'A Walk in the Woods' movie.
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A Walk in the Woods
HIKING WITH BILL
is based on the hiking journal of Bill Bryson. The comedy-drama depicts Bryson, who decides to challenge himself by hiking the 2,000- mile Appalachian Trail. His plan goes awry when his old friend Stephen Katz, whom he hasn’t seen for years, joins him on the hike. With Robert Redford, Nick Nolte.
THE DIFFERENCE OF THE WORD Stories We Have Never Told
by choreographer Simone Sandroni expresses the need to tell a story but not being able to do so.
In this case, the word acts as a bridge between a huge door and complete silence.
Four characters tell their stories with words, images, movement and silence – with no relation to consequences – while fighting for attention and intimacy.Monday at 8 p.m. at the Tmuna Theater, Tel Aviv. For tickets and more information, call (03) 562-9462; www.tmu-na.org.il.
The eighth annual Piyyut Festival hosts dozens of artists, such as Ehud Banai, Riff Cohen and Victoria Hanna, as well as film screenings about the piyyut, and tours around Jerusalem. The opening concert will feature one of the greatest paytanim of our generation, Haim Louk, who will host Berry Sakharof in a performance of original songs and personal interpretations of piyyutim and prayers.
Thursday at 9 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, Jerusalem.
For tickets and more information, call (02) 621-5900; www.bac.org.il.
4 BEGGARS’ MUSIC
Bertolt Brecht’s colorful musical The Threepenny Opera
will be performed by Itay Tiran, Gadi Yagil, Yossi Gerber, Helena Yerlova and 13 other singers, accompanied by the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. The performance will be accessible to the hearing impaired, and proceeds will be donated to the cause.
Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Cameri Theater, Tel Aviv. For tickets, call 052-533-5489; michalbz.
5 DIKLA DIVA
Dikla is an Israeli artist whose popularity has grown with the release of her latest solo album Ain’t No Love Like This. Her concerts includes hits from her new album, as well as older ones such as “Good Morning” and “Look.”
Thursday at 9 p.m. at the Gray (Music Has a Home), Yehud. For more information, call (03) 613-3556.
The Indie Gallery is hosting the “Dream Photography” exhibition by Polish artist and photographer Tomasz Szerszen, who focuses on the infinite interpretation of history and the changing ability to read differently into history, connecting reality to unreality, history to dreams.Thursday at 8 p.m. until October 10 at the Indie Gallery, Tel Aviv. Gallery talk with Szerszen on Saturday at noon. For more information, call 054-498-0099; www.galleryindie.com.
DANCE TO THE MUSIC
by Ohad Naharin is an opportunity for the whole family to become acquainted with the choreographer’s work and the Batsheva Dance Company. The performance made up of a diverse collection of works by Naharin.Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 517-1471; www.batsheva.co.il.
8 MIXED BAG
WORSHIPING NIGHTS Ma’amad hakahal
is when the Israelites gathered together at the Temple at the end of the shmita year. This year, tours and activities for the whole family inspired by the ancient gathering will take place in Jerusalem’s Old City, advocating unity and equality. Expert tour guides will guide the thousands of worshipers in nightly “Slichot” to sounds of piyutim, meetings with rabbis and viewing archeology.
Thursday, Sunday and Monday at 9 p.m.
(3½-hour tours) at Jaffa Gate, Old City, Jerusalem. For tickets and more information, call *4987; (02) 626-5906. www.rova-yehudi.
LIVE IN THE VALLEY
The 16th annual Tamar Festival symbolizes the perfect intergenerational connection between the nostalgic Israeli festivals of the past and contemporary festivals fit for the younger generation. The festival will open with a performance by The Idan Raichel Project and will feature a roster of artists such as Ehud Banai, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Ivri Lider and the Angelcy.September 28 through October 2 in four locations: top of Masada; Masada Hall; Kibbutz Ein Gedi; and Neot Hakikar. For tickets, exact dates, hours and more information, see www.tamarfestival.com or call *6226; (02) 623-7000.
PARASHA ON PARCHMENT
The exhibition “Women of the Book” is the fruit of 10 years’ worth of work. Fifty-four international artists were asked to create a work of art on a parchment, each in relation to one of the weekly Torah portions.
The process resulted in a rare mosaic of interpretations and artistic languages, presented for the first time in full at the Jerusalem Biennale for contemporary Jewish Art.September 24 through November 5 (with a celebratory evening September 29 at 8 p.m.) at the First Station, Jerusalem. For more information, call (02) 653-5239; www.firststation.co.il.