Out and About: Top 10 things to do

Eilat plays host to the sixth annual International Spring Migration Festival.

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March 22, 2012 17:05
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Rona Kenan

Rona Kenan 521. (photo credit: Courtesy)

1- FILM
SHAME

Brandon is a 30- something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life. After his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment, Brandon’s world spirals out of control. From director Steve McQueen, Shame stars Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dal and Nicole Beharie.

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At selected cinemas throughout the country.

2- FESTIVAL
IT’S A BIRD’S LIFE

Eilat plays host to the sixth annual International Spring Migration Festival. The program is timed to coincide with the peak week of Israel’s spring migration of birds. Activities include free guided daily tours to the best birding hot spots in the southern Arava, a hands-on ringing demonstration and bird identification workshops in the field.

Runs Sunday through April 1, www.eilatbirdsfestival.com

3- GLOBAL BEATS

The Olami 2 (Global 2) world music festival takes place at the Herzliya Theater Ensemble. The three-day program features veteran performers and exciting new faces, such as a surprising confluence between Shlomo Bar’s long-running Habreira Hativit East- West music outfit and popular newcomer to the local ethnic-pop scene French-raised Israeli singer Riff Cohen (pictured). Another intriguing synergy features 40-something ethnic music singer-songwriter Etti Ankri and 83-year-old Algerian-born jazz-oriented pianist Maurice El Medioni. There will also be theater shows, a late-night jam session and various free events.

Runs today through Saturday, www.hte.co.il and (09) 955-2921.

4- MIXED BAG
 A FESTIVAL OF FLAVORS

The Jerusalem Development Authority presents a festival of food from diverse eras, cultures and traditions in the Old City. Restaurants in the city open their doors with special menus and music, actors and storytellers. Highlights include food markets from the time of the Second Temple, a Byzantine market in the Cardo and traditional Jewish food from the 19th century, as well as special workshops and a jazz bar on the walls of the Old City.

Today and tomorrow, www.jerusalem-oldcity.org.il

5- MUSIC
WEISS WORDS

Singer and pianist Ruth Dolores Weiss’s unique blend of powerful blues melodies and stirring lyrics has earned her acclaim both at home and abroad. Catch Weiss as she performs her many hits, including some from her previous album Be’ivrit, such as her acclaimed cover of Chava Alberstein’s “Mishirei Eretz Ahavati.”

Tonight, Levontin 7, Tel Aviv , (03) 560-5084.

6- JAZZ
ITALIAN STYLE

Catch world-renowned Italian jazz pianist Stefano Bollani as he performs with Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen and pianist Omri Mor at Tel Aviv’s Opera House tomorrow night. The trio will perform their own interpretations of Israeli, Italian and Brazilian songs.

Tomorrow, 9:30 p.m., 19 Shaul Hamelech Boulevard. (03) 692-7777.

7- KIDS
SPLISH SPLASH

The “Touching Water” exhibition at The Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem reopens today to celebrate International Water Day. The exhibition features huge interactive displays in a pool of water that children and their parents are invited to operate, to understand the characteristics of water and to try out man-made machines meant to conserve water. Among the displays are a huge wheel and pump similar to those used to irrigate orchards in Israel in the 19th century, pumping water with a huge screw whose invention is attributed to Archimedes.

Ongoing, www.mada.org.il

8- EXHIBITIONS
THE FRENCH CONNECTION

The Israel Museum presents “As Paris Was,” an exhibition displaying the works of Eugene Atget (1857- 1927). His subject matter was Paris with its houses, streets, parks and castles – interior and exterior details of architecture being transformed by modernity. His fame came decades later; however, his enduring legacy in the field is still discernible worldwide. This exhibition of Atget’s photographs of Paris is the first in Israel.

Ongoing at Beit Ticho, 9 Harav Kook Street, Jerusalem, (02) 624-5068.

9- OPERA
LOCAL LOVE POTION

Over the years, the Israeli Opera has had a hit on its hands with Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, mounting the opera as a community project in cities throughout Israel. This week, a production will be staged at Tel Aviv’s Opera House. Elixir tells of Nemorino’s love for the peerless Adina, all mixed up with lovers’ spats, magic potions and a couple of comical con men. Performed by opera singers of the Opera Studio, with piano accompaniment and colorful costumes. Directed by Danny Erlich. NIS 85.

Wednesday, 5 p.m., www.israel-opera.co.il

10- MIXED BAG
CELEBRATING WOMEN

The Tower of David Museum marks International Women’s Day by honoring women past and present in Jerusalem.

First up is a tour of Jerusalem that illuminates the stories about the women who made history here. This is followed by an open-air show in the spectacular setting of the David Citadel courtyard with young singer/songwriter Rona Kenan (pictured). Local Jerusalem singer Inbal Gershkovitz, a star singer from the Israeli TV show The Voice, will open the concert.

Tomorrow, www.towerofdavid.org.il




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