Out and About: Top 10 things to do

The Israeli Opera’s largest ever production in Masada this year is Carmen, one of the most celebrated of Georges Bizet’s operas.

By COMPILED BY SHAWN RODGERS
May 30, 2012 16:33
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Nancy Fabiola Herrera in the role of Carmen

Nancy Fabiola Herrera in the role of Carmen . (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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FILM

1. HIGH EXPECTATIONS
What to Expect When You’re Expecting is a romantic comedy based on a book of the same name, about five couples who experience the thrills and surprises of having a baby. Starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick and Brooklyn Decker as prospective mothers, with Matthew Morrison and Todd Smith, and featuring many celebrity cameos, such as Girls Aloud member Cheryl Cole and Black Eyed Peas member Taboo.

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DANCE

2. DANCING BACH
Rina Schenfeld, often described as the queen of Israeli dance, is celebrating 50 years on stage with a new evening – BACH – in collaboration with composer- pianist Gil Shohat. Schenfeld and her ensemble dance to music by Bach, played live on stage by Shohat.

June 2, 11 and 16 at 9 p.m., at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Neveh Tzedek, Tel Aviv, as part of Hot Dance events. For tickets, call (03) 510-5656 or (03) 604-6745.

MUSIC

3. BACK IN THE GAME
Rufus Wainwright returns to Israel for two performances, with both Teddy Thompson and Krystle Warren as opening acts. Leading a band of eight musicians, Wainwright will perform songs from his new album, Out of the Game, as well as past hits.

Sunday at Ronit Farm, and on June 4 at Reading 3. For tickets, call *8965, *9066, www.tkts.co.il , www.eventim.co.il.

THE HUMAN VOICE



4. The renowned Kuhn Choir from Prague performs an evening of a cappella music including Czech romantic and modern music. One of the leading choirs in the Czech Republic, the Kuhn Choir is well known for its performances of 19th-century works.

Tomorrow at the Jerusalem Theater at 11 a.m. For tickets, call (02) 560-5755.

ART

5. SHAPING HISTORY
Two influential 20th-century artists, the German Joseph Beuys and the Polish Tadeusz Kantor, are presented to the Israeli public in a new joint exhibition at the Israel Museum. The exhibition examines the major 20th-century events and the complex relations among Germans, Poles, and Jews that altered the worldview of that time and shaped the individual histories of these two renowned artists.

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, through October 27.

MASSIVE EVENT

6. The exhibition “Critical Mass” is the first major show to introduce the Israeli public to the thriving contemporary Indian art scene. The show, at the Herta and Paul Amir Building of the Tel Aviv Art Museum, features 17 artists whose works are anchored in a tumultuous social and political reality in Indian society today.

May 31 through December 8.

GOLDEN GLORY

7. A new exhibition marking the 20th anniversary of the Bible Land Museum reveals the secrets of gold, the most magical of metals, that have captivated humanity throughout history. On display is a wide variety of gold jewelry and vessels from across the ancient world.

Opening June 7 at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem.

OPERA

8. CARMEN IN THE DESERT
The Israeli Opera’s largest ever production in Masada this year is Carmen, one of the most celebrated of Georges Bizet’s operas and one of the most popular operas of all time. Renowned Israeli Opera conductor Daniel Oren will lead a cast of hundreds in a spectacular production, performed in a specially created opera village built on the desert floor and set against the backdrop of the historic site of Masada. June 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12.

For more information and tickets, go to www.opera-masada.com or call *6226.

ART

9. TATTOOED
A first-of-its-kind festival of tattoo art in Israel will be held at the Museum of Israeli Art in Ramat Gan next Thursday. The festival, called Artattoo 2012, will host the best tattoo artists, who will present their work and create new ones

Live. Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art, June 7-9.

MIXED

10. EMPOWERING FASHION
The annual fashion event organized by the Female Spirit organization, which raises funds to help sexual assault victims gain financial independence, features top names in Israeli fashion, who donate garments and accessories to be sold at reduced prices ranging from NIS 20 to NIS 120. This year there will also be an area for bridal gowns, ranging from NIS 500-1,000.

Terminal 4, Hatahana Compound, Tel Aviv, Thursday June 7 from 5 to 10 p.m; Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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