Top 10 things to do

The JPost culture guide for the week to come.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
September 14, 2017 11:07
4 minute read.
Top 10 things to do

Hadag Nahash. (photo credit: OHAD ROMANO)

1. ON A MISSION

Film director Matthew Vaughn returns to the world of espionage in the sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle. With their headquarters destroyed and the world held hostage, members of Kingsman find new allies when they discover a spy organization in the United States known as Statesman. With Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges.

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2. TURNING THE TABLES

The annual record fair returns to Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Center today. Thousands of records from different periods and genres will be sold, such as pop rock, electronic punk, alternative indie jazz blues. There will also be vintage turntables for sale, as well as live music. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dizengoff Center, first floor. For more info: www.facebook.com/events/137005326899024/

3. WORDS AND MUSIC

As part of the series Let the Words Move You, the Holon Mediatheque is hosting an event celebrating renowned Israeli writer Judith Katzir. Musicians such as Eran Tzur (pictured), Yali Sobol and Karni Postel will perform, while Lior Ashkenazi and Yossi Avni-Levy will read excerpts from Katzir’s books. In Hebrew. Friday noon, 6 Golda Meir Street, Holon. For tickets: www.mediatheque.org.il

4. GYPSY BEATS

Arad is hosting the annual Shutka Festival of Balkan, Gypsy and world music. The musical extravaganza takes place at the Beduin-style desert encampment at Kfar Hanokdim, an oasis located between Arad and Masada. More than a dozen artists will take the stage at the festival, such as A-WA, Riff Cohen, RPS Surfers and Dirty Honkers. The festival will also feature circus acts, tattoo booths, street performances and film screenings that delve into the ethos of Gypsy culture. Friday and Saturday. For more info: www.facebook.com/ shutkafestival/

5. JAZZING IT UP


This year’s annual Jaffa Jazz Festival pays homage to Israeli radio broadcaster and jazz enthusiast Danny Karpel. It features a lineup of eight international performers and dozens of leading Israeli musicians. The festival is divided into 12 thematic shows, including performances dedicated to legends like Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus, and two evenings of jam sessions starting past midnight and going into the morning. Friday through Sunday, Mandel Cultural Center, Jaffa. For more info: http://eng.hotjazz.co.il/5244-2/

6. LIFE IN A FISH BOWL

Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak will perform their popular piece Goldfish at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The dance piece tests the limits of human imagination, blending together humor, poetry and fantasy. Combining dance and theater, Goldfish takes the audience through a sequence of unique events occurring at a tea party. Suitable for the whole family. Saturday, 11:30 a.m. For tickets: www.inbalpinto.com

7. THE ART OF SPYING

The exhibition “Tamir Zadok: Art Undercover” at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art features Zadok’s new video project, inspired by the story of Shlomo Cohen Abarbanel, a Mossad agent who studied art in Paris. The project and exhibition raise questions about the reciprocity between identity, art and biography. The exhibition includes a selection of the Israeli artist’s previous and new works. Opens Tuesday. For more info: www.tamuseum.org.il

8. PARTY ALL NIGHT LONG

Back for its fourth year, the Boom Box festival brings together some of Israel’s top bands for a unique sunset to sunrise musical event. Artists featured include Balkan Beat Box, Avraham Tal, Infected Mushroom, Hadag Nahash (pictured), Dudu Tassa, Mosh Ben-Ari and lots more. The festival will take place at the Hadera River Park. In an attempt to make the event more accessible to all, the tickets are less expensive than for similar style jamborees, and there are transportation options from across the country. Tuesday, 9 p.m. For tickets: www.boom-box.co.il or *9080

9. LIFE AS A PRETENDER

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chrissie Hynde is making her debut in Israel with the latest version of The Pretenders rock band. The Ohio-born Hynde immigrated to London and formed The Pretenders in 1978 with Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott and Martin Chambers. Known for their hits “I’ll Stand By You,” “Back on the Chain Gang” and “Brass in Pocket,” Hynde and Chambers (Honeyman-Scott and Farndon died young of drug overdoses) have continued to release albums and tour sporadically. September 23, Menora Mivtahim Arena, Tel Aviv. For tickets: *8780 or www.leaan.co.il

10. PIXELATED IN TEL AVIV


French choreographer Mourad Merzouki’s innovative dance performance Pixel once again returns to Israel. Pixel was conceived by French performance artists Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne, known collectively as the Adrien M/Claire B Company, in collaboration with Merzouki. The dance piece integrates digital elements into the live performance of 11 dancers to create a unique visual experience. September 25, 26 and to 27, Opera House, Tel Aviv. For tickets: www.leaan.co.il or *8780


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