Out and About: Top 10 things to do 317807

From opera to Alicia Keys, sand sculptures to train sets, we present you with a round-up of what's hot this weekend.

June 26, 2013 15:04
3 minute read.
Join the Riffraff

Join the Riffraff. (photo credit: Courtesy)


Watch the White House 
When John Cale takes his daughter on a tour of the White House the complex is overtaken by an armed paramilitary group. With the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter and the country. Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Listen to Opera 

Seventy opera singers from around the world gather for the 27th annual International Opera Workshop in Tel Aviv. This year’s program includes a production of Suzanna by Carlyle Floyd, master classes with famed opera stars and a free open-air concert at the Pisga Garden in Jaffa.

July 1-25 at the Israeli Conservatory of Music, 25 Louis Marshal Street, Tel Aviv. The gala concert will be held at the Israeli Opera. For more details and tickets, call *9066 www.eventim.co.il 

Feel the Heat 

Tel Aviv’s Nokia Arena will get very hot on July 4 when 14-time Grammy Award winner pop star Alicia Keys gives a concert as part of her Set the World on Fire world tour.

July 4 at 9 p.m. For more details, go to www.shuki.co.il.

Get Into the Spirit 

Nancy Karin Vardi, together with Oren Sela, Adam Madar and Invia Ben- Shaliach present an evening titled Some Kinda Spirit at Jaffa’s Saloona Art Bar, offering a mix of American cultural music, tales and dance from ragtime and gospel to jazz and blues.

July 3 at 8:30 p.m. at 17 Tirza Street, Jaffa 


Stand Amidst the Sand 

Sand Legends 2, the Eretz Israel Museum’s summer event, opens July 1 featuring dozens of giant sand sculptures created by artists from the Dutch International Sand Academy. The guest artists, together with local ones, will create larger-than-life action figures, children’s books characters, scenes from the Bible and more.

Daily from 7 p.m. -11 p.m. For tickets, call (03) 521-5200. For more information, go to www.eretzmuseum.org.il.

Get on Board 

An exhibition for train lovers opens July 1 at the new Train Station compound in Jerusalem. Train World 2013 presents the world of trains from the past until the present, with more than one kilometer of rails and model trains on loan from collectors around the world.

Until the end of August. For tickets and information, go to www.bimot.co.il.


Spend a White Night

Tonight’s Tel Aviv White Night events include special offers at restaurants, many special happenings at cultural hubs, art centers and clubs throughout the city, which will stay open late, free outdoor performances and workshops that will be held until the wee hours, activities for children throughout the evening and a sunrise concert at Hatzuk Beach in the north of the city with Yehudit Ravitz and other stars.



Join the Riffraff 

Maya Stern presents her dance RiffRaff as part of the Hot Dance festival, which opens Monday at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv. Experience the feeling of being part of an ecstatic crowd stomping forward, the elevating sensation of belonging to a body of people fighting for one idea, and the courage to stand up for your beliefs.

July 2 at 8:30, Inbal Hall


Go North

The Arabic theater festival Masrahid takes place July 2-4. The first festival of its kind in Israel, the festival presents seven theater productions, music shows, exhibitions and special events various venues and in the streets of old Acre.

For tickets: www.acco-tc.com or call (04) 991-4222.


Meet the Dinosaurs

A huge animated dinosaur exhibition is coming to the Weitzmann Institute’s Science Garden on July 17. Life-size moving models will be presented throughout the garden, where the institute’s guides will offer explanations to visitors, workshops and more.

Sun – Thurs 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (08) 934-4528, http://davidson.weizmann.ac.il/science-garden

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