Out & About: Top 10 things to do

The brothers of the North Mississippi Allstars take Tel Aviv by storm with their Israeli debut.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
July 5, 2012 11:45
4 minute read.
Mississippi Allstars

North Mississippi Allstars. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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FILM

1. A COOL DRIFT

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In Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) Manny, Diego and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift.

Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world. Summer 2012’s official cooler, an adventure with Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo. At selected cinemas throughout the country.

MUSIC

2. TWO MAGIC FLUTES

Two young flutists will join the IPO’s first violinist Illya Konobalov to perform works by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart and Cimarosa in a matinee tomorrow at noon at the Augusta Victoria Church in Jerusalem.

For tickets and information, call (02) 535-6954. NIS 120.

3. FAMILY BLUES



The brothers of the North Mississippi Allstars bring their modern take on rootsy rock and blues to Tel Aviv Tuesday night.

The Allstars (Luther on guitar, Cody on drums with bassist Chris Chew) acquired a well-deserved reputation as a smoking hot live band – somewhere between jamband Nirvana and punky roots rock – and have spent most of the past decade backing up that reputation. Local audiences will be able to judge for themselves when the Allstars make their Israeli debut on Tuesday at the Barby Club in Tel Aviv.

Doors open at 9 p.m; concert begins at 10:30 p.m. (03) 518-8123

4. THE B’S ARE BACK

The popular Balkan Beat Box will heat up the stage at an open-air concert in Jerusalem today, with rock trio Boom Pam in support.

Independence Park in Jerusalem, at 6 p.m., for tickets www.tickets.bimot.co.il.

DANCE

5. INTIMATE MEMORIES

The 13th annual Intimadance Festival opens this week at Tmuna Theater. The four-day event boasts the most promising emerging choreographers on the local scene, as well as the most established ones. This year’s program is an exploration of the place between memory and forgetfulness. Each dance maker approaches the themes in a different way, creating a diverse and intense set of pieces. Many of the pieces include text, props and other elements from the sphere of performance art.

Intimadance at Tmuna Theater, today through Sunday. For more information, visit www.tmuna-na.org.il.

6. TOY STORY

The Kamea Dance Company presents the premiere of a new dance-theater work for children, Toy Dream, about jealousy, friendship and cooperation. A magical work for all ages, with dancers and actors, presented as part of the Hot Dance festival at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv. Sunday at 11:30 a.m. NIS 65. (03) 510-5656.

FESTIVAL

7. TIME FOR LOVE

Celebrate love Japanese style at the Holon Mediatheque this Saturday between 10:30 a.m. and midnight. The Tanabata festival is celebrated in Japan every July 7, allowing for love stories to come true. This is the day to open your heart and let your special someone know your true feelings. Events include a wishing tree, tea ceremonies, storytelling for kids, talks and workshops.

For tickets and more information, call (03) 502-1552 www.mediatheque.org.il.

OPERA

8. THE MAKING OF A STAR

The International Opera Workshop offers a unique opportunity for music lovers to learn about the making of an opera star.

Held at the Israeli Music Conservatory in Tel Aviv, the program features individual lessons, open master classes, concerts and opera productions. It culminates in a gala concert at TAPAC on July 26.

Most of the activities are open to the public.

Until July 26. For more details and reservations: www.ivai.org.il.

EXHIBITION

9. THE BEATING HEART

Christian Boltanski, one of the most prestigious contemporary artists, opens his exhibition “Heartbeats” today at the Nahum Gutman Museum in Tel Aviv, in cooperation with the French Institute and the French Embassy in Israel. In the room dedicated to the exhibition, one can hear the beating heart of the artist, merging with a set of lights and mirrors.

In a video art piece entitled Entre-temps, images of Boltanski’s face at different stages of his life are projected onto the white walls.

Tomorrow through October 13. The Nahum Gutman Museum of Art, Neveh Tzedek, Tel Aviv. Free admission.

UPCOMING

10. IT’S ABOUT TIME

This year marks the 28th year of the Voice of Music in the Upper Galilee festival. As always, guests are invited to the Galilee to immerse themselves in its unique atmosphere and enjoy the tranquil world of chamber music. This year’s focus is time, starting with the clock in a concert dedicated to clock themes.

July 23-28 in Kibbutz Kfar Blum. For tickets, call (03) 604-5000 or go to www.kol-hamusica.org.il.

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