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1. IN THE HOT SEAT
Baby Driver, the latest film from director Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead), is a jam-packed car chase extravaganza. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist that is doomed to fail. With Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx.
2. FUN IN THE SUN
Based on the popular 1990s TV series, the film Baywatch follows dedicated lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, who butts heads with a brash new recruit as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay. With Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron.
3. KEEPING IT REAL
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art presents an exhibition by Fatma Shanan Dery, winner of the 2016 Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative-Realist Art. Dery is a remarkable young voice in Israeli art today. Her paintings express a personal statement linked with her biographical roots. Oriental carpets are prominent in her work. She depicts their rich ornamentally and woven textures, representing tradition, in various contexts. Opens Sunday. For more info: www.tamuseum.org.il
4. THE SOUNDS OF SPAIN
Modalius Ensemble is a local classic-ethnic group comprised of prominent soloists from the contemporary, classic, ethnic and jazz scene. With arrangements by Eitan Steinberg, the ensemble will perform music from the Spanish renaissance and old Ladino romances. Thursday, 8:30 p.m., Confederation House, Jerusalem. For tickets: www.confederationhouse.org
5. ALL WHITE NIGHT LONG
Tel Aviv’s major summer cultural tradition, Tel Aviv White Night, has been taking place on the last Thursday of June ever since UNESCO declared the city a World Heritage Site in 2003. All-night events throughout the city – from museum exhibitions and street tours to jazz concerts and dawn-closing times for shops, bars and entertainment venues – will be sure to keep you wide awake. Thursday night in Tel Aviv. For details, go to www.telaviv.gov.il/en
6. WHO’S YOUR DADDY?
Puerto Rican rapper and singer Daddy Yankee will perform as part of the Reggaeton concert in Rishon Lezion. Daddy Yankee (whose real name is Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez) rose to fame in 2004 with his hits “Gasolina” and “Lo Que Pasó, Pasó.” He has won 14 Billboard Latin Music Awards, and for his album Barrio Fino he received a Latin Grammy for Best Urban Music Album. Thursday, Live Park, Rishon Lezion. For tickets: *9080 or www.zappa-club.co.il.
7. AN ILLUMINATING EXPERIENCE
Detroit-based Eisenhower Dance presents a visually striking evening of dance that cleverly pairs choreographers with lighting designers. The program consists of five short pieces: Bolero, Threads and Lightplay by Eisenhower; Spectrum by Stephanie Pizzo; and Laissez-Faire by Jamey Hampton. Thursday through July 1 at the Opera House, Tel Aviv. For tickets: www.israel-opera.co.il
8. SEE THE LIGHT
The international Light Festival returns to the Old City of Jerusalem. Huge light installations created by artists from around the world are placed at various historical sites. There are also illumination performances, video projections on the buildings and musical performances, all free of charge. Thursday through July 6, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., except Friday night. For more info: www.lightinjerusalem.org.il
9. OOPS... SHE DID IT AGAIN
Princess of pop Britney Spears will take the stage in Tel Aviv on July 3. The American pop icon has sold 100 million albums and 100 million singles to match since her career kicked off in the 1990s. Local fans can expect such hits as “Baby One More Time,” “Oops!...I Did It Again,” “(You Drive Me) Crazy” and “Toxic.” July 3, Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv. For tickets: www.tmisrael.co.il 10. THE JERSEY BOYS
American pop legends Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons will perform their greatest hits in Tel Aviv. With unforgettable songs such as “Walk Like a Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “December ’63 – Oh What a Night,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” and, of course, “Grease,” Valli and The Four Seasons have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Among their biggest achievements was Jersey Boys, the Tony award-winning production that chronicled the lives and careers of the legendary group. July 4, Menora Mivtachim Arena, Tel Aviv. For more info and tickets, visit www.eventim.co.il/FV or call *9066.