Out and About: Top 10 things to do 310214

Afro-Cuban All Stars set to play their first show in Israel.

Out and About: Top 10 things to do (photo credit: Courtesy)
Out and About: Top 10 things to do
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Following an alien invasion 60 years earlier that nearly destroyed the Earth, former Marine commander Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last few humans stationed on the planet, where he and his colleague Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) are part of an operation to clean up the remaining forces of the invasion and extract the planet’s remaining resources. Oblivion, the new science fiction film, features Olga Kurylenko and Morgan Freeman.2. MIXED MAKE A PILGRIMAGE
Earth Day 2013 will be marked in Jerusa lem with several events within the frame - work of the First International Jerusalem Symposium on Green and Accessible Pilgrimage (April 21-26). The opening gala will take place at the YMCA on Sunday at 7 p.m. Other events include an international public art exhibition at the Alrov-Mamilla Esplanade, films, tours and debates. For a full program, go to www.greenpilgrimjerusalem.org.
In the surreal, flawlessly executed and often mesmerizingly disturbing production of Kmehin , choreographer Amir Kolben depicts the paradox of a society such as ours: food and the lack thereof; beauty and its intrinsically hideous counterpart; rich and poor.
Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. For more information, call Kolben Dance at (02) 624-3365.4. MUSICBLOW THE HORNJazz saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, son of John Coltrane, will be in Israel with his quintet for a concert at the Zappa Club in Tel Aviv (Tuesday) and another at the Herzliya branch (Wednesday). He is coming here on the back of the release of his latest CD, Spirit Fiction , which came out on the prestigious Blue Note record label last year.
Doors open at 8:15 p.m. The shows start at 10 p.m. at both venues. For tickets and more information: *9080 and www.zappa- club.co.il
5.GET MOONSTRUCKThe Jerusalem Camerata Orchestra performs a special Moon of Alabama concert, performing works by composers who immigrated to the US from Europe. It includes pieces by Kurt Weill, Hans Eisler and Igor Stravinsky, with conductor Yaniv Dinur, soprano Keren Hadar and violinist Matan Dagan.
Monday in Karmiel at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Ariel at 8 p.m. Next Saturday at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art at 9 p.m. and April 30 at 8 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater. Call 1-700-55-2000 6.FALL FOR RUSSIA
Russian classics will be the focus in the Music from the Hermitage concert of the Ra’anana Symphonette Orchestra.
Conductor Omer Welber (pictured) will conduct a concert of works by Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky, with Pianist Yaron Kolberg and trumpeter Sergey Tarkorov.
Wednesday and next Thursday at the Ra’anana Arts Center
Join Gallery talk at Anna’s Vienna, an exhibition that explores the visual and material culture to which artist Anna Ticho was exposed during her studies in Vienna. On view are works by Ticho, as well as by Joseph Hoffman, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Michael Thonet.
Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Hebrew with exhibition curator Timna Seligman and Jugendstil collector Anat Meidan. Free admission.
8. MIXED BAG SPRING INTO ACTION“Aviv,” the spring festival at Rishon Lezion, returns for the 14th time next month bringing a rich and variegated program including classical and world music as well as jazz and dance, fla- menco and rock. This year the festival hosts about 300 artists from around the world.May 2 to 11. For the complete program visit the site: www.springfestival.co.il For reservations call (03) 948-8688.
Jerusalem-based a cappella co-ed groups KOLture Shock and Joya join the all-women’s group Kolot to present a night of music produced entirely by voices. All three groups present repertoires of songs from multiple genres, sung in Hebrew and English.
Acappellooza Jerusalem 2013: The Hal- lelujah Concert will take place on April 29 at 8 p.m. at the Hirsch Theatre, Beit Shmuel. For tickets, call Beit Shmuel (02) 620-3463. NIS 40 in advance, NIS 50 at the door.10.WATCH THE STARS
Buena Vista Social Club founder Juan de Marcos Gonzalez is coming to Israel for the first time with Cuban superband Afro-Cuban All Stars. They will perform all the loved songs from the Buena Vista albums and more.
April 27 at Zappa Amphi Shuni, Binyamina. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Concert starts at 9 p.m. For tickets, call *9080 or visit www.afrocubanallstarsonline.com/en/