(photo credit: DANIEL KAMINSKY)
1. An incredible true story
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes BlacKkKlansman, the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.
2. British humor
British comedian Jimmy Carr performs in Israel tomorrow night. The British stand-up comedian and popular TV host will take the stage at Heichal Hatarbut on August 11. Carr is stopping in Israel as part of his “Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits World Tour,” which includes shows in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, South Africa and more. It will be Carr’s first performance in the Jewish state, but not his first visit.
August 11 at 8 p.m. at Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv
3. Our rightful place
Compania Sharon Fridman (Spain) presents All Ways as part of the International Season at Suzanne Dellal Center. All Ways explores the utopia of permanent harmony, a state reached after the resolution of personal conflicts and the discovery of our rightful place on this Earth.
August 13 at 9 p.m. and August 14 at 7 p.m. at Suzanne Dellal Center Tel Aviv
4. From Morocco with love
The Jerusalem Orchestra East & West, with conductor Tom Cohen and Moroccan singers who came especially to Israel – Faisal Benhadu, Aneas Najar, Dallal Baranussi and Delila Maksov, present “Original Morocco” a concert of Moroccan music, ranging from classical Andalusian music to rhythmic Shaabi music.
August 13 at 8:30 p.m. at Jerusalem Theater
5. Synth-Pop from the 80’s
English singer song-writer Marc Almond will perform in Israel next week. Almond became famous in the 1980s as one of the most prominent musicians in the Synth-Pop and New Wave music scene, with his first band Soft Cell, and later on with other projects and his solo career. He recently published his compilation Hits and Pieces / The Best of Soft Cell & Marc Almond, a bestselling record in the UK. Marc Almond’s performance will be opened by the Israeli rock band Tattoo.
August 14 at 8 p.m. at Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv
6. Second chances
Juliet, Naked is a film about Annie (Rose Byrne), who is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O’Dowd), an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke).
When the acoustic demo of Tucker’s hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked is a comic account of life’s second chances. (From August 16).
7. A community of strange beings
Kor’sia Dance Company from Spain arrives in Israel with the work Cul de Sac, inspired by the universe of the renowned artist Juan Muñoz. Cul de Sac presents a community of strange beings confined within four walls, bound to a social pact and to unearthing the freedom in their hearts. Cul de Sac exports the sculptor’s imagination, infusing Muñoz’s lead-gray, monochromatic figures with life, and imbuing the tensions between individuality and society.
August 16 at 9 p.m. and August 17 at 2 p.m. at Suzanne Dellal Center Tel Aviv
8. Escape room at the museum
The Israel Museum offers Art of Escape 2.0 – a game for the whole family, taking place across the entire museum. Quizzes, puzzles and opening doors, with a story that will sweep visitors through the cross-cultural periods, and invite them to look closely at the museum’s treasures and new museum exhibits.
Ongoing. Free entry for children throughout August
9. Haifa lights up
For the first time in Israel, the city presents Haifa Lights – an audio-visual spectacle that will be presented every night in downtown Haifa, every 30 minutes from 8:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. The five-minute spectacles, involving 300.000 LED light-bulbs on 260 channels, will be presented to musical hits.
Entry free. Ongoing until the end of September.
10. A disappearing act
An exhibition of works by Liu Bolin, a Chinese performance artist and photographer known for using chameleon-like methods to immerse himself in environments, earning him the nickname “The Invisible Man,” opened at 32 Gallery in Tel Aviv. The artist’s “Hiding in the City” series camouflages Liu by way of paint, a “silent protest” aimed at the Chinese government’s policies in the years since the Cultural Revolution.
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“Disappearing is not the main point of my work,” Liu has said. “It’s just the method I use to pass on a message. It’s my way to convey all the anxiety I feel for human beings.”
Gallery 32 Ahad Ha’am 32 Tel Aviv. Closing August 19.
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