival includes talented jazz artists from around the world, such as Luca Aquino, Yasmin Levi, Terez Montcalm, Lola Marsh and the Oran Etkin Quartet.

February 9 to 11 at various hotels and venues in Eilat

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