Out And About: Top 10 things to do 318554

From opera to Cliff Richard, oil paintings to raves, we present you with a round-up of what's hot this weekend.

July 3, 2013 13:46
4 minute read.
The Image Theater of Prague

The Image Theater of Prague. (photo credit: Courtesy)


Go west

The new Walt Disney Pictures action-adventure western The Lone Ranger tells the story of Tonto (Johnny Depp), a Native American spirit warrior who recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend. The two unlikely heroes must learn to work together to fight greed and corruption. With William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Helena Bonham Carter, Ruth Wilson.


Fall for Falstaff

The Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra ends its 2012-2013 season with two operas by Verdi, Otello and Falstaff, with musical director Zubin Mehta conducting an international cast of soloists and the Gary Bertini Israeli Choir.

July 9 at 8 p.m. and July 12 at 2 p.m. at the Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv; July 16 at the Haifa Auditorium at 8:30 p.m. For more information about concerts and tickets, call 1-700-703-030 or (03) 621-1777.

Congratulate Cliff

Veteran singer Cliff Richard, 72, who performed in Israel more than 20 years ago, will give two concerts in Tel Aviv. He has sold more than 260 million records worldwide and is best known for his songs “Devil Woman,” ”We Don’t Talk Anymore,” “The Young Ones,” “Summer Holiday” and “Congratulations.”

July 11 and 13 at the Nokia Arena, Tel Aviv. Tickets, starting at NIS 340, are on sale at www.eventim.co.il/cliff-richard.


Look up

The Israeli Ballet Company will perform on tower scaffolding as a tribute to The White City in cooperation with the building company. The tower, located at 36 Rothschild Blvd., was designed by awardwinning architect Richard Mayer. The performance will accentuate the dissonance between classical ballet and the modern glass and chrome building. Free.

July 10 at 8 p.m. in Tel Aviv


Buy young design

A new platform for upcoming young designers will take place every Thursday night, starting tonight, at the Jaffa Port compound. The event showcases artists in the various fields of design, offering the public an opportunity to purchase unique pieces at reasonable prices. Enjoy the design, musical performances, food and beer after sundown.

For more information, go to www.platform-art.co.il.


Remember the Spring

Noga Shatz presents a solo exhibition at the Alfred Gallery entitled “Arab Spring,” exhibiting large-scale and expressive oil paintings and minimalist watercolor and ink paintings on paper. Through the term that symbolizes the beginning of hope and revolution, the artist offers the viewer a possibility of interpretation of the exhibition: the first seed of hope beholds the possibility of failure and destruction.

Opens July 11 at 8 p.m. until August 2, Alfred Gallery, 19 Ben-Atar St., Tel Aviv


Meet Nicole

Books from around the world, a series of events in conjunction with the International Authors upcoming Festival, at Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, opens with an evening of American literature. The event includes a panel discussion, a short concert and an interview with acclaimed American- Jewish author Nicole Krauss, recently appointed co-director of the festival.

July 11 at 7:30 p.m. The interview will be at 9:30 p.m. For information and tickets, call (02) 629-2214.


Join the party

A rave will take place tomorrow afternoon at the Russian Compound in Jerusalem. Dancing to the music of Ivri Lider and top DJs are part of the programs for the city’s youth organized by the Jerusalem Municipality. For age 18 and up. Free entry.

Get into the kitchen

Following the success of the annual Houses from Within event, the organizers have decided to try a new concept – Restaurants from Within. At this first-of-its-kind event, which will take place in Jaffa from July 7 to 9, visitors are invited to enter the kitchens of top restaurants, meet the chefs, taste choice dishes and cook together.

For detailed program and tickets, go to www.openrestaurants.co.il. NIS 75 to NIS 300.


See the light

The Image Theater of Prague is coming for a summer tour of Israel, showing audiences the magic of Black Light Theater, with dance, jazz, light effects and more. Image is the most important company of the genre, and the show is captivating for audiences of all ages.

July 19 to 29 around the country. For tickets in Tel Aviv, call (03) 510-5656. In Jerusalem, call (02) 560-5755. For Haifa, call (04) 841-8411. For other venues, go to www.htk.co.il and www.garber-tickets.co.il.

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