Holiday of Holidays festival in Haifa.
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Starts today (Thursday). For details, go to www.haifahag.com.
Just as he is being forced into retirement, a CIA agent (Nicolas Cage) gets word that his longtime nemesis (Alexander Karim) has resurfaced, so he sets out on a personal mission to kill him in the thriller Dying of the Light. Written and directed by Paul Schrader.
HOLIDAY FESTIVAL IN HAIFA
The program of this year’s Holiday of Holidays festival in Haifa takes in a wide range of events and activities mainly on weekends throughout this month, with several events on Thursdays as well. There will be a rich and diverse concert program of liturgical and chamber music in Haifa’s churches and halls, art shows, walking tours and many outdoor music shows, theater, an artists’ fair and children’s activities, as well as the national children’s exhibition.
3 FOR THE LOVE OF THE GALILEE
Enjoy the beautiful days of winter in the Western Galilee with the Winter Love Festival, December 25 to 27, organized by Western Galilee Now. Taste, experience and explore the Western Galilee via numerous food and wine events, concerts and art events throughout the area.For the full program and local map, visit westgalil.org.il.
ALICE ON THE TRAPEZE
A Circus in Wonder Land is a theatrical-circus interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland, which takes the audience on a journey with Alice down the rabbit hole and farther afield. The show includes juggling, cycling, tightrope walking, acrobatics and balancing acts. For ages 4 and up.
Habimah Theater in Tel Aviv throughout Hanukka. Starts Friday. For more details, go to ycircus.co.il.
5 THE GREATEST FOR THE YOUNGEST
A new concert series entitled The Greatest Composers Especially for Children begins today at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The Israel Camerata Jerusalem with host and conductor Roni Porat and soloists present works by the great masters, beginning with Bach. On the program are excerpts from Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; Orchestral Suite No. 3; Orchestral Suite No. 2; and Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.Today (Thursday) at 5 p.m. For more information and tickets call, (03) 607-7020; www.tamuseum.com
6 SUGARPLUM FAIRIES
During Hanukka, the Israel Ballet will perform its new adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet The Nutcracker around the country.Today at 4 and 6:30 p.m. Friday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Tel Aviv University. Sunday at 4 and 6:45 p.m. at Heichal Hatarbut in Petah Tikva. Monday at noon and 5 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater. Tuesday at noon and 2 p.m. at the Haifa Auditorium. For tickets, call (03) 604-6610.
7 YOU AND YOUTUBE
Renana Raz presents a multidisciplinary dance show for children, comprised of staged reactions to YouTube videos. The show, the first of its kind in the world, creates an interaction between screened videos and live performers on stage. A fun-filled and unique experience for children and adults.
The Tel Aviv Collegium Ensemble, together with the Israel Opera soloists, will perform a concert called Voices from Heaven, featuring well-known arias and choir segments from operas and musicals by composers such as Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Gershwin and Bernstein. Conducted by Yishai Shtekler (pictured) and hosted by Alex Ansky.Wednesday at the Motzkin Theater Hall (Tel: (04) 880-6020) and December 27 at the Herzliya Performing Arts Center (Tel: (03) 540-0551).
9 AN ACADEMIC CONCERT The Symphony Orchestra of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance opens the season with a concert that features the Overture of Verdi’s La Traviata; Brahms’s Symphony No. 1; and Elgar’s Cello Concerto with cello soloist Michal Korman. Conducted by Eytan Globerson.
Monday at 8 p.m. at the YMCA in Jerusalem. For reservations, call 054-929-3405.
10 DANCE DANCE AT THE MUSEUM
A series of 10 dance performances will be presented at the Israel Museum on Tuesday evenings in conjunction with the exhibition “Out of the Circle: The Art of Dance in Israel.” The series opens on December 23 with a performance of Girls by Roy Assaf (pictured).
Tuesday at 9 p.m. in the exhibition gallery.
Tickets include entrance to the museum after 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online or at the museum ticket counter.