FILM Modern Don JuanJon, a new romantic comedy that has received surprisingly good reviews, is about a New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends and church, who develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and strives to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza.TELEVISIONMurder, she saidVera is a British TV detective series based on the works of crime author Ann Cleeves, starring Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn. The utterly enjoyable series is a hit in both Britain and the US.Starts Monday on HOT VOD and later on HOT 3.MUSIC Visible SoundsA special event to mark the closing of the exhibition “Color Gone Wild” will take place at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. The event, titled “Abstraction and Spirituality in Expressionist Painting and Music,“ will include talks, segments from Kandinsky’s theater piece The Yellow Sound with vocal artist Anat Pick, Ravel’s movements from the F major String Quartet with the Carmel Quartet (pictured) and more.
Tuesday at 8 p.m. Museum entrance fee.For details: (02) 670-8813.Romantic ArtBeit Ticho in Jerusalem will host pianist and cellist The Duo Miller Schmid, performing works by Schubert, Beethoven, Ernst Bloch and Leos Janacek in a musical event titled “Romance in Sound and Color,” in conjunction with the exhibition “Gentle Storm.”Wednesday at 8 p.m. NIS 55 (members NIS 45). For tickets, (02) 670-8813/8913.The French Connection The Jerusalem Camerata Orchestra will perform Fauré’s Requiem and other French pieces in the orchestra’s second concert of the season. Participating in the concert are British soprano Sara Fox (pictured), Israeli baritone Guy Pelc and the Israel Vocal Ensemble.Tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater. Thursday at 8 p.m. at Haifa’s Rappaport Auditorium. For tickets, call 1-700- 552-000.DANCESpirited DanceJose Porcel and his acclaimed Madridbased troupe return to Israel and will open the Dance Season at the Arts Center in Herzliya with their work Libre Albedrio, The Free Spirit.Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., Thursday at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday October 17 at 9 p.m. Call 1-700-702-929 or go to http://www.hoh-herzliya.co.il/
THEATER A Comprehensive PictureThis year’s annual Tmuna Festival, a multidisciplinary celebration that spans nine days, takes place this week in Tel Aviv. The program consists of 15 new works ranging from plays and dance to sing-alongs.Until October 13. For more information, visit www.festivaltmuna.com.Here we go - againMarking 60 years on stage, Mike Burstyn returns to the Israeli stage with a variety show called With You Again. It includes sketches, monologues and songs, accompanied by five musicians.The show premieres on Saturday at the Theater Hall of Kiryat Motzkin.More performances will take place around the country. For dates and tickets, call (03) 673-2126. http://www.mikeburstyn.com/DANCEMen OnlyLes Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo from New York returns to the Israel Opera House Dance Series with an all-new program. Highly entertaining and hilariously funny, the all-male troupe dances classical ballet pieces dressed as female dancers, making audiences laugh and applaud their skillful performance at the same time.October 23 to 26 at the Opera House in Tel Aviv, October 28 in Beersheba, October 29 in Jerusalem. For tickets, call (03) 521-5200 or go to www.israel-opera.co.il or www.bimot.co.il
Singing for PeaceTickets are being snapped up quickly for the Charles Aznavour concert next month. The popular French singer, songwriter, actor and poet, who is also known for his public activism and diplomacy, will dedicate his trip to promoting the peace process.November 23 at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv. Tickets available through Eventim at 9066*.