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THE KILLER ELITE
Gary McKendry’s globe-trotting action thriller follows the adventures
of an ex-special ops agent (Jason Statham) as he emerges from retirement
to track down his missing mentor (Robert De Niro). But accomplishing
that goal won’t be easy because a master killer (Clive Owen) has
dispatched a trio of fierce assassins to exterminate the hard-boiled
former agent by any means necessary.At selected cinemas throughout the country.KIDS WHAT’S THE BUZZ?
time for Rosh Hashana, Beit Lehem Haglilit offers a variety of
activities for kids revolving around the world of bees. Highlights
include meeting beekeepers, a costume station that lets kids dress up as
bees, and visiting the beehives, where children can learn how bees make
honey and even have a taste.
Runs Thursday through Saturday,
www.derech-hatavlinim.co.il NEW YEAR KITES In honor of Rosh Hashana, the
public is invited to Apollonia National Park to make and decorate kites
representing hopes and wishes for the new year. There will be a
communal kite-flying session over the park. Those who already own kites
can bring their own.Tomorrow through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Apollonia National Park, Herzliya.www.parks.org.il MAESTRO MAGIC
popular Opera Hour for Kids series features special productions of
opera classics performed in Hebrew by young members of the Opera Studio,
accompanied by Israel Opera pianists. One of the productions is
Mozart’s The Magic Flute, a fantasy tale of a prince who is given a
magic flute to aid him in his quest to save the queen’s daughter.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 p.m., www.israel-opera.co.il TOUR A COMIC OCCASION
Thursday throughout October, the Tower of David Museum invites the
whole family to take part in a humorous interactive tour inspired by
cartoons of the city of Jerusalem. What does the mayor of Jerusalem look
like in caricature? How do artists playfully portray the buildings, the
characters and visitors of Jerusalem? One is also required to solve
riddles, compete in missions, play huge funny memory games and listen to
Jerusalem stories. In Hebrew.Thursdays at 5 p.m., (02) 626-5333 or www.towerofdavid.org.il MUSIC MASHINA MADNESS
decades ago, the international rock world may have had U2, Queen and
R.E.M., but we had our own Mashina. Together with singer/songwriter Ehud
Banai, Mashina guitarist Shlomi Bracha co-wrote the song “Rakevet Laila
Lekahir” (Night Train to Cairo). This helped Mashina break out of
obscurity and on to the charts. Since then, Banai and Mashina have
collaborated on various projects. Now catch Israel’s all-time top rock
band as it rocks Tel Aviv’s Barby Club. NIS 120/145.Saturday at 10 p.m., 52 Kibbutz Galuyot Street. barby.co.il THEATER MADE FOR EACH OTHER
Way Off Theater presents its rendition of the Broadway classic The
Miracle Worker. Written by William Gibson, it tells the story of Anne
Sullivan’s struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to
communicate. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this passionate and
moving portrayal of a teacher’s devotion to her student. Directed by
Sara Halevi. In English. NIS 60.Monday, 8 p.m., 37 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot, Jerusalem, www.merkazedna.com- FREE ‘A-MUSE’-MENTS
in its 11th year, the Muses on Succot festival in Shoham offers a wide
range of entertainment and activities for participants of all ages.
can choose from dance shows, opera, community singing and theater to a
variety of workshops. The idea behind the festival derives from the
ushpizin custom of welcoming guests into the succa, with each tabernacle
based on a different area of the arts. The guest list includes Etti
Ankri, Dana Berger and Beatles cover band Magical Mystery Tour.
Admission is free.October 17 and 18 at Hevel Park, Shoham. See www.shoham.muni.il.FUN FOR THE LITTLE ONES
mixture of dance, theater and workshops makes up the eighth annual
Sounds of Childhood Festival over hol hamoed Succot in Holon. Highlights
include The Songs of Childhood – a trip through children’s Hebrew songs
over the decades with the talents of such entertainers as Harel Skaat,
Dafna Dekel and Hani Nahmias. Other programs include The Enchanted Hat –
a musical theater piece based on poems by Lea Goldberg, as well as the
premiere of The Jungle Book, the Holon Mediatheque’s new production of
the Kipling classic.Runs October 16 through 18, Holon Theater, 11 Kugel Street, (03) 502-3000
IT’S A DATE
The Tamar Festival, one of the premier music festivals the country has to offer, takes place over hol hamoed Succot.
in its 11th year, it is pulling out all the stops with a stellar
line-up. Throughout various locations along the Dead Sea, there will be
performances by such well-known artists as Alma Zohar, Ehud Banai,
Infected Mushroom (pictured) and Mosh Ben-Ari.Runs October 15 through 19, www.tamarfestival.com
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