Out and About: Top 10 things to do 314913

The Community and Culture project presents Birth of the Phoenix, the ecological dance by Vertigo.

May 30, 2013 17:12
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Birth of the Phoenix

Birth of the Phoenix. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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.


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.


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.


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.


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, Jerusalem

Let 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


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


Rediscover Rodin

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.

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