(photo credit: COURTESY OF GLOBUS MAX)
1. THE A-TEAM
Ongoing until February 10. For more info: www.tamuseum.org.il
Justice League is the latest superhero movie from DC Comics. It follows Batman and Wonder Woman, who recruit Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg to battle Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons monsters from Apokolips. With Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Amy Adams.
2. WOMAN OF VALOR
The exhibition “Tehilla” at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art features the works of Yifat Bezalel, winner of the museum’s 2016 Rappaport Prize for a Young Israeli Artist. At the core of the exhibition is Tehilla, the righteous heroine of S.Y. Agnon’s novella of the same name. The artist investigates the complex relationships between fiction and reality by merging her graphite drawings with video screenings.
3. BIRDS OF A FEATHER
The Hula Valley Bird Festival returns at one of the most active times of bird migration. Events, tours, seminars and much more will take place amid the stunning locations of the Hula Valley, the Hula Nature Reserve and surroundings. In the final days, the festival will head down to the Negev.
Sunday through November 26. For information, schedule, tickets and package tours: www.birds.org.il
4. TO CATCH A THIEF
Popular Brooklyn indie rock band Big Thief make their Israel debut at Tel Aviv’s Barby Club this week. With Adrianne Lenker on guitar and vocals, Buck Meek on guitar, Israeli bassist Max Oleartchik (son of Israeli musician Alon Oleartchik) and drummer James Krivchenia, the group released their first album Masterpiece in 2016 to critical acclaim. This year, they released their second album, Capacity.Tuesday, 9 p.m. For tickets: www.barby.co.il 5. TRUE BLUES
This year’s Tel Aviv Blues Festival will have an especially local flavor to it, with homegrown talent performing at 20 venues in the city on November 22 to 25. Berlin-based, Arkansas-bred E.B. Davis (pictured) will be the only import, performing a free show at Mike’s Place with local favorites SOBO.
Festival highlights include Litani Blues, with Dani Litani and guest Dafna Armoni; Yair Dalal and the Blues Orient Band; and tributes to John Mayall and his seminal album The Turning Point by Roy Rieck and friends.
For the full festival schedule, visit website tlvbluesfest.com.
6. MEET THE ‘PEANUTS’ GANG
AACI’s J-Town Playhouse presents the 1967 musical comedy You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
by Clark Gesner and John Gordon, based on the beloved comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz. Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder and Snoopy the beagle navigate the joys and pitfalls of childhood: chaotic baseball games, unrequited valentines, WW I flying beagles and five-cent psychiatry.Wednesday through December 2. For tickets: www.aaci.org.il
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7. CURTAINS UP
The Israeli theater scene will be the center of attention this month as the International Exposure in Theatre and The Hanoch Levin Institute of Israeli Drama come together for a joint event in Tel Aviv. Some 50 theater directors, festival directors, journalists and translators from 20 countries will come to Israel to experience Israeli theater firsthand. The diverse program includes a number of performances, an encounter with author and Man Booker International Prize winner David Grossman, and a presentation on sexual trauma as a creative force.Wednesday through November 26. For more info: http://dramaisrael.org 8. PHOTO OPS
Since its launch five years ago, the International Photography Festival in midtown Tel Aviv has become an art institution that draws tens of thousands of visitors each year. The festival features a wide range of exhibitions and special events, including the first photography marathon in Israel; a White Night event in the festival’s galleries with art, music and alcohol; and gallery talks, guided tours, workshop and activities for children and families.
Thursday though December 2. For more info: www.photographyfestival.co.il 9. TAKE TWO
Iconic 1990s British boy band Take That are heading to Tel Aviv’s Menora Mivtahim Arena for a revival concert. Three of the original members – Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen (from 1990 to 1996, the band also included Robbie Williams and Jason Orange) – will perform the band’s many hits such as “Back for Good,” “Patience,” “Pray” and “Rule the World,” as well as songs from their new album Wonderland.November 27 at 9 p.m. For tickets: www.leaan.co.il 10. REMEMBERING RONIT
The Design Museum Holon presents a new exhibition highlighting the magnificent collection of clothing left by the late actress and film director Ronit Elkabetz (1964-2016). The exhibition journeys through her milestones in an exemplary dialogue extending throughout the museum’s galleries, presenting 30 scenes comprised of 90 ensembles – cinema costumes, haute couture, accessories and jewelry – all simulating a dreamlike film. Included is Elkabetz’s original clothing and red carpet looks by international and Israeli designers such as Alber Elbaz, Christian Lacroix and Gideon Oberson.Opens November 28. For more info: www.dmh.org.il
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