Out and About: Top 10 things to do

The renowned Ballet de Lorraine (Nancy) premieres in Israel with a program that won't dissapoint.

Top 10 things to do (photo credit: Courtesy)
Top 10 things to do
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The 23rd spy film in the James Bond series, Skyfall, which has already received good reviews, premieres this week around the country. In this film, as MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Directed by Sam Mendes, with Daniel Craig as Bond, Javier Bardem as the villain and Helen McCrory as the Bond girl.
The prestigious traveling art exhibit Salon d’Automne, which gave Picasso and Louis Vuitton a gentle push into the world of professional art, makes its Israeli debut in Jaffa this week. There will be some 1,000 pieces and 400 artists, with media such painting, sculpture, photography, contemporary art, architecture, music, film and dance.Until Sunday at Hangar 1, Jaffa Port. Entrance is free.
The Song of Songs is the focus of a group exhibition of papercutting artists that opens today at Beit Shmuel in Jerusalem. Eight artists present their work in the art form that has become popular again in recent years, with their inspiration coming from biblical sources.
Until December 10, open daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the Hirsch Theater lobby, Beit Shmuel, Jerusalem
The Choral Fantasy musical event starts tonight in Jerusalem. Some 300 singers and 14 musical ensembles, both vocal and instrumental, participate in the event, which takes place at the YMCA and other venues. Among the participants are the Tel Aviv Soloists and the Collegium Singers, Barrocade, the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Choir, the New Vocal Ensemble, Megiddo and the Music Academy Choirs. On Saturday, the program includes several walking tours led by experienced local guides, with the YMCA as the starting point.For more details, go to www.YMCAfantasy.com
Ease Shabbat in with jazz and musical classics and a glass of fine wine in the beautiful setting of the Amphora Winery in the Carmel region tomorrow. Jazz quartet Triola, together with the Amphora winery visitors’ center, is hosting a jazz concert.Tomorrow at 3 p.m. NIS 85 including a glass of wine. Call (04) 984-0702 or e-mail info@amphorawines.com
The winner of this year’s Stage Award for Children and Youth, Emil and the Detectives returns to the Mediatech Theater in Holon on Saturday. The story of Erich Kastner’s hero and his friends is as relevant for today’s children as it was when the book was first published in 1929. In Hebrew.At 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Holon, NIS 70. Call for tickets to this play and others (03) 502-1552.
A film fund-raiser of the Talia Trust, which helps children with learning difficulties, takes place on Tuesday for its initiative at the Kiryat Haim Learning Center in Haifa. The trust was set up by Marilyn and Maurice Hyman in memory of their daughter Talia, who was killed in a car accident. The film The Kid with a Bike, winner at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, will be screened.
Haifa Cinematheque, 142 Hanassi Avenue, Haifa, 7:30 p.m. Call Marilyn, 054-489- 6880; Maurice, 054-787-6917; Lynn, 052- 362-5550; Wendy, 050-741-8960; or Helen, 054-998-0036. Donation NIS 70.
Opening this year’s dance season of the Herzliya Arts Center, the renowned Ballet de Lorraine (Nancy) premieres in Israel with a comprehensive program showcasing the best of modern dance with works by two great American choreographers, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham, as well as a work by two current French choreographers.
November 7 and 8 at 9 p.m. November 9 at 1 p.m. November 10 at 9 p.m. NIS 239-299 1-700-702-929 www.hoh-herzliya.co.il 9.RESEARCH THE LAND In his work Earth Study, Arkadi Zaides explores the individual voices of five performers from diverse backgrounds, which manifest their personal take on the subject of earth. As part of the show, the five performers map their own body, observing it as if it were an individual, private landscape shaped by its surroundings.
Suzanne Dellal Hall, Tel Aviv, tonight at 9. NIS 100, www.suzannedellal.org.il10.UPCOMING OPERA TAKE A ‘PIQUE’ The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra premieres Tchaikovsky’s opera Pique Dame (Queen of Spades), with guest conductor Vladimir Jurowsky, a host of guest solo singers, the Gary Bertini Chamber Choir and the Ankor children’s choir. The concert series will take place in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv during November starting next Thursday at 7:30 at Smolarsh Hall in Tel Aviv University. The Jerusalem concert will take place at Binyenei Ha’uma on November 13 at 7:30.Call for more information and tickets, 1-700-703-030.