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1. FILMS: JURASSICSTEIN
2. DANCE: MEN TO DIFFER
Twenty-two years after the first events at Jurassic Park, Jurassic World returns, with the Isla Nublar Island featuring a fully themed dinosaur park and tens of thousands of annual visitors. When dinosaur researcher Owen Grady is asked to create a new hybrid of dinosaur, the creature escapes and endangers everyone on the island.
The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s new series Different Stage provides a platform for original choreographic works by the company’s dancers. The first performance of the series features Croissant on Fire by dancers Martin Harriague and Eyal Dadon as part of the Suzanne Dellal Men Create series.Friday at 10 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 510-5656; www.suzannedellal.org.il.
3. MUSIC GUITAR HEAVEN
Spanish flamenco composer and virtuoso guitarist Vicente Amigo, Grammy winner for best flamenco album, is considered one of the best classic guitar players in the world. With a quartet and singer Rafael de Utrera, he will perform numbers from his rich repertoire.
Thursday at 9 p.m. at the Amphi Shoni Zappa, Binyamina (Givat Ada). For tickets, call *9080; (03) 762-6666; www.zappaclub.co.il.
4. RUSSIAN SPECTACLE
The Pyatnitsky Russian Folk Chorus presents a spectacular show in honor of Russia Day. Seventy-five male and female singers and dancers and an orchestra of authentic musical instruments will perform, representing Russian culture and folklore at its best. Friday at 1 p.m. at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem. For tickets, call *6226; (02) 623-7000.
5. AMERICA’S FINEST
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest quartets, the American String Quartet will perform a program of Brahms and Mendelssohn quartets. The quartet’s members are violinists Peter Winograd and Laurie Carney, violist Daniel Avshalomov and cellist Wolfram Koessel.Monday and Tuesday (also June 22, 23, 25) at 8:30 p.m. at the Recanati Auditorium, Tel Aviv Museum of Art. For tickets, call (03) 607-7070.
6. THE GREAT FAREWELL
The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Lezion performs Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 9, conducted by James Judd. Like all Mahler’s compositions, this symphony necessitates an especially large orchestra and is an hour and a half long. Mahler composed the piece when he was severely ill as his final farewell.Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at Heichal Hatarbut in Rehovot. June 18 at 8:30 p.m. and June 20 at 9 p.m. at Heichal Hatarbut in Rishon Lezion. June 21 at 8 p.m. at the Opera House in Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 948-4840.
7. ART OPTIMISM BLUE
Beauty and harmony, two main characteristics in the works of Shlomo Yehudayan, find expression in his current exhibition “Blue Seas,” with its theme of water sites in Israel and around the world. The exhibition includes aquarelle works that depict – almost photographically – ports, lakes, parks and beaches that create an optimistic atmosphere.
Until August 1. Open throughout the week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Beit Shmuel in Jerusalem. For more information, call (02) 620-3456.
8. WOMEN IN COLOR
A new exhibition by Israeli-Dutch painter Jacqueline van Den Driest dedicated to paintings of women includes various collections of oil paintings on canvas painted by the artist over the past few years. The exhibition “Yellow Is My Favorite Color” is part of an open house project and is featured at the artist’s home. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 146 Hagai St., Har Adar (near Mevaseret Zion). For more information, call (02) 534-4660.
9. MIXED BAG: A SONG AND ITS SOURCE
An evening of poetry with host Lilach Lachman. The poets who will participate and read from their poems are Israel Prize winners for literature and Hebrew poetry Erez Biton and Meir Wieseltier; and Bialik Prize winner for poetry Hedva Harkavi. Musical performances by Middle East groove master Shai Tsabari; and musician, producer and music teacher Assaf Talmudi.
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Basis Center for Culture and Art, Herzliya. For more information, call *3184; www.basis.org.il.
10. UPCOMING: MUSIC STAYING TOGETHER
British pop band Suede returns to Israel with a concert to support the release of its latest album. Considered one of the pioneers of British pop music in the 1990s, the band released its debut album Suede in 1993 and gained worldwide popularity. The group will play its popular hits, as well numbers from their new album.July 30 at 9 p.m. at the Mivtahim Menora Hall (Yad Eliyahu) in Tel Aviv. For tickets, call *2207; www.2207.co.il.
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