1. TREACHERY AND DANGER
In the fantasy film Black Panther, after the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to assume his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and as Black Panther – is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people. With Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker.
2. SMALL SOLUTIONS
In the Scandinavian sci-fi comedy film Downsizing
, scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to overpopulation. Paul and his wife, Audrey, decide to abandon their stressful lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life changing adventures. With Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz
3. PERIOD CRIME DRAMA
Oscar winner Adrian Brody and Game of Thrones star
Aidan Gillen join the cast of Peaky Blinders
in the TV series’ fourth season. The season opens in December 1925. Tommy Shelby OBE has acquired unprecedented legitimacy. The former gangster is also a man alone, estranged from his family and focused only on business. But when he receives a mysterious letter on Christmas Eve, he realizes that the Shelbys are in danger of annihilation.
Available on Hot VOD
4. MACABRE MURDER
In the fourth and final season of the Swedish TV crime series Bron
(The Bridge), the body of a brutally murdered woman is found at the base of the bridge.
It turns out that the victim is Margrethe Thormod, director general of the Migration Agency in Copenhagen, which may have discovered a motive in the scandal surrounding a deportation decision that has gotten a lot of attention and affected Margrethe personally. Henrik Sabroe starts to investigate the macabre murder with his Danish colleague Jonas Mandrup, but he misses his colleague Saga Noren (Sofia Helin), who is incarcerated in a women’s prison in Ystad.
Starts February 28 on HOT Extra VOD
5. NORDIC EXPOSURE
The Israeli Vocal Ensemble presents a concert dedicated to vocal compositions by Scandinavian composers. On the program are pieces by Sibelius and Grieg, as well as works by less known composers, folk songs and new arrangements to songs by ABBA. The concert, titled Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), will be conducted by Norwegian composer and conductor Thomas Caplin.
February 19 at 8:30 p.m., Ra’anana Performing Arts Center; February 22 at 8:30 p.m., Tel Aviv Museum of Art; February 23 at 11 a.m., Scottish Church, Jerusalem. For tickets, call 077- 201-9573.
6. CHIMING IN
Singer Ronny Moshe presents a concert to celebrate the release of his album Wind Chimes
, written following an in-depth journey into the world of prayer and niggun. The texts draw upon Jewish sources and bridge secular and spiritual life. The album mixes ethnic, classical and pop.
With accompanying musicians Ilan Kenan, Yishai Apterman, Moshe Shalev, Avigail Arad, Mark Kirzhner, Yigal Harush and Adam Keli.
February 22 at 8:30 p.m., Confederation House, Jerusalem.
Tel: (02) 624-5206 ext.4
7. LOVE STORIES
Israeli singer-songwriter Ivri Lieder presents an evening of love. “Sometimes when I’m on stage, I try to imagine who you are, what do you think, who came to the concert with you. I want to peel away the distance and feel intimate with you…It’s a bit like peeling a song from the layers of the soundtrack and playing it on the piano the way it was born.” Lieder took this idea and constructed an innovative evening. During the show, he will ask couples from the audience to come on stage and tell their story.
February 23 at 9:30 p.m., Heichal Hatarbut, Zucker Hall, Tel Aviv
8. CLASSICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble hosts conductor Cristian Orosanu (Romania) and soprano Claire Meghnagi in a concert of classical highlights titled Satan’s Home. On the program: Boccherini’s “La Casa del Diavolo,” Symphony in D Minor, which gave the concert its title; Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate for soprano and orchestra; Constantin Silvestri’s Three Pieces for Strings; Eugene Levitas’s “Until When” for soprano and strings, on texts by Ya’akov Barzilai; and Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances.
March 3 at 8:30 p.m., Einav Center, Tel Aviv; March 5 at 8:30 p.m., Kfar Shmaryahu
9. IRISES ABOUND
The coastal iris was early to bloom this winter, offering a rare opportunity to enjoy a trip to the Iris Nature Reserve near Netanya, home to the largest population of this beautiful and rare flower. The park is located near the southern exit of Netanya, and you can reach it via a pedestrian bridge.
Free guided tours on February 17 at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; and February 23 at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are required: call (09) 860-5827/8
10. TICKING AWAY
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art presents Christian Marclay’s internationally acclaimed video installation The Clock
The installation is composed of thousands of film excerpts that indicate the time of day with clocks, watches or references in the dialogue, constructing a 24-hour montage that unfolds in real time. Synchronized to the local time at each exhibition venue, The Clock deconstructs and challenges the narratives of individual scenes by removing them from their original context and inserting them into another, where time itself becomes the protagonist.
Curator: Suzanne Landau On display during museum hours from February 20 to May 19. Full 24-hour screenings will take place on March 22, April 26 and May 10.For more Information: www.tamuseum.org.il