Out and About: Top 10 things to do

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will be performing in Israel for the first time as guests of the Herzliya Heichal Hatarbut.

Aspen Santa Fe dance 311 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Aspen Santa Fe dance 311
(photo credit: Courtesy)
After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis (Paul Rudd) competes with her current baseball-playing beau (Owen Wilson).
At cinemas around the country.
The second weekend of Jerusalem “Winter Childhood” celebration offers more exciting events (in Hebrew) throughout the city. Go on a scavenger hunt, a picnic at the YMCA or enjoy the children’s opera The Magic Flute at the Museum of Italian Jewry. There will be kids’ films at the Cinematheque and tours and activities at major museums.
For information go to www.yaldut.jerusalem.muni.il or call *2302
Yambakerah – an ice-skating rink – opens in Kikar Safra in Jerusalem today, and will stay open until April 14. Local ice-skating champions and young hockey players, as well as one amateur, Mayor Nir Barkat, will participate in the opening-night show. The 500-squaremeter rink will be open for children and adults weekdays from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays until 2 p.m. and Saturday after Shabbat until midnight.
Tickets NIS 30 to NIS 40 with reductions for Jerusalem residents.
For the first time, the celebrated Portuguese- Creole singer Lura will visit Israel as part of the Women’s Festival. Lura, a delightful performer who has performed with Cesaria Avora, has traveled around the world with her unique musical style that is a mixture of many influences such as Portuguese pop, Caribbean jazz, African and soul music.
Tomorrow at 10 p.m., at the Holon Theater, Sderot Kugel 11. (03)502-3001 NIS 155 to NIS 180. www.hth.co.il
THREE IS ROMANTIC The Einav Cultural Center presents the Romantic Trio – Hagai Shaham on violin, Rafael Wolfish on cello and Arnon Erez on piano. The three will be playing pieces by Grieg, Mendelssohn and Brahms on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the center in a classical combination of romance and music.
J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor, one of the greatest works of all time is performed by the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, directed by British conductor Andrew Parrott, with sopranos Claire Meghnagi and Revital Raviv, mezzo-soprano Petra Noskaiova (Austria), tenor Nicholas Mulroy (UK), baritone Yair Polishook, who will sing also the choir part, with the help of five more soloists.
Sunday, 8:30 p.m. at the Enav Center, Tel Aviv, and Monday, 9 p.m. at the Henry Crown Auditorium, Jerusalem Theater.

NIS 110 to NIS 155. Jerusalem: Bimot, Rehov Shamai 8, (02) 623-7000, Tel Aviv: Shtricker at Enav, (03) 546-6228
Winner of the first season of A Star is Born in Israel and a local mega star, Ninet (no need for a surname), who has just finished an unplugged tour around the country, will be joined by 40 members of the Ra’anana Symphonette for a one-time concert, as part of the Classical-Rock series of the Israeli Opera House. Under the baton of Ro’i Oppenheim, Ninet will perform songs from her repertoire, arranged for classical orchestra.

Monday, 9 p.m., The Israeli Opera House, Sderot Shaul Hamelech 19. NIS 135 to NIS 175. www.israel-opera.co.il

American jazz pianist Ted Rosenthal and his band will be playing in Tel Aviv in a concert whose first half consists of tunes from the musical The King and I by Rodgers and Hammerstein arranged for jazz trio, and the second half which will be devoted to Rosenthal’s own arrangements of jazz giant Thelonious Monk’s tunes, for quintet. With Martin Wind, bass, Quincy Davis, drums, Michael Rodriguez, trumpet and Joel Frahm, saxophones.
Tomorrow, 9:30 p.m. at the Israeli Opera House, Sderot Shaul Hamelech 19.

NIS 115 to 199. (03) 692-7777.

The sixth Eilat Chamber Music Festival will take place at the Eilat Theater with an international line-up that includes Gabrieli Consort and Players, Maria Juncal, Pieter Wispelwey, Elisabeth von Magnus, Dejan Lazic, Jerusalem Quartet, Chloe Hanslip, iPalpiti, Maxim Rysanov, Antony Pay and many others. The festival will mark the opening leg of the European tour of Gabrieli Consort and Players with J S. Bach’s St. John Passion, conducted by Paul McCreesh. The festival will also present the Spanish Flamenco dancer Maria Juncal and her ensemble in the performance Tercera Llamada. There will also be a special concert entitled “The Venetian Masque,” with music, theater and comedy from the 16th and 17th centuries, performed by singers and musicians playing historical instruments.
March 17-26. www.eilat-festival.com.
UPCOMING THE DANCING DOZEN Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will be performing in Israel for the first time as guests of the Herzliya Heichal Hatarbut. With works by some of the greatest choreographers and under artistic management of Tom Mossbrucker, the troupe of 12 dancers, considered one of North America’s best contemporary dance companies, has been touring the world. Here they will perform three works: Where We Left Off, by Nicolo Fonte, Stamping Ground by Jiri Kylian and Red Sweet by Jorma Elo.
Haifa Auditorium, March 29; Herzliya Arts Center, March 30 to April 2. Call 1-700-70-29-29 for more information and tickets. NIS 239 to NIS 269.