Birth of the Phoenix.
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Feel the Mississippi mud
In the film Mud
, teenage friends Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) encounter a fugitive named Mud (Matthew McConaughey) and agree to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and reunite him with his true love, Juniper (Reese Witherspoon). Written and directed by Jeff Nichols. With Sam Shepard.At cinemas throughout the country.DESIGN Follow the masters
Works by legendary designers of the 20th century, such as Jean Prouvé, Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Verner Panton, will be on display at the new Habitat compound in Tel Aviv in an exhibition on loan from the Basel Vitra Design Museum.
Until September. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 2 Ibn Gvirol Street, Tel Aviv, (03) 695-1282, www.habitat.co.il.DANCE Watch the phoenix
The Community and Culture project presents Birth of the Phoenix, the ecological dance by Vertigo, at the First International Bank of Israel’s open-air performance square as part of the bank’s three-year cultural project.June 6 at 8 p.m. at 42 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv. Free with pre-registration. For reservations call (03) 513-0001.MIXED BAG
See the light The international Light Festival returns to the Old City of Jerusalem. Huge light installations created by artists from around the world will be placed at various historical sites. There will also be illumination performances, video projections on the buildings and musical performances, as well as a special Rock Circus show, all free of charge.June 5 to 13, from 8 p.m. to midnight, except Friday night
Taste the freshness The agriculture festival From the Field to the Plate will take place in the northern Negev over the weekends of May 31 and June 7. Cooking classes, food tours, outdoor meals and picnics and more await the visitors.For more details, go to www.habsor.co.il.ART
Focus on the abstract Hayuta Bahat was one of the few female abstract artists who were successful in Israel during the 1960s. Bahat, alongside Lea Nikel, was invited to display her work in what was known as “The Winter Show.”
Her works, life story and a new book are presented at the Museum of Art, Ein Harod.Starts June 1, Kibbutz Ein Harod.
Open Sunday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Go back to nature
A new exhibition at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, presents a selection of nature paintings from the 17th century to the present. On view are paintings by such artists as Rembrandt van Rijn, Claude Lorrain, William Turner, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Emil Nolde, Joseph Zaritsky, Avigdor Arikha and Aviva Uri.Through September 28, Israel Museum, JerusalemLet your eyes play tricks
This year’s annual exhibition in the Israel Museum’s Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education, “ArTricks,” focuses on sensory deception and on the gap between visual perception and reality. On view are 30 works from the oeuvre of master of illusion M.C. Escher, alongside 50 works by other well-known artists.June 2 to February 15, Israel Museum, Jerusalem MUSIC Listen to the new Mozart
This year’s Voice of Music Festival in Kfar Blum will present a collaboration between classical and jazz musicians.
Another attraction is eight-year-old composer Alma Deutcher (pictured), known in England as “the new Mozart,” who will play the violin and the piano and perform her own compositions.July 30 to August 3, Kfar Blum DANCE
The Boris Eifman Ballet Company returns to Israel with Rodin, a new work by the founder of the Russian company, which focuses on the life of sculptor Auguste Rodin and his muse Camille Claudel.Five shows starting July 10 as part of the Israeli Opera’s Dance series.
For tickets and more information, call (03) 692-7777 or go to www.tkts.co.il.