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The best things to do in the week to come.

February 18, 2015 21:42
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The Estonian Choir

The Estonian Choir. (photo credit: PR)


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In 1001 Grams, a charming offbeat comedy by Norwegian director Bent Hamer, a recently divorced, work-obsessed lab technician encounters a whole new world of experience when she attends an important scientific conference in Paris. During the seminar, instead of examining the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and love that ends up on the scale.

The Rina Schenfeld Dance Theater is presenting its debut of Don’t Go Now, a performance based on songs by Idan Raichel and Shlomi Shaban. Schoenfeld chose to highlight the two singers because of their representation of Israeli society, but she didn’t imagine that the effects of Operation Protective Edge would penetrate her rehearsals in the studio and add such a strong Israeli significance to the performance.

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The main dancer, Hemi Goldin, is the brother of Hadar Goldin, who was killed during the operation. The dance piece doesn’t focus on the summer’s events but is directly influenced by them.

Wednesday at 9 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center, 5 Yehieli St., Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 604-6745; (03) 510-5656.

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony will honor the best films of 2014 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. The ceremony will be broadcast live on all YES movie channels on Sunday. The preceding week will feature films that are nominated this year, some for debut broadcasting such as The Grand Budapest Hotel (pictured), Boyhood and Nightcrawler, as well as films that won awards in the past such as Argo and 12 Years a Slave.

Live broadcast on the night between Sunday and Monday at 3:30 a.m. on HOT Gold, YES 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and YES VOD.

Due to popular demand for mid-week string quartet concerts, the Israel Conservatory of Music has added more concerts with various programs on Fridays. The Spanish Cuarteto Casals (violinists Vera Martinez and Abel Tomas, violist Jonathan Brown and cellist Arnau Tomas) will present a program of Hadyn’s String Quartet No.5 in F minor, Op.20; Mozart’s String Quartet No.19 in C major; and Brahms’s String Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op. 51.

Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 546-6228.

The 10-day Tallinn-Tel Aviv Festival is an Estonian-Israeli festival of classical and Baroque music, jazz and rock. The festival will host more than 100 musicians from Estonia that will consist of choirs, jazz ensembles, ancient music, photographic exhibitions, prominent Israeli musicians and an abundance of Nordic wind that will blow through the streets of Tel Aviv. With director, conductor and violinist Andres Mustonen.

The festival begins today (Thursday) and ends on Saturday, February 28. At Hatahana in Tel Aviv. For tickets, call *9066;

Israeli music meets Brazilian music.

Ten topnotch musicians will meet for a unique evening of bossa nova, samba and songs from the 1977 Israeli adaptation of Brazilian music “Beautiful Tropical Land.” Each of the musicians is a composer in his own right, and they all share a love of Brazil. With special Brazilian guest Suarez Dos Santos.

Tuesday at 9 p.m. at the Enav Cultural Center, 71 Ibn Gvirol St., Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 521-7763.

The 16th annual exhibition of Israeli art sponsored by Bank Hapoalim helps raise funds for the Israel AIDS Task Force association and helps support thousands of men, women and children who suffer from AIDS/HIV. The exhibition displays more than 700 works by 600 prominent Israeli artists, as well as works by students from Bezalel, Shenkar and Minshar.

Exhibition opens Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bank Hapoalim building, 63 Yehuda Halevi St., Tel Aviv. For more information:; (03) 718-8555.

A gallery opening of selected works by photographer Robert Capa, who was once described as “the world’s best war photographer.” Capa was born to a Jewish family in Budapest in 1913. The dichotomy that drove him as a pacifist war photographer is manifested in his photographs. They commemorate the margins of war: a solitary soldier or a small group of fighters.

The warmth and humanity emanating from the photographs evoke many emotions, ranging from pain to joy. Curator: Raz Samira.

Opens today (Thursday) during museum hours at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. For more information, call Orit at 054-229-1999.

The largest glass exhibition in Israel is being held for the third time. It offers a platform for glass artists to present an up-to-date picture, contribute to the discourse, boost and expand activity and enrich research in the field of glass art. Some 100 works by 61 artists are on display, covering a period of the past four years. They present new and fresh approaches, from tiny objects to statues and huge installations. Curator: Henrietta Eliezer Brunner.

Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv. For more information:

Haifa’s wine festival Salute 2015 presents 25 wineries. Every visitor will receive a wine glass and is invited to taste 120 different types of wine. There will be wine for sale, along with stalls of cheese, olive oil, dim sum and pastries. The evening will be accompanied by live jazz and Latin music and two lectures about wine.

Tonight (Thursday) from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the International Convention Center, Haifa. For more information, call 052-324-4769

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