Top 10 things to do 479699

A round up of great cultural events in the week to come.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
January 26, 2017 16:18
4 minute read.
Voca People

World-famous a cappella and beatbox ensemble Voca People. (photo credit: Courtesy)

1. GANGSTERS’ PARADISE

Ben Affleck directs and stars in the adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s 1920s gangster novel Live by Night. Affleck plays Joe Coughlin, the son of a Boston police lieutenant who moves to Florida during the Prohibition era to become a bootlegger. As his operation grows, Coughlin faces off against local gangsters, Klansmen and religious evangelicals. With Scott Eastwood, Zoe Saldana, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Cooper.

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2. PUFF INTO THE PAST

Time Traveling Bong is a new comedy miniseries that centers on two cousins who discover a time-traveling bong (water pipe) and ride high as they blaze through time. Their buzz is killed when the bong they’re smoking breaks, and the two are forced to bounce around the space-time continuum, learning to appreciate that there is no time like the present. With Paul Downs, Ilana Glazer.

Sunday to Thursday at 10:30 p.m. on HOT Comedy Central and HOT VOD.


3. BUTTONS UP

At the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, “Gilding the Lily” is an exhibition of thousands of buttons from private collections, as well as other tiny ornaments. Buttons are small, functional, everyday objects, but their design and material may signify changes in fashion, as well as attest to a person’s economic and social status. Making the small button the hero of an exhibition is a somewhat subversive act, seeking to grant it unusual attention. Collecting buttons is an act of passion, almost an obsession.



Opens February 14 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art


4. CURSE OF CAIN

The Hullegeb Israeli-Ethiopian Theater Ensemble presents its production of the drama The Mark of Cain, which premiered at the 2015 Hullegeb Festival in Jerusalem. The play revolves around a family of Ethiopian origin. The father decides to abandon them and return to Ethiopia, while the mother and her three children find themselves on a slippery slope, where their personal stories cross. Written and directed by Moshe Malka.

February 6 at 8 p.m., Confederation House, Jerusalem.

Tickets: www.confederationhouse.org


5. RED-LETTER DAYS IN THE SOUTH

The Darom Adom (Red South) festival is the northern Negev’s annual celebration of blossoming anemones, culinary attractions and recreation for the whole family. The festival, which is held over four weekends, includes concerts by Rami Kleinstein and Keren Peles, Ehud Banai, Shlomi Shaban, as well as a number of walks through the stunning fields of anemones at the Nature Park in Kibbutz Ruhama.

Starts the weekend of February 2. For more Info: http:// daromadom.habsor.co.il


6. TOTAL ECLIPSE OF HER HEART

Husky-voiced Welsh pop-rock diva Bonnie Tyler will perform her brand of power ballads in Tel Aviv. The singer shot to prominence in the late 1970s and early ’80s with a string of hit singles that included “More Than a Lover,” “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” “It’s a Heartache” and “Holding Out for a Hero.” She has been nominated for three Grammys and three Brit Awards.

February 6 and 7 at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv. Tickets: http://www.eventim.co.il or *9066


7. WINTERTIME FESTIVAL

The streets of Jerusalem will be transformed into art and music venues every Monday evening through the month of February as part of the Shaon Horef Festival.

Dozens of events, such as video works screened on buildings, night tours, alternative concerts, street theater and dance classes will take place in the city center and Ein Kerem.

For more info: young-city.co.il


8. SOUNDS FROM OUTER SPACE

The Voca People is an Israel-based ensemble that performs vocal theater, combining a cappella and beatbox vocals to reproduce the sounds of an entire orchestra. The eight friendly aliens from the planet Voca perform rhythmic vocal adaptations of nearly 70 hits, from classical music and popular tunes to movie soundtracks.

Thursday, 8:30 p.m., Kiryat Motzkin Theater. For tickets: www.eventim.co.il


9. DIVERSITY OF DANCE

As part of the continuing celebrations of 25 years of formal relations between China and Israel, the Jin Xing Dance Theater will perform at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv. The modern dance troupe stars and is directed by Jin Xing, China’s acclaimed choreographer who is also an internationally renowned film actress and beacon of freedom of speech in China. Jin Xing has millions of adoring fans and is known for being public about her sex change. The dance company will perform two pieces: Space 9 and Cage Birds.

February 9 to 11. For tickets: www.suzannedellal.org.il


10. PUREBRED POOCHES

Organized by the Israeli Kennel Club, some 800 purebred dogs (200 breeds) will participate in an international dog show in the marketplace in Afula. Viewers can watch trained sheepdogs expertly herd sheep around the ring, as well as observe some of the training techniques used on dogs in the IDF’s Elite Canine Unit (Oketz). There will also be activities for children and food stalls. Tickets are NIS 25.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Afula. For more info: www.eventim.co.il


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