Out and About: Top 10 things to do

Dancer/choreographer and composer/pianist Gil Shohat have teamed up to produce a salute to both dance and Frederic Chopin, often called the greatest piano composer of musical history.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
April 2, 2011 09:53
4 minute read.
Schenfeld and her company

Schenfeld and her company_311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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1. FILM

LIMITLESS

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A struggling writer unlocks the full potential of his brain by taking a cutting-edge pharmaceutical, only to find that his newfound abilities have made him a target for some of the most greedy and dangerous men on the planet. Starring Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish and Anna Friel.

At selected cinemas throughout the country.

2. MUSIC

RAPPERS’ DELIGHT

Popular Israeli hiphop group Hadag Nahash blends Western pop with ethnic tunes to create a unique sound tapestry, somewhere between funk and world music. Catch these talented musicians as they perform hits such as the “The Sticker Song” and new material from their latest album. A must for all hiphop fans. NIS 90/100.



Tonight, 8:30, Berale Music Club, Kibbutz Lehavot Haviva, (04) 636-9993.

3. TOO HOT TO TANGO

Though based in Germany, acoustic jazz quartet Quadro Nuevo devoted its creative energies to resurrecting the fading musical traditions of Europe as a whole, in particular embracing the tango. The band is composed of Robert Wolf, Mulo Francel, D.D. Lowka and Andreas Hinterseher.

Within the last decade the band played about 1500 concerts all over the world and is with its numerous awards among the internationally most successful German Jazz Bands. Catch this talented quartet as it performs at Tel Aviv and Herzliya’s Zappa Club. NIS 185.

Monday and Tuesday, 8 p.m., www.zappa-club.co.il

4. MIXED BAG SHAKE AND BAKE

The Tel Aviv Exhibition Grounds presents a special two-day event for all those who love to cook and bake. Included are wine tasting workshops, meetings with cookbook authors as well as live screenings of Top Chef. One of the highlights is a special exhibit in which various cakes have been sculpted in humorous representations of popular Israeli chefs such as Ahroni, GIl Hovav, Shalom Kadosh and many more. NIS 40. Runs Tuesday through next Thursday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., www.aylon.co.il

5. REMOTE NEIGHBORS

The Bible Lands Museum hosts a fascinating program entitled Afghanistan – New and Ancient Invasions. Presented by journalists and travelers who will share their personal stories, impressions and experiences, the lectures will shed light on the contemporary reality in each country. A brief gallery tour will be held prior to each lecture. In Hebrew. NIS 55. Tomorrow, 10 a.m., Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem. (02) 561-1066.

6. DANCE

CULTURAL BEAT

The Project is a collaboration between the Suzanne Dellal Centre and the Israeli Opera that presents the work of acclaimed international contemporary choreographers with a repertory company made up of a dozen of Israel’s finest dancers. The second commissions of The Project include three works that combine the aesthetics and technique of classical ballet with the daring and excitement of contemporary dance: This includes works by Jacopo Godani, Marco Goecke and Yoram Karmi.

Monday and Tuesday, 9 p.m., Suzanne Dellal Center, Rehov Yehieli 5, Tel Aviv, (03) 510-5656

7. SPORT

FAMILY FITNESS Active Tel Aviv offers a week-long range of sports activities for the whole family. These include spinning with DJ Assaf Amdursky, tai chi, yoga, Body Balanceand Spivi – cycling combined with big screens that provide a virtual reality experience for riders. Also on offer will be sports equipment, health food as well as workshops for kids.

Runs today through Wednesday from 4 p.m., Kikar Rabin, Tel Aviv

8. TOUR A DIG AT THE BIBLE The National Park of Beit Guvrin offers an exciting array of one-day archeological tours led by experts in the field.

Highlights include digging and sifting as well as an exciting crawl through unexcavated cave systems. Tours are conducted in English or Hebrew.

Ongoing, www.archesem.com or (02) 586-2011.

9. SPORT

RUNNING IN PLACE

Over 11,000 people have already registered to take part in the different races of the Tel Aviv Marathon The run will start and end at a historic spot: the Charles Clore Park on the beach of Tel Aviv, where the city was founded on April 11, 1909. So with a choice of a 42-kilometer, 10-kilometer and a possible five-kilometer route, it's your chance to run a ring around the White City.

Next Friday, 6:30 a.m., Charles Clore Park, Tel Aviv.

10. DANCE

DANCING CHOPIN Dancer/choreographer and composer/pianist Gil Shohat have teamed up to produce a salute to both dance and Frederic Chopin, often called the greatest piano composer of musical history. Schenfeld and her company will dance to Chopin's music for the ballet Les Sylphides that premiered in 1908 and that Shohat will play live, onstage.

Next Saturday, 9 p.m., Suzanne Dellal Center, Rehov Yehieli 5, Tel Aviv, (03) 510-5656

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