Out and About: Top 10 things to do

The Jesus and Mary Chain rock band will perform in Tel Aviv at 6 Golda Meir Street.

Out and About: Top 10 things to do (photo credit: Courtesy)
Out and About: Top 10 things to do
(photo credit: Courtesy)
1. FILM PREMIUM RUSH A crooked cop (Michael Shannon) pursues a New York City bike messenger (Joseph Gordon- Levitt) carrying a mysterious package in this urban thriller from director/ co-writer David Koepp.At selected cinemas throughout the country.
2. THEATER OUT OF THIS WORD AACI’s JTown Playhouse presents the hilarious Broadway musical 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The play is filled with lovable characters, great songs, improvisation and audience participation – four audience members are chosen to go up on stage to compete in the spelling bee and be part of the performance. With a live band. NIS 80.
Runs tonight through October 25, www.aaci.org.il
3. TOUR JAFFA AT NIGHT Every Saturday night throughout October, the public is invited to take a guided tour through stone-paved alleyways of ancient Jaffa, from Napoleon’s era to modern times, past the Greek Monastery and overlooking Jaffa Port.7 to 9 p.m., Mishkenot Ruth Daniel, 47 Jerusalem Blvd., Jaffa, (03) 682-7700.4. MIXED BAG ON THE CATWALKAvid fashionistas can revel in their field during Holon Fashion Week at the Holon Design Museum. The conference will look at the importance of clothes and cities to fashion and fashion as a multidisciplinary art form, as well as an adjunct to its commercial applications. Special guests include Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamanoto, Paris-based designer Damir Dona and New York-based architect Rafael de Cardenas.Runs October 15 through 20, www.dmh.org.il 5. MUSIC HARMONIES FROM OUTER SPACE The Voca People is an Israel-based ensemble that performs vocal theater, combining a cappella and beat-box vocals to reproduce the sounds of an entire orchestra. Join these eight friendly aliens from the planet Voca in rhythmic, vocal adaptations of nearly 70 hits, from classical music and popular tunes to movie soundtracks.Tonight, Zappa Jerusalem, www.zappaclub.co.il 6.ALL ABOUT ALONWith his rough-hewn, acoustic-based, country- flavored Englishlanguage songs, Geva Alon – the former leader of alternative rockers The Flying Baby – has established himself as one of Israel’s most accomplished singersongwriters.
Catch Alon as he performs his many hits, as well as selected songs from his latest album, In the Morning Light.
Tonight, 8, Ozen Bar, Tel Aviv, (03) 621- 5210.7.DRESS YOU UP As part of the Let the Words Do You series, as well as Holon Fashion Week, the Holon Mediatheque pays homage to fashion, garments and textiles.
Visitors will be treated to musical interludes by Eran Tzur (pictured), Yali Sobol and many more. NIS 40/50.
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., 6 Golda Meir Street, (03) 502-3000
Jesus and Mary Chain, one of the most volatile and aggressive alternative rock bands of the 1980s and ‘90s, will be in Tel Aviv for two shows this week. The band, revolving around Scottish brothers Jim and William Reid, made its mark in the mid-1980s with Psychocandy, a potent mix of punk, psychedelia and pop that set the framework for the band’s five other albums until their break-up in 1999. A reunion in 2007 found the brothers with a new set of players and returning to the limelight with a set at the Coachello festival, high- 3 4 5 6 8 7lighted by a guest vocal appearance by actress Scarlett Johansson for “Just Like Honey,” the band’s song used in her film Lost in Translation.
October 18 and 19 at 10 p.m., Barby Club, Tel Aviv, (03) 518-8123.
9. FESTIVAL MAKING THE DESERT BOOM The In D Negev Festival returns against the spectacular wilderness scenery of the Negev border at Mitzpe Gvulot, with diverse performances of the best local indie artists. The festival will host more than 70 performances, such as Daniel Zamir, Lazer Lloyd (pictured) and Noam Rotem. The festival area includes a camping space with food and drink stalls.
Runs next Thursday through Saturday, www.indnegev.co.il 10.OH, WHAT A KNIGHT!In a month-long event called The City of Lions, established in cooperation with the Venice Carnival, the Lion of Zion will host the Lion of Venice in a series of interactive events – dance, songs, poetry and street theater – in the enchanting nooks and crannies of Jerusalem’s Old City. Every Thursday evening for four weeks between 6 and 11, jugglers, dancers, singers and actors wearing medieval costumes will roam the streets of the Old City and perform for local and foreign visitors, free of charge.
Runs next Thursday through November 8, www.jerusalem-oldcity.org.il