Tel Aviv cinematheque.
(photo credit: DR. AVISHAI TEICHER/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)
1. I SPY
6. IT’S A CIRCUS OUT THERE
Charlize Theron stars as Her Majesty’s most lethal (and sexiest) assassin in the spy thriller Atomic Blonde. Set in 1989, British MI6 spy Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is sent to Berlin to retrieve a dossier containing the names of double agents who are being smuggled into the West. While on the mission, she pairs up with fellow spy David Percival, and the two take on a mysterious – and lethal – espionage ring. With James McAvoy.
2. CULTURE CLASH
The film The Big Sick tells the story of Kumail, a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. With Zoe Kazan, Kumail Nanjiani, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano.
3. SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
The third and final chapter of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art’s Compositions for TimeSpace series presents a cinematographic work by musician Avishai Cohen and artist Roiy Nitzan as they examine American writer Susan Scutti’s poem “Intent.” From a nonlinear moment shared between father and son to a stretching of musical limits, sounds and colors, the film This Does Not Die creates a seamless play between the “seen” and the “heard.” Ongoing until September 30. www.tamuseum.org.il
4. TOMORROWLAND: TOMORROW NIGHT
One of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world, Tomorrowland has taken place annually in Boom, Belgium, since 2005. This year’s expansion beyond Belgium’s borders is called UNITE. In addition to showcasing the festival’s main DJ attractions such as Dmitry Vegas & Like Mike and Armin van Buuren on a huge screen with concert-sized amplification, DJs Mr. Black, Steve Angello and Dor Dekel will appear live onstage. Tomorrow night, Live Park, Rishon Lezion. For tickets: www.tmisrael.co.il
5. THE SOUL OF KLEZMER
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem will come alive on Wednesday with the melodies of the shtetl as it hosts Klezmer in the Gallery, a musical encounter featuring a range of cultures and styles from around the world against the backdrop of the museum’s Fine Art and Jewish Life galleries. Throughout the day (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) there will be hourly performances by international and Israeli artists of authentic klezmer music, as well as klezmer fused with jazz, ethnic music and classic rock. Wednesday, Israel Museum, Jerusalem. For more info: www.imj.org.il
Circolombia, a Colombian circus company, swings in to Tel Aviv this week to perform its show Acelere. The show features music and dance based on the styles of Latin rhythms, hip hop, reggaeton and rap, all meant to represent the street culture of Colombia. The show was choreographed by Carlos Neto, known for his work with the TV show Britain’s Got Talent and a number of other productions. Wednesday through August 5 at the Opera House in Tel Aviv. For tickets: www.lean.co.il
7. LIGHT IT UP
Grammy-winning American electronic dance music DJ duo The Chainsmokers will perform this Thursday at the Live Park Arena in Rishon Lezion as part of their Memories Do Not Open tour. The New York-based duo, Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, proved themselves to be the breakout story of 2016 with more than five billion global streams and three multiplatinum singles – “Closer,” “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Roses.” Thursday, Live Park Arena, Rishon Lezion. For tickets: www.tmisrael.co.il 8. RAISE YOUR GLASS
Enjoy a toast to art as the Israel Museum in Jerusalem celebrates its annual four-day Israeli Wine Tasting Festival, taking place August 7 to 10 in the charming Billy Rose sculpture garden. The NIS 85 entrance fee entitles visitors to a wine glass for unlimited tasting from more than 60 of Israel’s best vineyards. The event will also offer kosher food, including sushi, fish and chips, cheese and focaccia. There will also be live music performances throughout the night. August 7 to 10 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Israel Museum in Jerusalem. For more info and tickets: www.imj.org.il 9. LEFT IN THE DARK
With some 14 performances lined up between August 7 and 19, Prague’s Black Light Theatre will bring their amazing bag of tricks to cities throughout Israel. The Best of Image show is comprised of dance and mime sketches. The entire show takes place in the dark, the characters on the stage wear black, and only certain elements of their clothing are lit with ultra-violet light. August 7 to 19. For and tickets: http://blacktheatre.co.il 10. A COMIC OCCASION
From August 8 to 12, children of all ages can take part in the 17th International Festival of Animation, Comics and Cartoons, or Animix, at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque. Visitors can expect four days full of shows, panel discussions, exhibitions, animated films, workshops and much more. Honored guests this year include Israeli caricaturist Amos Ellenbogen; American comic artist Sam Viviano, best known for Mad Magazine; and American comic book writer John Layman, who has worked with Marvel and D.C. comics. August 8 to 12, Tel Aviv Cinematheque. For more info: www.animixfest.co.il