The Great Gatsby.
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ENJOY THE OPULENCE
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 romantic novel The Great Gatsby
comes to life in an extravagant 3D film adaptation. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton. It follows the life and times of millionaire Jay Gatsby and his neighbor Nick, who recounts his encounter with Gatsby at the height of the Roaring Twenties. Directed by Baz Luhrmann.At cinemas around the country.THEATER TAKE A JAUNT IN THE GARDEN
The musical The Secret Garden is presented by the Encore! Educational Theatre Company. Based on the classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the charming musical for all ages is directed by Robert Binder and Paul Salter, with a cast of 40 and an orchestra of 12. In English.
May 29 and 30, June 4 and 6 at 8 p.m.
June 5 at 5 and 8:30 p.m. at the Hirsch Theatre, Beit Shmuel, 6 Shama Street, Jerusalem.
For tickets, go to www.Encore-etc.com or call 054-578-9006 or (02) 620-3463.MIXED BAG MEANDER THROUGH THE MARKET
Learn the ins and outs of Jerusalem’s Mahaneh Yehuda market. Meet the vendors, see the bars and restaurants, look or shop at the specialty stores with guide Sybil Kaplan, shuk shopper, food writer and cookbook author. In English. NIS 45.Fridays at 10 a.m. Call (02) 671-5135 to find out where to meet and reserve a place.MUSIC LISTEN TO 'ESTHER'
The New Vocal Ensemble, together with soloists from Israel and abroad, accompanied by the early music Baroccade ensemble, performs Handel’s Esther, the first English-language oratorio and one of the most beautiful.Thursday at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art at 8:30 p.m. (03) 607-7020. Tomorrow at noon at the Jerusalem Theater as part of the Israel Festival (call *6226 for tickets). Saturday at the Greek Orthodox Church in Haifa at 12:30 p.m. For tickets, call (04) 836-3804.
NIS 100 to NIS 120.SAVOR BEETHOVEN’S SONATAS
Acclaimed pianist Amir Katz returns to Israel to perform a concert of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.May 25 at 8:30 p.m., at the Einav Center, Gan Ha’ir, Tel Aviv. Tickets at the door or call (03) 574-5005. NIS 80 to NIS 100.JOIN THE JAZZ TRIBUTE
Jazz pianist Anat Fort gives a concert entitled “Simply Loving,” her arrangements of Shalom Hanoch’s songs, as part of the Opera Jazz series. Hanoch will be a special guest in the concert. Also performing will be Gianluigi Trovesi (saxophone), Gary Wang (clarinet) and Roland Schneider (drums).Thursday at the Israel Opera, Tel Aviv. For tickets: (03) 692-7777 and www.israel-opera.co.il TAKE IN THE TANGO
Spanish-Ladino singer Yasmin Levy takes a tour with the Netanya-Kibbutzim Orchestra, performing an evening of tango music arranged by the orchestra’s musical director Yaron Gottfried. The series will also feature flamenco guitar and bandoneon.
May 28 to June 6. For details, call 077-466- 1766 MIXED BAG GET INTO THE SPIRIT
The Women’s Spirit organization, dedicated to promoting financial independence for battered women, is holding its annual fashion sale Trenda in Tel Aviv. There will be many clothes and accessories donated by the designers for NIS 20 to NIS 150, as well as a collection of designer wedding gowns for NIS 750 to NIS 1,000.May 30 from 5 to 10 p.m. June 1 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tahana Compound, Terminal 4, Tel Aviv.FASHION WITH A SPANISH FLAIR
“Dressed to Dance” brings together flamenco and fashion, presenting more than 60 fashion items created by top Spanish designers of the last century, alongside designs by artists Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. The performance is part of the Israel Festival.May 30 at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. at the Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem. For tickets, call *6226.DANCE SEE THROUGH THE HAZE
The Beijing Dance Theater will soon land in Israel for its inaugural visit. It will perform Haze by artistic director Wang Yuanyaun. The piece, danced by 19 performers, offers a taste of contemporary Chinese movement.June 5 through 8 at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit www.israel-opera.co.il.