Out & About: Top 10 things to do

The Ashdod-based Israeli Andalusian Orchestra will mix young with old on its six-date national Andalusian Prayer tour.

February 10, 2012 08:40
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Ohad Naharin's deca dance

Ohad Naharin's deca dance 390. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher (Alexandra Roach, Meryl Streep), with a focus on the price she paid for power. Streep won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for this performance and has been nominated for the BAFTA Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress.

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At selected cinemas throughout the country.


The Ashdod-based Israeli Andalusian Orchestra will mix young with old on its six-date national Andalusian Prayer tour starting next week. The circuit sees the ensemble join forces with soloists from a wide range of musical areas. Liturgical singer Maimon Cohen is on the roster, as well as French cantor Ouriel Elbilia.

Sunday, 8:30 p.m., Jerusalem Theater; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., Kiryat Motzkin; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., Tel Aviv Museum of Art. For tickets and more information: 1-800-693-693.


Vivaldi’s beloved work Le Quattro Stagioni is the central work of the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra’s next concert, with soloist Boris Begelman, one of today’s most promising Baroque violinists.

Soprano Revital Raviv (pictured), tenor Nadav Inbar and bass Oded Reichbass will perform in Bach’s Cantata No. 211: “The Coffee Cantata,” marking 400 years of coffee-drinking in Europe.

Conductor and harpsichord David Shemer.

Saturday, noon, John the Baptist Church, Haifa, (04) 836-3804; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., Habama Center, Ganei Tikva, (03) 737-5777. NIS 110 to NIS 140


American-born Ronnie Peterson is considered one of the top R&B guitarists living in Israel. After many years as a supporting act for Israel’s best musicians and three solo blues albums, Peterson returns to his beloved rock ’n’ roll in a new album and concert, featuring his new songs and several covers.

The opening concert will take place on Sunday at 10 p.m. at the Zappa Club in Herzliya, with special guest Shalom Hanoch. NIS 110. For tickets, call *9080



The ninth annual Women’s Festival kicks off in Eilat this week.

Expect three days jam-packed with empowering workshops and spirit-lifting musical performances and comedy shows, including Shiri Maimon (pictured) with Shimon Buskila, Adi Ashkenazi, Tzipi Shavit, Hani Nahmias and Irit Anavi, Lior Suchard and many more.

Herods Hotel, Eilat, Wednesday through Saturday February 18, (04) 981-6716, www.sarithafakot.com


Celebrate Valentine’s Day all week at the Love in All Styles Festival at the Herzliya Performing Arts Center.

Love-themed musical performances by Yehuda Poliker, Mosh Ben- Ari, Ilan Leibovitch, Boaz Sharabi, Gil Shochat, Marina Maxmillian Blaumin, Shlomit Aharon and others. Special tango evening (pictured), couples ballroom dancing, morning concert and more.

Tuesday through Saturday February 18, 1- 700-702-929, www.hoh-herzliya.co.il


The Youth Authority of the Jerusalem Municipality presents the Winter Sounds Festival – winter events that will get you out of the house every Monday night in February. Each week, a different street in the capital comes to life, with plenty of special discounts on offer at coffee shops, restaurants and bars in the area to boot.

Monday evenings throughout February, Jerusalem, www.young-city.co.il


Ohad Naharin’s Deca-Dance performed by the Batsheva Dance Company weaves together the best of Naharin’s work from the past 20 seasons in a new and refreshing way.

The show is updated every season.

NIS 75. Tonight, 8, Kfar Saba Center for Performing Arts, (09) 764-0810/11 


Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv pays tribute to some of the Jewish communities that originated from the Black Forest region of Germany.

The event, Stories from the Black Forest, will take a look at some of the smaller communities from the area. The program includes a talk by historian Haim Ghiuzeli about the roots of German Jewry and the origins some of the more common Jewish German family names. There will also be some edifying visual entertainment, with intriguing amateur documentary footage dating back to the 1930s, as well as parts of Channel 1 host David Witztum’s Naharyada, which documents a visit by veteran residents of Nahariya to their hometown of Bielefeld.

Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m., Tel Aviv. For more information and tickets: (03) 745-7808



The female a cappella group The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices will perform at the Israeli Opera House in Tel Aviv as part of Idan Raichel’s World Music series. The choir became an international phenomenon in the mid-1980s when two compilation albums, with recordings dating back to 1957, were released. The group began touring extensively around the world and was nominated for Grammy Awards several times, winning the award in 1990.

February 24 at 10 p.m.. For more information and tickets: www.israel-opera.co.il and (03) 692-7777 February 9, 2012 5 weekend out & about COMPILED BY AMBERLEA CENTNER weekend@jpost.com

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