1 FILM SIBLINGS AND OTHER ENEMIES The film This Is Where I Leave You tells the story of the Altman family, who don’t get along. But when the patriarch of the family dies, the members are forced to spend time together under the same roof for the first time in years to fulfill his final wish – to sit shiva for him. With Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne.
2 DANCE CLASSICAL BALLET The Israel Ballet will perform Don Quixote as part of the Dance Haifa series Ethos.
The classical ballet in two acts is set to music by Ludwig Minkus. The Israel Ballet is the only company in Israel that per- forms a classical ballet repertoire.
Next Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Haifa
3 SWIRLING AROUND THE MARKET Dance comes to the Mahaneh Yehuda market in Jerusalem as new performances will be staged in several bars around the shuk. Each work will be presented twice, so the audience is invited to bar hop. The first performance will be at 9 p.m. at Ca- sino de Paris. Entrance to all performances is free.
Monday from 9 p.m. until after midnight
4 BRAZILIAN TEMPERAMENT Companhia de Danca Deborah Colker, one of the leading dance companies from Brazil, will perform its new work Tatyana , inspired by Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin , with Colker herself participating.
Tatyana will be presented as part of the Israeli Op- era’s dance series. The work has received praise from critics and audiences around the world. The British Guardian called it Colker’s best work yet, while other news- papers said it was not to be missed.
Wednesday and next Thursday at 8 p.m.; October 31 at 1 p.m.; and November 1 at 9 p.m. at the Opera House, Tel Aviv. Novem- ber 4 and 5 at 8:30 at the Jerusalem Theater.
For tickets, call (03)692-7777 or *6226.
5 THEATER SHAKESPEARE AND CO.
The Cameri Theater is hosting an inter- national Shakespeare Festival starting on Tuesday, offering the best plays by the greatest dramatist of all time, with many visiting theatrical companies from around the globe, as well as local productions.
Some of the plays will be performed in English, and others will be staged with subtitles in English, Hebrew and Russian.
For example, Michael Pennington, one of the UK’s greatest classical actors, will present a one-man show titled Sweet Wil- liam , which will be performed four times starting on October 31.
For more information, go to www.cameri.
6 A RT THE CYCLE OF LIFE An exhibition of works by James Unsworth titled “Everybody Wants to Be Happy” opens tonight at 8 at the Raw Art Gallery. In this solo exhibition, the London-based art- ist provides his in- terpretation of the grotesque cycle of life by presenting three series considering the three major themes of sex/food/death combined into a grotesque, humorous, yet intricately sensitive mix.
Raw Art Gallery, 3 Shvil Hameretz, Build- ing 8, Tel Aviv; www.rawart-gallery.com
7 MUSIC JEWISH MUSIC The Ra’anana Sympho- nette Orchestra opens the concert season with the premiere of a new work by com- poser Noam Sherriff (pictured) Bein Kodesh Le’hol, with Omer We- ber as conductor and solo pianist and countertenor Yaniv D’or.
Also on the program are Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 and Mozart’s Piano Con- certo No. 20. Next Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Ra’anana Performing Arts Center.
8 SIGNATURE PERFORMANCES The Tel Aviv Museum of Art Auditorium continues the Signature Series Inter- national Stars season. On Monday at 8:30 p.m., pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell, clari- netist Moran Katz, violinist Sean Lee and cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper perform Beethoven’s Trio in B Flat Major; Shostakovich’s Trio No. 1; and Tchaikovsky’s Trio in A Minor.
On Tuesday at 8:30 p.m., La Tempesta dei Solisti features the Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, conducted by Yuri Medianik, with violinist Soyoung Yoon and pia- nist Vanessa Benelli Mosell, performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor.
9 MIXED DAYS OF WINE The 16th an- nual Mateh Yehuda Wine Festival opens tonight and will run on the weekends be- tween today and November 14 throughout the Yehuda region. The opening event takes place tonight at 7 p.m. at Mini Israel, offering visitors tastings of 26 wineries from the area. The entrance fee of NIS 60 includes unlimited tastings. During the festival, the local municipality will hold numerous guided tours.
For tickets and more information, go to http://tour-yehuda.org.il or call (02) 990-0898.
10 ONE OF THE FOLKS American folk singer/songwriter Mar- tha Wainwright is coming to Israel for two performances on November 6 and 7. The daughter of American folk singer Loudon Wainwright and Ca- nadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle, as well as the sister of Rufus Wain- wright, she has won much acclaim in her own right. She will be perform- ing solo at the Tel Aviv Zappa Club and at the Herzliya Zappa Club.
For more information, call *9080.